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The 5 Things You Need To Know For February 4, 2019

  1. Wanna Get Away?: Sooooo, the National Corn Growers Association is not happy with Bud Light outing their competitors about using corn syrup in their products. It’s their right to be irritated, but as you’ll see, it is also recommended to take a deep breath before hitting send on that ol’ twitter machine. See if you can catch the mistake for yourselves!

2. Before he was the man, he was the man: Bill Belichick is going to ride into the sunset as one of the greatest to ever do it, which is–not exactly walking out on a limb in terms of predictions. But to understand greatness, you’ve got to study it as much as you practice it. It comes from multiple sources and manifests itself in multiple ways. Here’s a pretty cool article on his roots in the Detroit area, and a possible avenue for coaches and prospects to explore when thinking of a second (of third) sport to play. https://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2019/02/02/before-he-won-super-bowls-bill-belichick-coached-country-day/2752577002/

3. Music is the lifeblood of the soul: If you’re one of those blessed to carry a tune or even play an instrument this one’s for you. If you’ve ever experienced the rush of performing music for mass quantities of folks and felt that energy, this one’s for you. If you simply spend your day singing to yourself, then this one’s for you. Once it’s in your soul, it never leaves. And since there was plenty of beautiful soul on display before the game with the renditions of “America, The Beautiful” and “The Star Spangled Banner”, check out this article about retired players getting together to sing in The Super Bowl Gospel Choir. This is so good. https://www.apnews.com/feef7f46abdf4377b7dd1d2a008882b9

4. Well, since you put it THAT way: Rams OL Andrew Whitworth has some decisions to make it seems, but that’s not the lede here. After spending 11 seasons in playoff purgatory with the Bengals, you’d think Whitworth would have some perspective with his new team–and he does. He also is a budding nihilist, but with a slight slip of context proceeded to get a little weird with it–staying on-brand for an O-Lineman quite frankly. (Editors note: we see nothing wrong with that approach either, so no shade to the big boys). Instead of saying “we’re all going to die (at some point anyways)” Whitworth sounded a little more like he was extending a proclamation with “At the end of the day, you’re all going to die.” Yes, Mr. Whitworth, we understand, and we aren’t going to argue with you. For *better* context and a good read, check this link out: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001016267/article/andrew-whitworth-unsure-if-hell-retire-in-offseason

5. Social Media Did A Good: Here’s something too good to pass up on this post-apocalyptic Super Bowl Monday. Presented without further (or much needed) explanation: