Source Sports | Sports News – The Source http://thesource.com Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:23:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.3 Jamaica’s first women’s Olympic bobsled team just made history http://thesource.com/2018/02/22/jamaicas-first-womens-olympic-bobsled-team-just-made-history/ http://thesource.com/2018/02/22/jamaicas-first-womens-olympic-bobsled-team-just-made-history/#respond Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:55:45 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=431413 And the internet is all here for it! The Jamaican women’s bobsled team made their Olympic debut on Tuesday, becoming the first women’s team from Jamaica to take part in the competition. Thirty years after the four-man Jamaican bobsled team debuted at the Olympics in Calgary, Canada—and inspired the movie Cool Runnings—Jamaica sent Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian […]

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And the internet is all here for it!

The Jamaican women’s bobsled team made their Olympic debut on Tuesday, becoming the first women’s team from Jamaica to take part in the competition.

Thirty years after the four-man Jamaican bobsled team debuted at the Olympics in Calgary, Canada—and inspired the movie Cool Runnings—Jamaica sent Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian and Carrie Russell to Pyeongchang to continue the island’s bobsledding legacy.

Teammates Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian and Carrie Russell had a tough time making it to the games after losing their coach, sponsors, and sled shortly before the competition. However, with some help from the Jamaican beer company Red Stripe, the team was able to secure a sled and make it to the Olympics.

Here are some of the reactions from Twitter:

As for the competition, Germany took home Gold, USA took Silver and Canada Bronze. Jamaica didn’t make it to the podium on Wednesday at the 2018 Winter Olympics, but that hasn’t stopped the internet from cheering for the squad in good spirits.

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Youth Baseball Team In Missouri Holds Raffle For AR-15 Rifle Following Florida School Shooting http://thesource.com/2018/02/19/youth-baseball-team-missouri-holds-raffle-ar-15-rifle-following-florida-school-shooting/ http://thesource.com/2018/02/19/youth-baseball-team-missouri-holds-raffle-ar-15-rifle-following-florida-school-shooting/#respond Tue, 20 Feb 2018 02:23:06 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=431012 A group of third-graders in Missouri are selling raffle tickets for an AR-15 — the type of rifle used in the deadly Florida shooting last week. The third-graders are selling the raffle tickets to raise money for their traveling baseball team, according to media reports. The coach of the baseball team, Levi Patterson, said the […]

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A group of third-graders in Missouri are selling raffle tickets for an AR-15 — the type of rifle used in the deadly Florida shooting last week.

The third-graders are selling the raffle tickets to raise money for their traveling baseball team, according to media reports. The coach of the baseball team, Levi Patterson, said the idea for the raffle was thought of before the shooting occurred last week at a Florida high school.

Patterson said he thought about changing the item for the raffle, but decided to “turn it into a positive thing” after “getting the hate.”

Patterson said the team has received many donations since the Florida shooting, according to the Star.

“Gun raffles have been going on for years,” Patterson wrote in a comment on Facebook. “Evil has and will always exist. Our hearts break for those involved, and we do not take that lightly.”

The rifle was offered for the raffle by a father of one of the players.

Last week, a gunman opened fire at a high school in Florida, killing 17 people and wounding 14 others. The shooting has sparked renewed calls for gun control, as students who survived the shooting demand action from lawmakers.

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Slovenian Athlete Writes #FreeMeekMill On His Snowboard During Run In 2018 Olympics http://thesource.com/2018/02/17/slovenian-athlete-writes-freemeekmill-snowboard-run-2018-olympics/ http://thesource.com/2018/02/17/slovenian-athlete-writes-freemeekmill-snowboard-run-2018-olympics/#respond Sat, 17 Feb 2018 19:37:17 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=430833 Meek Mill has fans in both Philly and abroad, including even Slovenia. During an Olympic qualifying round for the men’s half-pipe earlier this week, 19-year-old Slovenian snowboarder Tit Stante publicly stanned for Meek without saying a word. Following his run, he picked up his board and on the bottom was a magic markered message for […]

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Meek Mill has fans in both Philly and abroad, including even Slovenia.

During an Olympic qualifying round for the men’s half-pipe earlier this week, 19-year-old Slovenian snowboarder Tit Stante publicly stanned for Meek without saying a word. Following his run, he picked up his board and on the bottom was a magic markered message for the rapper, but also, the Philadelphia justice system: #FreeMeekMill.

You’ll recall Meek has been jailed for months for violating probation, a controversial decision on the judge’s part that has sparked a wave of backlash and, briefly, a federal investigation.

