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AFC North: Steelers' Antonio Brown posts, deletes video of Mike Tomlin insulting Patriots

AFC North: Steelers' Antonio Brown posts, deletes video of Mike Tomlin insulting Patriots

Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has created a new firestorm heading into the Patriots-Steelers AFC championship game, by posting a Facebook Live video from the locker room in which coach Mike Tomlin referred to the Patriots as “a--h----s”.

Tomlin was giving his postgame address to the team after the Steelers’ 18-16 playoff victory over the Chiefs.

While Tomlin was speaking, Brown was streaming the locker room scene on Facebook, unbeknownst to Tomlin.

The coach talked about the Patriots having a head start in preparation, because they won their divisional game Saturday night, while the Steelers-Chiefs game did not end until late Sunday night in Kansas City.

“When you get to this point in the journey, man, not a lot needs to be said,” Tomlin said in the video, which Brown has since deleted from social media.

“Let’s say very little moving forward. Let’s start our preparations. We just spotted these a--h---s a day and a half. They played yesterday. Our game got moved to tonight. We’re going to touch down at 4 o’clock in the f---king morning. So be it. We’ll be ready for their a--. But you ain’t got to tell them we’re coming.

“Keep a low profile, and let’s get ready to ball like this up again here in a few days and be right back at it. That’s our story.”

Well, it’s a little late for the Steelers to keep a low profile now, after Brown’s video went viral.

This is why most coaches don’t like cameras in the locker room immediately after games. The statements are candid. The concept of what is said in the locker room, staying in the locker room, is lost.

Now Tomlin, Brown, and the Steelers will have to deal with the fallout. But it will only raise the AFC showdown, with a trip to the Super Bowl at stake.

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NHL Power Rankings: Here we go again

NHL Power Rankings: Here we go again

There's no real secret as to who tops the Power Rankings this week. Everything is coming up Caps right now. Washington isn't just winning, they're crushing teams.

The Caps have won nine straight, have four shutouts in their past six games and have scored at least five goals in their last three. That's a level of domination we rarely see.

And of course, fans are terrified.

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Caps fans don't see regular season success as something to celebrate anymore. That's understandable given the team's history. You would like to think this time it's different, but until we see it in the spring, it won't matter.

All of that makes sense. What doesn't make sense is when fans believe it's a bad thing the team is playing so well.

There's no downside to playing well. None.  And if you are worried about a team "peaking too soon," there's no way to manufacture that. If it were as simple as just planning to peak at the right time, all teams would plan to peak in the spring. Playing well in January obviously doesn't mean the team is going to be dominant in the spring, but it also doesn't mean that they won't.

I know, I know.

We've seen this before where the team looks like the best team in the NHL in the regular season and then they don't win when it counts. I get it, but to act like it's a bad ting for this team to look good is pretty silly. If given the choice between beating the Flyers 5-0 or losing to Carolina 5-1, which would you prefer?

So, obviously the Capitals are at the top, but where do the rest of the NHL teams fall. CLICK HERE: Find out here in this week's NHL Power Rankings.

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Players, fans and media trapped at Cowboys stadium due to severe weather

Players, fans and media trapped at Cowboys stadium due to severe weather

Sunday was a bad day for the Cowboys. They lost their divisional playoff game to the Packers, on a last-second field goal, no less. But then after the game, players and fans couldn't just pack up and go home. 

Instead, they got stuck inside AT&T Stadium due to severe weather in the area. Weather forecasts showed potential tornadoes and dangerous flash flooding. 

There was some silver lining for fans who got stuck, though. They got to see some of their favorite players one more time this season. 

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