Polynesian Bowl announces Doug Williams, Trent Dilfer as coaches

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(October 14, 2020) – The Polynesian Bowl announced today that two Super Bowl winning quarterbacks, Doug Williams and Trent Dilfer have been selected as head coaches for the 2021 Polynesian Bowl.

The Polynesian Bowl is an annual all-star game featuring 100 of the nation’s top senior high school football players. This year’s game will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2021 (6:30 p.m. HST) at Aloha Stadium on O’ahu, Hawaii and will be televised live on CBS Sports Network.

Doug Williams will serve as Head Coach for Team Mauka (Mountain). Doug was named Super Bowl XXII MVP, making him the first black QB to both start and win (Washington) a Super Bowl. Following his playing career, Williams began coaching, most notably serving as the head coach of the Grambling State Tigers. He currently serves as Senior Vice President of Player Development for the NFL’s Washington Football Team. Doug is only one of a handful of players honored in two NFL Stadium “Ring of Honors” (Washington and Tampa Bay Buccaneers).

“The Polynesian Bowl is going to be an incredible cultural experience,” said Doug Williams. “I’m looking forward to coaching the nation’s best high school players in paradise.”

Trent Dilfer will serve as Head Coach for Team Makai (Ocean). Trent played 14 seasons in the NFL including starting QB for the Baltimore Ravens during their Super Bowl XXXV championship. After his NFL playing career, Trent was hired by ESPN as an NFL analyst, a position he held until 2017. He currently serves as head coach of the Elite 11, a quarterback camp featuring the nation’s best high school quarterbacks and at Lipscomb Academy.

“I’m excited to be part of the 2021 Polynesian Bowl,” said Trent Dilfer. “The talent is off the charts. It’s going to be a lot of fun coaching these elite athletes.”

Past Polynesian Bowl head coaches include: Dick Tomey & June Jones (2017), Dick Vermeil & Terry Donahue (2018), Mike Bellotti & Jim Zorn (2019) and Frank Beamer & Steve Spurrier (2020).

About the Polynesian Bowl: The world’s top high school football players gather in Hawaii to celebrate culture & play the game they love. It is televised live on CBS Sports Network, presented annually by the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame. Major partners include adidas, BodyArmor, CrossCountry Mortgage, Friends of Hawaii Charities, Hawaiian Airlines, Hawaii Building & Construction Trades Council, Hawaii News Now, Hawaii Tourism Authority, Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel and Riddell.

For more information, visit www.PolynesianBowl.com and www.PolynesianFootballHOF.org.

The Polynesian Bowl began in 2017 with current Stanford running backConnor Wedingtonthe inaugural Offensive MVP and Iowa defensive lineman A.J. Epenesa the Defensive MVP. The 2018 game was the second year and Washington cornerbackKyler Gordonand Stanford quarterback signeeTanner McKeewere named Co-MVP’s. The 2019 game saw linebackerDaniel Heimuliand receiverPuka Nacua, both now at Washington, earn co-MVP honors. The 2020 game saw BYU signeeSol-Jay Maiavaand Washington preferred walk-onMeki Peiwin co-MVP.

The fifth Polynesian Bowl is set for January 23, 2021 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, with nearly 40 players already selected to the 2021 game.

For a look at the 2021 Polynesian Bowl roster,go here.

It’s finally Super Bowl Sunday! Here’s everything you need to know for big game

MARTA and Lyft are also options. Lyft is even offering discounts. ENTERTAINMENT. Gladys Knight will perform the national anthem before the Patriots …
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    It’s finally Super Bowl Sunday! Here’s everything you need to know for big game

The countdown is over and Super Bowl Sunday is finally here.

The New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams meet at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. It is the third time the Super Bowl is in Atlanta, after the city hosted it in 1994 and 2000.

Gates at Mercedes-Benz Stadium opened at 2 p.m. but a crowd was already building downtown. Dozens of law enforcement agencies are in place to keep fans and visitors safe.

Watch Live Team 2 Coverage of the big game, on the Channel 2 Action News Nightbeat at 11.

[RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: MARTA using new stealth technology to scan Super Bowl visitors]

We just left the joint operations center after speaking with the @Atlanta_Police officer in charge of #SuperBowl security. How he says things are going today so far, at NOON. pic.twitter.com/7OxKyDwzVA

— Rikki Klaus (@RikkiKlausWSB) February 3, 2019

THE GAME

Super Bowl LIII isn’t the first time the Pats and Rams have met in the Super Bowl. New England defeated the then-St. Louis Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI.

[RELATED: Patriots are used to being here, Rams are newcomers]

From Bulldogs and Yellow Jackets to high school stars, Super Bowl LIII is a homecoming for many Rams and Patriots players connected to metro Atlanta. That includes former Georgia running backs and teammates Todd Gurley and Sony Michel.