Unfortunately, Stante didn’t qualify for the event in the Olympics, but he’s a winner to Meek fans everywhere.

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[WATCH]LeBron James, Kevin Durant Discuss President Trump, Race Relations On ESPN’s “Rolling With The Champion” http://thesource.com/2018/02/16/watchlebron-james-kevin-durant-discuss-president-trump-race-relations-espns-rolling-champion/ http://thesource.com/2018/02/16/watchlebron-james-kevin-durant-discuss-president-trump-race-relations-espns-rolling-champion/#respond Sat, 17 Feb 2018 02:09:07 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=430799 Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James and Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant are two players that have been unafraid to speak out against socio-political issues that affect Black men within the United States and the duo did so again in a new video piece that was shot last month for Uninterrupted. During what was a […]

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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James and Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant are two players that have been unafraid to speak out against socio-political issues that affect Black men within the United States and the duo did so again in a new video piece that was shot last month for Uninterrupted.

During what was a near-17 minute conversation between James, Durant, and ESPN anchor Cari Champion, the perennial All-Stars discussed the current climate of race relations in the country and President Donald Trump’s impact on that climate. Both James and Durant have publicly criticized President Trump in the past, Durant saying in August, “I don’t respect who’s in office right now,” and LeBron called Trump a “bum” a month later. No, they didn’t hold back this time either.

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San Francisco 49ers Linebacker Reuben Foster Arrested On Domestic Violence Charges http://thesource.com/2018/02/12/san-francisco-49ers-linebacker-reuben-foster-arrested-domestic-violence-charges/ http://thesource.com/2018/02/12/san-francisco-49ers-linebacker-reuben-foster-arrested-domestic-violence-charges/#respond Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:29:30 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=430113 San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster was arrested Sunday for allegedly committing domestic violence and having illegal weapons. The 2017 first-round draft pick was also arrested and charged with second-degree possession of marijuana on Jan. 12. Foster’s bail was set at $75,000 and he was released later Sunday evening. “The San Francisco 49ers organization is […]

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San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster was arrested Sunday for allegedly committing domestic violence and having illegal weapons.

The 2017 first-round draft pick was also arrested and charged with second-degree possession of marijuana on Jan. 12.

Foster’s bail was set at $75,000 and he was released later Sunday evening.

“The San Francisco 49ers organization is aware of the report regarding Reuben Foster,” the team said in a release obtained by multiple reporters. “We take matters of this nature seriously and are gathering all pertinent information.”

According to the Los Gatos Monte Sereno Police Department, “Foster was arrested Sunday morning after cops responded to a welfare check and possible disturbance call. They say the 49ers star was arrested without incident. He was booked on three separate charges — domestic violence, threats and possession of an assault weapon. No further details were immediately available.”

The NFL is trying to clean up its image and allowing men who allegedly beat women won’t be tolerated. The Ray Rice incident forced the NFL to aggressively pursue change when it comes to dealing with players arrested for charges related to violence against women.

TheSource.com will bring you details on this story as it develops.

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John Cena set to Publish children’s book series http://thesource.com/2018/02/06/john-cena-set-publish-childrens-book-series/ http://thesource.com/2018/02/06/john-cena-set-publish-childrens-book-series/#respond Tue, 06 Feb 2018 18:25:40 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=429198 John Cena has just revealed his latest career pivot and it is becoming a children’s book author! The WWE superstar-turned-actor will make his authorial debut with a new line of children’s books published by Random House Books for Young Readers, the imprint announced on Tuesday. The books will focus on a boisterous family of monster […]

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John Cena has just revealed his latest career pivot and it is becoming a children’s book author!

The WWE superstar-turned-actor will make his authorial debut with a new line of children’s books published by Random House Books for Young Readers, the imprint announced on Tuesday.

The books will focus on a boisterous family of monster trucks named Elbow Grease, Pinball, Flash, Crash, and Tank. The first title to publish in the series will be Elbow Grease, a picture book that follows the titular monster truck, who is smaller than his four brothers but on a mission to prove that he has the guts, grit, and gumption to do big things.

The series was inspired by Cena’s own experiences growing up, and the books are designed to teach kids the value of perseverance and believing in yourself.

John Cena says “with Elbow Grease and the books to follow, I want to offer kids a fun and engaging way to learn about the power of ambition, dedication, and heart, these concepts have been transformative in my life, from my childhood up to now, and it’s so important to me to pass the positivity on and help our youngest generation see that right mindset is key to achievement.”

Elbow Grease will be illustrated by Howard McWilliam, and is due to release later this year on October 9th. According to Random House Books for Young Readers, Cena will also publish a range of multi-format books, including board, Step into Reading early readers, and novelty formats.

