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    John Madden hasn’t been the main figure on the cover of the NFL’s signature video game in more than two decades, but he’ll return to the spot for all three covers planned for Madden 23. The game, which is named after the Raiders’ Hall of Fame coach and featured his commentary, has placed players on the front in all of its 21st-century yearly editions. Madden, who died Dec. 28, had been on the cover from the original game in 1988 to Madden 2000, released in 1999. Since then, current players have dominated the cover. Madden was initially still featured in a small box on the cover, but that ended in 2005. Last year’s edition featured both Chiefs star Patrick Mahomes and then-reigning Super Bowl champ Tom Brady of the Buccaneers. Seann Graddy, the executive producer of the game, told ESPN that the coach “almost became an obvious answer” when deciding who should be the face of this year’s edition. The All-Madden Edition cover uses the same image of a young Madden who graced the original cover 34 years ago, showing...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- At the library that bears his name, a party was held for Harold Washington to celebrate what would have been his 100th birthday.The crowd of attendees was as diverse as the coalition he brought together as Chicago's first Black mayor."My uncle stood for, believed in, fought for a unified city," said Karen Stone, niece."The legacy is politics. He really put the nail in the coffin of the Democratic machine," said Roland Burris, former Illinois comptroller and attorney general.Fellow "Council Warriors," civil rights icons and civic leaders he mentored gathered for the centennial celebration. Washington, who died in 1987, would have turned 100 this Friday."I have no idea what he would do, but I suspect that what he would do is sing a while," said Chief Judge Timothy Evans, who was also a Chicago alderman from 1973 to 1991. "He'd dance a while with many of you. He certainly would grab a handful of cake if there was any cake left.""Somebody's read to give us power so that we can be a transformative agent in our own community....
    BRAZILIAN bruiser Hulk played up for the cameras after meeting his namesake on a Florida family holiday. The 35-year-old, whose mum-to-be wife is his ex's niece, enjoyed some R&R after boarding a private jet to the United States following a memorable 2021. 4Hulk posed for a photo in front to his namesake during a recent trip to the Universal StudiosCredit: [email protected] 4The former Zenit star went to the theme park with his pregnant partner Camilla and his three kidsCredit: [email protected] 4And he appeared to make the most of the good food on offerCredit: Instagram @camila_angelo_oficial And he delighted fans by posing for a snap with his eldest son in front of a statue of the Incredible Hulk at Universal Studios in Orlando. Hulk flexed his muscles just like the fictional superhero for the family album picture at the entrance to the high-speed Incredible Hulk Coaster, regarded as one of the best roller coasters in Orlando. In another of the snaps, the former Porto and Zenit Saint Petersburg striker showed he’s really a softie at heart. Despite his man-mountain appearance, he...
    More On: nello Madison Avenue shuffle: Nello eyes relocation, Cipriani could move in NYC’s Nello has liquor license suspended for COVID-19 violations Soccer star drops hundreds on pricey NYC pasta Ex-beauty queen hits NYC dining scene after ditching hubby in Italy After Page Six reported that celebrity haunt Nello is potentially relocating — and that Cipriani could take over its 696 Madison space — rumors have been swirling that the eatery’s original owner, Nello Balan, could be involved. The fiery restauranteur stepped away from his eponymous Madison Avenue spot in 2015, telling us at the time that things were not working out with new business partner Thomas Makos. “It was like a marriage that didn’t work,” he’d said. After our story ran, Balan — who’d been at the helm of Nello for 25 years — was spotted by several people in Southampton at a Cirpriani food truck located outside of Blu Mar. Not only that — but another source told us they spotted Balan walking on the Upper East Side with the landlord of the 696 Madison space, and...
    Top Gear star and racing giant Sabine Schmitz dies at 51 15 Chains That Pay Well More Than Minimum Wage There are different ways to measure dominance. Some may consider stats or accolades, but very few players come along that literally force changes to the way the game is played. Mel Blount, the latest guest on "All Things Covered,"was a game-changer. The 1975 NFL Defensive Player of the Year was so dominant that the league instituted the "Mel Blount Rule" to limit the contact defensive backs could make with wide receivers. Blount joined the podcast to discuss his reaction to that rule (which happened while he was still active), the vaunted 1976 Steelers defense, Terry Bradshaw's toughness and the role of HBCUs in the football landscape. Highlights from the conversation with the Pro Football Hall of Famer are included below. © Provided by CBS Sports Mel Blount on the 'Mel Blount Rule' "When that happened, I took it as an insult. ... You're putting this rule in because you think that's the only way I can play and that...
