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Kansas City Chiefs Vs San Francisco 49ers In Super Bowl LIV

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In the NFL’s 100th season, Super Bowl LIV (54) is set with the Kansas City Chiefs squaring off against the San Francisco 49ers. The lineup features two head coaches who have never won a Super Bowl ring and clearly have something to prove this time around.

Here are some highlights from both Conference Championship games:

In the AFC, last season’s MVP Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw for three touchdowns and ran for a fourth in a spectacular performance to beat the Tennessee Titans 35-24.  The Chiefs will make their first appearance in the Super Bowl in 50 years.

In the NFC, the San Francisco 49ers dominated the Green Bay Packers for a 37-20 win thanks to star performances from quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and running back Raheem Mostert (who scored four touchdowns and rushed for 220 yards).

The Super Bowl is slated for Feb. 2 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

 

 

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Drew Rosenhaus Terminated Relationship With Brown, Bengals/Browns Marijuana Petition, Giants Hire First Female Coach

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Drew Rosenhaus terminated his relationship with troubled wide receiver Antonio Brown until Brown gets the help he needs. Brown was released from the Oakland Raiders at the beginning of the 2019 season then was picked up by the New England Patriots. After sexual assault allegations surfaced, he was released from the Patriots and is now currently a free agent (with no agent).

Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns fans are petitioning the State Medical Board of Ohio to legally obtain medical marijuana. Even though most submissions deal with medical illnesses, there was an actual detailed submission called “Bengals/Browns Fans” outlining the need for marijuana due to suffering from their teams’ losing season(s) and inability to ever win a Super Bowl.

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The San Francisco Giants hired the first female full-time coach in Major League Baseball history. Alyssa Nakken will be an assistant under Giants manager Gabe Kapler.

 

 

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Conference Championships Set: 49ers/Packers, Chiefs/Titans, Browns Hire Head Coach

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The NFL Conference Championships are set. In the NFC, the San Francisco 49ers will host the Green Bay Packers, and in the AFC the Kansas City Chiefs will host the Tennessee Titans.

In some highlights from the Divisional round, the 49ers won their first playoff game in 6 years in their 27-10 win over the Minnesota Vikings. In their 51-31 victory over the Houston Texans, the Kansas City Chiefs became the first team in NFL history to come back from a 21 point deficit to win a playoff game by at least 20 points. The Green Bay Packers held off a Seattle Seahawks attempted comeback to win 28-23, and the Tennessee Titans’ running back Derrick Henry continued to shine in their big 28-12 win over the Baltimore Ravens.

The last NFL head coaching vacancy has been filled. The Cleveland Browns hired 37-year old Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski.

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Divisional-Round Playoffs, Derrick Henry Buys Line Rolex Watches, $10 Mill Ads From Trump/Bloomberg, Embiid Surgery

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The divisional-round NFL playoffs this weekend will determine which teams we’ll see in the Conference Playoffs on January 19th. First up is the Vikings vs 49ers at 4:35 ET, then Titans vs Ravens at 8:15 pm ET on Saturday Jan 11th, followed by the Texans at Chiefs at 3:05 pm and Seahawk at Packers at 6:4o pm ET on January 12th.

Prior to flying to their flight to Baltimore, Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry treated his offensive line to Rolex watches for helping him win the NFL’s 2019 rushing title. In training camp, Henry promised his line he’d reward them if he achieved his goals.

The Super Bowl will be a prime venue for Presidential politics as both President Trump and Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg purchased $10 million dollar 60-second commercial spots to run during the game on February 2nd.

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Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid underwent surgery (dislocated finger) on his hand on Friday and, according to reports, will miss at least 1-2 weeks. Even though his absence will be felt by the team, the Sixers managed to pull out a big 109-98 win over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night.

 

 

 

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Wild Card Weekend Upsets, Brady A Free Agent, Garrett Finally Fired

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The defending Super Bowl champions, the New England Patriots, lost in the first round of the NFL playoffs for the first time since 2009. The Patriots fell to the Tennessee Titans 13-20. The Titans will play the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC divisional round. Now that the Patriots are out of the playoffs, everyone is talking about quarterback Tom Brady’s future. For the first time in his career, the 42-year-old is a free agent, but according to reports, he has no plans to retire.

The Houston Texans eked out a victory over the Buffalo Bills thanks to a stellar performance from quarterback Deshaun Watson who led his team from a double-digit deficit in the second half and set up the game-winning field goal in overtime for a 22-19 win. The Texans will face the Kansas City Chiefs in the next round.

The Minnesota Vikings pulled out a 26-20 victory over the New Orleans Saints and will face the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC divisional round. After the Seattle Seahawks knocked off the Philadelphia Eagles, they will take on the Green Bay Packers in the other NFC divisional round.

Here is the full schedule (all times Eastern):

Divisional round

Titans at Ravens: January 11th, 8:15 pm

Vikings at 49ers: January 11th, 4:35 pm

Texans at Chiefs: January 12th, 3:05 pm

Seahawks at Packers: January 12th, 6:40 pm

In other football news and after endless rumors, the Dallas Cowboys finally announced they will not renew head coach Jason Garrett’s contract.

