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 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.
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:
Vikings Running Back Adrian Peterson Had To Be Carried Into Locker Room After Suffering Ankle Injury pic.twitter.com/sDgcKHIYhU
— SportsCast (@SportsCast_THN) September 19, 2016
And here’s AP being carried to the locker room:
Adrian Peterson can’t put any weight on his right leg.. Sad pic.twitter.com/3dE9yHPL1s
— NFL_Central (@Central_NFL) September 19, 2016
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:
Kevin Harlan is a national treasure: pic.twitter.com/CQFjPxkTMX
— Dieter Kurtenbach (@dkurtenbach) September 13, 2016
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!
Levi’s Stadium! pic.twitter.com/XpMjPXHM4H
— Kyle Madson (@MadSports8) September 13, 2016
As if the photos of Usain Bolt in bed with some random Brazilian chick weren’t enough, now this…
namore alguém que te pegue e te beije como o bolt beija essa menina pic.twitter.com/wlDJ7qXmMJ
— MC TH (frases) (@McThFrases) August 22, 2016
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”:
Chega de falar de Bolt — Jady Duarte (@JadyDuarte_) August 22, 2016
And this one says, “As I said my night with Bolt was ‘normal’”:
Como já disse minha noite com Bolt foi “Normal”
— Jady Duarte (@JadyDuarte_) August 21, 2016
Doesn’t sound like she’s shying away from the attention.
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:
did the leader in the race walk shit himself? pic.twitter.com/aNc6lx4hJn
— nick pants (@nick_pants) August 19, 2016
He even tried to clean himself with a sponge:
Leader just pulled out a sponge he was cooling his ass with
— Brian Pickett (@BrianPickett) August 19, 2016
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]
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.
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:
— SalmanSiddiqui (@salman128) August 16, 2016
Hat Tip – [News.Mic]
On Monday at the Olympic Games in Rio, Bahamas sprinter Shaunae Miller pulled off a massive upset in the women’s 400-meter finals as she beat American favorite Allyson Felix with a desperate dive at the finish line.
That dive by Miller put her over the line just ahead of Felix—six one hundredths of a second, to be exact— and it also drew the ire of people all over the internet.
First, here’s a look at how it all went down:
Here are a couple of images from the photo finish:
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) August 16, 2016
— IAAF (@iaaforg) August 16, 2016
And finally, here’s how the internet reacted to Miller’s dive at the line for gold:
Allyson Felix when she’s standing next to Shaunae Miller on the podium. pic.twitter.com/M2jynMA6ve
— Michael Blackmon (@blackmon) August 16, 2016
Winning a running race by flying.
— Superman (@SupermanTweets) August 16, 2016
— Kick (@MatthewKick) August 16, 2016
— Sir Elvis V Burrows (@ElvisVB) August 16, 2016
Shaunae Miller diving for that gold. pic.twitter.com/fBjoEQlz1n
— ThePostGame.com (@ThePostGame) August 16, 2016
Shaunae Miller was like pic.twitter.com/1szYvZHPHB
— Peardrax Papi (@jarelxantoine) August 16, 2016
— 9GAG (@9GAG) August 16, 2016
Seems like cheating to me. https://t.co/vq2ObR4j62
— Michael Moskop (@michaelmoskop) August 16, 2016
What’s more important: a week one preseason contest between the Baltimore Ravens and Carolina Panthers or the gold medal race for the 200m individual medley at the Rio Olympics?
With Michael Phelps looking to make history by winning his fourth straight Olympic gold medal in the same event, the answer to the above question has to be the 200-meter individual medley. And the Ravens must agree, as they stopped their meaningless preseason game on Thursday night to show the fans inside M&T Bank Stadium Phelps’ record-breaking performance on the jumbotron.
Check it out:
That right there was easily the most entertaining moment from the Ravens’ 22-19 victory over the Panthers.
Missing the catch is embarrassing enough. Unfortunately for this poor Pittsburgh Pirates fan, he not only had to deal with that bit of shame, but he had to do so while donning a face full of chili and cheese nachos.
Let this be a lesson to all of you kids out there: If you have a plate of nachos in your hand, don’t try to be a hero. Just let the souvenir baseball go.
Here’s a look at the messy incident from last night’s Padres-Pirates game:
Real fight or play fight?
That’s the question that everyone is asking after seeing footage of LSU running back Leonard Fournette squaring off against Tigers offensive lineman Garrett Brumfield in a street fight.
Fournette has claimed that it was merely just a playful slap-fight between two teammates, and LSU Associate Athletic Director of Communications Michael Bonnette has echoed that notion, claiming the two were simply playing “a game where they basically have to touch the other person twice.”
