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Sports Strength

Everything Happening With Newcastle

Newcastle are entering a new phase in their club’s history and over the next four months we’ll get a strong gauge about where the Magpies are heading over the next few years.

This season hasn’t gone according to plan for Newcastle and they currently find themselves in the relegation zone with more than half the campaign already behind them.

That’s where new owners Public Investment Fund (PIF) – a Saudi-backed organization – become so valuable to the Magpies this month.

PIF completed its takeover in 2021 after buying out Mike Ashley at Newcastle, and the purchase was met with significant jubilation from Magpies supporters and vast displeasure from other sides across the Premier League.

The majority of the unrest comes from the fact that many are worried about another club being owned by a country could bring in outside factors that hinder the football agenda.

Paris Saint-Germain, which has a Qatari-backed ownership group has been long met by the same criticism over the years, particularly their dealing with TV rights holders beIN Sport – which they own – as well as Qatar’s bid to host the 2022 World Cup.

Back in October, we wrote about what Newcastle fans could potentially expect from their new ownership.

With the Magpies in the midst of the January transfer window now, it feels like a more appropriate time to examine the situation as Newcastle aims to stave off relegation.

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Reports are all over the place when it comes to the club targeting players this season, with Lille defender Sven Botman, Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele and other high-profile talents all linked to the English side.

Newcastle has secured deals with striker Chris Wood and England right back Kieran Trippier, which will surely bolster the Magpies squad a bit, but the club appears to be far from finished if they have any say in the matter.

Despite being only two points from safety, Newcastle need significant reinforcements if they are to fend off a drop to the Championship next season.

The club has.just one Premier League win all season and they’ve allowed the second-most goals in England’s top flight (43).

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Newcastle can certainly benefit by building around star attacker Allan Saint-Maximin, who had contributed five goals and three assists this season, but the French star cannot do it all by himself.

This season, striker Callum Wilson and Saint-Maximin has played a role in roughly 70 percent of Newcastle’s goal involvements, leaving little margin of error when either aren’t on the pitch.

It’s unclear if the Magpies will be able to get the necessary deals over the line before the end of the January transfer window, but given the nature of the club’s history and the attention drawn by their new ownership anything except a stay in the top flight would be considered a massive misstep.

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Style What To Buy

Adidas x Rich Mnisi Link Up For Exclusive Collaboration

Today, adidas unveils its debut line with South African contemporary fashion designer, Rich Mnisi, and it’s a collaboration that features a lineup of beautiful, bold pieces that celebrate Rich Mnisi’s Tsonga heritage.

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adidas x Rich Mnisi

Alongside these pinnacle performance pieces are statement streetwear looks featuring exaggerated silhouettes that seamlessly fuse style, color and function. The collection also features iconic adidas footwear lines and innovation including Superstar, UltraBOOST and Forum, which have been reborn with Rich’s signature prints via a series of design accents that feature throughout. 

Richard Mnisi continues to push the dial on the celebration of identity, interspersed with adidas’ belief that through sport, they have the power to change lives. The result is a line that pushes the boundaries of sport style, all with self-expression at the heart. The pieces in this collection fuse bright, bold animal prints, vibrant clashing colors, and striking abstract patterns that come together to tell the exciting story of his roots. Each piece has been designed to be worn as a standalone stand out piece or accessorised and layered for a more individual and expressive look.

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adidas x Rich Mnisi

When asked about the collection, Mnisi has this to say.

“I am immensely proud to present this collection in collaboration with adidas, an iconic brand that i grew up seeing on POC bodies that were rewriting the arts. It has been a pleasure to bring my designs to classic pieces. We have created a bright, unique collection that reflects my love for the idea of community and heritage, individuality, and self-expression.

Our aim was to create pieces that supports life on and off the sports field. The spirit of this collection celebrates our homeland, so environment was an important aspect when looking at methods and materials used in the creation process. I am so pleased we’ve used adidas’ advanced technology and partly recycled materials. I am truly excited for the world to see this collaboration come to life.”

The pieces in this collection include:

adidas x Rich Mnisi Track Top
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adidas x Rich Mnisi

A vibrant top that features a collage of bold animal prints, throughout and puffy sleeves for a stylish, oversized silhouette, the jacket is designed to elevate any look. Matching bottoms accompany the top.

adidas x Rich Mnisi Dress
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adidas x Rich Mnisi

An A-line tennis dress elevated with fun and playful prints and merged with leading adidas performance fabrics, designed to bring a fresh style to the court.

adidas x Rich Mnisi UB22
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adidas x Rich Mnisi UB22

A true representation of style intersecting with performance, the adidas x Rich Mnisi UB22 trainer features the classic BOOST midsole, and combines with striking prints to make a statement with every step.