Cena’s new series isn’t his first venture into the world of children’s entertainment. The book news comes less than one month after the release of Cena latest film Ferdinand, in which Cena voices a pacifist bull struggling to escape to freedom.

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Rae Sremmurd Releases New Single “T’d Up” http://thesource.com/2018/02/06/rae-sremmmurd-releases-new-single-td/ http://thesource.com/2018/02/06/rae-sremmmurd-releases-new-single-td/#respond Tue, 06 Feb 2018 16:53:44 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=429244 Shortly after the news that Rae Sremmurd’s third Sremm Life chronicle would come in the form of a triple disc album, the duo wasted no time in releasing the first single from the project titled “T’d Up.” On the eve of Super Bowl Sunday, Mike Will Made It took to Twitter to let it be […]

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Shortly after the news that Rae Sremmurd’s third Sremm Life chronicle would come in the form of a triple disc album, the duo wasted no time in releasing the first single from the project titled “T’d Up.” On the eve of Super Bowl Sunday, Mike Will Made It took to Twitter to let it be known “SremmSeason” would indeed begin this week. Without the day even completely passing, “T’d Up” was released, and was the topic of all social media discussion, as fans were filled with excitement to be that much closer to the release of the album and insight into what this album will possibly sound like.

T’d up is produced by Swae Lee, Metro Boomin, and Chopsquad. Mike Will Made it clear that he is executive producing the album but there are other producers all over it. He was sure to express to a fan that they are after hits and if sharing the wealth is necessary to make those hits, they are all for it.

T’d Up has already been secured as the promo audio for the ESPN NBA’s Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers promotional video for this Sunday’s faceoff. You can watch the promo video below and stream Rae Sremmurd’s new single here.

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Super Bowl 49 Hero, Malcolm Butler Benched in Patriots SB Loss http://thesource.com/2018/02/05/super-bowl-49-hero-malcolm-butler-benched-in-patriots-sb-loss/ http://thesource.com/2018/02/05/super-bowl-49-hero-malcolm-butler-benched-in-patriots-sb-loss/#respond Mon, 05 Feb 2018 20:45:41 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=429119 Malcolm Butler became a big name after his unbelievable interception in the final moments of Super Bowl 49 giving the the Patriots the win over the Seahawks and earning their 4th Super Bowl. Butler was praised by fans and Super Bowl 49 MVP Tom Brady even gifted Butler with a new car for his big […]

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Malcolm Butler became a big name after his unbelievable interception in the final moments of Super Bowl 49 giving the the Patriots the win over the Seahawks and earning their 4th Super Bowl.

Butler was praised by fans and Super Bowl 49 MVP Tom Brady even gifted Butler with a new car for his big play. The car typically goes to the MVP, but Brady knew how big Butler’s game saving interception was and offered it to the now 27-year-old Corner.

Three seasons later, Butler was sidelined by Head Coach Bill Belichick and only touched the field during Special Teams. The reasoning was not clear, but Butler’s benching was not for  disciplinary reasons. Coach Belichick told the media that he wanted to give his team, “the best chance to win,” obviously feeling that Malcolm Butler who finished the regular season with 55 tackles and 2 interceptions was not up to the task of defending the Eagles receivers.

Eric Rowe stepped in as the starting corner and reportedly found out he was starting right before kickoff. During the Pink sung National Anthem, Butler was seen sobbing on the sideline perhaps because he had just found out he was benched.

Had Butler started, he most likely would’ve been responsible for Eagles number one receiver, Alshon Jeffery, who finished the game with 3 catches for 73 yards and a touchdown — somewhat modest numbers for a player of his caliber. Jeffery had an explosive first half but was quiet during the second half as Super Bowl 52 MVP Nick Foles began to spread the ball around throwing for 373 yards and 3 touchdowns and even getting a receiving touchdown on a 4th and goal trick play.

Former Patriot, Brandon Browner, who played opposite Butler in 2014 sounded off on social media following the loss. “A locker room was divided pre game, most yds ever given up in a SB game, and your best defender over the past 3 seasons doesn’t get a snap. You [were] hurt and burnt where he was needed tonight #foolishpride.”

The Patriots and Eagles did in fact combine for the most yards in a Super Bowl game last night. The game was heavily reliant on offense with the final score of 41-33, the most points the Patriots gave up this year since their opening day loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

With a Super Bowl loss weighing heavy on the Patriots it is not unreasonable to ask what if their one time Super Bowl savior had played.

