We’re getting your weekend off on the right foot with football, fashion with a side of tennis.
The ultimate trio,
The Last Night’s Game Team
NFL (National Football League)
The NFL regular season kicked off last night with the oldest rivalry in football, the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears (Packers won). One guy who isn’t likely to be taking the field with the rest of his team when they play Monday night? Antonio Brown. The new Oakland Raiders wide receiver has had a tumultuous off-season, first with his frostbitten feet, then helmetgate and now he got into it with the team’s general manager. There have been reports that he will be suspended by the team. DON’T MESS WITH PAPA
We’re making life easy with the guide to the NFL season, the five things you need to know.
Power couple Megan Rapinoe (U.S. Women’s Soccer) and Sue Bird (WNBA – Women’s National Basketball Association - legend) grace the cover of this month’s InStyle Magazine. The two talk about their never-ending fight for female athletes, Bird’s viral article about how the president hates her girlfriend (and the scary things that have ensued because of that) and of course, love and fashion. COUPLE GOALS
1998 – that’s the year the NFL outlawed tinted helmet visors for players’ helmets. Their reasoning, sometimes the medical staff needs to see the players’ eyes without removing their helmets. 21 years later, they are now allowed. The league landed Oakley as the “official helmet visor provider of the NFL” and the league’s “preferred eyewear provider.” Now players can have the tinted protection, provided it’s the Oakley approved version. You’ll likely see more Oakley products on the sidelines as well. THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO HMM
Alabama’s head coach Nick Saban received an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in last week’s game and his wife “Miss Terry” was also not pleased with his gameday behavior. Her punishment for him? A 20 minute run on the treadmill. TOUGH CROWD
What to watch
Serena Williams is back in the U.S. Open finals (tennis) for the second year in a row. (You might remember she lost last year to Naomi Osaka). She will play Bianca Andreescu, the first Canadian to ever play in the U.S. Open finals, on Saturday in her quest to tie the record for Grand Slam wins at 24. DÉJÀ VU