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A batch of 37 new emojis are coming to iPhones next week, including the “Pregnant Man” emoji that made waves when it was announced last year. Other new features include a melting face emoji, puppy eyes, and a low battery emoji.
Which brings us to this
Do you really need to change all your passwords every year? Cybersecurity expert says NO. As long as you use different passwords for different sites. . . each has at least 12 characters. . . and they have never been part of a data breach, you NEVER need to change them.
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For March Madness, an annual study ranked the best cities to live in if you’re a college basketball fan. The researchers looked at 292 cities with at least one Division 1 team and ranked them based on criteria such as winning percentage. . . ticket prices. . . and how passionate fans are on social media.
First place overall this year goes to Durham, North Carolina, which is near Duke University and UNC. Next is Storrs, Connecticut, where UConn is located, and third is Lexington, Kentucky, where the Wildcats play.
The best major cities for college basketball fans are Lexington, Kentucky. . . Los Angeles. . . Philadelphia Cream. . . Washington DC. . . and New York.
The best mid-sized cities are Durham, North Carolina. Ann Arbor, Michigan (which proves that Michigan is a basketball school). . . Norman, Oklahoma. . . South Bend, Indiana. . . and Salt Lake City, Utah.
Move over, Patrick Mahomes. Aaron Rodgers is now the highest-paid player in the NFL after signing a four-year, $200 million contract with the Packers.
Rodgers now tops the list of the highest earners in the NFL based on average annual salary, knocking out Mahomes’ deal of $5 million a year. Rodgers will pocket $50 million a year.
The top 5 winners in the NFL are all QBs.
After Rodgers and Mahomes:
#3 Buffalo’s Josh Allen just north of $43 million
#4 Dak Prescott of Dallas – $40 million
#5 Deshaun Watson – $39 million.
Joining the Rams, Odell Beckham Jr. had 27 catches for 305 yards and five touchdowns in eight regular season games. He was even more effective in Los Angeles’ four playoff games, catching 21 of 26 targets for 288 yards and two touchdowns. In Super Bowl LVI, Beckham looked like he was on his way to an MVP-caliber performance catching two passes for 52 yards and a touchdown, but suffered a knee injury that forced him out of the game and later revealed to be a torn ACL. .
As Beckham looks to unrestricted free agency next week, that knee injury should be a major factor considering he will likely miss a significant portion of the 2022 season. That said, teams will likely still be very interested. to add dynamic talent to the roster for the late season push, making him one of the most intriguing free agents to hit the market this offseason.
Potential landing spots for OBJ could be
Back to the Rams
New England Patriots
Green Bay Packers
After being released by the Browns in early November, Beckham signed a one-year contract with the Rams that paid him just $1.25 million for the second half of the season.
According to Spotrac, Beckham is now expected to land a contract that pays him an average annual salary of $13.1 million over two seasons.
Always… Disagree! In Major League Baseball. The Lockout is approaching 100 days.
The league would like to institute an international draft for the first time ever, which the players’ union apparently isn’t a fan of. It would also relate to draft pick money going to free agents who bail out their old teams. Beyond that, progress was made in negotiations, but no deal was reached. With that, Commissioner Rob Manfred announced last night that regular season games have been “postponed to April 14”. It’s been two weeks of the regular season for those scoring at home.
Major League Baseball has reached a deal with Apple that would insert them into the “live coverage” game. “Friday Night Baseball” will feature a double-header of games that will stream live on Apple+ in eight countries when, AND IF, the regular season begins. With the deal comes exclusivity, and the games will only be available through Apple+…this means there is no regional coverage. So much for finally making fans happy… especially those who already pay through the nose for MLB TV and give a shit about regional games as is.
Ohio State takes on Penn State tonight at 9 p.m. in the Big Ten tournament
The Cavs have the night but the NBA game of the week is
The Brooklyn Nets take on the 76ers at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on TNT
Today is Thursday, March 10, 2022
Today in sports & Pop Culture History
1941 – The Brooklyn Dodgers announced that their players would begin wearing batting helmets in the 1941 season.
19 years ago – In 2003, AC DCthe Policethe Shock, Elvis Costello and the Attractionsand the righteous brethren were inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
14 years ago – In 2008, Madonna, John Mellencampwere inducted, as well as Leonard Cohenthe Dave Clark Fiveand the Companies
Let’s celebrate birthdays today:
Chuck Norris is 82 (“Way of the Dragon”, “Walker Texas Ranger”)
Singer and judge of The Masked Singer, Robin Thicke is 45 years old
By the way, the masked singer’s Season 7 debut last night, McTerrier was sent packing. The famous pastry chef and TV personality is no longer on the show Duff Goldman.
Former American idol, Carrie Underwood is 39 years old