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Indianapolis Colts’ Edwin Jackson Killed By A Suspected Drunk Driver http://thesource.com/2018/02/05/indianapolis-colts-edwin-jackson-killed-suspected-drunk-driver/ http://thesource.com/2018/02/05/indianapolis-colts-edwin-jackson-killed-suspected-drunk-driver/#respond Mon, 05 Feb 2018 16:13:23 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=429109 Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson was killed by a suspected drunken driver early Sunday morning, according . He was 26. Another man, Jeffrey Monroe, was also killed after being struck. According to the reports, the two were standing near a stopped vehicle when a pickup truck drove onto the emergency shoulder, striking them. Monroe was believed […]

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Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson was killed by a suspected drunken driver early Sunday morning, according .

He was 26.

Another man, Jeffrey Monroe, was also killed after being struck.

According to the reports, the two were standing near a stopped vehicle when a pickup truck drove onto the emergency shoulder, striking them. Monroe was believed to be a ride share operator and stopped on the side of the road to help Jackson who became hill.

The driver was suspected to be intoxicated and was driving without a license, according to police.

Jackson, originally from Atlanta, went to Georgia Southern University. He was signed to the Colts in January 2016 and was placed on injured reserve in Septmeber 2017. He also played for the Arizona Cardinals.

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Pink Battling the Flu Before Super Bowl 2018 Performance http://thesource.com/2018/02/04/pink-battling-flu-super-bowl-2018-performance/ http://thesource.com/2018/02/04/pink-battling-flu-super-bowl-2018-performance/#respond Sun, 04 Feb 2018 17:32:27 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=428995 Pink revealed on Saturday via Instagram that she has the flu, but is determined to sing the National Anthem at the 2018 Super Bowl on Sunday as planned. Despite her ailment, she did perform on Friday at the pre-game Nomadic Live! event at The Armory in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the city where the New England Patriots […]

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Pink revealed on Saturday via Instagram that she has the flu, but is determined to sing the National Anthem at the 2018 Super Bowl on Sunday as planned.

Despite her ailment, she did perform on Friday at the pre-game Nomadic Live! event at The Armory in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the city where the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles will face off at the NFL championship.

“Trying to practice the flu away,”

Pink wrote on Instagram. “I’ve been waiting to sing this song [“The Star Spangled Banner”] since 1991 when I saw my idol, Whitney Houston, own this song. And now, my chance has finally come. And it just so happens that this chance comes when I have two small Petri dish kids who literally cough INTO MY MOUTH and rub their snot on my cheek. You can’t write this stuff I swear! And here we are.”

Earlier on Friday, the singer also posted on Twitter a throwback photo of her and the 2018 Super Bowl Pepsi Halftime Show performer, Justin Timberlake, posed backstage at the 2002 MTV VMAs. He released his new album, Man of the Woods, that day.

“@jtimberlake oooh look who has a new record out!!!” Pink wrote. “My super bowl partner!!!”

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Duke Gets Upset by St. John’s Red Storm at Madison Square Garden http://thesource.com/2018/02/04/duke-gets-upset-st-johns-red-storm-madison-square-garden/ http://thesource.com/2018/02/04/duke-gets-upset-st-johns-red-storm-madison-square-garden/#respond Sun, 04 Feb 2018 06:00:39 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=428949 The No. 4 ranked Duke Blue Devils suffered a shocking loss to a St. John’s team that had 13 losses coming into the game. Playing in New York City at Madison Square Garden, the Red Storm pulled off a tightly contested win 77-81 on Saturday (Feb. 3). St. John’s was led by sophomore point guard […]

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The No. 4 ranked Duke Blue Devils suffered a shocking loss to a St. John’s team that had 13 losses coming into the game. Playing in New York City at Madison Square Garden, the Red Storm pulled off a tightly contested win 77-81 on Saturday (Feb. 3).

St. John’s was led by sophomore point guard  Shamorie Ponds, who dropped 33 points in 40 minutes of play while adding 7 rebounds. Forwards Bashir Ahmed and Tariq Owens added 19 and 17 points respectively. Duke’s star player Grayson Allen finished with only 7 points while Gary Trent Jr. and Marvin Bagley III added 22 and 19 points. Duke’s head coach Mike Krzyzewski spoke on his teams performance, adding a colorful word to describe the play of his team.

We didn’t play basketball the first 32 minutes worthy of our program,” Krzyzewski said. “It was disgusting, really.”

Despite his teams “disgusting performance,” Coach K also praised Ponds’ 33 point display at the Madison Square Garden.

“Ponds was terrific. But also they played with an enthusiasm and a togetherness that I’m sure they liked.”

