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Vontaze Burfict Faces Possible Suspension For This Cheap Shot on Martellus Bennett (Video)


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:

To no one’s surprise, Burfict’s cheap shot directed at Bennett’s knees is now being reviewed by the NFL:

This type of behavior is obviously nothing new for Vontaze. Hopefully the NFL takes that into consideration when dishing out their punishment.

First Overall Pick Auston Matthews Scores 4 Goals in NHL Debut, Leafs Still Lose (Videos)


Talk about a debut for the ages.

Auston Matthews, the 2016 first-overall draft pick, played in his first NHL game tonight when his Toronto Maple Leafs kicked off the new season by visiting the Ottawa Senators.  And while the 19-year-old entered his debut with high expectations, no one could have expected this.

Not one, not two, not three, but four goals.  FOUR!!!

In case you were wondering, yeah, Auston Matthews became the first player ever to score 4 goals in his NHL debut.  And if that stat wasn’t already ridiculous enough, consider this: Sidney Crosby, the consensus number one hockey player in the world right now, has never scored four goals in a game during his entire 11-year career.

Simply amazing.  What’s even more amazing is that the Leafs somehow found a way to lose, despite their franchise phenom’s heroic performance.

But no one cares about that.  Win or lose, everyone at the moment is talking about super-rookie, Auston Matthews.

Here’s a look at all four of his goals:

Cubs Complete Miraculous 9th Inning Comeback to Win NLDS (Videos + Tweets)

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Talk about dramatics.

Trailing 5-2 heading into the ninth inning of Game 4, the Chicago Cubs appeared to be on the verge of blowing their 2-0 NLDS lead over the San Francisco Giants.  Everyone thought this series was headed for a decisive Game 5 back at Wrigley.  And many were already bringing up memories of Steve Bartman and the “Curse of the Billy Goat”:

But then it happened.

Giants starting pitcher Matt Moore had just pitched eight terrific innings of two-run ball, but he made way for the bullpen in the ninth. And they proceeded to blow the Giants’ three-run lead.

It started with Derek Law giving up a single to Kris Bryant. He made way for Javier Lopez, who walked Anthony Rizzo. Lopez made way for Sergio Romo, who gave up a double to Ben Zobrist, scoring Bryant and moving Rizzo to third.

Chris Coughlan was then called in to pinch hit for Addison Russell, but when the Giants brought Will Smith in to take over for Romo, the Cubs countered with rookie catcher Wilson Contreras at the plate instead. And the move paid off for Joe Maddon and the Cubs:

That single made it 5-5, and after a fielder’s choice and an error, the Giants called in their fifth pitcher of the inning, Hunter Strickland, to face Javier Baez with one out and Jason Heyward at second:

6-5 Cubs. Who would have thought?

David Ross hit into a double-play in the following at-bat and Aroldis Chapman made sure that was the last of the craziness, as he struck out the side in the bottom of the ninth to send the Cubs to their second straight NLCS.

A win like this is bound to have many believing the Cubs are destined to win their first World Series since 1908.  But there are still a few teams who will have something to say about that.

In the meantime, I’m sure the Cubs and their fans will enjoy their latest victory. They deserve it.

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Gronk Says Fantasy Owners Are Yelling at Him in the Grocery Store

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Millions of people across America are playing fantasy football these days.  And of those millions, I’d say at least 95-percent probably take it a little too seriously.

For another example of this country’s mad obsession for fantasy football, we take you to Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who says he’s being yelled at by fantasy owners at the grocery store because of his recent slump.

Here are the Tweets:

If Gronk doesn’t turn things around soon, he may want to consider getting someone to do his shopping for him.

Tom Brady Caught Tanning NUDE!!! (PICS)

There are plenty of ways that Tom Brady could spend the first four weeks of the NFL season while he serves his DeflateGate suspension.

Apparently, nude sunbathing in the Italian town of Positano is one very realistic option, because that is exactly what the New England Patriots quarterback was caught doing with his wife, Gisele Bundchen.

Unfortunately, Gisele didn’t follow Brady’s lead, opting to keep her clothes on instead.

Brady is set to return in week five, when the Patriots take on the sad Cleveland Browns.


17 Months Later, John Elway Responds to Trevor Siemian Hater on Twitter (Tweet)

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By the time the seventh round of the NFL Draft rolls around, few fans are still paying attention.  But back in 2015, when the Denver Broncos were getting set to use their seventh-round compensatory selection (250th overall), Twitter user @nfkrauss was still tuned in.

And when the Broncos used that pick to take Northwestern quarterback Trevor Siemian, @nfkrauss was not impressed. He shared those feelings with John Elway and the Denver Broncos on Twitter:

Unfortunately for @nfkrauss, the internet never forgets…And neither does John Elway. Almost 17 months later, Trevor Siemian is the starting quarterback of the 3-0 Broncos after throwing for 312 yards and four touchdowns against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

That performance gave Elway the perfect opportunity to fire back at @nfkrauss, and the Broncos GM took it:

After reading Elway’s response, @nfkrauss was quick to admit defeat…

…before trying to turn his pessimism into a pair of tickets:

Some nerve!

Watch: Ezekiel Elliott Blows Away the Competition in High School Hurdles (Video)


Those who were watching the Sunday Night Football matchup between the Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys may have been in awe after seeing Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott hurdle his way to a first down early in the fourth quarter.

