New York Sports Entering a Promising Era

After two decades of frustration and incompetence broken up by an occasional championship (thanks, Giants), the region’s sports teams all appear headed in the right direction.

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N.F.L. Quarterbacks on the Move: Wentz. Watson? Darnold?

Carson Wentz is a Colt, Jared Goff is a Lion and Deshaun Watson wants to be anything but a Texan. A look at the deals that have been done, and a few more that might be next.

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Vincent Jackson’s Brain Will Be Donated to C.T.E. Study

Jackson, 38, a retired N.F.L. wide receiver, was found dead in a Florida hotel room on Monday.

#boston-university, #chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #chronister-chad, #football, #hillsborough-county-fla, #los-angeles-chargers, #national-football-league, #tampa-bay-buccaneers

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Jaguars Assistant Coach Chris Doyle Resigns After Backlash

The Fritz Pollard Alliance criticized the recent addition of Chris Doyle, who was accused of mistreatment of Black players at the University of Iowa, to Urban Meyer’s staff in Jacksonville.

#black-people, #coaches-and-managers, #discrimination, #doyle-chris-1968, #football, #fritz-pollard-alliance, #jacksonville-jaguars, #meyer-urban, #national-football-league, #race-and-ethnicity

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Jimmy Kimmel Tackles ‘Weirdest Super Bowl’ Ever

“This was the first Super Bowl ever where I had to yell, ‘Be quiet — I’m trying to hear the poem!’” Kimmel said.

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The Crowd, the Quiet, the Cutouts: A Strange Year at the Super Bowl

Did it feel like a home game for Tampa Bay? Benjamin Hoffman, who covered the game for The Times, shared the view from his seat.

#football, #kansas-city-chiefs, #national-football-league, #new-york-times, #super-bowl, #tampa-fla, #tampa-bay-buccaneers

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At the Super Bowl, the N.F.L.’s Social Message Is Muddled

The N.F.L. espoused racial unity and praised health care workers. But its inaction on racial diversity, its stereotypic imagery and its decision to host a potential superspreader event said something different.

#bieniemy-eric, #black-people, #cbs-sports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football, #gorman-amanda, #kansas-city-chiefs, #national-football-league, #race-and-ethnicity, #super-bowl, #tampa-fla, #united-states-national-anthem-protests-2016

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Britt Reid, Son of Chiefs Coach, Drank Alcohol Ahead of Car Crash

Reid told the police he had “two or three drinks” before slamming into a car that carried two small children last week. One is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

#football, #kansas-city-chiefs, #reid-andy, #super-bowl, #tampa-bay-buccaneers, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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10 Things You Might Have Missed at the Super Bowl

Between the puppies, a streaker, Bruce Springsteen, a hologram and the Weeknd’s hall of mirrors, all we can say is “No, no, no. Wow. Wow.”

#cyrus-miley, #football, #gorman-amanda, #idol-billy, #springsteen-bruce, #super-bowl

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Maskless Crowds Gather in Tampa After Super Bowl Win

At least one police officer appeared to get knocked to the ground as a large group of fans shoved each other in the city, a video showed.

#football, #kansas-city-chiefs, #raymond-james-stadium-tampa-fla, #stadiums-and-arenas, #super-bowl, #tampa-fla, #tampa-bay-buccaneers

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Tom Brady’s Super Bowl Win Is a Familiar End to an Odd Season

The N.F.L. season persisted through challenges wrought by the coronavirus pandemic, political discord and a national reckoning on race to reach a familiar ending.

#arians-bruce, #brady-tom, #football, #kansas-city-chiefs, #mahomes-patrick-1995, #national-football-league, #new-england-patriots, #super-bowl, #tampa-fla, #tampa-bay-buccaneers

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Super Bowl: What We Learned

With help from his team’s fearsome pass rush, Tom Brady reminded Patrick Mahomes that he could still control the N.F.L.’s biggest stage.

#barrett-shaquil-1992, #brady-tom, #football, #kansas-city-chiefs, #mahomes-patrick-1995, #pierre-paul-jason, #super-bowl, #tampa-bay-buccaneers, #tesfaye-abel-weeknd

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A Painful Lesson for the Chiefs: It’s Hard to Repeat as Champions

Parity in the N.F.L. makes it difficult to build dynasties. Even the seven-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady has won back-to-back titles just once.

