Shutdown Corner

  • John Oliver joins the chorus of those laughing at Roger Goodell

    Jay Busbee at Shutdown Corner10 hrs ago

    Add John Oliver to the ever-growing chorus of mainstream-media outlets laughing at, not with, the NFL. John Oliver's HBO show "Last Week Tonight" took on NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's already-infamous Friday afternoon press conference. All but the most diehard NFL apologists found the press conference long on bloviating and short on substance, and Oliver zoomed right in on the prevalence of word-like product being spewed forth. 

    Plus, there's the thorny matter of possibly, you know, lying. "You know that things are not going well when you lose the moral high ground to a TMZ reporter," Oliver said. He also praised the players who live-tweeted the press conference, particularly Sidney Rice's ghost-emoji'd "Boo this man."

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  • Seattle's Deshawn Shead proposes to his girlfriend after Denver game

    Jay Busbee at Shutdown Corner22 hrs ago

    Time for the Legion of Boom to start getting fitted for tuxes. In the moments after Sunday's dramatic 26-20 win over Denver, Seattle cornerback Deshawn Shead knelt down on the 50-yard-line and proposed to his girlfriend, Jessica Martinez.

    Seahawks cb Deshawn Shead proposing on the field after Seahawks beat Denver. pic.twitter.com/HBbr6O0waC

    Fortunately, she said yes. Best part of that photo? Richard Sherman grinning in the background.

    Congratulations to the happy couple. Makes a good day at the office even better for Shead.

    ____ Jay Busbee is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at jay.busbee@yahoo.com or find him on Facebook or on Twitter.

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