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The Friday 5: January 29th

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The Super Bowl Teams are Set

What do you know? The GOAT delivered, as Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are heading to the Super Bowl to face Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs. And by heading, they don’t have to go far, as the Bucs are the first Super Bowl team to play in their home stadium.

It will be the best to ever play against the possible future best to ever play on football’s biggest stage. Super Bowl LV will feature The Weeknd at halftime, in case you somehow got “Blinding Lights” out of the constant loop in your head and forgot.

This will also be Brady’s 10th, yes 10th, Super Bowl. GOATs, amirite? For his part, Mahomes is looking to be the youngest quarterback to win two Super Bowl titles.

Fun fact: since Tom Brady signed with the Buccaneers, the Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup, the Rays went to the World Series and the Bucs are making their second-ever Super Bowl appearance in franchise history. If Tampa wins this thing, there’s an 80% chance they change the name of the city to Tompa Bay, like for real. Don’t look up those odds though. They may not be accurate.

Make sure to tune in next week for our special Friday 5, Super Bowl LV edition.


Deshaun Watson

Oh, Houston you’ve got yourself one hell of a problem. Texans’ quarterback Deshaun Watson wants out, but the embattled AFC South team doesn’t want him to go, obviously.

New Texans’ head coach David Culley said in his introductory press conference that “…[Watson] is a Houston Texan. And I wanted to be a Houston Texan. And the reason I’m in this position today is because I knew he’s going to be a Houston Texan. The outside stuff that was being said is irrelevant to me.”

New GM Nick Caserio said, “We have no interest in trading the player.” Well, this should be fun.

Watson has a no-trade clause, meaning that he would have the ultimate say in where he wants to go, should the request be granted. The Texans really screwed up royally on this one, and it is truly unbelievable that they let things get this bad with their franchise quarterback. Meanwhile, it is safe to assume that every team that is not the Kansas City Chiefs are trying to figure out if and how they can get #4 on their squad.

It’s worth mentioning that Houston is the same city that houses the cheating Astros. At least, it’s worth mentioning to me.


Ron Rivera

After a checkup yesterday, Washington Football Team head coach Ron Rivera is officially cancer-free. After announcing he had squamous cell cancer in August, Rivera underwent seven weeks of treatment during the season. Through everything, he only missed three practices and coached every game.

Congratulations Coach. This news is fantastic.

RIP John Chaney

John Chaney, the Hall of Fame basketball coach who took the Temple Owls to the NCAA Tournament 17 times, has passed away at the age of 89.

Chaney, who was a zone defense visionary, was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2001 and the College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006. Rest in Power.

Major League Baseball Hires the Kid

Ken Griffey, Jr. has been hired by Major League Baseball as a senior advisor to commissioner Rob Manfred. Griffey’s position will focus on baseball operations and developing young players with an emphasis on improving diversity at the amateur levels.

Griffey played MLB for 22 years and was a 13-time All-Star. He is also one of this Fangirl’s most favorite baseball players ever, but that’s neither here nor there. He will also be an MLB ambassador at youth baseball initiatives and special events.

Tracy Sandler

Tracy Sandler

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