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My Top 3 Favorite Super Bowl LIV Commercials

Along with every recent Super Bowl comes the renowned Super Bowl commercials that manage to inspire elation, tears, or laughter. For the last couple of years, I have shared my favorite commercials of the Super Bowl and today is no exception. Here they are.

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3. Jeep

Groundhog Day is undoubtedly one of the best films I’ve seen for its hilarious concept and humorous moments. To see this spoof on Groundhog Day starring none other than Bill Murray late last night was a real treat.

2. FaceBook

Oh man, this commercial was hilarious. Highlighting these eclectic Facebook Groups, this commercial had me laughing and smiling through its entirety. And the conclusion, featuring Chris Rock and Sylvester Stallone, was perfect.

1. NFL

This is undoubtedly one of the best commercials I’ve ever seen…period. I was riveted as the commercial featured tons of legendary and well-known football players in the league throughout its entirety. But then, just when it seemed like the commercial couldn’t get any better, the boy ran onto the actual field in the Super Bowl, followed by a swath of boys and girls as he delivered the game ball for the beginning of the game. It was magical and so moving it made me and my family cry.

This will go down as one of the best super bowl commercials ever made.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a lovely day.

Rest in Peace, Kobe Bryant

The passing of Kobe Bryant has utterly shocked the world and left many in tears, including me. Everyone has a different story about the Lakers legend. For me, he was before my time.

I knew of the legend, who didn’t, as he continued to grace the big stage with his unwavering presence. In 2016, when he played his last game, I saw the highlights of his 60-point finale but I didn’t watch it. At the time, the Lakers weren’t doing that well so I wasn’t SUPER interested but what impressed me the most was Bryant’s Oscar win. An Oscar win that came only two years after his retirement.

And yet, despite being someone who has focused more on Lebron James’s career, the death of Kobe and his thirteen-year-old daughter Gianna is truly and utterly devastating.

I had no idea how much Bryant had impacted me until yesterday when I cried several times after hearing the news. And even now, as I write this post and watch the moving tributes on CBS This Morning, I can’t erase the emotion that I am feeling.

For Kobe, I will take this day to honor his legacy and continue my other posts tomorrow.

Rest in peace Kobe and Gianna Bryant. 💕

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a splendid day.

 

Watching ‘Rocky’ For the First Time

Rocky. Everyone in the United States knows who Rocky is. If you don’t, you’ve basically been living under a rock. Sylvester Stallone created a fictional character that is literally one of the most inspiring and iconic fictional characters of all time. I’ve been watching Rocky movies since I was a kid but I had only ever seen Rocky III (which is my favorite installment) and Rocky IV. Then I saw Creed and Creed II, which were also pretty good. But there were two important Rocky movies I had never thought about watching before and that was Rocky and Rocky II.

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post sharing my ranking of all of the Oscar-winning movies I had ever seen but when I went to look at a list of all the Oscar-winning films my jaw dropped when I saw that Rocky was on that list. All this time I have loved these movies and I didn’t see the one that got a freaking Oscar for Best Picture! What?! So, because Netflix just released all five Rocky movies on their streaming service, I decided to watch it, and boy was I surprised. Continue reading Watching ‘Rocky’ For the First Time

Throwback Friday: My First NBA Game!

Another glorious week has passed and that means it’s time for another segment of Throwback Friday and this one is very special for me because on this exact day last year I wrote this very post: My First NBA Game! It was an exciting occasion for me because I LOVE sports and who doesn’t want to see one of the greatest basketball players of all time; Lebron James?

So, I’m here to recelebrate that unforgettable experience. Enjoy!

So I was visiting some family up in Cleveland, Ohio and it just so happened that I was in town when the Cleveland Cavaliers had a home game against the Chicago Bulls and so it was only logical to go see the game. And all I can say is it was the best way to be introduced to my first NBA game. I mean I literally saw Lebron James, in person, playing on Tuesday night with my own eyeballs. That’s incredible!

So first off on that beautiful day in Cleveland, there was a short downpour as my family and I were finding parking that produced two gigantic rainbows, and we ended up getting a great parking space basically right around the corner from the stadium. Score!

Once we parked we headed to the Quicken Loans Arena and I took some pictures along the way.

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Aren’t these some awesome rocks?!

These incredibly special rocks were right across the street from where we parked and I just had to take a picture.

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Throwback Friday: My First Golf Championship

It’s Friday, the start of the glorious weekend, and it’s the beginning of a new segment I’m excited to share with you all. It’s called, as you can see from the name of this post, Throwback Friday. Every Friday I will repost an old article and so today, on the premiere of Throwback Friday, I will share with you My First Golf Championship. I hope you enjoy. 🙂

The Beginning of my Day

So in order to enjoy the full experience of the first day at the Wells Fargo Championship one must get up before the birds and head to the Golf Course at 5am, which I did with my family, and so when we finally arrived at the Golf Course it was still mainly dark outside (a rather chilly 55 degrees) and the workers were just getting there. Yeah, we were at the Golf Course before the workers even arrived. So it was about 6am in the morning, there were amateur and I think (I don’t know the golfers very well) some professional golfers practicing at the driving range but there wasn’t any sight of Tiger anywhere to be seen so we continued walking around and figuring out where the holes were and just wasting time. A little while later we went back to the driving range at another spot and first Justin Thomas came out which caused a bit of excited arouse. (I don’t know anything about him but I saw him. Yay!) And then…Tiger arrived! *jaw drop*

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This is Tiger at the Driving Range! *squeal* Yes…it’s Tiger Woods…in the flesh.

It was amazing! This was the first golfing championship I’ve ever been to and I was seeing Tiger Woods not ten feet away. I couldn’t believe how lucky I was. But that wasn’t the end. It was only the beginning.

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This Trailer Is Getting Me Pumped for ‘Creed II’

Since Rocky IV there hadn’t been a decent installment in this legendary boxing movie franchise until Creed. Creed, written by Black Panther writer/director Ryan Coogler, is an incredibly crafted story of a young man who’s chasing his deceased father’s legacy, Apollo Creed, while building a legacy of his own. It’s filled with raw emotion, incredible acting, and realistic moments that truly ground the film in ways I haven’t seen since Rocky III.

Now, Creed returns with a new challenge. He must face the son of his father’s killer in a boxing match of the ages. So, to get you pumped for that exciting event, here’s the second trailer of Creed II.

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