Fat, shirtless Memphis fan steals show with megaphone air guitar

September 25, 2015 – 12:56 am by Hickey

“Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.” — Dean Wormer, Animal House

Fortunately fat, drunk and brilliant is a way to go through life!

One shirtless Memphis Tigers fan stole the show on Thursday night during the Tigers’ wacky 53-46 win over Cincinnati that gave the school its first 4-0 start to a season since 1961.

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Johnny Manziel headed back to the bench for Browns

September 23, 2015 – 2:59 pm by Ryan Phillips
    Johnny Manziel

Cleveland Browns quarterback Josh McCown was cleared from the NFL’s concussion protocol Wednesday and that means Johnny Manziel is headed back to the bench. McCown was back at practice on Wednesday and will start against Oakland this weekend, retaking the role he was given before the season.

Manziel made one start with McCown out, and he was adequate in leading Cleveland to a 28-14 win over the Tennessee Titans. Manziel completed 8 of 15 passes (53.3 percent) for 172 yards, with two touchdowns and no interceptions. He also rushed three times for just one yard and fumbled twice.

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Yankees legend Yogi Berra dies at age 90

September 23, 2015 – 2:03 am by Hickey

New York Yankee catcher Yogi Berra poses at spring training in Florida, in an undated file photo. (AP Photo)

One of the most iconic and quotable figures in baseball history was lost late Tuesday night.

Yogi Berra, three-time American League MVP, 18-time All-Star and 10-time World Series champion as a player, died at the age of 90.

Despite playing for the team that many people love to hate, Berra is one of the most lovable figures in baseball history thanks to his personality and the plethora of paradoxical sayings that have been attributed to him over the years.

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The bell is tolling for Payton and Brees in New Orleans

September 21, 2015 – 12:12 am by Hickey


They can put the headstone at the Superdome’s 35-yard line.

That’s where the Sean Payton/Drew Brees era of Saints football effectively came to its end early in Sunday’s slop-riddled 26-19 loss to the woeful Buccaneers — a team that allowed a perfect passer rating to Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota in his first game as an NFL player.

Knowing just how pathetic Lovie Smith’s Tampa defense happens to be, Payton elected to punt from the Bucs 35 when he faced a fourth-and-5 on New Orleans’ opening possession. The same Sean Payton who boldly attempted an onside kick to open the second half of a Super Bowl was now punting on a makeable fourth down against a defense that a week before, and over the course of the opening drive, demonstrated that it was one of the worst in recent human memory.

Whether it was a lack of faith in Brees, a lack of faith in his line, a lack of faith in his targets post-Jimmy Graham or a lack of faith that his defense could force a quick three-and-out against a rookie quarterback in a hostile environment, it was a disturbing lack of faith.

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Watch: Jered Weaver gets ejected for hitting Kyle Seager

September 17, 2015 – 2:15 am by Ryan Phillips
    Weaver Seager

Los Angeles Angels starter Jered Weaver has never been one to let a dispute roll off his back. That was the case again Wednesday night as he was tossed from a 3-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners for hitting Kyle Seager.

It all started in the bottom of fifth inning when Seager stepped into the box and took a ball down and in. Weaver took his time getting back to the mound, but when he was ready to pitch, Seager had his arm up to hold off the pitch, then asked for time just before Weaver was set to throw the ball. That clearly annoyed Weaver and the two had words.

Then Seager again put his arm up to the umpire in order to keep the ball from being thrown, then put it down and clearly mouthed “I’m f-ing ready…”

Weaver was clearly not amused and the next pitch was a fastball up and in that plunked Seager on the right shoulder. Home plate umpire Brian O’Nora immediately tossed Weaver and stood between the two.

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Indians accidentally shoot fireworks for Royals home run

September 16, 2015 – 1:19 am by Hickey


Amazingly, the one comedic scenario screenwriters failed to think of over the course of two “Major League” movies (THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS MAJOR LEAGUE 3) came to pass in Cleveland on Tuesday night.

Outfielder Alex Rios launched a deep home run at Progressive Field, prompting the usual fireworks display for such an event. There’s just one problem: Rios plays for the visiting Royals, not the Indians. Unsurprisingly, the handful of fans in attendance started razzing the fireworks guy pretty good:

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ESPN graphic helpfully points out that Jim Tomsula is the GOAT

September 15, 2015 – 1:00 am by Hickey


Someone grab 49ers coach Jim Tomsula’s windbreaker and send the thing to Canton, because this man is clearly Hall of Fame bound.

Thanks to the graphics wizardry at ESPN, at the end of San Francisco’s 20-3 season-opening win over Minnesota we learned that Tomsula is the most successful coach in the history of one of the league’s most storied franchises. The information is right there in front of your eyes.

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Novak Djokovic wins 10th major in amazing match with Federer

September 13, 2015 – 9:51 pm by Ryan Phillips
    Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic is officially one of the all-time greats in tennis history. On Sunday night he engaged in an incredible match with possibly the best player ever, Roger Federer, in a classic four-set final at the U.S. Open. In the end Djokovic outlasted his Swiss counterpart and won his third major tournament of the year.

While it only went four sets, the 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 scoreline makes the match seem like less of a contest than it was. Both men put everything on the line and were dropping bombs on each other in what was reminiscent of an old-school street fight at Arthur Ashe Stadium. It was beautiful tennis, two of the best ever going toe-to-toe. The younger Djokovic found enough holes to top Federer, who was desperately trying to win his 18th career major title.

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