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The GIST: Before we get into the latest from Beijing, how could we not talk about last night’s Super Bowl halftime show of millennial dreams?

February 14, 2022
RONALD MARTINEZ/GETTY IMAGES
RONALD MARTINEZ/GETTY IMAGES

The GIST: Before we get into the latest from Beijing, how could we not talk about last night’s Super Bowl halftime show of millennial dreams?

The game: Thanks to a clutch fourth quarter touchdown (TD) drive led by quarterback (QB) Matthew Stafford, the LA Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 23–20 to win their second Super Bowl championship. Wide receiver (WR) Cooper Kupp — who hauled in two TDs, including the game-winner — was named Super Bowl MVP. His Kupp runneth over.

  • The Rams are now the second consecutive team to win a Super Bowl title on their home field, following in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ footsteps.
  • And California really knows how to party — the Rams’ victory marks the city of LA’s third major sports championship in the last three years.

What’s next: Although Cincy couldn’t hold on for the win, expect to see a lot more of Bengals QB Joe Burrow in the future, especially as a new era of young stars continue to find their footing in the league.

  • Off the field, the NFL will (hopefully) take a hard look in the mirror as recently fired Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores’ racial discrimination lawsuit continues to evolve. Here’s to an offseason of change.