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Here’s what all you sports fans need to know before the big day. (image: Pexels)

The big story…

Everything You Need to Get Ready for Super Bowl LIII

First off, yes, the NFL missed a pass interference call that should have sent the Saints to the Super Bowl and the Rams home for the winter. Having said that, one play does not diminish the success that L.A. worked for the entire season. This team is a force to be reckoned with and has a bright future ahead of them.

The Patriots have had more of an up and down season than ever before during the Brady-Belichick regime. Entering week four with an embarrassing 1-2 record, with losses to the Jaguars and Lions, the Patriots found their footing and went on to take down Kansas City in week six. Fast forward to week 10 when the Titans embarrassed the Patriots in a 34-10 blowout. That loss led to worrisome defeats against Miami and Pittsburgh that had New England falling all the way to the fourth seed in the playoffs. Read more in Tom Spurling’s report for CMN.

In politics…

Sen. Cory Booker Joins 2020 Presidential Race

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., is the latest candidate to join the 2020 presidential race. The former Newark mayor and current U.S. Senator has been a likely candidate from the beginning, making a name for himself on Twitter and in Congress. Booker supports Medicare for all, criminal justice reform, raising the minimum wage, and a job guarantee program. Read more about Booker’s running mates in the 2020 election.

In music…

Foals Have Big Plans for 2019

A tour will kick off on March 18th in Vancouver, Canada, with 22 headlining dates in North America to follow, with key shows in Seattle, Los Angeles, Detroit, and Chicago. The Foals will tour the West Coast and Midwest before winding up at the Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta, GA. Read more in Stephanie Hernandez’s report for CMN.

In TV…

Netflix’s ‘You’ Is Getting a Season 2

The Netflix original thriller series You has just gotten the go ahead for a second season. Haven’t had time to watch it yet? Read our thoughts here.

In health…

Study Shows Almost Half of Adults in U.S. Have Heart or Blood Vessel Disease

With high blood pressure guidelines recently expanded, a new study says that almost half of all U.S. adults suffer from some type of heart or blood vessel disease.

Trending today…

Pop-Tarts 2020

Who’s with us?

Last but not least…

Track Review: Tallies ‘Trouble’

Imagine you’re listening to the Alternative 90’s playlist on Spotify, and that you’ve been doing so religiously for the past month. You know every song on the playlist like the back of your hand and could easily recite every lyric on the mix if you were asked to. Maybe you even know what album each song is from. Hell, maybe you even know who produced it. Read more in Hazel Dequito’s review on CMN.

Today’s Morning Scoop was made possible by Tom SpurlingStephanie HernandezHazel Dequito, and the CMN Staff. Everyone’s getting ready for Super Bowl Sunday. If you’re only watching for the commercials, you can get a head start here. P.S. Was this newsletter forwarded by a friend? Subscribe here to get the Morning Scoop straight to your inbox every day.


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Grace Cooper is a recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh where she studied Nonfiction Writing and Psychology. When she's not obsessively reading or writing about the news, you can probably find her eating too much pizza and watching When Harry Met Sally for the hundredth time.

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