Maybe Chicago could add Michael Jackson's moonwalk next.
The Bears pulled off the best Thanksgiving celebration
While most of us spent Thanksgiving glued to our couch in a haze of turkey and stuffing, the Bears brought their dancing shoes to Detroit in a 23–16 victory over the Lions. After an interception by Chicago defensive back Kyle Fuller sealed the win over the Bears' divisional rival, fellow DB Prince Amukamara brought out his best James Brown impression, and delivered a fitting homage to the Motor City in the Bears' third win in 12 days.
I love the sense of history by the Bears Defense—breaking out the Temptation Walk in Motown on Thanksgiving Day in Detroit. Awesome.— Tony Dungy (@TonyDungy) November 22, 2018
Too bad the Bears won't play in Detroit again this season, because I would have loved to see what other moves Fuller and his teammates brought out in celebration. Michael Jackson's moonwalk would be pretty difficult on turf, but a Mitchell Trubisky rocking a sparkling white glove would suffice. A James-Brown cape would certainly look good on Khalil Mack.
Good on the NFL for getting rid of its draconian celebration penalties. The more endzone dancing the better, especially after a game-winning interception.
Markelle Fultz Can't Escape His Shooting Woes
Markelle Fultz' mysterious shooting struggles from his rookie year haven't dissipated in 2018, with a combination of potential injuries and a case of the yips hamstringing the former No. 1 overall pick. And the Washington product couldn't even enjoy a quiet Thanksgiving without going viral.
Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper paid homage to Fultz' new "hot potato" free-throw motion after scoring a touchdown against Washington on Thursday, having more success shooting the football over the crossbar than Fultz does at the foul line. But Fultz doesn't seem to have any hard feelings, throwing a retweet to a video of Cooper's celebration.
Good-old-fashioned hate at the Egg Bowl
Ole Miss and Mississippi State pulled off their best impression of a fight with the in-laws on Thursday night, getting in a brawl in the end zone to end the third quarter. Looks like there's no love lost for these intrastate rivals.
The fight was so severe that every player on the two teams received an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. The visiting Bulldogs left with a dominant 35-3 victory, dominating in front of a slight crowd at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Miss.
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