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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates with middle linebacker Kyle Van Noy (53) after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs in AFC Championship NFL football game in overtime, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

The New England Patriots defeated the Kansas Chiefs 37-31 Sunday night in the AFC Championship game, earning yet another Super Bowl berth.

Patriots linebacker Kyle Van Noy, a former standout at BYU, had more than a little bit of fun afterward on Twitter.

First, as pointed out by NESN’s Michael McMahon, Van Noy thanked Patriots Nation in a video.

Afterward, the linebacker targeted a few sports personalities who had doubted New England, as well as the Twitter mob on the whole.

Finally, Van Noy closed his Twitter fun, with a rallying cry of sorts.

MAKING HISTORY

For the first time since the final week of the 2007-08 season the Utah women’s basketball team is ranked in the AP Top 25.

After their 17-1 start, including their most recent victory over Colorado, Utah entered the poll at No. 21 on Monday.

As a result, the Utes were a topic of much discussion, including on sports giant ESPN.

In an article, found in the ESPNW section of ESPN, courtesy of the Associated Press, it was noted that β€œUtah is off to its best start since 1997, when the team won its first 16 games. With four freshmen on the roster getting significant time, the future remains bright for the Utes.”

The Utes have a difficult upcoming stretch, including games against three ranked foes in Stanford, Oregon and Oregon State, and will have to do so without their "starting point guard (Daneesha Provo), who was lost to an ACL injury.”

Still, considering how the team responded after its last second loss to Arizona State β€” Utah handled Arizona 36 hours later, in a game which was β€œone of my more proud moments," Utah head coach Lynne Roberts said β€” things are looking up for Utah.

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And finally…

The Pac-12 Network recently tweeted out an image that included all the conference’s alums that will take the field in Super Bowl LIII. All the alums that is except those from the University of Utah.

Utah cornerback Jaylon Johnson noticed the error, called out the network, which resulted in the tweet’s deletion.

Utah athletic director Mark Harlan was right there with Johnson, supporting the defensive back.

The snafu, led to inevitable complaints about Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott.