NFL Quarterback Conversation on Facebook: 2014 Preseason Rookies Edition

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Fantasy football draft season is upon us, while NFL teams are in the thick of their preseason schedules as they gear up for the 2014 regular season. It is an exciting time for we the fans, but it is also a pretty special time for this year’s crop of NFL rookies.  Just don’t expect the vets to allow these rookies to enjoy their ascension to the professional ranks too much.

Find out what Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and the others are doing to make things tough on this year’s rookie class in the latest NFL Quarterbacks Conversation on Facebook, courtesy of ProFootballMock.com.

2014 QB Convo Preseason Rookies 1 2014 QB Convo Preseason Rookies 2 2014 QB Convo Preseason Rookies 3 2014 QB Convo Preseason Rookies 4 2014 QB Convo Preseason Rookies 5 2014 QB Convo Preseason Rookies 6 2014 QB Convo Preseason Rookies 7 2014 QB Convo Preseason Rookies 8 2014 QB Convo Preseason Rookies 9 2014 QB Convo Preseason Rookies 10 2014 QB Convo Preseason Rookies 11

Argentina Fan Says “F*ck Her Right in the P*ssy” During Live CityNews Report in Toronto (Video)

Stella

After watching their nation’s soccer team fall to Germany 1-0 in extra time at today’s FIFA World Cup Final in Brazil, Argentina fans in Toronto still took to the streets to celebrate their country’s second place finish.

And in addition to singing, dancing, and waving their Argentine flags with pride, the festivities also featured yet another instance where a World Cup interview was crashed by some dude who couldn’t resist the urge to say “f*ck her right in the pussy” on live television.

Similar to last time, this “f*ck her right in the p*ssy” also came from CityNews in Toronto, with Stella Acquisto holding it down on the mic on this occasion.

Props to Stella for holding back the urge to deliver a right hook to the back of the dude’s head (even though we all would have enjoyed that).  Now that’s professionalism!

Check it out:


Please enable Javascript to watch this video

Here’s the Official Ball of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Finals (Pic)

adidas brazuca world cup finals ball

We know the two teams that will be playing in Sunday’s highly anticipated 2014 FIFA World Cup Final—Argentina and Germany—and now we know which ball they’ll be playing with, thanks to the official Adidas Brazuca Twitter account.

Check it out:

Germany’s Five First Half Goals Have Brazilian Fans Crying During World Cup Semi-Final (Videos)

crying brazil fan

Even after Neymar was diagnosed with a fractured vertebrae and ruled out for the tournament, the people of Brazil still had high hopes in their nation’s soccer team’s chances of winning the 2014 FIFA World Cup on home soil…

Not anymore.

Those high hopes were dashed before halftime of today’s semi-final match against Germany, as goals by Thomas Müller, Miroslav Klose, Sami Khedira, and two from Toni Kroos have the Germans leading Brazil by a score of 5-0 after 45 minutes.  And as you’d probably expect, that result has left many of the host country’s fans in tears.

Here’s two of the sulking Brazil fans that were caught on camera—but believe me, there were plenty more of them:

 

USMNT Eliminated From World Cup Following 2-1 Loss to Belgium (Videos)

USA Belgium World cup

Well, it’s over.  The USMNT are going home.

In yet another World Cup Round of 16 match that needed extra time (the second of the day and fifth of the tournament), the USA Men’s National Soccer Team found themselves on the wrong end of a thrilling 2-1 battle with Belgium today, ending their 2014 World Cup run.

During a game that saw them get out-shot by a ridiculous margin (38-14 shots and 27-9 shots on goal), the USA managed to hang on and take the game into extra time after both teams failed to score during the opening 90 minutes.  However, the U.S. couldn’t keep a persistent Belgian attack off the scoreboard for much longer, as Kevin De Bruyne opened the scoring just three minutes into the first extra frame:

And not long after, extra time substitute Romelu Lukaku used his fresh legs to score Belgium’s second goal of the game.

At that point, it seemed like Belgium were all but assured a victory; however, to the USMNT’s credit, they didn’t make things easy on their counterparts, issuing an all-out offensive attack.

And in the 107th minute, they cut the Belgian lead in half thanks to this spectacular goal from another substitute, Julian Green:

Unfortunately, that was as close as they would get, as the USMNT exit their second straight World Cup in the Round of 16.

I guess Rihanna has to start looking for a new team to root against.

