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Russell Wilson suffers ankle injury; plans to play Sunday

By Kevin Patra



Miracle man Russell Wilson spun another come-from-behind victory out of would-be disaster, tossing a game-winning touchdown over the Miami Dolphins in the final minute. The 12-10 win was like many we've seen from Seattle in Wilson's tenure, but this one had a twist.

The twist was literal. The quarterback had his foot accidentally stepped on by Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. Wilson's mobility was clearly hindered by the injury, showing none of his natural escapability or pocket movement.

The quarterback shrugged off the injury after the game saying: "I'll be all right. I'll be ready to roll (next week)."

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, however, that the sprained ankle is significant enough to put his availability in Week 2 versus the L.A. Rams into question.

Coach Pete Carroll confirmed to KIRO-AM that Wilson is dealing with a sprained ankle, but told the station "he'll make it through." Speaking to reporters Monday, Carroll said Wilson would practice Wednesday and that he's planning to play Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams.

"He's not in the (walking) boot," Carroll said. "He's walking around ... He's planning on playing."

Whether Wilson can play or not, expect the Seahawks to add a veteran, with undrafted rookie Trevone Boykin as the only other QB on the roster.

The Seahawks initially thought they'd be without Wilson the rest of the way on Sunday.

"We were ready to go with Boykin, but Russell jumped back out," Carroll said after the game, via the Seattle Times.

Teammates weren't surprised Wilson gutted out the game.

"He's a tough dude," receiver Doug Baldwin said. "It's not just his mental fortitude, but also his physical prowess and what he brings to the table in every facet. I told him, 'You need to suck it up,' and he said ... well, I can't repeat what he said. But he let me know it wasn't going to affect his play. Obviously, he showed that."

Added running back Thomas Rawls: "I was never really worried about it. Russell's a fighter, and he's going to fight to the end. He's going to finish. He wants that feeling. He wants that pressure."

We have a hard time betting against Wilson forcing his way onto the field next week. It's difficult to keep one of the most competitive people on the planet from competing if he's still breathing.

Facing a dominant Rams defensive front, however, might cause the Seahawks coaching staff to consider strapping their franchise quarterback to the bench. They might need to borrow some U-Haul straps to keep Wilson there.



Hard Work Pays Off!


See you in LA.



Cliff Avril  Sack, no Safety! no problem, Seahawks Win!



 Michael Bennett @mosesbread72  Sack, Ryan Tannehill, BOOM Dance! 





 FieldGoal     SEAHAWKS!



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 "Only the Dead no the End to War."






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FieldGoal     SEAHAWKS! 


 Steven Hauschka for 3 Seahawks on the board! @StevenHauschka 


 The Film Room: Seahawks run tackle-end stunt with Cassius Marsh & Frank Clark vs Dolphins




"That's how you FINISH! Awesome game! #Seahawks"



 Miami Dolphins MIA 10 - 12 SEA Seattle Seahawks



 Seahawks players link arms during national anthem instead of kneeling

The Seattle Seahawks linked arms during the national anthem as a way of both honoring the flag and continuing the conversation that was started by Colin Kaepernick’s protest in preseason.

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Seahawks linking arms.


"When not all #Seahawks wanted to kneel, WR Doug Baldwin decided if 46 active players aren't together, they're not doing it. So they'll stand."


Ian Rapoport


Kaepernick sat during the first three preseason games and kneeled on the ground in the fourth as a way to protest racial injustices in the United States. He was joined in the protest by teammate Eric Reid in the preseason finale and by Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane, who sat on the bench during the national anthem in a different preseason game.

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 While there were initial reports that the entire Seahawks team would take a knee during the national anthem, Seattle wide receiver Doug Baldwin announced and explained the decision to instead link arms with a video on Twitter.


Martin Luther King Jr. once famously said “Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

"We are a team comprised of individuals with diverse backgrounds, and as a team we have decided to stand and interlock arms in unity," Baldwin said in the video. "We honor those who have fought for the freedom we cherish, and we stand to ensure the riches of freedom and the security of justice for all people. Progress can and will be made only if we stand together."

Earlier in the week, Baldwin suggested that an expansion of Kaepernick’s protest could be on the way, telling the Seattle Times that the "locker room discussed" a possible protest and he wanted to "get all of [his] ducks in a row" before officially deciding to join Lane.

The locker room discussion initially led to a decision to collectively kneel during the national anthem, but players "close with the military" objected to the idea and linking arms became the new plan, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

"My grandfather being in the military, it hit home for me as well, and specifically it’s the veterans," Baldwin told the Seattle Times of Kaepernick’s protest. "That’s more heartening to me than anything is the veterans that have reached out and said that’s what they fought for, that’s what they sacrificed their lives for, is to give people back home under the flag, under this country, the opportunity to stand up or sit for what they believe in."

When Lane sat during the preseason, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said he had no problem with his players taking a stand.

"He’s pretty clear on what he did and what he was trying to express and I think it is very simple and so we’ll leave that up to him," Carroll said. "But he understands the responsibility of it, I think, and shouldering it."

Earlier in the day, the Kansas City Chiefs locked arms before their game against the San Diego Chargers in an act they called "a sign of solidarity." Cornerback Marcus Peters, who had previously spoken out in support of Kaepernick, also raised his fist.



Arian Foster, Three Dolphins Teammates Kneel During National Anthem

Miami Dolphins players Arian Foster, Jelani Jenkins, Kenny Stills, and Michael Thomas all kneeled during the national anthem before today’s game against the Seattle Seahawks.

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Kenny Stills dropped a perfectly thrown touchdown bomb, and suffered an existential crisis in slo-mo

By Molly Podlesny

The Miami Dolphins in a nutshell.

Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill attempted a long pass to wide receiver Kenny Stills during the team’s game against the Seahawks on Sunday.

It didn’t go well. At all.

Bobby McCain felt that one from the bench. We felt it watching at home.
France felt it from across the Atlantic Ocean.



NFL France

 NFL France @FirstDownFR

 Pauvre Tannehill




Final Win 12-10










 1:28 left Russell Wilson to Tyler Lockett, 11 Yard Line!



 2 min. left, Russell Wilson Slide's "Safe" across the 30 yard line!



4th Down, Russell Wilson to Doug Baldwin 1st Down


















 New England Patriots NE 23 - 21 ARI Arizona Cardinals


Patriots Martellus Bennett And Devin McCourty Raise Fists After National Anthem

No player knelt during the national anthem before tonight’s Patriots-Cardinals game, but New England tight end Martellus Bennett and defensive back Devin McCourty raised their fists afterward.


Jimmy Garoppolo is auditioning for Tom Brady's job by throwing it to himself




New York Giants NYG 20 - 19 DAL Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys needed Terrance Williams to get out of bounds to beat the Giants. He didn’t.


Dez Bryant saw that and was pointing towards the sideline. At least Dak is looking great for the Cowboys.






