Watch a Mic’d Up Cam Newton Make Fun of This Baby-Faced Official (Video)

Cam Newton chirp referee

Cam Newton has been having quite the season in 2015, as he’s led his Carolina Panthers to a perfect 10-0 start, earning plenty of MVP consideration along the way.

And perhaps most importantly, Cam has been having a heck of a lot of fun during the entire process, dabbing in the end zone, giving balls to kids, and even throwing the occasional jab towards one of the NFL’s officials.

The dabbing and ball-giving has already received plenty of attention, but today we have some footage of the latter act, as a mic’d up Cam Newton was caught chirping a babyfaced official along the sidelines during Sunday’s victory over the Redskins.

Check it out:

Give it up for comedian Cam Newton!  He’ll be here all week.

If you’d like to see more of Cam Newton mic’d up vs. the Redskins, you can check him out below:

Houston Texans Twitter Account Trolls Darrelle Revis

DeAndre Hopkins beats Darrelle Revis

On Sunday, Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins took a trip to Revis Island, and he came away with five receptions for 118 yards and two touchdowns during the Texans’ 24-17 victory over the Jets.

After the game, when asked by the media if he’d been told all week how hard it would be to go up against New York’s shutdown corner, Darrelle Revis, Watkins replied, “Yeah, of course, it’s ‘Revis Island,’ as y’all say,” using air quotes when saying the words “Revis Island.”

The Houston Texans twitter account jumped all over that, using the footage to create a meme intended to troll Revis:

Report: Johnny Manziel Loses Starting QB Job, Dropped to 3rd String

Johnny Manziel demoted third stringer

Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine suggested that he may consider stripping Johnny Manziel of his starting duties after finding out that the 2014 first-round draft pick spent last Thursday and Friday night drinking and partying in Austin, Texas.

Well, it appears as though Pettine is done considering.  Earlier today he announced that Josh McCown would take over as the Browns’ starting quarterback and Manziel would be demoted to third-stringer.

Here’s Pettine’s official statement on the matter, via the Cleveland Browns’ website:

“Josh McCown will be the starting quarterback on Monday night against the Ravens. I informed the quarterbacks of that decision after I sat down and spoke with Johnny, Flip (John DeFilippo) and Kevin (O’Connell) after practice today. Johnny will be the third quarterback. I’ve spoken to Ray (Farmer) and Jimmy (Haslam) to inform them of my decision, and they are in full support.

“Everyone in this organization wants what is best for Johnny just like we do for every player in our locker room. I’m especially disappointed in his actions and behavior because he has been working very hard. The improvements from last year to this year have been tremendous but he still has to consistently demonstrate that he has gained a good understanding of what it takes to be successful at the quarterback position on this level. It goes well beyond the field. We are going to continue to support him in every way possible, but at this point, we’ve decided it’s best to go with Josh as the starter going forward.”

This demotion to third-string duties has got to suck for Johnny Football, but considering how little he’s accomplished in his first year-and-a-half in the NFL (a 1-4 record in five career starts), he’s lucky to still be employed.

Smarten up, Johnny!

LeBron James’ Latest Mustache Should Inspire Even More Hilarious Memes (Pic)

The internet is already having a blast with LeBron James‘ Movember mustache.  Heck, even LeBron himself has been enjoying some of the mustache memes he’s inspired thus far.

Perhaps that explains why he’s decided to take his mustache to the next level, curling the ends of his thick cookie duster.  Have a look (via kingjames Instagram):

LeBron James Mustache

I can’t wait to see what kinds of memes and photoshops LeBron’s Zorro-style stash inspires.

Report: Refs Blew Call on Final Play Of Bills-Pats MNF Because He Forgot the Rules

Sammy Watkins out of bounds

That premature whistle on a third quarter pass play from Tom Brady to Danny Amendola wasn’t the only blown call during Monday night’s AFC East battle between the Patriots and Bills.  The officials also screwed up on the final play of the game—a 16-yard pass from Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor to wide receiver Sammy Watkins.

During the play, Watkins reeled in a pass along the sideline and appeared to roll out of bounds untouched at the Bills’ 48-yard line.  Nearly everyone watching figured the clock would stop once Watkins hit the white paint, which would have given the Bills two more valuable seconds, and a chance to toss up a Hail Mary from about midfield.  However, head linesman Ed Walker motioned to continue running the clock after the play was over, sealing the Patriots’ 20-13 victory.

Here’s a look at the final play:

According to head referee Gene Steratore, Walker ruled that Watkins had voluntarily given himself up within the field of play. Here’s his entire explanation, which was provided while speaking with a pool reporter:

“What we had as far as the last play with Buffalo’s reception was that the receiver gave himself up voluntarily in the field of play,” Steratore said. “When that occurs and we deem that the runner, which he would have been after he maintained possession after his reception, he was now a runner, had given himself up in the field of play. Then fact that he scoots out of bounds is not as important.

