The St. Louis Cardinals deleted a tweet on Tuesday that was sent from the team account earlier in the day that many viewed as sexist.
The message in question was promoting a May 17 giveaway of replica World Series rings — but it implied that men who “love baseball” should obtain the gift for the women in their lives who “[love] jewelry.”
According to outraged fans, the tweet connoted that baseball and jewelry are mutually exclusive interests — and women are bigger fans of accessories then they are of sports.
Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the most popular soccer players in the world, was celebrated on Wednesday when the airport on his home island in Portugal was renamed in his honor.
Part of the rebranding ceremony for Cristiano Ronaldo Madeira International Airport involved revealing a bust that had been sculpted in the star athlete’s likeness outside the terminal.
At least… it was supposed to be in his likeness.
Even those who don’t follow college basketball recognize the big names: Kentucky. Duke. North Carolina. Connecticut. They’re the well-known teams that consistently headline March Madness — and they’re generally a safe bet to pick as a champion in your brackets.
Someone has to be the best, though. In both the men’s and women’s tournament, 11 titles are enough to reign supreme as the most successful schools in the sport’s history.
Enter: the UCLA Bruins and the UConn Huskies.
On Sunday, Tom Brady became the most decorated quarterback of all time. He won his fifth Super Bowl championship and fourth Super Bowl MVP award (both NFL records) after engineering an improbable comeback against the Atlanta Falcons, all but cementing his G.O.A.T. status.
Unfortunately, what should have been a perfect night ended disappointingly for Brady when the jersey he wore during the game went missing minutes after he removed it.
Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick understands the gravity of this memorabilia being missing — a priceless jersey that should end up in the Hall of Fame — and has called upon the Texas Rangers to help.
But there’s one problem that’s causing some confusion… the Texas Rangers are also a baseball team.
There were many stars who shone brightly during the New England Patriots’ historic comeback to win Super Bowl LI. James White led the team in receiving yards and touchdowns, LeGarrette Blount led in rushing, Julian Edelman made a game-saving catch and Tom Brady snagged his record-setting fourth Super Bowl MVP award.
But there was a much quieter hero on the field Sunday night. Dion Lewis, a young running back, had a humble but respectable 27 rushing yards on six carries. He did not score a touchdown, and left late in the game due to injury.
Dion Lewis has also never lost a game playing on the Patriots.
We repeat: He has never. Lost. A game.
For the past five decades, millions of Americans have huddled around radios and televisions for the big game, the ultimate one-game playoff, the day second only to Thanksgiving for food consumption — the Super Bowl.
The game has changed quite a bit since its inception 50 years ago. In fact, the first two NFL championships weren’t even called Super Bowl games. 1967 and 1968, the Green Bay Packers won what was then referred to as the AFL-NFL World Championship Game between the American Football League (AFL) and National Football League (NFL), over Kansas City and Oakland, respectively.
The first use of the title ‘Super Bowl’ came in 1969 with Super Bowl III, and the name was then retroactively applied to Super Bowls I and II.
The New England Patriots are in the Super Bowl. At this point, no one should really be shocked by that anymore.
Super Bowl LI will mark the ninth time the Patriots play in the big game, which is a new NFL record. Seven out of those nine appearances have come under the tutelage of head coach Bill Belichick and were started by his golden quarterback, Tom Brady.
The team suiting up in white this Sunday bears some understandable similarities to the Patriots’ last championship roster, since their most recent Super Bowl victory came just two years ago at Super Bowl XLIX in Arizona. However, these Patriots also bear an uncanny resemblance to a much earlier squad — the Patriots of Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004.