Don’t dare question his athleticism

I’m sure everyone reading this is familiar with the 2015 teen movie The DUFF, but I’ll run through the plot really quickly just in case. Robbie Amell plays the star quarterback who enlists an unpopular girl (Mae Whitman) to help him pass a class so he can get a college football scholarship and they end up falling in love. 

The star quarterback angle is a little unbelievable, though, when Amell throws a football like this.


Even Tim Tebow thinks those mechanics are hideous. 

After a clip of his throwing motion went viral, the 31-year-old Canadian rushed to defend his honor. He explained that he had to short-arm his throws because the cameras were too close. 

That’s a perfectly reasonable explanation. That little peek behind the curtain should have been enough to put the issue to bed, but Amell really wanted everyone to know he can hurl the pigskin with the best of them. 

Amell was supposed to be enjoying a nice night with his wife, actress Italia Ricci, but the Twitter discourse derailed their evening. 

Sure enough, Amell dragged Ricci (who is extremely pregnant) out into the street to film him chucking a football down their block. 

Good job. That’s a nice little three-step drop. The Toronto native still thinks he’ll be better off doing a hockey movie, though. 

Andre Drummond’s diet sounds manageable

Pistons center Andre Drummond is drinking beer every day, but it’s for a good reason. 

Drummond’s new diet is mainly just fish and vegetables, so he needs to make sure he’s getting enough calories. That’s why he’s drinking one beer (Corona or Miller Lite) each day. 

“If you do it the right way, it’s actually not bad for you and that’s why I’m doing it,” Drummond told the Detroit Free Press

But Miller Lite is the beer that advertises how it only has 96 calories. He could eat a half an avocado and get the same amount of calories. The beer sounds better, though. 

That’s not meant for you, J.J.

Wisconsin native J.J. Watt had long dreamed of participating in the Lambeau Field tradition of riding children’s bikes to practice. He picked the wrong bike, though. 

“The bike that I was using was not equipped for a 290-pound man, and the seat broke off,” Watt said after practice. “We have purchased a new bike for the boy. So, I apologize for that.”

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