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Dustin Brown had funny exchange with FedEx guy

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A FedEx delivery man recently realized that he was delivering a package to Dustin Brown’s house, so he just had to say something. But unlike a person who sees a celebrity or athlete in the streets and doesn’t know what to say, the FedEx guy had at least some time to think. Yet all he could come up with was “Rangers rule!”

As the Stanley Cup Finals showed us, the Rangers don’t rule. The Los Angeles Kings do, which is why they easily defeated the Rangers in five games. Brown more or less pointed that out when he called out the delivery guy on Twitter.

The FedEx guy could have said nothing at all, and that would have been a waste of a great opportunity. We applaud him for the idea — the execution needs a little work.

H/T Extra Mustard

Drew Brees hits a frisbee with a football (Video)

The main reason Drew Brees is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL despite being barely 6-feet tall is that he is incredibly accurate. Brees throws the ball downfield as well as anyone in the game, and he apparently polishes that skill by pegging frisbees out of mid-air.

While we have no way of knowing how many balls Brees threw before hitting the disc, that is still pretty impressive. Not only does the throw have to be incredibly accurate, but it also has to be timed perfectly. Those are two things Brees has mastered. There’s a reason he is arguably the most consistent quarterback in the NFL.

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Video via Shutdown Corner

Richard Sherman takes jab at Patrick Peterson after Peterson’s extension

Patrick PetersonPatrick Peterson announced on Tuesday night that he has signed a five-year, $70 million contract extension with the Arizona Cardinals. This next piece of information may shock you — Richard Sherman did not congratulate him.

Peterson’s deal, which he says includes $48 million guaranteed, is one year longer than the four-year, $56 million extension Sherman signed and includes $8 million more in guaranteed money at the same average annual value. After Peterson’s deal was announced, Sherman had a pretty timely retweet.

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Peterson then tweeted something that was clearly directed toward Sherman, and Sherman responded the only way he knows how.

We’re not surprised Sherman threw shade at Peterson, as Peterson tried to increase his leverage with the Cardinals by saying he is a better cornerback than Sherman and criticizing Sherman’s game. In reality, both are tremendous players who deserve to be paid at or near the top of their position. Just don’t expect either to admit that about his counterpart.

H/T Jimmy Traina’s Big Buzz

John Madden on Jim Harbaugh: He’s done one of the greatest coaching jobs ever

Jim HarbaughJim Harbaugh is the first head coach in NFL history to reach a conference championship game in his first three seasons. He has led the San Francisco 49ers to an impressive 36-11-1 record over that three-year span, looking like an NFL coaching veteran along the way. As far as John Madden is concerned, Harbaugh is already one of the greats.

In an interview with Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury Times, Madden praised Harbaugh’s three-straight NFC Championship appearances and said the Niners coach shouldn’t change a thing.

“He’s doing a great job,” Madden said. “He’s done one of the great coaching jobs ever, especially with that first year and the (labor) lockout and how he couldn’t work with the players and they went all the way to the (NFC) Championship. Great coaching job.”

Madden’s Oakland Raiders lost in the AFC Championship game five times in his first seven seasons as head coach, so he knows plenty about coming up just short. Madden later went on to win a Super Bowl in 1976 and is now considered one of the greatest NFL coaches of all time. Has he offered to share some wisdom with Harbaugh?

“Hell no,” Madden said. “He’s done a lot of good things and won a lot of big games. The last thing he needs is counseling on that. The answer is you don’t do anything. People get close and try to do something. They panic and screw everything up.

“Sometimes you can be one of the best, but you don’t accept that if you don’t get the ring or win the Super Bowl. There’s a lot of good teams between the Super Bowl winner and other teams. Once the Super Bowl is over, we lump everyone into the other 31, and that’s not fair.”

Like players, coaches are ultimately judged on their hardware. But even without a Super Bowl ring, it would be tough to argue that Harbaugh isn’t one of the better coaches in the league. The Niners will likely have to pay him like a Super Bowl-winning coach in the near future whether he wins one of not.

Matthew Stafford girlfriend Kelly Hall is still dancing (Video)

Kelly-Hall-dancingIf you have followed LBS for at least the past year or so, you probably know by now that we have a thing for Matthew Stafford’s girl. I would imagine there are very few who don’t have a thing for miss Kelly Hall, and the videos she posted on Instagram this week are a prime example of why.

