BURT REYNOLDS’ SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT FIREBIRD FOR SALE
A 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am -- just like the one Burt Reynolds drove in the movie Smokey and the Bandit -- is now up for auction.
This isn’t the actual car that appeared in the movie. Instead, it was given as a gift to Reynolds because the movie was such a hit. Reynolds owned the car until 2014. It’s in amazing shape and has only about 3,600 miles on the odomete
JUST ASKING: Pre-Game Rituals
When Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana was playing, he had a pregame ritual that included eating a steak and one or two Snickers bars.
With the NFC and AFC Championship Games scheduled for Sunday, it’s time to start thinking about your pregame ritual ...
SORT OF SPORTS REPORT
Pro Football ... Two head coaching jobs were filled in the NFL yesterday. The Chicago Bears decided on Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus as their new head coach, while the Denver Broncos hired Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett. The Hackett hire is creating a lot of buzz around the league as many think the Broncos may be trying to get Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who hasn't yet decided where he’s going to play next season.
More Pro Football ... If you or a friend are a Kansas City Chiefs fan, there's a new house on the market in Joplin, Missouri, that’s just for you. The five-bedroom house is listed for $275,000 and there's a Chiefs arrowhead and lettering on the driveway. The living room features cardinal red tartan carpeting and red and yellow tiles with the Chiefs logo line the floors on the way to the kitchen. One of the bathrooms features the Chiefs mascot, K.C. Wolf, on the shower door.
NBA ... Draymond Green is still playing with the Golden State Warriors, but he's already got a head start on his next career. Green signed a deal with Turner Sports to be an analyst on their various NBA platforms -- including the biggest one, Inside the NBA. The 31-year-old Green has been a guest analyst on the show and could be a potential successor to 58-year-old Charles Barkley, when he decides to retire. It’s something to keep an eye on because Barkley has said in the past that he could see himself retiring at 60.
Hockey ... The Chinese Olympic hockey team announced its final 25-man roster -- and 15 of those players are actually foreign-born, including 11 Canadians, three Americans and one Russian. Some have even played in the NHL. As the host nation, China is allowed to put a team on the ice. But since their regular national team isn't very good -- and likely wouldn't have been eligible for the Olympics -- they reached out to foreign players to build a more competitive roster. And then, they gave them all Chinese names.
College Football ... Temple University is expecting a lot from the pedigree of their newest quarterback. Elijah "EJ" Warner -- the son of Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner -- has committed to play college ball at Temple. The high school senior wasn't even born yet when his dad won the Super Bowl with the St. Louis Rams. He's not quite as big as his old man, but his high school coach says he "has the intelligence, quick release and arm strength to be a good football player."
FORGET ABOUT LOW-CARB BEER. BRING ON NO-CARB BEER!
Anheuser-Busch is taking the low-carb beer craze to another level, by rolling out a new brew that contains zero carbohydrates. Bud Light NEXT is geared toward the young drinking crowd who have already embraced hard seltzers and now want a no-carb beer. Bud Light NEXT will roll out February 7th and will receive a huge push during the Super Bowl.
PEOPLE IN ARIZONA BUYING LOTS OF WEED
According to government officials in Arizona, the state collected more than $196 million in taxes from the sale of marijuana. That means, people there purchased more than $1.2 billion worth of the stuff, about $700 billion for medical purposes -- and $500 billion for recreational use.
And, most of that tax revenue will be spent to help fund education.