 Oakland Raiders OAK 35 - 34 NO New Orleans Saints


 The final minute of Saints-Raiders had a touchdown, 61-yard field goal attempt and the gutsiest call of the week

The thinking behind going for it was clear: The Raiders hadn’t been able to stop New Orleans all game, and vice versa. If the game went to overtime chances were New Orleans would score — so the Raiders wanted to take the risk and put it on themselves. It worked.

Think that’s where the story ends? Oh no. After the two-point conversion a flag was thrown. Michael Crabtree, who just caught the critical two-point conversion pass, was flagged for a taunting penalty at the worst possible time.





Minnesota Vikings MIN 25 - 16 TEN Tennessee Titans


The Vikings screamed tribute to Harambe before running onto the field  RIP.


The Minnesota Vikings performed an unusual but nonetheless important tribute in the tunnel before their opener against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.

In case you didn’t catch that, they yelled "spoons out for Harambe," then mimed eating.

Harambe is the name of a gorilla shot and killed at the Cincinnati Zoo in May of this year after he dragged a child around his enclosure. The incident sparked outrage all over the internet, and clearly the Vikings players have been affected as well.

Perhaps they were having a bite for a fallen hero who didn’t get to have his last meal.

Or, perhaps this was a play on a popular mantra the youths have taken up since the legend passed on earlier this year.

RIP sweet prince. I hope there’s Sunday football wherever you are.


DeMarco Murray lept clear over a guy like he was Superman to score a touchdown

By Jacob Price

DeMarco Murray had a long season last year in Philadelphia, but he looks like a completely new man for the Tennessee Titans.

A solid first half for Murray and the Titans offense was capped off by this leaping touchdown to extend their lead to 10-0. After carrying the ball a whole lot for the Dallas Cowboys two years ago, some have said Murray doesn't have a lot of life left in those knees, but you wouldn't know it watching him literally jump over another professional football-playing human being.





Green Bay Packers GB 27 - 23 JAX Jacksonville Jaguars


Allen Robinson Is A Magician

The Jags lost, but it wasn’t for lack of effort. Allen Robinson took a ball-separating hit from Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, but made a clean recovery.


 Aaron Rodgers Gives Everyone Yet Another Play To Gush About





 Cleveland Browns CLE 10 - 29 PHI Philadelphia Eagles


 Eagles RB Ryan Mathews dove directly into a teammate's loving arms

The Officials Are Off To A Good Start This Season

These guys must be tired from officiating.


RGIII Debuts New Gameday Look For Fashion Week

This is what Washington missed out on by going with Kirk Cousins.







"Our thoughts are with pitcher . He exits the game here in the 2nd after being struck by a ball off the bat."




"Matt Shoemaker update: Initial readings of CT scan indicate small skull fracture & small hematoma. He will see a neurologist today."

"Matt is speaking, interacting & doing well considering the trauma. Will spend night in hospital for continued observation."


Matt Shoemaker Takes A 105 MPH Line-Drive To The Head

In the second inning of Sunday’s game against Seattle, L.A.’s Matt Shoemaker was struck in the head by a 105 mph line-drive off the bat of Kyle Seager.



Surrounded by trainers from both teams, Shoemaker was able to walk himself off the field with a towel pressed to his head to stem the bleeding. Early reports from the hospital indicate a small skull fracture and a small hematoma.

Six relievers combined to finish out the 4-2 victory for the Angels.







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Sep 01, 2016

 Why Marshawn Lynch Owned the Summer, Beast Mode in retirement mode

Welcome to OAKLAND!!!! 811 Broadway Oakland Ca

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Carroll, though, didn't make it through. He already checked out the Beast Mode store this past June.

"Of course, I’ve already been there," he said. "So I didn’t have to go back again."

"Checking out the Beastmode store in Oakland!!"



"Raided the beastmode store just now downtown Oakland!" @beastmodestore @MoneyLynch


"Pulled up on @beastmodestore out here in the town!"



The 2016 NFL season may end up going down as one of the darkest years for running backs. Not only is the league continuing to lean more on quarterbacks – not just ones who are breaking passing records like Drew Brees, but also the Cam Newton and Russell Wilson's of the world who aren't afraid to get yards on the ground – many offenses don't even feature a single running back anymore because of how dangerous the position is and now transcendent athletes are suddenly tough to come by at that position. Only seven players rushed for 1,000 yards last season; That number was down from 13 in 2014 and 23 such players in 2006.

 Because of that, Marshawn Lynch may end up going down as perhaps the second-to-last (after Adrian Peterson) reminder of an era that has made a quieter fade into obscurity than the last seven seasons of Grey's Anatomy. But Lynch isn’t just one of the best football players of his era: Since retiring in February, we've been reminded that Lynch is also an amazing fucking human being to watch live life.

Lynch could be seen wearing pads again on the practice field with the Cal football program down in Australia as they prepared for their 51-31 win over Hawaii last Friday. Before the game, another one of his "actions" (the ones with which he’s known for being “just about,” boss) went viral after Lynch signed a fan's Patriots t-shirt with, "Seahawks! Beast Mode U Bitch!"

That's just the most recent news about the former Seattle running back to make headlines following his retirement in February.

In June, his interview with 60 Minutes Sports was fairly hailed as one of "the greatest videos" many of us have ever seen as he detailed how he made a career out of running through people’s faces. That same month, Lynch test drove some cars with Digital Trends and talked about Tesla, "frunks," and says he doesn't have any dance moves, he "just lets it flow." Here here is on July 9, "making men out of boys" by giving a kid the dream of being knocked over by Beast Mode himself at his Fam 1st Family Foundation youth camp: 

For 10 years, Marshawn and cousin-slash-NFL quarterback Josh Johnson have run Fam 1st Family with the intention to "improve the lives of children" and it's not just a flag for them to fly as a tax write-off or to look good to the public (as we know as good as fact by now, Marshawn doesn't give a shit what anyone thinks about him), but it's an organization with a cause that means everything to him.

And that's when you begin to transition into remembering that there is a soft side to the Beast, if you even knew it at all. Because as terrifying as Lynch was on the field, and as polarizing as he was to fans who viewed him in media snippets refusing to say more than a few words (often just repeating the same ones like "Grateful"), perhaps nothing other than football has been more important to him throughout his career than charity. Now that football is over, it seems that charity and giving could take over.

In April, he spent the early part of his retirement helping build homes in Haiti with Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril. Another former teammate, Ricardo Lockette – who was forced into retirement this offseason – recently wrote about the time Lynch spent the whole night in the hospital with him after Lockette's career-ending neck injury last season. "A lot of people don't know the real Marshawn. They don't understand what kind of a man he is, and how much he does for his people in Oakland. My goal in life is to have ten percent of the effect that Marshawn has on people’s lives."

He's also determined to not become another statistic involving rich athletes quickly going broke after hanging up the cleats (a literal reference for Marshawn), with rapper cousin Mister F.A.B. telling The Breakfast Club that Marshawn hasn't spent any of his NFL money, instead living off of endorsement deals only and being a "cheap ass..." Seattle's All-Pro punt returner Tyler Lockett said that Marshawn even helped him with his 401k.

