OP makes it sound like it's some random white guy they singled out of the crowd. Jordan Kilganon makes a living out of dunking and it's one of those planned-out reaction videos.
Not to take away from his skills though, he knows how to bring down the house!
She called the Swedish team "cowards" for playing a defensive game and beating us in penalty kicks after a draw.
>"We had that style of play when Pia was our coach. I don't think they're going to make it far in the tournament. I think it was very cowardly," Solo said after the match. "But, they won. They're moving on. And we're going home."
She's a perpetual embarrassment off the pitch.
I heard or read something similar too, but don't know where. I think it was someone saying that Monday mornings BB has a meeting where he does a highlight reel of everyone's fuck ups from the game before (missed blocks, bad tackling, dropped passes, etc), and that Brady is never exempt from it.
Like it doesn't matter if Brady threw for 400 yards and 4 TDs and 1 INT, he'll show film of that one interception and just say like "Nice throw Tom. That cornerback sure just came out of nowhere."
Edit: I know it's almost too late for anyone to see, but this was what I was thinking of:
They have a longer, better clip on ESPN, where Draymond, Deandre, and Demaryius Thomas also weigh in.
Watching the instagram post, I thought it was weird at first, because all I heard Butler say was that he could play in the NFL, not he'd be better than current NFL stars, so I thought Durant was just twisting his words. Full clip clears it up though.
For people wondering, this is Davante Adams. He is a receiver for the Greenbay Packers. I know its hard to find sports outside of /r/NFL or other sport subreddits, but I thought I might as well spread some knowledge so you guys can bring it up to friends and seem like you know what you are talking about.
Yeah.. that is my biggest question here.
So the guy is apparently fat. And the guy apparently has a serious ankle injury.
Yet he still has the same YPC as Ezekiel Elliott and he is doing that without the home run plays
At least Oracle was packed even when Warriors were bad..... Cleveland went from best attendance in the league to bottom 5 after LeBron was gone. Talk about fairweather fans
Using attendance percentage because total attendance gives a disadvantage to teams with smaller arenas, and percentage is the best way to compare attendance differences from year to year
Here's the ESPN source that PFT conveniently forgot to link to.
> Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett and left tackle Bradley Sowell got into a heated dust-up Sunday that resulted in both players getting pulled from practice.
>Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said the fight was the result of Sowell shoving defensive end Josh Shirley to the ground earlier in a one-on-one drill. When Bennett got a turn to face Sowell, the two players mixed it up and ended up on the ground before they were separated.
>"He's just fighting for his own a little bit," Carroll said of Bennett. "One of the young guys got knocked around, and he was standing up for him. He's got a lot of pride. He's an incredible competitor, but he's got to make sure he stays poised so he doesn't get himself in trouble. So we had a good illustration of that today."
The story is from Aqib's anecdote in this article.
Great read. Has a bunch of other great moments like:
> Kevin Faulk: "I loved when Bill would yell at Tom Brady and say, 'Hey, Tom, I could go get the quarterback at Foxborough High to do it better than that.'"
He also destroys M.Cassel:
> Matt Cassel: My rookie year, I got crushed in the back by a corner blitz against the Giants. We're playing them the next year in the last preseason game. He asks me, 'OK, Cassel, what front do they like to bring the corner blitz from?' I had looked it up the night before, anticipating it. I said, 'Coach, it's an over.' And he goes, 'Brady?' Well, you know immediately when he goes to the next guy: 'Oh, no. Oh, no.' And Brady says, 'An under.' And he goes, 'Brady's right. I don't want to have to send your mother another note that says, 'Dear Mrs. Cassel, we regret to inform you that your son got killed being a dumbass.'"
Hoodie really knows how to spark that competitive spirit in a player.
"I don't like gays. Write that down in your little notebook. I don't like gays." - Brock Lesnar.
While looking the quote up, I came across this (warning: Stormfront). What a wretched selection of cunts; I can't believe they're actually serious.
It definitely took Kyrie awhile to warm up to an undrafted guy going at him every day in practice. Tristan had some funny quotes last year about having to separate them a few times.
Here's an article from last year that talks about them mixing it up in practice.
