Looks like New England has some explaining to do. After the Indianapolis sideline got a hold of a New England football after it was intercepted by D’Qwell Jackson during Sunday's game, they noticed it was a little softer than usual. Fast forward a few days, and the NFL is currently in the midst of an investigation about the matter. So far, they have released a statement saying 11 out of the Patriots 12 footballs were under-inflated by 2 pounds per square inch. While we wait for the investigation to wrap up (which will be any day) and find out if New England will be punished or not, many of us wonder what the advantage of a slightly deflated football was. Experts seem to agree that since a deflated football is softer than a properly inflated one, it is easier to grip, thus creating multiple advantages. Although it’s still unclear if the footballs were deflated on purpose, I have to agree with Indianapolis tight end Dwayne Allen on this one, who said, “They could have played with bars of soap for balls and beat us.” The fact of the matter is that New England’s defense (who did not have an advantage by their offense using deflated footballs) only gave up seven points against Indianapolis. Since New England averaged 29.3 points per game during the 2014 regular season, the chances of them beating Indianapolis even if their footballs had been properly inflated was still extremely high.
Grammy nominated rapper Wiz Khalifa and band Fall Out Boy will be teaming up this summer for a co-headlining tour. The “Boys of Zummer” tour will be in support of their latest albums; Fall Out Boy’s “American Beauty/American Psycho,” which was released on January 20th and Wiz Khalifa’s “Blacc Hollywood,” which hit shelves this past August. The tour will kick off on June 10th in Camden, NJ and will wrap up on August 10th in Los Angeles, CA after more than 35 performances across the country, including one show in Toronto, Ontario.
This is the first time the rapper and band will be touring together, which means each show is sure to provide a unique experience for concertgoers since rap-rock shows are a rarity. You can be sure the artists will perform hit songs, such as Fall Out Boy’s “Centuries” and Wiz’s “We Dem Boyz,” and who knows, maybe we’ll see them collaborate on a few songs. Also, touring with them will be up-and-coming Long Island rapper, Hoodie Allen, who will perform as their opening act.
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Written by Nicole Lajoie
Starring on Broadway is a dream come true for many actors, but it can quickly turn into a nightmare. While some celebrities seize the opportunity to show off their acting skills in front of a live audience, many are overshadowed by the spotlight. The following celebrities are currently trying to make their mark on Broadway:
Emma Stone - “Cabaret”
Most of you know Emma from mega movies like “Superbad,” “Easy A,” and “The Amazing Spider Man,” but did you know that she is currently starring as Sally Bowles in the Broadway staple, “Cabaret?” Stone was originally selected to play Sally early last year, but scheduling issues forced her to drop the part and focus on other projects. After Emma’s sudden resignation, Michelle Williams took over the role and unfortunately critics found her performance to be mediocre at best. The quality of Ms. Stone’s voice has been questioned, but her passion and acting skills seem to have made up for any vocal shortcomings. Critics find Emma’s performance to be solid as ‘Stone.’
This past fall, Stevie Wonder embarked on an 11 city tour, performing his 1976 Diamond album, “Songs in the Key of Life” in its entirety. Needless to say, there were plenty of Stevie Wonder fans who wanted to attend one of his shows, but didn’t have the opportunity to since there were so few of them. However, the fans who missed out last time around may be in luck; back by popular demand, Wonder has decided to continue his tour to 12 more cities in 2015.
On the second leg of his tour, which you can find tickets for here, Wonder will again be performing the entire “Songs in the Key of Life” album, which featured hit singles such as, “Sir Duke” and “I Wish.” Although technically beginning on February 10th, most of the shows will be take place in March and April, before wrapping up in Brooklyn on April 12th. So far, including leg one and two of his tour, the average ticket price to see the musical legend is $161*.
Get ready for Seattle and New England to face-off against each other on February 1, 2015! Find tickets, parking, and party packages here.