The adidas and Mnisi collection will be available via adidas.com starting February 1st.

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Entrepreneurs Grind

Athletes Unlimited Partners With Khristina Williams and Girls Talk Sports TV

When we last spoke to Khristina Williams in September 2020, the entrepreneur had already accomplished a lot with Girls Talks Sports TV with plans for more. Today Williams has some big news. Athletes Unlimited has partnered with Girls Talk Sports TV for the 2022 Inaugural Basketball Season, taking place from Jan. 26 to Feb. 26 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Williams, a 2021 Forbes 30 Under 30: Sports selection, founded the digital sports media outlet Girls Talk Sports TV in 2018, providing a place to give women a voice in the sports media industry and has served as a destination for WNBA social and digital content.

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She will join Athletes Unlimited Basketball for opening weekend, produce content and engage with fans through initiatives such as a live watch party, Instagram takeovers, weekly mailbags and written content for AUProSports.com. Girls Talk Sports TV has amassed 23.5k followers across Instagram and Twitter, while Williams has 20.k followers on her own channels. In 2021, she launched “Women Sports Wednesday” on Spotify Greenroom, where she discusses the latest & greatest in the world of women’s basketball.

We caught up with Williams yesterday to discuss the exciting news. Here’s what she had to say:

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“This opportunity with Athletes Unlimited came about because they are launching their pro-women’s basketball league. They tapped me as black women to tell these stories of the athletes. It’s more than just investing, and it’s equally important to invest in the people who are creating the content and the fan projects. We talked about how fluid sports fans are, and Athletes Unlimited tapped Girls Talk Sports TV to be a digital partner. It’s exciting all around the board, and gives athletes a chance to play outside of their commitment to the WNBA.

Imani McGee Stafford is coming back, Kalani Brown who decided to join and is looking to make a WNBA comeback and use this opportunity to show her game. This could be the start of her 2022 contract. Then you have Sydney Colson who is another player as she didn’t play last year. Athletes Unlimited is a great way to get second chance opportunities. You also have Ty Young who has retired but wants to stay around the game, and then you also have Courtney Williams who because of the altercation that happened last year, is gonna use this opportunity to prove why she’s an all-star. This is great all around the bar, and it’s going to challenge me to tell all of these stories, whether it’s writing or the weekly content show.

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Girls Talks Sports TV has been the destination space to go to, and this opportunity means more to me than anything else because it’s setting the standard for everyone who comes behind me. If I can do it, they can do it too. The possibilities are endless! We are giving brands a way to focus on digital creators. This is making history and showing that you can be an independent entity, partner with a brand, and make history. This league is changing the way we see women’s sports and basketball.”

In addition to Williams, the league will also be collaborating with Basketball content creators Jasmine Baker, Greydy Diaz, Terrika Foster-Brasby and Victoria Jacobi to give fans an inside look at the first weekend of action.

Athletes Unlimited Basketball’s first season will take place in Athletes Unlimited Arena at the Sport Center of Las Vegas, less than two miles from the Las Vegas Strip. Games will be broadcast in the U.S. on either FOX Sports, CBS Sports Network, Bally Sports or Athletes Unlimited digital channels. Additional international media partners will also be added. 

Tickets are available via AUProSports.com.

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Sports Strength

Meet Anthony Elanga, United’s Rising Baller

Anthony Elanga is quickly becoming one of Manchester United’s latest rising ballers and it’s easy to see why those around the club are so excited about the youngster.

At 19 years old, he’s seeing more and more regular time for the Premier League side and given the club’s immense youth talent it’s an exciting time to be watching the Red Devils.

Elanga was born in Sweden and briefly played at Malmo’s academy to begin his career, the same club where Zlatan Ibrahmovic made a name for himself early on as a player.

Elanga moved to United’s famed Carrington academy in 2014 and has quickly risen through their system as a teenager.

United’s Carrington academy is known for producing many top talents like Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford, and Elanga is starting to enter that mix as well.

Despite Elanga’s father Joseph representing Cameroon at the international level, the Man United attacker plays for Sweden and currently represents their Under-21 side.

