The Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers 24-10 in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday. Broncos linebacker Von Miller was named the game MVP after a staunch defensive performance, with 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and six tackles. Miller and the Broncos defense proved too much for Cam Newton and the Panthers offense, forcing four turnovers. The Panthers were also flagged for 11 penalties and missed a field goal. Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, who many believe will retire before next season, went 13 for 23 for 141 yards and an interception.
A 30-2 vote by the NFL team owners has approved The St. Louis Rams for a move to Los Angeles for the 2016 season. The San Diego Chargers also have the option to make the move, while the Oakland Raiders have opted to remain in Oakland. Below are visualizations of the Rams’ and Chargers’ franchise wins through history, including the Rams’ years in L.A. from the mid-1940s to mid-1990s.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced tonight that they have fired head coach Lovie Smith. The Bucs went 2-14 and 6-10 over the past two seasons. Below are visualizations detailing how the team has performed relative to divisional opponents in 2015.
Saddle Up for Ribs, Beer and Flat Screen Heaven
By Sally Deering
Hoboken’s 13th street just got a new kid on the block: Smokin’ Barrel Authentic Texas BBQ is the most recent addition to the neighborhood and the place is jumping with locals who like smoked meats and a choice of 50 domestic beers to watch the big game on one of 23 flat screen TVs.
The brainchild of a group of business-partners Robert Kakov, Nirav Patel, Richard Gaetor, and Anthony and Danielle Lenardo – Smokin’ Barrel fills a void on Willow Avenue where there’s a dearth of restaurants and local places to hang out with friends and watch a game over some cold brews. There are glass topped-barrels that serve as bar tables, and if you can’t find a stool at the bar, you can always hitch a ride on one of the leather saddles affixed to a thick coil for a little “Yee-Ha” with your BBQ.
Bayonne, New Jersey resident Ron Inglesias celebrates Spain’s World Cup win on Sunday by running through the street of Bayonne. Captured here by our River View photographer Ingelisas proudly poses with Spains Flag.
Today Spain became the eighth nation ever to win the World Cup, The win came over the Netherlands in a 1-0 extra time final score.
Spain’s game plan, and their relentless passing wore down the Dutch defense giving Spain the win in Spain’s only World Cup Final.
Leaving four minutes of extra time left, the goal that secured the World Cup win for Spain came in the 116th minute of play. Fernando Torres shot rebounded off the head of a Dutch player and fell to the feet of Spain’s Cesc Fabregas, who passed it to Andres Iniesta. In the only goal of the match, Iniesta calmly took the ball and shot it past the Dutch goalie.
Now World Champions, Spain’s “Red Fury” has lived passed their reputation as underachievers in big tournaments to bring Spain and its people the World Cup Championship.
Online Contest Open to All High Schools
in Cablevision Service Area
MSG Varsity is kicking off a new contest open to all high schools in the Cablevision service area, MSG Varsity’s Mascot Dash to the Desk. Mascot Dash to the Desk offers schools the opportunity to submit a photo of their school mascot online at msgvarsity.com from April 14–21 to be eligible for the grand prize – a brand new mascot costume for their high school (worth up to $6,000) and a guest appearance by the school’s mascot on MSG Varsity’s signature daily sports show, High School SportsDesk, on Cablevision’s iO TV (Channel 14). Continue reading DOES YOUR HIGH SCHOOL MASCOT HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?ENTER MSG VARSITY’S MASCOT DASH TO THE DESK NOW