It’s also a home game for Rams head coach Sean McVay, who was a star quarterback for Marist School. McVay could become the youngest coach to win a Super Bowl.

SCHEDULE

  • Stadium Gates and Gameday Fan Plaza Open: 2:00PM
  • Team Warm-Ups: 5:10PM
  • Player Introductions, Special Ceremonies and National Anthem: 6:09PM
  • Kickoff: 6:30PM

[RELATED: From Atlanta to the Super Bowl: Sean McVay’s parents say son is ‘living out dream’]

Rain moves out, clouds hang on a bit longer. Looks good leading up to and during the Super Bowl. #wSB53pic.twitter.com/RKU1f4sFEv

— Eboni Deon, WSB (@ebonideonWSB) February 3, 2019

THE STADIUM

When Falcons owner Arthur Blank wanted to build a new stadium, Mercedes-Benz Stadium was promised to bring a Super Bowl. The state-of-the-art stadium has delivered and Blank told Channel 2 Sports Director Zach Kleinthat he believes it will add Atlanta to the Super Bowl rotation.

You can find everything you need to know about Mercedes-Benz Stadium here, including food, parking and what you can and can’t bring.

If you are driving to the game, be prepared for major roads around the stadium to be closed. The full map and road closures can be found here. Don’t want to drive? MARTA and Lyft are also options. Lyft is even offering discounts.

[RELATED: FBI: Drone pilots caught flying in Super Bowl area face fines, jail time]


Stay with Channel 2 Action News and WSBTV.com for complete Super Bowl LIII coverage leading up to the big game. Download our news app to get FREE alerts sent to phone and tablet and find complete coverage of Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta here


ENTERTAINMENT

Gladys Knight will perform the national anthem before the Patriots and Rams kick off. The Atlanta native recently addressed why she decided to sing the anthem.

As for the halftime show, the NFL had difficulty booking an act, but eventually agreed with Maroon 5 to perform. Travis Scott and Atlanta’s own Big Boi from OutKast will join the band.

There has been much controversy surrounding Maroon 5’s selection and the band did not hold the standard news conference last week. Frontman Adam Levine talked to Entertainment Tonight about performing in the Super Bowl Halftime Show.

HOW TO FOLLOW

Channel 2 Action News is covering every angle to keep you informed of what’s happening in and around the city. Want to head downtown? We’ll let you know what events are happening. Want to watch it all from the comfort of your own home? Don’t worry, we’re streaming the events 24/7 in the WSB-TV app. Click here to download and here to watch live.

We’ll also have behind-the-scenes looks from Super Bowl LIII on our Twitter and Instagram accounts.

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Gemini: Keep your money locked up in a safe place

Your high energy will inspire someone to exchange contact information. Spend time with someone you love and discuss how best to move forward.

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Isla Fisher, 43; Nathan Lane, 63; Morgan Fairchild, 69; Blythe Danner, 76.

Happy Birthday: Channel emotions constructively to avoid making mistakes. Take care of details personally so you’re not caught off guard by a regulation or stipulation that can put a halt to your productivity. There is no room for error this year, but there’s plenty of room for opportunity and achievement if you are diligent, fact-check and handle matters personally. Your numbers are 1, 8, 23, 29, 34, 36, 44.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Attend events that are geared toward learning, finding new opportunities and meeting new people. Your high energy will inspire someone to exchange contact information. Spend time with someone you love and discuss how best to move forward. 4 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Be careful what you promise. Someone will hold you responsible if you cannot fulfill your obligations. Offer less and, if possible, give more, and you will gain respect and support and improve your reputation. Trust must be earned, not bought. 2 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Keep your money, possessions and personal information locked up in a safe place. Offer what is equivalent to what’s being offered to you. Playing fair will help build a good understanding between you and whomever you are dealing with. 5 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t let the changes others make disturb you. Go about your business and take pride in what you do. Sticking to what’s familiar and what has worked for you in the past will ease stress and help you avoid an argument. 3 stars

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Share your feelings and show someone you know how much you care. The love and affection you offer will encourage positive changes at home and in the way you live. Expand your family or improve your relationship by doing more together.3 stars

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Stick to the truth and ask questions that will make it difficult to be lied to. Personal improvements can be made that will make your space more comfortable or convenient. A day trip will change your mind about someone or something. 3 stars

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Look for opportunities. Attend a trade show or try something you’ve never done. Getting out with people who share your interests will help you develop better skills. Mental stimulation will inspire you to take on a new project. 5 stars

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Go somewhere you’ve never been. Listen to someone who has a different belief or attitude about life. Consider your current situation and what you like and dislike about the way you live. An innovative change will inspire you to do better. 4 stars

