Seven-time Tremendous Bowl champion Tom Brady is reportedly retiring after 22 NFL seasons

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after beating the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium.

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Legendary quarterback Tom Brady is retiring from the sport after 22 seasons, ESPN reports Saturday.

Brady, a seven-time Super Bowl champion, has been widely expected to announce a decision for the upcoming season in the coming weeks. It’s not clear when Brady will make his retirement public.

Brady’s decision to retire had been based on several factors, including his family and health, ESPN reported, citing unnamed sources. During a recent episode of his podcast “Let’s Go,” Brady told co-host Jim Gray there is joy in “not playing football” and spending time with his family.

Brady, 44, left the New England Patriots in 2020 and signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to take them to their first Super Bowl in 18 years. Brady became the oldest starting quarterback to win a Super Bowl ring at age 43.

Buccaneers executives and coaches had been bracing for Brady’s retirement in the past few weeks, ESPN reported. On his podcast, Brady had said there was “no rush” from the Bucs coaching staff and management in deciding whether to return to play.

After leaving the field last week following the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ loss to the Los Angeles Rams, the sports outlet said Brady likely knew it was his last act in the sport. Brady has been against the idea of ​​a “farewell tour,” however, saying it could be “distracting.”

“I’m proud and satisfied with everything we accomplished this year,” he said about the Bucs season and his own performance. “I know when I give it my all, that’s something to be proud of. And I’ve literally given everything I had, this year, last year and the year before that.”

Read the full report from ESPN.

20th Empty Bowl dinner to be to-go fashion | Native Information

A local nonprofit is shaking an ancient tradition as it marks the 20th anniversary of a popular community event.

The Open Door is hosting its annual Empty Bowl dinner on May 22nd. This year’s meal is available for takeout, by appointment only, as a drive through experience at the nonprofit’s 228 Emerson Ave.

Guests follow the same route down Emerson Avenue that became a lifeline for so many during the pandemic to enjoy the simple meal of the special dinner – soup, bread, and a biscuit – at The Open Door. As always, the bowl will go home as a reminder that someone’s bowl is empty somewhere.

With the paperback taking a heavy toll this year, The Open Door is happy to offer “Pay-What-You-Can” tickets so everyone can enjoy this community tradition. Diners must have a ticket reservation which can be made at www.foodpantry.org or https://bit.ly/2RYKNnm.

For each reserved ticket, guests receive:

A beautiful bowl made with love, chosen at random and prepackaged. As always, the bowl will go home as a reminder that someone’s bowl is empty somewhere.

Homemade soup – chowder, chicken, vegan or gluten-free – to take away and warm up.

Bread, biscuits and a bottle of water round off the meal.

Artists have once again come to the table with unique bowls for auction. An exhibition of the auction trays can be viewed at Cape Ann Savings Bank on Main Street.

Instead of last year’s silent bids during dinner, the auction was put online.

The bidding is on www.biddingowl.com/theopendoor and is open until May 31st.

Hollywood Bowl to reopen for 2021 season with capability restrict | Leisure

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Hollywood Bowl is reopening for the 2021 season with an audience of limited capacity due to COVID-19 concerns.

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association announced on Friday that the bowl concerts would resume in May with a capacity for about 4,000 people.

The reopening begins with four free concerts for health care workers, first responders, and key employees.

The Philharmonic said their other outdoor venue, The Ford, will also open with a 15-week run from the end of July.

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Former Capital Bowl to turn into household leisure middle

Five local business owners have bought the former Capital Bowl property and plan to convert it into a family entertainment center with an arcade, bowling alleys, and a full restaurant and sports bar.

Scot Drinkard, one of the new owners, said it was going to be like a “Mini Dave & Buster’s”.

“The whole place will likely be more adult, but family and kid-friendly,” he said. “I have a feeling we will care more about adults, but children and families will be welcome and have a lot of fun.”

There will be 12 bowling lanes and a VIP room with four more bowling lanes. The VIP room is available for parties or team building for companies.

“It has a bit of different LED lighting, and it’s just a little bit fancier,” said Drinkard.

There will also be indoor sports simulators for practicing sports like kickball, soccer, and soccer.

Much of the plan is still in the drafting phase, but the interior of the building has been completely gutted and work on the building’s exterior has begun. The exterior of the building will be left and covered with new materials.

