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JuJu Smith-Schuster wore ridiculous outfit to Super Bowl

JuJu Smith-Schuster in a kilt

JuJu Smith-Schuster showed up to the Super Bowl on Sunday in Arizona wearing a ridiculous outfit.

The Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver was wearing a kilt, massive boots and a cap on his head. He was one sash away from heading to his first Brownie troop meeting of the year.

That’s quite a look.

Smith-Schuster is in his first season with Kansas City after being drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2017. He had 78 catches for 933 yards and three touchdowns during the regular season.

Smith-Schuster also was robbed of what should have been his first catch of the Super Bowl when James Bradberry got away with defensive holding on him.

Mother of Travis, Jason Kelce wears great custom shoes, outfit to Super Bowl

Donna Kelce Super Bowl outfit

The mother of Travis and Jason Kelce had to go all-out with her Super Bowl fashion, and she knocked it out of the park.

Donna Kelce had to find a way to represent both of her sons in Sunday’s game, with the two playing on opposing teams. Did she manage it? You can judge that for yourself, but it sure seems that way.

A full 360 look shows that the jersey was actually double-sided, representing both of her sons. The jacket was as well, and she also had one shoe for each of them.

Momma Kelce can go home happy either way. Both of her sons already have Super Bowl rings, so this is just a tiebreaker.

The Kelce brothers usually root for each other, but not this week. Mom will make up for it by cheering for both.

Kenneth Gainwell loses first touchdown of Super Bowl after review

Kenneth Gainwell with his arm down

Please share some condolences to those who bet on Kenneth Gainwell to score the first touchdown of the Super Bowl at State Farm Field in Glendale, Arizona on Sunday.

The Philadelphia Eagles got the ball first and marched down the field against the Kansas City Chiefs. They had a 3rd-and-3 from the KC 4-yard line in the first quarter and gave the ball to Gainwell.

Gainwell appeared to rush in for a touchdown. The call on the field was a TD. But the play was reviewed and the ball was marked down just short of the goal line, robbing Gainwell of the game’s first TD.

Even though Gainwell was marked down, he still gained a first down. Jalen Hurts then scored on a quarterback sneak on the very next play thanks to a great effort from the Eagles’ offensive line.

Philly made it look easy on their first drive. They went 75 yards on 11 plays to score the TD. The Chiefs answered with a touchdown in just six plays on the ensuing possession.

Tom Brady sends funny tweet ahead of Super Bowl

Tom Brady puts up his hand

Aug 28, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) jogs off the field after a game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Tom Brady watched the Super Bowl on Sunday for the first time as an officially retired player, and the legendary quarterback was not quite sure what to do with himself.

Brady sent a funny tweet less than an hour before the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs squared off in Super Bowl LVII. He shared the famous clip from “Talladega Nights” where Ricky Bobby is being interviewed and doesn’t know what to do with his hands.

The message was pretty obvious. Brady played in the NFL for 23 seasons. He appeared in 10 Super Bowls during that time. It probably felt awkward for him to not only watch the game on TV but do so knowing he will never play in another one again.

Of course, that assumes Brady is actually retired this time. He took one big step earlier in the week that indicates he is not coming back, but many people won’t believe it until the 2023 season is underway.

Nick Siranni tears up during national anthem at Super Bowl

Nick Sirianni crying

Nick Sirianni had a beautiful, emotional moment during the singing of the national anthem at the Super Bowl on Sunday.

The second-year Philadelphia Eagles head coach was shown on TV by FOX while the anthem was being sung. He had tears streaming down his face.

Sometimes the singing of the anthem before a sporting event allows the competitors to reflect on the moment. They realize where they are, think about their journey to get there, and sometimes it all hits them.

This was reminiscent of when Knowshon Moreno had some water works coming down before a game in 2013.

Here is the full version of the anthem:

Josh Allen’s elbow injury was worse than reported?

Josh Allen wears a Bills hat

Sep 27, 2020; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) jogs off the field following the game against the Los Angeles Rams at Bills Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen played out the season with an elbow injury that was apparently more severe than initially reported.

Allen will not require surgery on what turned out to be a partially torn UCL, according to Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The injury required a brace and impacted Allen’s mechanics, and he struggled to make certain throws down the stretch that otherwise would not have been a problem.

