In the five years of the College Football Playoff, the majority of semifinals have been lopsided results. The beginning of No. 2 Ohio State’s matchup with No. 3 Clemson made it seem the Buckeyes would continue that trend, cruise to a win over the Tigers and secure a spot in the national championship against LSU.Instead, Clemson’s defense found its footing, and the offense found a rhythm. The Tigers took the lead with 1:49 to play and picked off Ohio State in the end zone about a minute later, taking a 29-23 comeback win and earning the chance to defend their national title. MORE: Takeaways from Clemso’s win over Ohio StateThe Buckeyes opened a 16-0 lead midway through the second quarter, and could have held a larger advantage had the offense not stalled twice inside the 10-yard line and running back J.K. Dobbins dropped a screen pass that had a good chance of turning into a 16-yard touchdown.Settling for field goals quickly came back to bite Ohio State. Clemson scored two quick touchdowns to end the half, including one on a 67-yard highlight run from quarterback Trevor Lawrence, and suddenly the Tigers had closed the lead to 16-14 at halftime. Lawrence hit running back Travis Etienne for a 53-yard touchdown on a screen pass to take the Tigers’ first lead of the game in the third quarter, and Clemson had all the momentum.Ohio State thought it had gotten back on top with a fumble-recovery touchdown a couple of drives later, but it was overturned to an incomplete pass, a call that will likely continue to spark controversy. The Buckeyes did get the lead early in the fourth quarter, however, when Fields threw a 22-yard score to wide receiver Chris Olave. Fields finished 30 for 46 for 320 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.Clemson’s game-winning drive was lightning-quick. The series went 94 yards in 1:18, with Etienne notching his second receiving touchdown on the fourth play of the drive. Lawrence was 18 for 33 for 259 yards and two scores through the air. With plenty of time left, the Buckeyes also moved downfield with plenty of time. But Fields and Olave weren’t on the same page on second-and-7 from the 23, and Fields threw his second pick of the night — and just the third of his stellar season.Knocking off a team that was ranked No. 1 in the nation for much of the year should quell some of the criticism of Clemson’s heretofore weak schedule. Still, after a 63-28 win over Oklahoma earlier Saturday, LSU will be the favorite in the national championship.Sporting News tracked live scoring updates and highlights from the College Football Playoff semifinal game between Ohio State and Clemson:Ohio State vs. Clemson final score Q1Q2Q3Q4FClemson0147829Ohio State1060723Ohio State vs. Clemson updates, highlights from CFP semifinal gameFinal: Clemson 29, Ohio State 23Midnight: INTERCEPTION, Clemson. The Tigers will win. Looked like a miscommunication in the end zone; Fields throws it right to a defender, with no receiver in the area. Olave cut the other way just as his quarterback released.INTERCEPTED! What a finish! #CFBPlayoff pic.twitter.com/7u8sU3d2IA— ESPN (@espn) December 29, 2019Midnight: Ohio State takes a timeout, facing second-and-7 from about the 20 with 43 seconds left. (Welcome to Sunday, East coasters).11:57 p.m.: Fields and Dobbins have the Buckeyes across midfield quickly.11:50 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Clemson. In a flash. Lawrence hits Etienne on an RPO, and he takes it for a 34-yard score. Score was very fast, though, leaving 1:49 and two timeouts for the Buckeyes to try to answer. The 2-point conversion is good. Clemson 29, Ohio State 23.A championship drive from the defending champs.Clemson takes the lead back! #CFBPlayoff pic.twitter.com/3woohduQtt— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 29, 201911:49 p.m.: Clemson is around field goal range after a few plays. Buckle up.11:43 p.m.: The Buckeyes punt it back to Clemson with about three minutes left. The Tigers will begin inside their own 10.11:37 p.m.: Fields threw an arm punt on third-and-long interception, but a defensive holding penalty negates it, giving the Buckeyes a fresh set of downs.11:24 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Ohio State. Fields recovers from his second interception of the season, capping an 84-yard drive with a 23-yard touchdown pass to Chris Olave on fourth-and-1. Then, a somewhat puzzling decision to kick an extra point rather than go for the 2-point conversion. Buckeyes by two with about 12 minutes left. Ohio State 23, Clemson 21.What’s the call on 4th down?A 23-yard TD to put the Buckeyes ahead! #CFBPlayoff pic.twitter.com/TGtmzCmVZu— ESPN (@espn) December 29, 2019Third quarter: Clemson 21, Ohio State 1611:09 p.m.: INTERCEPTION, Clemson. Fields gets picked off. Clemson is building momentum.11:05 p.m.: You make the call. Bonus points if you’re rooting for Ohio State and think it was an incompletion, or are rooting for Clemson and think it was a fumble.This was originally called a catch and fumble return TD, but was overturned as an incomplete pass. #CFBPlayoff pic.twitter.com/3RxiGYTvCv— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 29, 201911:02 p.m.: An Ohio State touchdown is taken off the board. What was initially ruled a fumble is overturned to an incompletion, nullifying the Buckeye return that followed. Clemson still has to punt, though.10:53 p.m.: Fields nearly throws an interception on the first play of the drive, but it’s dropped. Meanwhile, Dobbins is back on the field.10:48 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Clemson. The Tigers have their first lead of the game, after Etienne takes a screen 53 yards to the end zone, capitalizing on a drive that was extended by a roughing the kicker penalty on a punt. Buckeyes need to find their offense. Clemson 21, Ohio State 16.7 plays. 99 yards. 💨Clemson scores 21 unanswered to take the lead! #CFBPlayoff pic.twitter.com/HGgtad23L6— ESPN (@espn) December 29, 201910:33 p.m.: Dobbins seems to be injured. He pulls up lame and leaves the field after trying to run a route on the Buckeyes’ first play of the second half.Halftime: Ohio State 16, Clemson 149:58 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Clemson. Lawrence with a huge play, making a couple of dudes miss for a 67-yard touchdown run. Ohio State 16, Clemson 14.TREVOR LAWRENCE TURNS ON THE BURNERS #CFBPlayoff pic.twitter.com/x5FrKRjYqt— ESPN (@espn) December 29, 20199:52 p.m.: Now Dobbins stays down for a bit due to an injury. His leg was bent awkwardly during a tackle, but eventually he walks off without too much issue.9:45 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Clemson. The Tigers get back in it with an 8-yard Travis Etienne score. Way too early to start chasing points. Ohio State 16, Clemson 7.CLEMSON ON THE BOARD!Travis Etienne would not be denied 🐅 pic.twitter.com/qeqGiLeOJf— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 29, 20199:42 p.m.: Lawrence gets up, jogs off and returns to the game immediately.9:39 p.m: Trevor Lawrence appears injured after taking a big hit from cornerback Shaun Wade, with some help from Chase Young. Wade is ejected for targeting after a review.Trevor Lawrence was slow to get up after this hit from Shaun Wade and Chase Young.Wade was called for targeting and ejected. #CFBPlayoff pic.twitter.com/YXJIqTnUqY— ESPN (@espn) December 29, 20199:33 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, Ohio State. Second drive in a row the Buckeyes kick a chip shot after a Dobbins drop. If Clemson can’t score at all, though, it won’t matter