Super Bowl 50 is only four days away, where we will find out if the Carolina Panthers can commence their incredible season with a SB win, or if the Denver Broncos can take care of some unfinished business from two years ago and claim victory. Several places in New York City will claim to be the hot spot for where you should go for food, fun, football and more… but which ones are the best? Here are a couple that we think you should stop at this coming Sunday.
What would the kid do? Personally I looked at my roommate Dean and said, “Do you know what time it is?” He replied “No” I than proclaimed “It’s Geno Time”. With just over a half minute to play in the final quarter Sunday Geno Smith ran the Jets offense out there like a seasoned veteran.
“I just went out there,” Smith said, “and told those guys it’s never over.”
Down by 2 (17-15), the before mentioned Smith would drop back to pass but to find nothing to his liking. In his best Steve Young impersonation he would scramble for a gain of 10 while being shoved out of bounds by Bucacaneers Lavonte David, which is an additional 15-yard penalty. Once the player dedicates himself to leaving the playing surface anyone who tackles such player is subject to a 15-yard personal foul penalty. The additional infraction would put kicker Nick Folk in his range where he would come on to win the contest with :07 left. Folk’s kick would register 48 yards.
“Man, oh man,” head coach Rex Ryan mentioned after the game.”We talk about a resilient group, and we certainly have it. We fought all the way to the end. One team, one fight, well, there it is.
The Jets were elated once the kick went through the field goal post as they all jumped up and down on the field and in addition to the sideline. A similar scene to the Buccaneers moments earlier when kicker Rian Lindell booted a 37-yard field goal with 34 seconds left. Smith who is starting in place of QB Mark Sanchez who is out with a torn labrum said “If there’s time on the clock, I expect us to go out there and execute, And that’s what we did today.”
Prior to the contest The Jets announced that Sanchez would be receiving a second opinion by Dr. James Andrews sometime this week, in addition the NFL announced before the game that Grammy-winner Bruno Mars will perform at halftime of the Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium (NY/NJ) on Feb. 2.
The Jets (1-0) travel to Gilette Stadium to take on the New England Patriots (1-0) this Thursday evening at 8:25pm while Tampa Bay (0-1) host’s New Orleans (1-0) Sunday at 4:25
It took numerous attempts but the Dallas Cowboys finally defeated the New York Giants in their shiny 1.2 billion dollar stadium, New York was previously (4-0). Tony Romo who seemed not to be fazed by an apparent rib injury which took him out of the game late in the first half came back strong delivering two touchdown passes to his favorite target, Jason Witten. Eli Manning of the Giants would do his best to counter punch by throwing four touchdowns of his own including three passes to Victor Cruz. Surprisingly despite 6 Giants turnovers, New York some how was still in position for a comeback victory.
“It’s infectious. It’s contagious,” Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said. “We challenged them at halftime. We had three, let’s get three more.” Garrett a former Giants QB was referring to turnovers, something that new defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin has seemed to improve in the offseason. DeMarcus Ware intercepted Manning’s first pass of the game, and the Giants turned it over on their first three possessions.
In the loss the Giants lost starting cornerback Prince Amukamara to a concussion. He is questionable for Sunday’s game vs. Manning’s older brother Peyton and the Broncos at 4:15.
A picture can literally mean a thousand words, and in this case can be shared over 100,000 times. A simple posting by a girl named Chelsea on her Tumblr page had that amount of shares in less than 24 hours. You heard right, 24 hours. The photo itself had a simple caption that read this-
“Two of my best friends won Cutest Couple of our senior class. First time in my school history a same sex couple has even been able to run for this category, not to mention winning it. So proud of them, and my school.”
Who was the most surprised out of all of this? Brad and Dylan themselves. In a email written to The Huffington Post, they had this to say regarding the issue-
This whole thing has been a bit surreal for us because we have been raised to believe that love is love. We never realized that our happiness and openness would inspire so many individuals. The support we have received from our family, friends, and even strangers has led us to believe that our affection for each other is normal … When we started dating a year [ago], the thought of a photo of us traveling throughout the world would be a bit frightening, but now we are proud to be part of the LGBT community.
I wrote in the title of this article that it is historic for many different reasons. One- regardless of what kind of high school and environment you have come from this is a huge shocker that they were even nominated for it, and two that they won. What makes it amazing is how mature that particular high school was in choosing two people who just from the photo alone seem very in love yet their classmates viewed as just that and didn’t delve into homophobia or this being some gross prank that the senior guys pull for their own pathetic humor.
This may be a bit different but it has the same context. When we did Homecoming King and Queen, the girl that won was usually the one that everyone expected to win and the guy that one was the “joke vote”. I saw it happen pretty much every year and it made me disgusted that this form of bullying happened to something that was supposed to be nice and good for the man and woman that won it. When I was a junior, there was an openly gay senior that was up for King and to many people’s surprise he won. The football team looked devastated as the one they picked out to be thrown into the masses lost and for the first time in our school’s history a gay man actually won. I made sure I screamed loud and proud to silence the haters and what made it even better was that he won authentically and didn’t stuff the ballot box like the others did in years past.
This rings true for Dylan and Brad. I wish them nothing but happiness with each other and their own personal success. If this is how the youth of this country are seeing people past all the homophobia that is out, then we have a good shot that this generation will be a great one. Keep hope alive.