Clemson Fan Faceplants Hard While Attempting Backflip (Video)

The good news for this Clemson fan is that his Tigers beat the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at home on Saturday, 24-22, helping them slide into the No. 6 spot in the latest AP Poll.

The bad news?  He probably doesn’t remember any of it after suffering this nasty faceplant while attempting a backflip in front of several onlookers:

Mark Ingram High-Fives Ref After Touchdown (GIF)

New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram had himself a pretty nice game on Sunday night, accumulating 77 yards on the ground and 51 yards through the air during a 26-20 overtime win over the Cowboys.  And it appeared as though he had gotten himself a touchdown, too, when he plunged into the end zone early in the fourth quarter.  He even celebrated what he believed was a 9-yard TD run by high-fiving an official:

Unfortunately for Ingram, it was later ruled that he was actually down at the 1-yard line.  And one play later, fellow Saints running back Khiry Robinson finished the drive off with a one-yard touchdown run.

That kinda sucks for Ingram, but it really sucks for his fantasy owners.


Kobe Bryant Returns, And His First Shot Was Awful (Video)

Kobe Bryant returns - Bad Shot

For the first time since tearing the rotator cuff in his right shoulder back in January, Kobe Bryant stepped onto the court to take part in an NBA game, and the results were not pretty.

Kobe started the game and played a total of 12 minutes, going 1-for-5 from the field for just five points, zero rebounds, zero assists, and two personal fouls.

Was he rusty following his eight-month layoff? Judging by his first three-point attempt, which bounced off the top of the backboard, I’d say so:

Good thing this is only Game 1 of the preseason, so Kobe will have plenty of time to straighten out his shot.

Odell Beckham Did It Again…But… (Video)

Odell Beckham Jr. did it again on Sunday in Buffalo, leaping backwards into the air and reaching up to grab an Eli Manning floater for another ridiculous highlight reel catch. But…

…it didn’t count because he came down out of bounds.

It’s probably the best catch you’ll see all year, even though it didn’t count.  Check it out:

Ah well.  The Giants still won the game, 24-10.

Big Ben Using Cell Phone on the Sideline During Ravens-Steelers Game? (Video)

Ben Roethlisberger Cell Phone

Well, well, well.  Just a few week after Ben Roethlisberger added some fuel to the discussion surrounding the Patriots’ knack for breaking the rules, it appears as though the Pittsburgh Steelers’ injured quarterback may have been doing some cheating of his own on the sidelines during Thursday night’s Ravens-Steelers match-up.

Check out the video below. Is Big Ben using his cell phone?

Please enable Javascript to watch this video

It sure looks like a cell phone. Although, it also looks like it could be a black wristband with the plays on it, which is what the Steelers have since claimed.

If the NFL were to determine that it really was a cell phone (which I highly doubt), Roethlisberger and the Steelers could be in some serious trouble. For those who don’t remember, Cleveland Browns GM Ray Farmer was suspended for the first four games of this season and the team was fined $250,000 when it was discovered that he had been sending text messages to members of the coaching staff during games. And even the Steelers’ own Troy Polamalu was fined $10,000 for using his cell phone during a game back in 2011, although that fine was later overturned when Polamalu explained that he had only been texting his wife, telling her he was okay following an injury.

Hat Tip – [PFT and Thornography]

Cincy Saxophone Player Faceplants While Running Onto The Field (Video)

Everyone dreams of making that grand entrance in front of thousands of raucous supporters who all have their eyes on you. Those dreams rarely include a faceplant, like the one this Cincinnati saxophone player suffered through while running onto the field during the Bearcats’ 34-23 win over Miami on Thursday:

Joey Galloway Makes Ill-Advised Joke About Women Drivers (Video)

In today’s politically correct world, making a comment about women being poor drivers, as Joey Galloway did during ESPN’s College Football Live, is never a good idea.  Even if it is just a joke.

But Joey Galloway went there anyway:

In case you missed it, the comments came during a debate regarding whether or not LSU star running back Leonard Fournette should sit out his junior season next year in order to avoid an injury or setback before he’s eligible to enter the NFL Draft in 2017.

All I have to say is Galloway better hope PC Principal doesn’t hear about this one:

This Pic of A-Rod Is All You Need To See From The Yankees’ Wild Card-Clinching Celebration

Unless you’re a fan of them, it’s hard to enjoy watching the New York Yankees celebrate anything.  Thursday’s wild-card clinching celebration is no different, although Alex Rodriguez has made it somewhat easier thanks to this humorous image of his scrunched-up face getting doused with champagne:

Alex Rodriguez AL Wild Card Celebration

(Photo via Al Bello/Getty Images)



Snoop Dogg Chimes In On Steelers’ Kicking Problems (Video)

Snoop Dogg on Josh Scobee

The Pittsburgh Steelers clearly have a problem with their kicking game.  First they lost Shaun Suisham to a season-ending injury in the preseason.  Then his backup, Garrett Hartley, was placed on season-ending IR shortly after.  That forced the Steelers to go with option No. 3, Josh Scobee, and he’s been nothing but a huge disappointment, missing four of ten field-goal attempts and one extra point through his first four games.

Scobee’s struggles began in week one, when he missed two of his four field-goal attempts against the Patriots during a 28-21 loss.  That was followed up by an extra-point miss in week two, but after seemingly getting back on track with a 2-for-2 performance against the Rams in week 3, it was rock bottom for the former fifth-round pick of the Jags, as he missed attempts from 49 and 41 yards late in the fourth quarter, allowing the Ravens to remain within three points.