But the footage, on the other hand, seems to tell a different story. Check out the video below and see if you believe it was just a friendly slap fight, or the real thing:
Hat Tip – [TMZ]
Wide receiver Deon Long was probably already a long-shot to make the Los Angeles Rams, but he didn’t do himself any favors by breaking the team’s rules and bringing a female back to his training camp dorm room.
That move by Long is what caused Rams head coach Jeff Fisher to cut him last week. And that news was unveiled during the first episode of HBO’s “Hard Knocks.”
Shortly after it was announced, the internet chimed in:
@Cadesmith44 he also would follow the rules.
— Johnson Jones (@noluckskill) August 10, 2016
How about this Rams WR Deon Long. Coach said no guests, he breaks the rule with a woman & got released. How stupid can one person be?
— Producer Kyle (@ProducerKyle) August 10, 2016
So this is the stuff we find out with #HardKnocks. WR Deon Long was cut for having a female visitor in the room.
— Myles Simmons (@MylesASimmons) August 10, 2016
So the real story comes out. Deon Long cut for having a girl in the room #HardKnocks
— SeattleRams (@seattlerams_nfl) August 10, 2016
Damn that’s so fucked up Deon Long got cut from the Rams for having a female in his room Jeff Fisher mean as shit #HardKnocks
— Patrick Frank (@PeteyWeeStro) August 10, 2016
Jeff Fisher cuts you for having women in your room? Deon Long. I’m so sorry that happened to you. Rough. #HardKnocks
— Matt Young (@Chron_MattYoung) August 10, 2016
Would Jeff Fisher cut Todd Gurley like he did Deon Long for having a lady in his room? Rules are rules, unless you’re good. #HardKnocks
— Brodie Hacken (@bhacken) August 10, 2016
Deon Long got cut for having a girl drop things off at his room. He then got signed by the Eagles where they could use WR help. Worked out.
— Mike Kaye (@mike_e_kaye) August 10, 2016
We all know the backstory by now.
Michael Phelps had dominated the 200-meter butterfly event at the Olympics, winning the gold in 2004 and 2008. But in 2012 in London, it was Chad le Clos who shocked the world by upsetting Phelps in the 200-meter butterfly final to take the gold.
Four years later, Phelps was looking for some revenge in the pool at Rio.
Prior to their semi-final heat on Monday, while waiting backstage, cameras caught Phelps directing a death stare at Le Clos, which sent the internet into a frenzy.
And on Tuesday, after Phelps beat LeClos and the other six competitors in the 200-meter butterfly finals to take home his 20th career Olympic gold medal, the internet went nuts once again.
First, some footage of the race:
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) August 10, 2016
And here’s a look at some of the greatest reactions to Phelps’ victory over Le Clos in the butterfly finals:
Michael Phelps: “How do you feel now Chad le Clos?”
Chad le Clos: pic.twitter.com/Tf9QVpz8Tu
— Crying Jordan (@CryingJordan) August 10, 2016
— Robert Flores (@RoFlo) August 10, 2016
— Shooter McGavin (@ShooterMcGavin_) August 10, 2016
EXCLUSIVE REPLAY: Michael Phelps beats rival Chad le Clos to reclaim 200m butterfly goldhttps://t.co/gfHfiW8Ugo
— SB Nation (@SBNation) August 10, 2016
Michael Phelps right now… https://t.co/foi0SOnSwQ
— Fake SportsCenter (@FakeSportsCentr) August 10, 2016
The Wikipedia page for Chad le Clos right now: pic.twitter.com/VVBQFS22pq
— Hunter Schwarz (@hunterschwarz) August 10, 2016
Michael Phelps vs Chad Le Clos pic.twitter.com/5A1pfkPQTg
— Jeremy (@JAHodel) August 10, 2016
LE NOT CLOS ENOUGH pic.twitter.com/H7XDceiPn4
— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) August 10, 2016
Chad le Clos’un Wikipedia sayfası güncellenmiş. pic.twitter.com/nDHFXocXxI
— Niko Škrijelj (@nikoskrijelj) August 10, 2016
Hey Le Clos! pic.twitter.com/RORqrZereA
— Jeff Hultman (@jhult14) August 10, 2016
— Tobey (@TobeyTom) August 10, 2016
Sounds like Tim Tebow‘s football career is all but finished, and his baseball career is just about to begin.
According to Tebow’s agents, the former Heisman Trophy winning quarterback will hold workouts for Major League Baseball teams as he pursues a career in professional baseball.
The workouts are expected to take place later this month, after Tebow spent the past year training as a batter and outfielder in Arizona and Los Angeles. The 28-year-old hasn’t played baseball since high school, when he earned all-state honors as a member of Nease High School in Florida.
Of course, Tebow’s chances of translating these workouts into a Major League career are probably quite slim, but he’s never been one to shy away from a challenge.
Hat Tip – [ESPN]