In fact, websites have even cited Lynch’s historic soundbites as great business advice such as "I know I'm going to get got, but I'm going to get mine more than I get got though"; "Just about that action, boss"; "If you just run through somebody's face, a lot of people aren’t going to be able to take that over and over and over and over and over….and over and over." (Lest we forget Lynch's best business advice of all: Avoid costly fines.)

Another one of Marshawn’s favorite activities over the last few years has included acting and comedy, such as his appearances on Conan and making not one, but two cameos on the also-since-retired FX show The League; co-created by Seahawks superfans Jeff and Jackie Schaffer, Lynch was considered a priority get for the couple running a show about friends in a fantasy football league. But despite a prank Lynch pulled during his first time appearing on the show when he pretended that he would miss the shoot and force production to be delayed and cost them thousands of dollars (he was in fact on time), the Schaffers say he couldn’t have been nicer or more generous with his time while on set.

"He could not give one single, solitary fuck about what you think of him, but he gives so many wonderful fucks to the things he cares about," says Jeff. "With Oakland, Fam 1st, friends, teammates, and I know there's all this stuff about him being frugal, but the thing he’s not frugal with is his time." The Schaffers note how he'd spend all day with crew, anyone who wanted photos, and even people who were walking over in droves from other shows and stages, just to take pictures with him. Jackie has also always been impressed with how Lynch treats women, which unfortunately has not been the case for many NFL stars who make the news. "I think he has a very good relationship with his mom," says Jackie, "and I've worked with him a bunch of times and he’s always been very kind to all the women on set. Very sweet."

"It's been our experience that he's a very good guy."

Away from the fanfare of viral videos like riding a camel in Egypt, he's spent a good portion of his summer working on a campaign to turn a SF Muni bus into a "hyphy ride to transport our kids to workshops," that will operate in the Bay Area to make sure youth are able to get education that they may otherwise not get. It may be the one area where Lynch could begin to attract more attention to himself from the media, if it helps kids get opportunities he didn’t have while he was growing up in Oakland.

The 2017 NFL Draft is expected to have one of the best running back classes of this century and the likes of Leonard Fournette, Nick Chubb, Christian McCaffrey, Dalvin Cook, Royce Freeman, and others will usher in a new era of the ground game that officially puts the final touches on the previous one that was headlined by a special few, including Lynch. And while it's sad to think that his days as a football player are over, it’s more exciting to be left wondering, "What’s next?"


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"Momma Coyle hanging with @MoneyLynch at The Beastmode store today in downtown Oakland, CA!!"


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"It's only right to rep my brother down Oakland!"




"Is Marshawn Lynch bringing his Beast Mode store to Seattle? It could happen.?" Read; 




 Chicago White Sox CWS 11 - 4 MIN Minnesota Twins


Let's watch this home-plate ump make a smooth-as-silk catch on a foul ball


A catcher is called a catcher because he, you know, catches. But during the White Sox 11-4 win over the Twins on Friday, home-plate umpire Dana DeMuth thought he'd take the opportunity to audition for Kurt Suzuki's job:

Sure, he's not diving into the stands or balancing on a ledge to make the grab, but he knows he's cool anyway. Just click play on the video at the top of the post to see his reaction. Alternately, you could just look up "super-chill" in the dictionary. We're pretty sure DeMuth's picture will be right there. 




Hermine's Landfall and Movement

This animation of NOAA's GOES-East satellite imagery from Aug. 31 to Sept. 2 shows the movement and landfall of Hurricane Hermine in Florida's Big Bend. TRT: 00:37 Credit: NASA/NOAA GOES Project





NASA’s SDO Takes a Spin

Engineers instructed NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, to roll 360 degrees on one axis. SDO dutifully performed the seven-hour maneuver, while producing some dizzying data: For this period of time, SDO images – taken every 12 seconds – appeared to show the sun spinning, as if stuck on a pinwheel. This video was taken by SDO’s Atmospheric Imaging Assembly instrument in extreme ultraviolet wavelengths that are typically invisible to our eyes, but was colorized here in gold for easy viewing.

animation of SDO imagery showing 360-degree maneuver

 Credits: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/SDO/Joy Ng

This maneuver happens twice a year to help SDO’s Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager, or HMI, instrument take precise measurements of the solar limb, the outer edge of the sun as seen by SDO. Were the sun perfectly spherical, this would be a much simpler task. But the solar surface is dynamic, leading to occasional distortions. This makes it hard for HMI to find the sun’s edge when it’s perfectly still. HMI’s biannual roll lets each part of the camera look at the entire perimeter of the sun, helping it map the sun’s shape much more precisely.

HMI tracks variations in the solar limb over time to help us understand how the shape of the sun changes with respect to the solar cycle, the sun’s 11-year pattern of solar activity. The more we know about what drives this activity – activity that can include giant eruptions of solar material and radiation that can create hazards for satellites and astronauts – the better we may someday predict its onset.




Seattle Seahawks SEA 23 - 21 OAK Oakland Raiders



#SEAvsOAK Russell Wilson to Luke Willson, @LWillson_82



 Troymaine Pope TD Seahawks #SEAvsOAK



INTERCEPTION!! Ryan Robinson returns it 42 yards! TD Seahawks!!



  MONEY!  🏈



Pete Carroll on Thomas Rawls' return: "It's an incredible comeback. He's worked so hard to make this happen. He's ready to rock and roll.  🚂


Paul Richardson

Paul Richardson "Nice win to close out the preseason! "


Brock Coyle

Brock Coyle@BrockCoyle56

"Great finish to the preseason! Proud of our team and all the rookies who finished the game tonight! Thanking God for my health. 🙏🏻"


 Kelcie McCray

Kelcie McCray@BigPlayCray33

"Great team win tonight.."



 "Make your own mind up."

 Pete Carroll on Lane sitting during anthem: "It's a totally individual decision..I'm proud of the progress we're making in the conversation."

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Seahawk Jeremy Lane explains sitting during National Anthem,  Tacoma News Tribune 





 Brothers Kam Chancellor & Keenan Lambert Play Together At Safety

OAKLAND – Growing up in Norfolk, Virginia, Kam Chancellor and his younger brother, Kennan Lambert, shared a passion for football, but thanks to their four-year age difference, they never shared the same football field. Lambert looked up to Chancellor and went to his games, and Chancellor went to Lambert’s when he could as a supportive older brother, but being teammates was never really an option.

That has changed now that Lambert is out of college and trying to make his way in the NFL, and on Thursday night, Lambert and Chancellor finally got to play in a game together when Lambert replaced Earl Thomas at free safety when Seattle’s defense took the field for Oakland’s second offensive series. Seattle’s starters played the opening series, then their nights were over with the exception of Chancellor, who had asked Seahawks coach Pete Carroll early in the week if he might be able to play with Lambert. Prior to the game, Carroll informed Chancellor that he would make that moment happen.

