Some of you might still be snuggled up in your warm bed on this MLK Day, while many of you are hitting the pavement to start a new work week. Regardless, of your career, color or creed, sports are a fantastic way to come together as one and root for the same team.
Three cheers for humanity,
The Last Night’s Game
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If you are worn out from your weekend and could use some extra sleep. The football playoffs lived up to their hype with the Minnesota Vikings taking home a huge win in the last seconds. Tom Brady and his New England Patriots are moving on and so are the Jacksonville Jaguars for the first time since 1999. Lastly, the underdog Philadelphia Eagles. The team embraced that role by wearing dog masks and burying the Atlanta Falcons for the win. PLAYOFF WRAP UP
That one day you’re finally not the last pick for the kickball team. Two of America’s biggest names in winter sports have officially claimed their spots on Team U.S.A in the Olympics, which is 24 days away. Lindsey Vonn and ‘The Flying Tomato’ Shaun White will once again be representing the red, white and blue.
Singers Carrie Underwood and Ludacris have collaborated on a song, “The Champion,” that will be used during the Super Bowl and the Winter Olympics. You might as well get used to it. LISTEN
In the crowd for the Minnesota Vikings playoff game was 99-year-old Millie Wall. The team surprised their super fan with tickets to attend her first playoff game. During the game she could be seen talking to commissioner Roger Goodell (who gave her tickets to the Super Bowl) and drinking her signature screwdriver with a splash of cranberry, before witnessing the first ever “walk-off” touchdown pass in playoff history. What constitutes a walk-off? MORE
There will be a full day of NBA (National Basketball Association) games today and to honor the late, great Martin Luther King, Jr. on today’s holiday, teams will be wearing warm-ups inspired by his “I have a dream speech.” These statement pieces are also for sale with proceeds benefitting the National Civil Rights Museum. SEE