Marvel’s "Eternals" Shows First Footage At CCXP, Described As "Epic"

Ever since Disney and Marvel announced Eternals, fans have been watering at the mouth, waiting for the chance to see some footage. The Eternals are beings that live for centuries upon centuries, and were worshipped as Gods by the early people Earth. Some Eternals, such as Thena, influenced the Greeks to believe in Athena, or so the comic book goes. The film will be different for Marvel, as the company dives into mythology and religion while keeping things grounded in the MCU. 

According to CBR, footage from The Eternals was shown at Brazil’s CCXP. The footage allegedly shows the Eternals throughout 7,000 years history. “These people and this planet have changed all us. We must protect them,” was quoted from the footage. “Was raw footage from set and looks completely different than any other MCU film they’ve made. King Jack Kirby fans will freak,” tweeted one viewer. According to those attending CCXP’s Marvel panel, it was announced that Eternals would rely on mythological aspects, focusing on the foundations mythology and human history as we know it. The footage purportedly showed the Eternals saving humans throughout several famous points in history. One reporter called the film “epic.”

Eternals stars Richard Madden as Ikaris, Angelina Jolie as Thena, Salma Hayek as Ajak, Kit Harington as Dane Whitman, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lauren Ridlf as Makkari, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, Barry Keoghan as Druig, and Gemma Chan as Sersi. Eternals drops on November 6, 2020.

Tom Brady’s Dad Divulges On His Son’s Future With The Patriots

This season has been an interesting one for the New England Patriots. At 10-2, they are tied for one the best records in the entire NFL but have been struggling on the fensive side the ball. Tom Brady has been having a hard time over the last few games and it has started to impact the Patriots’ results. With that being said, there are now questions surrounding Brady’s future and whether or not he will still be a member the Patriots as next season.

In an interview with Karen Guregian Boston Herald.com, Brady’s father spoke about his son’s tenure with the Patriots and whether or not it would last any longer. As he explains, it’s really up to the likes Bill Belichick who never tells people what he plans on doing.

Tom Brady's Dad Divulges On His Son's Future With The Patriots

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“You know, I don’t know. It’s hard for me to envision him playing somewhere else. He wants to play. But ultimately, it’s Bill’s decision,” Brady Sr. said. “Nobody really knows. Bill doesn’t tip his hand. There’s just been insinuations here and there. This is really kind between those two. They got to decide what they want. If Bill says he doesn’t want Tommy, and Tommy wants to play, well, Joe Montana went to Kansas City … just because Bill decides he wants to move on, that won’t dictate Tommy’s future. I’m sure there are a few other teams in the league that would want him.”

If the Patriots win the Super Bowl this season, it will be a lot harder for the Patriots to part ways with Brady. If they somehow lose out in the first round, perhaps there will be some credence to the rumors. Either way, this could certainly prove to be an interesting saga.

Kyrie Irving’s Shoulder Injury May Be More Severe Than Originally Expected

Brooklyn Nets’ All Star point guard Kyrie Irving has missed the team’s last 10 games due to a lingering shoulder injury, and it’s believed he could miss several more weeks before he’s ready to return. According to the New York Post, one medical source seems to think there’s more to the injury than what the Nets are letting on, and that Irving’s shoulder issue could be more long term.

Per the NYP:

The medical source not affiliated with the team suggested, “I think there’s more to this story. It wouldn’t surprise me if he needs a procedure] down the road.”

Dr. Andrew S. Rokito, chief shoulder surgery at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, explained to the New York Post:

“He could have a rotator cuff injury which could be just tendinitis and inflammation all the way up to a partial tear. It’s unlikely a full tear. … In terms time f, I can’t answer that question. It’s certainly conceivable if he really hurt his shoulder with an injury to the rotator cuff he may need few weeks.”

According to the New York Post, Dr. Armin Tehrany, founder Manhattan Orthopedic Care and honorary surgeon for the NYPD, adds, “If it’s just impingement, I’d expect him to be able to start playing in a few weeks. And if he improves great; and if not, I’d get imaging.”

Irving, 27, reportedly suffered the injury during a game in Utah on November 12 and further aggravated days later while playing against the Denver Nuggets. He has not suited up since then and Wednesday night marked his 10th straight absence. The Nets are 7-3 in those games, which has them sitting at 11-10 for the season.

There’s no timetable for Irving’s return to the lineup, but it certainly seems as though he’ll be out action for at least a couple more weeks.