“I don’t know if that’s ever happened in the NFL, brothers at the same position on the same team,” Chancellor said. “It’s very special. Us growing up, I was always years ahead of him, but to be at the same level, playing on the same field, doing the same thing that we both love, that’s a big thing.”

Lambert played a lot the rest of the game after replacing Thomas, while Chancellor was only in the game for two series, but those five plays Chancellor and Lambert shared were five plays that both brothers will remember forever.

“That was the greatest moment ever,” Lambert said. “I’ve been waiting on it my entire life just to be able to play beside him. The confidence he instilled in me coming out there with him… I thought I’d be rattled a little bit, but he just calmed me down, kept me level-headed and ready to go play ball.

“I found out probably right after the kickoff. They told me ET was going three plays, then get ready, they were going to let me have that dream come true to play with my brother. I don’t know how long it was going to last, but I was happy to at least get one play."

For Lambert, this is his second preseason with the Seahawks since going undrafted out of Norfolk State in 2015, though he and Chancellor did not have a chance to share a field in a game last year because of Chancellor’s holdout. Lambert eventually ended up in Oakland, where he played five games and also spent time on the practice squad, then returned to Seattle during camp this year a better player. Lambert feels like he is better in his second stint with Seattle in part because he has a year of experience under his belt, but also he is more focused on special teams play, which can be a big factor in decisions like the ones the Seahawks and 31 other teams have to make Saturday when reducing their rosters to 53 players.

“I’ve got to take advantage of special teams,” Lambert said. “Special teams was something I really didn’t value much last year, because I was so worried about trying to get a spot on defense, but then I learned you can make the team on special teams… That’s been my goal, just to own special teams.”

Lambert indeed took advantage of special teams Thursday in addition to a strong performance on defense. Lambert not only tied for the team lead in tackles on defense with seven, he also led the Seahawks with five tackles on special teams, four of which were solo tackles.  

“He was all over the field, some big hits, just a lot of good plays,” Chancellor said. “He could have had an interception on one play. He just went out there real poised and confident. This was the last preseason game, his last interview pretty much, and he laid it all on the line.”

For the first time in his life, Chancellor was saying that about Lambert not as a proud big brother who had just watched his younger brother play a game, but as a big brother who had just shared a field with his little brother.

“That was something we wanted to make happen,” Carroll said. “It was very special for those guys to do that.”




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Gene Wilder 1933 - 2016  #RIPGeneWilder

(CNN)Gene Wilder, who died Monday at 83 after a long illness, was the kind of movie star who could have only come into being during the 1970s, when movies themselves were in flux.

For American film, especially, it was a decade of creative upheaval and ferment; when leading men weren't just in the traditional good-looking guy mode, such as Burt Reynolds and Clint Eastwood, but also regular-looking guys with strong-if-quirky
personalities, such as Jack Nicholson, Dustin Hoffman and a bespectacled polymath named Woody Allen.
Wilder's leading man capital was every bit as strong as these performers' -- and his range was, likely, even broader.
He could be nerdy and needy, as he was in his first two notable screen roles, the diffident newlywed undertaker in 1967's "Bonnie and Clyde" and the explosively neurotic accountant in 1968's "The Producers."
He could be winsome and enigmatic, as he was in the 1971 version of "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" (one of those box-office flops that later became a cult classic). He could be implacably cool (the fast-drawing Waco Kid in 1974's "Blazing Saddles") or unaccountably weird (the doctor in love with a sheep in 1972's "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask").
As wildly diverse as these roles were, something about Wilder's measured, impeccably timed approach to eccentricity began to grow on his audiences, which now seemed ready to accept him as something more than just a versatile character actor.
Both he and his mentor Mel Brooks, who directed both "The Producers" and "Blazing Saddles," were ready to see how much love Wilder could draw as a romantic lead.
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Hence, 1974's "Young Frankenstein," on which Brooks and Wilder collaborated as screenwriters and which which starred Wilder as the mercurial, yet oddly endearing descendant of Mary Shelley's quintessential mad scientist. Pauline Kael's glowing review of the movie began by praising Wilder as "a magnetic blur ... an actor who can play serious roles and well as comic ones...a superb technician.. ..[and] ... an inspired original."
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In short, the movie announced Wilder's arrival as someone who could do just about anything. And from that time forward, that's what he did, expanding his portfolio in antic parodies with 1975's "The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother" and 1977's "The World's Greatest Lover" (both of which he wrote and directed). He also became, somewhat improbably, a romantic leading man in such comedies as 1976's "Silver Streak." That Hitchcockian railroad caper set in motion an artistically electric and financially lucrative partnership with the late comedic genius Richard Pryor that included 1980's smash hit, "Stir Crazy."
Through these and many more films, Wilder kept audiences on the edge of their seats anticipating some level of zany explosion. Yet with Wilder, as sensitive in assembling words as he was adroit in delivering them, you were always aware of a grounded human being behind the masks, releasing his characters' anxieties and desires with the light-fingered dexterity of a safe cracker -- or, perhaps more appropriately, a bomb-squad veteran.
It was this care and solicitude that always made him welcome on our screens. We'll miss him for that as much as we'll miss the sweet release of his biggest tantrums and the warm indulgence of his infectious grin.





 NASA Directly Observes Fundamental Process of Nature for 1st Time

Like sending sensors up into a hurricane, NASA has flown four spacecraft through an invisible maelstrom in space, called magnetic reconnection. Magnetic reconnection is one of the prime drivers of space radiation and so it is a key factor in the quest to learn more about our space environment and protect our spacecraft and astronauts as we explore farther and farther from our home planet.

Space is a better vacuum than any we can create on Earth, but it does contain some particles — and it's bustling with activity. It overflows with energy and a complex system of magnetic fields. Sometimes, when two sets of magnetic fields connect, an explosive reaction occurs: As the magnetic fields re-align and snap into a new formation they send particles zooming off in jets.

The effects of this sudden release of particles and energy — such as giant eruptions on the sun, the aurora, radiation storms in near-Earth space, high energy cosmic particles that come from other galaxies — have been observed throughout the solar system and beyond. But we have never been able to witness the phenomenon of magnetic reconnection directly. Satellites have observed tantalizing glances of particles speeding by, but not the impetus — like seeing the debris flung out from a tornado, but never seeing the storm itself.

"We developed a mission, the Magnetospheric Multiscale mission, that for the first time would have the precision needed to gather observations in the heart of magnetic reconnection," said Jim Burch, the principal investigator for MMS at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas, and the first author of the Science paper. "We received results faster than we could have expected. By seeing magnetic reconnection in action, we have observed one of the fundamental forces of nature."


 Space is a better vacuum than any we can create on Earth, but it's nonetheless bustling with activity, particles and magnetic field lines. NASA studies our space environment to protect our technology and astronauts as we explore farther and farther from our home planet.

