Robert Woods Helmet Catch is the NFL’s Second Best Catch of the Week (Videos)

Robert Woods helmet catch

On almost any other week in the history of the NFL, the Robert Woods helmet catch from Monday’s make-up game between the Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets in Detroit would have easily been the best catch of the week.  But because this circus catch by the Bills’ second-year wideout took place less than 24 hours after Odell Beckham Jr.’s ridiculous catch heard ’round the world, most of us will likely give it a few minutes of our attention before forgetting it ever happened.

You can allow those few minutes to come and go by checking out the Robert Woods helmet catch below:

And here’s another look.  How did he do that?:

It may not be as impressive as Beckham’s showing from last night, but at least Woods’ heroics came in a winning cause—38-3, in case you were looking for specifics.

Aaron Rodgers Drinks Grape Crush Following Victory Over Vikings (Pic)

Aaron Rodgers drinks grape crush vikings

Aaron Rodgers is a pretty clever guy who has never shied away from the opportunity to take a slight jab at a wounded opponent.  And he continued that trend on Sunday with his interesting beverage choice during his post-game press conference following a victory over the Vikings.

Here’s a look at what the Star-Tribune‘s Master Tesfatsion described as some “low-key trolling” from the Packers quarterback:

I don’t know if Aaron Rodgers drinks Grape Crush following every victory, but I highly doubt it.

Good thing Matt Kalil didn’t see this. He’s not a fan of heckling.

Johnny Manziel Entourage Involved in Brawl at Hotel Friday Night

Johnny Manziel entourage brawl

A 7-4 record and their most recent victory—a 26-24 nail-biter against the Falcons on Sunday—are just two reasons for the Cleveland Browns to be content to stick with their current starting quarterback, Brian Hoyer.  Recent news of a Johnny Manziel entourage brawl late Friday night at a Cleveland hotel is another.

The Johnny Manziel entourage brawl in question is believed to have happened at around 2:30 am Saturday morning at “The 9,” an upscale apartment and hotel complex in Cleveland that is a popular spot for professional athletes.

According to reports, a Browns fan by the name of Chris Gonos spotted Manziel near the hotel elevator, and when he went to greet the backup quarterback, he was punched in the face by a member of the Johnny Manziel entourage, sparking the melee.

Here’s Gonos’ account of the entire incident:

“Yeah, it actually all started through me. We had a room — it was my brother’s birthday — so we were staying at the Metropolitan at the 9. We partied there, and at the end of the night I was going back up to my room, and I noticed the guy. I was like, ‘Man, that’s Johnny Manziel.’ They were trying to keep it quiet, keep it low, and I was like ‘Johnny Football!’ I was just excited. But anyways, I went to give him like a handshake, or dap or whatever you want to call it, one of his buddies like tackled me. It was going down, a whole bunch of people started fighting. It ended pretty quick.”

“I got a bruised hip and a bruised elbow, and somebody hit me in the back of the head, too. My brother saw what was going on and he ran he tackled Johhny Manziel — I guess he got the sack and the fumble. He tackled him, yeah, I’m talking about he speared him all the way to the back wall. I was cornered; I was by myself and Johnny Manziel and like three or four of his buddies were all coming at me. (My brother) just came to help me out, and I guess Johnny sucker punched him while the security guard was holding him. It should be all on video.”

“No [one was arrested], like 20 officers came and I was sitting in the lobby because I did not do anything wrong but be a fan. All these cops run into the lobby, and they’re like, “Who was fighting, who was fighting?” and I just raised my hand, and was like, listen, watch the camera, and stuff like that. I may be guilty of being a fan, but that’s about it. I even showed them the guy that sucker punched me and the cops walked right up to him, talking to him for a while, and they let us all go. They just told me I had to leave the hotel, and me and my ride, we left. Manziel never punched me, but he got a sucker punch on my brother.”

“I know somebody else in the group smashed Johnny right in the face. Smashed him, smashed him. I watched the whole game to see if we could spot him on the sidelines.”

