BOSTON (CBS) — Tom Brady plans to play football forever. Or so we think. One ESPN writer — who’s spent a lot of time covering Tom Brady — thinks that the end is much closer for the 44-year-old QB. READ MORE: Bills Expect Patriots To Play Heavy Man Coverage, Double Stefon Diggs; Josh Allen Going Sleeveless In Frigid Temperatures In an article featuring playoff predictions from different ESPN analysts, writers and personalities, Wickersham shared that he’s got a feeling that this playoff run will be the final one for TB12. “We know that the Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger will retire. But I think Tom Brady will, too,” Wickersham said. READ MORE: Patriots-Bills Wild Card Predictions: Can Pats Pull Off An Upset In Buffalo? Wickersham couched the claim by saying it’s “just a hunch.” Still, given that Wickerhsam released a 500-plus-page book in October — a book which detailed the Patriots’ dynasty, focused significantly on Brady, and was written after conducting “hundreds of … [Read more...] about ESPN’s Seth Wickersham Thinks Tom Brady Will Retire After This Playoff Run With Bucs
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15 LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Just winning would have been fitting enough to honor the passing of a Kentucky coaching great. The No. 18 Wildcats took that objective a step further, doing it convincingly with near-perfect offense thanks to a defense that created plenty of easy chances. Freshman TyTy Washington Jr. scored a career-high 28 points, Sahvir Wheeler returned from injury to add 21 points and Kentucky shot a season-high 68% to blow out No. 22 Tennessee 107-79 on Saturday. The Wildcats (14-3, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) rolled the Volunteers on an emotional day that began with news of the death of former Kentucky coach Joe B. Hall at 93. Hall led the program to its fourth national championship in 1978. He was close with current Kentucky coach John Calipari, who paid tribute to his friend and mentor by gripping a rolled-up program and starting in a 1-3-1 defense against … [Read more...] about Washington helps No. 18 Kentucky rout No. 22 Tennessee
5 Georgia coach Kirby Smart told a near-capacity crowd at Sanford Stadium on Saturday the Bulldogs don't plan to wait another 41 years for their next national championship. “It’s moments and events like this that allow us to look back and allow us to look forward,” Smart said. “... We’re burning the boats, baby, and we’re coming back! Go Dogs!” The celebration, attended by Southeastern Conference commissioner Greg Sankey and Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, followed a parade to Sanford Stadium. Georgia finished 14-1 and No. 1 in the final AP Top 25 following its 33-18 win over Alabama in the national championship game on Monday night in Indianapolis. “As the commissioner of the Southeastern Conference, I think the four-team playoff worked pretty well this year, didn’t it?” Sankey asked, referring to efforts to expand the playoff. Georgia announced Friday it had no more tickets available for the celebration at the stadium, where the … [Read more...] about Georgia celebrates title at stadium, Smart plans repeat
Sometimes Bridget Everett , the actress, comedian and self-proclaimed “cabaret wildebeest,” wonders what would have happened if she had never left Kansas. She has a pretty good idea. “I’d probably live in Kansas City, or Lawrence,” she said. “I would probably work in a restaurant and have two D.U.I.s and sit on the couch a lot in my underwear.” This was on a Monday afternoon in mid-December at John Brown BBQ , a purveyor of Kansas City-style barbecue in Queens, which is to say the closest that a person can get to Kansas within the New York City limits. (Not very close, as it turns out, though Everett said that the sides were delicious.) She was joined by Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen , the creators of “Somebody Somewhere,” a wistful Kansas-set half-hour comedy that arrives Sunday on HBO. Everett, 49, stars as Sam, a woman whose biography parallels her own, to a point. After years of bartending in a big city, Sam has returned to her hometown. She has a soul-eating job at … [Read more...] about Bridget Everett Shows Off Her Softer Side. And a Bra.
