Monday's A.M. Hot Clicks: Packers Edge Patriots and More NFL News
The Packers edged the Patriots 26-21 in what some billed as a possible Super Bowl preview. Tom Brady was kind enough to drop a few late-game f-bombs for the kids watching at home ... A flu-stricken Andy Dalton threw up 20 times before the Bengals 14-13 victory over the Bucs, a win aided largely by coach Marvin Lewis' illegal challenge ... The St. Louis Police Officers Association is demanding an apology from the Rams and the NFL after five St. Louis players took the field in a “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” display as a tribute to Ferguson victim Michael Brown ... Johnny Manziel completed 3-of-4 passes for 54 yards and rushed for a 10-yard touchdown in relief of Brian Hoyer ... J.J. Watt scored his third offensive touchdown of the season in Houston's 45-21 rout of Tennessee, cementing his position in this group of unusual touchdown scorers. Ryan Fitzpatrick's son then used the postgame press conference to show off his math skills ... The Chiefs honored teammate Eric Berry, who may have lymphoma, by wearing a t-shirt that read: “Be Bold Be Brave Be Berry." Tight end Travis Kelce, meanwhile, had a message of his own for the refs ... Drew Brees responded to reports the Saints will draft a QB this year by throwing five touchdowns in a 35-32 victory over the Steelers. In other Saints news, Rob Ryan may want to update his resume ... The Vikings hadn't blocked a punt for a touchdown since 1986. They did it twice on Sunday in a 31-13 victory over the Panthers ... San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh may be on the trading block with the Raiders and Jets leading the charge ... And for those who went to bed early, the Broncos pulled off a fake punt and Connor Barth kicked five field goals in a 29-16 victory over the Chiefs.
College Football Notes
Another great weekend of college football is in the books. If you haven't read Martin Rickman's Between the Hashes and Andy Staples' Punt, Pass and Pork, you should do so immediately after Hot Clicks. My three favorite college football items from the weekend are Minnesota's Marcus Jones dancing to House of Pain's Jump Around, Lee Corso and Joe Namath wearing matching fur coats on College GameDay and this amazing cheap shot by Florida's Gerald Willis on Jameis Winston.
Boxer-turned-actor Mickey Rourke, 62, returned to the ring for the first time since 1994 and knocked out 29-year-old Elliot Seymour in the second round. Unfortunately, it appears Seymour was paid to throw the fight.
Lovely Lady of the Day
Dick Vitale = Dance Machine
I tried 10 times to write a funny blurb for this 1977 video clip of Dick Vitale dancing on the court after his University of Detroit squad beat No. 1 Marquette and came up with nothing, so just watch the video because it's the best thing I saw all weekend.
Return of the Cowgirl
Jenn Sterger, the former famous FSU Cowgirl, returned to Tallahassee on Saturday for the Gators-Seminoles matchup. Many photos were taken and a good time was had by all.
Celtics Get Ready for Patriots-Packers
Think Hockey Players are Tough?
Very True Statement
The NFL in Space
From the SI Vault
On this day in 1997, Golden State guard Latrell Sprewell attacked coach P.J. Carlesimo twice during a practice and was later suspended for the rest of the season (68 games total). Sprewell would played for Golden State again; he was traded to the Knicks for John Starks, Chris Mills and Terry Cummings. The photo above is a close-up of Carlesimo's neck after the altercation with Sprewell. For more classic sports photos, visit the SI Vault on Twitter.
Odds & Ends
Kevin Garnett was hungry and Joakim Noah's hand was the closest thing to eat ... Gerald Green threw himself an alley-oop off the backboard after losing his dribble with nowhere to go ... Derek Jeter got three write-in votes to be New York Governor ... David Beckham and his son Brooklyn were in a car accident while traveling in Hertfordshire, England ... Brennan Clay, a former Oklahoma RB, claims DeMarco Murray had an affair with his wife ... Peter King has more on the Pats-Packers and a look around the league in today's MMQB ... The baby on the cover of Nirvana's Nevermind album is all grown up ... The 15-best teen sex comedies of all time ... Famous TV show casts before they were famous. This is tremendous.
Six-Pack of Highlights
The best plays from a busy Sunday in sports.
The Boss Speaks
Dwyane Wade's wife, Gabrielle Union, takes over her husband's postgame interview.
Bailey vs. CM Punk
The L.A. Kings mascot takes on the former WWE superstar.
Hello Old Friend
Two childhood friends (and World War II veterans), both 93, reunite for the first time in 71 years. (H/T Hypervocal)
This dog couldn't help himself and jumped into a live weather update.