“We wound the clock. It was a judgment call by that head linesman that he felt like he gave himself up in the field of play. It’s not a reviewable play. So winding the clock or stopping the clock is not something we review. So in his judgment, he deemed that the runner gave himself up in the field of play voluntarily, which does put him down by contact in the field, so he wound [the clock].”

Should we believe Steratore’s “judgement call” explanation and simply chalk this one up as bad judgement on the part of Ed Walker? Or is there something more to this?

The Boston Globe‘s Ben Violin seems to believe the latter, suggesting that Steratore was simply covering up for Walker, who may have mistaken the NFL’s rule on such plays with that of the NCAA:

The source said Walker mistakenly applied the college rule instead of the NFL rule. Just because Watkins went backward does not mean he gave himself up as a runner – running sideways or backward is still considered trying to “advance” the football. For the runner to surrender himself, he has to truly give up on the play – such as when a quarterback slides before taking a hit.

“In the NFL, the way it’s always been officiated is if a guy gets out of bounds, you give it to him and stop the clock,” the source said. “But he called it like the college rule. I’m not sure he knew the NFL rule.”

That’s a possibility as well.

All I know for sure is that no matter which way you slice it (confusion between the NFL and NCAA’s rules or just a case of bad judgement), the officiating from last night’s game, and throughout the season in general, has been downright atrocious.

Hey, Roger Goodell! How about less fines for uniform infractions and more for poor officiating?

Hat Tip – [Boston Globe, Deadspin, Yahoo]

Did ESPN Troll the Patriots With Spygate/DeflateGate Emoji Tweet Following MNF?

ESPN Troll Patriots Twitter MNF

After beating the Buffalo Bills on Monday Night Football, 20-13, the New England Patriots refused to send one of their players to take part in the post-game interview with ESPN’s MNF crew.

This probably irked the people at “The Worldwide Leader in Sports,” so they seemingly did what any angry party with a twitter account would do: They trolled.

Here’s a Tweet from SportsCenter’s Twitter account, which was posted following the Pats’ victory:

From the looks of it, this could be interpreted as a shot at the Patriots’ involvement in Spygate and Deflategate (hence the video camera and football emojis).  That’s what most of the Twitterverse seemed to believe:

However, as Uproxx has pointed out, this is less likely a jab at the Patriots’ cheating ways, and more likely a critique of the game flow during Monday night’s contest between the Pats and Bills, which had enough video reviews to make the game nearly unwatchable. Hence the “football-review-football-review…” emoji, which is actually quite clever on ESPN’s part.

That’s the theory I’m choosing to go with. But whatever the case may be, I think we can all agree that there was most definitely some trolling going on via the ESPN Twitter account following last night’s game.

As for who was being trolled, well, I’ll allow you to come to your own conclusions.

Hat Tip – [Uproxx]

Patriots Robbed Of Touchdown After Ref Blows Premature Whistle on MNF (Video)

Premature Whistle MNF

Another Monday Night Football contest.  Another critical gaffe by an NFL referee.

The latest MNF refereeing debacle comes from tonight’s contest between the Buffalo Bills and the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium.  With the game tied 10-10 in the third quarter and the Patriots facing a 1st and 10 from their own 31-yard line, Tom Brady was flushed out of the pocket and seemed to be headed for the sidelines when he unexpectedly threw a pass downfield to a wide open Danny Amendola before stepping out of bounds.

Amendola had plenty of daylight in front of him and appeared as though he was headed for the end zone.  Unfortunately for him and the Patriots, one official had already blown his whistle after anticipating that Brady would run out of bounds before releasing the ball.

Here’s the play in question:

After a lengthy conference, it was determined that Brady was still in bounds when he released the ball.  However, the whistle had blown to stop the play, so the Patriots were only allowed to advance the ball to the spot where Amendola had caught it, and no further.  That did give the Pats a first down at their own 45-yard line, but it robbed them of a big gain and a possible touchdown.

Fortunately for the Pats, Rex Ryan was also called for an unsportsmanlike penalty on the play after interfering with an official along the sideline, advancing the ball all the way to the Bills’ 40-yard line.  Unfortunately for them, they were unable to come away with anything on the drive after Stephen Gostkowski missed a 54-yard field-goal attempt.

It’ll be interesting to see if this has an effect on the game’s final outcome and the Patriots’ bid for perfection.

Hot Bills Fan Rebecca Grant Drops Some Sick Rhymes On Patriots Prior to MNF (Video)

Rebecca Grant

Rebecca Grant has been seen on Fox Sports and ESPN broadcasts, as well as within the pages of Maxim and FHM magazines.  However, her best work to date comes via her Twitter account, where she was spitting some hot fire while looking smoking hot in her Bills gear prior to Monday Night Football.

