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The Super Bowl followed suit with an amazing string of down-to-the-wire NFL playoff games, giving pro football fans one final treat. Mississippians Cam Akers and Darrell Henderson, Jr. helped the Los Angeles Rams outlast the Cincinnati Bengals. Even the halftime show gets the Cleveland stamp of approval. The Clevelands also talk about the opening of the college baseball season, the high school basketball playoffs and more.

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Rick Cleveland, a native of Hattiesburg and resident of Jackson, has been Mississippi Today’s sports columnist since 2016. A graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a bachelor’s in journalism, Rick has worked for the Monroe (La.) News Star World, Jackson Daily News and Clarion Ledger. He was sports editor of Hattiesburg American, executive director of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame. His work as a syndicated columnist and celebrated sports writer has appeared in numerous magazines, periodicals and newspapers.
Rick has been recognized 13 times as Mississippi Sports Writer of the Year, and is recipient of multiple awards and honors for his reporting and writing.

Tyler Cleveland

Tyler Cleveland is a senior reporter for Scorebook Live and the co-host of Mississippi Today's Crooked Letter Sports Podcast.