With the competition at United in the club’s attack, it was difficult for Elanga to get a fair shake early in the season with Greenwood, Jadon Sancho, Cristiano Ronaldo and Rashford all present.

However, after new manager Ralf Rangnick took over in December, Elanga has received much more attention.

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He’s earned seven appearances across all competitions since the German took charge last month, and Elanga bagged his first senior-team goal of the season on Wednesday against Brentford.

Elanga played all 90 minutes for the first time in the Premier League and it could be a vital raise in confidence moving forward if Rangnick continues to reward him with regular appearances.

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Consoles Gaming

‘Windjammers 2’ Review

It’s always nice to get surprised by the rerelease of a slept-on arcade gem.

Back in 1994, SNK gave its thriving Neo Geo MVS arcade platform a surprisingly addictive air hockey game developed by Data East. That game was Windjammers, an incredibly fast-paced take on the classic Pong formula that features lite-bright visuals and super charismatic athletes. Much, much later in 2018, publisher/developer Dotemu got the rights to Data East’s forgotten gem and ported it over to PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PS Vita. And then the unthinkable happened – a hardcore group of masterful Windjammers players took to the game in droves and showed just how hype it truly is during the 2018 installment of the famous Evo fighting game tournament. With so much positive attention paid to Windjammers, it seemed like a sequel would come later down the pipeline.

Thankfully, that prediction came to life in the form of a supremely upgraded rendition of the retro air hockey gameplay that got a resurgence in 2018. And thanks to Dotemu’s talented development team, we now have that brand new series entry in the form of Windjammers 2.

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As soon as you get a good look at this newly refined foray into the wonderful world of Windjammers, you’ll instantly be floored by its gorgeous animated visuals. Major props go out to the art design team for doing a bang-up job with this sequel – the pixelated appearance of the original has been left behind in favor of wonderfully hand-drawn animations that fully realize the character concepts of past roster members, introduces new ones, and brings every other aspect of the game to life in the most visually appealing way possible. The graphics pop off the screen due to the flashy colors implemented throughout everything from the main menu right on up to the intense matches themselves.

The spirit of the original Windjammers is retained in full here thanks to several aspects. And one of them is the exciting original soundtrack that plays out during nail-bitingly intense bouts. For those of you who’ve poured hours into the first game, you’ll surely be pleased once the opening notes of the original theme song come over your speakers. The rest of the tracks that emanate from this arcadey sports experience are infinitely catchy and perfectly match the energetic mood put forth by it.

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The main source of gameplay you’ll derive from Windjammers 2 comes from its offline arcade mode and online suite. In the case of the arcade mode, it offers a lively romp around a city that plays host to the Windjammers Championship tournament. Players get the chance to choose their opponents and play through random minigames as they fight their way to the very top spot. There’s a ton of fun to be had here as you contend with intelligent AI opponents that certainly don’t make it easy for you to defeat them. Speaking of difficulty, that aspect of Windjammers 2 might prove to be too exhausting for some. Even on the easiest difficulty level, the computer-controlled foes you’ll run into will still be far from a cakewalk and cause you to drop everything at a moment’s notice. Windjammer’s 2 complex gameplay systems are fun to get a grip on over time, but you’ll definitely find yourself raging from time to time during your early sessions against the AI.

Windjammers 2’s core gameplay concept starts out simple enough – you fling a power disc back and forth in order to land it in different parts of your rival’s goal in order to score at different point intervals. But as you begin to wrap your head around each character’s stats and the universal moveset afforded to the entire roster, things get even crazier. That portion of the game is why maneuvering through it all is part of its high fun factor – getting in tune with all the different moves you can pull off and learning the layouts of each stage will make you feel like you’re ready to take on the world. The newly added jump button goes hand in hand with the large array of trick shots you can pull off, which makes Windjammers 2 matches feel even more spirited and rewarding over its predecessors.

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Windjammers 2 is far from a walk in the park – its complex mechanics can prove to be a bit too much for some and the AI opponents you’ll run into will have you struggling with an Arcade Mode playthrough for much longer than you’d expect. But for those that stick with it and learn the ins & outs of everything this sequel has to offer, you’ll be highly rewarded for your time investment. The thrill of landing a successful Power Toss in the five-point section of your rival’s goal is simply unmatched. And getting to do that against a human player online is infinitely gratifying. Windjammers 2’s learning curve may be high, but the same can also be said for its fun factor. Shout out to Dotemu for reviving this forgotten arcade IP and giving it the proper refinement it so richly deserved.

