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By Justin Ollivierre, Social Strategy, DigitasLBI Chicago The Cultural Role, The Criticism, and our Conclusion You probably noticed that the Presidential election was a serious boon for Twitter. Not a day went by where a trending election hashtag or rogue presidential-nominee tweet didn’t make national—sometimes global—news
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – It was a battle of the sequels at the multiplexes this weekend, as “Boo! A Madea Halloween” narrowly edged out “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” to claim first place at the domestic box office. The latest film in the long-running Madea series racked up $27.6 million
William Shakespeare once wrote “if music be the food of love, play on.” Few contemporary songwriters have generated such a feast of delicacies as Carol Bayer Sager. She has whipped up unrequited love songs, sweeping ballads and generational anthems into a culinary cultural smorgasbord
Fascinating live chat yesterday with Martin Köppelmann, an Ethereum development expert and founder of the Gnosis prediction market, which is built atop Ethereum. Can the decisions of millions of strangers predict next week’s weather, or the next Super Bowl champ, or even whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will be spending the next 4 years in the White House.
Donald Trump accused Hillary Clinton of trying to “rig the debates” by scheduling them against football games. Not only do the facts reject this argument, but Trump ignores his own double- standard, as he pulled the plug on several debates with Republican opponents in 2016
It wasn’t these emergency service teams’ finest hour. Fists flew when the FDNY took on the NYPD in a family friendly charity football game in New York City on Saturday. More..
(Reuters) – Former New Orleans Saints footballer Will Smith was killed and a woman was wounded in a shooting in New Orleans on Saturday, the Times-Picayune newspaper reported on its website. The newspaper, citing law enforcement sources and a Saints source “with direct knowledge of the incident”, said Smith , 34, was shot and killed after a minor traffic collision in the city’s Garden District
As the dust settles around Super Bowl 50, the conversation around the contest itself has died down, while the dialogue surrounding Cam Newton’s abrupt departure from his postgame presser has, somehow, lived on. In the past few days, some have claimed that the incident typifies Newton’s supposed immaturity . Others have declared that it was a natural response from a guy whose style of play is wholly predicated on his emotions
Team Coco just won the big game.
Jay Z’s streaming service Tidal announced on Friday that it would be donating $1.5 million to social organizations, including non-profits that make sure the world knows black lives matter. The funds to be donated were raised at the Tidal X: 1020 charity event in Brooklyn last October, the company told Mic in a statement . The artists who performed at the sold-out event included Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Nick Jonas and, of course, Hov himself.
Being president has its perks, according to Barack Obama, who stopped by “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Sunday night to congratulate the Denver Broncos on their Super Bowl win over the Carolina Panthers . The thing is, Obama taped the message last week .
Beyoncé’s Super Bowl halftime performance of her newly released single “Formation” was amazing — but beyond the singing, it was the style she and her dancers rocked that really caught our attention. One look at the army of black women rocking leather outfits, afros and black berets and we were instantly reminded of the revolutionary members of the Black Panther Party . At one point, Beyoncé and her dancers even raised black power fists in the air marking an important public declaration of black pride
Tom Brady pic.twitter.com/NCshn5nFx2 — ⓂarcusD (@_MarcusD_) February 7, 2016 So, uh, how are NFL fans feeling about Tom Brady these days?
Lady Gaga honored America singing the national anthem at Super Bowl 50 on Sunday and it’s safe to say she totally crushed it. No, really, she totally nailed it and pretty much everyone thought so: Love you so much, @ladygaga .
The Denver Broncos are in search of their third Super Bowl win. The Carolina Panthers are hunting for their first. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms
Just admit it – you’re here for the food. Sure, two amazing teams are going to play some great ball. And we’d be lying if we said we weren’t stoked for Peyton Manning to get one last shot at a ring
Dave Zirin interviews Davey D on gentrification, police brutality, and protests against Super Bowl L.
Here’s another reason to go gaga for the Super Bowl this Sunday: Lady Gaga is set to sing the national anthem before the game on Feb. 7. The NFL announced Tuesday that the “Pokerface” singer will perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, where the Carolina Panthers will take on the Denver Broncos . That’s quite an act to follow for the half-time show performers , Beyonce and Coldplay. It’s only fitting that a Super Bowl 50 performance is the next stop for Gaga in her 2016 takeover. Earlier Tuesday, the news broke that she will perform an “experimental tribute” to the late singer and cultural icon David Bowie at the Grammys on Feb. 15, and she’s already nominated for Best Song Written for Visual Media for “Til It Happens To You.” Lady Gaga also scored an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song for the track, which she co-wrote with Diane Warren for “The Hunting Ground.” And in January, she nabbed a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV or Mini Series for her role as The Countess on “American Horror Story: Hotel.” It’s Gaga’s world, and we’re all just living in it. Also on HuffPost: — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
Move over, Saint West. America’s Next Top Baby has arrived.
