The Carolina Panthers are getting throttled on Sunday Night Football against the Seattle Seahawks. And it all started when the team decided to send Derek Anderson out for their first offensive snap.
Their reason for benching Newton for D.A. on the opening play was said to be because of a dress code violation, and the result was an interception that set the Seahawks up for the first score of the game—a Steven Hauschka 23-yard field-goal.
Panthers fans and many others across the Twitterverse were not too happy about Ron Rivera’s decision. Here are some of the best reactions:
After receiving the opening kickoff, the Carolina Panthers shocked everyone watching Sunday Night Football when they sent out backup quarterback Derek Anderson to take the game’s first snap under center.
At first, no one knew why Anderson was playing instead of Cam Newton. And while most of us were still trying to figure out what was going on, this happened:
Word got out moments later that it was a dress code violation that resulted in Newton being benched for the first play of the game. He returned for the team’s next offensive series.
Per the @SNFonNBC broadcast, Cam Newton broke a “minor team rule” and was taken off the field the first play. The result was not good.
On Monday night, during a 116-106 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans, Steph Curry broke the NBA record for three-pointers in a game with 13.
He finished the game with 46 points on 16-of-26 shooting, including an impressive 13-of-17 from beyond the arc. Oddly enough, his record-breaking performance came just one game after Curry went 0-for-10 from three-point territory during a loss to the Lakers—marking the first time in two years that he failed to connect on a three.
Here’s a look at each of Steph’s 13 threes from Monday night:
The city of Cleveland was all high-and-mighty back in July after the Cavs came back from a 3-1 series deficit to beat the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, ending the city’s championship drought in the process.
Fast forward to today, and now it’s Cleveland who’s on the wrong end of a blown 3-1 series lead as the Chicago Cubs came all the way back to beat the Indians in the World Series.
The internet hasn’t forgotten all of the trolling that Cavs players and fans unleashed on the Warriors following their blown 3-1 series lead, so they decided to take to Twitter and hit the Indians and the city of Cleveland with a taste of their own medicine.
Here’s some of the trolling that the Indians have been forced to endure on Twitter thus far:
The passing of the a “blew a 3-1 lead” torch continues…
Helping a city break a 108-year curse is a great feeling. So great that Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant simply couldn’t contain himself as he recorded the final out of the World Series during the 10th inning of Game 7.
Just look at that smile on his face as he delivers a perfect strike to Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo:
They certainly didn’t make things easy on themselves.
After blowing a two-run lead in the eighth inning, the Chicago Cubs scored two runs in the top of the 10th to give themselves an 8-6 lead over the Cleveland Indians in Game 7 of the World Series. And after giving one run back in the bottom-half of the 10th, with the tying run on first, Kris Bryant scooped up a Michael Martinez ground ball and threw it safely to first base to end the madness and give the Cubs their first World Series since 1908.
It’s been a long time coming, but the curse is finally over. Cubs fans can celebrate for the first time in 108 years.
As for Twitter, it’s going nuts. No surprise there:
Believe it or not, almost two years ago to the day, someone on Twitter not only predicted the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians would play each other in the 2016 World Series, but they also went so far as to predict that these two teams would go all the way to extra innings in a decisive Game 7.
And wouldn’t you know it? That’s exactly what’s happening. Unfortunately, he doesn’t tell us who the winner will be.
2016 World Series.
Cubs vs Indians
And then the world will end with the score tied in game seven in extra innings #apocalypse
If the Cleveland Indians go on to complete the Game 7 comeback and win the World Series, Rajai Davis’ game-tying homer in the bottom of the eighth will go down as one of the biggest hits in MLB history.
The NFL doesn’t allow it’s players to do much celebrating after scoring a touchdown, unless they’re interested in receiving a penalty and a fine. Seahawks DB Earl Thomas III must know this, but it didn’t stop him from dry-humping a ref following a fumble return for a touchdown today against the Saints.
Thomas was obviously flagged for the humping. But if you ask me, it was worth it. Check it out:
Vontaze Burfict was already suspended for the first three games of this season thanks to his dirty play during last year’s AFC Wild Card game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Apparently, the controversial Bengals linebacker hasn’t learned his lesson, because on Sunday during a week 6 match-up against the New England Patriots, he did this to Pats tight end Martellus Bennett: