The Super Bowl Hangover

February 15, 2022

By: Carlos Alvarez

Good Morning,

It\’s the Super Bowl hangover edition. The Monday after the big game always brings a sports lull, but we bounced back with Olympics coverage, hoops highlights and an Underdog feature you won\’t want to miss (bottom of today\’s edition).

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Going for Back-to-Back Gold



U.S. Women’s Hockey Team Advances to Gold Medal Game


The United States women’s hockey team took the gold medal back in 2018, and they had to beat Finland in the semifinals to get there. Monday’s semifinal featured a meeting with the Finns once again, and the same result. The Americans won (4-1) thanks to goals from Hilary Knight, Abby Roque, Cayla Barnes and Hayley Scamurra. The USA will face rival Canada in the gold medal game on Wednesday (11:10 pm ET). The Canadians beat the U.S. 4-2 in the preliminary round, but now the gold is on the line.


Watch: USA Women’s Hockey Beats Finland (4-1) to Reach Gold Medal Game


USA Medal MomentsOn Day 9 and 10 of the Winter Olympics, three Americans stole the show with gold and silver medals. Erin Jackson became the first black woman to win gold in speedskating before Kaillie Humphries (gold) and Elana Meyers Taylor (silver) went 1-2 in the inaugural monobob competition.


Medal Count \"🏅\"

Norway (21)

ROC (18)

United States (16)

Austria (16)

Germany (15)

Canada (15)

Full Medal Count


Additional Storylines

NBC Sports: John Shuster’s Eighth End Shot Gives U.S. Curling Big Win Over Switzerland

Olympics: Austria’s Anna Gasser Goes Back-to-Back with Women’s Snowboard Big Air Gold



DeRozan in Rare Air


Bulls’ DeMar DeRozan Passes Michael Jordan for Most Consecutive 35-Point Games


Move over, MJ. There’s a new hoops star in the Windy City. DeMar DeRozan put up 40 points in the Bulls’ win over the Spurs on Monday (120-109). It was DeRozan’s sixth consecutive game with 35-or-more points, passing Michael Jordan (5) and Dominique Wilkins (5) for the most in NBA history at age 32 or older. DeRozan is averaging 35 ppg in the month of February, and his 27-5-5 nightly average has him heating up in the MVP talks. Meanwhile, Chicago (37-21) has won four straight to surge back up the standings to within 0.5 games of the Eastern Conference lead.


Watch: DeMar DeRozan Makes History With 40-Point Game


Other NBA Highlights


Mitchell Fuels JazzDonovan Mitchel dropped 30-7-6 in Utah’s blowout against the Rockets (135-101). It was the sixth straight win for the Jazz.


Giddey at the Garden: Oklahoma City’s Josh Giddey continued his impressive rookie campaign with a 28-point triple double in the Thunder’s overtime win against the Knicks (127-123, OT).



Zags Rise to No. 1 Again


Gonzaga Reclaims No. 1 Spot for 3rd Time in 2021-22 Season


With losses by both Auburn and Purdue last week, the Gonzaga Bulldogs are back in the driver’s seat of the latest NCAA AP Poll. It’s the Zags’ third stint at No. 1 this season, suffering both previous losses to Duke and Alabama while at No. 1 back in November/December. The Bulldogs have won 14 straight and look poised to close the year untouched. Meanwhile, it’s another week at No. 1 for South Carolina in the women’s standings, but a few shakeups at the bottom of the Top-10 leave everyone chasing the top-3.


Men’s AP Top-10

1. Gonzaga (21-2) | ↑1

2. Auburn (23-2) | ↓1

3. Arizona (22-2) | ↑1

4. Kentucky (21-4) | ↑1

5. Purdue (22-4) | ↓2

6. Kansas (20-4) | ↑2

7. Baylor (21-4) | ↑3

8. Providence (21-2) | ↑3

9. Duke (21-4) | ↑2

10. Villanova (19-6) | ↑5


Men’s AP Top-25


Women’s AP Top-10

1. South Carolina (23-1) | —

2. Stanford (21-3) | —

3. Louisville (22-2) | —

4. NC State (23-3) | ↑1

5. Indiana (18-3) | ↑2

6. Iowa State (21-3) | ↑3

7. Baylor (19-5) | ↑3

8. Arizona (18-4) | ↓2

9. Michigan (20-4) | ↓5

10. UConn (17-5) | ↓2


Women’s AP Top-25


Additional Storylines

ESPN: Gonzaga Back at No. 1 for Third Stint in 2021 Season

NCAA: Iowa State Breaks Into Women’s Power 10 After Major Upsets



\"🏒\"  NHL: Boldy Goes Wild for 1st Hatty

The Minnesota Wild’s Matthew Boldy scored three goals in two periods to record his first career hat trick in Monday’s win over the Red Wings (7-4). He also added an assist while Kirill Kaprizov scored twice. The Wild are now second in the Central Division after winning eight of their last nine.


\"🏀\"  NCAAW: Nebraska Upsets #5 Indiana

A massive upset in women’s college hoops stunned the Big Ten on Monday when unranked Nebraska took down 5th-ranked Indiana (72-55). The Cornhuskers had five players in double figures. It was IU’s first loss of the year to an opponent outside the top-10.



56 Things We Learned From Super Bowl 56

The Rams scored a crowning achievement to capture the Lombardi Trophy. Here are 56 things we learned from Super Bowl LVI as the 2021-22 NFL season comes to a close. (USA Today)


Re-Watch All the Super Bowl Commercials

LeBron James, Peyton Manning and a host of Hollywood stars made appearances in Sunday’s Super Bowl commercials. Re-watch all of the best ads in one place. (CBS Sports)


The Stories: Rams Super Bowl Run

The Rams got away, found one another, then found a way. The story of how the Super Bowl champions came together is beyond belief—even for those who lived it. (Sports Illustrated)



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