NFL Heating Up
The NFL season is fast approaching, and things are starting to heat up. The Houston Texans gave folks another great reason to watch HBO's Hard Knocks this year by getting into numerous fights with the Redskins during their joint practice on Saturday. And then Washington's Twitter account won Saturday with this beauty:
During a play that led to one of the brawls, new Houston defensive tackle Vince Wilfork unleashed a serious dose of man strength on Washington center Josh LeRibeus, as the former Patriots player effortlessly throws LeRibeus into rookie running back Matt Jones. Chiefs playmaker De'Anthony Thomas might be 150 pounds lighter and carry a decade less of experience than Wilfork but he can still embarrass overmatched opponents, as was the case on Friday when he destroyed the ankles of second-year cornerback Phillip Gaines. Meanwhile in Canton, the Pro Football Hall of Fame welcomes eight new members this weekend, including former Packers GM Ron Wolf, who hilariously congratulated a laughing Roger Goodell on "That Brady Thing" during the formal HOF dinner this week. And here's an awesome argument for six candidates, including Kurt Warner and Terrell Owens for induction in 2016.
Continuing on the NFL train: Braylon Beam, a six-year-old battling cancer since February, launched a #JustKeepDancing movement while receiving treatment and has made national headlines over the last few months with an appearance on Ellen (while wearing a Cam Newton jersey), one-day contract with the Carolina Panthers and now for participating in the team's Fan Fest practice on Friday night at Bank of America Stadium. The happy-go-lucky Beam served as honorary coach and held a legit dance-off in the middle of the field as 55,000 fans cheered him, Kelvin Benjamin and others on.
Out of 200 dancers trying out for the Miami Heat dance team, Keyth Wilson was the only guy and he absolutely crushed it. Wilson also tried out in 2012-13 but did not make the squad.
Lovely Lady of the Day
This Weekend's LLOD is the incandescent Jessica Sulecki
A man from Metairie, Louisiana was arrested for sexual battery on Friday morning and he just might have the most insane sports-related tattoo of all-time.
NBA Rookie Photo Day
The NBA's rookie class of D'Angelo Russell, Frank Kaminsky and others are just tearing up the rookie photo shoot on Saturday, with Kaminsky even donning a Snapchat beach towel because, well, he's Frank Kaminsky.
UFC 1, Mayweather 0
UFC responded gloriously to Floyd Mayweather's shot at Ronda Rousey last week:
#SheDontNeed12Rounds @RondaRousey pic.twitter.com/UKBmEAQXBJ — UFC (@ufc) August 7, 2015
R.I.P. Sean Price
Rapper and music producer Sean Price passed away in his sleep early on Saturday morning. He is survived by his wife, three children a ton of friends and colleagues, including record producer Statik Selektah, who posted this photo and message to Instagram:
I'm at a complete loss of words right now. This was my man on a whole another level. Sean was a different Breed of person and MC on top of that. I will speak a lot more but I just can't today. Love to Bernadette & Shaun P his daughter. Was hoping this was a cruel joke. Rest in peace Sean Price. Heartbroken on another level. A photo posted by Statik Selektah (@statikselekt) on
May your day be of human kindness. And don't take it as a negative if a couple squirrels try to dry hump your ankles. — bob saget (@bobsaget) August 8, 2015
Tonight is National Wildlife Turkey Federation Shirt off You Back Night! I-Cubs to wear these, followed by auction! pic.twitter.com/nO20R6VPKi— Iowa Cubs (@IowaCubs) August 8, 2015
Odds and Ends
Training Day is being made into a TV series ... Auburn's speedy ball boy broke his nose running into a lineman at practice ... Tigers teammates James McCann and Jose Iglesias went after each other during the team's loss to Boston on Friday night ... Stephen A. Smith obliterated Jay Cutler in an epic rant on First Take ... 50 Cent is renting out this 21-bedroom mansion for $72k per month ... How cool is this: You can rent out the USC locker room for private parties ... You must check out every new college football uniform and helmet for 2015 ... The Daily Show finale was not only perfect but it raised $2.2 million for a great cause ... Miley Cyrus' new VMA promos are ... um ... unique ... TV cord-cutting is getting ugly in the United States.
This is fantastic.
You should have never put that fin on the dog. You were just asking to be destroyed.
Ohio State Linebackers Joe Burger and Craig Fada nailed this parody of MTV Cribs:
Boom Bye Yeah
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