Sports fans are a special breed. People who write letters to newspapers are also a special breed. When these two worlds collide, hilarity can often enuse. That was the case with a Letter to the Editor in Tuesday's SF Gate. A couple of 49ers fans were so upset about the crowd noise their team had to endure during Sunday's game in Seattle, they suggested the NFL institute a punishment.
Their solution: "The visiting team may stop the game when fan noise is greater than a specified decibel level, and should this rule be violated in more than three games, no home games will be played at the offending field for the rest of the season, including playoff games. Things would quiet down."
Yes, I'm sure the NFL is getting right on that. (Thanks to Brien A., of Olympia, Wash., and Derek Einhaus, of Port Orchard, Wash., for the tip.)
With Brandon Weeden sidelined by a thumb injury, Brian Hoyer will get the start for the Browns at quarterback this Sunday. This was very important news for one guy who likes to remember all the awful signal-callers Cleveland has used over the years.
Blues prospect Jordan Binnington will be rocking a Fresh Prince of Bel-Air-inspired goalie mask this season.
Fitness model Paige Hathaway gets today's LLOD honors.
One Philadelphia writer has answered a very important question about Rocky II: Just how far did Rocky run during his famous training montage?
Via Erin Andrews comes this story about a guy from Milwaukee who ordered all 43 McDonald's sandwiches (for $143) to make one sandwich he called the McEverything.
The cheesiest of the cheese is on display here. (Warning: Video contains strong language.)
This is drags a little at the end, but it's still important. We all know people who love the fall a little too much. This is for them. (Warning: Video contains strong language.)