Hall was “bored” and dealing with a power outage on Tuesday, so she decided to post some footage from what looked like an awesome 4th of July party. The first included some of KB Hall’s patented dance moves, while the second showed her lip-syncing to dance party favorite “Cotton Eyed Joe.”

While I still think Kelly’s “drunk modeling” in Costa Rica involved more skill, I always applaud the effort. Never change, KB.

Marshawn Lynch’s mom goes off on reporter who says Seahawks can win without him

Marshawn-Lynch-Better-PreparationMarshawn Lynch has yet to report to training camp with the Seattle Seahawks as he continues to seek a new contract. The 28-year-old bruiser has been a huge factor in Seattle’s success over the past few seasons, but does the team still need him? One reporter doesn’t think so, and Lynch’s mom is furious with said reporter.

On Tuesday, ESPN’s Terry Blount wrote that the Seahawks can continue to play at a championship level without Lynch. He argued that the team has all the leverage in this situation due to the fact that they were 7-0 last season in games when Lynch rushed for less than 70 yards and blew out the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl with Lynch rushing for 39 yards on 13 carries.

Beast Mode’s mom, Sunshine Lynch, respectfully disagrees with Blount. As Deadspin pointed out, here’s what she wrote in the comment section under Blount’s article before sharing the article on her Facebook page.

WOW !!! DID ANYONE TAKE IN TO CONSUDERATION THE GAME WAS WON BY A TEAM EFFORT TO ME IN THE 1ST HALF.NOT EVEN THE FACT THAT THE BRONCOS WERE TRYING TO HURT MARSHAWN LITTERLY IN THE 2ND HALF AND HIM BEING THE HUMBLE PLAYER HE IS WANTED HIS OTHER RUNNING BACK TO HAVE SOME PLAY TIME TOO .SO WAS IT REALLY NECESSARY FOR HIM TO CONTINUE TO PLAY .??? MAN REPORTERS DONT THINK THEY GUESS , I GUESS THATS WHY HE HATES REPORTERS , SORTA NAKING ME FEEL THAT WAY TOO !!!! :( STOP GUESSING JUST REPORT THE FACTS PLEASE.

Yeah, Sunshine went all caps on his ass. While I’m not sure I agree with her assertion that Lynch was the one who decided to give other running backs playing time in the Super Bowl, we see why she is upset. After all, someone is downplaying her baby’s impact on the team.

Blount is right. Lynch is a tremendous player and one of the best running backs in the NFL, but he is entering the dreaded late-20s portion of his career. The Seahawks drafted Christine Michael in the second round last year for a reason, and they have already made it clear that they plan to use him as part of a running back by committee approach. Lynch may not win the financial battle.

Kevin Durant thinking about going to Wizards?

Kevin DurantKevin Durant is a long way from home with the Oklahoma City Thunder. The reigning NBA MVP grew up just outside of Washington, D.C., where he was a kid rooting for the Washington Bullets and Wizards. Has Durant ever considered playing for his hometown team?

After a training session with USA Basketball on Tuesday, Durant gushed about LeBron James’ decision to return to Cleveland to try to help the Cavaliers win their first championship.

“He thought about the city where he comes from, about Northeast Ohio and how he can affect so many of the kids just being there playing basketball. I love that,” Durant said. “So many guys get criticized for making the decision that’s best for them, instead of what’s best for everybody else. He’s a guy that did that. You gotta respect that. I applauded him, I texted him and told him congratulations on the decision and told him I was happy for him. As a fan of the game, it’s going to be pretty cool to see him back in Cleveland.”

While Durant said he is completely committed to the Thunder and reminded reporters that he has two years remaining on his contract, he stopped short of ruling out a return to D.C.

“Look, we going to put it out on tape,” Durant said. “It’s been talked about. Everybody’s asked me about it every time I go on Instagram or Twitter. All my friends ask me about it. So I’m not going to sit here and act like I’m naïve to the fact that people think about that stuff. But I just tell everybody that I’m here in Oklahoma City, [and] I love it here. Who knows what will happen? I never close the door on anything. But I like where I’m at right now, so I can’t answer that question.”

The major difference between LeBron and Durant is that LeBron won two championships before returning to Cleveland. If Durant still doesn’t have a ring when his contract with the Thunder is up in two years, he’ll probably sign with the team that gives him the best chance to win a title.