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Marshawn Lynch Had a Profane Answer for Question About Retirement

A TMZ photographer asked Marshawn Lynch if he plans to retire or if he’ll be back for another season. The Seattle Seahawks running back, known for his forthcoming nature, responded with a question of his own.

“Is your b—- coming back?” Lynch asked the photographer.

Without knowing the identity of the TMZ employee or his relationship status, it’s difficult to glean any useful information out of this clip. But it is proof that good NFL journalism is being conducted in places other than Santa Clara this weekend.




BMX Legend Dave Mirra Dead At 41 Of Apparent Suicide 

BMX Legend Dave Mirra Dead At 41 Of Apparent Suicide 

Dave Mirra, BMX biker and 24-time X-Games medalist, was found this afternoon dead in his truck of an “apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound” in Greenville, North Carolina. He was 41 years old.

Greenville PD confirmed Mirra’s death on their Facebook page and issued the following statement about his death, as well as his impact on the Greenville community and the sport of BMX:

At approximately 4pm today, Greenville Police responded to the 200 block of Pinewood Road for an apparent suicide.

Upon arrival, officers discovered Dave Mirra, 41, of Greenville, sitting in a truck with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He had been visiting friends in the area a short time before the incident.

Considered an icon in the pro-BMX world, Mirra, was instrumental in bringing the sport to the City of Greenville, which now is home to more than 20 professional BMX riders. The record-holding athlete is survived by his wife and two children.

“We mourn the loss today of a great friend and wonderful human being who touched the lives of so many around the world with his gift. He called Greenville, North Carolina home and was as humble a guy talking with kids on a street corner about bikes as he was in his element on the world stage. A young life with so much to offer was taken too soon,” said City of Greenville Mayor, Allen Thomas.

The Greenville Police Department will be handling the death investigation.

The family of Dave Mirra would appreciate privacy during this very difficult time.

If you or a loved one are struggling with suicidal thoughts, you are encouraged to seek help through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by calling 1-800-273-TALK.

Mirra participated in every X-Games from 1995 to 2008, after which he took up a career as a rally car driver and even made it onto Team USA. Please enjoy this video of Mirra shredding on his bike:

And this one of Mirra getting rad in his rally car:






 Watch a Robot Golfer Sink a Hole-in-One Just Like Tiger Woods

Watch a Robot Golfer Sink a Hole-in-One Just Like Tiger Woods

A robot just pulled off the best possible move in the game of golf.

In the opening round of this year’s Waste Management Phoenix Open, LDRIC the Golf Robot sank a hole-in-one on the par-3 sixteenth hole. Tiger Woods did the same thing on the same hole back in 1997, which helped launch his superstar status—and also triggered the current tradition of flinging beer cans and bottles onto the green whenever someone makes that perfect shot.

Golf Digest describes LDRIC the bot as “the go-to device for equipment and ball-testing in the golf industry” and the sixteenth hole at the TPC Scottsdale course as “one of the most exciting holes in golf.” Being a robot, its swing is fluid and precise, but apparently it can also mimic hooks and slices that the less-skilled golfer might have, presumably to test clubs and balls that a variety of players would use.

Yes, LDRIC is a nod to Woods’ real first name. And yes, the green was again showered in booze.




 New York Knicks NY 105 - 111 DETDetroit Pistons


Pistons blow 27-point lead, recover to beat Knicks 111-105

Reality Bites
Tolliver's 3-pointer with 1:47 remaining put the Pistons ahead again after they'd blown a 27-point lead, and Detroit went on to beat the New York Knicks 111-105 on Thursday night. Reggie Jackson added two more big shots from beyond the arc in the final 90 seconds.

"I knew that obviously I hadn't really touched the ball much," Tolliver said. "At the end of the day, it's about the big shots, and I took one and made one."

The Knicks went ahead 97-95 on a layup by Robin Lopez, but Tolliver answered with his 3-pointer, and Jackson added another to make it 101-97.

After a dunk by Lopez cut the margin back to two, Jackson made another 3-pointer, and the Pistons were able to hold on.




 How Crying Jordan Became A Thing

It might be the only good meme: Crying Jordan, a photo of a weepy Michael Jordan, seemingly custom-made for the internet to superimpose his face onto the head of anyone who just fucked up. It’s beautifully simple, it’s viscerally funny, and by this point a large amount of the humor comes from expecting it to appear—and seeing how it’s applied. But where did it come from?