Drinkard expects construction to be completed by early 2022. The project will cost approximately $ 5 million.

“We were really shooting for September, but that’s probably not going to happen just because we need to finish our final drawings, we’re still working on getting some offers from some people, and we’re also waiting for city approvals,” said he.

The former Capital Bowl property was badly damaged in the May 2019 tornado. Capital Bowl, which first opened as West Gate Lanes in 1961, announced in October 2019 it would not reopen.

In May 2020, Tom Mendenhall, a member of the property’s group of owners, said they had decided to sell the property instead of repairing it in hopes that someone could convert it into a new bowling alley. Until recently, however, there was no significant interest.

The new owners are: Drinkard, owned by Spectators Sports Bar and Grill; Gerlach builders Mark Gerlach and Brian Bloomer, co-owners of Storage Solutions; and Brad Vandegriffe and Jeremy Geisler, who own rental properties and are opening T3 Fitness.

How Jeep landed Bruce Springsteen for its 2021 Tremendous Bowl advert

Bruce Springsteen starred in and narrated a two-minute Super Bowl ad for Jeep that featured far more Americana and scenery than any other vehicle.

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Jeeps Super Bowl advertisement with Bruce Springsteen Olivier Francois, an automotive marketing manager best known for convincing A-list celebrities to appear in such ads, was a decade in the making.

Every year since 2011 Francois said he had an idea for one of Springsteen’s manager Jon Landau Super Bowl advertisement. It became something of a tradition, although Francois believed there was little chance that this would happen.

Why Springsteen, who had never appeared in a commercial before? It goes back to the automaker’s former CEO Sergio Marchionne who died unexpectedly in 2018. The Italian-Canadian businessman was a fan of the singer and regularly used his music at presentations and events to connect Springsteen’s personality with that of the company.

“What you are really seeing today is 10 years of history,” Francois told CNBC. “We started discussing Bruce – about Bruce, not him, about – with my old boss Sergio. … He loved Bruce Springsteen’s music.”

Francois, Head of Marketing at Jeep’s parent company, Stellantis (formerly Fiat Chrysler) convinced Detroit rapper Eminem and musician Bob Dylan to star in the company’s ads. He even landed Oprah Winfrey for a voice over once. Last year Francois convinced elusive actor Bill Murray to repeat his role in the 1993 film “Groundhog Day” for a Super Bowl ad.

He said his “greatest regret” was unable to do the Springsteen commercial while Marchionne was alive. “My biggest regret today is that they never made it to meet. I always promised him that I would make a difference and I delivered a little too late,” said Francois.

Why now?

Francois first cast Springsteen in a 2012 Super Bowl commercial called “It’s halftime in America” It featured actor Clint Eastwood, who is another celebrity not known for appearing in ads or for affiliation with any product or company. The ad featured Eastwood as the national coach and urged the US to learn from the resurgence of the Detroit auto industry.

Francois referred to this year’s ad as the “successor” to this commercial as well as others such as a 2013 Super Bowl commercial called “Farmer”. Both were cinematic, country-specific ads with few actual vehicles.

In this year’s “The Middle” advertisement, Springsteen drives around in an old jeep and talks about a chapel in the center of the country called US Center Chapel in Lebanon, Kansas. He used the extremely small chapel as a base to talk about the country that must “meet here in the middle” before the ad ended with “To the ReUnited States of America”. A website and logos for jeep, which will celebrate its 80th anniversary in 2021.

Bruce Springsteen (left) with Olivier Francois, Stellantis Chief Marketing Officer, while filming the company’s Super Bowl LV ad for Jeep.

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In a press release, Landau said as soon as they saw the pitch they decided it was something they had to do.

“Olivier Francois and I have been talking about ideas for the past 10 years. When he showed us the design for ‘The Middle’, our immediate reaction was ‘Let’s do it’,” he said. “Our goal was to do something surprising, relevant, immediate and artful. I think that’s exactly what Bruce did with ‘The Middle’.”

Francois believes the message of the ad was in line with Springsteen’s beliefs and struck the “right balance” between the company’s goal and that of the singer, who told a commercial for a campaign last year Joe Biden.

According to Francois, Springsteen was closely involved in creating the Jeep ad and worked closely with director Thom Zimny. He wrote and produced the original score for the commercial with another of his frequent collaborators, Ron Aniello.

