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Janice Dean: Groundhog Day — Why I love it (and what the day means)

First off, before we get to the Groundhog Day holiday, I must confess about my obsession with the movie “Groundhog Day.”

It’s definitely in my top 5 favorite films of all time. I still have the worn-out VHS copy in my collection that I can’t bear to get rid of even though I don’t have a VHS anymore!

Actor Bill Murray is the perfect as the cynical deadpan weatherman Phil Connors who keeps waking up to the exact same day – February 2nd in Punxsutawney, Pa. while he’s there to cover the great tradition of finding out whether the groundhog will see his shadow and we’ll all have six more weeks of winter.

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I’m one of those annoying people that can recite some of the funniest lines as they are happening. Allow me to demonstrate:

Phil: “This is pitiful. A thousand people freezing their butts off waiting to worship a rat. What a hype. Groundhog Day used to mean something in this town. They used to pull the hog out, and they used to eat it. You’re hypocrites, all of you!” 

Phil: “There is no way that this winter is ever going to end as long as this groundhog keeps seeing his shadow. I don’t see any other way out. He’s got to be stopped. And I have to stop him.”

Phil: “Come on, all the long-distance lines are down? What about the satellite? Is it snowing in space? Don’t you have some kind of a line that you keep open for emergencies or for celebrities? I’m both. I’m a celebrity in an emergency.”

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Bill Murray runs through the snow in a scene from the film ‘Groundhog Day’, 1993. (Photo by Columbia Pictures/Getty Images)

Alright… back to why I love one of our nation’s oldest traditions: It celebrates what I do for a living: THE WEATHER!

Back in 1887, groundhog Punxsutawney Phil was first given the task of predicting the next 6 weeks of winter. The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club, of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, takes care of Phil year-round, and on each Feb. 2, members of the club’s inner circle gently nudge him to wake up at sunrise to see if he sees his shadow.

If he does, it’s 6 more weeks of cold and snow. If not, spring will arrive early!

It’s a simple formula but the pomp and circumstance surrounding it is epic and should be on everyone’s bucket list. I must admit, I am incredibly biased when it comes to the groundhog.

Punxsutawney has a special place in my heart because, in 2017, I was given the incredible honor of being inducted into the Punxsutawney Meteorologist Hall of Fame. My plaque and picture are proudly displayed in the Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center along with some pretty amazing forecasters and academics.

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Janice at the Groundhog Hall of Fame in ​ Janice at the Groundhog Hall of Fame in 2017 in Punxsutawney, Pa. ​

That year, I brought my whole family with me and, just like Phil Connors, we all woke up at 3:00 a.m. and headed to Gobbler’s Knob to see the “seer of seers, sage of sages, prognosticator of prognosticators and weather prophet extraordinary” wake up from his long winter’s nap to predict whether there would be six more weeks of winter.  And just like in the movie, my family stayed at a local bed-and-breakfast with a kind resident named Shirley who has lived in Punxsutawney her whole life.

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Janice with her family in Punxsutawney, Pa. in 2017 (Courtesy of the author)

The experience was one I will never forget. The whole city (of just over 5,000 people) gets excited for this day weeks in advance. Hotels are booked months in advance and their tourist dollars rely on this event every year.

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Gobbler’s Knob in ​ Punxsutawney, Pa. ​

People come from all over the country to see the groundhog in its full glory. And the year I went with my family, I had the honor and privilege to meet Phil who lives in the library with his wife Phyllis during the offseason.

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At the time of the meeting, he was sleepy, and I wasn’t able to have a full conversation with him, but it will still be something I will remember and is up there as far as status goes along with rock stars and celebrities.

In terms of Phil’s forecasting abilities (whispering so he doesn’t hear me) the groundhog’s track record isn’t that great. He’s been correct only 39 percent of the time, however (and this needs to be reported more often) this discrepancy in poor forecasting is because his wording gets lost in translation.

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Janice at Gobbler’s Knob in ​ Punxsutawney, Pa. in 2017. ​

Retired handler Ron Ploucha says there have been many years when the president of the groundhog club misinterpreted what Phil said because he speaks the very rare language of GROUNDHOGESE. (Do not laugh. Google it if you have to.)

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Janice and her family meet Phil the groundhog.

