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(CNN) — The St. Louis Rams announced Saturday that Michael Sam, who made history as the first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL, has been waived and did not make the team’s final 53-man roster.
Sam, an All-American defensive end who played for the University of Missouri, made history when he was picked by the Rams in the seventh and final round. He was the 249th of 256 players selected.
Sam, at 6-foot-2 and 260 pounds, starred in college football last season. Besides being first team All-American, he was named the top defensive player in the Southeastern Conference, considered the nation’s best league. Teammates named him the team’s most valuable player.
The Rams’ move does not necessarily mean the end of Sam’s professional career. He could still be picked up by another team
Peter Bailey shares a NiteCap with Redskins star wide receiver at his annual Dare 2 Dream weekend where the veteran wide out discussed the pressures facing RGIII, Super Bowl champion.
Santana Moss recently sat down with journalist Peter Bailey to discuss RGIII and black quarter backs. Nite Cap with Peter Bailey is described by the show’s site as a “hub for insight into what truly matters in our society by offering soulful and introspective reportage that redefines who we are by humanizing today’s stories and news makers.” Much of the conversation was about the future of black youth athletes, but the host did ask Moss why Robert Griffin III was under so much pressure this past season.
Bruno Mars rocked the Super Bowl Half Time Game this year (2014). He was joined by the rock legendary Rockers the Red Hot Chili Pepper. Bruno Mars delivered a start-to-finish impressive, entertaining, and fun Super Bowl performance. Bruno Mars performance was one of the most watched Super Bowls in history.
Bruno Mars wasn’t paid for his efforts–as is the custom at the year’s biggest entertainment event, unlike the Broncos and the Sea Hawks.
No appearance fee,” confirms NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy. “Same as always.”
For the Super Bowl’s halftime acts, payment comes in the form of exposure–and in the case of Bruno Mars, the dividends should be both considerable and long-lasting. The 28-year-old Hawaiian wowed the audience at MetLifeMET -4.62% Stadium and more than 100 million at home with a set that included a dazzling drum solo and a few gravity-defying dance moves in addition to his singing.
“The halftime performance at the Super Bowl is the single most important live appearance an artist can make,” says Gary Bongiovanni, president and editor-in-chief of concert data outfit Pollstar. “And with the pressure on, Bruno Mars crushed it. I would not be surprised if he more than doubled his number of fans overnight.”
Like the legendary acts who’ve played the halftime show before him, he’ll undoubtedly see a bump in record sales–Beyoncé’s album 4got a 59% boost from her performance in New Orleans last year, while Madonna’s back catalog surged 410% in the wake of her halftime show the year before.
It has been ten years since the single most talked about Super Bowl performance in history aired on CBS television network. The Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson performance over shadowed the winners of the Super Bowl in 2004!
Who were the winners?…..???
Super Bowl Sunday is really about the fireworks, ads, and drama, surrounding the actual game. Whether it’s and controversialcommercial, half-time show antics or some post-game dissing, footballs’s biggest night has always been full of DRAMA.
You don’t have to like football to like the Super Bowl. That’s because any given year, the lights can go out, or someone’s nipple can pop out, or a certain quarterback’s wife can spew out a post-game rant. Without further ado, here are the Super Bowl moments from over the years that really stand out.
Supermodels and actresses Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Brooklyn Decker and Bar Refaeli will host the 11th annual “Leather & Laces” party presented by Axxis Sports & Entertainment during Super Bowl XLVIII in New York on Friday, January 31st and Saturday, February 1st, 2014. The star-studded two-night event will be hosted by Brooklyn Decker and Bar Refaeli on Friday night, and Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio on Saturday night with live Cirque performances and celebrity DJs throughout the affair.
“We are incredibly thrilled to bring the ‘Leather & Laces’ party to New York this year,” said William Ekeroth, President of Axxis Sports & Entertainment. “This is our 11th year and it will surely be one of the most lavish parties of Super Bowl weekend. Our host line-up is the best we have ever had.”
The breathtaking Liberty Theater, located in the heart of New York City in the vigorous Times Square District, will host both nights of the “Leather & Laces” party. It brings old world style, sophistication and history to New York’s most famous neighborhood.