You may want to take that story with a grain of salt, as Gonos’ past has us questioning his credibility.  But regardless of how much of that story is true, the fact of the matter is the Johnny Manziel entourage was involved in a brawl at 2:30am on Saturday.  And that has to worry the Browns’ organization.  It has already created enough of a stir to cause Cleveland Browns General Manager Ray Farmer to release the following statement on the matter:

“We are aware of the incident and are in the process of gathering additional information in order to gain a complete understanding of what occurred. Nonetheless, the time of the incident is concerning to us. We continually stress to all of our players the importance of sound decision making in an effort to avoid putting themselves in these types of situations. We have addressed this appropriately with the player and will have no further comment at this time.”

Stay tuned.  It may not be long before we get to see some footage of the Johnny Manziel entourage brawling with a fan, via the hotel’s security cameras.

Hat Tip – [Clevescene]

 

Dominic Raiola Cut Block Sparked This Witty Burn From Bill Belichick (Video)

Dominic Raiola cut block

The Detroit Lions have failed to score a touchdown in each of their last two games, both losses.  During yesterday’s 34-9 loss to the New England Patriots, the frustrations of their inept offense appeared to finally boil over while the final seconds ticked away, resulting in an incredibly cheap Dominic Raiola cut block on Pats defensive tackle Zach Moore.

The play in question took place very late in the fourth quarter, when a Lions offense that was seemingly begging for mercy decided to kneel it out and concede the 25-point loss. However, Raiola viewed this as an opportunity to get one final shot in—and he did, on the knees of Moore after snapping the ball to quarterback Matthew Stafford.

Here’s a look at the Dominic Raiola cut block that everyone’s talking about today:

This play didn’t go unnoticed, as you’ve probably already noticed.  Many have commented on it, and the NFL will certainly be looking into the matter (the Lions already have and decided to do nothing).  But perhaps the best bit of commentary on this situation has come from the usually tight-lipped Bill Belichick, who offered this theory regarding the Dominic Raiola cut block:

“Sure there was a lot of frustration there with Raiola. He’s never beaten us. Tough day for him.”

Ouch.  When you have Belichick talking, you know you’ve done something wrong.

Lucky for Raiola and the Lions, they’ll have the opportunity to get right back at it when they host a Thanksgiving matchup against a Chicago Bears team that is giving up 27.5 points per game (only Jacksonville is worse at 27.7 points per game).

If the Lions can’t manage to turn things around on Thursday, the Bears’ defensive line will probably want to watch their knees during the fourth quarter.

Hat Tip – [ProFootballTalk]

 

The 2014 NFL Circle of Parity is Finally Complete! (Pic)

The Oakland Raiders’ victory over the Kansas City Chiefs last night on Thursday Night Football not only means that every team in the National Football League now has a win this season.  It also means that the 2014 NFL Circle of Parity is finally complete.

In case you’re not familiar with the “NFL Circle of Parity,” it’s pretty much the simple graph that illustrates how every team in the league has beaten another team, who has defeated another team, who beat another…and so on, until each team appears once and a full circle is complete.

And with the Raiders having finally won a game, this years’s “NFL Circle of Parity” is officially complete.  That’s because the Raider have beaten the Chiefs, who beat the Chargers, who beat the Bills, who beat the Dolphins, who beat the Pats, who beat the Bears, who beat the 49ers, who beat the Cowboys, who beat the Rams, who beat the Seahawks, who beat the Broncos, who beat the Cardinals, who beat the Eagles, who beat the Giants, who beat the Texans, who beat the Redskins, who beat the Titans, who beat the Jags, who beat the Browns, who beat the Saints, who beat the Vikings, who beat the Falcons, who beat the Bucs, who beat the Steelers, who beat the Colts, who beat the Bengals, who beat the Ravens, who beat the Panthers, who beat the Lions, who beat the Packers, who beat the Jets, who beat the Raiders.

