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Burrow, Chase, Higgins have made this team very good and fun.

NFL teams shouldn’t be consistently bad over multiple decades. The league is not college football, where financial, geographic, and branding disparities can keep a program up or down for generations regardless of its leadership. Nor is it baseball or soccer, where the richest teams can spend their way to a decent chance to win a title. The NFL has had a salary cap since 1994, and the worst team in the league has gotten the first overall draft pick for a lot longer than that. To miss the playoffs more than five or so years in a row takes genuine ineptitude, and to have so many down periods repeatedly over many years is even harder.

Enter the Cincinnati Bengals, who have had five different playoff droughts of five-plus years in their 54 seasons as an NFL or AFL franchise. The Bengals have played in the postseason 14 times and

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Drake’s new album art oddly features 12 pregnant women as emojis, and everyone from Lil Nas X to his fans are making fun of it

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Drake. Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Noir Blanc

  • Drake announced the release date of his sixth album, “Certified Lover Boy,” on Instagram Monday.

  • He also revealed the cover, which features 12 pregnant-woman emojis with various skin tones.

  • Many fans are disappointed with the artwork, calling it “ugly,” “abysmal,” and “offensively bad.”

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Drake has announced that his long-awaited sixth album, “Certified Lover Boy,” will be released on Friday – but the reveal was met with mixed reactions.

After months of delays and a cryptic ad on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” on Friday, Drake confirmed his album’s release date with an Instagram post on Monday.

The caption reads simply, “CERTIFIED LOVER BOY SEPTEMBER 3,” while the image shows 12 pregnant-woman emojis with various skin tones.

Tidal’s chief content officer Elliott Wilson confirmed the image as the album’s official cover on Twitter. It was also shared by OVO

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Kenny Mayne signs off from ESPN with fittingly witty, fun final ‘SportsCenter’

Kenny Mayne participated in his final show for ESPN on Monday night.

The long-time ESPN host, who had been with the company for 27 years since a legendary letter led ESPN executives to hire him in 1994, went out in style with a fittingly fun “SportsCenter” sign-off that featured a lot of entertaining guests.

Aaron Rodgers, Marshawn Lynch, Sue Bird and Jamal Crawford were some of the notable guests to join Mayne, and he certainly had fun with them. Each interview had fun soundbites but also saw poignant moments from the athletes being interviewed.

MORE: Kenny Mayne explains why he’s leaving ESPN

In addition to discussing his relationship with the Packers, Rodgers talked about being a fan of Mayne — before Mayne blasted Rodgers for getting him into the cryptocurrency market.

As great as the ending of the Rodgers interview was, Mayne getting Lynch to discuss what he would

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UFC’s White working on ‘fun stuff’ amid talk of McGregor comeback

UFC president Dana White said he is working on some “fun stuff” for Irish star Conor McGregor as he hinted at a possible comeback next year.

McGregor announced his decision to retire in June, having returned to the Octagon in January after a 15-month absence and knocked out Donald Cerrone at welterweight in just 40 seconds.

Former featherweight and lightweight champion McGregor had been planning to fight three times in 2020, however, the coronavirus pandemic scuppered that strategy.

White previously said no bout was planned for McGregor in 2021 but he told ESPN’s SportsCenter on Thursday: “We’re actually working on some fun stuff for Conor at the beginning of next year.

“He should be back next year. I’m not saying he’s coming back to fight, guaranteed, but we’re talking right now about some stuff.”

The 32-year-old McGregor boasts a 22-4 record, which includes wins over Eddie Alvarez, Nate Diaz and

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