Take a look:

Well, we’re here to inform you that this was not Elliott’s first rodeo…Not by a long shot.

During his high school days, Elliott was an elite hurdler, winning the 110-meter hurdles at the Missouri Class 3 state championships in a time of 13.77 seconds.  It was just one of four state championships that Elliott won within the span of 2 ½ hour at the meet back in 2013 (also winning the 100- and 200-meter dash as well as the 300-meter hurdles).

His 110-meter hurdles victory?  It wasn’t even close:

Perhaps teams may want to start studying Elliott’s high school track-and-field tapes before taking on the Cowboys in the future.


Meet Patriots Rookie QB Jacoby Brissett’s HOT Girlfriend, Sloan Young (PICS)


Last night, during a Thursday Night Football matchup between the New England Patriots and the Houston Texans, rookie quarterback Jacoby Brissett stepped in and impressed us all by leading the short-handed Pats to a 27-0 victory.

One day later, Brissett continues to impress, but this time it’s his work off-the-field that has us talking.

Meet Sloan Young, Brissett’s girlfriend.  The two met during Brissett’s time at North Carolina State.

These Patriots players can’t lose, I tell ya.  Here are some photos:

Josh Norman Has Some Nice Things To Say About Odell Beckham (Videos)


Josh Norman and Odell Beckham Jr. can say all of the nice, respectable things that they please right now, but when they both step onto the gridiron for Sunday’s game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants, you can throw all of the kindness out the window because these two will be playing for keeps.  You can count on that.

But until then, let’s enjoy the friendliness.

Here’s Josh Norman talking about how good a player Odell Beckham is during Wednesday’s press conference:

And here’s Norman brushing off a question about the cheap shots he received from Beckham during week 15 of last season—he claims that incident is “in the past”:

Sounds nice, but I wouldn’t expect these two to hug it out at any point on Sunday.

Adrian Peterson Injures Leg, Had to Be Carried To Locker Room (Video)


This is tough to watch.

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson suffered what appears to be a serious leg injury during the second half of Sunday night’s game against the Green Bay Packers.

AP suffered the injury on his 12th carry of the ball game.  He was unable to put any weight on the leg as he left the field.  After being examined on the sideline, he was carried by to the locker room by the Vikings training staff.

Here’s a look at how he suffered the injury:

And here’s AP being carried to the locker room:

Kevin Harlan Does Play-by-Play For “Goofball” on the Field During Rams-49ers MNF (Video)


The fans in attendance at Levi’s Stadium for Monday night’s Rams-49ers game weren’t the only ones who seemed to enjoy the fan that ran onto the field during the fourth quarter if the Niners’ blowout victory.

Monday Night Football radio play-by-play announcer Kevin Harlan sure seemed to get a kick out of the action.  It probably helped keep him awake while the Rams’ offense tried to put him to sleep.

You can listen to Harlan’s awesome call below:

Fan Runs on the Field During Rams-49ers MNF Game (Video)


On Monday night, with the San Francisco 49ers dominating the Los Angeles Rams at Levi’s Stadium, a fan added some interest to the contest by dashing across the field and interrupting play.

He was actually able to run the length of the field, and halfway back, giving him about 120 more yards than the Rams’ offense.

Sign him up!

Brazilian Chick Retweets Photo of Herself Making Out With Usain Bolt in the Club (Pic)

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As if the photos of Usain Bolt in bed with some random Brazilian chick weren’t enough, now this…

That’s bolt making out with that same chick he was snapped in bed with during his time in Rio for the 2016 Games. She even retweeted the photo herself, and added more tweets about the fastest man in the world.

This one translates to “Enough about Bolt”:

And this one says, “As I said my night with Bolt was ‘normal’”:

Doesn’t sound like she’s shying away from the attention.

France’s Yohann Diniz Soiled Himself While Leading Men’s 50km Walk (Pics)

French Runner Poop Himself

Everyone dreams of leading a big race at the Olympics. I doubt during any of those dreams we’ve imagined ourselves sh*ting our pants in front of millions.

France’s Yohann Diniz probably never envisioned such a moment as he prepared for his 50km walk at the 2016 Rio Games, but there he was, with the race lead and a stream of poop running down his leg as the world looked on:

He even tried to clean himself with a sponge:

Unfortunately, the sponge didn’t help and the poop slowed him down enough to drop him back into seventh place.

Matej Tóth from Slovakia didn’t sh*t his pant, and he also wound up taking home the gold.

Hat Tip – [Complex]

Olympic Weightlifter Has the Best Celebratory Dance…For a Good Cause (Video)

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David Katoatau didn’t win a medal in the men’s 105kg weightlifting competition. Heck, he didn’t even come close, finishing in 14th place out of 17 competitors.

But he should at least get something for his epic dance moves, which he’s apparently using to help raise awareness towards the climate issues he’s facing in his home country of Kiribati.

Via Reuters:

Kiribati, located in the Central Pacific, is suffering “extreme coastal erosion not just of the beaches but also of the land” according to its government.

Some scientists have predicted a catastrophic effect on Kiribati’s 21 inhabited islands.

“Most people don’t know where Kiribati is,” Katoatau told Reuters. “I want people to know more about us so I use weightlifting, and my dancing, to show the world.

Speaking of dancing, here’s a look at some of Katoatau’s moves following both a successful and an unsuccessful lift at the 2016 Rio Games:

Hat Tip – [News.Mic]