#brady-tom, #football, #kansas-city-chiefs, #mahomes-patrick-1995, #national-football-league, #super-bowl, #tampa-bay-buccaneers

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Tom Brady, Defying Age, Heads to Another Super Bowl

The mother of the opposing Super Bowl LV quarterback was a year old when Brady was born. What’s he still doing here?

#brady-tom, #football, #longevity, #national-football-league, #super-bowl, #tampa-bay-buccaneers

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At the Super Bowl, Antonio Brown Tries to Move On. Many Cannot.

The Buccaneers receiver has been one of the most electrifying players in the N.F.L., but he is facing accusations of sexual assault and harassment.

#metoo-movement, #brown-antonio-1988, #football, #national-football-league, #new-england-patriots, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #super-bowl, #tampa-bay-buccaneers, #taylor-britney

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With Travis Kelce, the Parrrty Comes Second to His Savvy Playmaking

The Kansas City Chiefs tight end spent his formative football years playing quarterback. In his mind’s eye, he can both throw the ball and catch it.

#football, #kansas-city-chiefs, #kelce-travis, #mahomes-patrick-1995, #national-football-league, #super-bowl, #tampa-bay-buccaneers

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Tom Brady vs. Patrick Mahomes: A Battle of the Ages

Much has been made about the nearly 20-year age difference between the two quarterbacks. But Super Bowl LV will come down to other numbers.

#brady-tom, #football, #kansas-city-chiefs, #mahomes-patrick-1995, #national-football-league, #super-bowl, #tampa-bay-buccaneers

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Behind the Scenes at the Super Bowl Halftime Show

Putting on a Super Bowl halftime show is always a mammoth undertaking. The pandemic introduces many more logistical puzzles.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football, #national-football-league, #pop-and-rock-music, #quarantines, #raymond-james-stadium-tampa-fla, #roc-nation, #stadiums-and-arenas, #super-bowl, #tampa-fla, #tampa-bay-buccaneers, #tesfaye-abel-weeknd

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Tampa Bay’s Pass Rush Would Like Your Attention

Shaquil Barrett, Jason Pierre-Paul and Ndamukong Suh found a home with the Buccaneers after being discarded elsewhere. On Sunday, their mission is clear: Get Patrick Mahomes.

#barrett-shaquil-1992, #football, #kansas-city-chiefs, #mahomes-patrick-1995, #pierre-paul-jason, #suh-ndamukong, #super-bowl, #tampa-bay-buccaneers

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The $6,753 Super Bowl Ticket and Other Roadblocks Won’t Stop Some Fans

For these ticket-holders, the allure of seeing their team in the Super Bowl overrides other considerations: “On my deathbed, this will probably be one of the top five days I remember in my life, you know?”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football, #kansas-city-chiefs, #super-bowl, #tampa-fla, #tampa-bay-buccaneers, #travel-and-vacations

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How the Seattle Seahawks Stayed Covid-Free

The only team to play the entire season without any confirmed positive cases did so with innovative thinking, vigilance to protocols and some Pete Carroll-style competition.

#carroll-pete, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #football, #kinexon-gmbh, #kirkland-wash, #national-football-league, #seattle-seahawks

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How Does a City Host a Super Bowl in a Pandemic?

“We’ll make the best of it,” Tampa’s mayor said. Plenty of people are preparing to party, with businesses eager for some tourism.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football, #kansas-city-chiefs, #super-bowl, #tampa-fla, #tampa-bay-buccaneers

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Why the Chiefs Will Beat the Buccaneers: Super Bowl 2021 Prediction

No one has won more Super Bowls than Tom Brady, but in a high-scoring game, Patrick Mahomes has a slight advantage.

#brady-tom, #evans-mike-1993, #football, #gronkowski-rob, #hill-tyreek-1994, #kansas-city-chiefs, #kelce-travis, #mahomes-patrick-1995, #mathieu-tyrann, #super-bowl, #tampa-bay-buccaneers

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Super Bowl Prediction: Why the Chiefs Will Beat the Buccaneers

No one has won more Super Bowls than Tom Brady, but in a high-scoring game, Patrick Mahomes has a slight advantage.

#brady-tom, #evans-mike-1993, #football, #gronkowski-rob, #hill-tyreek-1994, #kansas-city-chiefs, #kelce-travis, #mahomes-patrick-1995, #mathieu-tyrann, #super-bowl, #tampa-bay-buccaneers

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The Weeknd’s Super Bowl Halftime Show Breaks With Tradition

This time, the field won’t be swarming with fans crowding the stage. In fact, the stage won’t be on the field at all, but in the stands.