Duke drops to 19-4, good for third place behind the University of Virginia and Clemson University in the ACC while the St. John’s move to 11-13. Although St. John’s doesn’t appear to have a lot going for them this year with a sub .500 record, this win could be some motivation to take into the rest of the season as they compete in the always tough Big East Conference.

“It was a big win, we needed it bad,” said three year Red Storm head coach Chris Mullin. “Perseverance is what it’s all about.”

The Red Storm didn’t win a game in January, but this huge win over the Blue Devils could be the spark needed before conference tournament play begin in March.

Coach K and his Blue Devils team face their cross-town rivals the North Carolina Tarheels on Thursday (Feb. 8). As for St. John’s, they’re hoping to take this energy into their next game against the Big East leaders, the Villanova Wildcats. The Wildcats are currently on an 8 game winning streak.

 

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Philadelphia Eagles Safety Rodney McLeod Says He Plans To At Least Have One Interception From Tom Brady In Super Bowl LII http://thesource.com/2018/02/02/philadelphia-eagles-safety-rodney-mcleod-says-he-plans-to-intercept-at-least-one-pass-from-tom-brady-in-super-bowl-lii/ http://thesource.com/2018/02/02/philadelphia-eagles-safety-rodney-mcleod-says-he-plans-to-intercept-at-least-one-pass-from-tom-brady-in-super-bowl-lii/#respond Fri, 02 Feb 2018 21:07:30 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=428866 The Patriots are legitimately the most dominant, successful franchise in 21st century American sports. The Philadelphia Eagles are a team that has gone 57 seasons without a championship. Las Vegas has perched the Eagles as a 5.5 point underdog against the Patriots despite blowing out the Minnesota Vikings 38-7 in the NFC Championship game. The […]

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The Patriots are legitimately the most dominant, successful franchise in 21st century American sports.

The Philadelphia Eagles are a team that has gone 57 seasons without a championship. Las Vegas has perched the Eagles as a 5.5 point underdog against the Patriots despite blowing out the Minnesota Vikings 38-7 in the NFC Championship game.

The Philadelphia Eagles’ defense has the arduous task of stop a Tom Brady-led offense who turned the tables on the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fourth quarter of the AFC Championship Game.

The Pats wiped out a Jags 10-point lead in the fourth quarter and won 24-20 to advance to Sunday’s big game. An undrafted free agent and six year NFL veteran, Eagles safety, Rodney McLeod’s will play in his first Super Bowl. The ultimate dream for any safety would be to get that golden opportunity to get an interception on the game’s best quarterback.

So is an INT in his future?

“Man, honestly, I’m hoping to get one, at least one off Tom Brady,”

Rodney McLeod told Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson on the Scoop B Radio Podcast.

“But, at the end of the day I’m not going to go out there and try to make these, you know, legendary plays.”

McLeod plans to play like he always does. “Just be myself, make the plays that come to me and if it’s my chance to get that interception, I’m going to make the most of it,” he said.

“But I’m planning on hopefully getting that Tom Brady ball, this is my first time going against him. So, what better way than the Super Bowl to get an interception versus the Hall of Famer, Tom Brady.”

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Black History Month: Doug Williams First Black QB to Win Super Bowl http://thesource.com/2018/02/02/black-history-month-doug-williams-first-black-qb-to-win-super-bowl/ http://thesource.com/2018/02/02/black-history-month-doug-williams-first-black-qb-to-win-super-bowl/#respond Fri, 02 Feb 2018 21:06:57 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=428833 As we prepare to watch the New England Patriots take on the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl on Sunday, it is important to remember Black History Month runs in tandem with this unofficial American holiday. Despite declining viewership, the NFL is still one of the most watched sports in the country and is dominated […]

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As we prepare to watch the New England Patriots take on the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl on Sunday, it is important to remember Black History Month runs in tandem with this unofficial American holiday. Despite declining viewership, the NFL is still one of the most watched sports in the country and is dominated by African-Americans who currently make up two-thirds of the league. With that much Black representation in the NFL comes a lot of Black History including the first Black Quarterback to ever win a Super Bowl.

This year, it’s the “G.O.A.T.” Tom Brady versus the unexpected hero, Nick Foles. Two years ago, it was the old man and hall of fame worthy, Peyton Manning, versus the young and unpredictable MVP Cam Newton. But in 1988, it was Broncos legend and future Hall-of-Famer John Elway versus backup Quarterback Doug Williams.

Prior to the 1987 season, Williams had not played in multiple NFL games in a season since 1982 as a Quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Williams spent a period of time playing for the USFL team, the Arizona Outlaws, but following the folding of the USFL, Williams was picked up by the Washington Redskins.