Since there’s only one Phil, and this tradition has been happening for over 100 years, I asked his entourage how he stays so young.

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Apparently there’s a magical “Groundhog Punch” that he’s fed every summer at the annual Groundhog Picnic that extends his life for another seven years.

I asked his inner circle if I could try some of this incredible elixir and they looked at me with horror and told me humans aren’t allowed to try it. Darn it.

So, what will America’s most famous groundhog predict come Sunday morning?

Phil predicted an early spring in 2019 (I was there for “Fox & Friends” for the rare forecast) but I’m going to place my bet that he says 6 more weeks of winter in 2020 despite the fact that the Northeast has experienced a relatively mind winter so far.

As for the forecasting done by computers and humans, anything beyond a 7-day forecast sometimes is a coin toss. — Especially when it comes to predicting long-range winter storms.

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So Phil is doing something that is very tough to begin with. But, we have to respect his craft, and I’m just grateful he makes weather forecasting a thing to celebrate.

Keep up the good work, Phil. And let me know if you ever decide to sell that special elixir that keeps you looking so young.

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Joe Theismann, Lou Holtz, Barstool Sports founder give Jesse Watters their Super Bowl LIV predictions

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Jesse Watters on Saturday brought in an all-star panel to talk about Sunday’s big game, including Super Bowl-winning legend Joe Theismann, former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz and Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy.

Theismann, who won it all with the Washington Redskins, says the game hinges on the Kansas City Chiefs’ defense.

“I like Kansas City. I think it falls on the shoulders not of the offense of the Kansas City Chiefs, but the defense of the Kansas City Chiefs,” Theisman said on “Watters’ World.”

“They controlled Derrick Henry, who’s a heck of a back,” he said. “I think if they control San Francisco’s running game, put them in [Jimmy Garoppolo’s] hands, even though he hasn’t thrown a lot over the last couple of weeks.”

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“I think you’d rather have a chance with Jimmy throwing the football,” Theisman said.

“It’s been 50 years since Kansas City’s been in the Super Bowl. It’s been 16 years since [head coach Andy Reid has] been in the Super Bowl. He’s good,” Holtz said. “He’s the seventh-winningest coach of all time and he’s [only] been the Super Bowl one time.”

“But I do believe […] it is such a close matchup,” Holtz added.

Portnoy, who is betting on the Chiefs, told Watters he lamented that his New England Patriots were not in the big game this year.

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All three members of the panel did agree on one thing: that quarterback Tom Brady would be in New England with the Patriots next season.

“They will be back and they’ll be back in the Super Bowl,” Portnoy said.

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Des Moines Register, CNN cancel final Iowa poll after Buttigieg reportedly left off at least one call

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DES MOINES, Iowa – There will not be a final Des Moines Register poll in Iowa ahead of Monday’s caucuses.

The newspaper, along with media partners CNN and Mediacom, announced Saturday night that they would not be releasing their survey, which is considered the gold standard in Iowa polling.

The shocking news came after a Democratic presidential candidate’s name was omitted in at least one of the poll’s interviews with a respondent. The New York Times is reporting that the candidate left off the call was Pete Buttigieg, former mayor of South Bend, Ind.

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The Register, in a statement posted just minutes before the poll was scheduled to be released, said: “Nothing is more important to the Register and its polling partners than the integrity of the Iowa Poll. Today, a respondent raised an issue with the way the survey was administered, which could have compromised the results of the poll. It appears a candidate’s name was omitted in at least one interview in which the respondent was asked to name their preferred candidate.”

“While this appears to be isolated to one surveyor, we cannot confirm that with certainty. Therefore, the partners made the difficult decision to not to move forward with releasing the Iowa Poll,” the newspaper added.

In a statement, CNN added that “we were unable to ascertain what happened during this respondent’s interview, and cannot determine if this was a single isolated incident.”

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The Buttigieg campaign, according to The New York Times, said that an Iowa supporter received a phone call from an operator working for the pollster, but that Buttigieg’s name was not listed among the Democratic presidential candidates.

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The Register has published the Iowa Poll for 76 years, and Selzer & Co., which conducts the survey, has long been considered a well-regarded polling organization.

Fox News had not heard back from the Buttigieg campaign to confirm The Times’ reporting that Buttigiege was not listed.