I didn't realize it was possible to give up 700 yards in a game. Case Keenum never managed that, and he dropped over 70 points on us twice. WKU only managed 650 on us in the season opener. This is uncharted territory now.
It's like breaking the sound barrier for the first time. No one is quite sure what will happen, but we're pretty sure God didn't intend for mankind to do this, and even our most optimistic scientists think it might end with me bleeding from my eyes and ears.
Coincidentally, when Ichiro visited KC in 06 he made the biggest donation to the Negro Leagues HOF of any active player.
I'll probably get a deluge of downvotes for this, but the 1945 Army team is often considered to be one of the best teams of the entire era, not just 1945.
I'm honestly not trying to rain of the Oklahoma State parade here, but I can't imagine how the AFCA disregards Army.
My fiance and I have been asking ourselves that question every f%&(g week, all 3 weeks of the season. Hell, I think if you're in the end zone even an inch, you kneel; the 25 yard line is a good starting point, but every ST player wants to be the hero.
How many KR have resulted in a TD this season?
Hmmm... The average is nearly where they get it. Stop putting yourself and your teammates in harm's way and take the 25 yards.
Unless you can do what Ty did.
Of course Wilson had to join the group. Ugh. Such a brilliant drive by Tannehill and co. late just wasted...
And welcome to another episode of "LETS TAKE REX QUOTES OUT OF CONTEXT!"
This weeks contestants, the dude that wrote this tweet and title of the post.
Alright, get ready!
His Wednesday conference call with Patriots reports got a bit testy when a reporter challenged Ryan on the idea that he is an above average coach. The exchange got a bit heated, and Ryan ended the call by saying, "I'll show you average who."
By Thursday, Ryan was laughing it all off.
"I don't even care," Ryan said. "It's like, whatever. That doesn't bother me at all. Let's face it, we're here in Buffalo, nobody likes anything in Boston."
So were the Patriots reporters just trying to get under his skin?
"Oh please. I mean, it's not like the first time," Ryan said with a laugh. "This is like seven or eight years -- it's the same every time you talk to them. So you have fun with them, going back and forth."
Wouldn't be as controversial if the beginning of that sentence was included, eh?
Edit: And here's the video of the quote in question., judge for yourself if this is getting reported in a pretty disingenuous way.
I am proud of have Keep Pounding sewn into the collar of my jersey (as it is with all Carolina jerseys, of course!)
For those that don't know, we use this phrase to honor the late great player/coach Sam Mills after he coined it in an emotional locker room speech during the 2004 playoffs, just a year before he passed away.
> "When I found out I had cancer, there were two things I could do: quit or keep pounding," Mills said that day. "I'm a fighter. I kept pounding. You're fighters, too. Keep pounding!"
Khris Davis: 2.0% of team's stolen bases.
Chris Davis: 5.6% of team's stolen bases.
The answer is clear, ladies & gentlemen.
Dwyane Wade has played his entire professional career without a meniscus in his left knee.
This isn't satire, this is an actual quote.
>"Chemistry is not an exact science," Andrada said. "Some things, as you can see, went longer than expected.
Soo there are official color rush jerseys that literally won't be worn? What a blatant money grab.
"Here is the official color rush jersey! Tune in Thursday Night to see none of your players wear it!"
Edit: Browns, Falcons, Jets, Texans, Rams and Cardinals will all wear white in their games. Also, the Colts, Redskins and Lions will not be wearing their jerseys this year. Source
> Arguably, he did much worse, but it still is a double standard.
Did he? I'm not sure that it was worse, save for the fact that his fiancee was knocked out and it was caught on tape.
Also, it looks like the doors are maybe opening for him to come back.
Even this was from two days ago. Who knows, maybe he'll be back too.
A lot - so much so that in Cassel's first year at the Chiefs, he'd call up Brady every week to exchange notes. They're still really close.
For everyone asking for links or vods, it looks like they upload full episodes to their Youtube Channel, so we might have to just wait for that.
Edit: Nvrmind. Link here http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=17913214 and http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=17913127 for clips
Should give that a read. I'm not saying I approve of the way he carries himself on social media, but saying he's a terrible person solely off of some of the more... eccentric things he says is a bit too much of a reach in the other direction imo.