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Culture Movies/TV

“The Book of Boba Fett” Recap: ‘The Gathering Storm’

Ah, the last of the flashbacks.

We begin this episode once again in Boba Fett’s bacta tank, where he’s having another flashback that picks up right where we left off during his last one. On his bantha traveling from the scene of the Tusken Raiders’ destroyed camp, Fett locates Jabba’s (Fortuna’s) Palace and takes account of the situation from afar, realizing that some of Fortuna’s guards are patrolling the grounds.

As it’s starting to get late, Fett calls it a day and starts up a campfire that night. He enjoys some food with his bantha but is taken aback when he hears a few explosions popping off nearby. Traveling a bit to see what the fuss was about, he finds Fennec Shand lying on the ground, nearly dead.

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He straps her onto his bantha and they head off to the outskirts of Mos Eisley, where Fett finds a mod-parlor shop (which is responsible for creating the human-droid modifications like that of the teen gang from the last episode) to save her life. Running things much like a modern-day tattoo parlor, the owner of the shop finally agrees to work on Shand after Fett hands the artist a bag of coins.

Waking up at the campfire later that night, Shand glances down and sees her droid-abdomen for the first time and Fett explains what happened. He reveals that he knows who she is and agrees that she’s worth more alive than dead. Because she owes Fett for saving her life, she agrees to help him break into Jabba’s Palace and retrieve his ship, Slave 1.

The next day, the two set off for Jabba’s Palace on a reconnaissance mission, using Shand’s mini spy droid to take a look at the situation on the inside. Upon its return, the droid creates a hologram-like map of the inside of the palace, including where the guards are stationed. With this information revealing that tons of guards are patrolling inside, Fett decides that they’ll need to time it with the guards’ shifts in order to get to Slave 1.

Taking off on their mission, they enter Jabba’s Palace after Shand cuts open the metal bars of a tiny, open-air window on the side of the building at ground level. Once inside, they first encounter the kitchen, with two droids cutting up various vegetables and cooking food. Fett quickly takes out the smaller of the two droids, moving on to the larger one, who’s wielding six different knives, spinning them in an aggressive fashion very similar to that of General Grievous. Before Fett is able to get to him, Shand takes him out from behind.

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However, they’re not quite done in the kitchen just yet. They hear someone coming, so they hide on either side of the kitchen’s entryway while an extremely cute, little LEP Droid walks in and is wondering what’s going on. A quick droid, it runs around the kitchen and through smaller spaces to avoid Fett and Shand, who eventually corner him. They don’t kill him; instead, he turns himself off to avoid the situation altogether.

The two move on to the hangar holding Slave 1, which looks incredibly rusty, though a few Gamorrean Guards enter in behind them, forcing Fett and Shand to hide once again. They quickly take the guards out, but a horde of guards storm into the hangar, greatly outnumbering the two. They try to pick off the Pykes while moving closer to the ship; Fett is able to get into the cockpit while Shand stays behind and continues to take out the enemies.

Slave 1 turns on, though Fett is having a tough time maneuvering the ship out of the hangar and can’t get the door to the outside of the palace open. Shand hops onto the back ramp of the ship and fights from up there, with some of Fortuna’s men jumping up and onto the ramp to take her out. She’s able to fend them off while figuring out how to open the outside door, which she does by firing at a weight holding the door up. With that, the two are finally able to fly out of the hangar.

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After escaping Jabba’s Palace, they head over to the site of the Sarlacc pit, which Fett believes is holding his armor, obviously forgetting the fact that a bunch of Jawas stripped him of his gear. He flies the ship right on top of the pit in order to shine a light in and see better, but out of nowhere, the Sarlacc comes to life and tries to pull down the ship. The Sarlacc only lets go when Shand pushes a button to release a seismic charge into the pit—and what a throwback the sound of that charge was.

Now that the Sarlacc has been killed, Fett lands Slave 1 and heads into the pit in a deep search for his armor, though the only thing he comes up with is a thick layer of mucus from the inside of the Sarlacc. And with that, they head back to set up camp and end the night sitting by the fire. Shand asks Fett if he’s serious about starting his own “house” (collective) in Mos Espa, and he is, explaining how avoidable most of the jobs he took as a Bounty Hunter were. He invites her to join him in his new journey, and though she’s skeptical, Fett offers her loyalty (and money) to be his partner.