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Former Green Beret, Seattle Seahawk Nate Boyer on his Super Bowl prediction

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Former Green Beret and Seattle Seahawks long snapper Nate Boyer appeared on “Fox Report” Saturday to preview the Super Bowl between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers.

“I grew up a Niners fan. I’m a huge Niners fan. So I’m going San Francisco all the way on that,” Boyer told guest host Mike Emmanuel. “I think it’s going to be a great game. I really do. Incredible offense from the Chiefs’ side of the ball. Incredible defense on the Niners’ side of the ball. And, you know, the Chiefs defense, Niners offense also not too shabby. So it’s going to be spectacular.”

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“You know, if the Niners do lose, I will say I’d be incredibly happy for [head coach] Andy Reed,” Boyer added. “He’s a legendary coach and he absolutely deserves it.”

Boyer, who played for the University of Texas, praised 49ers defensive players including Richard Sherman and Nick Bosa, saying it will be a battle between the 49ers defensive line and Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

Boyer also praised Mahomes, saying: “He can do it all.”

“You know, he’s incredibly dangerous and just shows over and over that he’s tough to stop,” Boyer said, mentioning that he played against Mahomes once in college.

“I played against him in college, too, when he was at Texas Tech. And that team, you know, that team wasn’t a great football team,” Boyer said. “But you could already see that this kid was different.”

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Emmanuel asked Boyer what it was like to deal with pressure situations like playing in the big game.

“You just got to focus, you know, and you’ve got to stay in your lane,” Boyer said. “And just like in the military, know and trust the man on your left and right.”

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Pamela Anderson splits with movie mogul Jon Peters after 12-day marriage

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“Baywatch” icon Pamela Anderson has split with movie mogul Jon Peters after being married to him for 12 days.

The Hollywood Reporter (THR), which was first to report the news of their secret nuptials earlier this month in Malibu, Calif., broke the news Saturday of their abrupt split after less than two weeks, saying the pair have decided to “uncouple.”

“I have been moved by the warm reception to Jon and my union. We would be very grateful for your support as we take some time apart to reevaluate what we want from life and from one another,” Anderson said in a statement provided to Fox News by her rep.

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“Life is a journey and love is a process,” she said. “With that universal truth in mind, we have mutually decided to put off the formalization of our marriage certificate and put our faith in the process.”

“Thank you for respecting our privacy,” she added.

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Anderson, 52, and Peters, 74, were married Jan. 20.

A source close to couple told Fox News: “She’s known Jon forever, but she never lived with him, contrary to some reports. And until you live with someone… Well, let’s just say Pamela asked for a break. She is heading back to her compound in Ladysmith, Canada, to be with her family.”

The couple did not have an official marriage license, according to reports.

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Anderson and Peters were both married four times previously, THR has reported. Anderson was formerly married to Tommy Lee, Kid Rock and twice to Rick Saloman.

Peters had a 12-year affair with Barbra Streisand. The film veteran produced the 1976 version of “A Star is Born” that starred Streisand; he also produced the 2018 remake that featured Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga.

Fox News’ Melissa Roberto contributed to this report.

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Byron York and Marie Harf on Elizabeth Warren’s call for ‘unity’ to defeat Trump

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Democratic strategist Marie Harf and the Washington Examiner’s Byron York joined “America’s News Headquarters” Saturday in Iowa to talk about Democratic presidential candidates Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.

“If there is anything that can unite Democrats and I would argue some independents, people that helped us win the House in 2013, it is Donald Trump, particularly after this impeachment process where it has been clear how dangerous he is in office for most Democrats,” Harf told host Ed Henry.

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Saturday, Warren called on Democrats to unify against Trump.

“We will and we must come together as a party to beat Donald Trump, and I’ve got a plan for that,” Warren said.

York also commented on Sanders’ chances as his campaign surges, saying his supporters are holding a “grudge” that dates back to 2016.

“It’s not that they’re not taking him seriously. They clearly are because he has such a troublemaking capacity,” York said of Sanders and reaction to him from some in the Democratic Party. “But there are all these voters out there and they’ve been remarkably loyal to him for four years and they have a grudge, four years old.”

Harf and York also reacted to former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton once again criticizing Sanders, this time when asked if he could unify the party.

“Well, he can do it, for one,” Clinton said on “Your Primary Playlist” podcast, laughing aloud and criticizing Sanders and his supporters for not getting behind her nomination in 2016.

