Friday December 5th, 2014

NFL Roundup

Tom Brady :: AP

There's plenty to discuss from Week 14 but we'll start off the field, where London Fletcher took aim at former coach Jim Haslett (and his son) ... The Patriots held off the Chargers despite a bad personal foul call on Brandon Browner that wiped away a touchdown ... Detroit tight end Joseph Fauria had one of the season's best touchdown celebrations then sent a cryptic tweet about Russell Wilson stealing his girlfriend ... Jeff Fisher took trolling to another level when he sent the players acquired in the Robert Griffin III trade to the coin flip in his team's game at Washington ... The Dolphins lost to the Ravens and coach Joe Philbin was yelled at by one of his own players ... The Bears have serious buyer's remorse about Jay Cutler ... Brian Hoyer had a dreadful game for the Browns and Johnny Manziel may or may not be criticizing him from the sidelines ... A brawl broke out at the Panthers-Saints game after a Cam Newton touchdown ... Geno Smith threw a pick-six on the first play of the game and the Jets lost in OT to Minnesota. Is Victor Cruz to blame for Rex Ryan's demise in New York?


College Football Roundup

The regular season is over, the playoff field is set and SI's Andy Staples has important things to say in this week's Pass, Punt and Pork. Also be sure to check out Martin Rickman's Between the Hashes. If you're like me and are entertained by dumb, random things, I recommend watching Mike Gundy dance, Nick Saban "celebrate" and Arizona center Carter Wood nonchalantly vomit before snapping the ball.


Sportsman of the Year?

Sportsman of the Year will be announced this week and New England Revolution defender A.J. Soares is making a late push for the award.


Lovely Lady of the Day

Jaclyn Swedberg attended the 7th Annual Babes In Toyland Charity Toy Drive in Hollywood over the weekend. If Jaclyn was nice enough to give some time to this cause, the least I can do is make her LLOD (click here for full-size gallery).


NFL's Most Expensive Beer

The Raiders are 2-11, tied for the worst record in the NFL, but that won't stop them from charging a league-high $10.75 for a 20 oz. beer. The Rams, if you're wondering, sell the cheapest beer, at $4.50 for a 12 oz. beer. The Seahawks, meanwhile, just water down their beer so you have to buy more.


NFL Style Files


Rocky Balboa is a Green Pepper


Sir Elton Takes a Tumble


From the SI Vault

Prince William, Princess Diana and Prince Harry :: Getty Images

Prince William and wife Kate Middleton are expected to attend tonight’s Cavs-Nets game in Brooklyn, which has LeBron James excited. "It's a huge honor," the Ohio native said. "The stuff that you read about, people like them are only in books growing up. And to hear that they're coming to town to see me play and they want to see me do what I do best, it's a huge honor." In this 1991 photo, 8-year-old William (left) spends the day skiing with his mom and brother. For more classic sports photos, visit the SI Vault on Twitter.


Odds & Ends

A Division III football coach is blaming Chip Kelly for his team's quarterfinal loss ... Matt Harvey is rehabbing hard but I think he borrowed his pants from my wife's workout drawer ... LeBron James had a courtside seat for last night's Knicks-Blazers game at MSG ... Yasiel Puig is the cover boy for MLB The Show 15 ... Maple Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier embarrassed himself while talking about Nelson Mandela ... Several NFL players wore "I Can't Breathe" t-shirts in honor of Staten Island victim Eric Garner ... The strangest baseball uniforms ever? ... Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo, Kevin Garnett, Glen Davis and Kendrick Perkins have a group text message thing going ... The Leftovers, which I just started watching and can't tell if I like, will shed part of its cast for Season 2 ...  This baby is best friends with a sloth ... Who wants a $26 Britney Spears-themed lollipop?


Dwight Howard Isn't So Bad

I've said some not-so-great stuff about Dwight Howard in the past, but this video of him helping a boy with terminal brain cancer is spectacular.

 

Dwight Howard helping 7-year old James Fisher, who has terminal brain cancer, make a basket via @juliacmorales.

A video posted by Arash Markazi (@arashmarkazi) on


Tough Loss

Crazy ending to a Virgina high school football game. A team thinks it has won after blocking a field-goal attempt but the players celebrated too early.


He's Just a Honky Tonk Man

The WWE holds its annual Slammy Awards tonight. I'm praying The Honky Tonk Man makes an appearance and performs as he did in this 1987 video.


One Way to Wait For a Traffic Light

German pedestrians can now play ping-pong while waiting to cross the street. (H/T Uproxx)


I'm Still Standing

I'm Still Standing is my third favorite Elton John song (after I Guess That's Why They Call it the Blues and Mona Lisa & Mad Hatters), but it's especially pertinent today after his embarrassing fall.

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