Eli Manning Has NFL Fans Freaking Out After Being Named NYG Starter

Eli Manning has had a pretty rough go things over the last few years. Despite winning two Super Bowls earlier in his career, Manning has struggled at the quarterback position recently and it ultimately led to his benching in favor rookie Daniel Jones. Danny Dimes played well in his first two games for the team but eventually, reality set in and now the team is on an eight-game losing streak with almost no end in sight.

It was reported earlier today that Daniel Jones is currently dealing with a high-ankle sprain which means Manning is “likely” to play in the Giants upcoming Monday night game against the Philadelphia Eagles. This will be Eli’s first start since the very beginning the season where he struggled to put up points on a consistent basis.

In light this news, all NFL Twitter was sent into a frenzy as they got excited at the idea Manning back on an NFL field. Despite his poor play in the past, many are glad to see him getting another shot to prove himself, even if it may result in some dubious QB’ing.

Check out some the best reactions to the news, below.

Anthony Davis Reportedly Needed IV Fluids During Lakers Win

Anthony Davis has been a huge addition to the Los Angeles Lakers this season and continues to put up big numbers as the team keeps winning games. Last night, Davis matched LeBron James point for point as they both finished with 25. The Lakers were finally able to defeat a top tier team in the Western Conference which was, course, the Denver Nuggets. Interestingly enough, Davis was battling an illness the entire game as he had flu-like symptoms.

Somehow, Davis was able to push through and had himself a great game. According to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, AD had his fair share adversity throughout the game and during the intermission, he needed IV fluids to keep him going. This kind treatment isn’t exactly rare although it serves as an indicator for just how hard Davis is willing to push through for his team.

The Lakers will certainly want to keep Davis healthy this season as he has a history injuries. While the flu is something that can eventually pass, you never want to see your star player strain themselves too much. Luckily, the situation wasn’t too dire and AD was able to give the Lakers a solid 37 minutes.

With last night’s win, the Lakers are now 18-3 on the season.

XFL Unveils Jerseys & Helmets For The Eight Inaugural Teams

The XFL has ficially revealed the uniforms and helmet designs for all eight teams, which includes the DC Defenders, New York Guardians, St. Louis BattleHawks, Tampa Bay Vipers, Dallas Renegades, Houston Roughnecks, Los Angeles Wildcats, and Seattle Dragons.

Scroll through the tweets embedded below for a look at each the unis.

The league’s eight teams have been divided into two divisions – East and West. The East is comprised the DC Defenders, New York Guardians, St. Louis BattleHawks, and Tampa Bay Vipers, while the West includes the Dallas Renegades, Houston Roughnecks, Los Angeles Wildcats, and Seattle Dragons.

The XFL season will kick f on Saturday, February 8, the week after Super Bowl LIIV. The first game will take place at Audi Field, as the D.C. Defenders host the Seattle Dragons at 2pm ET, airing on ABC. That matchup will be followed by a FOX broadcast at 5pm ET, pitting the Los Angeles Wildcats against the Houston Roughnecks at TDECU Stadium.

Week 1 will continue on Sunday, February 9 as the New York Guardians host the Tampa Bay Vipers at 2 p.m. ET (FOX), while the St. Louis BattleHawks face f against the Dallas Renegades at 5 p.m. ET (ESPN).

Each team will play five home and five away games between February 8 and April 12, followed by one round two playf games April 18-19 and a championship game on April 26. All XFL games will air weekly on ABC and FOX, complemented by games on cable ESPN, ESPN2, FS1 and FS2.

Stephen A. Smith Melts Down Over "Blasphemous" Nick Saban Takes

Nick Saban is a legendary head coach and during his time with the Alabama Crimson Tide, he has been able to win numerous National Titles and Division Championships. You won’t find a coach that’s more accomplished in the game right now although when you’re at the top, there will always be people trying to bring you down. For instance, Alabama hasn’t been perfect this season and has actually lost two games which is rare for them. Their first loss was against SEC rival LSU while their second loss was to another rival in Auburn. 

These losses have some people claiming that Saban isn’t a good coach anymore and that his time in Alabama is coming to an end. Avid Crimson Tide fan Stephen A. Smith thinks these takes are insane and let his feelings be known  First Take today. Smith’s rant was so good that it might be one his best this year.

Smith’s co-hosts seemingly got a kick out what he was espousing. Despite the theatrics his take, he certainly had the most reasonable response anyone on the show. Kellerman claimed Saban was done and Smith was simply having none it. A 10-2 season isn’t even close to grounds for dismissal so it’s shocking to see all these hot takes.

While it will be refreshing to see Alabama outside the Final Four this year, it’s still bizarre to see so many people calling for the firing Saban.

