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Monday Mixtape: The All Taylor Swift Edition

Every Monday, I make myself a playlist of (mostly) new songs. It gets me in the habit of hunting for new music and hopefully gets me embracing fresh trends. This week we focus on the new album by one of the biggest names in 21st century pop music: Taylor Swift’s Lover. This is the Monday Mixtape.

“Cruel Summer”
Taylor is good at a lot of things, but one thing she is definitely bad at is picking out pre-release singles for her albums. The first two tracks we heard before the arrival of Lover (“ME!” and “You Need to Calm Down”) are two of the weakest tunes in the collection, and as a bonus neither are particularly indicative of the sonic narrative contained within.

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This Week's Top 10: Football Players As Actors

It's Super Bowl week, and while I have less than zero interest in the upcoming game between the Patriots and the Eagles, I do love me some Super Bowl-adjacent content. So in honor of this Sunday's event, let's take a look at the best performances by football players in film and television. I disqualified any players who played themselves (except for one very important exception), and I should note at the top that Dan Marino might actually be the worst actor in the history of recorded medium (his stuff in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective is truly painful, and he's playing Dan Marino!). 

Also, a handful of Up All Afternoon listeners wanted Merlin Olsen on this list, but I've never seen Little House on the Prairie and my only association with him is in the confusingly terrible Joe Don Baker cop movie Mitchell. To the list!

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