He tried to honor all of them by wearing pink all last season but the NFL wouldn't let him. Pink is only allowed during the prescribed month that honors breast cancer. just one more reason the NFL as an entity sucks a whole bag of eggs.
I don't think he reveals the details, I remember seeing an article where he mentioned sacrifice before.. I'll paste a section and the article below.
"Be prepared for sacrifice," he says. "I haven't really spoken too much about it, but esports has cost me, there's no doubt about it. Personally and financially. I had a very lovely woman in my life with my children, we were very set, very happy, she was very supportive at the time, but esports took its toll on us. I haven't been with her for 7 years. It's caused all sorts of issues with my children, with my family, so this stuff doesn't come without a price. I think I would've told myself just be prepared for the sacrifice.
To be fair, I think it was just one of them. The rest of the dudes were just as caught off guard and upset about it as most people were; not so much about their political views, but more about hijacking a group performance for personal motivations.
It sucks because you have to put yourself before your family when your family is being greedy. But putting yourself before family never sounds good. Same thing happened to Tyron Smith, and he ended up cutting his family off. I can imagine that it ruined some relationships.
Mike McCarthy helped the 49ers make the decision to pick Alex Smith over Aaron Rodgers as McCarthy was with the 49ers at the time.
McCarthy said the 49ers considered taking Rodgers over Smith. The fact that San Francisco chose Smith first overall and Rodgers tumbled to Green Bay at No. 24 created a potentially awkward dynamic when McCarthy arrived in Green Bay.
"I'm thankful he's in Green Bay and it's something him and I talked about the first time we met," McCarthy said. "It's been a great relationship since."
What was there to talk about?
"Well, pick No. 1 as opposed to 24, there was something we needed to discuss," McCarthy said. "That is my personality. I am not one to let things lay. If there is something that needs to be talked about, I prefer doing it immediately instead of just waiting for it to come up. The first time we had a chance to meet and talk, that is what we talked about."
off topic - but i take every opportunity i can to make sure people know what a saint EJ is.
anyone who watches TNT knows he's a great guy - but not everyone knows the story of just how good a guy he really is.
we're talking human of the century. love this man
Seeing Packers fans complain about the refs
Edit - The reason why this feels so good
For every team except the team with the mini-Bird rights, ie the Knicks.
>"The rate goes up for every $5 million, so the tax due to Lin would have depended on how much salary the Knicks would have had without Lin," ESPN cap expert Larry Coon said. "For example, if they are right at the tax line without Lin, then his $15 million will cost them $28.75 million in tax. If they're $10 million over the tax line before Lin, then his salary will cost them an extra $47.5 million in tax.
>In a league where the essence of trading is matching salaries, Lin's salary was nearly unmatchable for New York. That won't be as true for the Rockets, however. In another CBA wrinkle, for trade purposes, Lin's salary, on the Rockets or any other team, is averaged over the contract. If the Rockets want to trade Lin, his annual salary counts as $8.4 million at any time, making him that much less of a risk.
> Hart, who is 6-foot-4, 315 pounds, played prep football in Nevada, with the dream of becoming a Division I player. After his junior season at Fernley High School, he received recruiting letters from Washington, Oregon and Nevada and even nicknamed himself "D-1." But because he had a 1.8 grade point average -- and thought it was of no use to take the SAT -- those schools stopped recruiting him. Ashamed to let anyone know, he assured his coaches and classmates that he was still a national recruit -- and continued his lie throughout his senior season of high school.
Ouch. He was too dumb to play college football.
So for those who don't follow the team closely, this is some recycled and cobbled together stuff.
His original comments came from an hour-long interview on a new ESPN Wisconsin radio show with Jason Wilde, who he used to do a weekly show with, and Mark Tauscher, who used to play for the Packers.
That was a week ago.
After the Milwaukee stuff, Wilde went to Rodgers for a quote and then wrote it up with a new news peg.
Nothing wrong with any of that, but the context is helpful. Also kinda wonder why the OP didn't post the Wilde story from ESPN.
Jerome Simpson had 2 pounds of weed shipped to his house through the mail.
This is the first time I'm reading about this and to me this really smells like a mental health thing. To have everyone in the organization be supportive and not mention specific reasons? I understand as a fan being frustrated but it seems like something more was going on.
