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If your work promotion isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Yesterday's NFL all-star game, the Pro Bowl, resembled a backyard pickup game with its laissez-faire attitude but the AFC (American Football Conference) still beat the NFC (National Football Conference). The winning team members each took home a $64,000 bonus and the losers cashed in at $32,000. Oddly enough, the winners of the Pro Bowl actually end up making more than the losing team in the Super Bowl.
The Senior Bowl showcases college senior football players’ talents one last time for NFL scouts. You may have seen the big oops video of Shaquem Griffin being interviewed on the sideline instead of participating in a play on the field. What you may not know is that Griffin plays football one handed because he lost his left hand at age four. Now that’s impressive.
Yesterday at the ripe old age of 36, a tearful Roger Federer won the Australian Open and his 20th Grand Slam title. Federer is the first male to win 20 Grand Slam tournaments. Serena Williams won her record 23rd at the same tournament last year.
A Grand Slam in tennis describes one of the four major tournaments - the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open.
Former UFC champion Ronda Rousey is taking her Hollywood acting career to a different level, signing a full-time contract with WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment). She made her first appearance last night at the Royal Rumble. WWE has also been in the news lately because its chariman Vince McMahon is reviving the previously defunct XFL (Xtreme Football League).
Stay tuned - Wednesday is the day you've been waiting for all year - our Super Bowl edition of Five Things To Know. Don't miss out!