By Marc Lawrence — We always learn from the past. In the case of Super Bowl LV, Nate Davis of the USA TODAY shared his observations from Championship Week this past Sunday … Kansas City will try to become the first team to repeat in 16 years. The 2003-04 Patriots, led by Tom Brady, last pulled it off … This will be the first Super Bowl to pit the quarterbacks who won the game in the two preceding seasons … The main difference in the NFC championship game? Green Bay turned three Brady INTs into just six points while the Buccaneers turned two Packers turnovers into 14 points, including a 39-yard TD pass with 1 second remaining in the first half… And here’s a stat to remember moving forward: In six career postseason games, Bucs RB Leonard Fournette has seven TDs, averages 99.8 yards from scrimmage, and his teams have gone a collective 5-1 … To read more on what we learned from last week’s Championship games click here.
Amid swirling rumors about Miami QB Tua Tagovailoa being shopped as trade bait, word has it Alabama WR Devonta Adams has let it be known that he fancies a reunion with his former signal caller, perhaps with the Dolphins. “We just talked about it would be nice to run it back again,” Smith said at the Senior Bowl about the possibility of teaming up again with the Dolphins’ starting quarterback. The Dolphins hold the No. 3 pick in the 2021 NFL draft, and the team has a big need for more explosive playmakers for Tagovailoa. Smith, who became the first wide receiver to win the Heisman Trophy since Desmond Howard in 1991, and only the second since 1940, would certainly fit the bill. If the Dolphins want Smith, they might have some competition. ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. projects Smith going No. 2 to the Jets.
Grinding Out The Profits
From the Playbook Basketball Newsletter: There is no truth to the rumor that George Washington started trash-talking in advance of their game with George Mason tonight, tweeting: Yes, George Mason’s work influenced the Bill of Rights, but he was one of three delegates who DID NOT SIGN the Constitution!” With the five-returning starter Pirates seeking double revenge this evening, and 10-1 ATS under head coach Dave Paulsen in games they win SU as a favorite when playing with 3 or more days of rest, we’ll be screwing down the lid extra tight on the Mason jar tonight.