A desire to help the local food bank and an idea that came from a magazine article sparked the Super Bowl’s “Strike Out Hunger” food drive.George Overfield and his son, Geo, own the family fun center and bowling alley.George Overfield said he saw an article about a similar event conducted in California and thought it would be a good thing for the Grand Island community.“We modeled this off of a center in California that is about the same size town as Grand Island,” he said.The planning started in February, and he knew he wanted to get the schools involved. He spoke with local superintendents, so six school districts are sponsoring the event.The food drive goes through May 31. The schools involved are Northwest Public, Grand Island Public, Doniphan-Trumbull, Trinity Lutheran, Grand Island Central Catholic and Heartland Lutheran. The schools have posters up around their buildings and sent home information with students.For each canned item donated at Super … [Read more...] about Super Bowl’s ‘Strike Out Hunger’ drive offers free bowling for food donations
The Los Angeles Rams are making moves and the NFL is taking notice. The team is taking huge swings in the offseason, acquiring defensive stars Ndamukong Suh, Aqib Talib, Marcus Peters and wide receiver Brandin Cooks. These are moves that have many thinking the Rams will take the Super Bowl easily. However, no team wins the championship in the offseason and there are plenty of other more established teams that stand in their way. What do you think? PERSPECTIVES Ndamukong Suh, Aqib Talib, Marcus Peters and Brandin Cooks: Four players, 12 pro-bowl bowl appearances combined. And people are actually saying the Rams aren't going to win the Super Bowl? With arguably the best interior defensive lineman in the game, a pro-bowl quarterback and one of the best running backs in the game, Los Angeles is taking home the Lombardi Trophy. Write that in pen right now. The Rams look like Super Bowl contenders on paper. But there have been many offseason paper champions of the NFL, only for … [Read more...] about Should the Los Angeles Rams go ahead and plan their Super Bowl parade already?
Joe Kelly drilled Tyler Austin’s ribs with a 97-mph fastball, then landed an overhand right to the designated hitter’s head as the Red Sox and Yankees brawled during New York’s 10-7 win. Aron Baynes had 26 points and 14 rebounds for the Celtics in their final regular season game, a 110-97 win over the Nets. And the Bruins’ chase for the Stanley Cup begins Thursday night at 7 p.m. Patriots’ preseason schedule includes a Super Bowl LII rematch The Philadelphia Eagles will travel to Gillette Stadium as defending champions early next fall. In the 2018 preseason schedule the NFL announced Wednesday, the Patriots and Eagles are slated to meet in the second exhibition game. For the past two seasons, the Patriots have held join practices with the teams they faced in the first two preseason games. If they stay true to that pattern, Bill Belichick’s defense will have the opportunity for a small measure of revenge in August. New England will most likely be up … [Read more...] about Morning sports update: Patriots’ preseason schedule includes a Super Bowl LII rematch
The defending Super Bowl champs are coming to Foxboro.The New England Patriots learned yesterday that they will host the Washington Redskins (Preseason Week 1) and the Philadelphia Eagles, which beat the Patriots 41-33 in the Super Bowl played in February in Minneapolis during preseason week 2 at Gillette Stadium.The Patriots will travel to play the Carolina Panthers (Preseason Week 3) and the New York Giants (Preseason Week 4).The dates and times of those games will be mutually decided upon between the teams and announced at a later date.The Patriots-Eagles matchup is the most intriguing as the teams will square off six months after their historic battle in Super Bowl LII.The Patriots hosted the Eagles for joint practice sessions prior to the 2014 game. They will not practice together prior to this game.The three most frequent preseason opponents in franchise history are the Giants (27 preseason meetings), Eagles (22) and Redskins (21). It will be the fifth time under head coach Bill … [Read more...] about Super Bowl rematch? Pats will host Eagles at Gillette as preseason schedule announced
COMMENTARY Since we’re nine weeks removed, it now stands as an opportune time to effectively relieve ourselves from the damning questions that still swirl around the New England Patriots and their epic gag job against the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII. Malcolm Butler is still never going to see a snap, Danny Amendola, Nate Solder, and Dion Lewis aren’t coming back, and Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski and the rest of the Guerrero Gang are just going to have to relent and deal with the Big, Bad Bully twirling the whistle in their midst. Yeesh. New England’s offseason has read like the epilogue to “A Prayer for the Dying,” which, if you’ve been around at all over the past 17 years, probably means pretty much nothing at all. And so, 2018 putters along, only months after it seemed that the Boston sports landscape could really — honestly — (maybe) experience the pinnacle of American professional sports with a clean sweep of the four majors, a … [Read more...] about Here come the Bruins, primed to ice your Super Bowl hangover