2.2.15: Super Dreams

Good Morning Team SQ! So, about that game last night? Nothing like a little Super Bowl magic to ring in February and close out the NFL season. Congrats to the New England Patriots! Anyhoo, in honor of the game, check out all the awesome talent that Jimmy Fallon brought together for an a capella rendition of “We Are The Champions” last night.

 

 

QUIPS FOR THIS WEEK

NFL

Super Bowl XLIX was nothing short of thrilling. The New England Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 in Arizona to win their 4th Super Bowl in the Belichick-Brady Era. After many lead changes, comebacks, and big plays, the game came down to an ill-advised final play call for the Seahawks (on a play that didn’t go to Marshawn Lynch) that led to an interception by the Patriots’ Malcolm Butler. Tom Brady is your MVP and the Super Bowl is going back to Boston. Congrats Pats fans!

College Basketball

It was a wild weekend for college hoops. After an emotional week, #4 Duke handed #4 UVA their first loss on their home turf in a big game that came down to the wire.

Duke wasn’t the only team with a big win this weekend as #10 Louisville came back from 18 to knock off #13 UNC in overtime. In other news, Pitt won against #8 Notre Dame and #1 Kentucky remains undefeated after a win against this weekend over Alabama.

This week look out for:

  • #2 UVA at #13 UNC – Monday
  • #8 Notre Dame at #4 Duke – Saturday
  • #10 Louisville at #2 UVA – Saturday

NBA

All Star

The NBA announced the final rosters for the league’s upcoming All-Star Game in New York. Starters were voted on by fans, reserves by the coaches, and  DeMarcus Cousins was selected by the Commissioner to fill the injured Kobe Bryant’s all-star spot. The game takes place on February 15th.

Speaking of the All-Star Game, Commissioner Adam Silver announced that he is interested in exploring the possibility of expanding the All-Star roster from 12 to 15. This comes in light of the difficult decision to choose whether to have Damian Lillard or DeMarcus Cousins fill Kobe Bryant’s spot. They both are having great seasons but ultimately there wasn’t enough space to put both on the roster given the roster limit. Stay tuned!

 

Other

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams were the big winners at the Australian Open. Serena Williams defeated Maria Sharapova to win her 6th Australian Open title on the women’s side while Novak Djokovic won his fifth Australian Open title after he defeated Andy Murray in the men’s final.

Rory McIlroy won the Dubai Desert Class title in record fashion. It was the second golf title in Dubai for Rory, who shot 22 under and matched a tournament record for the lowest total in the course history.

JUST FOR FUN

Just gotta check real quick
Seahawks cornerback Byron Maxwell gave the game ball a little squeeze to ensure it was fully inflated

STORIES FOR INSIGHTS, COOL FACTOR + DEBATE

How to be an ex-pat Super Bowl fan

Take it from this man in Moscow – it’s not an easy love to kindle

Imagine not being able to find the Super Bowl on television? Well, for supporters that don’t live in America, that’s a real possibility

 

The brawl we can’t not talk about

Who gets into a fight in the last 20 seconds of the Super Bowl?

When the dust cleared, Bruce Irvin of the Seattle Seahawks was ejected from the game

 

Another QB

If you saw the P&G Play Like a Girl campaign, you saw 15 year old Karlie Harmon

She’s a club team quarterback, and found herself among athletes and actors on Super Bowl Radio Row talking about the campaign

 

Tom Brady

The legend can’t stop

Check out this long read on what drives Tom Brady of the New England Patriots

 

C’mon

Have you ever heard Serena on the court?

It’s nice to know that her shouting is indicative of all the fun she’s having on the court!

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