 

 

Luis Suarez Admits to Bite, Apologises to Giorgio Chiellini

Luis Suarez bite chiellini

Just a few days after claiming to the FIFA disciplinary board that he lost his balance and his teeth accidentally landed on Giorgio Chiellini‘s shoulder, Luis Suarez has decided to throw in the towel and just admit to biting the Italian defender during Uruguay’s final Group Stage match at the World Cup.

Like everything these days, Suarez’s admission of guilt came via Twitter, and it was accompanied by an apology to Chiellini:

Unfortunately for the Liverpool striker, this moral cleanse probably won’t result in a reduced ban, even if Chiellini thinks it should—which he does:

 

 

Brazil Defeats Chile in Thrilling Shootout During Round of 16 Match at World Cup (Videos)

Brazil beat Chile penalties

Following one of the most exciting Group Stages in World Cup history, the knockout stage at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil couldn’t have provided us with a more thrilling start.

The round of 16 kicked off earlier today with host nation Brazil taking on their South American rivals, Chile.  The Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte was packed with thousands of anxious Brazilian fans who made their voices heard right from the get-do, during the national anthems—booing the Chilean anthem while singing their own with vigor:

Then came the game, which saw both teams exchange first half goals.

First came David Luiz‘s tip-in on a corner kick during the 18th minute:

But Chile responded just 14 minutes later, via this goal from Alexis Sanchez:

That was all the scoring that took place during 90 minutes of regulation, injury time, and another 30 minutes of extra time.  But that’s not to say both teams didn’t have their fair share of chances.

Early in the second half, Brazil thought they had the go-ahead goal when Hulk brought down a cross in the box and slid it by Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, but it was ruled a handball by the referee:

Then, during the final minute of extra time, Mauricio Pinilla rang what would surely have been the game-winning goal straight off the crossbar:

That blast off the woodwork meant the first game of the knockout stage at the 2014 FIFA World Cup was heading to penalty kicks.  And after each team scored on just two of their first four attempts, it came down to Neymar for Brazil and Chile’s Gonzalo Jara.

That’s when Neymar did this:

And Jara did this:

Final Score: 1-1 (Brazil wins 3-2 on penalties).

Up next: Colombia vs. Uruguay.  Good luck matching that opening act from Brazil and Chile.  No pressure.

 

 

Chile’s Mauricio Pinilla Hits Crossbar During Final Minute of Extra Time vs. Brazil (Video)

pinilla crossbar

Chile came oh so close to taking down the host nation and the favorites at the 2014 World Cup when Mauricio Pinilla hit the crossbar during the final minute of extra time with the score tied 1-1.

Now the two teams will have to settle for penalty kicks in order to figure out who advances to the quarterfinals.  You can cut the tension with a knife.

Here’s how close it came to ending before penalties:

 

Jermaine Jones Gets Blown Up By Referee During USA vs. Germany Match at World Cup (Video)

Jermaine Jones hit by referee

The USMNT are moving onto the knockout stage at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, but it wasn’t easy.

After winning their tournament opener against Ghana, the USA tied Portugal and lost by a score of 1-0 during today’s match against Germany. But four points and a goal differential of 0 was enough to put them ahead of Portugal (4 points, goal differential of -3) and take them through to the round of 16.

They’ve had to get through a lot to make it to this point, taking on three of the tournament’s best teams in one of the most competitive groups at this year’s World Cup.  And when it wasn’t a Ghanaian, Portuguese, or German player getting in their way, it was a referee—specifically, referee Ravshan Irmatov getting in Jermaine Jones‘ way during today’s match.

Check it out:

Nothing can stop the USMNT now!  Not even the refs!  U-S-A!  U-S-A!

 

“Suarez Bit My Finger”: Uruguay Striker Takes Charlie’s Place in This Hilarious Mashup (Video)

Suarez bit my finger

The memes, mashups, and photoshops continue to roll in after Luis Suarez was caught taking a bite out of Giorgio Chiellini‘s shoulder during Tuesday’s World Cup match between Uruguay and Italy.  And the latest one we have for you may very well be the best we’ve seen.

What makes it so great?  Well, it takes an already hilarious viral video from the past—that video being the popular “Charlie bit my finger”—and makes it even better by replacing one biter (Charlie) with another (Luis Suarez).

Check it out:

Is anyone else surprised that it took three biting incidents from Luis Suarez before someone finally thought about putting this masterpiece together?

 

Tim Lincecum Throws Second Career No-Hitter vs. Padres, Celebrates Accordingly (Videos)

Tim Lincecum gatorade shower no hitter

Exactly one week after Clayton Kershaw hurled the MLB’s second no-hitter of the season, Tim Lincecum now has the third, and it is also the second of his career.

