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The Flashback Fridays For 1/30/15: Chicago Bears - Super Bowl Shuffle (1986)

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Just in time for Super Bowl weekend, we take it back 29 years to the legendary 85-86 Chicago Bears and their historic "Super Bowl Shuffle."


Chicago Bears Super Bowl Shuffle - 1985

More to come at TWD this weekend, stay tuned.

Sports Thread For 1/19/15: 2015 Australian Open Day 2 Runthrough

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The key matches to look for on Day 2, already an intriguing day:

WTA

Wozniacki/Townsend & Stephens/Azarenka - The toughest section of the draw just to get to the Round of 32, where two young American top talents going in slightly different paths face two recent formidable number ones also going in contrasting directions. All four differently cringed at their draw, with the lefty of the quartet maybe the most frustrated by it.

After a close first set in Auckland two weeks ago against the Danish #1, Townsend just was overwhelmed by Wozniacki's return to top form and bowed out in straights. Although dangerous on any day against any player right now, Townsend knows in the back of her mind that she hasn't improved that fast enough in a fortnight's time to get through Wozniacki, who despite her wrist ailments coming in seems to be ready to go.

Although Wozniacki is the sound favorite in that eye-opening contest, Azarenka can't be given that label despite beating Stephens …

The Flashback Fridays #1 for 1/9/15: SWV- Anything (1992)

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In the midst of their rise, "Anything" from SWV followed the smashing success that was the Teddy Riley produced "Right Here" remix and "Weak", which topped the charts overall.

From the Above The Rim soundtrack, here is "Anything", your first Flashback Friday song of 2015.



More to come at TWD. Stay tuned.

Music Midday Energy Boost For 1/6/15: Def Loaf - Try Me (2014)

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This is serving as the current inform, smooth song in the urban black young world still admired by the rest of the planet's youth, despite depicting images that would make kids outside America's hoods (including American suburban kids) not want to admire those hoods.

It's from Detroit's latest figure to make a dent in the game, and it's actually a female. It's "Try Me" from Def Loaf, mixing a serene beat with hard lyrics from Motown (and Michigan in general) 'hoods.

Most people thought it was another annoying guy using autotune or a teenage boy in the mode of Rae Sremmurd. I was one of those people when I heard it being played in the club last month as it gained steady momentum. Instead, what makes this song more intriguing is Loaf being, again, a female.

Though she's pointing a gun and hosting a set of bullets on her kitchen table, I'm not too bothered this time by those still hood images that most should avoid. The reason why is because…