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“I’m mad that Hillary lost. I’m mad at Bernie, didn’t help her more,” Harf said, reacting to the comments. “What we need to focus on right now is 2020 and not 2016. And I feel pretty strongly about that.”

York criticized Clinton for jumping in the fray.

“She lost. She’s not going to run again,” York said. “She’s been out of this for a while. She really doesn’t need to publicly complain about this.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Coronavirus may have sprung from ‘perfect mixing pot,’ infectious disease doctor says

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The deadly coronavirus, which U.S. health officials have said has infected eight people in the United States as of Saturday, is one of three pathogenic coronaviruses that have been transmitted from animals into humans, and a top infectious disease doctor said that markets in China may be providing “a perfect mixing pot for this to happen.”

“There are four more coronaviruses that commonly infect humans and cause the common cold. And probably all of us have been infected with those,” explained Dr. Mark Mulligan, who is a senior professor in the NYU Langone Department of Medicine and director of both the NYU Langone Vaccine Center and the Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology.

However, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and the novel coronavirus are unique because they originate in animals.

“We have no prior immunity to protect us against them,” Dr. Mulligan explained on Fox Nation’s “Deep Dive” on Thursday. “So they’re related, but they’re not close enough that our previous experience with the other coronaviruses gives us protection.”

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus was first reported by Chinese officials after it originated at an animal and seafood market in the city of Wuhan.

“What happens there? Is it that people touch it with their hands and then they touch their face? Is that how it spreads or is it airborne?” asked Wall Street Journal columnist Mary Anastasia O’Grady

“My understanding is that these markets have a mixture of live or dead animals that can be purchased,” Dr. Mulligan said. “My understanding is these are for eating… and traditional medicine may be part of it.”

“So they’re consumed, but you can imagine a wild animal infected with these sorts of exotic viruses brought home killed, blood exposure and infection. This is kind of a perfect mixing pot for this to happen,” he added.

“We saw this with avian influenza H5 N1, for example, in poultry markets… a similar situation,” said Dr. Stephen Morse, who is a professor of epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center.

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“I have a colleague who has — probably very gross video — of someone selling bat and they’ll clip the wings off and put it in the bag so you can take it home and eat it in one of these live animal markets,” he said.

“They were out there studying other bat coronaviruses. And there are a lot of them that are similar to these. But, you know, this one happens to be the one that got into humans,” Dr. Morse added.

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Fox News’ Vandana Rambaran contributed to this report.

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Joe Lieberman, former Dem VP nominee, says Founding Fathers would have ‘intended’ Trump’s acquittal

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Former Sen. Joe Lieberman, who served as Democrats’ vice presidential nominee in 2000, reportedly claimed that America’s Founding Fathers would have wanted an acquittal in President Trump’s Senate impeachment trial.

Lieberman made those comments during an interview with radio host Glenn Beck. He was specifically referring to what Alexander Hamilton and James Madison would have said if they were alive to see Trump’s would-be acquittal.

“This is what we intended,” Lieberman said the founders would have remarked, according to The Blaze, which is owned by Beck.

While Lieberman said that he would vote to allow witnesses, he would ultimately support acquitting the president. He told Beck that Trump shouldn’t have conducted the now-infamous July 25 call with Ukraine’s president in the way he did, “but did it reach the point where we can say nine months before an election […] that, if we keep him in office, he represents a danger to the country? I don’t think so.”

Instead, Lieberman preferred that the Senate let voters decide, as he says the founders would have wanted. “Leave it to the people in November. In other words, impeachment, as our framers intended, I believe was not meant to be punitive, to punish you either criminally or by taking you out of office,” he said.

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He claimed that impeachment was meant “to protect the country until the next election — and the closer it is to an election, the higher the threshold to convicting somebody, a president, and removing him from office.”

His comments came after the Senate narrowly voted against allowing new witnesses in the trial — a longstanding point of contention between Democrats and Republicans.

Lieberman cited Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., who also said Trump’s actions were wrong but not enough to remove him from office.

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Alexander, who is retiring from office at the end of the year, was the most vocal, saying he did not need to hear more evidence to conclude that Trump was wrong to ask a foreign leader to investigate a rival.