Ezekiel Elliott Explains What’s Wrong With The Dallas Cowboys

After the first three weeks the NFL season, there was a real feeling amongst those close to the NFL that the Dallas Cowboys were a real Super Bowl contender. The team was 3-0 and quarterback Dak Prescott was looking like an early MVP candidate. Since then, things have been downhill as they have an overall record 6-6 and a 3-6 record in their last nine games. 

Fans are starting to freak out about how bad the team has been and some are trying to figure out what’s next for this team. Running back Ezekiel Elliott has had one his worst seasons to date and recently, he was asked about what’s wrong with the team. According to Jon Machota, Elliott thinks the answer is simpler than people realize. 

“We just haven’t played good football. I mean, that’s all it comes down to,” Elliott explained. “Everyone wants to try to find out what’s wrong. I’ll tell you what’s wrong, we just haven’t played good football. We haven’t gone out there and executed as a team.”

Luckily for the Cowboys, the Philadelphia Eagles have been horrible this year so they don’t have too much competition in the NFC East. At this point, the Cowboys could finish with a losing record and still win their division. It’s truly a sad state affairs.

"Frozen 2" Rules Weekend Box Office, "Queen & Slim" Has Moderate Opening

It was a decent weekend for movies after a slow November and October for Hollywood. Disney’s Frozen 2 is dominating the Thanksgiving box fice, as expected, with an estimated $128 million through the five-day weekend. The animated sequel took in $34 million on Friday its second weekend, bringing its cumulative domestic gross to $236 million through Friday. Variety reports that if estimates hold, Frozen 2 will top Hunger Games: Catching Fire‘s Thanksgiving record about $110 million. In second place for the weekend box fice, Rian Johnson’s mystery-comedy Knives Out grossed $10.7 million on Friday and is likely to bring in $41 million from 3,391 North American locations in its opening weekend (which was extended to 5 days for the holiday). The film has an all-star cast which includes Jamie Lee Curtis, Chris Evans, Michael Shannon, LaKeith Stanfield, Daniel Craig, Don Johnson, and Katherine Langford.

Ford v Ferrari is competing with the Mr. Rogers biopic A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood for third place with an estimated $18 million for the holiday weekend. After those two films, Lena Waithe’s Queen & Slim is expected to take fifth place with a reasonable $15 million. Unlike other movies on this list (Knives Out, for example, is playing in 3,391 theaters domestically) Queen & Slim is showing at a modest 1,690 theaters. The film stars Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith and follows them after an altercation with a police ficer turns violent.

Cardinals’ DB Josh Shaw Suspended Through 2020 Season For Betting On NFL Games

It appears Josh Shaw the Arizona Cardinals will have to sit out the entire 2020 NFL season because he bet on numerous NFL games this past year. As the Associated Press reports, Shaw was suspended on Friday in the first ban for gambling in the NFL in over 35 years.

Shaw, who hasn’t played in 2019 due to being on injured reserve, will be able to petition for reinstatement on Feb. 15, 2021. It is not clear exactly how long Shaw had been gambling on the NFL, but the league reportedly found no evidence that any his teammates or coaches were aware , or involved in, the bets.

“The continued success the NFL depends directly on each us doing everything necessary to safeguard the integrity the game and the reputations all who participate in the league,” said NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. “At the core this responsibility is the longstanding principle that betting on NFL games, or any element a game, puts at risk the integrity the game, damages public confidence in the NFL, and is forbidden under all circumstances. If you work in the NFL in any capacity, you may not bet on NFL football.”

Read the full statement on Shaw’s suspension (below) ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Lamar Jackson Has Hilarious Reaction To Madden Speed Rating: Watch

When Lamar Jackson entered the NFL just a season ago, there were various questions as to whether or not he could play the quarterback position. Some scouts were suggesting that he should become a wide receiver or even a running back because his unique skillset. It was believed that his throwing abilities weren’t all that good and that he would be better served in another role. After some growing pains last season, Jackson has proven all his doubters wrong and as right now, the Ravens are a Super Bowl favorite. Not to mention, many are saying Jackson should win NFL MVP.

Jackson recently broke a record previously held by Michael Vick. Of course, this record was the speed score for a quarterback in the EA Sports Madden video games. Jackson now has a score 96 and when asked about it, he had a pretty hilarious answer although you have to commend him for it.

Jackson still thinks the score should be a little higher and based on his play this season, we would have to agree. His ability to make something out nothing is truly remarkable and there is no quarterback in the league matching his stats. If Jackson keeps this up, the Ravens have a real shot at winning it all this season which is something no one believed at the beginning the year.

