New this week: Rebel Wilson, The Black Keys, 'Firestarter'
This week’s new entertainment releases include a fresh album from The Black Keys, Rebel Wilson starring as a popular high school senior who emerges from a coma after 20 years, and the period drama “Operation Mincemeat,” based on a risky and real military operation in World War II.
South Texas family shares unique connection to legendary coach John Madden
Football icon John Madden came across many people during his time as a hall of fame coach and broadcaster. That included South Texan Martin Madro, the son of Joe Madro, a respected coach in his own right who coached with Madden in the late 1970s in Oakland.
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He rode from game to game in his own bus because he suffered from claustrophobia and had stopped flying. He was football,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. Madden went 12-1-1 in his first season, losing the AFL title game 17-7 to Kansas City. The most famous of those games went against the Raiders in the 1972 playoffs at Pittsburgh. The Raiders went 13-1, losing only a blowout at New England in Week 4.dailytimes.com
Call of Duty among finalists for Video Game Hall of Fame
This photo, provided by the Strong National Museum of Play, in Rochester, N.Y., Tuesday, March 16, 2021, shows 12 finalists for 2021 induction into the Video Game Hall of Fame. (Strong National Museum of Play via AP)ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Voting is open for the next inductees into the World Video Game Hall of Fame, with Call of Duty, Guitar Hero and Animal Crossing among the 12 finalists. "These finalists embody what it means to be a good game,” said Jon-Paul Dyson, director of the International Center for the History of Electronic Games at The Strong museum, where the hall of fame is housed. The winners are chosen by an international committee of journalists and scholars versed in video games and their role in society. AdThe hall inducted its first class in 2015 with the goal of recognizing electronic games of all types — arcade, console, computer, handheld, and mobile.
Manning and Lynch join together for a 3rd career highlight
Manning was selected Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021, for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2021. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)NFL greats elsewhere, Peyton Manning and John Lynch shared a second career in Denver. Close friends Manning and Lynch, who joke about drinking Mai Tai cocktails together at Pro Bowls in Hawaii and then charging them to hotel rooms of other players, are members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's class of 2021. This is the ultimate that one player could ever achieve after their playing days are over.”Like Pearson, Flores and Lynch, Faneca had a lengthy wait. During the pandemic, Baker instead traveled to the houses of the four modern-day players and Flores, and he surprised Manning at the Broncos' stadium.
Alternative ways to safely engage with American football
There’s no denying that Americans love their football in November, as they have long embraced American football around Thanksgiving time, whether it be playing at home with family or attending National Football League (NFL) games. So what are some ways to engage with football without putting people outside of your quarantine bubble in danger? In this game, the football players are children in unmarked jerseys who play in what looks like a high school football stadium. WATCH THE NFL GAMES — FROM HOMEThere once existed a time when we could attend NFL games without wearing masks and unknowingly spit on each other when our team fumbled the ball. Though technically, you can attend some NFL games in-person, it’s best to be cautious to the highest degree.trinitonian.com
Sharks retain Bob Boughner as coach, removing interim tag
Sharks general manager Doug Wilson formally retained Boughner as San Jose's coach Tuesday, removing the interim tag to make him the ninth full-time head coach in franchise history. He’s very open-minded in looking to find solutions.”Boughner also hired Rocky Thompson as his associate coach and John Madden as an assistant coach. Mike Ricci, the former Sharks forward who became an assistant under Boughner, will be an NHL development coach. Thompson succeeded Boughner as the head coach at Windsor in 2015, and he won the Memorial Cup in 2017. He spent the past three seasons as head coach of the AHL's Cleveland Monsters, Columbus' top affiliate.