Urban Meyer was forced to do house chores. Does that make it better?
Shout out to the great journalism at ESPN!
For anyone who doesn't know the story ESPN did a really good 30 for 30 special on him that covers how it happened really well.
If i recall the shittiest thing was one of the news agencies who full on accused him of doing it took their case all the way to the supreme court or a higher district court, who upheld that Jewell was a public figure at the time and thus didn't have some of the same protections of slander or libel or some shit.
He actually was asked about Gostkowski after this week's game:
“Nobody works harder than Steve. Steve’s a very talented player. He’s mentally tough,” Belichick said. “We’ll work through it. Again, this is a tough place to kick. I’m not making any excuses but the kicker on the other side of the field had trouble too. But we have to have to make them.” source
I think he's starting to get a little fed up with Gostkowski for him to have even said that much.
Sorry, I got Missouri's record wrong, it's 2-5, pls don't hurt me.
In another interesting twist, ESPN's FPI thing gives Missouri a 74.1% chance to beat Kentucky.
So, I don't know if no one believes in Kentucky, or we are just really bad and we haven't figured that out yet...
@RedditCFB was also featured on the Paul Finebaum show when 247 Sports named it one of the Top 10 CFB Twitter accounts on Monday. ESPN also named it one of the 20 "Must-Follow" CFB accounts in April.
Sosa didn't cork his bat to cheat. Here's the story.
After the incident, all 76 of Sosa's bats were tested for cork, and none were corked.
The corked bat was found in the first inning. Sosa said that it was a batting practice bat. Makes sense that the last bat you put down in batting practice will be the first you pick up for the game.
His excuse is pretty standard for getting caught with a corked bat, but because it was the only corked bat he owned, I believe him.
There was also this article defending giving Tebow (4 of 10 for 79yds, 1 TD and 6 carries for 38 yards, 1 TD) a better rating in a loss after playing only half the game than Rodgers (26 of 39 for 396yds, 2 TDs) in a win. They later adjusted both of those grades as well.
Is no one going to point out how excited everyone was for the 2011 eagles?
They were ridiculously hyped, especially after they blew out what looked like a good team in the Rams week 1.
They were the highest ranked team in Madden by a fairly large margin(I think they were 93 and the next closest was the Ravens/Pats with 86). This is only relevant because it shows how they were perceived by the general public.
They were as high as #3 in the power rankings
And as low 24
They hadn't missed the playoffs since 2007 and they hadn't had a losing record since 2005.
Also 2005 Eagles started at #3 and finished at #21.
The 2010 Cowboys were #4 in ESPNs rankings but finished 5-11.
I doubt you're going to find too many more than this, because for the last 15 years(specifically 2002-2011) the top 5 Teams were always considered Pats,Colts,Steelers,Ravens,Eagles and then the Chargers/Cowboys battling it out to push the eagles out. Pats never had a dropoff and the Steelers/Ravens never really did either.
From Kevin Seifert:
>Very interesting anecdote from Joe Banner on ESPN' NFL Insiders. Banner interviewed Chip Kelly in 2013 for the Cleveland Browns' job. When he asked which NFL quarterback fit what he would be looking for in the NFL version of his offense, Kelly responded: Christian Ponder. Kelly wanted a quarterback who provides the threat of a run even if he doesn't do it often. Ponder, of course, is currently Kelly's No. 3 quarterback with the 49ers.
My favorite was when Keyshawn Johnson was doing draft coverage and the Panthers drafted Dwayne Jarrett.
"This is a great pick. We need another wide receiver," Johnson gushed while working as a draft analyst for ESPN. "This guy is much like me. I'm going to teach him how to play from the point of attack."
The Panthers cut him three days later.
"Goff's four-year contract is worth $27.9 million with more than $18.5 million guaranteed"
I am so glad a guy who has no idea where the sun rises will make more money in his first contract than 15 people working an entire lifetime.
Scary thing is that CP3 is at rank 11 with 7,740 ast, but Lebron is also rank 18 with 6,879 ast.
LBJ has a spot in top 10 for scoring. LBJ & CP3 both are in top 20 in steals.
