The next four Super Bowls will be played in Atlanta, Miami, Tampa Bay, and Los Angeles, respectively. The next two hosts will be announced this week.
Daniel Kaplan of SportsBusiness Journal reports that Arizona and New Orleans will be awarded Super Bowls LVII and LVIII during this week’s ownership meetings.
It’s the culmination of a process first reported during the 2017 season on NBC’s Football Night in America, with the NFL ditching the traditional bidding process and giving selected cities dibs. If the city that gets the opportunity to host the game declines, a traditional bidding process will ensue.
As explained in October, the NFL realizes that cities expend time and money in an effort to win the bidding process, and that they become disappointed when their bid isn’t selected. When Minnesota received Super Bowl LII, for example, cities like New Orleans resolved (we were told at the time) never to waste the time, effort, money, and emotion to bid on the game when competing with a new stadium.
In Games 1 and 2, Golden State relied way too much on the one-on-one brilliance of Kevin Durant, running 15 isolation plays for him in each of the first two games. On Sunday night, Golden State went back to the pick-and-roll between Curry and Draymond Green, a staple of its egalitarian offense. According to ESPN Stats & Information data, Golden State ran the Curry-Green pick-and-roll 13 times in Game 3, after going to it just 11 times in the first two games.
Smith’s knee injury in the final game of his Notre Dame career 鈥?on New Year’s Day 2016 鈥?severely damaged his peroneal nerve. He sat out all of 2016 in a redshirt season of Chris Godwin Authentic Jersey sorts before playing 16 games with six starts last season while becoming one of the rare NFL players to play with an AFO brace.
He doesn’t expect to need it this season.
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I’m happy, Smith said. There’s a great chance that I won’t have to play with it this year. I haven’t wore it since the offseason training began, [and I] want to keep it going.
Vic Carucci’s detailed report聽in the聽Buffalo News聽recounts the highs and lows of Allen’s first practice. It also reveals that Bills legend Jim Kelly gave Allen some private pointers, both about throwing and life in upstate New York, after the minicamp session.