Sure, Lincecum’s no-hit performance may not have been as impressive as Kershaw’s, but it was still awfully good, as he allowed just one baserunner—Chase Headley via a second inning walk—and struck out six over nine innings during a 4-0 Giants victory.

Here’s a look at the celebration on the field following his final pitch:

As we mentioned earlier, this wasn’t Lincecum’s first no-hitter—but it was probably his best, as he needed 35 fewer pitches and yielded three fewer walks compared to his no-no back in July 2013.

And because he’s done this before, the 30-year-old righty knows a thing or two about how to celebrate a no-hitter—with a gladiator mask and Daniel Bryan’s “YES!” chant:

 

 

Nigeria’s Michel Babatunde Suffers Nasty Arm Break via a Shot From His Own Teammate (Video)

Nigeria broken arm shot

Despite losing to Argentina by a score of 3-2 earlier today, Nigeria will still advance to the round of 16 at the World Cup after finishing in second place in Group F.

Unfortunately for Michel Babatunde, he won’t be joining his Nigerian teammates in the knockout stage after his arm was shattered by a shot from teammate Ogenyi Onazi in the second half.

Check it out, if you think your stomach can handle it—it’s nasty:

 

Ivory Coast Goalkeeper Celebrates Goal With Mouth Full of Grass at World Cup (Video)

Ivory Coast goalkeeper eat grass

All Ivory Coast needed to do in order to advance to the knockout stage of the World Cup for the first time in their nation’s history was tie Greece during Tuesday’s Group C battle.  But with the Greeks leading 1-0 after 73 minutes of play, the prospects of earning a spot in the Round of 16 were looking rather bleak for Les Éléphants.

Then, in the 74th minute, Wilfried Bony converted on a wonderful string of passes and the Ivory Coast were once again in the driver’s seat with the score tied, 1-1.

It was an incredible moment for the entire country, and goalkeeper Boubacar Barry celebrated accordingly—by taking a bite out of the pitch.

Check it out:

At least he didn’t bite a human, a la Luis Suarez.

Unfortunately, the bitterness in Boubacar Barry’s mouth would only grow worse, as the Ivory Coast surrendered a late penalty kick and fell to Greece by a score of 2-1, resulting in yet another Group Stage exit for the African nation.

 

Young Jays Fan Shows Smooth Moves, Gives Ball to Girl Sitting Behind Him (Video)

Young Jays fan Gives Ball to Girl

Some dudes have “it,” and some dudes don’t.  And even among those who have “it,” they all seem to get “it” at different times in their lives. Some guys don’t get “it” until they’re well into their twenties, while others already have “it” by the time they reach the age of ten.

Take this young Jays fan, for example. Rather than taking part in some immature act, like many Jays fans have been known to do in the past, he showed a level of maturity and charm beyond his years when he grabbed a souvenir baseball and gave it to the young girl seated behind him.

Check it out:

Did you notice the reactions from the fathers?

The boy’s dad couldn’t be prouder, giving his son a congratulatory pat on the head, while the girl’s dad couldn’t be more unimpressed, shrugging the whole thing off as if to say, “I’ve seen that one before kid. Stay away from my daughter.”

It was a great scene that was also accompanied by an 8-3 victory for the Jays over the Yankees, increasing their AL East lead over the Bronx Bombers to 2.5 games—and 1.5 games ahead of the second-place Orioles.

Good times at the Rogers Centre.

 

 

Colombia’s Juan Quintero Nearly Scored This Ridiculous Long-Range Golazo vs. Ivory Coast (Video)

Juan Quintero long ranger attempt

Colombia didn’t end up needed a third goal during their World Cup match against Ivory Coast earlier today (they won 2-1), but they nearly got one anyway…

And what a goal it would have been!!!

It came in the 89th minute, as Colombia were on the counter-attack after the referee allowed them to play on following an Ivory Coast foul.  And with the ball at Juan Quintero‘s feet just inside the halfway line, and Ivory Coast goalkeeper Boubacar Barry creeping way off his goal line, the Colombian midfielder let a shot go from over 40 yards out that came oh so close to finding the top corner.

Luckily for Barry, he was up to the task, retreating back to his goal in time to punch the ball away.  Because of that, we don’t have a new “goal of the tournament” nominee to tell you about, but the footage of Quintero’s long-range attempt is still worth watching.

And you can do just that below: