Adrian Peterson looked bad with the Saints. Awful, even. He was averaging just three yards a carry, his longest run was 11 yards, and it came on first and 20. He had carried the ball just 27 times.
Check out the still image above: Steelers receiver Antonio Brown is at about the Chiefs’ 35-yard line and is flanked by two defenders. Kansas City cornerback Phillip Gaines has just tipped the pass; safety Daniel Sorensen is there to make the tackle. And yet, Brown scored a 51-yard TD.
Redskins cornerback Kendall Fuller picked off 49ers QB C.J. Beathard’s pass with three seconds left to seal today’s 26-24 win over San Francisco. Fuller’s teammates celebrated in a way that has to be a first.
Golden Tate caught a long pass from Matthew Stafford, broke a few weak tackles by the Saints, and flipped into the end zone. It was pretty cool.
Jahlil Okafor likes movies. A new profile of him at SB Nation opens with Okafor watching Home Again with his girlfriend. And he mentions at curious fact: Okafor has “been known to take a train from Philadelphia to Manhattan just to catch a flick or two at the iPic.” That wording doesn’t explain how often he does this,…
Adrian Peterson has been demoted from Saint to Cardinal.
Syria’s run through World Cup qualification ended in heartbreak today. Tim Cahill headed in a goal, his second, in extra time to put Australia past Syria, 2-1, in the second leg of their fifth-place AFC playoff. Australia won, 3-2, on aggregate and advanced to the inter-confederation playoffs.
Quarterback Y.A. Tittle now sounds like a grizzled relic of football, but there was a time when his name was just weird. Comic Phil Foster had a bit about it in the 1950s: “I used to love the tough guys in pro football. In my day we had real he-men: Bronko Nagurski, Alex Wojciechowicz, Mel Hein. Now what have we got:…
Famous South Jersey native and baseball player Mike Trout is at the Eagles game today, so the team’s offense performed an impressively elaborate baseball celebration to honor him (and possibly recruit him for the Phillies, who knows).
Safeties are one of the most exciting plays in football. That might sound weird, since they’re only worth two points, don’t decide games very often, if ever, but they’re fun! Also, the safety is the only play in football where players celebrate by impersonating the referee.
Brian Pillman died 20 years ago today. Scheduled to wrestle at WWF’s Badd Blood PPV that night—the event with the classic first Hell in a Cell match, between Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker—he didn’t show up to the arena. He’d died in his sleep overnight at a budget motel in Bloomington, Minnesota. He was 35.
Kris Humphries, Kim Kardashian’s pretend husband for 72 days and a 13-year NBA veteran, is now on the Philadelphia 76ers. The team played its first preseason game in Philly last night, and Humphries got his first action with the squad.
A Northern Illinois football player has been suspended one game for gouging the eyes of an opposing team’s player over the weekend.
Philadelphians are psyched as heck for the Sixers, but the excitement that the city feels for potential superstar Joel Embiid is something even purer and stranger than that.
The announced attendance for the Eagles-Chargers game in Carson, California yesterday was 25,374. It seemed like most of those in attendance were not there for the home team.
John Jaso, the dreaded pirate-looking dude who plays for the Pirates, told reporters yesterday he is probably calling it a career now that the season is over and his contract is up. Better yet: He’s retiring from baseball to sail the seven seas. No piracy, hopefully.
Man, Philip Rivers is pissed.
There’s an interesting story at ESPN today about how NFL executives and owners are dealing with Donald Trump. Trump, as you may recall, called Colin Kaepernick a “son of a bitch” before last weekend’s games, adding that any player protesting police brutality during the national anthem should be fired. Trump’s comments…
O.J. Simpson—the former football star, convicted kidnapper and author of the book If I Did It—was released from a Nevada prison this morning, a day earlier than expected.
A high school football team in the Finger Lakes region of New York has forfeited its entire season after seven players took the painkiller oxycodone before a game.