Kids getting footballs is still pretty great pic.twitter.com/949LSvUHEQ — The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) January 25, 2016 As has recently become a weekly tradition, the Carolina Panthers just made yet another young fan’s dream come true. Seemingly every Sunday, Cam Newton’s squad turns on-field success into off-field elation, as players run to the stands to give touchdown balls to Carolina loyalists
Whether you chose to gather your team on a weekly or monthly basis, make sure everybody walks away feeling recharged and with a game plan. Here’s how 12 entrepreneurs make run-of-the-mill staff meetings worthwhile. A.
CBS is selling a 30-second spot during the 2016 Super Bowl for $5 million – 11% higher than NBC charged for half a minute during the 2015 Super Bowl. How is the network able to charge so much
This last Monday, on Martin Luther King holiday, Oxfam released its annual report on inequality. The report found that the world’s 62 richest people now own as much wealth as the “the bottom half of humanity,” — some 3.6 billion people
Sometime during the next few months, the US Supreme Court will issue a decision that could profoundly weaken public employee unions across the country. By all accounts, the justices — in the oral argument in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association — signaled that they are poised to rule that workers’ payment of dues to public sector unions must be voluntary
Ted Cruz’s wife is a managing director of Goldman Sachs and the firm loaned Cruz money for his Senate campaign. Hedge fund billionaire Robert Mercer has donated millions to his super PAC
Giving Advice to a Presidential Candidate Who Wants to “Do Something” Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com How can we stop the Islamic State? Imagine yourself shaken awake, rushed off to a strategy meeting with your presidential candidate of choice, and told: “Come up with a plan for me to do something about ISIS!” What would you say
The Australian Open is one of the biggest tennis tournaments in the world. It’s ok, you’ve probably watched as many Aussie Open tennis matches as you have Home Alone movies without Macaulay Culkin. Don’t worry, you’re not alone.
How the Kardashian-Jenners really made their millions. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website
Tom Brady isn’t letting a shocking exposé into his personal body coach derail what he has envisioned for the pair’s business, even if the story revealed a decade-long history of snake oil salesmanship by said body coach.
A 95-year-old Finnish woman may have set the record for the world’s oldest woman to complete a bungee jump, according to Daily Mail . Magit Tall, who walks with the assistance of a cane, took a nearly 500-foot plunge, with the aid of a tandem jumper
The New England Patriots kicked off the 2015 NFL season by beating the Pittsburgh Steelers 28-21 on Thursday night at Gillette Stadium. Tom Brady, quarterbacking against the Steelers and the world , vanquished any preseason doubters by tossing four touchdowns for 288 yards on 25 of 28 passing
Women in Business Q&A: Charlotte Jones Anderson, Executive VP Chief Brand Officer, Dallas Cowboys Football Club
Charlotte Jones Anderson, Dallas Cowboys Chief Brand Officer, oversees all strategies and applications surrounding the team’s brand as it is presented to fans world-wide. Working in the executive office since 1989, Anderson’s experience has enabled her to become one of the most innovative and versatile executives among women in professional sports. Her vision and direction guides the Cowboys in stadium design, fan engagement, entertainment, licensed apparel, cause marketing, and community service.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady took the fight over his “Deflategate” suspension to social media and federal court on Wednesday, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft backed the three-time Super Bowl MVP, saying “I was wrong to put my faith in the league.” One day after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell rejected Brady’s appeal, the star quarterback posted a 507-word statement on Facebook with his firmest denial yet, writing: “I did nothing wrong.” Kraft followed with an unscheduled address to the media gathered at Gillette Stadium for the opening of training camp and the team’s defense of its fourth Super Bowl championship. “It is completely incomprehensible to me that the league continues to take steps to disparage one of its all-time great players, and a man for whom I have the utmost respect,” the Patriots owner said
Draw a picture of a time you’ve witnessed discrimination. Walk across this line if you agree with the ideals of feminism
Ken Stabler, who led the Oakland Raiders to a Super Bowl victory and was the NFL’s Most Valuable Player in 1974, has died as a result of complications from colon cancer. He was 69. His family announced his death on Stabler’s Facebook page on Thursday.
Brace yourself for a whole lot of drama on NBC this fall. The network announced its fall 2015-2016 lineup Sunday
Tom Brady has a message for fans of the New England Patriots: The team’s Super Bowl victory earlier this year wasn’t tainted despite the #Deflategate scandal. “We earned and achieved everything we got this year as a team,” Brady told a cheering crowd at Salem State University in Salem, Massachusetts on Thursday night. More…
(Adds detail on not guilty plea) By Jonathan Kaminsky NEW ORLEANS, April 6 (Reuters) – Former NFL star Darren Sharper entered a not guilty plea on Monday in New Orleans to federal charges that he drugged women with the intent to rape them, having already pleaded guilty to related charges in three states. Sharper, 39, last month pleaded guilty or no contest to rape or attempted rape in Arizona, California and Nevada as part of a series of plea bargains prosecutors have said will land him at least nine years in federal prison
Destiny’s Child said yes to a reunion this weekend. Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland joined Michelle Williams onstage Saturday at the 30th Annual Stellar Gospel Awards in Las Vegas.