If you don’t watch this video to hear Rebecca’s impressive rhymes about how the Bills are going to bring it to the Pats, at least check it out to see just how hot this 46-year-old bombshell is:

Wanna see more of Grant?  Here’s another one of her MNF rhymes:

And some pics:

Hat Tip – [BroBible]

Tom Brady Uses “Rex Ryan” Audible at the Line of Scrimmage (Video)

On his very first drive of tonight’s Monday Night Football match-up against the Buffalo Bills, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had a special message at the line of scrimmage for his opponent’s head coach:

In case you missed it, that was Brady yelling, “Rex Ryan!”

MNF color-analyst Jon Gruden suggested that the call may mean a run to the right (which is what ended up happening on the play), but my guess is it was actually a dummy call and an epic troll job by funny guy Tom Brady.

Johnny Manziel Boozing It on Back-to-Back Nights In Texas During Bye Week (Video)

Johnny Manziel partying

After being named the Cleveland Browns’ starting quarterback for the remainder of the season, Johnny Manziel told reporters that he planned on relaxing during his team’s bye week.  He also said that he’d refrain from doing something that would “be a distraction to this team or be an embarrassment to the organization.”

Apparently, Johnny Football’s idea of “relaxing” and not being a distraction involves him parting and boozing it up with his buddies on back-to-back nights in Austin, Texas.

According to TMZ, Manziel was spotted drinking with his friends at the RIO Rooftop nightclub on Thursday night, and on Friday the party continued at Summit, where witnesses say he was roaming the club with a bottle of Dom Pérignon in hand.

Here’s some footage that was taken during night #2 of Johnny Football’s two-day booze fest:

Sources say that Manziel didn’t get into any trouble on any of the nights, but this is still somewhat concerning, as the former Texas A&M star had to check himself into rehab over the summer after admitting he had an alcohol problem—not to mention the fact that no team likes to see their starting QB partying his ass off for two straight nights during the season.

Simply put, this is not how you keep your starting gig as an NFL quarterback.  If Johnny Manziel hasn’t learned that lesson already, someone may want to teach it to him, otherwise it may not be long before he has plenty of time (but a lot less money) to do as much partying as he pleases.

Hat Tip – [TMZ Sports]


Marlins Man Hangs With Hot Chicks in Jaguars Pool During Jags-Titans (Pics)

Marlins Man Jaguars Pool

What exactly does Marlins Man do during the baseball offseason?  He attends Thursday Night Football games between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans and chills with hot chicks in bikinis in the Jags pool.

He even documents the action on Twitter and Instagram:

enjoying life. #FUCancerScare

A photo posted by Laurence Leavy (@marlins_man) on

thank you Jacksonville Jaguars for a morale night

A photo posted by Laurence Leavy (@marlins_man) on

And then there was this chick, who couldn’t believe she had just met Marlins Man:

Do you think his Marlins Man gimmick got him laid by any of these ladies?  If so, this dude is an absolute genius.

Blake Griffin Perfectly Sums Up the Clippers-Warriors Rivalry

Blake Griffin on Clippers-Warriors Rivalry

Will the Golden State Warriors ever lose another game?  It doesn’t look that way after they overcame a 23-point, first-half deficit to defeat the Los Angeles Clippers, 124-117, at the Staples Center last night, improving to 13-0 on the season.

It was just the latest chapter in this Western Conference rivalry between the Warriors and Clippers, although, Blake Griffin doesn’t seem interested in calling this match-up a “rivalry” at the moment.  Here’s why (via Fox Sports’ Jovan Buha):

“I wouldn’t call this a rivalry. They’re the better team. They have the upper hand.”

Griffin is somewhat correct in his analysis, as the Warriors have owned the Clippers over the past two seasons (winning 5 of their 6 meetings).  But that hasn’t made this match-up any less entertaining for the fans.  And isn’t that the most important aspect of any great rivalry?

Watch Ronda Rousey’s Family React to Ronda Being KO’d By Holm (Video)

Ronda Rousey family react KO

We’ve seen plenty of different reactions to Holly Holm‘s second-round knockout victory over Ronda Rousey at UFC 193, including Joe Rogan‘s look of disbelief and Twitter’s meme-fest.  But perhaps the most interesting reaction to the sight of Ronda hitting the matt after taking a Holly Holm roundhouse kick to the head comes from the fighters’ respective families.

The UFC recorded some behind-the-scenes footage of the fight, which included scenes of the reactions from the family and friends of Rousey and Holm.  And needless to say, both sides seemed to be as shocked by the outcome as anyone.

If you think you can tolerate any more Rousey vs. Holm highlights, I suggest you watch this behind-the-scenes video from the UFC: