Charlie Villanueva sent out a string of must-see tweets about his stolen toilet bowl.
1. Charlie Villanueva, who played for four teams over his 11-year NBA career, was the victim of a major crime yesterday at his Dallas home. Apparently, someone stole his toilet bowl. Yes, you read that right. A toilet bowl. The thief (or probably thieves, since it would be tough for one person to steal a toilet bowl), also stole some appliances, according to Villeanueva, but it was the loss of the toilet bowl that had him most perplexed, and rightfully so.
I’m still in shock of the things they stole 🤦🏽♂️🤦🏽♂️🤦🏽♂️🤦🏽♂️🤦🏽♂️ but the one that stand out the most is a toilet...... Bro a toilet, can’t get my mind off that. A toilet..... Wow 🚽🚽🚽🚽🚽— Charlie Villanueva (@CVBelieve) December 20, 2017
We don't know if the Dallas police will be successful in solving this crime, but we hope that Villeanueva's toilet bowl is found and returned in a timely manner. We'd also like to know why someone would steal a toilet? Is there a market for used toilets on eBay? Did they need the toilet themselves? Can you sell a toilet on the street and make quick cash? So many questions.
2. Every favorite winning their game in the NFL this past Sunday helped a couple of parlay players get a nice return on their investment.
3. I can't figure out if the NFL was being bold enough to have the audacity to just lift one of Barstool Sports' slogans or if the league was just flat-out clueless and ignorant about doing it and getting embroiled in a PR nightmare they won't win. But that's what happened yesterday when it was discovered that NFL Shop was selling shirts that play on Barstool's "Saturdays Are For The Boys" mantra.
4. Lane Kiffin signed a 10-year extension with Florida Atlantic yesterday, then he won a bowl game, 50-3, over Akron and closed out the night by admitting why he ran up the score by going for 2 when his team was up 35-3 in the third quarter.
Lane Kiffin said the 2-point conversion was prompted by an Akron athletics official talking trash yesterday. "His bad," Lane said.— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) December 20, 2017
5. Everyone knows the NFL is a dangerous sports, but after reading these tweets from Bears offensive lineman, Kyle Long, it really makes you cringe at what football players go through during their careers.
For people wondering about all my injuries; I’m gonna lay out a timeline for you and it will hopefully help paint a picture of what has transpired the last few years— Kyle Long (@Ky1eLong) December 20, 2017
First three years I played every game except for one or two. I switched positions to help team in third year (also wanted a challenge) learned a lot about OL switching positions— Kyle Long (@Ky1eLong) December 20, 2017
Fourth year, back to guard... healthy, dominant and improving on a daily basis. Tore my labrum in preseason. Opted to play the year and be there for my team - plan was to fix after season— Kyle Long (@Ky1eLong) December 20, 2017
Late in the fourth year I got rolled up in the pile and mangled my ankle. Surgery and rehab needed... no time for shoulder.— Kyle Long (@Ky1eLong) December 20, 2017
Now is time for me to fix myself. Wanted you guys to hear it from me. I’m very excited about what the future holds for this team, and I’m jacked up about being healthy again— Kyle Long (@Ky1eLong) December 20, 2017
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