6 ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — After gaining so much ground during Mac Jones’ rookie season, the New England Patriots faltered at the finish. Throttled 47-17 by the Buffalo Bills in a wild-card playoff game on Saturday night, the loss showed how much progress the Patriots still need to make to close the gap on their AFC East rivals. “Losing is terrible,” Jones said. “None of us wanted to do that tonight. But there’s nothing we can do about it now. There’s a lot to look forward to and positive and learn from.” Jones and the Patriots made strides turning around their season following a 2-4 start, putting together a seven-game win streak to make the playoffs for the first time in two seasons since Tom Brady left New England for Tampa Bay. But their progress stalled after a 14-10 win at Buffalo in Week 13 put them atop the division standings. The Patriots struggled coming out of their bye week, losing three of four, before suffering … [Read more...] about Patriots, Jones end season with a dud in 47-17 loss to Bills
Update: A panel of judges ruled on Sunday that Australia’s immigration minister was within his rights to cancel the tennis champion Novak Djokovic’s visa. The judges’ ruling is final; the Australian Open begins Monday. MELBOURNE, Australia — Novak Djokovic has had his visa to stay in Australia revoked — not once but twice. After a successful appeal of his apprehension at the border by authorities, our immigration minister has affirmed the initial refusal. The world’s No. 1 men’s singles tennis player is out of the Australian Open (at least for now). It’s a move that the local papers have claimed will “ undoubtedly prove popular with the Australian public.” So, Novak. Mate. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out, hey? Australians may well be exhausted from two years of the pandemic and sick and weakened by a current mass infection of Covid-19, and yet many of us retain enough energy to be thrilled by this news. The hashtag #DjokovicOut has been a trending … [Read more...] about Novak Djokovic Got the Boot. Australians Are Thrilled.
As soon as students poured back into classrooms early this month, Palo Alto schools Superintendent Don Austin knew the pandemic had shifted gears and schools were about to be hit with rising case counts. He wasn’t wrong. Within days, the number of students reporting positive for COVID-19 spiked to unprecedented levels. Those kids had traveled through crowded halls and eaten lunch with friends, and older students had attended up to six different classes a day. Austin quickly understood it would be nearly impossible to determine where students or staff got the virus or who they might have exposed — and then send letters home to those who were close contacts. The number of parents getting letters could be in the hundreds at any given school every day. He decided the district would no longer track cases or send anxiety-inducing exposure notifications home. Instead, given the highly contagious omicron variant raging across California, he told students and staff to assume they were … [Read more...] about Is omicron leading to in-school transmission? Bay Area districts say there’s no way to know
WASHINGTON - A surging omicron variant has sent ailing transit agencies into a heightened sense of crisis, prompting a fresh round of service cuts that have left passengers unsure whether they have a ride to work or school. Throughout the pandemic, bus operators have transported essential workers to jobs and riders who lack other alternatives to their destinations. But in recent weeks, the fast-spreading virus has proliferated throughout transit agencies across the country, sickening more drivers than at any other point in the pandemic as frustrated riders wonder whether their bus will arrive. Many transit agencies are paying higher wages while paring back schedules, reducing service for a second time after substantial cuts early in the pandemic. This time, transit officials say there's likely no path to normal levels until omicron subsides and workers are healthy enough to get behind the wheel. Scott Bogren, executive director of the D.C.-based Community Transportation … [Read more...] about Omicron deepens bus driver shortage, frustrating passengers as transit agencies pare back service
At first glance, a Kiki and Herb cabaret show could come off as a bizarre and politically incorrect, yet addictive, mess. Kiki, with the faded glamour of Norma Desmond, sings deranged takes on Top 40 hits and slurs through tactless banter about current events. Herb, with sprayed-on gray hair and a kitschy suit, hammers a keyboard and sips Canadian Club. A medley might start with “Frosty the Snowman” and end with Patti Smith. From 1993 until 2008, Kiki and Herb, known offstage as Justin Vivian Bond and Kenny Mellman, performed under the guise of failed, septuagenarian lounge singers, earning a devoted audience that included luminaries from the pop, film and fashion worlds. What started small in San Francisco evolved into a Broadway show and ended with a sold-out farewell at Carnegie Hall. And now, after eight years, Kiki and Herb are reuniting for a monthlong engagement beginning Thursday, April 21, at Joe’s Pub, as part of the commissioning program New York Voices. The show, “ … [Read more...] about Kiki and Herb: Kitsch, With a Whisky Chaser
I got a lot of feedback on my last newsletter, about how parents of children under 5 are struggling in a variety of ways with the pandemic’s current Omicron wave. Some readers felt I didn’t adequately underscore the point that statistically speaking, the risk of serious illness and death for children with Covid is very slim. So let’s talk about that. It’s true: Per the most recent American Academy of Pediatrics report , among the 24 states (and New York City) that provided data, “children ranged from 1.7 percent-4.3 percent of their total cumulated hospitalizations, and 0.1 percent-1.6 percent of all their child Covid-19 cases resulted in hospitalization.” And thankfully, among 46 states reporting (and New York City, Puerto Rico and Guam), only “0.00 percent-0.02 percent of all child Covid-19 cases resulted in death.” But what’s also true is that “Covid-19 cases among U.S. children are increasing exponentially, far exceeding the peak of past waves of the pandemic,” … [Read more...] about Here’s Some (Slightly) Less Worrisome Covid-and-Kids News