Banana boat club taking up seats in all time scoring list.
According to this article by Mike Reiss:
>New England Patriots starting defensive end Rob Ninkovich will serve a four-game suspension to open the 2016 regular season after a positive test for a banned substance, and said he is devastated and shocked because he would never knowingly take an illegal substance.
>"Few things are more important to me than my name and reputation. This might call that into question for some, which has me heartbroken," Ninkovich told ESPN. "I don't want to cut any corners. I want to do things the right way, with high integrity, and that's what I have always wanted to stand for."
>"Any supplement I've ever used was bought at a store. I was unaware something I bought had a substance in it that would give me a positive test because it wasn't listed [as an ingredient]," he told ESPN.
>"One thing I have learned is that if a supplement is not NSF certified there are no regulations that ensure that what is on the label is 100 percent accurate. That is a hard lesson for me to learn at this stage in my career, but I take responsibility for it. It's a mistake I made and it hurts that I won't be there for my teammates."
And for those asking who will replace him:
>The Patriots project to start veteran Chris Long, who signed with the Patriots after spending the first eight years of his career with the Rams, in his place. Jabaal Sheard is the other starter, with Shea McClellin (5th year) and second-year players Trey Flowers, Geneo Grissom and Rufus Johnson rounding out the depth chart.
Edited to add further information:
According to Jeff Howe, per this tweet, the failed test was from mid-summer, seeming that it would have been prior to his injury.
Teicher is the fucking worst. He's good for click bait and nothing else. Terez Paylor and BJ Kissel are the only Chiefs beat reporters to listen to. When we signed Nick Foles he heavily implied that it was because the team was unhappy with Smith and wanted to bring in competition for the starting job.
Edit: link to article http://www.espn.com/blog/kansas-city-chiefs/post/_/id/17607/with-nick-foles-signed-well-find-out-what-the-chiefs-really-think-of-alex-smith
Dude has mental health issues. He thanked his psychiatrist in one of the most off the wall interviews I've ever heard after winning the 'ship with LA.
His intensity spills over, sometimes into insanity. That said, you are what you do and he's done some heinous shit, so be unmoved if you are.
There was an in-depth profile about him in ESPN Magazine last year, and yeah, he's fascinating... he really sounds like he's somewhere on the autistic spectrum. He's like a kid who's just excited to be around football.
115 plays, Northwestern vs Auburn, January 1, 2010
?? EDG is considered top 2 to win it.
Edit : Gonna link one of the Power rankings : Here
Every power ranking looked like this. i know they aren't considered top 2 anymore
>For almost the past year, Tebow has been training in Arizona and Los Angeles to hone his play as a professional batter and outfielder in a sport he has not played on a full-time basis since he was in high school in 2005.
>Tebow was an All-State baseball player in Florida and hit .494 as a junior.
>All 30 Major League Baseball teams will be invited to Tebow's workout at the end of the month, an event he has been preparing for over the past year. Those who have seen Tebow hit have been surprised he picked up the sport so quickly after not playing it since he graduated high school in 2005.
DJ Gallo is such a fantastic sports satirist. I started loving his writing way back in 2006 with his breakdown of the Madden 07 ratings. Great things like...
>98 -- The awareness rating for Ray Lewis. That strikes me as a bit high for a guy who for the longest time couldn't remember anything about a certain evening in Atlanta a few years ago, don't you agree?
>90 -- Brett Favre's morale rating. While I disagree a bit with Ray Lewis' attributes, this one is right on. Playing against Brett Favre is absolutely fantastic for a team's morale.
If you're looking for a good bathroom book, I suggest checking out his View From the Upper Deck. Bunch of short sports satire stories that are well consumed in short 5 minute sittings. Stories like "Lack of Yellow Card Miraculously Heals Soccer Players Broken Leg" and "NASCAR Race Ends Tragically Without a Single Crash".
I think the allure of it is because ESPN already made a pretty sick mock up logo for it.
Plus it would be completely different in terms of color scheme. Which has not been seen since...San Jose.
Gore, from this article in 2015 explaining why he chose the Colts over the Eagles
>"Every year with Andrew Luck being the quarterback, they've taken a step in the playoffs," Gore said. "So I feel like before I leave this game I want to win a championship and I think this team is the best situation for me to get there."
