Monday December 28th, 2015

Mustard Minute

This young Oregon fan got a big surprise from Santa in the form of two tickets to see the Ducks take on Texas Christian in this year‘s Alamo Bowl. While the boy was left speechless, his little sister had an odd guess about what made her brother so happy.


The End is Near

The playoff picture (at least in the NFC) became much more clear amid a very strange Week 16 that included an odd Al Jazeera HGH report, the Panthers' loss to the lowly Falcons and the Steelers' dud in Baltimore.   Here are the latest postseason seeds, standings and scenarios, along with the 2016 NFL Draft order that's almost set. Your best highlight from Week 16 came when Rams' punter Johnny Hekker cowered like a scared puppy after Seahawks' defenders Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett spooked him following Hekker's cheap shot on Avril.   Also, the Ravens brilliantly trolled fair-weather sports fan Snoop Dogg after shocking the Steelers, Clay Matthews punked Carson Palmer (who got the last laugh in a demolition of the Packers) and Jarvis Landry made the catch of the year in the Dolphins' loss to Indy.


IT'S COMING!!!!

It's officially College Football Playoff week! Andy Staples looks at the most important adjustments each playoff team should be making. Some are wondering if the CFP is out of place on New Year's Eve and here are five reasons Oklahoma will win the title.


Pricey Pup

Your head will explode when reading about the most expensive dog in the world, who just sold for more money than some people make in their lifetime.


Lovely Lady of the Day

Our Monday morning LLOD for the final week of December is none other than the beautiful Marissa Kimberlin. (Click here for full-sized gallery.)


NOOOO Thank You

Check out this insane video of a family driving through a California wildfire on Christmas night.


Pup Section No. 2

You'll adopt all the puppies in the world after seeing how this guy documented his dog's extremely satisfying life.


Well Said, Albert

St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Joe Strauss passed away on Sunday morning after a year-long battle with cancer. The 54-year-old was beloved in the city and industry and former Cardinals' slugger Albert Pujols was one of hundreds to pay tribute to him:

 
Joe Strauss was one of the first people to ever write that I had ‘talent’. And for a 20 year old kid, drafted in the... Posted by Albert Pujols on Sunday, December 27, 2015

So Cool


Clinton or Stafford?


Do They Have Football?


Odds and Ends

Cute little girl has the best and most adorable reactions to Star Wars ... Mom finds forgotten 30-year-old Star Wars gift in random drawer ... This boy's "hidden neck" trick will make your soul cringe ... This delivery guy is NOT a fan of Christmas ... Ten lessons from 2015 fantasy football season ... Ranking the best and worst college football Twitter accounts of 2015 ... Power ranking the best guest stars on Arrested Development ... Poor nine-year-old opens PS4 box on Christmas, finds block of wood ... 38-year-old Vince Carter is still throwing down vicious dunks ... Johnny Football wasn't thrilled after losing to the Chiefs.


Meadowlark and Burger King

In honor of former Globetrotters prankster Meadowlark Lemon, who passed away on Sunday at 83 years old, enjoy his awesome 1977 Burger King commercial.


Never Forget

Monday marks the seventh anniversary of the Detroit Lions' completion of the first and only 0-16 season in NFL history...sorry Lions' fans.


Undisputed Champ

This news anchor did the best Hotline Bling yet.

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