“But,” said Alexander, “the Constitution does not give the Senate the power to remove the president from office and ban him from this year’s ballot simply for actions that are inappropriate.”

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Similarly, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, an Alaska Republican whose opinions have been closely watched because of her centrist reputation, issued a five-paragraph statement Friday that declared her opposition to witnesses without mentioning Trump once or registering any support for his actions.

“Given the partisan nature of this impeachment from the very beginning and throughout, I have come to the conclusion that there will be no fair trial in the Senate,” Murkowski said. “I don’t believe the continuation of this process will change anything.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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$123M in fake Super Bowl merch seized by CBP, DHS, ICE ahead of big game

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a massive, record-breaking seizure of counterfeit Super Bowl merchandise in Miami on Thursday, worth an estimated $123 million were it authentic.

Agents and officers targeted flea markets, retail outlets and street vendors during the week leading up to Super Bowl LIV. Among the seizures were jewelry, hats, phones, fake jerseys and thousands of other items.

The 176,000 counterfeit items were seized during the joint-agency mission, named “Operation Team Player,” which targeted international fraud, according to an ICE press release.

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The Homeland Security Investigations’ (HSI’s) Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Center developed the plan and unveiled the results at a news conference alongside the National Football League (NFL), CBP and the Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD).

“Every day, cargo containers containing billions of dollars’ worth of counterfeit goods enter the United States through its land, sea and airports of entry. This year’s record-breaking ‘Operation Team Player’ results affirm HSI’s commitment to protecting American consumers, the economy, and legitimate business, by ensuring Super Bowl 54 is not compromised by transnational criminal networks exploiting fan enthusiasm for illicit profits. Sports fans from around the world, who’ve spent their hard-earned money to support their favorite NFL team, deserve to receive genuine, high-quality officially licensed merchandise in return,” said IPR Center Director Steve Francis.

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NFL Vice President of Legal Affairs Dolores DiBella championed the seizure and claimed the operation will protect fans from being duped.

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“’Operation Team Player’ remains one of the most important national initiatives for protecting sports fans from the sale of counterfeit products and counterfeit tickets,” she said. “The joint efforts of the NFL, the IPR Center, HSI, CBP, and Miami area law enforcement have helped ensure that Super Bowl LIV remains an authentic and outstanding experience for our fans.”

MDPD Maj. Eric Garcia said fans deserve to know what they are buying and should expect law enforcement to step in and shield them from being defrauded.

“When fans spend their hard-earned money on NFL tickets and merchandise, they deserve the real deal,” he said. “The Miami-Dade Police Department is fully committed to collaborating and partnering with our local, state and federal law enforcement partners to proactively enforce laws related to counterfeit merchandise in order to protect businesses and consumers.”

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The Super Bowl game between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Fransisco 49ers will kick off on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET and will air on FOX.

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Former NFL player Jeremy Lincoln weighs in on Super Bowl LIV storylines with Ed Henry

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Retired NFL football veteran Jeremy Lincoln joined “America’s News Headquarters” host Ed Henry Saturday on the eve of the Super Bowl to give his take on some of the storylines surrounding the championship game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers.

Henry and Lincoln discussed Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, who is the sentimental favorite, having never won the big game and losing his oldest son Garrett to drug addiction in 2012.

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“You know, I think everybody’s somewhere, somehow, whether [or not] you’re not rooting for the Chiefs, but you root for Coach Reed,” Lincoln said. “And I think [it’ll] be a great thing if he does win his first one, because, you know, he was coach and head coach when I was playing in the late ’90s, early 2000s.”

Lincoln, who played cornerback for five teams during a career that spanned seven seasons, also spoke of 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan, whose father won two Super Bowl championships as head coach of John Elway’s Denver Broncos in the late ’90s.

“I think he is a proud father and it’s a proud moment for the Shanahan family, as well,” Lincoln said.

The former defensive player wants to believe that defense will be the key for the eventual winner.

“Defense wins games, wins championships, right? That’s the mantra. That’s the saying for us,” Lincoln said. “But, you know, it’s got be a beautiful game to watch.”

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Lincoln predicted mistakes early on in the game, and then talked about the impact of having two weeks off before the championship.

“I think you’re going to see some mistakes early,” Lincoln added. “Teams taking two weeks off sometimes can hurt one team more than others.”

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