much. Ohio State 16, Clemson 0.9:30 p.m.: Ouch, Dobbins drops what may have been a touchdown pass. This time, it would’ve taken a much less impressive effort than his near-diving conversion earlier.JK Dobbins has been special tonight… but this was a brutal drop! He probably scores here if he makes the catch! pic.twitter.com/vljCabOqHv— Decaf Metcalf ☕ (@FTBeard11) December 29, 20199:12 p.m.; FIELD GOAL, Ohio State. The Buckeyes have kicked field goals of 21 and 22 yards, leaving the door open for Clemson for now. Ohio State 13, Clemson 0.9:10 p.m.: Ohio State will likely kick another short field goal here, after Dobbins can’t quite make a diving catch on third-and-goal.First quarter: Ohio State 10, Clemson 09:01 p.m.: Another huge run from Dobbins means the Buckeyes will start the second quarter with first-and-goal. He nearly housed his second one.The run that put J.K. Dobbins ahead of Eddie George for Ohio State’s all-time single-season rushing record #CFBPlayoff pic.twitter.com/pVYRnaJlna— ESPN (@espn) December 29, 20198:42 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Ohio State. Well then. J.K. Dobbins finds a hole and is gone, 68 yards untouched on the first play of the drive. Flashes of Ezekiel Elliott, some would say. Buckeyes 10, Clemson 0.J.K. Dobbins 68 yards to the 🏠 #CFBPlayoff pic.twitter.com/YBrIbSCzRA— ESPN (@espn) December 29, 20198:39 p.m.: MISSED FIELD GOAL, Clemson. B.T. Potter pushes a 49-yarder wide right, a couple of plays after the Buckeyes nearly get an interception. Ohio State keeps its lead. 8:29 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, Ohio State. The Tigers defense toughens up with goal-to-go, and the Buckeyes settle for three points on the opening drive. Ohio State 3, Clemson 0.8:25 p.m.: With the help of a crazy catch from Garrett Wilson, Ohio State is inside the 10-yard line.Garrett Wilson jumped out the arena for that 👀🤯 #collegeplayoff pic.twitter.com/qYSxjs4QVd— Dj💎 (@SayyyGoDJ) December 29, 20198:21 p.m.: Ohio State begins with the ball after a touchback.
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The NFL made South Florida the host of Super Bowl 54 back in 2016, when Miami competed against Atlanta, New Orleans, Tampa and Los Angeles to secure the big game and when Hard Rock Stadium’s renovation project was completed.While the stadium’s seating capacity was reduced from 75,000 to 65,000, the renovation featured new video boards, suites and seating pods.“We were confident. It was definitely our most competitive bid ever,” said chairman of the Super Bowl host committee Rodney Barreto at the time. “A $450-million-plus enhancement to the Dolphins’ stadium. A budget of cash and incentives valued at more than $40 million. A warm weather destination that always delivers. Always.”We are truly thankful to Mr. Stephen Ross, owner of the Miami Dolphins, for all his support and assistance throughout this process.”Added Miami-Dade County mayor Carlos Gimenez: “I can’t think of a better place to host the Super Bowl than right here in our world-class community. Miami has hosted more Super Bowls than any other city, and it’s clear why. This is the place to live, work and play, and hosting the Super Bowl at Dolphins’ stadium once again serves as further evidence that Miami is a major event community.”Indeed, the Miami area already has hosted 10 Super Bowls, and its 11th will break a tie with New Orleans for the most in the country. (New Orleans, though, will create another tie when it hosts Super Bowl 58 in 2024.)Now called Hard Rock Stadium, the venue the Dolphins call home originally was named Joe Robbie Stadium when it opened in 1987. It has been renamed seven times since and has hosted five Super Bowls, with the old Miami Orange Bowl having hosted South Florida’s other five Super Bowls.MORE SUPER BOWL PROPS:Commercials | Halftime | Broadcast | National anthemSuper Bowl 2020 oddsNo team has ever played a Super Bowl in its own city. That won’t happen in 2020, as the Dolphins failed to make the playoffs.In the preseason, the 49ers opened at +4500 to win the Super Bowl in 2020. That dropped below +350 at most sportsbooks when the postseason began, as San Francisco was the last undefeated team remaining in the regular season and entered the playoffs as the No. 1 seed in the NFC. For the Super Bowl, San Francisco opened as a 1 1/2-point underdog against Kansas City.The over/under points total for Super Bowl 54 was set at 53 points.Below are the odds to win Super Bowl 54, via BetOnline, as of the conclusion of the championship round of the playoffs.TeamSpread Money line Regular-season recordChiefs- 1 1/2 -12512-449ers+1 1/2 +10513-3MORE SUPER BOWL:Ranking winning coaches | Weirdest momentsFuture Super Bowl locations, host sitesWhen the NFL considers sites for future Super Bowl locations, many requirements must be met by potential cities, their venues and their accommodations. Stadium quality is among the priorities, which is why several of the next five Super Bowls will be played in new or recently renovated stadiums.That’s why Minnesota was awarded Super Bowl 52 back in 2018, after all; same for Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta, Super Bowl 54 in Miami and Super Bowl 56 in Los Angeles. Weather is also being a factor when the NFL considers future Super Bowl locations.That will be the case again in 2020, when the Super Bowl will be played in a recently renovated stadium and in warm weather. Below are the sites the NFL has pinned as future Super Bowl locations.YearSuper Bowl host site2020South Florida, Hard Rock Stadium, Super Bowl 542021Tampa, Raymond James Stadium, Super Bowl 552022Los Angeles, Los Angeles Stadium, Super Bowl 562023Glendale, University of Phoenix Stadium, Super Bowl 572024New Orleans, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Super Bowl 58MORE: Which city has hosted the most Super Bowls?Super Bowl halftime show 2020Neither Jennifer Lopez nor Shakira is a Miami native, but nobody doubts the duo will deliver an appropriate South Florida vibe with its halftime performance at the Super Bowl in 2020.Pepsi and the NFL collaborated with Roc Nation to bring the two performance icons together for the first time ever.”Ever since I saw Diana Ross fly off into the sky at the halftime show, I dreamed of performing at the Super Bowl,” said Lopez when the act as announced. “And now it’s made even more special not only because it’s the NFL’s 100th season, but also because I am performing with a fellow Latina. I can’t wait to show what us girls can do on the world’s biggest stage.”Added Shakira: “I’m so honored to be taking on one of the world’s biggest stages in the company of a fellow female artist to represent Latinos and Latinas from the U.S. and all over the world. And to top it off, on my birthday. This is a true American dream and we are going to bring the show of a lifetime.”Lopez is an award-winning singer, actress, producer and entertainer who has established herself in music, film and television. She has sold more than 75 million records and has a cumulative worldwide box-office gross of more than $3 billion.Lopez has been named to the TIME 100 list, Forbes’ Most Powerful Celebrity and People’s first “Most Beautiful Woman in the World,” in addition to being nominated for both Golden Globe and Grammy awards and receiving the MTV Video Vanguard Award.Shakira is a Colombian singer-songwriter and multi-Grammy award winner. She has sold more than 75 million records worldwide and has won numerous awards. She is the only artist from South America to have a No. 1 song in the U.S., has had four