The Falcons and Patriots will square off in Houston for Super Bowl LI. Here’s everything you need to know about the matchup and how we got here.
Cherry laughed, kind of. Then he went home, went to bed and lay awake engaged in a 12-round heavyweight fight with his own thoughts.
Even if Cherest had just been messing with him, hey, everyone knows there’s an element of truth in all humor. That same day, Cherry had been touched by an underprivileged kid from West Virginia who spoke at the Momentum Youth Conference in Cedarville, Ohio.
“He didn’t have a dime to his name,” Cherry recalled, “and he was giving 25 or 50 cents, whatever he had in his pocket, toward the goal.”
“This year, instead of defending nonsense things like Deflategate, we’re dealing with Trump and it’s kind of indefensible. I’m not going to defend that.”
The NFL has seen one of its most political seasons ever. San Francisco 49er’s quarterback Colin Kaepernick led the charge with his controversial kneeling during the national anthem, which in turn garnered support from players across the league — two of which were tight end Martellus Bennett and defensive back Devin McCourty of the New England Patriots who made headlines for raising their fists during the national anthem before their narrow victory over the Arizona Cardinals earlier this season.
Regardless of who wins the chip on Super Bowl Sunday, that team will be the first championship under the Trump administration. With African-Americans comprising the majority of NFL players, that franchise will have to recon with the question of whether a full Super Bowl team will greet Trump at the White House despite his comments and often blatant disrespect of communities of color. When asked if he will go to the White House, Bennett said, “I’ve got to win the Super Bowl first, but most likely no.”