The Wall Street Journal dips into the history of the meme, starting with the photo itself: taken by Associated Press photographer Stephan Savoia in 2009, as Jordan took the lectern for his Hall of Fame enshrinement speech. Jordan was moved by the prolonged ovation—you can see Crying MJ in motion here, starting about 40 seconds into the video. Savoia had no idea his photo went viral until the WSJ contacted him this week.

The meme started surfacing last spring, according to Google trends, but has skyrocketed in popularity since September.

Jordan still hasn’t commented on the photo’s popularity, but we know his sons are aware of it, and his lawyers are too. But the notoriously litigious Jordan brand isn’t going to go after this one for now: “at this time,” a Jordan spokesperson said, “we have taken no legal action.”

So meme away until it’s driven into the ground and we have to move on to, like, Pensive Shaq or something. Here’s your commemorative full-res Crying MJ photo:

Michael Jordan Surges on Web as ‘Crying Jordan’

An image of the tear-streaked face of the basketball legend, known as the ‘crying Jordan,’ is ricocheting around the Internet, superimposed on pictures of athletes or coaches who lost an important game

How Crying Jordan Became A Thing

More than a decade after Michael Jordan retired from playing basketball, a picture of him is still striking fear into the hearts of professional athletes.

The latest Internet meme involves an image of Mr. Jordan’s tear-streaked face superimposed on pictures of athletes or coaches who lost an important game. Known as the “crying Jordan,” it has ricocheted around social media, popularized by fans poking fun at sports losers and eliciting laughs (and retweets)​within moments of the final buzzer. In recent weeks, the trend has sparked rebuttals from teams and athletes.

When the Arizona Cardinals lost to the Carolina Panthers in the NFC Championship Game two weeks ago, the Cardinals tried to pre-empt wisecracks by posting a crying Jordan photo on the team’s official Twitter TWTR -4.79 % account, with the message: “Is this what you want, Internet?!” It was retweeted more than 50,000 times.

After learning he was chosen for the NBA All-Star Game last month on live television, Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green told “NBA on TNT” hosts, “I almost started crying but I knew I was on TV and I ain’t want them to kill me on Instagram. I think they would have them make me the crying face instead of Jordan.”

Searches for “crying Jordan” have spiked since September, according to Google Trends. The photo mashups have expanded beyond sports into pop culture and politics. Making the rounds this week: Mr. Jordan’s lachrymose face perched atop the body of Donald Trump, following the billionaire’s second-place finish behind Sen. Ted Cruz in the Iowa caucuses.




N.F.L. Great Ken Stabler Had Brain Disease C.T.E.


Shortly before he died last July, the former N.F.L. quarterback Ken Stabler was rushed away by doctors, desperate to save him, in a Mississippi hospital. His longtime partner followed the scrum to the elevator, holding his hand. She told him that she loved him. Stabler said that he loved her, too.

“I turned my head to wipe the tears away,” his partner, Kim Bush, said recently. “And when I looked back, he looked me dead in the eye and said, ‘I’m tired.’ ”

They were the last words anyone in Stabler’s family heard him speak.

“I knew that was it,” Bush said. “I knew that he had gone the distance. Because Kenny Stabler was never tired.”

The day after Stabler died on July 8, a victim of colon cancer at age 69, his brain was removed during an autopsy and ferried to scientists in Massachusetts. It weighed 1,318 grams, or just under three pounds. Over several months, it was dissected for clues, as Stabler had wished, to help those left behind understand why his mind seemed to slip so precipitously in his final years.

On a scale of 1 to 4, Stabler had high Stage 3 chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E., the degenerative brain disease believed to be caused by repeated blows to the head, according to researchers at Boston University. The relationship between concussions and brain degeneration is still poorly understood, and some experts caution that other factors, like unrelated mood problems or dementia, might contribute to symptoms experienced by those later found to have had C.T.E.

Stabler, well known by his nickname, the Snake (“He’d run 200 yards to score from 20 yards out,” Stabler’s junior high school coach told Sports Illustrated in 1977), is one of the highest-profile football players to have had C.T.E. The list, now well over 100, includes at least seven members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, including Junior Seau, Mike Webster and Frank Gifford.