The ad almost didn’t happen

According to Francois, the commercial with Springsteen almost never happened. After being turned down by the singer’s manager for 10 years, he had decided not to give Landau an idea for Springsteen.

“I think it’s the first year I haven’t asked an agency to crack an idea from Bruce Springsteen,” he said. “I think it took me 10 years to understand that it never happened. Of course I was wrong, but I thought so. And it was also an abuse of John Landau and Bruce’s time.”

Bruce Springsteen starred in and narrated a two-minute Super Bowl ad for Jeep that featured far more Americana and scenery than any other vehicle.

Rob DeMartin for Jeep

Until the Southfield, Michigan-based advertising agency Doner came up with the idea of ​​”The Middle”. After Francois contacted Landau in early January to say a happy new year, he decided to send him the advertising agency’s pitch. Francois said that after receiving the parking space, Landau believed it was “the right message”.

“Yes, he takes a position, but he takes a position for the middle,” said Francois. “It’s not liberal. It’s not republican. It’s just something that tries to stand up for the apolitical. The community.”

The news seems to have resonated with viewers. Since it was posted on YouTube early Sunday morning, the ad has been viewed approximately 24 million times. That’s roughly four times the combined viewership of other automotive Super Bowl ads General Motors, Toyota Motor and online car sellers Vroom.

Tom Brady upstaged by daughter at Tremendous Bowl celebrations | Leisure Information

Tom Brady was staged by his daughter after leading his team to victory at the Super Bowl on Sunday (02/07/21).

The 43-year-old quarterback won his seventh NFL championship when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 at Raymond James Stadium in Florida, and though all eyes should be on him, when he is honored with his fifth career became Super Bowl MVP award after the game, it was eight-year-old Vivian who stole the show during the post-game celebrations.

CBS broadcast footage of the enthusiastic boy jumping up and down the stage during the trophy presentation, taking a handful of confetti, and tossing it to her brothers, 11-year-old Benjamin and 13-year-old Jack.

And after Tom was presented with his trophy, Vivian grabbed it and eventually passed it on to her – which meant she had to receive the Vince Lombardi Award before many of her father’s teammates touched it.

During the presentation, the athlete was asked if he could enjoy the win with his children.

He said, “You started this big thing and are looking at it now. So now I’m trying to stop the little clock, but it will be nice to party with you too.”

Tom’s wife Gisele Bundchen – the mother of his two younger children – shared video footage of all three children celebrating the victory from their suite in the stadium on her Instagram story. Both boys wore replicas of their father’s jerseys.

Meanwhile, Jack’s mother Bridget Moynahan raved about how “proud” she is of her former partner.

In response to the result, the 49-year-old actress shared a photo of Tom during the game and wrote, “I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one from #patriotsnation who @buccaneers #superbowl #greatgame #strong #soproud # 55 celebrates (sic) “

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Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan play the national anthem prior to the NFL Super Bowl 55 soccer game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, February 7, 2021 in Tampa, Florida.

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Eric Church (right) and Jazmine Sullivan play the national anthem before the NFL Super Bowl 55 soccer game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, February 7, 2021 in Tampa, Florida.

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Tremendous Bowl LV protection: four tales on recreation’s leisure, advertisements

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Super Bowl LV kicks off tonight after the usual hoopla that swells around the annual game.

It’s big enough to attract 100 million viewers – many of whom are keen to see the fight between quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady while others will do more for the promotion and the halftime show.

Super Bowl LV: Kansas City Chiefs v Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, February 7, CBS.

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Bruce Springsteen stars in Tremendous Bowl 2021 advert for Jeep

Bruce Springsteen plays and narrates a two-minute Super Bowl commercial called “The Middle” for Jeep.

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Bruce Springsteen encourages Americans to meet “in the middle” during a Super Bowl LV ad for Jeep – his very first appearance in a commercial.

The legendary musician, known as “The Boss”, plays the lead role and narrates the scenic two-minute commercial that contains far more Americana and scenery than jeeps. The only vehicles in the ad are a 1980 Jeep CJ-5 and a 1965 Willys Jeep CJ-5. Both models are predecessors of the brand current Wrangler SUV.