And here’s everything I mentioned above in one easy illustration, via Redditor Lvl9LightSpell:

2014 NFL Circle of Parity

 

Spurs Beat Cavs After LeBron James Turnover on Final Play (Video)

LeBron James turnover Cavs Spurs

I’m quite certain that by the end of the NBA regular season, all will be well in Cleveland.  But for the time being, the Cleveland Cavaliers are a disappointing 5-5 following a 92-90 home loss to the San Antonio Spurs that was capped off with a LeBron James turnover on the final play of the game.

It was a pretty disappointing effort for King James, who finished the game with 15 points on 17 field-goal attempts, and just one trip to the foul line.  He did have nine assists and six rebounds, but it’s quite obvious that the only play everyone will want to talk about is the LeBron James turnover during the final seconds of the game.

Here it is:

And he’s a closer look:

Enjoy it now, LeBron/Cavs haters.  It probably won’t last.

Watch Vince Carter Cry After Receiving a Standing Ovation From Toronto Raptors Fans (Video)

Vince Carter Cry Raptors

After a decade of hatred, it appears as though Toronto Raptors fans are finally ready to forgive Vince Carter.  And they made that point loud and clear during tonight’s game against Carter’s Memphis Grizzlies, as the team honored the former face of the franchise and the crowd of 19,800 inside the Air Canada Centre gave him a standing ovation during a timeout in the first quarter.  It was enough to make Vince Carter cry.

No one knows why Raps fans are finally ready to forgive, but the two best reasons I can think of are (a) their Eastern Conference-best 9-2 start to the season (following tonight’s win), and (b) the fact that Carter‘s playing days appear to be numbered, with last night possibly being his final visit to the place where he first made his mark as an NBA star.

Either way, it was quite the touching moment for the 37-year-old former Raptor.  You can watch Vince Carter cry in the video below:

So I guess Carter’s cool now…

Can we still boo Bosh?

This Jordan Kilganon Scorpion Dunk is the Craziest Dunk You’ll Ever See (Video)

Jordan Kilganon Scorpion Dunk

After years of disappointment from the NBA’s Dunk Contest, I think it’s fair to say that many of us are longing for a truly exceptional display of dunking, similar to those we’ve seen in the past from the likes of Michael Jordan and Vince Carter.  And such a display may have finally come, in the form of this Jordan Kilganon Scorpion Dunk.

According to the YouTube description from Hoopmixtape, Kilganon has been working on several new dunks over the past couple of months, but I’m willing to bet that his Scorpion Dunk is the most impressive—especially when it’s being performed by a dude who’s only 6’1″.

Enough talking about it.  There’s only one way to truly appreciate the awesomeness that is the Jordan Kilganon Scorpion Dunk.  And that’s by watching it, which you can do via the video below:

 

NFL Quarterbacks Facebook Conversation: 2014 Week 11 Wrap-Up

Not many people predicted the St. Louis Rams would beat the Denver Broncos at the Edward Jones Dome on Sunday.  Even fewer, if any, would have guessed the final score would be as lopsided as 22-7 in favor of the now 4-6 Rams.

You’d think that would be enough to make Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning explode.  So, did he?

There’s only one way to find out.  And that’s by checking out the latest edition of the NFL Quarterbacks Facebook Conversation, courtesy of the people at ProFootballMock.com (check the out for more hilarious mock convos).

Here it is:

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NFL Quarterbacks Facebook Conversation: 2014 Week 10 Wrap-Up

Every week there seems to be one quarterback that steals the spotlight from the rest of them.  In week 7, it was Peyton Manning after he set the career touchdown record.  The following two weeks after that it was Ben Roethlisberger, who threw for six touchdowns in consecutive games against the Colts and Ravens.  And this past week it was Aaron Rodgers, thanks to a ridiculous six touchdowns passes in the first half during a Sunday night romp against the Chicago Bears.

That performance gives ARod the reins for this week’s NFL Quarterbacks Facebook Conversation, courtesy of ProFootballMock.com (check them out for more hilarious mock convos).

Check it out:

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FSU Sorority Girl Scores Flag Football Touchdown That Will Leave You in Awe (Video + GIF)

FSU Sorority Girl Flag Football

If Jameis Winston is forced to miss any playing time while he deals with his legal troubles off the field, the Seminoles may want to consider handing the reins over to this FSU Sorority Girl.

