To close out the 2017 slate of NFL International Series games in London, the surging Minnesota Vikings vanquished the still-winless Cleveland Browns in somewhat sloppy fashion at Twickenham. It was expected, to say the least, but that's not to say we come away having learned a lot about each team's chances the rest of the way.
This game served as a larger metaphor of both these teams' fortunes: Arizona an ageing team that has missed its Super Bowl window and sits, legs dangling, looking down over the precipice of a major breakdown and rebuild, while Los Angeles carve out a persona of a fresh, young, fast team on the rise.
Rockstar unveiled the second trailer to the keenly-anticipated <em>Red Dead Redemption 2</em> on Thursday, and fans everywhere will doubtless be poring over the footage to pick apart all the details to the sequel of one of what was one of the most universally acclaimed games of all time. Well, we say sequel, but more on that in a minute... Here are just some key takeaways from what we noticed, which might have to keep us going until the game's 'Spring 2018' release date.
The NFL returns for proper this week as the first tranche of preseason games kick off. It's a more important time for players on the roster bubble or making one last chance to revive their career but will also give fans and coaches alike a look at who will really improve this season and develop into stars. Below are four candidates on the offensive side of the ball, with hopefully something approaching rational reasoning as to why they are poised to break out.
At the obligatory 'boy loses girl' moment of the film, Boone desperately tries to tell James how much he likes her. Her response? A dry but true: "Of course you do, everyone does. I'm friggin' dope." Yeah, Jessica, you are, and it's time everyone knew.
Set in a post-apocalyptic world occupied somehow by Bronze Age tribes and cyborg animals, <em>Horizon Zero Dawn</em> was released to universal acclaim in February and is a virtual lock to win most if not all game of the year awards going. It's been 151 days since it came out, and it's taken me ages to finish, yet I don't think I could have enjoyed it more.
No need for pre-amble, you know why you're here. You've watched the first trailer for The Last Jedi about three dozen times, your eyes have glazed over and you're still trying to pull yourself together and decide what to make of it all. I'm here to help...
In lumping every contestant together in the same tournament, <em>The Jump</em> are not bringing equality for their female skiers - they're taking from them of any chance to win anything of value. So, Channel 4, next year, let's make this show even more exciting. Split the men and women up. Raise the stakes.
Yes, the Joebama memes have been a highlight of the last stretch of the Obama presidency, but the sincere importance of this unforgivingly loving, respectful and supportive relationship must not be forgotten. As the world watches two intolerant men sworn into leadership of the free world this week, let us remember and celebrate the bromance.
Maybe it's that I'm writing this on three hours sleep after a midnight showing, or maybe it's that I have a hard time being objective about anything <em>Star Wars</em> but I think <em>Rogue One: A Star Wars Story</em> is probably the best thing that's happened in this all-round trash year.
Well, that was tiring. After four thrilling quarters and a fraught overtime period that will send casual fans home baffled, Washington and Cincinnati battled to a 27-27 tie at Wembley on Sunday night. Here's four things to takeaway from the third and final game of the 2016 International Series.