of the 20 top-selling hits of the last decade and is one of the top five YouTube artists of all time.Shakira’s latest album, “El Dorado,” charted No. 1 on iTunes in 37 countries, won best pop vocal album at the 2017 Latin Grammy Awards and best Latin pop album at the 2018 Grammy Awards. With more than 10 billion streams, it is one of the most streamed female albums of all time.Super Bowl national anthem singer 2020The NFL on Jan. 16 announced that Demi Lovato will sing the national anthem at Super Bowl 54 in Miami.Lovato is a Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, actress, advocate, philanthropist and business woman.In addition, on behalf of the National Association of the Deaf, Christine Sun Kim, an internationally renowned sound artist and performer, will sign the national anthem in American sign language.MORE: How much are Super Bowl 54 tickets in Miami?Super Bowl 2020 ticketsThe NFL did not need to wait to know the Super Bowl 54 matchup; tickets for the big game in Miami were available weeks ago.The league’s official Super Bowl ticket site offers four packages starting at $4,725 a pop. They are as follows:Touchdown club ($4,725) — includes ticket, all-inclusive pregame hospitality, NFL alumni experience54 live ($6,525) — includes ticket, all-inclusive pregame hospitality, open air tailgate partyLegends ($9,000) — includes ticket, stadium club access, NFL legends meet & greetOn the Fifty (Price not listed) — includes ticket, 72 Club access, postgame field accessOf course, the secondary market is always an option for Super Bowl tickets. Single-ticket prices for Super Bowl 54 on Vivid Seats ranged from $4,527 to $18,504 as of Sunday. Seat Geek’s prices ranged from $3,200 to $24,500.Sporting News a few years back looked into how the Average Joe can afford to attend the Super Bowl. The easy answer, we found: It depends.More Super Bowl 54 news by Sporting News• Full betting odds & prediction for 49ers vs. Chiefs• The 25 best Super Bowl commercials of all time, ranked• Super Bowl Roman numerals, explained: A guide to help decipher the NFL’s weird numbers game• Superb Owl Sunday 2020: The story about owls and Super Bowl 54 you didn’t know you wanted until now• Who is the fastest player in the NFL? Tyreek Hill has serious competition in Super Bowl 54• Jimmy Garoppolo trade, revisited: How QB quickly turned 49ers’ big risk into Super Bowl reward• Patrick Mahomes’ baseball career was filled with potential• Why Joe Montana left the 49ers for the Chiefs• How did 49ers’ Deebo Samuel get his nickname? (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/c8/7b/hard-rock-stadium-020118-gettyjpg_8m3mjd7cx8q01ls4r8j4kxvdu.jpg?t=1393131161&w=500&quality=80 Though the date and location for the Super Bowl changes every year, the borderline unhealthy fixation on America’s biggest professional sporting event is a constant. In 2020, when the NFL’s 100th season ends with Super Bowl 54, that domestic and global attention will turn to Miami.The Super Bowl in 2020, the game that will crown an NFL champion for the 2019 season, is scheduled to take place Sunday, Feb. 2 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. The 49ers will play the Chiefs. MORE: Future Super Bowl locations through 2024The opening Super Bowl odds made Kansas City the favorite to win the big game in 2020, but not by much. The Chiefs opened as 1 1/2-point favorites over the 49ers, per BetOnline. Because the game basically is considered a pick-’em, there is not much of a difference in the moneylines; early straight-up bettors would need to wager $125 to win $100 on the Chiefs, while 49ers backers could get even money (plus-105) on their side.We don’t yet know how Super Bowl in 2020 will play out, but we do know one thing about Miami: It knows how to throw a party. So expect Super Bowl 54 and all the events that surround the big game to be nothing short of a spectacular show. That includes a very Miami-appropriate halftime performance.Below is everything you need to know about the Super Bowl in 2020, including the date, location, odds and halftime show info.When is Super Bowl 2020?Date: Sunday, Feb. 2Kickoff time: 6:30 p.m. ET (unofficial)TV channel: FoxLive stream: Fox Sports app | DAZN (in Canada)Super Bowl 54, also known as Super Bowl LIV, is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. The official kickoff time will be determined at a later date, but the ballpark of 6:30 p.m. ET has become the traditional start time for the Super Bowl.Every Super Bowl since 2003 has taken place during the first week of February. From 1967-2003, all but one Super Bowl took place in January.The Super Bowl in 2020 will mark the second time a Super Bowl has been played on Feb. 2. On the same date six years ago, the Seahawks dominated the Broncos in New York to win Super Bowl 48.Per usual, the Super Bowl in 2020 will take place one week after the Pro Bowl in Orlando, Fla., and two weeks after the AFC and NFC championship games. The next notable event on the NFL calendar after the Super Bowl is the 2020 NFL Combine in Indianapolis.The 2020 NFL league year begins March 18, a little more than a month after the 2019 season concludes with Super Bowl 54 in Miami.MORE SUPER BOWL:Top 10 winning teams | All-time best gamesWhere is Super Bowl 2020?The Super Bowl in 2020 will be played in a city that’s no stranger to America’s biggest game. But the venue will be a fresh addition to Super Bowl history.Super Bowl 54 will be played at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., a city located in north-central Miami-Dade County roughly 15 miles up I-95 from central Miami. The stadium, home to both the Miami Dolphins and the Miami Hurricanes, was selected as the host venue for the Super Bowl in 2020 in part because of its warm location, but also because of recent renovations. • What is the Chiefs’ mascot? A history of KC Wolf’s pioneering place in the NFL• Nick Bosa and Donald Trump: Revisiting the 49er’s social media controversy ahead of 2019 NFL Draft• Way-too-early NFL power rankings for 2020Super Bowl winners by yearDateSuper BowlWinnerPointsLoserPointsMVPStadiumCityStateFeb 3, 2019LIII (53)New England Patriots13Los Angeles Rams3Julian EdelmanMercedez-Benz StadiumAtlantaGeorgiaFeb 4, 2018LII (52)Philadelphia Eagles41New England Patriots33Nick FolesU.S. Bank StadiumMinneapolisMinnesotaFeb 5, 2017LI (51)New England Patriots34Atlanta Falcons28Tom BradyNRG StadiumHoustonTexasFeb 7, 201650Denver Broncos24Carolina Panthers10Von MillerLevi’s StadiumSanta ClaraCaliforniaFeb 1, 2015XLIX (49)New England Patriots28Seattle Seahawks24Tom BradyUniversity of Phoenix StadiumGlendaleArizonaFeb 2, 2014XLVIII (48)Seattle Seahawks43Denver Broncos8Malcolm SmithMetLife StadiumEast RutherfordNew JerseyFeb 3, 2013XLVII (47)Baltimore Ravens34San Francisco 49ers31Joe FlaccoMercedes-Benz SuperdomeNew OrleansLouisianaFeb 5, 2012XLVI (46)New York Giants21New England Patriots17Eli ManningLucas Oil StadiumIndianapolisIndianaFeb 6, 2011XLV (45)Green Bay Packers31Pittsburgh Steelers25Aaron RodgersCowboys StadiumArlingtonTexasFeb 7, 2010XLIV (44)New Orleans Saints31Indianapolis Colts17Drew BreesSun Life StadiumMiami GardensFloridaFeb 1, 2009XLIII (43)Pittsburgh Steelers27Arizona Cardinals23Santonio HolmesRaymond James StadiumTampaFloridaFeb 3, 2008XLII (42)New York Giants17New England Patriots14Eli ManningUniversity of Phoenix StadiumGlendaleArizonaFeb 4, 2007XLI (41)Indianapolis Colts29Chicago Bears17Peyton ManningDolphin StadiumMiami GardensFloridaFeb 5, 2006XL (40)Pittsburgh Steelers21Seattle Seahawks10Hines WardFord FieldDetroitMichiganFeb 6, 