With a little over a week removed from Super Bowl LIII, the knee-jerk reactions are out of the way and we can now say with certainty that this was indeed not the most entertaining championship game in recent memory. New England fans won, and the neutral fans lost. As for LA fans…well, at least they have some nice weather to enjoy. It wasn’t the Rams’ best showing, but, hey, they shouldn’t be down for too long after such a successful 2018 campaign.
The 44.9 overnight rating from this year’s Super Bowl matchup between the St. Louis Rams and New England Patriots was the lowest we’ve seen in 10 years. A variety of factors could be contributing to this including an increasing number of online viewers, Patriots fatigue, or an immature Los Angeles football market. Notably, a boycott from New Orleans Saints fans stemming from a controversial no-call in the NFC Championship Game led to the lowest New Orleans SB rating ever, and the lowest of any local market this year.
We know we are only a month into the new year, but 2019 is already delivering some exciting sports stories. From an athlete with too many talents to an NFL referee stealing the spotlight during the playoffs, here are five headlines worth knowing now.
Without fail, the turn of the New Year always guarantees two things – ill-fated resolutions and high-level football. 2019 has proven to be no different, with the NFL playoffs in full swing and the Clemson Tigers claiming their 3rd national championship in impressive fashion. Here are some of the major on and off-field stories that we had our eye on during football season.
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Sports is unique in its ability to transcend borders, cultures, race and religion to bring people together. Sports is also an important vehicle to illustrate many life lessons for both fans and athletes; teamwork, sportsmanship, grit, sacrifice and the pursuit of excellence.