After leading the Raiders to a 12-4 season and their first playoff appearance since the 2002 season, head coach Jack Del Rio has been rewarded with a new four-year contract, the team announced Friday.
With the Patriots’ comeback win over the Falcons in Super Bowl 51, Zoo Atlanta lost a bet with Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, R.I., and had to name one of its newest baby animals after Tom Brady.
Zoo Atlanta held up its end of the deal and named its newest Madagascar hissing cockroach after the Super Bowl MVP.
Well … the New England Patriots won #SuperBowlLI, so that means we lost our bet with Roger Williams Park Zoo & Carousel Village. Before the game, our two zoos decided the losing side would name one of their baby animals after the winning team’s star quarterback, and figuring the losing side would be pretty bitter about it, we came to the agreement that baby animal … would be a Madagascar hissing cockroach. So without further ado – Meet our newly-named Program Animal family!
Falcons fans will certainly agree it’s a much more fitting choice than Zoo Atlanta’s adorable new baby gorilla or twin baby pandas.
You could argue Newton’s Super Bowl performance was as much a result of Denver’s pass rush as it was Newton himself. The 2015 NFL MVP turned in a season-low completion percentage (43.9) and passer rating (54.6), and overthrew receivers 10 times (a Super Bowl record). He looked stunned by the Broncos defense, which sacked him a season-high six times (two resulting in Cheap Jerseys Team fumbles) and allowed him to convert only four of 15 third-down attempts.
Still, Carolina had an opportunity to win, down 16-10 with four minutes left in the fourth quarter. But Newton’s second fumble at his own 25-yard line — one he chose not to jump on — sealed Cheap Jerseys Sale the game. The Broncos recovered and scored, winning 24-10.