For the 1988 championship, the Denver Broncos took on the Washington Redskins. Both teams took four losses in the regular season but the Redskins had more wins thanks to a tie game the Broncos had during the season against the Green Bay Packers.

Elway was selected to the AFC Pro Bowl game and won the Most Valuable Player award as well that season. The Broncos had been to the Super Bowl the year before but lost to a different NFC East team, the New York Giants, so the city was thirsty for another shot at glory.

As for the Redskins, before there were thoughts of a Super Bowl, Williams was competing with ‘Skins quarterback Jay Schroeder throughout the regular season for the starting job. According to Redskins.com, a lackluster performance from Schroeder in the final game of the season and stud level play in the same game from Williams became the deciding factor of who would be the starter going into the post-season.

Things started out slow for Washington in the Super Bowl. The Denver Broncos got out to a quick start with a 10-0 lead, but Williams and the Washington Redskins rallied scoring 42 unanswered points against the back-to-back AFC champions. Williams threw for 340 yards passing and 4 touchdowns earning him Super Bowl MVP honors. Williams is still the only Black Quarterback to win a Super Bowl MVP award.

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Take a Peek At Shaquille O’Neal’s New Show “The 5th Quarter” http://thesource.com/2018/02/02/take-peek-shaquille-oneals-new-show-5th-quarter/ http://thesource.com/2018/02/02/take-peek-shaquille-oneals-new-show-5th-quarter/#respond Fri, 02 Feb 2018 20:56:23 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=428856 The series chronicles “the greatest untold and untrue stories in sports history” continues to be among the most watched series on the go90 platform and will once again feature the biggest names in comedy and entertainment along with pro-athletes playing both themselves and fictional characters. The “I’m So Mean” episode below takes a deep dive […]

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The series chronicles “the greatest untold and untrue stories in sports history” continues to be among the most watched series on the go90 platform and will once again feature the biggest names in comedy and entertainment along with pro-athletes playing both themselves and fictional characters.

The “I’m So Mean” episode below takes a deep dive into the NBA’s first and only hip-hop war of the 1990s. This wasn’t Biggie vs. Tupac. This was the Eastern Conference vs. The Western Conference. This was Shaq versus the world.

Some of the show’s guests include the likes of Justine Skye, Aries Spears, T-Pain, Giancarlo Stanton, Nerlens Noel, Courtney Lee and others.

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Can NFL, Super Bowl Adapt To The TV Ratings Decline? http://thesource.com/2018/02/02/can-nfl-super-bowl-adapt-tv-ratings-decline/ http://thesource.com/2018/02/02/can-nfl-super-bowl-adapt-tv-ratings-decline/#respond Fri, 02 Feb 2018 17:05:53 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=428824 As the NFL heads into its biggest day of the year, there’s an elephant in the room: declining TV ratings and what they mean for the league’s longterm prospects. The NFL’s Nielsen ratings were down by 13% in the 2017 regular season and 12% (so far) in the playoffs. The decline was a product of […]

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As the NFL heads into its biggest day of the year, there’s an elephant in the room: declining TV ratings and what they mean for the league’s longterm prospects. The NFL’s Nielsen ratings were down by 13% in the 2017 regular season and 12% (so far) in the playoffs. The decline was a product of a few factors. Some are temporary. For instance, the Dallas Cowboys were bad; the Green Bay Packers lost Aaron Rodgers; and the New York Giants had no interest in fielding a watchable product. Those are three massively popular teams that wound up being equally massive disappointments.

Let’s be clear: Super Bowl 52 will not see low ratings. It will still be viewed by more than 100 million people and more than $4 billion will be wagered on the game. (As seen with these super bowl prop bets , oddsmakers analyze everything from the halftime show to the commercials). Advertisers will still get a decent ROI on their $5 million investments.

They will not, however, see record numbers. Should NFL execs be worried? Much of the NFL’s business model relies on advertising, and as much as new platforms and new media can pick up the slack in terms of viewership, no advertising platform has the return-on-investment of television. The league is currently buoyed by the fact that no other medium can more reliably sell trucks, and it receives the largest television contracts in the world. The NFL just sold the rights to its much-maligned Thursday Night Football product for the next five years to 21st Century Fox for $3.3 billion.

The manner in which people consume, not just live sports, but media in general, is changing, and it’s leading to declining ratings for television on the whole. While some NFL detractors will credit the ratings decline to player-safety concerns or protest controversies – which effect the word “boycott” time and again on social media – the reality is that, in the current media environment, it would be strange if NFL ratings didn’t go down.