2005XXXIX (39)New England Patriots24Philadelphia Eagles21Deion BranchAlltel StadiumJacksonvilleFloridaFeb 1, 2004XXXVIII (38)New England Patriots32Carolina Panthers29Tom BradyReliant StadiumHoustonTexasJan 26, 2003XXXVII (37)Tampa Bay Buccaneers48Oakland Raiders21Dexter JacksonQualcomm StadiumSan DiegoCaliforniaFeb 3, 2002XXXVI (36)New England Patriots20St. Louis Rams17Tom BradyLouisiana SuperdomeNew OrleansLouisianaJan 28, 2001XXXV (35)Baltimore Ravens34New York Giants7Ray LewisRaymond James StadiumTampaFloridaJan 30, 2000XXXIV (34)St. Louis Rams23Tennessee Titans16Kurt WarnerGeorgia DomeAtlantaGeorgiaJan 31, 1999XXXIII (33)Denver Broncos34Atlanta Falcons19John ElwayPro Player StadiumMiami GardensFloridaJan 25, 1998XXXII (32)Denver Broncos31Green Bay Packers24Terrell DavisQualcomm StadiumSan DiegoCaliforniaJan 26, 1997XXXI (31)Green Bay Packers35New England Patriots21Desmond HowardLouisiana SuperdomeNew OrleansLouisianaJan 28, 1996XXX (30)Dallas Cowboys27Pittsburgh Steelers17Larry BrownSun Devil StadiumTempeArizonaJan 29, 1995XXIX (29)San Francisco 49ers49San Diego Chargers26Steve YoungJoe Robbie StadiumMiami GardensFloridaJan 30, 1994XXVIII (28)Dallas Cowboys30Buffalo Bills13Emmitt SmithGeorgia DomeAtlantaGeorgiaJan 31, 1993XXVII (27)Dallas Cowboys52Buffalo Bills17Troy AikmanRose BowlPasadenaCaliforniaJan 26, 1992XXVI (26)Washington Redskins37Buffalo Bills24Mark RypienMetrodomeMinneapolisMinnesotaJan 27, 1991XXV (25)New York Giants20Buffalo Bills19Ottis AndersonTampa StadiumTampaFloridaJan 28, 1990XXIV (24)San Francisco 49ers55Denver Broncos10Joe MontanaLouisiana SuperdomeNew OrleansLouisianaJan 22, 1989XXIII (23)San Francisco 49ers20Cincinnati Bengals16Jerry RiceJoe Robbie StadiumMiami GardensFloridaJan 31, 1988XXII (22)Washington Redskins42Denver Broncos10Doug WilliamsJack Murphy StadiumSan DiegoCaliforniaJan 25, 1987XXI (21)New York Giants39Denver Broncos20Phil SimmsRose BowlPasadenaCaliforniaJan 26, 1986XX (20)Chicago Bears46New England Patriots10Richard DentLouisiana SuperdomeNew OrleansLouisianaJan 20, 1985XIX (19)San Francisco 49ers38Miami Dolphins16Joe MontanaStanford StadiumPalo AltoCaliforniaJan 22, 1984XVIII (18)Los Angeles Raiders38Washington Redskins9Marcus AllenTampa StadiumTampaFloridaJan 30, 1983XVII (17)Washington Redskins27Miami Dolphins17John RigginsRose BowlPasadenaCaliforniaJan 24, 1982XVI (16)San Francisco 49ers26Cincinnati Bengals21Joe MontanaPontiac SilverdomePontiacMichiganJan 25, 1981XV (15)Oakland Raiders27Philadelphia Eagles10Jim PlunkettLouisiana SuperdomeNew OrleansLouisianaJan 20, 1980XIV (14)Pittsburgh Steelers31Los Angeles Rams19Terry BradshawRose BowlPasadenaCaliforniaJan 21, 1979XIII (13)Pittsburgh Steelers35Dallas Cowboys31Terry BradshawOrange BowlMiamiFloridaJan 15, 1978XII (12)Dallas Cowboys27Denver Broncos10Harvey Martin, Randy WhiteSuperdomeNew OrleansLouisianaJan 9, 1977XI (11)Oakland Raiders32Minnesota Vikings14Fred BiletnikoffRose BowlPasadenaCaliforniaJan 18, 1976X (10)Pittsburgh Steelers21Dallas Cowboys17Lynn SwannOrange BowlMiamiFloridaJan 12, 1975IX (9)Pittsburgh Steelers16Minnesota Vikings6Franco HarrisTulane StadiumNew OrleansLouisianaJan 13, 1974VIII (8)Miami Dolphins24Minnesota Vikings7Larry CsonkaRice StadiumHoustonTexasJan 14, 1973VII (7)Miami Dolphins14Washington Redskins7Jake ScottMemorial ColiseumLos AngelesCaliforniaJan 16, 1972VI (6)Dallas Cowboys24Miami Dolphins3Roger StaubachTulane StadiumNew OrleansLouisianaJan 17, 1971V (5)Baltimore Colts16Dallas Cowboys13Chuck HowleyOrange BowlMiamiFloridaJan 11, 1970IV (4)Kansas City Chiefs23Minnesota Vikings7Len DawsonTulane StadiumNew OrleansLouisianaJan 12, 1969III (3)New York Jets16Baltimore Colts7Joe NamathOrange BowlMiamiFloridaJan 14, 1968II (2)Green Bay Packers33Oakland Raiders14Bart StarrOrange BowlMiamiFloridaJan 15, 1967I (1)Green Bay Packers35Kansas City Chiefs10Bart StarrMemorial ColiseumLos AngelesCalifornia
This year’s trade deadline definitely lacked star power, but there were a few fireworks before we reached the 3 p.m. cutoff on Thursday.The Timberwolves finally landed D’Angelo Russell, a move that should make Karl-Anthony Towns quite happy. The Heat acquired Andre Iguodala for the final stretch of the season. Andre Drummond was surprisingly shipped off to Cleveland, and Marcus Morris switched conferences, jumping from the Knicks to the Clippers. Golden State is moving on from D’Angelo Russell conversations with Minnesota at this juncture, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium . Warriors have been clear with Minnesota on price point — and Timberwolves, to this point, are not willing to meet it.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 5, 202010:10 a.m. — The Hawks are waiving Chandler Parsons in order to create a roster spot and acquire Clint Capela and Nene from the Rockets as part of Tuesday’s four-team trade.Atlanta is waiving Chandler Parsons and his expiring $25.1M contract to create roster space to complete four-team trade, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 5, 20208:40 a.m. — It appears suitors for Jrue Holiday aren’t prepared to pay the exorbitant price required to pry him away from the Pelicans.New Orleans continues to be content with Jrue Holiday remaining on roster through Thursday’s NBA Trade Deadline, league sources tell ESPN. The kind of overwhelming offer it would take to pry Holiday hasn’t surfaced in the marketplace.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 5, 20207:30 a.m. — Good morning. You missed a 12-player, four-team trade late Tuesday night. Here we go!Rockets receive: Jordan Bell, Robert Covington, Hawks 2024 second-round pick (via Warriors)Hawks receive: Clint Capela, NeneTimberwolves receive: Malik Beasley, Juan Hernangomez, Evan Turner, Jarred Vanderbilt, Hawks 2020 first-round pick (via Nets)Nuggets receive: Keita Bates-Diop, Gerald Green, Shabazz Napier, Noah Vonleh, Rockets 2020 first-round pick MORE: Winners and losers from NBA trade deadlineSporting News’ deadline day tracker covered all of the action. Check out the trades you may have missed below.Full list of completed trades from 2020 deadline dayMinnesota acquires D’Angelo RussellTimberwolves receive: D’Angelo Russell, Jacob Evans, Omari SpellmanWarriors receive: Andrew Wiggins, 2021 first-round pick (protected Nos. 1-3), 2021 second-round pickMiami acquires Andre IguodalaHeat receive: Andre Iguodala, Jae Crowder, Solomon HillGrizzlies receive: Justise Winslow, James Johnson, Dion WaitersCleveland acquires Andre DrummondCavaliers receive: Andre DrummondPistons receive: John Henson, Brandon Knight, 2023 second-round pickLA Clippers acquire Marcus MorrisClippers receive: Marcus Morris, Isaiah ThomasKnicks receive: Maurice Harkless, 2020 first-round pickWizards receive: Jerome RobinsonPhiladelphia acquires Alec Burks76ers receive: Alec Burks, Glenn Robinson IIIWarriors receive: Three second-round picks (2020, 2021, 2022)Atlanta acquires Dewayne DedmonHawks receive: Dewayne Dedmon, two second-round picks (2020, 2021)Kings receive: Jabari Parker, Alex LenMinnesota acquires James JohnsonTimberwolves receive: James JohnsonGrizzlies receive: Gorgui DiengOrlando acquires James Ennis IIIMagic receive: James Ennis III76ers receive: Future second-round pickAtlanta acquires Skal LabissiereHawks receive: Skal Labissiere, cash considerationsTrail Blazers receive: Future second-round pickMemphis acquires Jordan BellGrizzlies receive: Jordan Bell, future second-round pickRockets receive: Bruno Caboclo, future second-round pickDenver acquires Jordan McRaeNuggets receive: Jordan McRaeWizards receive: Shabazz NapierAtlanta acquires Derrick Walton Jr.Hawks receive: Derrick Walton Jr.Clippers receive: Cash considerationsFour-team mega-deal (from Tuesday)Rockets receive: Robert Covington, Jordan Bell, 2024 second-round pickHawks receive: Clint Capela, NeneTimberwolves receive: Malik Beasley, Juan Hernangomez, Evan Turner, Jarred Vanderbilt, 2020 first-round pick (lottery protected)Nuggets receive: Gerald Green, Keita Bates-Diop, Shabazz Napier, Noah Vonleh, 2020 first-round pickNBA trade news from 2020 deadline day(All times Eastern)4 p.m. — UPDATE: Isaiah Thomas is not coming for his ring. Bummer.The Clippers will not be keeping Isaiah Thomas, acquired today from Washington in three-team deal with Knicks that brought Marcus Morris to LA and send Moe Harkless/picks to NYC, per league source.