CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Burrow took another beating against the top-seeded Tennessee Titans in the divisional round of the playoffs on Saturday. However, he still managed to push and will the Cincinnati Bengals to within one game of the Super Bowl. Now Burrow is faced with the task of outdueling Chiefs star Patrick Mahomes for the second time in a month as the two teams meet again, this time in Kansas City with the AFC championship on the line. Burrow — along with a ball-hawking defense and rookie kicker Evan McPherson — found a way to pull out a 19-16 win over Tennessee on Saturday to advance to the AFC title game for the first time since the 1988 season. The Bengals won despite Burrow being sacked nine times. Burrow is the third quarterback to be sacked nine times in a playoff game. The others are Warren Moon in Houston's 28-20 loss to Kansas City on Jan. 16, 1994, and the Chiefs' Len Dawson in a 31-7 win against the Bills in the AFL title game on … [Read more...] about Joe Burrow keeps going down, but the Bengals keep moving on
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The ballots for the 83rd annual Academy Awards have been sent out, and it's time again to fret about the future of the movies—and of Oscar. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is carefully watching the second iteration of its biggest Academy Award rule change in decades—allowing a slate of ten best-picture nominees, up from the traditional five. The expansion came about because the voting members of the Academy had increasingly been taking the word "best" in the category's name to heart, and first nominating—and then awarding their top prize to—daring, unusual, and iconoclastic films. As a rule these movies didn't attract big audiences; most heretically, many didn't even have actual movie stars in them. The best-picture win of No Country for Old Men , from 2007, was an important catalyst. The film, a tone poem about a guy with a bad haircut and a bolt gun, was one of the least-seen best pictures ever . And everyone from Nikki Finke to the New York Times … [Read more...] about The Oscars and the Box Office: A Tale of Two Hollywoods
How aging Academy members could affect this year's awards races. Columbia Pictures/flickr My excellent Golden Globes source says Harvey Weinstein furiously stormed out of the Globes party after his movie, The King's Speech , lost the Best Drama award to The Social Network . He should have won that: The international press is notoriously oldish and obviously foreign. What should they care about The Social Network , a super hip American story if there ever was one? But from what I hear, the irony was that the oldies but goodies at the Globes wanted to be groovy and show how wired and un-foreign they were. So now for the Oscars Harvey is assiduously working the old people, of which, I hear, there are plenty in the Academy. MORE OSCAR COVERAGE: Eleanor Barkhorn: Behind the Scenes at the Oscars: An Interview With Art Streiber Benjamin Mercer: 'Never Let Me Go' and 'Conviction': When Oscar Buzz Goes Bust Bill Wyman: Oscar Nominations 2011: Why … [Read more...] about Old People and the Oscars: Is ‘The Social Network’ Doomed?