Labor Day Hot Clicks: Ashley Benson; NFL Twitter Snubs Tom Brady
NFL Gets Revenge on Tom Brady
The NFL may have lost its courtroom battle with Tom Brady but that doesn't mean it can't get passive-aggressive on its official Twitter account. In a tweet that reads "It will be _____ vs. ______ at #SB50," the NFL attached a photo of Aaron Rodgers, Andrew Luck, Ben Roethlisberger, Russell Wilson, Drew Brees, Carson Palmer and Peyton Manning. Yet the QB with more Super Bowl rings than all of them was left off the graphic. The NFL quickly removed the tweet, perhaps because it heard the nice words Brady had to say about the commissioner (even if he was lying through his teeth).
Flyers Fans to Buy Penguins?
Pittsburgh Penguins co-owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle are hoping to sell the team for $750 million. Among the bidders: A group of Flyers fans who started a Go Fund Me campaign. As of this writing (7:51 a.m.), the group was a mere $749,998,851 short of the goal.
I thought Will Ferrell got way too much attention last spring for the publicity stunt in which he played all 10 positions for 10 teams. Now he's getting a Hall of Fame plaque for it? For an organization that takes itself way too seriously, the Baseball Hall of Fame sold out quickly for a glorified HBO ad. And I know some of the money went to charity and that's great of Ferrell, but it wasn't that funny and definitely doesn't deserve acknowledgement from the HOF. Rant over.
Lovely Lady of the Day
Peter King's Super Bowl Prediction
Tiny Words on Your Dollar Bills
This is College Football
Odds of Making it to NFL
Hot Clicks Fashion Alert
Hope He Wore A Cup
Odds & Ends
My favorite player on Penn State this year is its 259-pound kicker ... A smart fan removed a crashed bike from the Grad Prix de Fourmies course and disaster was averted ... The 11 best one-liners of golf broadcaster David Feherty ... Dwight Gooden blasted Matt Harvey ... Irony: The annual Waikiki Roughwater Swim was canceled due to rough water ... Kris Bryant hit a 495-foot home run ... Two Texas high school football players were suspended for going after a referee during a game ... Nick Saban was caught lying about the Drew Brees situation when he coached the Miami Dolphins ... This is what Stan Musial looks like made of Rubik's Cubes ... ICYMI: Bartolo Colon shows off his athleticism ... Susan Sarandon took the ashes of LSD godfather Timothy Leary to Burning Man ... Here's the bizarre history of cell phone towers disguised as trees ... Fat Joe passed on signing Eminem SIX times ... Anne Hathaway is already too old for Hollywood.
Interview of the Year
Blue Jays utility infielder Munenori Kawasaki just became my favorite MLB player. Watch this. Trust me.
Squirrel on the Loose
A squirrel interrupts Sunday's U.S. Open doubles match between Jelena Jankovic-Aleksandra Krunic and Casey Dellacqua-Yaroslava Shvedova.
Russell Wilson's High School Basketball Mix Tape
Good thing he stuck to football (H/T Rolling Stone)
Bill Burr on Helicopters
This cracked me up. Bill Burr is the best. Put on your headphones because swearing is involved.
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