Back in the present day, Fett exits the bacta tank and is told that he is fully recharged, which means that we—as the audience—are now caught up on his backstory. Fresh out the tank, Fett takes on Mos Espa, making the rounds and stopping at Garsa Fwip’s cantina to show his face.

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While there, he watches on as a fight breaks out between Black Krrsantan and a few Trandoshans, simply because Krrsantan was annoyed by their rowdy behavior. Flinging them all across the room, he’s about to kill one of the Trandoshans when Fwip comes in and gives him a good talking to. However, it’s not completely good enough, as Krrsantan decides to bite one of their arms off before exiting the building. Things go back to normal almost immediately in the cantina, as Fwip says, “Hit it, Max,” which signals the band to resume playing, loose arm on the floor and all.

Fett follows Krrsantan outside and simply says, “Looks like you could use a job,” and judging by the timbre of his growl, it seems (I hope) that he’ll be joining the squad.

Fett and Shand meet with the three families who control Mos Espa: the Trandoshans, the Aqualish, and the Klatoonians, the latter of whom I didn’t realize resembled the Whos from How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Fett discusses how they all need to join together as one force as the Pykes are clearly gearing up for some sort of war against him and the control of Mos Espa. Though they’re not sure if they want to create negative tension with the Pykes, they finally agree to remain neutral in the event that the Pykes want them to turn against Fett.

Afterward, Fett and Shand return to the palace and reflect on the meeting, agreeing that a war with the Pykes is definitely imminent and that they need to prepare. When Fett says that he’s lacking the muscle needed to take on a war like this, we hear the theme of The Mandalorian quietly play, possibly alluding to a Mando appearance for the next episode.

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Leaders Style

Forecasting 2022 Fashion Trends

The new year is upon us, and with that the unyielding monolith that is the fashion industry continues to transmute and adapt to the zeitgeist that governs it. Coronavirus has had a massive impact on fashion at large, and aside from the supply chain issues that continue to plague the industry, the global pandemic has changed things in more ways than imaginable. Quarantine led to a year of comfort and loungewear, and although the pandemic is far from over, 2022’s latest offerings shine with a youthful exuberance that reflects society’s craving for excitement once again.

Similar to the roaring 20s in the postwar west, the 20s of the 21st century are providing kindred glitz and glamor. Y2k fashion saw a return in 2021, massively bolstered by TikTok and other social media platforms, as much of Gen Z recalls nostalgic references to early childhood. With a solid portion of the fall-winter shows wrapping up in Milan (still excited for Paris next week), we can now confidently point to some of the major trends for this year.

Color
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This may come as no surprise to some, but vibrant color has made a return in a big way. The vintage and military trends of the past few years resulted in largely muted palettes, possibly in response to the bright neons and rampant logomania of the late 2010s. While there were still plenty of neutrals to be seen on the runway, bright and unexpected color combinations reigned supreme in nearly every collection. 

Showing Skin
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There has been a tremendous upheaval in gender norms in the past several years, and because of this we are now seeing much more androgyny from fashion brands. One of the manifestations of said gender neutrality is the presence of bare skin in menswear collections. Cutouts, crops, and creative geometry all made themselves known on the runway this year, and you can believe that the more confident and adventurous among menswear enjoyers will be following suit.

Nu-prep
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Louis Vuitton SS22

While nothing really new, the nu-prep look is reaching a fever pitch that can no longer be ignored. Brands like Virgil Abloh’s Louis Vuitton and Aimé Leon Dore have led the charge, blurring the line between formalwear and streetwear. With the ALD’s recent minority acquisition by LVMH, it is clear that the masses have taken note and are looking to capitalize. High fashion is no stranger to this either at the moment, as brands mix track suits and varsities with loafers and derbies.

Dressing Big

Things have been big this year. Long gone are the days of skinny jeans, skinny shirts, and skinny suits. The combination of the early 2000s inspirations and comfort-forward trends has led to larger, draping silhouettes for much of the shirts and outerwear. Pants were mostly straight legged, and designers weren’t afraid to let them stack nicely on top of the shoes of the new year. The 5-inch short’s reign seems to be drawing to a close, with many opting for longer, billowier shorts. Even prints are big this year, with at least a few garments in nearly every collection littered with an all over print of some kind. As a nice contrast, we saw quite a few tighter long sleeves and t-shirts this season, complementing the rest of each look.