The industry that is professional football has likely reached a plateau in terms of growth and will start to trend backwards. Adapting to that trend will be critical to the league’s long-term prospects, in terms of profitability, growth, and survival.

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NBA All-Star Saturday Night Slam Dunk And Three Point Contestants Announced http://thesource.com/2018/02/02/nba-all-star-saturday-night-slam-dunk-and-three-point-contestants-announced/ http://thesource.com/2018/02/02/nba-all-star-saturday-night-slam-dunk-and-three-point-contestants-announced/#respond Fri, 02 Feb 2018 14:29:37 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=428717 On Thursday night, TNT officially revealed the participants for the 2018 dunk contests. Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr, Pacers guard Victor Oladipo, Lakers’ forward Larry Nance Jr. and 2016 runner-up Aaron Gordon of the Orlando Magic round out the field of competitors. The 2018 Dunk Contest participants are set: pic.twitter.com/PwAe5opip0 — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 2, […]

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On Thursday night, TNT officially revealed the participants for the 2018 dunk contests. Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr, Pacers guard Victor Oladipo, Lakers’ forward Larry Nance Jr. and 2016 runner-up Aaron Gordon of the Orlando Magic round out the field of competitors.

Early predictions are saying Larry Nance & Aaron Gordon, the latter of which who’s participating in his 3rd straight year, are favorites going into the big throw down.

All four competitors get two dunks in the first round. The two players with the highest combined score for their two dunks advance to the head-to-head final round. The player with the highest combined score for his two dunks in the final round is crowned the champion.

In addition to the dunk contest, NBA also announced the contestants for the 3-point shootout as well. The three-point contest will feature last year’s winner, Eric Gordon, and the 2016 champ, Klay Thompson. Meanwhile Wizards’ guard Bradley Beal, Thunder’s Paul George, Raptors’ Kyle Lowry, Miami’s Wayne Ellington, Suns’ Devin Booker & L.A.’s Tobias Harris will fill out the rest of the participants.

Beyond the competitions, there will be a performance from Andra Day and Common will perform “ Stand Up for Something,” from the Grammy and Oscar- nominated film Marshall.

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Philadelphia Eagles Will Come On The Field To Meek Mill’s ‘Dreams And Nightmares’ Intro For Super Bowl LII http://thesource.com/2018/02/02/philadelphia-eagles-will-come-field-meek-mills-dreams-nightmares-intro-super-bowl-lii/ http://thesource.com/2018/02/02/philadelphia-eagles-will-come-field-meek-mills-dreams-nightmares-intro-super-bowl-lii/#respond Fri, 02 Feb 2018 12:44:35 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=428695 It’s official. The un-official rally cry for the Philadelphia Eagles during their run to the Super Bowl will now be the song that the Birds will play when they run on the field on February 4. The track comes from none other than Philly hometown favorite Meek Mill; the intro to his critically acclaimed album […]

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It’s official.

The un-official rally cry for the Philadelphia Eagles during their run to the Super Bowl will now be the song that the Birds will play when they run on the field on February 4.

The track comes from none other than Philly hometown favorite Meek Mill; the intro to his critically acclaimed album Dreams And Nightmares. Mill, whose real name is Robert Williams, is currently serving two years in prison for a probation violation, is more than elated that the team has chosen his song as their “theme song” for Super Bowl 2018.

“It really lifted my spirit to hear the team rally around my songs because that’s why I make music. To inspire others and bring people together,”
said Mill in a statement last week. “The Eagles have also motivated me with the way they’ve overcome tough situations and injuries to succeed this year.”

With the underdogs-rise theme in its lyrics, and bildungsroman-style storytelling, the song has drawn comparisons to both Rocky theme “Gonna Fly Now” and the Notorious B.I.G.’s “Juicy,” a hip hop classic. After Mill was sentenced to prison time for probation violations in November, a crowd of fans rapped “Dreams and Nightmares (Intro)” word-for-word at a local protest.

Eagles defensive end Derek Barnett also spoke to NFL.com of the choice. “It just gets us going,” he said. “It gives us good energy. Just a little extra juice.”

The Eagles take on the New England Patriots this Sunday for the NFL Championship title.