Few, if any, had the free-spirited charisma of Stabler, a longhaired, left-handed quarterback from Alabama who personified the renegade Oakland Raiders in the 1970s. Stabler was the N.F.L.’s most valuable player in 1974 and led the Raiders to their first Super Bowl title two seasons later. He ended his 15-year N.F.L. career with the New Orleans Saints in 1984.

“He had moderately severe disease,” said Dr. Ann McKee, chief of neuropathology at the V.A. Boston Healthcare System and a professor of neurology and pathology at Boston University School of Medicine, who conducted the examination. “Pretty classic. It may be surprising since he was a quarterback, but certainly the lesions were widespread, and they were quite severe, affecting many regions of the brain.”

Quarterbacks are provided more protection from hits than most football players. An offensive line’s purpose is, in part, to protect the quarterback, and leagues like the N.F.L. have special rules to discourage severe blows to players in the most important position on the field.

But Stabler’s diagnosis further suggests that no position in football, except perhaps kicker, is immune from progressive brain damage linked to hits to the head, both concussive and subconcussive.

Stabler is the seventh former N.F.L. quarterback to be found to have had C.T.E. by Boston University, which has found C.T.E. in 90 of the 94 former N.F.L. players it has examined, including the former Giants safety Tyler Sash, who died in September at age 27 and whose diagnosis was made public last week.

Because C.T.E. can be diagnosed only posthumously, and most brains are not examined for the disease, incidence rates among athletes and nonathletes are difficult to ascertain. A study by the Mayo Clinic, released last fall, found C.T.E. in 21 of 66 men who played contact sports (mostly football), but found no traces of the disease in 198 other brains of men who had no exposure to contact sports.

Scientists are quick to note that they do not understand why some football players get C.T.E. and others do not.

But the disease, once thought to mostly afflict boxers, has been found in recent years in deceased athletes who have played soccer, rugby and even baseball.

Most brains are donated by families hoping to understand why their loved one’s cognitive functions declined in later years. Symptoms of C.T.E. are similar to those of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, including memory loss, confusion, impulsiveness and depression.

“On some days, when he wasn’t feeling extremely bad, things were kind of normal,” Bush said. “But on other days it was intense. I think Kenny’s head rattled for about 10 years.”

For decades, the N.F.L. refuted research by independent experts that connect brain trauma to long-term cognitive impairment. Only in recent years, long after Stabler’s career ended, has the league begun to publicly acknowledge it has a problem.

Stabler is a finalist for this year’s Pro Football Hall of Fame class, to be voted upon by sportswriters and announced on Saturday, the day before Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, Calif.

He was a finalist three times before, the last in 2003, and his nomination regularly led to sturdy debate. This time, Stabler was selected posthumously as a senior finalist, along with Dick Stanfel, an offensive lineman who died in June at age 87.

Like that of other famous players, Stabler’s long career may have bolstered his case for the Hall, but also made him more susceptible to long-term brain disease.

“The very severity of the disease, at least that we’re seeing in American football players, seems to correlate with the duration of play,” McKee said. “The longer they play, the more severe we see it. But it’s also the years since retirement, to the age of death — not only the longer you play, but the longer you live after you stop playing.”

After retiring from football, Stabler worked as a broadcast analyst for the N.F.L. and for the University of Alabama, where he played quarterback under Coach Bear Bryant. His damaged knees became such a problem in the past 10 years that he rarely ventured out.

It was not until the final few years that his family recognized a rapid decline in his cognitive functions, too. Several symptoms of C.T.E. began to show themselves quickly, beginning with Stabler’s complaints of a high-pitched ringing in his head. In his final year, he once grit his teeth so hard that he broke a bridge in his mouth and had to get dental implants.

“There were days when I walked in the door and looked at his face, and I could tell,” Bush said. “He was sitting in his chair, because he was always waiting for me, and the news was on and whatnot, and he had his head laid back, and his eyes just scrunched up so tight that I used to think that would give you a headache in itself, just the pure pressure of squinting like that.”

Noise and bright lights became enemies. A lifelong lover of music, Stabler stopped listening to the radio in the car, choosing to drive hours in silence. He increasingly complained about the clanging of kitchen dishes and the volume of the television.

Family and friends found him repeating himself, sharing stories privately or during public events that he had told just minutes before. He lost his sense of direction, pointing north when he spoke about the coast just a few miles south of his home in Gulfport, Miss. Driving, he became flustered at four-way stop signs.

