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The historic consecutive games thing, it’s really Cincinnati’s jam.

For instance, did you know that in baseball, the longest streak of World Series game victories in National League history belongs to the Cincinnati Reds? From Game 7 in 1975 through their World Series sweep in 1990, the Reds have nine wins in a row.

And speaking of the Reds, there’s Pete Rose and his National League record 44-game hitting streak in 1978. But the most impressive two-game streak in all of baseball history has to belong to the Reds’ Johnny Vander Meer, who threw no-hitters in consecutive starts in 1938.

And now, the most impressive two-game streak in NFL history belongs to the Cincinnati Bengals.

What quarterback Joe Burrow did on Sunday in a 34-31 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs did more than clinch the 2021 AFC North title and keep the Bengals alive for the top seed in the AFC.

What the second-year man from LSU did on Sunday, with considerable help from his LSU wide receiver teammate Ja’Marr Chase, was something that no quarterback in NFL history had ever done before.

Wink-Wink: Burrow did something in two games no quarterback had ever done before

Joe Burrow's historic performance earned the Bengals the AFC North title
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It’s been about 10 days now, and somewhere Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Wink Martindale is fully aware of the monster he inadvertently awakened, and he is horrified. What seemed like an innocuous comment is now haunting not just the Ravens and the rest of the AFC North teams, but all of football as well.

Lesson learned: Don’t poke Joe Burrow.

When asked before their Week 16 game against the Bengals how their strategy against Burrow and Chase might be similar to what the Ravens faced with Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams, Martindale threw some serious shade on the young Bengals QB.

“We’re going down the wrong street,” Martindale said of the question. “Like I said last week, Davante Adams, he’s one of the top two receivers in the league, and he’s not No. 2, and Aaron Rodgers is a Hall of Fame quarterback, and I don’t think we’re ready to buy a gold jacket for Joe [Burrow].

Hey, Wink, get out your needles and thread, champ.

Against the Ravens, Burrow put on a show worthy of nearby Canton, throwing for 525 yards and four touchdowns without an interception. Yes, Burrow said, he was aware of the comments.

They must have still been ringing in Burrow’s ears on Sunday against the Chiefs. After the Bengals fell behind 21-7, Burrow went right back to historic work, finishing with 446 yards and another four touchdowns, again without an interception.

And with that, a historic NFL first: No quarterback in league history had ever gone back-to-back games with 400 yards, four touchdowns and zero interceptions.

In the process, Burrow set the Bengals’ single-season record for passing yards with 4,611 and touchdown passes with 34.

“I’m seeing the field really well, Burrow said in the early 2022 leader for understatement of the year. “We were able to get ball out quickly and get the ball in our playmakers’ hands.”

The Bengals needed every yard and every touchdown from Burrow and Chase Sunday

While Burrow was setting his records and Chase was setting his own rookie record for yards in a game with 266, the Bengals three times rallied from 14-point deficits against the AFC West champions before finally winning the game on 20-yard field goal by fellow rookie Evan McPherson with no time left.

With that, the Bengals had their first division title since 2015 and are now poised to try to win the franchise’s first postseason game since 1991.

“I said it in the preseason. We were talking about playoffs, and I said that if we were going to go to the playoffs, the easiest way to do that was to win the division,” Burrow said. “Everyone kind of laughed at us a little bit, but we knew what kind of team we had and the kind of guys in the locker room we had. We knew we could go out and do it.”

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The victory not only clinched the AFC South title, it brought the Bengals (10-6) within a game of the Chiefs (11-5) and the Tennessee Titans (11-5) for best record in the AFC. If the Bengals defeat the Browns in Week 18, while the Chiefs lose to the Broncos and the Titans lose to the Texans, the Bengals would leap from their current No. 3 position to the top seed, by virtue of better conference record between the three teams.

Regardless, the Bengals are assured at least one home playoff game in their bid to reach their first Super Bowl since the 1988 season. And Burrow, who won the national championship with LSU back in 2019, is playing the best football of his life at the perfect time.

“We had expectations for him, and so far he’s exceeded those expectations,” Bengals coach Zac Taylor said. “And of course, he’s got championships on his brain — he’s not just a guy winning big regular-season games. I know that’s why he’s here — he’s always playing for championships. He’s playing for championships in high school, he played for championships in college, and his expectation has always been to compete for championships here.

“And it’s not going to be easy — we’ve got a lot to work to do — we’re not even close yet to doing all these great things. Certainly, a big step in the right direction today, and there’s no question that Joe is at the forefront of leadership on this team, and this team jumps on his back, and he’ll carry us as far as we let him.”