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SC Governor Declares Super Bowl LII Sunday “Stand Up For Your Flag” Day http://thesource.com/2018/01/31/sc-governor-declares-super-bowl-lii-sunday-stand-flag-day/ http://thesource.com/2018/01/31/sc-governor-declares-super-bowl-lii-sunday-stand-flag-day/#respond Wed, 31 Jan 2018 21:29:20 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=428513 This Sunday won’t just be Super Bowl Sunday, according to South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster. It will also be a day to stand for the National Anthem, so McMaster has declared the day “Stand for the Flag Super Bowl Sunday.” McMaster, a Republican, issued a proclamation to that effect Tuesday as the world waits to […]

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This Sunday won’t just be Super Bowl Sunday, according to South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster. It will also be a day to stand for the National Anthem, so McMaster has declared the day “Stand for the Flag Super Bowl Sunday.”

McMaster, a Republican, issued a proclamation to that effect Tuesday as the world waits to see whether players from the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles will take a knee during “The Star-Spangled Banner” this weekend.

“Standing for the national anthem recognizes and honors the sacrifice of generations of men and women who have chosen to serve in the United States Armed Forces,” McMaster said. “I ask that all South Carolinians show the world our state’s resolute commitment to supporting our troops by standing for the national anthem wherever you watch the Super Bowl with your loved ones this Sunday.”

The governor’s decision was quickly blasted on social media, according to South Carolina newspaper the State. Some took exception with the policy, while others criticized McMaster for not doing more for veterans. A South Carolina restaurant was also feeling the heat after deciding to have an “Honor Bowl” in lieu of airing the Super Bowl.

McMaster’s proclamation comes as a tumultuous NFL season winds down. It was a year that saw President Donald Trump reignite the national anthem controversy, suggesting that NFL players should be fired if they participate in national anthem protests.

NBC Sports Executive Producer Fred Guadelli said earlier this month that the network would show kneelers on air.

“When you are covering a live event, you are covering what’s happening,” he said at a Television Critics Association event.

The game between the Patriots and Eagles is set for Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

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Ex-NBA Player Rasual Butler And Wife Killed In Single-Car Accident http://thesource.com/2018/01/31/ex-nba-player-rasual-butler-and-wife-killed-in-single-car-accident/ http://thesource.com/2018/01/31/ex-nba-player-rasual-butler-and-wife-killed-in-single-car-accident/#respond Wed, 31 Jan 2018 20:16:06 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=428495 According to a report from TMZ, ex-NBA star Rasual Butler and his wife, Leah LaBelle were killed in a single car crash in Studio City, CA this morning. 38-year-old Butler is said to have lost control of his Range Rover around 2am, which hit a parking meter and slammed into a wall; with the car, […]

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According to a report from TMZ, ex-NBA star Rasual Butler and his wife, Leah LaBelle were killed in a single car crash in Studio City, CA this morning.

38-year-old Butler is said to have lost control of his Range Rover around 2am, which hit a parking meter and slammed into a wall; with the car, which is believed to have been speeding – flipping over.

LaBelle, a notable R&B singer, first rose to prominence on American Idol in 2004 and signed with Epic Records later in her career.

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PepsiCo Debuts Super Bowl LII Ad W/ Rap Battle Between Morgan Freeman, Peter Dinklage And More http://thesource.com/2018/01/30/pepsico-debuts-super-bowl-lii-ad-w-rap-battle-morgan-freeman-peter-dinklage/ http://thesource.com/2018/01/30/pepsico-debuts-super-bowl-lii-ad-w-rap-battle-morgan-freeman-peter-dinklage/#respond Tue, 30 Jan 2018 16:04:44 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=428229 Today, PepsiCo unveiled their star-studded joint advertisement featuring an epic rap showdown between Missy Elliott and Morgan Freeman for MTNDEW Ice, and Peter Dinklage and Busta Rhymes for Doritos Blaze. Airing during the Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4, the unforgettable lip-sync rap battle has Peter taking on Busta’s verse from “Look at Me Now,” […]

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Today, PepsiCo unveiled their star-studded joint advertisement featuring an epic rap showdown between Missy Elliott and Morgan Freeman for MTNDEW Ice, and Peter Dinklage and Busta Rhymes for Doritos Blaze.

Airing during the Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4, the unforgettable lip-sync rap battle has Peter taking on Busta’s verse from “Look at Me Now,” while Morgan gives the chills with his version of Missy’s “Get Your Freak On.” Both Busta and Missy act as the duo’s coaches and make cameos in this bold ad. On Super Bowl Sunday, fans can pick a team using an exclusive Snapchat lens that allows them to record their own performance inspired the ad.

This is the first nationally televised Super Bowl commercial to feature one company advertising two of its trademarks back-to-back. MTN DEW ICE is a clear and refreshing lemon-lime flavored DEW® and Doritos Blaze features a complex flavor and heat that builds as you crunch.

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