Tim Tebow Throws Two Touchdowns, Survives Final Cut With Eagles (Videos)

Tim Tebow Throws Two Touchdowns - Eagles preseason

With Sam Bradford, Mark Sanchez and Matt Barkley already on the Philadelphia Eagles’ roster, it seemed unlikely that Tim Tebow would remain on the team once they whittled their roster down to the 53-man requirement.

Facing such a precarious position, all Tebow could do on Thursday night was go out there and play his ass off during the Eagles’ final preseason game against the New York Jets.  And that’s exactly what the former Heisman Trophy winner did, completing 11 of his 17 pass attempts for 189 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception.

Here’s a look at his first touchdown—an 18-yard strike to Rasheed Bailey during the second quarter:

And here’s his second—a 9-yard connection with Freddie Martino in the back of the end zone…

…which was set up by this 45-yard bomb, also to Martino:

Tebow also rushed for 32 yards on four attempts, and while the Eagles wound up losing the game, 24-18, Thursday night will likely be viewed as a major victory for Tim Tebow, who did enough to earn himself a spot on Philly’s 53-man roster.

Twitter Reacts After Tom Brady Wins DeflateGate Appeal

Tom Brady - Deflategate appeal Twitter reaction

Tom Brady won his DeflateGate appeal, in case you didn’t hear.

You know who did hear? Twitter.  And when word got out that Brady’s 4-game suspension had been overturned by a New York federal court, the Twitterverse did what it always does.  It reacted.

Here are some of the best reactions to Tom Brady’s DegalteGate appeal from the Twittersphere:

And then there was the man himself, Tom Brady, who went with a simple approach:

One week from now, suspension has been lifted. A photo posted by Tom Brady (@realtbrady) on

Perfect.

Chris Davis Homer Wakes Sleeping Fan in Outfield Bleachers (Video)

Chris Davis Homer Wakes Sleeping Fan

There was a fan sleeping in the outfield seats at Camden Yards during last night’s game between the Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays.

Of course, Orioles slugger Chris Davis had no interest in allowing this dude to sleep through his team’s ballgame, so he woke him up with a walk-off home run:

Rise and shine, buddy!

Pacman Jones Sends Perfect Tweet to Roger Goodell Following DeflateGate Appeal Ruling

Adam Pacman Jones Tweet Roger Goodell

There are plenty of things that players, coaches, and fans of the NFL would probably like to say to Roger Goodell following the federal court’s ruling to overturn Tom Brady‘s DeflateGate suspension.

A few of those comments may include something along the lines of, “How does it feel to be wrong?” or “Will you finally resign?”

Those are both solid questions for the commissioner, but neither of them are as great as what Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones had to say to Roger Goodell via Twitter earlier today:

I couldn’t have said it any better myself, Pacman.

Tom Brady Wins Appeal, Demands Apology in WWE Mash-Up (Videos)

Unless you’ve been buried under your bedsheets for the past couple of hours, you’ve probably already heard by now that Tom Brady won his appeal in a New York federal court to have his four-game suspension for his involvement in DeflateGate overturned.

It was a crushing defeat for Roger Goodell and the NFL, who were deemed to have dispensed their “own brand of justice,” according to Judge Richard Berman.

So does this ruling mean that we’re all about to see Goodell issue a public apology to Brady for putting him through all of this? Not quite—the NFL plans to appeal the decision.

However, if Goodell were to apologize to Brady in public, I imagine it would look something like this:

Would Brady accept the apology? Nah, of course he wouldn’t.  He’d probably just do this instead:

 

And that’s the bottom line, because Tom Brady said so!

Things Get Weird at US Open When Novak Djokovic Dances With a Fan (Video)

Novak Djokovic dances with fan - US Open

No. 1 ranked Novak Djokovic made quick work of Austria’s Andreas Haider-Maurer (6-4, 6-1, 6-2) during the second round of the US Open Wednesday night. That was expected.

What wasn’t expected was the ensuing circus that unfolded at Arthur Ashe Stadium following Djokovic’s victory, as the Serbian invited a spectator onto the court and a dance party broke out.

It was weird.  Like, really weird.  You may even feel a little awkward just watching it, but I still suggest you check it out below:

Vince Wilfork Wears Overalls To Texans Practice (Videos)

Defensive Tackle Vince Wilfork wears overalls at Houston Texans practice - HBO Hard Knocks

When you’re a two-time Super Bowl champ and five-time Pro Bowler like Houston Texans defensive tackle Vince Wilfork, you can wear whatever the f*&k you want to wear to practice.  That includes overalls and cowboy boots, which is exactly what the former Patriot was wearing to Texans practice during last night’s episode of HBO’s Hard Knocks.

Have a look:

Even Texans head coach Bill O’Brien couldn’t hold back the laughter.

