Hello all, Brendan Maloy here. I am filling in for Andy this morning. I can normally be found writing for Extra Mustard and @MaloyBrendan on Twitter.
One-Handed Catches: Good; Swearing: Bad
Panthers' wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin made an amazing one-handed catch, and so did the Bears' Brandon Marshall. But the Dolphins' Mike Wallace made an even better one. Bears' safety Chris Conte got in on the acrobatic catch action as well, as did Rueben Randle of the Giants. ... San Francisco 49ers' quarterback Colin Kaepernick drew the season's first 'inappropriate language' flag ... Washington won but may have lost Robert Griffin III for the season ... Browns' fans honored backup Johnny Manziel with an inflatable swan
More NFL, Because We Love It
Week 2 of the NFL season gave fans plenty to talk about, like a play that ended up not being a play at all, thanks to Jets' offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg calling a timeout as the ball was snapped, negating a game-tying touchdown in the fourth quarter of New York's loss to Green Bay. There was more embarrassment to go around for Raiders' James Jones, who found a way to fumble two times on one play. The Chargers say they 'exposed' talkative Richard Sherman, but the Seattle All-Pro corner disagrees.
College Football Notes
A dedicated Rutgers fan celebrated the team's entry into the Big Ten with a suntan tattoo ... Drake is now front-running with Oregon QB Marcus Mariota ... SI's Martin Rickman has all of Saturday's finest moments in his Between the Hashes rundown.. Andy Staples has a breakdown of the college playoff landscape and a chicken and waffle club sandwich in his Punt, Pass & Pork column
Lovely Lady of the Day
Sean from Fairfield reminded Hot Clicks of Australian stunner Ellie Gonsalves. Based on her always amazing Instagram, she seems to split her time evenly between the gym and wearing bikinis. (Click here for the full-size gallery)
Meanwhile in Spain...
While most of America was lapping up the early stages of college and professional football, Team USA was bringing glory to the nation by completing its utter destruction of the 2014 FIBA World Cup field. The team celebrated its flawless run with the ever-popular "Shmurda dance," except for Derrick Rose, who is still too shy to dance.
Jonathan Paplebon Has Lost His Mind
Philadelphia Phillies' closer Jonathan Paplebon entered Sunday's game with a three-run lead over the Marlins, but was booed off the field when the inning ended with the Marlins back on top, 5-4. Paplebon responded with an emphatic crotch grab towards the stands, which got him tossed by ump Joe West. The reliever now claims it was all an equipment-related misunderstanding.
Papelbon said that he didn't do the crotch grab intentionally, but was adjusting himself after having trouble with his supporter— Kevin Cooney (@KevinCooney) September 14, 2014
Anastasia Ashley' Pick of the Week
Anastasia Ashley has generously agreed to pick the Monday night game for us each week of the NFL season. And she has even more generously agreed to do it while wearing a swimsuit. If she likes the Eagles, then we do too!
Odds & Ends
A fan asked Sam Ponder to pet his mullet and she obliged ... A man wore a giant shaggy orange suit to the Broncos game ... Hannah Storm gave a powerful speech about women and the NFL before Sunday's games ... Nike released the "What The LeBron" 11s over the weekend ... The most popular sport in each country (there is more than just soccer) ... "McBrunch" may be coming to McDonalds soon.
LSU Couple Is In Love and Off Balance
This Vine may be the apex of human embarrassment: Sloppy PDA topped off with a massive wipeout.
Since You Are Sad That It's Monday
A dog finds a new home after living in a dumpster for a year.