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You’ll have some good ideas, but before you set them in motion, consider what you actually have time for. Prioritize your day to accomplish the most. Someone you love will help you bring about positive changes. Romance is highlighted. 3 stars

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don’t feel obligated to make a change. Check your rights, and look over details to make sure you have your paperwork in order. It’s best to be prepared before you head into something you feel uncertain about. Trust your instincts. 3 stars

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Do what needs to be done, and do it properly to avoid being reprimanded. It’s worth taking the time to fact-check and to choose your associates carefully. Much can be accomplished if you are thorough and stick to the rules. 3 stars

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Discipline will be required to avoid getting caught up in someone else’s dilemma, poor habits or schemes. Think twice before giving someone the benefit of the doubt. Look out for your interests, regardless of how persuasive someone is. 3 stars

Birthday Baby: You are observant, wise and careful. You are sprightly and popular.

To submit astrological questions to the “Dear Eugenia” column, visit Eugenialast.com, or join Eugenia on Twitter/Facebook/LinkedIn.

Eugenia Last

Jack in the Box Unveils ‘Super Jack’d Monday’ Deal

Jack in the Box has partnered with DoorDash to bring guests the Super Jack’d Monday Box, which will only be available on Monday, February 4, while …

For many years past, Jack in the Box has always had a major presence during the Super Bowl with entertaining and memorable broadcast commercials. This year, however, Jack in the Box is operating by “Different Rules” by continuing to lead a variety of firsts in the quick-service space (i.e. all day breakfast, drive-thru speaker, diverse menu, etc.). Surveys found that an estimated 13.9 million employees called in sick the Monday after Super Bowl LII, to relax and recover following the Super Bowl. With that said, Jack in the Box is coining the Monday after Super Bowl, as Super Jack’d Monday.

Jack in the Box has partnered with DoorDash to bring guests the Super Jack’d Monday Box, which will only be available on Monday, February 4, while supplies last. Items include a mixture of all your favorite Jack items in one box, all for $6.

Two Tacos, 10 Chicken Nuggets, 1 Egg Roll, and Seasoned Curly Fries and a Small Drink.

Pre-orders of the Super Jack’d Monday Box, exclusively via DoorDash, will begin on Thursday, January 31.

Jack in the Box is giving away the first 100 pre-ordered Super Jack’d Monday Boxes for free with promo code – SUPERJACKD (via DoorDash). For those who dare to venture outside of the comfort of their homes, the Super Jack’d Monday Box will also be available system-wide on Monday, February 4th, while supplies last.

As additional ways to promote and bring Super Jack’d Monday and the Super Jack’d Monday Box to life, Jack in the Box is partnering with notable micro and macro digital influencers to bring in Monday with a content series that will highlight various situations in which the Super Jack’d Monday Box not only makes you feel better, but look better, be better, and do better. The content series will rollout on Jack in the Box’s social channels—Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and Instagram.

Burger King Super Bowl 2019 Ad

The brand is partnering with DoorDash, fans can order Mystery Box available exclusively with DoorDash. To get your own Mystery Box head to …

The Burger King Super Bowl 2019 Ad will feature the Whopper. The fast food chain announced on Jan. 24 to run a Big Game ad after a 13 year break. The brand is partnering with DoorDash, fans can order Mystery Box available exclusively with DoorDash.

To get your own Mystery Box head to DoorDash, enter promo code MYSTERYBOX on all orders of $10 or more from participating Burger King restaurants. Then wait for your Mystery Box to arrive at the comfort of your home with instructions to follow – keep the content of the Mystery Box till game day. And DoorDash will also offer $0 Delivery Fees when you order Burger King today through the day after the Big Game.

A series of teasers for the Burger King Super Bowl 2019 Ad feature the Burger King King.

“We haven’t had a commercial air during the Super Bowl in 13 years,” said Fernando Machado, Burger King® Global Chief Marketing Officer. “This limited-edition Mystery Box creates a unique, engaging and innovative experience, and we are excited to launch it nationwide for our customers,” said Christopher Payne, DoorDash Chief Operating Officer.

Watch all Super Bowl 2019 Ads as soon as they are released online.Super Bowl 2019 (LIII) will take place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, home of the Falcons, on Feb. 3, 2019. The Mercedes-Benz Stadium opened in 2017. Super Bowl LIII will be the first Big Game for the stadium. The Super Bowl LIII will be broadcasted by CBS this year and streamed on CBS All Access.

As in past years, we cover the popular Super Bowl commercials. Find out who is spending the millions of Dollars to advertise during the Big Game and watch teasers and the full Super Bowl 2019 ads as they become available.