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Sports Roundup: The NFL's bad boy, Clippers new era and Little League World Series superstar




Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is introduced to the crowed during a fan appreciation event at the Staples Center.
Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is introduced to the crowed during a fan appreciation event at the Staples Center.
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The NFL could be adopting a pay to play model and the Clippers new boss kicks off a loud new era. 

That means it's time for sports with Andy and Brian Kamenetzky, they cover sports for Take Two and ESPN.

The NFL and "Johnny Football"

The Cleveland Browns have chosen to start Brian Hoyer over Johnny Manziel as their QB.  Manziel is the former Heisman Trophy winner and unapologetic hard partier who in the 3 months since being drafted has been late to practice, flipped the bird to an opposing team and has been photographed hitting parties from Vegas to Austin riding an inflatable swan ... 

Can a quarterback in today's NFL party the way guys like Joe Namath famously did?

The Super Bowl halftime show 

The NFL is the biggest sports show in America with the Super Bowl as the crown jewel of the whole thing. For some the Super Bowl halftime show is the best part of the game. Some of the acts under consideration for Super Bowl 49 are Rihanna, Katy Perry and Cold Play. According to the Wall Street Journal, the NFL has asked the artists to give a portion of their post-Super Bowl tour proceeds to the league OR make some other contribution to the league in exchange for being offered the gig.

The best story of the week - Mo'ne "Money" Davis is the newest Little League World Series star

13-year Mo'ne Davis made history last week when she became the 1st girl to throw a shutout in the Little League World Series.

This week she became the 1st Little Leaguer to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated. She is scheduled to pitch tonight BUT there is an urban legend of the Sports Illustrated cover jinx where seemingly those who appear experience bad luck afterwards. 

The Clippers and their new owner

The Steve Ballmer era has begun for the Los Angeles Clippers, but he's already  being criticized for making it all about him, and for being so loud.