Credits: NASA/Goddard/Conceptual Image Lab





 Seahawks' Earl Thomas Yeah, I Got Married In a Crown ... Gets Topless at Reception


 Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas got married like a king this weekend -- with an actual CROWN on his head ... and that wasn't even the best part! 

Thomas and his high school sweetheart, Nina Heisser, tied the knot at Chateau Cocomar -- a MASSIVE palace-like estate in Houston. 

The guest list included several Seahawks teammates -- including Russell Wilson who attended with his fiancee Ciara

But things really got wild at the reception -- where Nina and her bridesmaids performed a dance to Rihanna's "Work" ... while Thomas took his shirt off and danced up on his bride. 

There was also a special celebrity performance from R&B star Anthony Hamilton. 

Mazel, your highness.

~ Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Thomas ~








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 The mascots don't play when it's footbal time.




The Tengu

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At Richmond Forum, Russell Wilson learns he’s descended from royalty and slave who won freedom

By RANDY HALLMAN Special correspondent Richmond Times-Dispatch

Russell Wilson said he didn’t do any homework in advance of his appearance at the Richmond Forum. He wanted to be surprised.

Historian Henry Louis Gates Jr., who shared the Altria Theater stage with Wilson on Saturday night, did not disappoint.

Gates is the host of the PBS show “Finding Your Roots,” revealing the ancestry of his famous guests.

Gates researched Wilson’s ancestry and presented his findings to Wilson, a National Football League superstar who grew up in the Richmond area.

Wilson and the sold-out Forum crowd of 4,500 learned of a heritage including slaves, free blacks and whites — reaching all the way back to Saint Arnulf, the bishop of Metz, born in 582. The strands of ancestry included at least one English king.

“I knew it,” Wilson said, standing and pumping his fist.

Wilson reveled in the stories Gates’ research had discovered, including one saga Gates said was unlike any he had uncovered before.

Charity Southgate, Wilson’s paternal great-great-great-great-grandmother, was a slave — but had been born to a white woman and was entitled to freedom, according to the law of the time.

In 1824, when she was 18, Southgate sued for her freedom. She secured a ruling that she was to be set free — but not until 10 years later.

While she was waiting for her freedom, Southgate married a slave and had five children with him. When the 10 years expired, her owner still refused to free her.

She continued her court fight — for herself and her children — and in 1847, 23 years after she first sued, a judge ruled that she and her children were all free. She had already saved money and purchased her husband’s freedom, so her entire family was no longer enslaved.

Wilson’s admiration for Southgate was palpable.

Throughout the evening, he was shaking as he read documents Gates had found — one listing two of Wilson’s slave ancestors as property, on an account with livestock, price $1,000.

As Wilson read the accounting, his voice went a notch lower.

“I always want to pay homage to the past and focus on the present,” Wilson had said in an interview before his Forum appearance.

Wilson’s phenomenal football accomplishments are the stuff of legend. As the quarterback at Collegiate School, he was twice named football Player of the Year by the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

He went on to star in college, leading the University of Wisconsin to the 2011 Big Ten championship and setting school records.

Drafted in the third round by the Seattle Seahawks in 2012, Wilson won the starting quarterback job. He then led the Seahawks to two Super Bowls, taking them to victory in Super Bowl XLVIII and coming up just short in XLIX.

In July, Wilson signed a four-year contract extension for $87.6 million.

Last season the injury-hampered Seahawks didn’t make it to the Super Bowl, but Wilson set several franchise records including passing yards (4,024) and touchdowns (34).

In March, Wilson announced his engagement to the singer-model Ciara. He said they have not yet set a wedding date. Wilson was married before for two years to Ashton Meem, whom he met while he was in high school. They divorced in 2014.

Ciara was with Wilson on Saturday, as were several family members and friends. Ciara was in a stylish orange dress. Wilson wore a dark suit and dark tie.

“I don’t get back to Richmond very often,” Wilson said before the event. He said he was enjoying showing his fiancée his hometown.

“I’ve taken her to the hot spots, some of the great restaurants,” he said. “And I took her to see where I grew up. Someone else lives there now. It was great going back there, showing her the house I grew up in, the cul-de-sac where I played when I was a kid.”

At the end of the Forum presentation, Gates asked Wilson for his thoughts upon learning of his roots.

“Some of our ancestors may have grown up as slaves,” he said. “Some may have been slave owners. ... We forget we’re all human.”

He thought of people whose paths had crossed his — sick children he meets in his weekly visit to a Seattle hospital, people of all races, fans who cheer him on and others who hate him.

“What it all goes back to is really loving people,” Wilson said.

He recalled Charity Southgate and “the love she had for her children, the desperate need for them to be free. … The love to save her husband first.

“Sometimes,” he said, “you have to forget what a person looks like, forget what a person believes in, forget what a person does have or does not have. ... You have to look deep inside and love.”

After a pause, he laughed and added, “because you’re probably connected."






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The Blue Jays-Red Sox game in Montreal featured more standing ovations than a State of the Union

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By Mike Bertha

Once upon a time in a land far, far away (Montreal), there was an MLB franchise named the Expos. On Friday -- 12 years after the Expos pulled a Mr. Smith and went to Washington -- the Red Sox and Blue Jays ventured back to Montreal's Olympic Stadium for an exhibition series leading up to Opening Day 2016.

With baseball back in Montreal, the record-setting 52,682 fans at The O were more than just a little excited, and they proved it by doling out a handful of standing ovations for some of the most charismatic stars to grace an MLB field over the last 20 years.

First, a pregame ceremony honoring former Expo greats saw the fans rise from their seats to honor three-time AL Cy Young Award winner, life of the party and 2015 Hall of Fame inductee Pedro Martinez:

Pedro's former Expos teammate, Tim Raines -- he of 808 career steals -- also received a warm welcome during the pregame ceremony:

The rabid Montreal faithful again rose to their feet and offered a clammoring applause in honor of former Expo and 2004 AL MVP, Vladimir Guerrero:

Then, once the pleasantries were ostensibly finished and it was time for baseball, visiting designated hitter David Ortiz stepped up to the plate for his first at-bat. As Big Papi is set to hang 'em up at the end of the forthcoming season, the Montreal fans decided that he, too, had earned a standing ovation:

Somehow their feet and hands were not yet blistered, because the fans again rose from their seats to welcome Blue Jays catcher and native Canadian Russell Martin to the plate in the bottom of the second:

This is where we'd put an Oprah meme, if we weren't entirely convinced that each and every one of the above men had more than earned the adulation they received on Friday night.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.





Watch a highlight reel of the best bat flips from KBO's Opening Day

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By Ben Cosman

The Korea Baseball Organization's Opening Day was Friday, and because Korea Standard Time is some 13 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time, it's already in the books. That means you can watch a highlight reel of the best bat flips from KBO Opening Day right this minute:

Oh, didn't you miss those beautiful, extravagant bat flips? Aren't you so glad to see them back in your life? Thank goodness there were so many home runs on Friday, and thank goodness they were accompanied by bat flips.

