This Actually Happened
The Vikings announced on Monday that they have not been able to reach a new contract agreement with Joe Juranitch, who was their mascot of 21 years. "Ragnar" was asking for $20,000 per game over the next 10 years, which was a little too much for the Vikings. No word yet on who will be the new mascot. We repeat, this actually happened.
Monday Night Football Roundup
So when did the Colts become THAT bad? Monday Night Football featured the Indy and the Jets in a real snoozer, and even before kickoff, Colts running back Delone Carter was able to hilariously videobomb ESPN's Steve Levy. Meanwhile, veteran linebacker Robert Mathis returned to raucous applause after missing the entire 2014 season with a torn Achilles. The Pylon Cam was a very big hit on Twitter. Ray Lewis must have been bored because he got caught texting live on ESPN. Monday night also marked the 45th anniversary of the first broadcast of Monday Night Football, on Sept. 21, 1970. If you want to take a trip down memory lane, someone was kind enough to upload the historic first MNF broadcast in its entirety onto YouTube.
Easy There Tiger
You’ll never see a sports fan as thrilled to meet their favorite athlete as this Japanese rugby fan was to meet former Wales star Shane Williams.
Lovely Lady of the Day
The LLOD today is none of than beautiful Canadian actress Laura Vandervoort.(Click here for Laura's full-size gallery)
Kind of Scary
Glitches Make the World Go 'Round
The NBA Live 16 demo has taken an absolute beating on Twitter since its release last week, and this glitch featuring Kevin Love shooting a free throw THE WRONG WAY won't help any.
Ortiz Likes Home Runs
This Is a Sad Tweet
Not a Good Bet
Please do not ever make a bet like this if you are a college football fan.
Odds and Ends
Arizona football players go BALLISTIC when seeing their new red chrome helmets for a game against UCLA ... High school football team flawlessly pulls off “hidden ball” trick play on opponent ... The latest MLB Power Rankings have the Blue Jays leading the pack ... Researchers are hoping to examine former NHLer Todd Ewen's brain ... ESPN is done with showing "cover alerts" ... A model tried to extort $2,000 from Jaromir Jagr with a post-sex selfie. It failed because he didn't care ... Here are the best sports photos of the week ... Sun Devil Stadium and tortillas: A brief history ...CEO who raised price of old pill more than $700 calls journalist a ‘moron’ for asking why ... Watch the oldest known video footage of Chicago ... The NFL keeps tweeting caricatures of players shooting footballs out of their heads ... “I thought I was in better shape,” a 100-year-old record setter said ... Josh Donaldson's distinct hairstyle is catching on with Blue Jays fans ... Richard Sherman wrote an apology to Seahawks fans, and made sure to include a plug for a shirt on his website ... Did Terrell Owens seriously pitch himself to the Cowboys after Dez went down?
Wave Pool Surfing Contest?
Not every day you see a surfing contest held in a wave pool.
This is a VERY long trailer for The Walk.
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