— David Aldridge (@davidaldridgedc) February 6, 20203:30 p.m. — A couple guards hit waivers …Sources: Philadelphia is waiving guard Trey Burke.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 6, 2020Detroit is waiving guard Tim Frazier, league source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 20203:15 p.m. — JR SMITH IN THE BUILDING!The Lakers are expected to give free agent guard JR Smith a post-trade deadline audition (perhaps as soon as next week) and remain favorites to sign Darren Collison if Collison elects to make a comeback to the NBA — in addition to potential pickups on the buyout market— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 6, 20203:10 p.m. — We are officially past the deadline. Here are a few teams that reportedly decided not to make a deal Thursday:BucksLakersPacersRaptorsSpursThunder2:55 p.m. — Isaiah Thomas is coming for his ring.The Clippers, Knicks and Wizards have agreed to a three-team trade that will land Marcus Morris and Isaiah Thomas with the Clippers, league sources tell ESPN. Jerome Robinson will join the Wizards, Moe Harkless and a 2020 first-round pick to the Knicks.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 20202:45 p.m. — Jordan McRae is quietly scoring 12.8 points per game and shooting nearly 38 percent from 3-point range this season.Washington has traded Jordan McRae to Denver for Shabazz Napier, league source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 20202:30 p.m. — A late arrival to the party!Minnesota has joined the Miami-Memphis deal — and will trade Gorgui Dieng for James Johnson, league source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 20202:25 p.m. — Andre Drummond will soon be joining … the Cavaliers?Cleveland is finalizing a trade for Detroit’s Andre Drummond, league source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 2020Pistons will receive Brandon Knight, John Henson and a second-round pick form the Cavaliers for Andre Drummond, per sources.— Kevin O’Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) February 6, 20202:10 p.m. — And there it is. Marcus Morris to the Clippers.Knicks are finalizing a deal to send Marcus Morris to the Clippers for Moe Harkless and other assets, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Sides still working on exact additional players/picks.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 6, 20201:50 p.m. — Bidding war for Marcus Morris!Pretty epic showdown between the Clippers and Lakers for Marcus Morris. For the Knicks, “there’s no deal without Kuzma” and the Lakers —at this late hour— remain reluctant to part with him.— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) February 6, 2020Knicks are in significant talks to move Marcus Morris to the Clippers for Moe Harkless and other assets, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Lakers have informed Knicks that Kyle Kuzma has been removed from discussions, sources said.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 6, 20201:35 p.m. — Love a good cash trade.Portland is trading Skal Labissiere and cash to Atlanta, league source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 20201:15 p.m. — We will never forget the Jordan Bell era in Houston.Houston has traded Jordan Bell to Memphis for Bruno Caboclo, source tells ESPN. Teams exchange second-round picks too.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 20201:05 p.m. — BOOM. The Timberwolves finally got D’Angelo Russell. Golden State has agreed to trade D’Angelo Russell to Minnesota for a deal that includes Andrew Wiggins, a 2021 protected first-round pick and a 2022 second-round pick, league sources tell ESPN. Warriors will send Jacob Evans and Omari Spellman to Timberwolves too.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 2020Timberwolves 2021 pick protected to No. 3, and becomes unprotected in 2022, per sources. Minnesota kept pushing for Russell, who it has wanted since summer free agency and finally got the point guard Gerssson Rosas imagined pairing with KAT. https://t.co/kfDNvsdBHX— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 202012:45 p.m. — Opening up a roster spot for another trade? Maybe Marcus Morris?Clippers are trading G Derrick Walton Jr., to the Atlanta Hawks for cash, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 202012:40 p.m. — The Rockets could definitely use another frontcourt option. Doesn’t seem like this is going to happen.Yahoo Sources: Houston did its due diligence on Cleveland center Tristan Thompson, but are unable to get to his number to make a trade work. If Thompson makes it past deadline, a buyout is not an option.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) February 6, 202012:20 p.m. — It appears this will be the entirety of the Andre Iguodala trade barring any late changes. The Grizzlies didn’t acquire a draft pick, but Justise Winslow could be a solid piece of their young core if he stays healthy.Miami has agreed to trade Justise Winslow, Dion Waiters and James Johnson to Memphis for Andre Iguodala, Solomon Hill and Jae Crowder, league sources tell ESPN. No picks in the deal.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 2020If Miami and Oklahoma City could reach a deal on Gallinari, there’s still time to make this a three-team trade — but those talks are fully stalled, league sources tell ESPN. https://t.co/wxdiJGUXLp— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 202012:05 p.m. — Pat Riley may have to pivot from his three-team dream if he still wants Danilo Gallinari. The clock is ticking.Memphis and Miami are focusing on a two-team deal on Andre Iguodala, with Miami and Oklahoma City still unable to reach an agreement on a three-team trade that would land Danilo Gallinari with the Heat, league sources tell ESPN. Talks are fluid until 3 PM.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 202011:55 a.m. — Jae Crowder and Solomon Hill are taking their talents to South Beach. The remaining residents of Waiters Island are moving to Memphis.Memphis has traded forward Jae Crowder to Miami as part of Andre Iguodala deal, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 6, 2020Memphis has also sent Solomon Hill to Miami, league source tells @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. https://t.co/z8lUOEDRmC— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 6, 2020Miami has traded Dion Waiters to Memphis, league source tells @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 6, 202010:40 a.m. — So about those Andre Drummond rumors …Yahoo Sources: With just under five hours left, there’s an increased likelihood Andre Drummond will remain a member of the Detroit Pistons past the trade deadline.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) February 6, 20209:25 a.m. — A side note from Tuesday’s four-team trade: Atlanta announced it is waiving Nene, who was acquired from Houston along with Clint Capela.