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An open thread for Super Bowl Sunday.

Super Bowl LIV - San Francisco 49ers v Kansas City Chiefs
Here’s to A-Rod inevitably finding his way into Super Bowl photos again.
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Hello everyone and welcome to Super Bowl Sunday. Barring any strange developments, we’re probably not getting any baseball news today, so the focus will be in Tampa Bay, as the Chiefs go for back-to-back Super Bowl victories against the hosting Buccaneers. The NFL has gone almost as long without a repeat champion as MLB (the 1998-2000 Yankees); the last back-to-back champs were Tom Brady’s Patriots in 2004-05. That guy is still around and he’ll try to thwart Patrick Mahomes in his quest for a repeat.

If you have no interest in football whatsoever though (and I don’t you a blame a bit if that’s the case), then don’t worry! We have plenty of baseball coverage ahead today on the site. Josh is up first with a piece investigating the various release points of Yankees starting pitchers, and Peter will review all the random pitchers who they’ve signed to minor league deals and invited to spring training. Later, John will explore what a modern two-sport athlete would look like, and Joe will do our weekly Yankees social media spotlight.

Fun Questions

  1. The A’s and Rangers swapped veterans yesterday, as Khris Davis packed his bags for Texas while Elvis Andrus went to Oakland (in addition to prospects heading both ways). If you could do a “change of scenery”-style trade for another veteran, who would you want the Yankees to acquire?
  2. You knew it was coming. It’s Super Bowl Sunday, so who ya got? Bucs or Chiefs? Brady or Mahomes?