All I have to say is that’s one big-ass pair of overalls.

Hat Tip – [SB Nation]

Watch This Tyler Lockett Punt Return TD Set to Mario Kart Music (Video)

Tyler Lockett Punt Return TD

Punt return touchdowns are pretty cool, but you know what would make them even cooler?  Mario Kart Music.

Want proof?  First, watch this video of Tyler Lockett returning a punt for a touchdown during Saturday night’s preseason game between the Seahawks and Chargers, as seen on live television:

Now watch the Tyler Lockett punt return TD after it’s been given the Mario Kart treatment:

Do I even have to ask which one you enjoyed more?

Didn’t think so.

Hat Tip – [Who Is Jose Rivera]

Ronda Rousey Accepts Marine Corps Ball Invitation…IF… (Video)

Ronda Rousey Marine Corps Ball Invitation

Just over a week ago, Jarrod Haschert asked Ronda Rousey to the Marine Corps Ball via Facebook.

Hey guys, I’m trying to take Ronda Rousey to the Marine Corps Ball this year and I need your help to reach out to her and her fans. Please share this post and video. Thank you!!

Posted by Jarrod Hash on Saturday, August 22, 2015

 

On Tuesday, Jarrod got his answer from Ronda, via a member of TMZ’s camera crew.  And guess what? She said yes!!!…

There’s just one stipulation.  Watch:

I sure hope Jarrod has three single friends.  Else he’ll be missing out on what could be one heck of a ball.

Hat Tip – [TMZ]

Marshawn Lynch Makes Appearance on Skittles Infomercial (Video)

Marshawn Lynch skittles infomercial

It’s amazing what a few run-ins with the media can do to a man’s marketing value.

At this point last season, Marshawn Lynch was just another undervalued NFL running back, with very few advertising spots and endorsement deals. But a few awkward media sessions later, and it suddenly seems as though the Seattle Seahawks running back has become one of the most marketable faces in the entire league.

In 2015 alone, he’s starred in commercials for XBox, Skittles, and Progressive, while also making appearances on Conan as well as in the latest Call of Duty video game.

And for his latest ad spot, Lynch showed up on the set of EVINE Live to sit down with Allison Waggoner and help her sell some Skittles.

You can watch the 5-minute Marshawn Lynch Skittles infomercial in the video below:

Here’s Another Tom Brady Courtroom Sketch That Isn’t Much Better (Pic)

Tom Brady courtroom sketch - Part 2

After failing to come to an agreement, Tom Brady and the NFL were back in court on Monday for another DeflateGate hearing.  That meant a shot at redemption for courtroom sketch artist Jane Rosenberg, who was blasted for her previous sketch of the Patriots quarterback—which made him appear as though he was slowly melting away inside the New York Federal Court.

Did she make the most of her second chance?  Check out her latest Tom Brady courtroom sketch and judge for yourself:

And because we can never have too many Tom Brady courtroom sketches, we have this—Jane’s practice run prior to Monday’s courtroom appearance:

That one looks more like the Tom Brady I know.

Kevin Kiermaier Robs Manny Machado of a Homer With Crazy Leaping Catch (Video)

Kevin Kiermaier Robs Manny Machado

We have another “Catch of the Year” nominee.  This one comes to us via the Tampa Bay Rays’ Kevin Kiermaier, who soared way up over the wall to rob the Baltimore Orioles’ Manny Machado of a home run during the first inning of Monday’s game.

Check it out:

Will Smith Takes on the NFL in “Concussion”: Trailer Released (Video)

Concussion - Will Smith NFL Movie

The NFL has been under fire for their treatment of retired players, especially those suffering from traumatic head injuries as a result of their football careers.

Of course, the NFL doesn’t want its fans to be thinking about this as they spend their hard-earned money to support North America’s richest sports league, but it’s going to be a lot harder for them to hide this glaring issue once everyone gets a load of Will Smith‘s latest movie, Concussion.

In Concussion, Smith plays real-life Pittsburgh forensic pathologist Bennet Omalu, who was the first to discover chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in the brains of football players.

Concussion isn’t set to hit theaters until Christmas Day, so the NFL still has some time to figure out how they plan on covering their asses before everyone sees it.

In the meantime, you can check out the trailer for Concussion below:

 

RG3 Can’t Stay Healthy in Madden 16 Either (Tweets)

RG3 Injury

Glitches aside, EA Sports’ series of Madden football games are remarkably realistic. This year’s edition is no different, as evidenced by RG3‘s knack for getting injured multiple times during every game.

Is this pure luck, or something that was intentionally implemented into the game by the Madden 16 creators?  Judging by Twitter’s reaction, I’d say it’s a result of the latter:

Moral of the story: If you’re playing Madden 16 as the Washington Redskins, make sure you invest in a good backup quarterback.