𝐑𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐔𝐩𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐞We have requested waivers on Nene.🖥: https://t.co/ZZw6odWyIY— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) February 6, 2020Atlanta makes it official and has waived Nene. They will incur a $2.6M cap hit this season. His $2.7M salary for 2020/21 would have been guaranteed if he was not waived by Feb. 15.— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) February 6, 20207:30 a.m. — Despite the Andre Iguodala trade being reported Wednesday night, it has not yet become official. The Heat are attempting to expand the deal and add Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari as well. Expect conversations to continue Thursday morning.Miami, Memphis and Oklahoma City are working on an elaborate three-team deal that would land the Heat both Andre Iguodala and Danilo Gallinari, league sources tell ESPN. Talks are ongoing and could extend into Thursday, sources said.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 2020Here’s one key to getting this three-team deal done and Gallinari to Miami, league sources tell ESPN: Can OKC get Miami to lift the protections on a 2023 first-round pick the Heat owe the Thunder? The pick was originally protected in the top 14. https://t.co/6FMHjDieKI— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 202012:45 a.m. — The 76ers find some depth on the trade market. They will need to waive or send out two players in order to create roster spots for Alec Burks and Glenn Robinson III.Warriors are trading Alec Burks and Glenn Robinson III to Philadelphia, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium .— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 6, 2020Sources: 76ers sending three second-round picks to Golden State for Burks and Robinson. https://t.co/x4HaOVaTyV— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 6, 2020Wednesday, Feb. 511:20 p.m. — Oh boy. The trade is expanding.Miami, Memphis and Oklahoma City are working on an elaborate three-team deal that would land the Heat both Andre Iguodala and Danilo Gallinari, league sources tell ESPN. Talks are ongoing and could extend into Thursday, sources said.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 2020Here’s one key to getting this three-team deal done and Gallinari to Miami, league sources tell ESPN: Can OKC get Miami to lift the protections on a 2023 first-round pick the Heat owe the Thunder? The pick was originally protected in the top 14. https://t.co/6FMHjDieKI— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 202010:05 p.m. — In other news, the Kings and Hawks are doing stuff.Sacrameto is trading Dewayne Dedmon to Atlanta for Jabari Parker and Alex Len, sources tell @ZachLowe_NBA and me. Atlanta also gets two second round picks.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 2020Sacramento is sending Atlanta a 2020 and a 2021 second round pick in deal, sources tell @ZachLowe_NBA and me. https://t.co/RC7KZ4Nd7y— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 20209 p.m. — Memphis received a draft pick in the initial Andre Iguodala trade, and now it will land at least Justise Winslow in another deal. That’s a nice win for the Grizzlies.Justise Winslow is part of the package headed to Memphis in the Iguodala trade, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 20208:30 p.m. — Wait, Andre Iguodala is heading to Miami AND he got paid? This man knows what he’s doing.Memphis is finalizing sending Andre Iguodala to Miami, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium . Iguodala is believed to be prepared to play for the Heat.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 6, 2020Memphis has agreed to a deal to send Andre Iguodala to Miami, league source tells ESPN. Iguodala agreed to trade and has agreed to a two-year, $30M extension with Miami.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 2020Source: Andre Iguodala and Miami’s two-year, $30M extension has team option in second season (2021-22).— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 6, 20208:15 p.m. — Yeah, the Heat might be really going for the Eastern Conference crown.Pat Riley clearly sees an opportunity to make a run with these Heat: Riley has been working to trade for Memphis’ Andre Iguodala AND Oklahoma City’s Danilo Gallinari, league sources tell ESPN. Talks are ongoing.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 20207:55 p.m. — The Pistons and Suns haven’t made progress on a potential Luke Kennard trade. Eh, whatever. Holler over if you guys are going to do something.Detroit’s discussions with Phoenix on a Luke Kennard trade have reached an impasse, league sources tell ESPN. Sides unable to agree on protections for a Suns first-round pick that would have been in the deal.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 20207:35 p.m. — To borrow some words from Russell Westbrook, “Ah, that’s pretty interesting!” Stay tuned.Miami and Memphis are in advanced discussions for Andre Iguodala to land with the Heat, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium .— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 6, 2020Yahoo Sources. The Los Angeles Lakers have ventured down all avenues — including a last Hail Mary attempt — to seek a path to Andre Iguodala, but it is becoming apparent that Miami has Memphis’ attention right now.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) February 6, 20207:15 p.m. — D’Angelo Russell isn’t involved, but we could see a couple Warriors sent to new teams before the deadline.The Warriors are expected to hold Glenn Robinson III and Alec Burks out of tonight’s game in Brooklyn in anticipation of trading one or both before Thursday’s 3 PM ET deadline— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 6, 20205:30 p.m. — Let’s get a little Lakers guard action going. Well, sort of. Nothing feels imminent as of Wednesday night.The Lakers inquired about Dennis Schröder as they look to fortify the PG position leading up to the trade deadline, sources told ESPN. The conversation did not go very far, as OKC — currently the No. 7 seed in the West — were not looking to move him without a hefty return.— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) February 5, 2020Multiple teams are inquiring about the availability of Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) February 5, 20205 p.m. — Another wing player hits the market. Kelly Oubre is averaging a career-high 18.5 points per game and shooting nearly 35 percent from 3-point range for the Suns.The Suns are fielding trade calls on Kelly Oubre with 22 hours and change to go before the NBA trade deadline, league sources say— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 5, 20204:15 p.m. — So, this isn’t exactly trade news, but … is everything OK in Philadelphia?Al Horford asked if players need to called out:”There’s some stuff going on in our locker room, and we’ll keep that internal”— Jon Johnson (@jonjohnsonwip) February 5, 20203 p.m. — The Timberwolves aren’t the only team interested in D’Angelo Russell. (Again, it wouldn’t be a surprise if he stays with the Warriors.)The New York Knicks continue to pursue Warriors’ star D’Angelo Russell, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium . So far, Knicks haven’t offered packages that would close gap on Golden State’s price point.