#church-eric-1977, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cyrus-miley, #football, #gorman-amanda, #national-football-league, #roc-nation, #sullivan-jazmine, #super-bowl, #tampa-fla, #tesfaye-abel-weeknd, #wilson-gabriella-her

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Is Your Super Bowl Party a Superspreader Event?

Experts offer tips on how to stay safe. For one, don’t plan on shouting or cheering with your friends.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #football, #parties-social, #super-bowl

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Staging the Super Bowl During a Big Crisis

With the whole world watching, the N.F.L. and CBS face the challenge of presenting a uniquely American spectacle in a time of misery.

#cbs-corporation, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football, #national-football-league, #super-bowl, #tampa-fla

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Will the Super Bowl Be Decided by Penalties?

Statistics from the regular season indicate that the Buccaneers benefited more from officiating calls than the Chiefs did.

#brady-tom, #football, #kansas-city-chiefs, #national-football-league, #officiating-sports, #super-bowl, #tampa-bay-buccaneers

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These Women Were N.F.L. ‘Firsts.’ They’re Eager for Company.

Two women will coach the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in this year’s Super Bowl, a milestone in the N.F.L.’s gender diversity efforts. Women in football hope their presence quickly stops being noteworthy.

#coaches-and-managers, #football, #javadifar-maral, #kansas-city-chiefs, #locust-lori, #national-football-league, #super-bowl, #tampa-bay-buccaneers, #thomas-sarah-1973, #trask-amy, #welter-jennifer-1977, #women-and-girls

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Uber Eats, Chipotle Rise as Super Bowl Commercial Newcomers

The year’s biggest TV advertising day will include nods to a difficult time — and Dolly Parton.

#advertising-and-marketing, #cbs-corporation, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football, #super-bowl, #television

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Madonna? Harry Potter? Churchill? Tom Brady May Be Beyond Compare

Tom Brady rose from obscurity to become a standard-bearing quarterback hero, jousting with many characters along the way. We asked experts in various fields if they could cite similar sagas through history.

#belichick-bill, #brady-tom, #bundchen-gisele, #chopra-gotham, #clinton-bill, #doctor-faustus-play, #football, #harry-potter-book, #national-football-league, #new-england-patriots, #shakespeare-william, #super-bowl, #tampa-bay-buccaneers

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Is Len Dawson Better Than Patrick Mahomes?

Sure, Mahomes has more impressive numbers, a boundless future and the chance on Sunday to win his second Super Bowl. But sometimes, nostalgia beats reason by a touchdown.

#dawson-len-1935, #football, #kansas-city-chiefs, #mahomes-patrick-1995, #super-bowl

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Why I Still Want a Tom Brady Super Bowl Victory

In the Super Bowl, Americans need a show of superheroic strength.

#brady-tom, #content-type-personal-profile, #football, #national-football-league, #new-england-patriots, #playoff-games, #super-bowl, #tampa-bay-buccaneers

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As Sports Gambling Grows, So Do Appetite-Whetting Sure Bets

Online gambling sites are offering can’t-lose propositions, giving away easy money to attract new customers to a nascent multibillion-dollar industry. These come-ons should reach a peak just ahead of the Super Bowl.

#advertising-and-marketing, #athletics-and-sports, #football, #gambling, #super-bowl

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What to Know About Covid-19 and the 2021 Super Bowl

Players from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs are being tested for the coronavirus more often, and just 25,000 fans will attend the game.

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In N.F.L., the Same Old Line and Verse About Hiring Black Coaches

In the latest hiring cycle, Eric Bieniemy, the Kansas City Chiefs’ offensive coordinator, watched from the sideline as white peers were chosen as head coaches.

#adams-charles-minneapolis-minn-police-officer, #bieniemy-eric, #black-people, #coaches-and-managers, #culley-david, #discrimination, #football, #hiring-and-promotion, #kansas-city-chiefs, #national-football-league, #race-and-ethnicity

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Chad Wheeler Charged With Felony Assault in Domestic Attack Case

The N.F.L. lineman was arrested Saturday after a violent assault on a woman in his home.

#assaults, #domestic-violence, #football, #king-county-wash, #national-football-league, #seattle-seahawks

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Is the N.F.L.’s Salary Cap a Myth?

A Super Bowl matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers should not be fiscally possible on paper, but here we are.