And if you want more, here's the montage again,


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MyKBO's Opening Day Bat-flip Home Run Montage 

 This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.





 LeBron James Screamed at Kyrie Irving Before Giving Him a Hug

The status of the LeBron James-Kyrie Irving relationship has been under intense scrutiny for several weeks. Every comment James makes is dissected for clues about how he’s getting along with the Cavaliers’ second-best player. At times this behavior seems like an exercise in making a mountain out of a molehill.

But when there’s basically a one-sided screaming match on the bench — as there was Friday night — it seems prudent to wonder aloud if everything is copacetic.

Let’s point out that it was crunch time in a key game against a good team and effective communication was paramount to victory. Let’s also state we don’t know what James was barking. Odds are it was directives to help win the game–a goal eventually acheieved.

What’s clear is that there’s one Alpha on the team and he wears No. 23.

Make of Irving’s reactions what you will. Keep this post-game photo in mind, though, before you go crafting too wild a narrative.


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Google’s April Fools Day Joke Is A Disaster Resulting In People Getting Fired And Awkward Condolences

Big companies love April Fools Day pranks more than actual people do. It allows their marketing departments to show off how edgy and human they are. In terms of major Internet companies, Google has a history as a pioneer in “pranking” its users on April 1st. One year they announced a feature that you could “delete” regrettable e-mails that you sent people. Another year they promised high speed internet access via networks in sewer systems and toilets.

These fake Google products are an annual tradition for the company. But today it backfired big time, blowing up in the company’s face just a few hours after launch. They inserted a button in Gmail next to Reply All that they called the “Mic Drop” button. When you hit it, it automatically added a Minions mic drop gif.

BOOM! Perfect for those Friday work e-mail threads.

Hilarious and innocent enough, right? Wrong, especially when you think of how hundreds of millions of people use Gmail regularly for all kinds of communication where such a thing is hardly appropriate:


On Google’s product forums, others complained that the prank cost them their employment. Here are two cases documented over on Business Insider:

“Thanks to Mic Drop I just lost my job. I am a writer and had a deadline to meet. I sent my articles to my boss and never heard back from her. I inadvertently sent the email using the “Mic Drop” send button. There were corrections that needed to be made on my articles and I never received her replies. My boss took offense to the Mic Drop animation and assumed that I didn’t reply to her because I thought her input was petty (hence the Mic Drop). I just woke up to a very angry voicemail from her which is how I found out about this ‘hilarious’ prank.”

And via the Telegraph:

“I just sent off an email with my resume to the first person who wanted to interview me in months … I clicked the wrong button and sent it with the mic drop. Well, I guess I’m not getting that job. Words cannot describe how pissed off I am right now. I’m actually shaking. One click, ONE CLICK and I lost the job. Goddamnit. Not funny, google. I’m going to go cry now.”

Meanwhile, the outrage — whether real or inflated because it’s April Fools Day — cause the company to back out from the gag and issue an apology:

This is not the first time Google has had to backtrack on an April Fools Day gag too. Maybe next time keep the Minons emojis to the home screen, Google.




Meet Tay, the creepy-realistic robot who talks just like a teen


UPDATE: Welp, THIS is why we can’t have nice things: Less than 24 hours after Tay launched — to my enormous and genuine excitement, I might add — Microsoft has temporarily suspended the bot for being racist, conspiratorial and otherwise … very bad.

Among other things, the bot wrote (in now deleted tweets), that “Bush did 9/11,” the Holocaust “was made up [clapping hands emoji],” and that various minorities should be put “in a concentration camp.”  Tay appears to have “learned” these sorts of phrases and behaviors from Twitter users who sent them to her.

That makes sense — the chatbot uses machine-learning to model its responses off a database of human conversations, and each new conversation gets added to that set — but we would’ve thought someone at Microsoft had the common sense to put some kind of filter or time-delay in. Anyway, my original post is below; let’s all mourn what might have been., the coolest chatbot since SmarterChild, is “so fricken excited” to talk to you.

That’s because she’s engineered to talk like a teenager — and does a pretty convincing job of it, too.

The AI chatbot was quietly launched Wednesday morning by Microsoft’s Technology and Research and Bing teams, reportedly as a tool to experiment with “conversational understanding.” Tay can chat on Twitter, Kik and GroupMe; she is conversant in text-speak, memes and emoji. She can also, as some users have already found, finish the lyrics to “What Is Love” and “Never Give You Up,” of rickroll fame.


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How does Tay do all this? Microsoft hasn’t revealed too much information about her, besides the fact that she draws on publicly available data and an editorial team, but we can perhaps infer a little from another wildly popular teenage chatbot Microsoft launched in China in May.

That bot, named Xiaoice, pulls from the vast data troves indexed by Microsoft’s Bing search engine, mining it for human conversations and looking for patterns to model her own conversations on. Xiaoice also adds each new conversation to the deep-learning database that she draws on. (There have been more than 10 billion of them.)

In China, this sort of data mining has raised privacy concerns, particularly given that many users report having intimate conversations with Xiaoice. But it’s also made her an eerily convincing conversation partner, with her own distinctly teenage personality, mood swings and comedic voice. More than 10 million people have told Xiaoice they love her, and the average user sends her 60 messages a month. Writing in Nautilus, the head of the project went so far as to suggest that Xiaoice made as good a friend as a human:

One of its surprising conclusions is that people don’t necessarily care that they’re chatting with a machine. Many see Xiaoice as a partner and friend, and are willing to confide in her just as they do with their human friends. Xiaoice is teaching us what makes a relationship feel human, and hinting at a new goal for artificial intelligence: not just analyzing databases and driving cars, but making people happier.

That’s a pretty grandiose goal to aim at, of course, and whether Tay makes users happier remains to be seen. But for now we can say for sure: She is definitely pretty entertaining.

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 Richard Sherman RIPS Roger Goodell When Discussing Potential Rule Changes, Says He’s ‘Just A Suit’
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Richard Sherman is not afraid of confrontation.

This was all too evident when Sherman sat down with ESPN’s Jim Trotter on SportsCenter this morning to discuss his opinion on the 19 rule change proposals that will be presented to the NFL’s competition committee this week–namely the automatic ejection rule for players who commit two personal foul penalties, which Goodell openly favors.

The former NFL Defensive Player of the Year called the rule “foolish” before candidly questioning the qualifications of those who in charge of potentially enacting these rule proposals. That criticism was very pointedly aimed at NFL Commish Roger Goodell.

But it sounds like something somebody who’s never played the game would say, something that they would suggest, because he doesn’t understand. He’s just a face. He’s just a suit. He’s never stepped foot on the field and understood how you can get a personal foul.

Sherman’s solution to weed out the suits while bettering the overall product: let someone whose actually caught a football for a living decide what constitutes a catch.