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 5, 20202:40 p.m. — Houston isn’t done just yet. The Rockets are close to acquiring a center, but who could they be targeting?Source: Rockets closing in on a deal for a center, currently talking to two Eastern Conference teams. In addition to a center, they are willing to take on additional salary in exchange for assets.— Kelly Iko (@KellyIkoNBA) February 5, 20201:20 p.m. — After firing team president Steve Mills, the Knicks have softened their stance on Marcus Morris. A Lakers deal could be in play with Kyle Kuzma at the center of a trade package, but as SNY’s Ian Begley reports, we’re far from anything being finalized.Worth noting on Knicks-Lakers trade front: in conversation between the two teams that took place before yesterday, Allonzo Trier and Alex Caruso were among the players brought up, sources say. Talks didn’t advance at that point. More here: https://t.co/VWrDpSteTA— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) February 5, 202011:15 a.m. — While D’Angelo Russell has been one of the bigger names thrown around in trade talks, it wouldn’t be a surprise if he stays with the Warriors past the deadline. There is always a chance the Timberwolves re-engage if they are in Russell-or-bust mode, but that doesn’t seem to be the case as of Wednesday morning.
“Schitt’s Creek” takes its final bow on Tuesday.The Canadian comedy, created by Dan and Eugene Levy, focuses on the uber-rich Rose family — Johnny, Moira and their adult children David and Alexis — that suddenly becomes broke and is forced to move to the small, neighborly town of Schitt’s Creek (which they own). A brilliant, award-winning show that showcases a sharp, witty script with layered characters, it ends its run after six seasons of crisp, extravagant one-liners and a wealth of awkward-yet-heart-warming moments.So before the final curtain is lowered at 8 p.m. ET (Pop TV, Comedy Central and Logo TV in the United States and CBC in Canada), Sporting News checked in with some of the show’s biggest fans in the sports world on their favorite episode:MORE: Four things you didn’t know about ‘Schitt’s Creek’ baseball game episode”Our Cup Runneth Over” (Season 1, Episode 1)It was incredibly difficult to pick just one. However, after rewatching the series over the weekend I have to go all the way back to the beginning. Seeing who the Roses were on Day 1 and how the four main characters peeled through their hard exterior and selfish layers and blossomed by the penultimate episode makes you fall in love with them all over again, and on an even deeper level. Also, we first meet Moira’s wigs which are a character all on their own. — Jackie Spiegel (deputy editor for Sporting News Canada)”Open Mic” (Season 4, Episode 6)The best part of this episode is when Moira and David are standing at the back of the room bracing themselves for the embarrassment of Patrick singing … and then he starts and everything changes — David’s guard is down and Moira is fully aware of the love that Patrick has for him. This episode is when David and Moira really start to let go of the wall they’ve put up between themselves and the community. The comedy of Schitt’s Creek is unrivaled but it’s the love that really pushes this show over the top. — Chris Johnston (senior hockey writer for Sportsnet)The addition of Noah Reis (Patrick Brewer) to the cast of “Schitt’s Creek” was a real turning point for this show, and Patrick and David’s developing relationship has been exciting and beautiful and, quite simply, the best. The “Open Mic” episode not only helps cement Rose Apothecary as a thriving local business, but grounds David’s life-changing affection for his business partner by way of Patrick’s astonishing cover of a Tina Turner classic. — Ian McLaren (host of Locked On Boston Bruins)MORE: How to binge-watch Schitt’s Creek”Turkey Shoot” (Season 1, Episode 8)In this episode, David shows Stevie (Budd) a weird bug in his hotel room that he said “had a milky exoskeleton.” After googling it, he added that it would eat “chunks or your skin.” Stevie went to kill it, but it sped across the room and nobody caught it. That was the same opener for when Alexis met Ted for the first time: Ted warns Alexis about the smoothie she ordered, saying it would “run through her” and that it was deadly. Twyla comes back with the smoothie and says, “This one is a little less fruity, a little more something” — Alexis spits it out and mouths silently to Ted, “OMG.” They went on a date after that and, while the episode also included David on a turkey shoot, the small storylines were all hilarious and showed the understated charm of some key characters of the show. — Russ Cohen (author) “Wine and Roses” (Season 1, Episode 6)I just recently got into “Schitt’s Creek” and now I’m obsessed. My favorite episode so far is “Wine and Roses” from Season 1. Between Moira’s ridiculous breakdown and David seeing a veterinarian because he was having a “heart attack” I couldn’t stop laughing. That was the episode that had me hooked! — Alyssa Sconzo (assistant director of communications for Winthrop University Eagles)”Meet the Parents” (Season 5, Episode 11)Famous Soap Opera actress Gloria Gregson tells Moira that there is a freedom in letting go. This is a subtle, yet powerful line as it really encapsulates the journeys the characters (primarily Patrick & Moira) are going through in this episode. This episode was particularly salient because, similar to Patrick, I had lived the heteronormative life before coming out to my parents. It’s such a confluence of emotions, where you’re caught between wanting to tell your parents but also terrified of how they may react. All the while David is the most supportive partner in this episode, trying to protect Patrick in his coming-out journey — as exemplified when David said he would be willing to be just Patrick’s business partner for the party and then later in the episode speaking to Patrick’s parents. There is a lot of content to unpack and for a 25-minute comedy — they made me laugh, cry and relate. — Katie Gardner (marketing director for the NWHL’s Boston Pride)I would have to say my favorite episode had to be “Meet the Parents” in Season 5 when Patrick came out to his parents. I’ve never had to do that, but I could feel the apprehension Patrick felt. And I felt for him. It particularly struck me when he said, “My parents, they’re good people.” The entire issue was handled with such integrity and aplomb, hitting every single right note along the way. So much humanity, so much love, all the while making it feel like it was real and authentic. — Ken Campbell (senior writer at The Hockey News)
