K.J. Malone, the son of basketball Hall of Fame member and NBA legend Karl Malone, has ended his football playing career.
The Golden Knights are Canada’s team because of Gerard Gallant, who is Canadian to the point where he’s from Prince Edward Island. This is a coach whose former non-traditional-market team fired him after a division championship and then made him call a Shame Cab from the arena. Like any true Canadian, Gallant kept his head high, until he lowered it to see the ridiculous check the Knights cut to hire him.
The Golden Knights are Canada’s team because of Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, who [checks notes] was born in Le Blanc-Mesnil, France, but really sort of sounds Canadian, right?
“We loved the opportunity to marry the history and heritage of the 49ers franchise with the modern innovation of our latest football chassis, the Nike Vapor Untouchable uniform,” Nike Art Director of NFL Uniforms Tom Andrich said, via the team’s website . “It was a way to honor the past while representing the future.”
The uniforms feature white jerseys and pants, the drop shadow number, three-stripe sleeve, black and red pant stripes, and a throwback decal on the side of the helmet.
The first pro sports stadium ever to achieve LEED Platinum Certification in the U.S., Mercedes-Benz Stadium touts itself as the most sustainable sports venue in the world. It can power up to 10 Falcons games with the renewable energy generated through its 4,000 solar panels, and it can store more than 2 million gallons of storm water on site to prevent flooding in the area. The stadium also uses 47 percent less water than baseline standards.
Mercedes-Benz Stadium was built next to the Georgia Dome, which was demolished in November. Super Bowl 53 will mark the third time Atlanta has hosted the game. The previous two (1994 and 2000) took place in the Georgia Dome.