By no means are the Eagles poised for a championship run now, nor were they at the time of Gore's decision, but damn, ya gotta feel for the guy. Went to an up and coming Colts team and now they're the team that "hops on their opponent's knee and breaks themselves"
Never fun? I don't think guys that are 'never fun' have teammates plotting revenge pranks on them.
>“Peyton and Decker, they got me real well last night,” Franklin told reporters in Denver on Wednesday. “I’m definitely looking forward to revenge at this point. I wasn’t really paying attention to it. That was stupid on my behalf, but like I said I’m looking forward to getting those guys back. I think a lot of guys are going to jump at that opportunity. So we’ve just got to plan something out real well for him and get him when it counts.”
WR Cody Lattimer also talks about this topic.
>"Outside of football he's a fun guy. When he's in football mode, he's in football mode. He's a businessman. He has his business side and he has his fun side."
Also, it's hard to criticize Peyton for allegedly getting guys worked up and making mental mistakes considering he's also making them pro bowl receivers on one of the best offenses in the league. If Manning was easy on his guys I don't think they're catching 55 TDs in a year.
Couldn't agree more. His accomplishments in athletics are fucking meaningless in contrast to the absolute devastation he allowed to continue for years and years. Fuck Paterno and his legacy. The man was a piece of shit.
Edit: good article by ESPN.com on the extent of the situation -- http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/17015181/testimony-unsealed-documents-alleges-joe-paterno-knew-jerry-sandusky-abuse-1976
Not only did Paterno fully know what was going on, but so did numerous assistant coaches, as well. They all are guilty of allowing this to happen in order to continue their "football legacy". It is a fucking hideous act and Penn State should be ashamed to even consider honoring Paterno.
Good thing Landry is the 2nd receiver with yards after catch, probably would be 1st if Marvin didnt have his huge game
Kind of weird, but watch the ESPN video of Field Yates talking about Terelle Pryor, posted on Tuesday Sept. 27, at 12:53PM. About 34 seconds into the video, he slips up and says: "with no more Josh Gord... No Josh Gordon for another week". I wonder if they knew this ahead of time?
Link to the video. 34 seconds in, if no ad plays before the video.
They aren't biased, but they are based on an oversimplified model that's better applied to two-person competitive games (like chess where the competitor doesn't meaningfully change between games). With team sports ELO can't factor in very important details like personnel changes, injuries, and less important games (e.g., week 17 games after securing playoff seed).
The Pats losing a game with an injured third-string rookie QB halved our SB odds (12% to 6%) in the ELO model. Meanwhile, according to Vegas the Pats started week 1 with 6:1 odds to win the superbowl and after four games improved to 4:1 odds as going 3-1 was better than expected with their backup QBs.
Interesting that Mata mentions Forg1ven. In a recent interview Forg1ven said that they played against RNG a few times and that Uzi is kinda same to him. So h2k botlane probably did good against RNG botlane I guess
Last night was officiated by Walt Anderson's crew. They're the deflate-gate refs.
Sarah Thomas had been part of Pete Moreli's officiated crew until early this year, after they made so many glaringly bad calls that the NFL broke them up. She was transferred to Jeff Triplette's crew for 2016. Triplette was really bad last year too, but not quite as awful.
38 under par. 11 holes in one.
On the day that he died, ESPN had a headline on their main page captioned "World's Greatest Golfer Dies" (which linked, I think to this obit).
> In one of Brown's journal entries obtained as part of the investigation, he writes: "I have abused my wife."
> There was also a 2013 "Contract for Change" signed by Brown, his wife and counselor Jerry Price. Item No. 2 states that Josh Brown had physically, verbally and emotionally abused Molly.
> In a letter to friends in 2014 that Josh Brown warned would be hard to read, he admitted to carrying an overwhelming sense of entitlement. He said he viewed himself as God and that Molly was basically his slave.
etc. etc. etc.