Like I said before, you don’t have a bunch of guys … let Jerry Rice and Michael Irvin talk about it for about 20, 30 minutes. Maybe Cris Carter. Randy Moss, let those guys have a roundtable discussion about what a catch should be and come up with a rule.

That makes all the sense in the world, which is exactly why it won’t resonate with Roger Goodell.







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Weird IndyCar Wreck Gridlocks Half Of The Field 

The Verizon IndyCar Series season is off to an interesting start, and it just got weirder when the season opener began. As the result of a strange wreck on the St. Petersburg streets, nearly half of the field wound up in a gridlock resembling rush-hour traffic—complete with the hand signals that go along with it.



Ricardo Lockette tells first responders 'I would have died on that field' during thank you visit

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Ricardo Lockette's life was changed on the football field in 2015, and it could have ended. That's the message the Seahawks' receiver told Seattle first responders when he visited an area fire department late last week.

Lockette suffered a serious neck injury on a kick return against Dallas last year. Along with visiting the firehouse he told his deeply personal story about how doctors told him he could have died if he tried to stand up, or if his teammates tried to assist him on the field that day.

"I didn't really realize how serious it was until it was over. Because the doctor told me, pretty much, that my skull was ... well, all the ligaments that connect my vertebrae and the cartilage were gone. So, the cartilage is out and the ligaments torn. He said that if I would have stood up then the weight of my head -- left, right, front, back -- I would have died. If one of my teammates came over and pulled my arm, just barely, I might have died. Or if the returner had the time to break a couple of tackles and fell on me, I would have died on that field. What saved my life is the trainers and the work that you guys do."

A scary story had a happy ending. Lockette is still in a neck brace from that fateful hit, but thanks to dedicated trainers and first responders he's here to tell his story now.






Don't watch this Shawn Kemp promotional video for Spirit Airlines if you have any nostalgia for the Reign Man

 There was nobody quite like Shawn Kemp. He dunked with ferocity, violence -- there wasn't artistry or finesse to how he jammed, he would just spin around you, throw it down and swing on the rim for good measure. It was thunderous and beautiful.

 Now he's walking around in a yellow Sasquatch costume for Spirit Airlines as the "Savesquatch." Spirit didn't even have the decency to tell him his beard was full of yellow fuzz from the mask before he took photos with fans.

 Shawn Kemp deserves better.

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"I don’t believe in luck, but I don’t know what else to call that." -- !

 Doug Baldwin definitely can't feel his hands, yet made this unbelievable one-handed catch


 The paralyzing cold in Minnesota has led to Seahawks vs. Vikings being a relatively low-key affair with a distinct lack of big plays. That was until Doug Baldwin had his say. Early in the second half Russell Wilson threw a ball up that could have easily carried to the Vikings for an interception, but Baldwin instead snagged it with one hand like it was nothing.




 Starring; Ben Affleck, BATMAN V SUPERMAN! Dawn of Justice

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One of this year’s biggest

From director Zack Snyder comes BATMAN VERSUS SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, starring Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne and Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent in the characters’ first big-screen pairing. Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs.  And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

This film has been rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action throughout, and some sensuality.


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 Ex-Spartan Green, Warriors on SI cover


Draymond Green, left, and the Warriors are featured on the Sports Illustrated cover.(Photo: Sports Illustrated)

Former Michigan State star Draymond Green is joined on the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated by Warriors teammates Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.

The cover story is written by former Sports Illustrated columnist Rick Reilly and it is titled: "This Is a Moment, Everyone: The Warriors' joy ride toward NBA history rolls on and on."

Green played in his first NBA All-Star Game this season, and in the story he said he got the news from his mother.

“I wanted to cry,” Green says about his reaction. “But I didn’t want to be the next Michael Jordan meme on Facebook, so I couldn’t.”

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Doug Baldwin provided one of the few highlights of a frigid, dreary affair in Minnesota. The receiver, who has had a breakout year this year with Russell Wilson, showed off his skills with this twisting, leaping effort on third down.




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How Cold was it?

It's -6 at the stadium with a -25 wind chill. It's officially the coldest game in history, 3rd coldest in NFL history.





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Blair Walsh missed 27 yard field goal

The Vikings season ended with Blair Walsh's stunning miss on a 27-yard field goal that would have given Minnesota a lead in the final minute of its NFC Wild Card game.

 Walsh made his first three three field goal attempts — the Vikings only points Sunday — before the miss.

The shank completely shocked NFL fans — and players!

And the Internet reacted ... predictably.

To his credit, Walsh was a complete professional after the game.

Even so, after answering questions he was understandably beside himself.

But his teammates were right there to support him, with one saying "We're not going to abandon him."

Keep your head up, Blair. You scored all the points today and sports suck sometimes.



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The Seahawks' biggest play was a fumbled snap Russell Wilson somehow turned into a 35-yard pass

 he Seahawks have struggled to create much of anything on offense against the Vikings. Well, they had, but then they busted out this trick play.

 OK, not actually a trick play. In reality, it was a giant mess up that somehow worked out. Russell Wilson did great to keep the play alive, Tyler Lockett did great to give him an option. All of that added together equaled a huge gain that set up a touchdown and got the Seahawks right back in the game.



Kam Chancellor used superhuman strength to pry the ball out of Adrian Peterson's hands

Adrian Peterson is one of the best running backs in the league. Kam Chancellor is one of the best safeties in the league. Kam won this round.

 After giving up a touchdown to allow the Seahawks back in the game, the Vikings almost immediately gave the ball back to them. More accurately, actually, Chancellor took it back from them.




"I don’t believe in luck, but I don’t know what else to call that." -- !

 Doug Baldwin definitely can't feel his hands, yet made this unbelievable one-handed catch


 The paralyzing cold in Minnesota has led to Seahawks vs. Vikings being a relatively low-key affair with a distinct lack of big plays. That was until Doug Baldwin had his say. Early in the second half Russell Wilson threw a ball up that could have easily carried to the Vikings for an interception, but Baldwin instead snagged it with one hand like it was nothing.


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"The Faceplant"

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 Seahawks Jon Ryan fumbles snap, faceplants and busts his nose open

 This is one of those plays that only happens because of how frigging cold it is in Minnesota. Seahawks punter Jon Ryan fumbled the snap on a routine punt, which could be attributed to him not wearing gloves like the majority of players. From there all he could do was attempt to make something out of nothing, which went poorly as he tried to hurdle a defender.

Not only did the Seahawks turn the ball over in amazing field position, but Ryan was shaken up on the play. He looked hurt as he walked to the sideline and during the next series the team was working on his nose -- trying to stop the bleeding.

The Vikings got a field goal from the ensuing drive and the Seahawks? Well ...


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"There's Always that Guy!"

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Bud Grant is 88 years old, and he is a lot tougher than you.

 Vikings-Seahawks is being played in sub-zero weather, but Grant walked out in just a short-sleeve polo for the coin toss. Why? Is he crazy? No, he's just awesome.