In the fall of 2014, he moved to Arizona to be closer to his oldest daughter, Kendra Stabler Moyes, 45, and her twin sons, 17-year-old Justin and Jack, who play high school football.

“I remember them calling me and saying, ‘Mom, Papa keeps stopping at green lights,’ ” Stabler Moyes said.

Stabler recognized his decline, but it was not his personality to talk about his problems. He did not tell his daughters as he battled prostate cancer for three years, harking to what John Madden, Stabler’s coach in Oakland, described after Stabler’s death — a player who would not go into the training room until he was sure everyone else was gone.

“His vision of what a leader is, what a strong person is, is someone who did not show signs of weakness,” said Alexa Stabler, 29, the second of Stabler’s three grown daughters. “Because it would affect the people he relied on and the people he cared about, whether that was his family or his teammates.”

In his later years, Stabler worried about the risk of concussions to his grandsons, a sign of his growing ambivalence toward football. The boys lived with Stabler for a time, and he drove them to school and went to all their practices and games. Both are now juniors in high school, and neither is a quarterback, but Justin wears his grandfather’s No. 12 on the field.

“One year one of my boys wasn’t sure he was going to play, and my dad was almost superexcited about it,” Stabler Moyes said. “He said: ‘I think that’s great. He can focus on his studies.’ He loved that they played, he loved watching them, but he was so worried about concussions. He was worried about their brains.”

Stabler wondered about his own mind years before he died. He and Bush talked about it after the 2002 death of the longtime Oakland center Dave Dalby, who mysteriously crashed his car into a tree in a parking lot. It came up again after an event where Stabler saw a struggling John Mackey, the Hall of Fame tight end. Mackey died in 2011; he was found to have had C.T.E.

“I remember Kenny looking at me and saying, ‘You ready to deal with that?’ ” Bush said.

More and more of his peers had their brains examined and were found to have C.T.E., too. And when Seau, the former linebacker, shot himself in the chest in 2012 and was later found to have had C.T.E., Stabler vowed his brain for research.

“I asked him, point blank: ‘Are you willing to participate in the study? Is that something you want to do?’ ” Bush said. “He said: ‘Yeah, I want to do that. I should definitely do that.’ ”

Stabler added his name to a class-action lawsuit brought by former players against the N.F.L., seeking damages from decades of concussions. The suit was settled last April and is under appeal. Under the current deal, though, Stabler’s family would not be eligible for compensation because Stabler’s C.T.E. was diagnosed after the April 2015 cutoff.

“He played 15 seasons in the N.F.L., gave up his body and, apparently, now his mind,” Alexa Stabler said as she fought back tears. “And to see the state that he was in physically and mentally when he died, and to learn that despite all the energy and time and resources he gave to football — and not that he played the game for free, he made money, too — without the knowledge that this is where he would end up, physically and cognitively, and for the settlement to say you get nothing? It’s hard not to be angry.”

The day after last year’s Super Bowl, shortly before scheduled surgery to replace his aching knees, Stabler learned he had Stage 4 colon cancer.

“The cancer took him away, but his mind was definitely in a pretty quick downward spiral,” Stabler Moyes said. “I’m grateful that he was still so present, still so there. Because I definitely don’t think he would have been in even three more years.”

McKee found widespread damage and the buildup of abnormal tau proteins throughout Stabler’s brain, consistent with the symptoms that Stabler tried to disguise, mostly with his sense of humor, from all but his closest friends and family.

“His changes were extremely severe in parts of the brain like the hippocampus and amygdala, and those are the big learning and memory centers,” McKee said. “And when you see that kind of damage in those areas, usually people are demented. So if he was still functioning reasonably well, he was compensating, but I don’t think that compensation would have lasted much longer.”

To N.F.L. fans, it can be hard to separate the swashbuckling image of the Snake from the man his family knew — a constant presence, a willing chauffeur, a not-so-great cook.

“Certainly my friends thought it was a cool thing to have a famous father,” Marissa Stabler, 27, said. “But to them he was just Mr. Kenny, our chauffeur and our chef. He’d drive us to Alabama games. He always took the time for any fan or any person. It didn’t matter if we were out to dinner, he always set his fork down and took time for a conversation or an autograph. That’s just the person who he was, his Southern roots.”