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Prada FW22
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A Little Bit of Shine

Glossy leather, satin, and silk made their presence known this year as many of the shows highlighted textural contrasts alongside their bright colors. Again, brands are tapping into the restless energy of the people and conveying it through brightness and sheen. From Prada’s shiny leather and reflective synthetic fabrics dominating their show to J.W. Anderson’s sequined tops and shorts, high visibility clothing very clearly made noise this year. 

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Obviously, we can’t exactly predict the future, but odds are that several of the themes and motifs present in the runway collections of high fashion brands eventually trickle down into the mainstream throughout the year. What’s exciting is seeing which of these will really stick.

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Music NFT

How the Budweiser Royalty NFT Project Uplifts Emerging Musicians

If you love music and you enjoy collecting NFTs, then you don’t want to miss the Budweiser Royalty NFT project. Be a part of music history and support 22 emerging artists as they take on the entertainment world with you as their early supporters. 

What is the Budweiser Royalty NFT project?
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The Budweiser Royalty NFT project celebrates 22 promising up-and-coming musicians who will be the music industry’s future leaders. This collection contains 11,000 tokens total, with 500 NFTs per artist distributed across three tiers in the form of collectible cards: 

  1. Core (400 tokens each artist) 
  2. Rare (99 tokens per artist)
  3. Ultra Rare (1 token per artist)

These NFTs represent your loyalty to your favorite artist and prove that you were their number one supporter before anyone else. The collection is set to launch Friday, January 21, 2022.

NOTE: In order to participate in the Budweiser Royalty NFT project, you must be 21+ (or legal drinking age).

What utility do these NFTs offer?

When it comes to Budweiser Royalty NFT’s utilities, the three tiers offer something different depending on which tier you decide to collect.

Core Rookie Cards (Red): Owning a Core Rookie Card means that you hold a collectible NFT that represents the artist of your choice.

Rare Rookie Cards (Silver): If you collect a Rare Rookie Card, not only do you hold a rare collectible NFT, but you also get access to a virtual listening party on Discord with the specific artist that you decide to collect.

Ultra Rare Rookie Cards (Gold): The Ultra Rare Rookie card will get you access to the virtual listening party plus a one-on-one video call with the artist themselves.

All NFTs from the Budweiser Royalty collection will be revealed within 48 hours after public mint and each artist will receive 5 NFTs free for their own wallets to keep or give away to fans.

Each NFT may also include opportunities to earn future experiences and rewards.

How much will each NFT cost?
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Each mint contains a different NFT collectible representing one of the 22 artists. Budweiser Royalty NFT will cost $499 per NFT, which includes $75 in gas (or the equivalent in local currency).

Each NFT may only be purchased using a credit card, ETH, or BTC through Coinbase Commerce.

Gold Budverse Heritage Can owners will receive one free airdropped Budweiser Royalty NFT for each can they own, as well as first access to the mint.

Holders of Core and Gold Budverse Heritage Cans will be able to redeem one free NFT per can kept and will have first access to the mint. Budweiser is retaining 2% of the proceeds for their own promotions/giveaways and artist pockets.

Who are the artists?
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Budweiser will host an epic listening party solely for Rare and Ultra Rare Budweiser Royalty holders on Friday, January 28, 2022. There’s a total of 22 up-and-coming musicians that will be included in the lineup, such as:

  1. Satomaa
  2. Leo Conoza
  3. Sprtyk
  4. Millie Go Lightly
  5. Lil Polo Tee
  6. Farina
  7. T:me
  8. Kablito
  9. Lulú
  10. Lil Benjas
  11. DTheFlyest
  12. Fase Yoda
  13. Lil Keed
  14. Samantha Sánchez
  15. ilham
  16. Lian Faz
  17. Beanz
  18. Paopao
  19. Fresco Trey
  20. Nardean
  21. Blue DeTiger
  22. Immasoul

As you can see, the lineup is quite extensive and features some of the best emerging artists in the entertainment industry today.

Gary Vaynerchuk, Chairman of VaynerX, CEO of VaynerNFT

I have a crazy affinity for emerging music artists, and I strongly believe this collaboration will bring immense value to both Budweiser and the artists and will unlock unique experiences for their fans.

If you want to learn more about the Budweiser Royalty NFT project, make sure to drop into their Discord and follow them on Twitter to receive updates every step of the way.

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Sports Strength

What is the FIFA Club World Cup?

The FIFA Club World Cup will kick off next month in Abu Dhabi, but what exactly is the competition and how long has it been around?