Sure, she may not have the arm strength of the current Noles quarterback, but she’s got the moves like Jameis.  And that’s probably all she needs to lead Florida State to wins over the likes of Virginia, Miami, Boston College, and maybe even Florida.

But for now, this FSU Sorority Girl and her talents are being wastefully limited to the school’s sorority flag football league, where she’s pulling off ridiculous highlight reel runs like this one.

Check it out:

And here’s a gif of everything you need to see:

I think I see about a half dozen jill straps on the field…

Wait, do chicks even wear jill straps while playing flag football?

Hat Tip – [MaxPreps]

Watch James Harden Scratch a White Rock Off His Head in Slow Motion (Video)

James Harden scratch

I don’t want to start speculating whether or not James Harden is using the right shampoo and conditioner for his hair, or if he’s just hiding some white rock-like substance in this thick black locks these days.  All I now is what I saw, and what is saw during last night’s game between the Houston Rockets and the San Antonio Spurs was something rocket from the head of the Rockets guard while he was scratching it.

You can watch James Harden scratch a white rock from his head below.  Prepare to be mesmerized:

What is that thing?  Who put it there?  And how long has it been in James Harden’s hair for?

Too many questions, too few answers.

Hat Tip – [Deadspin]

Blazers Fan Gives Us This Horrible Half Court Shot Last Night (Video)

Blazers fan half court shot

When a fan is provided an opportunity to take a half court shot to win something at an NBA game, most people would consider that certain someone to be lucky.  Well, this Portland Trail Blazers fan was given the opportunity to attempt a half court shot and win something at last night’s game against the Dallas Mavericks, but “lucky” is the last thing I’d consider him to be.

“Pathetic” seems much more appropriate.

Why “pathetic,” and not “lucky,” you ask?  Well he may have had at least a little luck to win the opportunity, but it wasn’t much of an opportunity when you really think about it, seeing as how this Blazers fan had absolutely zero chance of hitting this half court shot.

What makes me say such a thing with so much confidence?  Check out his attempt and prepare to have all of your questions answered:

Damn, dude. Good luck explaining that poor showing to you buddies…and your boss…and your kids…and your wife.

Next time you have an opportunity to hit a half court shot for a prize, do yourself a favor and just respectfully decline.

Kobe Bryant Hurdles Over a Row of Fans During Lakers-Suns Game (Video)

Kobe Bryant hurdles row of courtside fans

Picture this: You’re sitting in the front row of a Lakers game, minding your own business, maybe even eating a Wetzel’s Gourmet Pretzel or sipping on a Bottomless Souvenir Soda, when suddenly, out of nowhere Kobe Bryant hurdles right over you.

That once-in-a-lifetime scenario played out for a few Lakers fans in attendance during last night’s game against the Phoenix Suns.  While chasing a loose ball out of bounds in the third quarter, the Black Mamba kindly hurdled over a row of courtside fans, rather than crash right through them at such a high speed.  The decision nearly cost Kobe his knees, but it almost certainly saved at least one person’s life.

For those who haven’t seen it, here’s Kobe Bryant soaring over a row of fans at the Staples Center last night:

Kobe appeared to be walking a little gingerly following the play, but he would be fine, finishing with 39 points and 9 rebounds.

You know who wasn’t fine?  The Lakers.  They lost again, this time by a score of 112-106, dropping them to 0-5 on the season.

NFL Quarterbacks Facebook Conversation: 2014 Week 8 Wrap-Up

It’s almost Halloween, and according to Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, the only thing more frightening than all of the ghosts, goblins, and ghouls associated with this time of year is the beating he laid on Jay Cutler and his Chicago Bears.

You can see more of Brady’s gloating while finding out what the rest of the league’s signal-callers have to say by checking out the latest edition of the NFL Quarterbacks Facebook Conversation, courtesy of ProFootballMock.com (check them out for more hilarious mock convos).

Here’s the week 8 edition of the NFL Quarterbacks Facebook Conversation:

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