Antonio Browns Drops Gems While Motivating High School Team: Watch

Antonio Brown has been having a tough last few months as many the stories surrounding him have been negative, to say the least. With the NFL season winding down, Brown has made a concerted effort to change his image and provide fans with some more positive looks at his character. For instance, Brown has been working hard at being a father to his kids and has been surprising young football players at their practices and games. 

In AB’s latest video titled “Antonio Brown motivation,” the wide receiver heads to a local high school game where he speaks to the players on the losing team. Many the young men were crying and Brown did his best to console them and encourage them to do better. They seemed quite at ease with Brown talking to them, which is certainly a great sight to see.

Brown also told the young men to keep their heads up because their tears are a symbol how much the sport means to them. As he explains, if it means something to you, it means you’re willing to work harder, which will only help this team moving forward. Brown even had us wanting to go out and work harder which is a testament to his leadership skills.

With clips like this, Brown is certainly making a great case for himself to be back in the league sooner than later.

Report: Mason Rudolph Will Be Fined $50,000 By The NFL

It looks like Mason Rudolph will be reprimanded by the NFL for his altercation against Myles Garrett after all. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler is reporting that Rudolph will be fined $50,000 by the NFL for his involvement in the fight.

On November 14th, Rudolph and Garrett were involved in a violent incident that resulted in Garrett ripping f the quarterback’s helmet and smashing it against his head. The fight also involved Steelers lineman Maurkice Pouncey who has been suspended 2 games after a reduction from 3 originally. 

Rudolph’s fine is a relatively small penalty compared to Garrett who has been suspended indefinitely from the league. After Garrett’s ruling, he claimed Rudolph used a racial slur against him which prompted the fight; however, the NFL has reportedly found no evidence that this took place. Garrett is confident in what he heard, posting on Twitter Thursday, “I know what I heard. Whether my opponent’s comment was born out frustration or ignorance, I cannot say. But his actions do not excuse my lack restraint in the moment, and I truly regret the impact this had on the league, the Browns, and our devoted fans.”

The Steelers next game is tomorrow at 1:00 pm against the Bengals.

Patrick Beverley Shades Marcus Smart Over Intensity Question: Watch

Patrick Beverley is one those players that teams hate to play against. While there have been times that he gets plenty points dropped on his head, there are other games where he gets so deep under people’s skin that they forget how to shoot. Beverley’s contributions to the Clippers have been incredibly valuable this year especially with their 10-5 record. With Kawhi Leonard and Paul George dominating the floor, Beverley has been able to excel defensively and it’s already made for a championship-caliber roster.

Last night, Beverley and his Clippers took on the Boston Celtics who have been equally impressive this season. In the end, the Clippers came away with a 107-104 overtime victory and Beverley notched his best game the season. After the game, Beverley was asked about playing against Marcus Smart, who is supposedly just as intense. Of course, Beverley had a perfect response to the question below.

Beverley pretty well dismissed Smart which probably didn’t sit very well with him. Of course, Smart has been shaded in the past, particularly by Giannis Antetokounmpo who looked at the score sheet when asked about Smart’s impact on the court.

With the Celtics dominating the Eastern Conference and the Clippers succeeding out West, perhaps this could be a potential NBA Finals match up.

Tom Brady Explains His Deep Rooted Hatred For The Dallas Cowboys

Tom Brady is 42 years old and is still playing better than many quarterbacks in the league. While much this has to do with the fensive system where he gets away with two-yard screen passes that are carried by the talented receivers, Brady has shown people that he can still win games and that’s all that counts.

Next up on the Patriots calendar is the 6-4 Dallas Cowboys who are in a must-win situation. Meanwhile, the Patriots are sitting pretty at 9-1 and Brady will be looking to improve his record, once again. Prior to Sunday’s big game, Brady spoke to reporters about the Cowboys and how he’s always hated them, mostly because where he grew up.

Tom Brady Explains His Deep Rooted Hatred For The Dallas Cowboys

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“I’ve really not liked the Cowboys since coming out the womb as a Niner fan,” Brady said Pro Football Talk. “But, no I’ve got a lot respect for those guys and they’ve actually had a great winning organization. They’ve got a lot great players in their history”

Back in the 90s, the Cowboys and Niners were the league’s biggest rivals so it’s easy to see why Brady would dislike them so much. In diplomatic fashion, Brady made sure to fer some compliments but come Sunday, it will be all business.

Who do you think is going to win?