When Stabler was 31, a 1977 Sports Illustrated feature story detailed his penchant for honky-tonks and marinas, usually with a drink in one hand and a pretty woman in the other. Already married twice, he married again before he spent 16 years in a relationship with Bush. He pondered what he might do after football. Open a honky-tonk himself, he thought.

“My lifestyle is too rough — too much booze and babes and cigarettes — to be a high school coach,” Stabler said. “I’d hardly be a shining example to the young athletes of the future.”

His family hopes that the most powerful lesson he provides is the one delivered after he was gone.


Steph Curry, modern-day rock star




 Minnesota Timberwolves MIN  115-119  LALLos Angeles Lakers


 Wiggins hits the 'Kobe fadeaway' over Kobe and tells him "I stole that from you"



 Kobe on battle with Wiggins in the 4th.



 video of the shot he's talking about




 Miami Heat MIA 102 - 115 HOUHouston Rockets


 J.B. Bickerstaff knows how to coach his team



 Harden Eurosteps past Winslow for an easy layup




Boston Celtics BOS 97 - 89 NY New York Knicks


 Evan Turner pulls a Houdini act on Derrick Williams with the behind the back dribble and layup




 Dallas Stars DAL  5 - 3  WPGWinnipeg Jets


 Hockey can be such a Cruel Mistress




Los Angeles Kings LA 6 - 2 ARIArizona Coyotes


 Brown Goal against the Coyotes (4-2)



 Lecavalier Goal against the Coyotes (6-2)





Peering into the fishbowl at Super Bowl media day, night!

Super Spowl Dedia May is off to a stantastic fart.


 "#OpeningNight takeaway: 49ers DE Arik Armstead is the most imposing reporter on the floor. Even Al Leiter can't elbow his way past 6'8", 280"

Chris Wesseling

@Chris Wesseling



 Bigger, brighter and bolder

Super Bowl Opening Night was a super-sized affair indeed, and Peyton Manning was the night's star.



Report: Peyton Manning Told Friends He's Retiring

The singular off-the-field storyline of this Super Bowl week would be—if Peyton Manning played along—Manning’s last game. But publicly, he’s remained mum, giving just one hint that he’s even thought about it. Privately, it’s apparently a different story.




People spent $30 to watch players from the Panthers and the Broncos answer questions from hand puppets and people with clown costumes, and that's okay.



Wade Phillips is rocking Aqib Talib’s gold chain on Super Bowl Opening Night

Super Bowl Opening Night, formerly known as Super Bowl Media Day, is the strangest. Here is Wade Phillips wearing Aqib Talib's bling to make it even more strange.

View image on Twitter

Coach Phillips rockin' Talib's bling. Details to come from the green room.

Elsewhere at media day, one outlet tried to teach players how to speak German.



They weren't the only one with an interesting outfit.


I have no idea what this is.




Media Day fans





Cleveland Cavaliers  CLE 111 - 106 IND  Indiana Pacers


Myles Turner stuffed LeBron James and the Pacers' announcer went bonkers

No one is supposed to block LeBron James when he's thundering through the lane for a dunk. He's too strong, too athletic, too good. But no one told Myles Turner.

Pacers announcer Quinn Buckner couldn't contain himself.

Turner gave James nothing on the play, stuffing him into oblivion. And he did it by swatting all ball on a big play late in the fourth quarter of a tight game.



 Funny interruption by Kyrie during JRs Postgame




Detroit Pistons DET 105 - 100 BKNBrooklyn Nets


Thaddeus Young sends Ersan Ilyasova to the floor with a demoralizing block




 Washington Wizards WAS 98 - 114 OKCOklahoma City Thunder


 Westbrook lobs it to Steven Adams for the slam! 



 Is it just me or does Russ have the cleanest Eurostep in the league



Some very happy campers



 Slowmo replay




Chicago Bulls CHI 96 - 105 UTA Utah Jazz


 Gordon Hayward ties it up with 5 seconds left to force OT vs Bulls


 Derrick Rose drills a clutch 3 pointer to take the lead in the 4th







Peyton Manning




Cam Newton



"It's SUPER BOWL 50 Week"


We're here. #BeatThePanthers


Denver Broncos


 "And I didn't mean it to come off as a race thing. I didn't mean it to come off as anybody that's being brash or flamboyant about a specific question. I was just saying facts. I'm hoping to be a trailblazer to not give an avenue not only to African-American quarterbacks but athletic quarterbacks as well."