FIFA created the Club World Cup back in 2000 to celebrate regional club winners from across the globe.

Traditional there are seven clubs ranging from all six major confederations around the world, including CONCACAF (North/Central America & Caribbean), CONMEBOL (South America), UEFA (Europe), CAF (Africa), AFC (Asia) and OFC (Oceania).

The first-ever Club World Cup took place in Brazil, where Brazilian champions Corinthians took home the trophy that year.

Over the first two decades of the tournament, winners have only come from Europe and South America, with the four other regions seeking their first trophy.

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Real Madrid hold the record for most titles in the competition with four, including a run of three consecutive trophies from 2016 through 2018.

In fact, Madrid has never lost a Club World Cup match, boasting 10 wins and two draws in their four previous competitions.

The competition is single-elimination with three teams receiving first-round byes and two more teams receiving byes for the first two rounds of play.

This year, Chelsea and Palmeiras will be automatically through to the semifinals. Meanwhile, Al Jazira and AS Pirae will meet in the lone first round matchup to decide who will take on Al Hilal in the second round.

Who’s Competing This Year?

Chelsea (England) – UEFA Champions League

Palmeiras (Brazil) – Copa Libertadores

Al Hilal (Saudi Arabia) – AFC Champions League

Al Ahly (Egypt) – CAF Champions League

Monterrey (Mexico) – CONCACAF Champions League

AS Pirae (Tahiti) – OFC nomination

Al Jazira (UAE) – 2020/21 UAE Pro League winner

Previous Winners

2000 – Corinthians (Brazil)

2001-2004 – Tournament cancelled

2005 – Sao Paolo (Brazil)

2006 – Internacional (Brazil)

2007 – AC Milan (Italy)

2008 – Man United (England)

2009 – Barcelona (Spain)

2010 – Inter Milan (Italy)

2011 – Barcelona (Spain)

2012 – Corinthians (Brazil)

2013 – Bayern Munich (Germany)

2014 – Real Madrid (Spain)

2015 – Barcelona (Spain)

2016 – Real Madrid (Spain)

2017 – Real Madrid (Spain)

2018 – Real Madrid (Spain)

2019 – Liverpool (England)

2020 – Bayern Munich (Germany)

2021 – TBD

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Culture Movies/TV

Abbott Elementary Is For The Culture

They’re calling it “The Black Office.” If you haven’t already tuned into Abbott Elementary, then you are truly missing out on what already has the potential to be one of the greatest shows of the 2020s. A work-place comedy where a group of teachers are brought together in a Philadelphia Public School, these teachers are determined to help their students succeed with a few obstacles along the way. While that might be a bold statement considering the fact that we are only a few episodes in, we feel extremely confident in that statement for a couple of reasons.

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The first is cultural impact, and the primary word here is Twitter. Yes, Twitter. In the age of social media, how well a show does correlates with the conversation it generates on Twitter. The first show we saw this with was Scandal in the early 2010s. The ups, downs, twists, and turns were all heavily discussed and debated on the platform, with the series biggest fans calling themselves “The Gladiators.”

We wound up seeing this phenomenon again two years later when How To Get Away With Murder joined the ABC lineup alongside Scandal, and with future series such as Empire, Power, and Insecure. When a show has the ability to get the people going, you know that you have a heavy hitter on your hands.

And that’s what makes Abbott Elementary so different.

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All of those shows listed above had something in common—an element of drama. Thrilling, unexpected moments. Times where you would become downright enraged with certain characters and their awful decision making (I.E. Tariq St. Patrick and Molly Carter), but with Abbott Elementary that isn’t the case (at least so far). The series is nothing but laughter. Extreme laughter. Thinking about it when you wake up the next day laughter. 

Created by Quinta Brunson, the show stars Brunson as a second grade teacher at Abbott Elementary. Tyler James Williams, Janelle Williams, Chris Perfetti, Lisa Ann Walter, and Sheryl Lee Ralph also star, and the teachers band together for the greater good of the students. The pilot debuted in December to much fanfare, and that fanfare has increased with every episode thus far.

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The storylines have been captivating, the chemistry between has been amazing, each actor brings a different layer of depth to the show, and of course the show is hilarious.

Trust us when we say if you aren’t tuning in weekly, then you are missing out greatly.

You can catch Abbott Elementary on Tuesdays at 9pm EST on ABC, and streaming apps such as Hulu.