They're paying the school rent, which will go towards the 100 million dollars or so in renovations that we're required to make to the stadium
I'm fairly certain there are some 4 games in 5 night stretches during regular seasons too. It has to be so brutal on the players.
quick edit: I wasn't positive so I found this http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/11541524/nba-worst-four-games-five-day-series-nba-teams
Way I heard it was lebron in 2004 was an entitled prig who was almost cut/didn't make the team. Was more about the brand than the work and didn't know how to defend p&r
Came from a Woj article (caution)
However the same carried over to 2006 when other reports had 3 out of 4 coaches vote to make LBJ the first cut (to not make the team) due to his attitude. Colangelo overrode them.
2006 was the nadir for US hoops.
Edit: Early LBJ had folks criticise Gilbert for enabling him and his entourage. Wonder why you would think it was different in USA basketball in his first 3 years.
By 2008, the narrative was that LeBron had reached some maturity and could see the kind of work and seriousness Kobe put in. He put the work in on offense and defense...
Teddy threw 4 first quarter TDs in 2015 and 3 in 2014 for a total of 7 in his career.
Carr threw 0 so far this year, but 4 last year and 3 in 2014.
I guess that's a little significant. 7 to 3.
This is a bit from an article about the owners voting on the Rams move.
"Going into the meeting, most believed Carson had more votes. But one moment, many would later recall, seemed to halt its momentum. Michael Bidwill, president of the Cardinals and a Carson supporter, argued that the NFL doesn't exist just to make rich owners richer. Owners needed to consider what would be best for the league, and ...
Jones cut him off: "When you guys moved the team from St. Louis to Phoenix -- it wasn't about the money?"
As Bidwill tried to answer, Jones moved in for the kill: "You did it for the money."
Here's the full article
when the red sox won in 2004, Doug Mientkiewicz was playing first and kept the ball after catching the final out. I remember reading that the red sox and MLB were pissed he didn't give it back, not sure what happened though
Remember that Bronbron has a bet with D Wade on the world series. And Bron touted the "3-1" meme himself.
> In theory, they should trade him now; he's coming off a monster healthy season, and he has two years left on his contract -- happy things that might entice teams spooked by his past foot injuries. He's 28, so he won't be around when the Nets are relevant. Sean Marks, Brooklyn's new GM, has already shown in swapping Thad Young for the No. 20 pick that he will sell a little low on veterans to replenish Brooklyn's raided draft pick cupboard.
> On the flip side, remove Lopez's $22 million salary for next season, and the Nets could enter free agency $50 million below the salary floor. Without much to sell beyond the city, will the Nets be able to spend on anyone better than Lopez?
Penn State's Joey Julius would like a word with you. Granted, he is a 275 pound kicker but still... getting turfed by the kicker is embarrassing. So much so that other teams' special teams (Maryland and Minnesota) have had players ejected two weeks straight going after him.
Yeah, he got asked about it and said it was the right call even after review. When the person asking pressed the question, the ref said "it's 2016 dude."
Surely this salty Lions fan must be embellishing? No, he literally fucking said that. He also said there should be a horse collar? Guy is a fucking idiot.
But hey, it's okay. The hail mary "was an exciting play and I'm glad I had a good perspective of it."
For those who don't know, Troymaine Pope is a UDFA who didn't even make our rookie minicamp. He was literally added to the roster as a Camp Body and has balled out of control ever since.
You see, we had several injuries to our drafted RBs and we desperately needed someone to hand the ball off to. So we called up some random undersized FCS RB. And that fucker has fought tooth and nail for a spot.
You can read more here.
Its also due to the fact that MLB stars from say Venezuela are more willing to participate in the tournament. Their country has more to gain in winning.
USA superstars don't participate. You think any of these Americans would sign up for the WBC? Now imagine Team USA with 5 of these starters.
The corked bat happened once, and it was in all likelihood an honest mistake on his part.
"But [Sosa] says it was an honest mistake, that he grabbed the wrong bat. He admits the bat is his, but that he uses it for batting practice, occasionally, just to excite the fans with long and deep 450-foot blasts.
All of Sosa's bats are confiscated by security personnel and turned over to Major League Baseball. Seventy-six bats are impounded. Each one is checked for cork by baseball officials the following day. All are found to be clean.
All five of Sosa's bats in the Hall of Fame are tested, including the one in which he hit his 500th home run earlier in the 2003 season, on April 4. The bats were checked with X-rays and CT scans. All the bats are found to be untainted."