 

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Pro Football Hall Of Fame Class Finalists, Garett Likely Ending Time With Cowboys

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The finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2020 have been revealed, and former Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu and former Indianapolis Colts receiver Reggie Wayne made the cut in their first year of eligibility. The other finalists named include LeRoy Butler (Packers), Torry Holt (Rams/Jaguars), Sam Mills (Saints/Panthers), Zach Thomas (Dolphins/Cowboys), Bryant Young (49ers), Steve Atwater (Broncos/Jets), Tony Boselli (Jaguars), Isaac Bruce (Rams/49ers), Alan Faneca (Steelers/Jets/Cardinals), Steve Hutchinson (Seahawks/Vikings/Titans), Edgerrin James (Colts/Cardinals/Seahawks), John Lynch (Buccaneers/Broncos), Richard Seymour (Patriots/Raiders).

The day before Super Bowl 54 (LIV) on February 1st, up to five of these finalists will be chosen for the Hall of Fame.

No official word yet, but the Dallas Cowboys could be moving on from head coach Jason Garrett. Garrett’s contract expires on January 14th, and according to sources, owner/general manager Jerry Jones has decided not to renew his contract.

 

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Warriors Big Win Over Rockets, Leonard Leads Clippers Over Lakers, Kaep’s New Shoe

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The Golden State Warriors have had a tough season, but with the help of Damion Lee (Stephen Curry’s brother-in-law) who scored a career-high 15 rebounds and added 22 points, the Warriors managed a big win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday. The Warriors 116-104 victory ended the Rockets four-game winning streak and held the Rockets’ James Harden to only 24 points.

In another Christmas Day game, the Los Angeles Clippers held on for a win over their cross-town rivals, the Los Angles Lakers. LeBron was not in full form after suffering a groin injury, while the Rockets’ Kawhi Leonard added a much-needed 35 points in the 111-106 victory.

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Nike has gone all-in backing controversial quarterback Colin Kaepernick by releasing a  $110 Air Force 1x shoe with a silhouette of his likeness on the back and the date, 08-14-16, on the sole. The date is the first game Kaepernick did not stand for the National Anthem. According to reports, the shoe sold out on the first day of its release (although Nike isn’t making sales figures public).

 

 

 

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Bengals Lose But Get First Round Pick, Cowboys Iffy, Ravens Clinch AFC #1 Seed, Isaiah Thomas Ejection Over Frosty

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With just one week left to go in the NFL regular season, some teams have secured their fate. Below are just a few highlights. For the full playoff picture, click here.

The Cincinnati Bengals lost again (38-35 overtime defeat to the Miami Dolphins) and now hold the worst record in the NFL. The only good news is their horrible season secures them the top pick in the NFL draft.

The Dallas Cowboys might miss out on the playoffs after their 17-9 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

With a win over the Cleveland Browns, the Baltimore Ravens clinched the AFC’s #1 seed and home-field advantage.

The New England Patriots secured the AFC East title with a win over the Buffalo Bills, but will need a win in week 17 to get a first-round bye in the playoffs.

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The NBA ejected Washington Wizard guard Isaiah Thomas and will suspend him for two games for walking into the stands during the loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. Isaiah had just made one of two free throws when the spectator raised “both of his middle fingers and said, ‘F—you, b—-,’ three times.” Thomas confronted the spectator and said, “Don’t be disrespectful. I’m a man before anything. Be a fan.” The man said, “I’m sorry, I just wanted a Frosty.” The 76ers were holding a promotion where fans won a frozen dessert if their opponents missed two free throws in a row. The NBA has a zero-tolerance policy for their fans, so they banned the spectators and revoked the seats from the season-ticket holder for the rest of the season.

 

 

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Giannis Career-Best Five 3-Pointers, Jags Move Clocks Back After Coughlin Firing

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The reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo had 34 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists in his Milwaukee Bucks’ 111-104 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night. Giannis recorded a career-best five three-pointers but remained humble in his post-game interview saying, “I think the most important thing is trying to stay humble. When you win MVP and you win 60 games, it’s hard. You feel like, ‘What else?’ But at the end of the day, I realize, and my family realizes, I’m not supposed to be here. I wasn’t the No. 1 pick like AD was, like LeBron was. I ain’t supposed to be here. I ain’t supposed to go up against these two. I’m just happy I’m here.”

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Now that the Jacksonville Jaguars have fired Tom Coughlin, the Jags equipment staff moved the clocks back to their original time. When Coughlin was with the team he moved the clocks back five minutes. He believed, “if you’re not five minutes early to a meeting or commitment, you’re considered late.” He also excessively fined players for rules infractions which is why he was ultimately fired. The NFL Players Association even went as far as recommending players consider his conduct when selecting their next club.

 

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Chris Paul Buys Custom Suits For Teammates, Jags Fire Coughlin Again

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Chris Paul bought custom-made suits for his Oklahoma City teammates. He outfitted every player on the Thunder roster in Wednesday night’s big comeback win over the Memphis Grizzlies. Paul said he wanted to show his investment in the team where he landed after being traded from the Houston Rockets last summer. He also reflected on the fact that as a kid he didn’t have nice things and wanted to give his teammates a gift. He said the best part was that the whole team came together. His teammate Steven Adams, who isn’t fond of dressing up, initially resisted wearing the suit, but then realized he could wear his “Peaky Blinders” hat with the outfit.

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Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan fired the head of the Jags’ front office, Tom Coughlin. The firing comes two days after the NFL Players Association encouraged players to be cautious about signing with the Jaguars due to the team issuing excessive fines. The letter from the NFLPA stated that “25% of the grievances filed by NFL players have been against the club and that players.” This is the second time the Jaguars have fired Coughlin. He was also the team’s coach and GM from 1995-2002.

 

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