We all expected a lot of craziness to break out in the City of Brotherly Love if the Philadelphia Eagles won their NFC Championship Game against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. The Eagles did their part, and after their 38-7 victory, Eagles fans went out onto the streets and did their part.
They celebrated by climbing poles and starting fires, but perhaps the most insane things we’ve witnessed is this dude in a dune buggy climbing the Rocky steps.
Bill Belichick is not an easy guy to impress, apparently.
After Tom Brady masterfully led the New England Patriots to a fourth quarter comeback victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Championship Game earlier today, Belichick was asked about his quarterback’s ability to play through injury. Of course, they were talking about the highly-secretive injury that Tom Brady sustained to his throwing hand during practice mid-week. It was said that the Patriots quarterback had sustained a ligament sprain and required stitches to his right thumb—which has since been unveiled to the public.
So what did Bill think about Brady’s ability to play through the ailment? Simply put, he wasn’t impressed.
Belichick told the media, “He’s a tough guy, we all know that. But we’re not talking about open heart surgery here.”
Here’s the video:
Bill Belichick on Tom Brady: “He’s a tough guy, we all know that. But we’re not talking about open heart surgery here” pic.twitter.com/omGoydmIgy
The Philadelphia Eagles have embraced the roll of underdog during the NFL playoffs. They’ve been the home underdog for each of their first two postseason games, becoming the first No. 1 seed in NFL history to open the playoffs as an underdog.
How have they responded? Only by beating the Falcons in the Divisional Round, before steamrolling the Vikings in the NFC Championship.
During their route over Minnesota, Eagles defensive end Chris Long was seen barking like a dog on the sideline:
All week, it seems as though the biggest mystery on this side of the Pacific was the condition of Tom Brady‘s hand after the Patriots quarterback injured it during practice early in the week.
The media did everything to try and figure out exactly what kind of injury Brady was dealing with, but he kept things under wraps the entire time, even resorting to wearing gloves during his press conference.
On Sunday, following the Patriots’ victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Championship Game, we got a look at Tom Brady’s mysterious injury when a photo of his right hand finally emerged.
Here it is. You can see the stitches on the inside of his thumb:
With the Jaguars leading, 14-3, with little time remaining in the first half, the New England Patriots were able to put together a strong two-minute drill that resulted in a touchdown. Perhaps the biggest play on the drive was a 32-yard pass interference call that set Tom Brady and company up at the Jaguars’ 13-yard line.
The flag was thrown on Jaguars cornerback A.J. Bouye while he was covering Brandin Cooks, and it was a questionable call, at best. You be the judge. Is this some typical Patriots shadiness?
Tony Romo is having himself a great time during today’s AFC Championship Game.
Teaming up with Jim Nantz for CBS’s coverage of the big game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and New England Patriots, Romo sounded as if he was being pleasured while watching a replay of Jags linebacker Myles Jack stripping the ball from Pats running back Dion Lewis.
The good news for the Minnesota Vikings is wide receiver Adam Thielen is expected to play in today’s NFC Championship Game. The bad news is he’ll be doing so with some “tiny fractures” in his back, which are said to be quite painful.
The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport confirmed on Sunday that Thielen is dealing with some “slight fractures” in his back following last weekend’s thrilling Divisional Round win over the New Orleans Saints.
Thielen finished last week with six receptions for 74 yards. He ranked fifth in the NFL this season with 1,276 receiving yards to go along with 91 receptions and four touchdowns.
Rob Gronkowski had to be take to the locker room and placed in concussion protocol after taking a nasty hit to the head late in the second quarter of today’s AFC Championship Game.
While running down the seam, Gronk appeared to have his hands on a pass from Tom Brady, but he was drilled in the head by Jaguars safety Barry Church, causing the Patriots tight end to drop the ball. The Pats were awarded a first down, however, as Church was flagged for the helmet-to-helmet hit.
With little time left in the half, Gronkowki headed to the locker room for further evaluation. No word on his status for the second half. The Pats would end up scoring a touchdown on the drive, cutting the Jags’ lead to 14-10.
The people of Philadelphia are not going to be happy about this.
Prior to Sunday’s NFC Championship Game at Lincoln Financial Field, Vikings fans who made the trip to Philadelphia decided to take a tour of the city. And during that tour, some brave souls dressed the famous Rocky statue in Vikings gear.
No word yet on whether they were able to do this and make it out of there alive:
Rory MacDonald may have won his Bellator debut tonight against Douglas Lima, but it sure as hell came at a cost.
The former UFC fighter took home the Bellator middleweight title with a unanimous decision victory, but he’ll also be taking home a disgusting leg injury. After the fight, MacDonald’s left shin appeared to have an alien growing from it. The injury was so bad that he had to be carried from the ring to the locker room.
Here are some images, if you think your stomach can handle it:
It’s expected to be a long night for the Minnesota Vikings players tonight, as rumors state the Philadelphia Eagles fans are planning on blowing air horns outside the visiting team’s hotel throughout the entire night, ahead of tomorrow’s NFC Championship Game.
From the looks of it, Eagles fans aren’t even waiting until the nighttime to start getting into the Vikings players’ heads. Many of them were waiting outside the hotel as Mike Zimmer and company rolled in on the team bus earlier today. And they showered each and every person who got off that bus with a chorus of boos as they made their way into the building.
Looks like the Philly fans are not f*cking around this weekend:
Maybe Sean Payton is actually a good sport after all.
The New Orleans Saints head coach had everyone thinking otherwise when he was caught mocking Vikings fans last weekend with their own ‘SKOL’ chant, just seconds before Stefon Diggs did the unthinkable and won the game for Minnesota with a walk-off, game-winning touchdown.
Vikings fans have been enjoying a laugh at Payton’s expense ever since, and one furniture store in Minny took things up a notch by offering the coach a free couch to sit on as he watches the Vikings and Eagles play in tomorrow’s NFC Championship Game.
I was pretty mad at HBO when they said they wouldn’t be giving us any ‘Game of Thrones’ in 2018, but I think I’m finally ready to let go of that grudge after seeing the trailer for the network’s upcoming film, ‘Paterno.’
Starring Al Pacino as Joe Paterno, the HBO film is expected to give us a dramatic look into the life of the former Penn State head football coach.
After being awarded the head coaching position for the Nittany Lions, Paterno quickly became a legend at the school, leading them to two national championships and five undefeated seasons over the next four-and-a-half decades. But in 2011, he was forced to retire because of his involvement in the Jerry Sandusky scandal, along with his deteriorating health. Just a few months later, he was hospitalized due to complications with his cancer treatment and passed away shortly after.
HBO has finally released its first trailer for ‘Paterno,’ which is said to be coming out this spring. Have a look: