The New York football Giants faced-off against the New England Patriots on Thursday, as they took the field for their fourth and final game before the regular season kicks off next week. The Giants held down their home field, beating New England by a score of 16-13, but that’s not the story.
The real story of the game was this guy. Yeah, you’re seeing it right. This Giants’ fan rocked a Denver Broncos’ jersey that read “Eli’s Brother” on the back.
— Emily St Germaine (@ev0lemi) August 29, 2014
Why not wear an Eli Manning jersey? Too main stream, perhaps. Or maybe it just didn’t match his Mets’ hat as well. Either way, it takes some balls to act as if Eli has anything on Peyton. Sure, Eli has two rings, but only a completely delusional individual would actually venture to say Eli is the superior Manning.
Hopefully Peyton’s brother decides to actually throw to his own teammates this season, as his 18 touchdowns and 27 interceptions, from last season, was hard to stomach for Giants’ fans.
Being the head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats’ basketball team gives John Calipari the opportunity to deal with tons of talented basketball prospects. Coach Calipari has the chance to mold these young, gifted players, as they enter a lifetime of basketball glory. Recently, that crop has been great. Players like DeMarcus Cousins, John Wall, Eric Bledsoe, Julius Randle and Anthony Davis come to mind.
Coach Calipari made a bold prediction for New Orleans Pelicans’ forward, and Team USA big man, Anthony Davis, while speaking to USA Today Sports.
“Right now, you look at (Davis) and say, ‘Man, in five years, he could be the best player in the NBA,’ “ Calipari said. “And this USA Basketball stuff pushes that date sooner. Again, here’s what it does for him: how to work, new things to add to his game, and confidence like, ‘These are the best in the world, so I’m all right.’ “
ESPN already dropped their positional rankings for the upcoming season, and wouldn’t you know it, they ranked Davis as the potential best power-forward in the league next season.
The gushing doesn’t stop with Calipari. Pelicans’ head coach, Monty Williams, also sees the growth in Davis’ game.
“He’s understanding that he is a lead dog among a number of alpha dogs. Mentally, he has taken it up a few notches, and I think Coach K (Mike Krzyzewski) has been a big part of that, pushing him to be a leader, pushing him to be a guy on the team. You think about the names on this team, and you look at the impact on the game that he has, and you seldom say there’s a better player on the floor than Anthony. That’s got to help him from a confidence standpoint…and I think that’s just going to help us going forward.”
There certainly is an added advantage to playing with fellow star players from around the association, while on Team USA’s roster. Davis has gone from being the clear-cut best player on a team (The Pelicans), to being just another face in the crowd on Team USA. Not to diminish the valuable role Davis plays for the USA team, or anything, but it’s a big difference from playing with guys like Tyreke Evans, to playing with players like Stephen Curry, and Derrick Rose. These fellow all-star caliber players heighten your game, naturally.
So, the ultimate question is how good will Anthony Davis eventually be? It’s a tricky question, but his defense is already blossomed, and his offensive ceiling seems almost unlimited at his position.
We all know and understand that losing your annual fantasy football league may result in constant harassment, at the hands of your friends and co-workers, but some commissioners of some leagues tend to set the bar a little higher.
— Brittany Begley (@BrittanyBegley) August 29, 2014
Take this poor soul, for example. This man was seen, and photographed on Thursday, somewhere on Speedway Boulevard, in Charlotte, N.C. The sign says it all, folks. DO NOT lose your fantasy football league. If you can’t manage to win the championship, or even make the playoffs, just do what you can to not fall into last place, or else you’ll end up sporting some women’s gear on the side of one of the busiest roads in North Carolina.
At this point in time, the only information we have on the man in question, other than the fact that he seemed to embrace his punishment, is that his name may be Jason Horton. I suppose the best way you can rise up and hit the situation with two feet on the ground is to just say “screw it” and rock your sister’s best festival dress on the side of the road.
There was this Tweet, that may answer some questions about the dude on the side of the road, but nothing is confirmed.
— Brittany Begley (@BrittanyBegley) August 29, 2014
Apparently the guy’s name is Jason, and he’s a total WINNER for going through with this fantasy punishment. Kudos to this man!
The day-to-day operations of the one and only Chad Johnson are a sight to behold, if you happen to be anything like me. I’m a huge fan of combing Twitter, in search of the hilarity that often ensues. Sometimes the funny Tweets come from actors. Sometimes they come from Average Joes, but most of the time, they come from Chad Johnson.
It’s no secret that former NFL wide receiver, Chad Johnson, loves social media (namely Twitter), and the video game, Fifa Soccer. Chad has racked up close to 80,000 Tweets, all-time, and it’s assumed that 50% of those Tweets are about the wildly popular video game. Simply put, the artist formally know as Ochocinco, loves Fifa Soccer.
Online playing FIFA is where I’m accepted despite my looks & flaws RT @DarthVenn: Just gotta go where people accept you
— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) August 18, 2014
With 3.6 million Twitter followers, I was already under the impression that Chad was relatively accepted, despite his “looks and flaws”. I guess the beauty of online video games is that people accept you for your in-game skill and activity, rather than what you’ve done in real life.
Although, most online players haven’t quite accomplished the sorts of things Chad has in the real world. After all, Chad Johnson is a household name. He’s a two-time NFL All-Pro, who racked up more than 11,000 receiving yards and 65+ receiving touchdowns over the course of his 11-year career.
But apparently the negative press has caught up to Chad, as he feels like an online video game is the only place he can gain acceptance from his fellow man. I’m not sure whether I should laugh or cry.