During “The Middle” Springsteen speaks about a chapel in the center of the country, the US Center Chapel in Lebanon, Kansas. He uses the extremely small chapel as a basis to talk about the country that needs to meet “here in the middle” before the ad ends with “To the ReUnited States of America”. This is followed by a website and logos for Jeep, which will celebrate its 80th anniversary in 2021.

“It’s no secret … The middle has been difficult to reach lately. Between red and blue. Between servants and citizens. Between our freedom and our fear,” says Springsteen. “Now fear was never the best of us. And as far as freedom is concerned, it is not only owned by the lucky few; it belongs to all of us.”

The ad is reminiscent of previous Super Bowl ads from Olivier Francois, chief marketing officer at Jeep’s parent company. Stellantis (formerly Fiat Chrysler). Specifically, a 2013 Super Bowl commercial called “Farmer,” which featured the voice of legendary radio station Paul Harvey and another semi-political commercial starring Clint Eastwood “It’s halftime in America” in 2012. Both were scenic, country-specific ads with few actual vehicles.

“It is absolutely intended as a successor,” Francois told CNBC. “This is our style. This is our language. This is our approach to Super Bowl. We really tried to get a little bit of what we did in these other commercials. This is really relevant and meaningful and something that is really being developed. ” the moment.”

Topicality and relevance are the pillars of Francois’ advertising style. He’s also known for casting A-list celebrities who aren’t usually associated with advertising in offbeat commercials. Previous Super Bowl ads included Detroit rapper Eminem, musician Bob Dylan, and a voice-over from Oprah Winfrey. Last year Francois convinced elusive actor Bill Murray to repeat his role in the 1993 film “Groundhog Day” for a Super Bowl ad.

A company spokeswoman declined to say how much the ad cost, including the fee for Springsteen, who isn’t known for appearing in ads but cast his voice on a commercial for a campaign last year Joe Biden.

Fiat Chrysler CMO Olivier Francois (left) with actor Bill Murray while filming the 2020 Super Bowl commercial for the Jeep brand.

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According to Francois, Springsteen was closely involved in creating the ad and worked closely with director Thom Zimny. He wrote and produced the original score for the commercial with another of his frequent collaborators, Ron Aniello.

“Olivier Francois and I have been talking about ideas for the past 10 years. When he showed us the design for ‘The Middle’, our immediate response was ‘Let’s do it’,” Springsteen manager Jon Landau said in a statement. “Our goal was to do something surprising, relevant, immediate and artful. I think that’s exactly what Bruce did with ‘The Middle’.”

The ad was created in collaboration with Michigan-based agency Doner. The spot was shot over five days in late January in Kansas, Colorado and Nebraska.

Sports activities Followers To Watch Tremendous Bowl Pandemic Fashion Throughout Southern California – CBS Los Angeles

SANTA ANA (CBSLA) – The local bars and restaurants in Orange County have outdoor seating and plenty of TVs for Super Bowl fans celebrating in a way that is allowed and safe.

I think companies have suffered enough over the past year and the fact that hopefully we’ll get back on track to something like the Super Bowl, assuming I don’t think there should be big indoor activities, be it at house parties or in restaurants. But if it’s outside in a place like this, so be it, ”said soccer fan Kevin Bury.

Foam, sunshine and football are on the Sunday program at the Tustin Brewing Company.

On the beach, Baja Sharkeez Mexican restaurant has the Chiefs and Buccaneers on all 49 screens on the front and back of the patio. LA County has banned television in outdoor facilities, but the rest of the South can enjoy outdoor dining and drinks while watching the game.

“Usually Every Super Bowl we are full and there will likely be a wait at the beginning of the game that will last for the entire game, ”said Eric Levit, General Manager of Baja Sharkeez.

What isn’t allowed during the pandemic is a ton of standing room. There is no telling how many sports fanatics will settle home instead of hitting the city.

An Orange County businessman who owns several bars and restaurants told CBS2 / KCAL9 that there is a common misconception that the Super Bowl is a busy day. He says house parties are more popular, but the question this year with the pandemic is can private gatherings be canceled.

“It’s nice. It’s a nice day. We feel good when we’re out here with the TVs. It feels normal,” said Ontario-resident Sabrina Robledo.

Baja Sharkeez will continue the Super Bowl Party until 1:30 a.m.