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Monday Man Cave: Super Bowl Edition

Welcome to the latest installment, of the Monday ManCave. It’s Super Bowl week. NFL and  NBA, will  be in the Bay Area all weekend long. Super Bowl Media day is now on prime time. The critically acclaimed, People vs O.J Simpson  premieres on Tuesday. UFC 196 has been re branded into a UFC  Fight night on Saturday. With so much  going on this week, let’s take a deeper look , at  the must see events of this week.



Monday Night –  NFL Super Bowl Opening Night – 8pm NFL Network:  The NFL , is  changing the usual  Super Bowl Media day to Monday night. As usual ,the NFL will do anything for more ratings. Thousands of credentialed members of the press will descend upon the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., to grill players and coaches about what has become one of the world’s biggest sporting events. The festivities will televised live on the NFL Network, beginning at 8 p.m. ET with interviews being conducted from approximately 8:15 to 9:15 p.m. and 10 to 11 p.m.Can’t wait to see what  Cam has to say. Broncos will be first, followed by the Panthers.

Monday Night- WWE Monday Night Raw – 8PM USA Network:  Hey , when Brock  is schedule to appear and it’s the Road To Wrestlemania , WWE Raw becomes a must watch for wrestling fans.

Tuesday  Night –  The People vs O.J. Simpson- 10pm  FX:  The first installment in the planned anthology series American Crime Story, is based on Jeffrey Toobin’s  smart and exhaustive book The Run of His Life. The focus is more on the lawyers, the behind-the-scenes litigations, the racial tensions both in the courtroom and on the streets, and the deep interpersonal connections and conflicts between attorneys than it is on O.J. Simpson himself.  Season 2  of American Crime Story ,is supposed to be commented to Hurricane Katrina. FX, rarely misses with a show. This series will be a  must watch and will great  debates , for social media.

Saturday Night -Oklahoma City Thunder  vs  Golden State Warriors – 9pm  ESPN: On the eve of the Super Bowl, the Warriors  find themselves  home against one of the  two legitimate challengers , Oklahoma City Thunder. Curry will be extra  motivated for this  game , considering his hometown NFL team will be in attendance ” Carolina Panthers”. The Thunder are  finally  healthy.  . Oklahoma City might have small-ball lineups to fight fire with fire (a Kevin Durant-Serge Ibaka front court could be devastating), but Warriors small-ball is the best small-ball until somebody beats them. Either way, it’s a must watch game on Saturday night.

Saturday Night -UFC Fight Night – Hendricks vs Thompson-  10pm  FOX Sports 1: Injuries lead to scrapped fights all the time in the UFC, but rarely do they alter the entire presentation of an event. When the heavyweight championship bout between champ Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez was nixed by injuries to both men, leaving UFC 196 without a headliner for the pay-per-view event.UFC 196 became a UFC Fight Night on Fox Sports 1 and the welterweight co-main event between Johny Hendricks and Stephen Thompson became the main attraction.Hendricks vs. Thompson is a solid main event for a cable card. Hendricks is the former champion who remains in the title picture, when he makes weight. He should rely on his wrestling to avoid the kicking game of Thompson and cruise to a decision. Joseph Benavidez  vs. Zach Makovsky will also be a solid  fight on Saturday night. Benavidez is one of the finest lighter weight fighters to not win a UFC or WEC title.

Sunday Night- Super Bowl 50- Carolina Panthers vs Denver Broncos-  6:30pm  CBS:  The Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos meet in Super Bowl 50 on Feb. 7 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Will this be Peyton’s last game?  Will Cam have even more reason to celebrate? Both questions  will be answered on Sunday night. Denver’s  number 1 ranked  defense, will have it’s hands full trying to figure out Cam Newton.  On Saturday night, during the NFL’s awards ceremony, Newton seems likely to receive the NFL’s official MVP award, which is selected by the AP. It’s been 16 years since the NFL’s Most Valuable Player also played on the Super Bowl-winning team. Carolina scored more points than any team in the NFL during the 2015 regular season, then put up 31 and 49 in its two playoff victories. Denver gave up fewer yards than any other team in 2015, then yielded 568 yards and 34 points in its two playoff victories. All eyes will be on the QBs. Will this  game  cement Peyton’s legacy or are we about to witness to re branding of the Quarterback  position? We will find out Sunday night, as a new Super Bowl Champion, will be crown.

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