Archive for January 29th, 2016

Broncos Wear White, Grounds Crew Big SB Mistake, Phelps In Curtain of Distraction, Williams & Djokovic In Final

FOOTBALL

Who says outfits don’t matter? Not John Elway. The Denver Broncos GM announced his team will be doing something a little bit differently than they did two years ago when the Seattle Seahawks destroyed them 43 to 8 in Super Bowl XLVIII. The team decided to wear their white away jerseys for Super Bowl 50, despite technically being the “home team.” The main reason? The Broncos have never won a Super Bowl while wearing orange. They’re 0-4 in orange, 1-1 wearing white and 1-0 wearing blue alternative jerseys.

In other Super Bowl news, the grounds crew in charge of painting the end zones at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, accidentally painted two Broncos end zones. They painted over one side with the Panthers logo and all will be fine by Feb 7th, but you can imagine their embarrassment when they realized their mistake.

BASKETBALL

Michael Phelps 2The Arizona State’s “Curtain of Distraction” is well know in college basketball circles. The “Curtain” is pulled out by the students to distract free throw shooters. On Thursday night, ASU took it to another level by having Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps appear from behind the curtain clothed in only his speedo and Olympic medals. The distraction worked as Oregon State’s shooter missed both foul shots.

TENNIS

Serena Williams crushed it in the semifinals against Agnieszka Radwanska. Williams finished her opponent off relatively quickly, winning straight sets and wrapping things up with a final game that included three aces in a row. Williams has a chance for her 22nd Grand Slam title. First, she has to face down Angelique Kerber in the finals.

Meanwhile, Roger Federer fell to top seed Novak Djokovic in the men’s semifinals. It was the 45th meeting for the two players. Djokovic is now on top of the rivalry, with a record of 23-22 against Federer in head-to-head matches.

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