February was a big month for sports fanatics. In case you missed anything, we have you covered.
The Big Game
The massive sporting event (whose name we can’t use due to trademark protections) took place on Sunday, February 13, in Los Angeles at SoFi Stadium, home of the Rams. The home team prevailed, defeating the Cincinnati Bengals, 23 -20. This marked the second consecutive and second overall time a team played and won in its home stadium. The Big Game also put on a halftime spectacle featuring Dr. Dre, Snoop Dog, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar.
NBA All-Star Game
The 2022 NBA All-Star Game was played on February 20 and was the 71st edition of the matchup. With teams captained by LeBron James and Kevin Durant, Team LeBron won the game 163–160. Team LeBron’s Stephen Curry was named the All-Star Game Kobe Bryant Most Valuable Player. He scored 50 points, and also set the record for most three-pointers made in an All-Star quarter (6), half (8), and game (16). This was Team LeBron’s fifth consecutive All-Star win.
The Academy Awards are upon us as the 94th Academy Award nominations were announced on Tuesday, February 8. The Power of the Dog walked away with the most nominations coming in at 12. Many groundbreaking and historical nominations took place such as Drive My Car being the first Japanese film to be nominated for Best Picture and the first time two LGBTQ+ actors were nominated in the same year: Kristen Stewart and Ariana DeBose. Of course, the snubs also made headlines, most notably Lady Gaga for her performance in House of Gucci and Denis Villeneuve missing out on a Best Director nomination for Dune. See all of the nominations here.
Athletes from across the world went for the gold at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China. Despite multiple controversies both before and during the games, athletes were able to prevail and come together to show off their amazing skills to a worldwide audience. By the end of the games, the United States walked away with 25 medals (8 Gold, 10 Silver, and 7 Bronze). Way to go Team USA! We can’t wait for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris!
Time To Get Lucky
We’ve survived another month! With the current news being grim, we hope you are able to find some peace and are sending good vibes to all. We’ll be back next month to give you another monthly round-up of all the things that happened during March.