Baltimore would go on to record the game-tying field-goal with less than a minute remaining in regulation.  Then, in overtime, with confidence in Scobee dwindling, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin decided to go for it on 4th & 1 from the Ravens’ 33-yard line (rather than attempting the 50-yard field-goal).  Of course, they were stopped, and the Ravens would advance the ball 32-yards in the opposite direction, setting up Justin Tucker‘s game-winning 52-yard field-goal.

As you would imagine, this unfortunate turn of events didn’t sit well with many of the Steelers’ fans, including Snoop Dogg, who took to Instagram to voice his displeasure with Josh Scobee’s performance.

(Warning: The video below contains NSFW language)

A video posted by snoopdogg (@snoopdogg) on

Adidas Welcomes James Harden With a Truck Full Of Sneakers (Pics + Video)

You may or may not remember that, a little under two months ago, James Harden agreed to leave Nike so that he could sign a 13-year, $200-million deal with Adidas.

That lucrative deal for the Houston Rockets guard didn’t kick in until today.  So Adidas decided to welcome their newest addition by sending him a truck full off sneakers:

The wait is over!!!!… Lets go! @adidashoops #teamadidas

A photo posted by jharden13 (@jharden13) on

As for Harden’s reaction to the gift, it was exactly what you’d expect from someone who just had a truckload of new sneakers dumped on their front doorstep:

And Adidas even made a video documenting the occasion.  You can check it out below:

Regardless of where your sneaker loyalties lie, you have to admit, the three-stripes sure know how to make a new family member feel welcome.

D-Backs Announcers Make Fun Of Sorority Girls Taking Selfies (Video)

Sorority girls taking selfies in the stands during a baseball game are an easy target for MLB broadcasters.  Arizona Diamondbacks announcers Steve Berthiaume and Bob Brenly obviously know this, because they made the most of their opportunity to roast the young ladies from ASU’s Alpha Chi Omega sorority during their fourth inning appearance on Wednesday’s broadcast of the D-Backs-Rockies game.

The girls would eventually find out that they were the subjects of Berthiaume and Brenly’s barrage of jokes, but they didn’t seem to care:


Munenori Kawasaki Gives a Great Drunk Interview After Jays Clinch Division Title (Video)

The celebration was on after the Toronto Blue Jays clinched their first division title since 1993 by beating the Baltimore Orioles 15-2 in the first game of Wednesday’s doubleheader.  The party in the visiting clubhouse at Camden Yards was loud and rowdy, with no shortage of booze.

Among the celebrating players was Munenori Kawasaki , who may not play much (just six at bats in September), but remains on the Jays’ current roster, nonetheless. That’s a great thing for all of us, because it made this awesome interview with a SportsNet reporter possible:

If you don’t have a team to cheer for during this year’s MLB post-season, cheer for the Jays, because who wouldn’t love to see three more interviews like this from Munenori Kawasaki?

For the First Time Since 2013, The Raiders Are Betting Favorites

Oakland Raiders betting favorites

How bad have the Oakland Raiders been as of late?  So bad that they’ve been underdogs in each of their past 27 games.

How bad are the Chicago Bears right now?  So bad that they will help the Raiders end that streak of futility, with oddsmakers naming Oakland as two-point favorites to beat the Bears at Soldier Field on Sunday.

The Raiders actually enter their week 4 contest against the Bears with a respectable 2-1 record, thanks to back-to-back wins over the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns.  As for Chicago, they’re 0-3 on the season and were shut out for the first time since 2002 on Sunday during a 26-0 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

So when was the last time the Raiders were favorites?  Week 9 of the 2013 season against the Eagles—a game that they lost by a score of 49-20.

Hat Tip – [ESPN]

Nets Owner Mikhail Prokhorov Was Putting On a Show For The Ages at Practice (Videos)

If the Brooklyn Nets suddenly become contenders during this upcoming NBA season, it will probably have everything to do with Mikhail Prokhorov‘s dribbling drills, which were introduced to the team during Wednesday’s practice.

Here’s a drill where the Nets owner does push-ups with his hands and feet on basketballs:

Prokhorov doing push-ups with four basketballs

A video posted by Tim Bontemps (@timbontemps) on

And here he is doing a dribbling drill while in a push-up position with both feet on a basketball:

This is an example of what Mikhail Prokhorov is doing right now at Nets practice:

A video posted by Tim Bontemps (@timbontemps) on

Think that’s easy?  It’s not.  Here’s a look at what happened when Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Markel Brown gave it a go:

The players aren’t quite as good:

A video posted by Tim Bontemps (@timbontemps) on

Sure, these are Nets players we’re talking about, but I’m willing to bet that even good players on good teams would struggle with that.

Prokhorov also took a moment to dribble on a wall:

Prokhorov dribbling against the wall, part one

A video posted by Tim Bontemps (@timbontemps) on

Prokhorov dribbling against the wall, part two

A video posted by Tim Bontemps (@timbontemps) on

Will all of this make the Nets good this season? Probably not. But it sure is fun to watch.

Can Newton Provides Perfect Response to Ed Hochuli’s Denial (Video)

Last week, following the Carolina Panthers’ 27-22 victory over the New Orleans Saints, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton claimed that referee Ed Hochuli told him he’s “not old enough” to get a roughing the passer call. When questioned on the incident, Hochuli denied saying anything of that nature, telling NFL VP of Officiating Dean Blandino that he told Newton there was no call because he “was running.”

So what did Cam think of that explanation from Hochuli and Blandino?  Here’s what he had to say at Wednesday’s press conference:

That’s right.  Cam Newton’s not buying any of it.