The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers each narrowly advanced to their respective conference’s championship game on Sunday. Here’s a recap of the day’s action:
The New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons each advanced to their respective conference’s championship game on Saturday. Here’s a recap of the day’s action:
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Fans of Elvis Presley, well known as the king of rock 'n' roll -- but also a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame -- will celebrate what would have been his 82nd birthday this Sunday (Jan. 8.)
The Seattle Seahawks and Houston Texans each won their respective NFL wild-card playoff games on Saturday. Here's a quick recap of the action:
Seattle 26, Detroit 6
Thomas Rawls ran for 161 yards and a touchdown, and the Seattle Seahawks beat the Detroit Lions, 26-6, in an NFC wild-card game on Saturday night. Always a force at home, Seattle won its 10th straight playoff game at CenturyLink Field and advanced to play the Falcons in Atlanta next Saturday.
Seahawks’ quarterback Russell Wilson finished 23 of 30 for 224 yards and two touchdowns. He was helped out tremendously by wide receivers Paul Richardson and Doug Baldwin, both of whom made several circus catches in the game. Baldwin had 11 catches for 104 yards and a score.
Detroit’s Matthew Stafford was held to 205 passing yards on Saturday. He was sacked three times.
Houston 27, Oakland 14
The Texans defense forced the Raiders into three turnovers, and Houston beat Oakland, 27-14, in an AFC wild-card game on Saturday. Brock Osweiler had a touchdown pass and ran for another score for the Texans, who never trailed in the game.
It’s the bugaboo that every comic who’s ever gripped a mic and squinted into the spotlight knows all too well: silence. You keep telling the jokes, and your best material isn’t getting a peep. The flop sweat starts to gather at the small of your back, and all of a sudden, you regret not taking the bottle of water they offered you backstage. The colloquial turn is ‘choking’ or ‘bombing,’ and it happens to the best of the best. They admit as much themselves in the new trailer for the upcoming stand-up documentary Dying Laughing; all the Emmys in the world can’t protect the biggest talents in the world from an occasional nuclear-class bombing, and the upcoming doc captures all the agony and ecstasy of life in comedy.
In 2010, an orca named Tilikum made headlines when he killed SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau in Orlando, Florida — Brancheau wasn’t the first person killed by the park’s troubled resident; then again, Tilikum wasn’t the first (or the last) captive orca to attack a human being. Three years later, he became newsworthy again as the subject of Blackfish, Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s eye-opening documentary which used the story of Tilikum to shine a light on the horrors lurking within sea parks (spoiler: it’s the humans you need to worry about). Four years later, Tilikum is making headlines again, as the now-infamous orca has passed away at the estimated age of 36.
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The suspect is in custody. Police are investigating.
The (rear) end of this game was pretty amazing.