Cam Newton

- Cam Newton, elaborated on his comments about the impact he has as a quarterback in the NFL.




Team Rice All-Pros RIC  27 - 49 IRV Team Irvin All-Pros

Pro Bowl 2016 final score: Team Irvin dominates in 49-27 win

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Russell Wilson threw for three touchdowns in less than a half of play as Team Irvin pulled away with the convincing Pro Bowl win.


 Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman (24) and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) T of Team Irvin celebrate after Freeman made a touchdown during the first quarter of the NFL Pro Bowl football game, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, in Honolulu.

Seahawks' Wilson throws 3 TDs in Irvin's Pro Bowl


2016 Pro Bowl MVP: Seattle teammates Russell Wilson and Michael Bennett take home honors

Wilson threw three touchdowns in the first half for Team Irvin while Bennett was his usual disruptive self on defense.

To the surprise of almost nobody, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was named the Pro Bowl offensive MVP after a strong performance in Team Irvin's 49-27 win over Team Rice. His Seattle and Team Irvin teammate Michael Bennett claimed defensive MVP honors.

Wilson played in just the first half, but he was dominant in limited action, throwing three touchdowns and no interceptions on 8-of-12 passing. Wilson's three touchdown passes went to Julio Jones, Devonta Freeman and Todd Gurley.

This is Wilson's third Pro Bowl appearance, and the first time he took the MVP award. Wilson exploded in his fourth season in the league, setting several career highs. He threw for 4,024 passing yards, 34 touchdowns and eight interceptions, becoming the first quarterback in Seahawks history to reach the 4,000-yard mark.

Wilson took command of the Seahawks offense despite not having Marshawn Lynch for the majority of the season, leading Seattle to a 10-6 record and fourth straight playoff appearance. The Seahawks beat the Minnesota Vikings in the first round of the postseason before bowing out to the Carolina Panthers in the Divisional round.

Bennett made his first Pro Bowl appearance despite being one of the NFL's best defensive linemen in recent seasons. He did a little bit of everything on Sunday. He rushed the quarterback and recorded the only sack of the game. He danced with the mascots. He even got a carry as a running back and picked up seven yards. It initially looked like Bennett had run for a long touchdown, but the play was blown dead after the short gain.



Michael Bennett mic'd up is the best part of the the Pro Bowl

Watch video on Twitter

"I could be a rapper right now....It's easy."@Seahawks DE @mosesbread72 mic'd up at practice is GOLD.



Michael Irvin celebrated so hard he accidentally choked Jameis Winston

Jameis Winston threw a beautiful pass for a touchdown in the Pro Bowl. His reward?

 Michael Irvin is known for getting overly excited, but he might want to take it a little easier next time on one of his quarterbacks. At least until the game is over.



 Richard Sherman RKOs Clay Matthews outta nowhere during the Pro Bowl

Richard Sherman might be taking the Pro Bowl a bit too seriously. I mean, he just turned heel during the NFL's break between the Conference Championships and the Super Bowl, with Clay Matthews being his victim. RKO outta nowhere!


 With RKO Call



5’8 RB Devonta Freeman made the best tackle at the Pro Bowl

The Pro Bowl is essentially a game of two-hand touch with the majority of defenders going easy on the offensive players. Most running plays end with a standing scrum and a whistle rather than any player being brought to the ground.

Don't tell that to Falcons running back Devonta Freeman.

 At 5'8 and 206 pounds, Freeman is one of the smallest players in the game, and he's usually the one taking those hits, not dishing them out. But, Freeman subbed in to play a little defense and seemed very intent on making his tackle attempt count. Chris Ivory might not have loved that tackle. The Atlanta Falcons might not have loved that tackle. But, football fans who hate the lack of physical play in the Pro Bowl probably loved it.

Leave it to a small running back to make the biggest tackle in the Pro Bowl.



Tyrod Taylor entered the tame for Team Rice, but he tossed an interception to Harrison Smith on his first drive. Since it's the Pro Bowl and Team Irvin was up 14 points, that meant some wacky plays. Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman ran a play on offense, a reverse that lost 22 yards. As a bonus, Sherman got tackled out of bounds by his teammate, linebacker Bobby Wagner.