Just a week after starring in the most-watched Super Bowl halftime show ever, Katy Perry took the stage at the Grammys on Sunday. She sang “By the Grace of God,” a ballad from her most recent album, “Prism.” Perry’s emotional rendition came just after Brooke Axtell, an Austin-based activist who fights against domestic violence and sexual assault, performed a spoken-word piece. “It’s an honor to collaborate with Katy in this way,” she told People magazine before the Grammys
The Seahawks’ final play in Super Bowl XLIX caused plenty of heartbreak in Seattle. But did it also kill a loyal fan?
After a grueling three-day trip from San Diego to Detroit, Laurin Crosson was struck by the lights, glitter and banners, which festooned the city for Super Bowl XL in 2006. But those fleeting images from the window of her pimp’s Escalade was the only glimpse she’d get of the mega sporting event. “The whole town was lit up,” Crosson, now 48, told The Huffington Post
Enjoy the ride, rookie. You deserve it. Tom Brady received a 2015 Chevrolet Colorado for winning the Super Bowl MVP award, but he told a Boston radio station he hopes to give it to Malcolm Butler.
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The final moments of a dramatic Super Bowl were marred by an on-field fight involving several members of the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots. With 20 seconds left in the game and the Patriots looking to just run out the clock, the two teams began shoving each other at the line of scrimmage. The pushing and shoving continued into the end zone.
For a moment on Sunday, it looked like the Seattle Seahawks’ Jermaine Kearse would be the the hero of Super Bowl XLIX, when he made this catch in the fourth quarter with basically every part of his body and kept his team’s hopes alive.
The game was in hand.
We all saw that Nationwide ad and thought, “It can’t get more disturbing than that!” Unfortunately, we were wrong. It’s possible you never saw this commercial, entitled “That’s How,” since it ran locally in St. Louis.
We knew we’d be entertained by the game and the halftime show at SuperBowl XLIX. We knew we were in for heavily produced (and hilarious) celebrity commercials
Well, after four crazy quarters, and one of the most insane endings in Super Bowl history, the new reigning champions are the New England Patriots.
Forget the hot wings and bowls of chili, this Super Bowl is all about the waffles. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West arrived in Arizona on Saturday ahead of Super Bowl Sunday, and after taking adorable photos with North West , the two met up with John Legend and Chrissy Teigen.
PHOENIX (AP) — Junior Seau, Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Charles Haley and Will Shields were elected Saturday to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The class of 2015, announced a day before the Super Bowl, also includes a pair of contributors, Bill Polian and Ron Wolf, along with senior selection Mick Tingelhoff
PHOENIX (AP) — Domestic violence. Questionable discipline
According to the State of Small Business Report , 57 percent of small businesses anticipate revenue growth in 2015 and the Super Bowl may be the first big opportunity for that growth. There are many ways local, small businesses and those around the nation can benefit from the big game
The recently released GoDaddy 2015 Super Bowl ad generated a whole lot of outrage from animal advocates and was quickly retracted Tuesday. The ad, called “Journey Home,” features a golden retriever puppy named Buddy who bounces out of the back of a truck before traveling through a series of harrowing environments to get to a bright red barn. More…
PHOENIX (AP) — Relishing no longer being in the “villain” role, Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is painting his team’s Super Bowl opponent as occupying that position. He also doubts that the Patriots will be punished by the NFL if they are found guilty of doctoring footballs in the AFC championship game. More..
The Baltimore Ravens announced Friday that they will release nose tackle Terrence Cody after the Super Bowl. The decision comes as the NFL player faces allegations of animal cruelty. According to the Baltimore Sun, Cody is under investigation by the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s office for animal cruelty.
Well, this is awkward. With the Super Bowl on the way, Jimmy Fallon asked viewers to send in their best #MyTouchdownDance videos to show off those celebration skills. Among Fallon’s favorites was a video a fan recorded while at work, and the name of the dance, the “Didn’t Realize My Boss Was Watching,” pretty much says it all: More…
For Russell Wilson’s Seattle Seahawks to become the first team in a decade to win consecutive Super Bowls, they’ll have to beat the most recent group to do it, Tom Brady’s New England Patriots. In an enticing matchup pitting the defending champions against the dominant NFL franchise of the 2000s, the NFC’s Seahawks (14-4) will face the AFC’s Patriots (14-4) in the title game at Glendale, Arizona, in two weeks. More..
The Seattle Seahawks beat the Green Bay Packers 28-22 in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday. The win secures the Seahawks a spot in Super Bowl XLIX.
While Taylor Swift was dancing at the American Music Awards , the NFL confirmed that Katy Perry will perform during halftime of Super Bowl XLIX.
More than 100 million people may soon hear Katy Perry “Roar.” The pop star has been reportedly picked to play the halftime show at Super Bowl XLIX . Both Billboard and the New York Post cite sources as saying the “California Gurls” singer and songwriter will perform at the big game, which will be held on Feb. 1, 2015 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.
Prayer is a powerful practice, as many who do it regularly can attest to. But in addition to being a powerful personal practice, prayer can play a role in strengthening even the most diverse communities, according to a new study led by a University of Connecticut sociologist Ruth Braunstein, Richard L. Wood from the University of New Mexico and Brad R