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,
Dwyane Wade gave Rachel Nichols some A+ interview ammo when he told her LeBron James was the cheapest guy in the NBA. True or false, LeBron? “That is so, so, so, so false ... ly true. That is so falsely true.” “I’m not turning on data roaming. I’m not buying no apps. I still got Pandora with commercials.” This is adorable and extremely relatable and this LeBron and Dwyane Wade buddy comedy is looking like one of the best subplots in a juicy upcoming NBA season.
Here's what we know: Aaron Rodgers has a broken collarbone and there's a chance he'll miss the rest of the season. Here's what we also know: The only other quarterback on the Packers' roster is 2015 fifth-round pick Brett Hundley, who before Sunday had thrown a grand total of 11 passes in two-plus NFL seasons. There's also Joe Callahan, the second-year quarterback out of Wesley College who is currently on the practice squad, though it's certainly more likely that the Packers look outside the organization to find a veteran to replace Rodgers. And while Hundley looked capable against the Vikings on Sunday, Twitter wasted little time speculating about better, older options. At the top of the list,
This NFL celebration was captivating. After Washington cornerback Kendall Fuller intercepted a pass to seal a 26-24 victory over the visiting San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, the player and his teammates simulated an arrest. Fuller put his hands up as safety D.J. Swearinger imitated patting him down and leading him away in handcuffs. Given the controversy over NFL players’ national anthem demonstrations to highlight police brutality and racial injustice, the choreographed stunt appeared mighty provocative at first.
The Redskins’ secondary has been calling themselves the “Flight Marshals” this season, and they apparently used that concept for a unique celebration choice on Sunday. After Kendall Fuller intercepted C.J. Beathard’s pass to lock up the win over the 49ers, Redskins safety D.J. Swearinger pretended to frisk Fuller and mimicked putting him in handcuffs as they left the field. While reason behind the celebration was initially unclear (and even speculated as a potential protest), Swearinger had a simple explanation for the celebration after the game: Fuller locked down the 49ers. Swearinger said via the Washington Post: “A little Flight Marshal signature. Lock him up. I guess we locking up. He locked
The New Orleans Saints followed the same protocol on Sunday for the national anthem that the team agreed to do before the Miami game in London, kneeling in protest of racial inequality before the anthem and then standing during the anthem itself. Fans in the Superdome began booing while the players knelt before the anthem, and then the stadium's announcer asked for a moment of silence in tribute to Marcus McNeil, the New Orleans policeman who was shot and killed early Friday morning. Sean Payton indicated Monday that the Saints did not realize there would be a moment of silence and the decision to take a knee was a continuation of the team's decision in London, not connected to the tribute