 Team Irvin punted the ball away, but got it back immediately when Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie got his second interception of the game. They capitalized on the turnover with yet another long touchdown pass, this time from Jameis Winston to Delanie Walker for 53 yards.



 Center at Pro Bowl blocks two D-Linemen at once.



 All hail Michael Bennett



Michael Bennett should be Pro Bowl MVP for this Whip and Nae Nae with mascots

 Michael Bennett Has Some Dance Moves



 Michael Bennett is the best. For absolutely no reason at all, Bennett took the time from playing in the Pro Bowl to dance with mascots. He didn't even score a touchdown to do it.

Now watch Bennett whip! Now watch the mascots Nae Nae!


 fake 1



Travis Kelce and Odell Beckham Jr. have perfected the synchronized celebration dance

It's pretty impressive that Kelce and Beckham were able to coordinate their dance moves in such a short time considering that the two didn't know they were going to be teammates until early last week.




Golden State Warriors GS 116 - 95 NY New York Knicks


 Carmelo Anthony tried to guard Stephen Curry by palming his head

Can you really blame Carmelo Anthony? No one has found a way to stop Stephen Curry, why not try to slow him by palming his head?

It didn't work. He was called for a foul — and Curry hit a shot that didn't count after the whistle. And the Warriors blew out the Knicks. Better luck next time, Melo.




Minnesota Timberwolves  MIN 93 - 96 POR Portland Trail Blazers


Andrew Wiggins gets into the lane and puts down a two handed rim rocker




 Atlanta Hawks ATL 87 - 105 MIA Miami Heat


Chris Bosh covers the camera with a towel like he’s tucking you in for bed

 Chris Bosh is the most self-aware player in the NBA. With his photobombing and random screaming, any interview with Bosh is a treat. This is true even when Bosh doesn't necessarily want to be seen.

After the win, Bosh threw his towel at the camera to cover it up, except he only blocked part of the lens. Bosh instantly notices this and pulls down the towel. There! Now no one can see Bosh!




Atlantic All-Stars AAS 0 - 1 PAS Pacific All-Stars


 Meanwhile in the AHL Skills Competition, Rob Schremp still has it



 Also, a 13-year-old went 4 for 5 in accuracy shooting



Dylan Larkin might be the NHL’s fastest skater, but could use some work on balance

Detroit's Dylan Larkin is very good at skating. He broke a record on Saturday as the fastest skater in NHL All-Star Game history. Although he set the record, he nearly wiped out in the process before regaining his balance. He wasn't quite as fortunate on Sunday during the game.

 Sometimes even the best hockey players in the world end up face first on the ice just like us at the ice rink. Thanks for making us all feel better, Dylan.



 PK Subban wins a backrub from coach Amy Grant with goal



All-Star hero John Scott and former teammate Patrick Kane stage mock fight

One of the early great moments in this year's NHL All-Star weekend took place during the player introductions on Saturday. While NHL fans were ecstatic that John Scott was made an All-Star — and they definitely let him know during the introductions — the fans didn't feel the same toward Patrick Kane. A roar of boos filled the arena while Scott, standing next to Kane, laughed at the jeers.



seahawks#Repost @dangerusswilson EEE
No. 1 pick over all!! Finally! I guess short guys do win after all... #NoMoreHeelLifts #ProBowl2016 @tdlockett12 sorry for the stiff arm but you're on Team Rice this time... Haha



 KATE doin the KAT daddy






 FAROx psychedelic crazy dope hand









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 Marshawn Lynch tells autograph-seeking teens to 'back up off me'

By Kipp Robertson, Writer |September 22, 2015 @ 10:29 am

Apparently Marshawn Lynch has a similar disdain for teenagers seeking autographs as he does for reporters looking for quotes.

 A video, allegedly shot in Wisconsin over the weekend when the Seahawks were in town to play the Packers, shows a group of teenage boys asking Lynch for autographs. Lynch, minding his own business on his stroll through town, isn't having it.

"Back up off me," Lynch says as he turns toward the group who continue to follow him.

That's all Lynch is heard saying during the 34-second video. However, TMZ reports Lynch told one of the boys "How would you like it if I slapped that [expletive deleted] phone out of your hand and that smile off your face," after the cameras were off. The uncle of the boy told TMZ he was "shocked" by Lynch's behavior.

Other than the report by TMZ, there is no proof that happened, however.