Considering how much has been made about the Washington Redskins' name and logo lately, you would think anyone associated with the NFL would avoid the notion of "scalping" at all costs. NFL Network commentator Michael Irvin must not have gotten the proverbial memo. During a live segment of Gameday Morning, the Hall of Fame wide receiver took center stage and insisted that Cleveland Browns quarterback Jason Campbell "personally get down and lead these Browns to a scalping of the undefeated Chiefs." Irvin didn't seem to think the mention of the primitive ritual was any sort of on-air red flag, as the theatrics in his address only continued. "And do it in a way that will make everyone say, that Campbell is mmmm mmmm good."
The analyst's former team, the Dallas Cowboys, made headlines for the wrong reasons on Sunday too. After taking a 30-24 lead on a Dan Bailey kick with only 1:02 to play, it seemed as though Dallas had the game in the bag. At least Cowboys superfan LeBron James thought so. Check out the NBA star's tweet about the thrilling conclusion:
What happened? I just left my tv to use the restroom
— LeBron James (@KingJames) October 27, 2013
Those who didn't leave the couch for a No. 1 or 2 or two witnessed Matthew Stafford cap off a superb drive with a cagey touchdown sneak of his own that caught the Cowboys by surprise.
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Clint Dempsey's high-profile return to the MLS after playing abroad for six years has been accompanied by a pronounced scoring drought on American soil. The U.S. national team forward hadn't found the back of the net in his first eight appearances for the Seattle Sounders, but finally got on the board against the L.A. Galaxy on Sunday. Dempsey's goal in the 30th minute put Seattle up one-nil, but L.A.'s Robbie Keane netted an equalizer in the second half that would lead to a 1-1 draw.
World Series play ended in bizarre fashion for a second consecutive night with a St. Louis Cardinal's base-runner once again at the center of the drama. After Allen Craig, the famously obstructed runner who won Game 3 for the Cards, reached first in the bottom of the 9th, rookie Kolten Wong was inserted to pinch run. One batter later, with two outs on the boards, Wong was suddenly picked off at first by Koji Uehara to end Game 4. The Boston Red Sox evened the series at two games apiece with the 4-2 win.