Allen’s injury was publicly reported as a UCL sprain. That might explain some of his erratic performances over the second half of the season, which some actually attributed to a different factor.

Allen threw six interceptions in his final four regular season games, then another three in two playoff games. The Bills will hope the injury was a big part of those turnover problems, and that it will be corrected for the start of 2023.

Dak Prescott booed at Super Bowl

Dak Prescott with his hands over his heart

Dak Prescott was booed at the Super Bowl on Sunday for a perfect reason.

Prescott was presented with the Walter Payton Man of the Year award by last year’s winner Andrew Whitworth. When Prescott was introduced, the fans booed.

The Philadelphia Eagles had a heavy fan presence at the game, so they stayed true to form and booed the star quarterback for their division rival. You have to love it.

Here is a video taken from inside State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona by reporter Jori Epstein that shows the fans booing.

Philly fans are among the most passionate in sports. Not only did they roll hard to the Super Bowl to support their team, but they made sure to let everyone know that they were there. Even Prescott smiled knowing that Eagles fans weren’t giving him a break despite him winning a good-guy award.

Warriors make official decision on Gary Payton II trade saga

Bob Myers holding a microphone

May 20, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers addresses the media in a press conference after naming Steve Kerr (not pictured) as the new head coach for the Warriors at the Warriors Practice Facility. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors have delivered their verdict on the Gary Payton II trade situation.

Shams Charania of The Athletic reported on Sunday that the Warriors have decided to go through with the four-team trade involving the veteran guard Payton. The Warriors won’t be passing Payton’s physical though, Charania adds, but will still be moving forward with the deal.

The trade was agreed on shortly before Thursday’s trade deadline but was thrown into jeopardy when the Warriors discovered in their physical exam that Payton had a core muscle injury with the potential to sideline him for months. One report even claimed that the Blazers were pushing Payton to play through his injury and giving him pain-killing shots to do so (a claim that Payton’s agent responded to).

Since the trade deadline has passed, the Warriors only had two options — to accept the four-team trade as is or to rescind it entirely. They have decided on the former, so the other aspects of the deal (such as Kevin Knox going to Portland, James Wiseman heading over to Detroit, and Saddiq Bey going to Atlanta) will be moving forward as well.

The Warriors had some real gripes with the way that the Blazers handled business, believing that Portland negotiated in bad faith by withholding material information about Payton’s physical condition. But going through with the trade allows Golden State to save a lot of money in luxury tax and reunites them with a key piece from last year’s NBA championship team in Payton. While Payton might be out for a while, the Warriors get him out of the situation in Portland and will also now have him in their locker room as well as potentially available for a playoff run.

Additionally, it is possible the Blazers get sanctioned by the NBA over the whole mess since the Warriors filed an official complaint with the league.

Patrick Mahomes’ wife Brittany had very festive outfit for Super Bowl

Patrick Mahomes with his girlfriend Brittany Matthews

Patrick Mahomes’ wife is known for being one of the quarterback’s most enthusiastic supporters, and she was certainly dressed for the occasion at Super Bowl LVII on Sunday.

Brittany Mahomes shared some photos of her outfit prior to the big game between her husband’s Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles. You would not have had to wonder which team she was rooting even if you spotted her from across the stadium.

Patrick made a comment earlier this week that may get him in trouble with Brittany, but she clearly was not holding it against him on Sunday.

Gracie Hunt, mom Tavia tear up red carpet ahead of Super Bowl

Gracie Hunt smiling

Gracie Hunt and mother Tavia Hunt delivered a tour de force on the red carpet in the week leading up to the Super Bowl on Sunday.

Tavia is the wife of Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt, and Gracie is their daughter. Tavia is a former model and beauty queen, while Gracie is a model and beauty queen. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

From the NFL Awards show to the Super Bowl Opening Night, the Hunt family tore up the red carpet all week.

Here was Gracie at Super Bowl Opening Night.

Here is Tavia on the red carpet.

Here was the family after the Chiefs beat the Bengals to win the AFC and advance to the Super Bowl. In one of the photos, you can see brother Knobel and other daughter, Ava.

The Hunt family is looking for their Chiefs to win the Super Bowl for the second time in four seasons.