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Taylor Swift’s rep responds to reports the singer has the worst private jet carbon emissions



A spokesperson for Taylor Swift has responded to a report that named the singer as the celebrity with the worst private jet CO2 emissions. 

Yesterday, a report released by Yard claimed the American singer was the biggest CO2 polluter of the year so far, having flown in her private jet 170 times since January and totalling 8,294.54 tonnes of CO2.

However, Swift’s spokesperson told Buzzfeed News the statistics are inaccurate.

For context, the report claims the average person produces just seven tonnes of carbon emissions per year.

Taylor Swift speaks onstage during the 36th Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on October 30, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Swift’s representative said only some of the 170 flights can be attributed to the singer: “Taylor’s jet is loaned out regularly to other individuals. To attribute most or all of these trips to her is blatantly incorrect.”

Regardless, it is clear Swift’s jet is racking up significant amounts of carbon emissions due to its inefficient use.

According to the Yard report, her average flight time is just 80 minutes, and her jet’s shortest recorded flight flew between Missouri and Nashville for just 36 minutes.

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Other significant celebrity polluters include boxer and domestic violence perpetrator Floyd Mayweather, whose shortest flight was just 10 minutes long but emitted one ton of carbon; Kim Kardashian, who has emitted 609 times more carbon than the average person; and director Steven Spielberg, who took an 18-minute flight between Rotterdam and Amsterdam – a route which, when taken by train, takes only an hour. 

The subject of celebrity carbon emissions has blown up ever since Kylie Jenner shared an out-of-touch photo of her and partner Travis Scott posing in front of their private jets with the caption, “you wanna take mine or yours?”

In the midst of the backlash, many began diving deeper into Jenner’s private jet use by examining the Celebrity Jets Twitter account, which records celebrity private jet trips.

Many were horrified she was regularly taking flights as short as 12 minutes and reprimanded her for “her absolute disregard for the planet”.

Many found it hypocritical that ordinary people were being asked by big companies to reduce their car trips and use paper straws when celebrities are constantly leaving huge carbon footprints with frivolous trips in their private jets.

Despite the wave of criticism, celebrities have continued to take private flights between short distances. 


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Jodie Sweetin Marries Mescal Wasilewski with ‘Fuller House’ Co-Stars in Attendance!



Jodie Sweetin Marries Mescal Wasilewski with 'Fuller House' Co-Stars in Attendance!

Jodie Sweetin is married!

The 40-year-old actress, best known for playing Stephanie Tanner on Full House and Fuller House, married social worker Mescal Wasilewski on Saturday (July 30) at a private home in Malibu, Calif. after five years together.

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Jodie and Mescal wed in an intimate backyard ceremony that included her two daughters – Zoie, 14, and Beatrix, 11 – and her Fuller House co-stars including John Stamos, Candace Cameron Bure, and Andrea Barber.

“I know I have the right partner for the rest of whatever life brings me,” Jodie shared with People. “And I couldn’t be more grateful.”

Jodie and Mescal were first introduced through friends in 2017 and dated long-distanced before Mescal moved from New York City to Los Angeles in 2020. They got engaged in January 2022.

This is the fourth marriage for Jodie – she was first married to Shaun Holguin from 2002 to 2006, to Cody Herpin from 2007 until 2010, and to Morty Coyle from 2012 to 2016. She shares Zoie with Cody and Beatrix with Morty.

Congrats to the newlyweds!


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How to Make Sense of a Very Unpredictable Fall Movie Season




All of a sudden, the fall movie season looks very busy. This week brought two big festival announcements loaded with major films to come: First came Venice, with a lineup that includes everything from Darren Aronofsky’s “The Whale” to “Bardo”; it was followed by TIFF, where Steven Spielberg’s “The Fabelmans” will premiere alongside Sam Mendes’ “Empire of Light” and Sarah Polley’s “Women Talking,” among many others. Meanwhile, Telluride continues to shroud its selections in secret, but the latest lineups help us get a sense of what to expect there as well.

In this week’s episode of Screen Talk, Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson dig through both lineups to get a sense for which films could impact the coming awards season and why it’s almost certain to be an unpredictable ride. They also address the return of competitiveness between festivals that seemed to subside earlier in the pandemic, and touch on the recent changes to the Oscar submission rules in France.

Watch the full episode above or listen it below. 

Screen Talk is produced by Azwan Badruzaman and available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and Spotify, and hosted by Megaphone. Browse previous installments here, subscribe here, and be sure to let us know if you’d like to hear the hosts address specific issues in upcoming editions of Screen Talk. 


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Title: How to Make Sense of a Very Unpredictable Fall Movie Season
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