Doesn't excuse the incident, but don't paint it as he was using a corked bat for years along with steroid use
This past year has seen Mizzou rampaged by SJWs for every pet peeve in the spectrum.
Somebody saw a swastika made of poo (but no evidence it existed at all), someone said they heard a white kid in a truck yell nigger somewhere in Columbia, and BLM decided to hijack the Orlando vigils.
Administration took the SJWs side, creating "Safe Spaces", the football team refused to play.
Anyway, the media claimed it was some great victory because it's out of touch, and it turns out it will ruin the school.
Good job concern trolls.
>He said that around 6 a.m. Sunday, Lochte, along with Conger, Bentz and Jimmy Feigen, stopped at a gas station in Barra da Tijuca, a suburb of Rio where many Olympic venues are located. One of the swimmers tried to open the door of an outside bathroom. It was locked.
>A few of the swimmers then pushed on the door and broke it. A security guard appeared and confronted them, the official said. The guard was armed with a pistol, the official said, but he never took it out or pointed it at the swimmers.
>According to the official, the gas station manager then arrived. Using a customer to translate, the manager asked the swimmers to pay for the broken door. After a discussion, they paid him an unknown amount of money and left.
Basketball players in particular. They also die very young if not caught early. See /u/partygoat 's post above, prime example of what you're talking about. Fortunately the doctors caught it early, unfortunately he was forced to stop playing basketball.
It happened in the first quarter and they were already down 7.
They didn't even manage to score until the second half when Oklahoma had a 26 point lead. Kansas State also lost 29 yards on this drive, which I assume includes the safety, but still, that's an absurd amount of yards to lose in 4 plays.
How does no one remember that we were thiiiiiiis close to getting past the Even Year Bullshit in 2012?
Scott Rolen, I love you, but I wish your body had given out in November 2012 rather than June.
What she took was supposed to be used for 4-6 weeks. She took it for 10 years.
The "medical condition" excuse is bullshit.
If there weren't enough onions in this thread, his dad is suffering from lymphoma
>"He's been battling lymphoma all year. He had rigorous chemo and radiation. Right now we're awaiting results to see if he's in remission or not."
You can't imagine many guys doing it today because only 1 man did it the whole 2015-16 regular season.
Source btw: http://www.espn.com/nba/gameleaders/_/sort/points
But wasn't the entire narrative for Lebron James in 2012 was to not be a "villain" and play like he usually does?
Edit: Holy fucking shit, LBJ literally said it
No kidding. Seahawks fans really need to stop crying "no respect" when it hasn't been an issue in YEARS. Grow up.
Exhibit A: After an embarrassingly bad, bed shitting performance by the offense in a prime time game, ESPN still ranks the Hawks #2 in their power rankings. That is respect.
Full article interview with both Bennett brothers
>The waitress asks whether they want anything else.
>"World peace," Michael replies.
>"Awesomeness," Martellus says.
This is.... wrong.
We won 4 games in a row <strong>twice</strong> in 2008 which was the Pennington/Wildcat year. Hell, we won 5 in a row even.
Regardless, still very cool.
Here's the most insane part of that stat: they've only given up 54 yards per game in games against 5 of the top 10 receivers in the league.
That's Julio, AJ Green, and T.Y. Hilton as the top 3, guys averaging nearly 100 yards a game.
This is really subjective by the way. The article someone posted about them having the best Super Bowl odds has them at the 15th most difficult remaining schedule.
He can't even honestly report his own golf score:
Donald Trump even cheats at golf—for $1 million
Hmmm... reminds me of someone else I've heard about:
"fans" lol. They are hardly fans, their stadium was empty most of the season. Worst attendance of any winning team http://www.espn.com/mlb/attendance. They're whole division had better attendance even Detroit. Plus most of them are assholes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QScHJqobX30
Utah is like Bosnia. Good skiing. Good basketball. People who live on the other side of those big pretty mountains think you deserve to die because you don't live your life like they do.
Utah has a rather mixed outlook on things.
>In memoirs published in February, he called
Salt Lake City "the hippest, gayest place east of San Francisco."