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Jason Bonham on Dad John Bonham and Playing With Phil Collins: He's 'One of My Real Heroes'


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Getting to be part of Led Zeppelin -- his father's band, after all -- was the experience of a lifetime for Jason Bonham. But playing with Phil Collins was pretty close, too. 

Bonham was Collins' drummer during secret rehearsals during August of 2014, when the Genesis frontman was determining if he was capable of playing shows after dealing with back and neck issues. Collins wound up opting against it, instead having surgery this year so he can hit the road in 2016, but Bonham is still buzzing about the experience nearly 15 months later.

"We got together for three weeks and I had an amazing time," the song of Led Zep's late John Bonham tells Billboard. "It was an honor to be chosen by one of my real heroes. Other than my dad I would say Phil is probably my No. 2 guy to go to. I"ve been a huge fan since Abacab, and then of course his solo stuff. It was like playing in front of my dad -- another moment that felt like you're playing in front of your dad in the weirdest kind of way. You're playing in front of your heroes. My wife just kept telling me, 'Don't keep looking for approval. He's hired you. He knows what you can do. Just give him your best.' I had such a good time with it."

Jason Bonham Fills Dad's Shoes in Led Zeppelin Film: 'Best Gig I Ever Did'


Collins assembled his usual touring band for the sessions, which made Bonham -- who flew in after playing a show with Sammy Hagar and The Circle the night before -- the only new musician on deck. "Everybody else was the same guys he's worked with for years, so there was a lot of pressure," Bonham recalls. "I don't read music, so I had to learn everything. You think you know songs, but you don't know them until you actually play them, so I had a lot of learning to do." Collins was able to keep the rehearsals secret until a few weeks ago, when he announced plans to tour again in 2016. "My social media blew up after that," Bonham says. "It was, 'You've been holding out on us. You ARE gonna work wtih Phil Collins!' Even Sammy called me and said, 'Is there something you need to tell me?'"

The truth, however, is that Bonham doesn't know. "I haven't heard anything," he says. "I don't know what's going to happen in the future. I feel great that I had the three weeks just trying different things and got to play with him. To be able to play 'In The Air Tonight' was one of my bucket list things I didn't think I was ever gonna be able to say I did. So if that's all there is, I'm happy."

Jason Bonham 'Representing the Family' with Led Zeppelin Experience Show

Either way, Bonham isn't wanting for things to do. He's currently on the road with his Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience show, while 2016 is shaping up to be a big year for The Circle, which also includes former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony and Hagar guitarist Vic Johnson. The group, which formed during 2014, released a live album and DVD this year and is currently lining things up for the new year.

"We're gonna go in the studio and probably do some original music and then look to do a lot more (touring) than we've done so far," Bonham says. "This year we were only working a few shows a month, just here there and everywhere. There wasn't a real tour. I know Sammy is talking about going out and doing a real tour, so I'm looking forward to it. They are such great people to play with and be around, just very, very positive. It's a whole different vibe to Led Zeppelin; too many people smile in this band. And I get to be just the drummer, so it's nice to get up there and play. When I do the Led Zeppelin Experience I feel sort of responsible and it's a more nerve-wracking gig. With Sammy and those guys I just get to play drums and have fun."



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Rush’s Neil Peart says he’s retired from music

"There comes a time to... take yourself out of the game"


Over the the summer, Rush embarked on their “R40 Tour” celebrating the 40th anniversary of drummer Neil Peart’s membership in the band. At the time, bandmate Alex Lifeson said it would likely be the band’s final full-scale tour together due to his psoriatic arthritis and Peart’s chronic tendonitis. While Lifeson left the door open for future projects, including smaller tours and soundtrack work, he said the band’s ultimate fate lays in the hands of music’s greatest drummer.

If that’s the case, it appears Rush is no more. In a new interview with Drumhead Magazine (via Jambase), Peart spoke frankly about his coming to terms with retirement. “… Lately Olivia has been introducing me to new friends at school as ‘My dad– He’s a retired drummer.’ True to say–funny to hear. And it does not pain me to realize that, like all athletes, there comes a time to… take yourself out of the game. I would rather set it aside then face the predicament described in our song ‘Losing It’ (‘Sadder still to watch it die, than never to have known it’).”

Aside from aforementioned health issues, Peart previously mentioned his desire to spend more time with family. Following the tragic deaths of his daughter and first wife in the late ’90s, Peart remarried in 2000. He and his wife had a daughter, Olivia, in 2009.

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QB over last 3 games: 75.9% completion 879 passing yards 11 s 3 W's ()

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Scene: Reporter says Reggie Bush is better than Christian McCaffrey. Enter stage left: Earl Thomas & Richard Sherman

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 The Seahawks have won three consecutive games and have the postseason in their sights.


Russell Wilson completely broke a Vikings defender with this spin move

A Minnesota defender had Russell Wilson locked up in the backfield for a sure loss. Moments later, he was belly up on the turf grasping at air.

Here's what it looks like when Russell Wilson happens to you:

 This isn't football, this is an AND1 mixtape. This is playground freeze tag. This is so dang filthy.



Vikings defender makes extremely dumb decision to yank Russell Wilson's leg, gets hit with penalty

This wasn't the least bit necessary. This time of year everything is about execution and discipline. Brian Robison of the Vikings showed neither. They already had Russell Wilson wrapped up, but this allowed the drive to continue. What's worse is that the Seahawks scored a touchdown on the drive.



 Russell Wilson continued his hot streak. He accounted for one rushing touchdown and three through the air, including when he found Doug Baldwin for a 53-yard score:










 Carolina Panthers CAR 27 - 23 FINAL  SEA Seattle Seahawks

 The Seahawks led every game this season in the 4th quarter. They’re 2-4.

The offensive line is atrocious, Russell has no time to do anything, not much to say about this one!



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SEAHAWKS! Wilson to Lynch to Wilson to Lockette. Seattle up 17-7 in 3Q.






Seattle Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham was trying to prevent a scrum from getting out of control in the second quarter of the Seahawks-Panthers game. Instead, he got a penalty, thanks to a dumb NFL rule that's new this season.

Marshawn Lynch ran eight yards and a chippy game started to get a little more chippy when he was brought down, with bodies grabbing at the ball and getting hostile. Graham came into the scrum and pulled Panthers safety Kurt Coleman out of the mix. Coleman was grabbing and possibly punching at Graham's teammate. Graham was trying to protect his teammate and prevent the moment from getting out of control.

But the NFL, in its determination to remove any and all things that might offend the delicate sensibilities of ... someone, made it illegal for players to pull their peers out of a pile like that, making it an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. Graham got flagged and moved the Seahawks back 7 yards as a result.

Coleman didn't get a penalty, though he probably could have. Nobody else got a flag but Graham. The NFL has decided to further remove players' ability to police themselves throughout the course of a game. This is the most NFL thing ever.


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The Seahawks led every game this season in the 4th quarter. They’re 2-4.

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Carolina Panthers CAR 27 - 23 FINAL  SEA Seattle Seahawks



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