    Deebo Samuel, the physical San Francisco 49ers wide receiver fans have grown to love, was born with a different name: Tyshun. But his mischievous nature as a kid earned him the nickname inspired by Deebo, the bully-type character from the “Friday” films. So when Tommy “Tiny” Lister, the actor who portrayed Deebo, died Thursday at age 62, Samuel went into mourning. The receiver posted broken hearts over a photo of Lister on his Instagram account. “…It was a blessing meeting you and getting to know you for sure. Rest up big bro,” another Instagram post read. Samuel and Lister met at Levi’s Stadium during an ESPN special in 2019, where Lister surprised Samuel mid-interview with a surprising depth of knowledge of Samuel’s football career and rookie campaign.   “I wouldn’t say that he did stuff all the time, but you know, he was mischievous at times,” Precious Martin, Deebo’s stepmom, told ESPN about Samuel’s wild-child behavior. “He did little stuff.” Samuel said his nickname stuck in Little League. In the ESPN feature,...
    Anti-virus pioneer John McAfee was an eccentric when we first featured him in the 2012 article "The Hot Yoga War" and a separate Q&A in which he talked about his life in Belize — where, it turns out, he was wanted for questioning in a murder he swore he didn't commit. In the intervening eight years, he's been many things, including a fugitive from justice and a failed presidential candidate. But now, the role he's playing is inmate: This week, McAfee was arrested in Spain on federal charges, including violation of antifraud provisions and tax evasion. He'll likely have a tough time fighting the latter accusation, given that, according to the BBC, McAfee "has previously expressed his disdain for taxes, tweeting last year that he hadn't filed tax returns for eight years because 'taxation is illegal.'"Related Stories John McAfee: Security Pioneer and Ex-Fugitive's Denver Ties, Presidential Bid John McAfee, software pioneer turned fugitive: I faked being crazy and ill to escape to U.S. John McAfee still a fugitive despite new blog, Joe Rogan and Alex Jones appearances "The Hot...
    President John F. Kennedy's namesake grandson Jack Schlossberg and daughter Caroline Kennedy blessed Joe Biden with the Camelot endorsement at Tuesday night's virtual Democratic National Convention.  'Once again, we need a leader who believes America's best days are yet to come, we need Joe Biden,' Schlossberg said, after footage of his grandfather's 1960 address before the DNC played.  Caroline Kennedy said she'd known Biden since 1974, when she served as a Senate intern.  Caroline Kennedy (left) and her son Jack Schlossberg (right) endorsed Joe Biden during Tuesday night's virtual Democratic National Convention  'He was a senator who cared, who led, who inspired,' she said.  'That's why I helped choose him to be Barack Obama's running mate in 2008,' she continued.  After Caroline Kennedy and her uncle Sen. Ted Kennedy endorsed Obama during the contentious Democratic primary in the 2008 cycle, giving the senator from Illinois the Camelot glow, she served on Obama's vice presidential selection committee.  Ted Kennedy served alongside Biden his entire time in the U.S. Senate.   RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Jill Biden will...
    The National Audubon Society is re-examining and confronting the racist and slave-owning past of its namesake. The non-profit environmental organization, dedicated to the conservation of birds and other wildlife, was founded in 1905 and named in honor of Franco-American ornithologist John James Audubon. Audubon is perhaps most famous for illustrating birds in their natural habitats and publishing his book, Birds of America, as a series in sections between 1827 and 1838. But an often glossed-over part of Audubon's history is that he owned many slaves, sold them to others and saw black and indigenous people as being inferior to white people. In a magazine piece, the Society says it plans to speak out and condemn Audubon's past, publish a new biography including his 'ethical failings' and highlight other founders of the organization.   The National Audubon Society, dedicated to the conservation of birds, is named in honor of Franco-American ornithologist John James Audubon (left and right).  In a magazine piece, the Society said it was speaking out against its namesake and condemning his slave-owning and white supremacist past The Society has taken down its...
    Fauci could be a big winner Wednesday. No, not Dr. Anthony Fauci, the infectious disease expert, but the horse named after him which will run in the third race at Belmont Park today as racing returns to Elmont, the first sporting event in New York in 80 days. Fauci, jockeyed by Tyler Gaffalione and trained by Wesley Ward, is a 4-to-5 favorite. Philip Antonacci bought the 2-year-old son of Malibu Moon and Tashzara for $175,000 last year. Three months ago, he applied to The Jockey Club to give the horse the name Fauci to honor his family’s Italian-American heritage and the human himself, as Fauci was a neighbor of his family’s in Brooklyn who belonged to the same parish as his grandparents. “It would be fitting if Fauci won, to give the whole thing a bit of closure,” Antonacci told The Post’s Mike Vaccaro. Fauci is Post handicapper Vic Cangialosi’s lock of the day.
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