Boxing faceoffs are all about mind games. Fighters try to look intimidating, they talk trash, and they get up in each other’s grills all in the name of mind games. Swedish professional boxer Mikaela Laurén took the theatrics to a whole other place during a press conference on Monday when she stood toe-to-toe with undefeated champion Cecilia Braekhus. As cameras clicked away, Lauren approached Braekhus, stared deeply into her eyes and planted a kiss on her lips.
Tom Brady was apparently furious on more than one occasion during the Patriots’ 24-17 win over the Jets in Week 6. During the first half when Brady and the Patriots fell into a 14-0 hole, the CBS broadcast caught a particularly unhappy Brady. You don’t have to be a talented lip reader to see Brady’s language wasn’t safe for the broadcast. “He gets mad — he’s in the game,” Rob Gronkowski said when asked about Brady’s emotions in a postgame press conference. “It gets you fired up, and sometimes you’re scared that you got him fired up. You don’t know. But you just go out there, you know he’s in the mood once the offense picked up. He’s our leader. It definitely goes through him.” After Brady’s outburst,
CBS Sports gave about as much praise as an 0-6 team can get to the 49ers this week during their Week 6 report card for teams across the NFL. Writer John Breech of CBS Sports gave the 49ers a B-minus for their 26-24 loss to the Redskins Sunday, then gave them a compliment on their ability to stay close during losses. "The 49ers might just be the best 0-6 team in NFL history," wrote Breech. "Of the 49ers' six losses this season, five of them have come by three points or less, including Sunday's loss in Washington. The 49ers kept this close despite the fact that they benched their starting quarterback (Brian Hoyer) in the middle of the first half and threw a rookie in the game (C.J. Beathard). Beathard