It turns out lots of people named their kids after Baker Mayfield. 

By Dan Gartland
November 26, 2018

Get ready for a bunch more baby Bakers

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Baker Mayfield had maybe the best game of his short NFL career on Sunday, passing for four touchdowns in a Browns win over the Bengals. One of the first things he did after coming off the field was retweet a fan who said his wife had agreed to name their son after Mayfield if they got the precious retweet. A deal is a deal.

It turns out lots of people named their kids after Baker Mayfield, including at least one born before his Heisman-winning season. 

I can certainly understand Sooners fans naming their kids after Mayfield. He had a great college career and his Oklahoma legacy is already etched in stone. But if I was a Browns fan I’d be so traumatized by decades of quarterback disappointments that I’d probably wait more than nine games before rushing to name my kid after the latest guy on Cleveland’s long list of QBs. I guess if things go south you could always pretend to be a big fan of former NBA center Vin Baker. 

That’s not cool, man

That’s Cordarrelle Patterson getting a little too familiar with Jets defensive end Henry Anderson. 

Here’s how Patterson described it after the game:

“[Anderson] put his sh-- in my face, so I was trying to get his ass up off me,” Patterson said. “Simple as that.”

He added: “I’m a grown man. I don’t need nobody’s ass and dick and balls in my face.”

Patterson was sneaky enough not to get called for a penalty, which means were robbed off the opportunity for a sequel to the best call in NFL history. 

It sure sounds like Kevin Faulk was totally right here

Saturday’s LSU-Texas A&M game went to seven overtimes, and the insanity didn’t stop there. As the two sides mingled about on the field, LSU assistant Kevin Faulk was caught on camera throwing down with a man in an A&M polo. LSU offensive analyst Steve Kragthorpe, who has Parkinson’s disease, told The Daily Advertiser that the as-yet unidentifed man had punched him in the chest and caused his pacemaker to go temporarily haywire. The latest twist is that The Advocate has identified the the guy in the A&M shirt as Jimbo Fisher’s nephew.

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Two absolutely amazing celebrations from yesterday’s NFL action

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How low can @dalvincook go? 👀😂

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I can’t wait until they move to a 70,000-seat stadium

This should not have been touchdown

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@david_njoku crowd surfing into the end zone 😂

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Did you seriously try to dive into the end zone from the five-yard line?

Atlanta is a soccer town

This Jimmy Butler thing is working out alright so far

Joel Embiid is still the star, though

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@joelembiid off the glass to himself!

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Purdue only won six games, but it made them count

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Stefon Diggs actually wore these Super Nintendo cleats in the game

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🎮 Play no games. #Skol #GBvsMIN

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Pay special attention to who he hands the ball to

Math is hard sometimes

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A good song

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