#brady-tom, #football, #free-agents-sports, #kansas-city-chiefs, #mahomes-patrick-1995, #tampa-bay-buccaneers, #wages-and-salaries, #winchester-james-1989

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Jennifer King Becomes First Black Woman to Coach N.F.L. Full-Time

Washington promoted Jennifer King to assistant running backs coach, making her the first Black woman with a full-time N.F.L. coaching job, amid increasing scrutiny on the diversity of the league’s hiring.

#black-people, #coaches-and-managers, #football, #king-jennifer-1984, #minorities, #national-football-league, #rivera-ron, #washington-redskins, #women-and-girls

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A Washington Coach Reaches a First for Black Women in the N.F.L.

Washington promoted Jennifer King to assistant running backs coach, making her the first Black woman with a full-time N.F.L. coaching job, amid increasing scrutiny on the diversity of the league’s hiring.

#black-people, #coaches-and-managers, #football, #jennifer-king, #minorities, #national-football-league, #rivera-ron, #washington-redskins, #women-and-girls

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Could Tampa Bay Be the New Titletown?

The success of the Buccaneers, Lightning and Rays — pro sports punch lines turned finals contestants — is a run that rivals past glory years in Boston, New York or Los Angeles.

#baseball, #brady-tom, #football, #hockey-ice, #major-league-baseball, #national-football-league, #national-hockey-league, #playoff-games, #super-bowl, #tampa-fla, #tampa-bay-buccaneers, #tampa-bay-lightning, #tampa-bay-rays, #toronto-raptors, #tropicana-field-st-petersburg-fla

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Brady, Mahomes, Kaepernick: Quarterbacks Who Deserve the Stage Now

The N.F.L. has tried to move on from the controversy over Colin Kaepernick, but recent events suggest his critique of America’s racial climate has remained relevant.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #discrimination, #football, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #goodell-roger, #kaepernick-colin, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity, #reid-eric-1991, #san-francisco-49ers, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #super-bowl, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-national-anthem-protests-2016

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NFL Playoffs: What We Learned From the Conference Championship

The Chiefs will try to defend their Super Bowl title against Tom Brady and the Buccaneers — who are playing at home.

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Tom Brady Is Back in the Super Bowl, Because of Course He Is

At 43, Brady will be playing in his 10th Super Bowl, proving that he can still compete at the highest level after reinventing himself at Tampa Bay.

#brady-tom, #football, #national-football-league, #playoff-games, #super-bowl, #tampa-bay-buccaneers

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Ted Thompson, Who Helped Revive the Packers, Is Dead at 68

As Green Bay’s general manager, he made the decision — contentious at the time but later consequential — to draft Aaron Rodgers in the first round.

#deaths-obituaries, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #football, #green-bay-packers, #national-football-league, #rodgers-aaron, #thompson-ted-1953-2021

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Retirement in Florida? Tom Brady’s Next Move Might Be to the Super Bowl

The inglorious interception at the end of his career in New England seems a distant memory as he leads the Buccaneers into the N.F.C. championship game on Sunday.

#brady-tom, #football, #new-england-patriots, #playoff-games, #tampa-bay-buccaneers

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The Bills Rack Up Wins. Folding Tables Get Wrecked.

Though the team prohibits it, Bills fans are carrying on a new table-slamming tradition deep into the playoffs.

#allen-josh-1996, #buffalo-ny, #buffalo-bills, #football, #national-football-league, #playoff-games, #tables

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Super Bowl to Host 22,000 Fans

About 7,500 health care workers who have been vaccinated will be given free tickets, the league said, but it will sell 14,500 tickets to customers who will not be required to get inoculated.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football, #national-football-league, #super-bowl, #tampa-fla

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Requiem for the ‘Indestructible’ Green Bay Packers of the 1960s

The Green Bay Packers of the 1960s produced a legion of Hall of Famers and won five championships under Coach Vince Lombardi. Their ranks have been devastated by death in the last 27 months.

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NFL Playoff Predictions: Packers at Buccaneers, Bills at Chiefs

With a trip to the Super Bowl on the line, Tom Brady leads Tampa Bay into Green Bay while Josh Allen and the Bills take on Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs.

#allen-josh-1996, #brady-tom, #buffalo-bills, #football, #green-bay-packers, #kansas-city-chiefs, #mahomes-patrick-1995, #playoff-games, #rodgers-aaron, #tampa-bay-buccaneers

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