UPDATE: officials confirm description of pro wrestler Shad Gaspard matches that of the body discovered after washing up on shore in Venice Beach. @FOXLA @GDLA @LACoLifeguards 💔 pic.twitter.com/1EGKkglcNf— Mario Ramirez (@MarioFOXLA) May 20, 2020Gaspard, whose most memorable spent time in WWE was as part of the Cryme Tyme tag team alongside JTG (real name Jayson Anthony Paul), last wrestled for the company in 2010.He was also known for stopping a potential armed robbery in 2016. The wrestling community poured out love and well wishes for Gaspard and his family:pic.twitter.com/IJzE6TTxXR— JTG (@Jtg1284) May 19, 2020Along with everyone else, I hoped that Shad would make it home safe. Rest In Peace, Shad Gaspard, knowing that your son is alive because of your sacrifice.— Christopher Daniels (@facdaniels) May 20, 2020I don’t know that this matters. But I feel compelled and very honored to do so. I’m dedicating my performance in this Saturdays Casino Ladder Match to Shad Gaspard and his family. A friend, gentleman and hero the likes we should all aspire to be. 🖤 pic.twitter.com/wa0cQpd7PL— Frankie Kazarian (@FrankieKazarian) May 20, 2020My prayers and hope for Shad Gaspard’s wife, son and family during this unthinkable time. Man, this is a tough one. A really tough one.Great guy.— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) May 20, 2020Shad Gaspard had a HUGE heart. He was like an annoying little brother at times. We often gave eachother a hard time, but always with love! He always had a big smile on his face and was ready to share a laugh! I have… https://t.co/YC1VaiEAoi— MVP (@The305MVP) May 18, 2020Never did the meaning “brother “mean more to me than it did with #ShadGaspard. I’ll never forget the day Shad posted these pics of us early 20 something-year-olds,& illustrating our pathway through life’s accomplishments & into fatherhood side by side 4 20 years!I love u brother pic.twitter.com/jJSDCuWnk5— Matt Morgan (@BPmattmorgan) May 19, 2020THE SHAD GASPARD I LOVE YOU FOREVER— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) May 18, 2020I just read the awful news about Shad Gaspard. I can’t imagine what his family is going through. My thoughts go out to them.— Kevin (@FightOwensFight) May 18, 2020Very sorry & sad to hear about the disappearance of @Shadbeast today. He was a fun cat and I always had a blast working with him. This clip is from a title match that @wwethebigshow & I had vs #ShadGaspard &… https://t.co/m4URn9IlxD— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) May 18, 2020Please pray for @Shadbeast to be found!! His family needs your prayers badly!! 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/xA3DKQ8GHc— Lilian Garcia (@LilianGarcia) May 19, 2020 The Coast Guard suspended its search for Gaspard on May 19.Gaspard and his 10-year-old son were caught in the current when Gaspard signaled and called to lifeguards to save his son first. Gaspard’s son was rescued, while the elder Gaspard went missing. Former WWE superstar Shad Gaspard has been found dead at the age of 39.Gaspard went missing May 17 after a rip current swept him and his son out to sea in Venice Beach, Calif.
Kareem Jackson has become the latest NFL player, and the second Denver Broncos player, to test positive for the coronavirus.Jackson told NFL Network’s James Palmer he tested positive Wednesday after having flulike symptoms, chills and congestion. MORE: Tom Brady’s new TB12 product criticized as exploiting coronavirus fearsHe becomes the second known NFL player this week to be diagnosed after Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott on Monday. Broncos pass rusher Von Miller announced in mid-April he contracted the coronavirus, making him the second NFL player to publicly announce a positive test. Rams center Brian Allen was the first.It is unknown when Jackson contracted the virus, but he did participate in a march in Denver earlier this month to protest racial inequality in the wake of the death of George Floyd.A first-round pick out of Alabama in 2010 by the Texans, Jackson spent his first nine seasons in Houston before joining Denver in 2019. He was fourth on the Broncos with 71 tackles last season and had two interceptions to give him 18 for his career.
Among the glorious perks associated with winning a Super Bowl are passes for backstage and suite access at concerts. So of course Post Malone was willing to invite Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce to a meet-and-greet before the rapper’s show in Kansas City the same day the Chiefs held their parade in February.Post Malone’s mistake was evolving that meet-and-greet session into a clash at the beer pong table, where he learned the quarterback and the tight end are just as lethal with ping pong balls as they are with footballs. MORE: How much Mahomes will actually make on new dealThe story appears in a GQ article published Tuesday that details Mahomes’ unique offseason. Well before the COVID-19 outbreak shut down live sports in the United States and before Mahomes raised his powerful voice in the name of activism — and certainly before he signed the richest contract in the history of sports — the 24-year-old was simply enjoying an evening many 24-year-olds would envy even more than the night he led Kansas City to a title.Yet Mahomes and Kelce were not about to suppress their competitive juices just because they were Post Malone’s guests. Below is the whole story from GQ:”The day that the Chiefs paraded their Super Bowl trophy through Kansas City, Post Malone happened to be playing in town. What better way to extend the party? ‘We didn’t buy tickets,’ Mahomes says. ‘But once we won the Super Bowl, we’re kinda like, Can we get a suite?’ (They could.)”The rapper invited the quarterback to swing by for a quick hello before the show. The courteous Mahomes brought along a jersey ‘as a thank-you for having us out.’ As Mahomes and his teammate Travis Kelce sized up the scene backstage, Post challenged the two to a friendly game of beer pong. (‘I guess he loves beer pong,’ Mahomes points out. And Bud Light. ‘That’s, like, his thing.’)”Post’s invitation turned out to be ill-advised. Mahomes and Kelce are the most effective quarterback-tight end duo in the NFL, and apparently they’re capable of doing as much damage on a sad-looking folding table backstage at a concert as they do on the field on Sundays. Though Mahomes described his beer pong game that night as merely good, he told me Kelce had been ‘unconscious.’ When I asked him about it, Kelce said, ‘I don’t know if I’ve been that hot on the pong table ever in my life.'”As the pair rallied off a series of quick wins, Post Malone — wearing his brand-new Patrick Mahomes jersey, red like the Solo cups on the table — grew increasingly ruffled. (In an email, the rapper admitted to me that he’s a ‘pretty f—ing competitive beer pong player.’) Post tried switching partners. He played with a buddy. Then another. He teamed up with Swae Lee, who had joined Post on tour.”After nine or ten games, Post is interrupted by his manager. It’s time, he’s told, to take the stage. But Post waves him off. He needs to win a game. Finally, around the 14th or 15th game, Post decides he needs to up the stakes. He hands a piece of paper to Mahomes and Kelce, and he asks them to write their signatures, and he promises to tattoo the autographs onto his body — you know, like, permanently — if they can beat him again. Dilly dilly!”Surely you know how this ends: Post loses. ‘He has a tattoo artist literally in the room,’ recalls Mahomes, who sounds alarmed even in retrospect. ‘I’m like, Dude, you do not actually have to get a tattoo of our autographs.’ And certainly, by now, you know this too: Post Malone is a man of his word, and gets his new tattoo done backstage, immediately after the show, inking onto himself a squiggly Patrick Mahomes autograph that looks like it had been written by someone who’d been drinking all day to be tattooed onto someone who’d been drinking all day.”In asking Mahomes about that epic day, I set the over/under at 20 beers, to which he replied, ‘Way over,’ but added that he doesn’t ‘know how many full beers I drank, because half the beers were on my clothes.’ For his part, Post Malone told me he ‘thinks’ it’s the only tat that ended up on his body as a result of a lost bet.” Phenomenal.Quick beer pong story aside, the lengthy article details Mahomes’ discovery of his own identity and responsibility in the context of social justice issues. Mahomes also explains how his offseason has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.The full article can be found here.