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We All Lost the Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul Fight

Who do you root for when the man with the most punchable face on the planet gets punched by someone equally awful?

Who are we rooting for? Neither.

While I take any opportunity to root against Logan Paul, his boxing match against Floyd Mayweather was not the joyous spectacle that many of us imagined.

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Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul fight during their exhibition boxing match at Hard Rock Stadium on June 06, 2021

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For some elusive reason — perhaps because we live in a simulation, the world has already ended, or we are all dreaming this terrible timeline in one collective hallucination — Logan Paul is famous. To add insult to injury, so is his brother, Jake Paul.

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I Just Want Naomi Osaka to Be Happy

She's doing what she loves. Shouldn't she … love it?

At the end of May, right at the the closing of Mental Health Month, tennis superstar and actual Disney princess Naomi Osaka made a shocking announcement: She would be withdrawing from the French Open to take care of her mental health.

On Wednesday May 26th, Osaka announced that she would not speak to the media during Roland Garros, saying: "I've often felt that people have no regard for athletes' mental health, and this rings true whenever I see a press conference or partake in one."

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This Haunts Me: JD and the Straight Shot vs. the NY Knicks

Owner James L. Dolan's cringey vanity project may be one of the biggest obstacles to the Nicks's success.

Once upon a time the New York Knicks were considered a real basketball team.

Led by Hall-of-Famer Patrick Ewing from the late '80s to the year 2000, the team was a genuine rival for the likes of the '90s Chicago Bulls, making 13 consecutive playoff appearances and making it to the NBA Finals in 1994 and 1999.

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11 Football Movies Better Than the Super Bowl

"This is for Rudy, Coach." *sobs*

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The Super Bowl is upon us, which means millions of people will be emotionally investing in the man-on-man performance of football.

Despite being a child of a die-hard sports fan whose identity hinged upon the successes and failures of his favorite organization (the Cleveland Browns, I sh*t you not–can you imagine an entire lifetime of being fanatical over the Cleveland Browns?), I don't understand the hype around football.

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Iconic Black Culture Moments: Beyoncé Crashes Coldplay's Super Bowl Halftime Show

Beyoncé performing "Formation" at Super Bowl 50 ushered in a new era of Beyoncé, and a new era of Black politics in mainstream music

In 2013, Beyoncé performed at the Superbowl.

As we’ve previously reflected, "After years of Boomer legacy acts getting the prestigious Super Bowl halftime slot (alongside, yes, the Black Eyed Peas, but the less said about them the better), Beyonce took the the stage at Super Bowl XLVII as both the most relevant and most beloved performer to grace the stage in a decade."

Beyoncé's Super Bowl performance came before her December 2013 surprise album, Beyoncé, which ushered in a new era of Beyoncé and a new culture of music drops and feminism and politics in mainstream pop music. Performances of the 2013 album included the legendary VMA performance wherein Beyoncé stood with the word "feminist" displayed behind her, which at the time was brave and controversial for a Black woman with her level of commercial success.

But we didn't know this as she sang her old hits in February 2013. And we didn't know in December 2013 that years later she would be back again with even more unabashed politicism and back at the Super Bowl in 2016 with "Formation."

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