Johnson finished fifth and lost his Sprint Cup Series points lead after a frustrating race at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday. As he was speaking with reporters on pit road after the race, an enraged Biffle came strolling over, grabbed Johnson by the shoulder and spun him around. Looking stunned, Johnson calmly placed his hand on Biffle’s chest.
“Hey, you (expletive) ripped off my rear bumper, you (expletive),” Biffle barked at Johnson, via USA Today Sports. “You (expletive) ran into the back of me!”
At some point during the race, Johnson made contact with the back of Biffle’s car. Johnson admitted that, but he didn’t think he did anything wrong. Replays actually show that it might have been Dale Earnhardt Jr’s car that damaged Biffle’s bumper.
“We made contact, but I couldn’t understand why he was down here pulling on my collar like he just did,” Johnson said. “We’ll get it sorted out.”
Biffle saw things differently.
“If he’s running for the title, he better not tear my rear bumper cover off, because that’ll be his last race he finishes,” Biffle told reporters. “The guy tore my rear bumper cover off and I had to pit when we were planning on staying out and I had to go to the tail end of the longest line. That’s why I was upset about it.”
Man do I love when NASCAR goes WWE. These guys are a riot. At least no one’s dad had to get involved this time.
Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson has been out since Week 4 with a broken arm. Burleson suffered the injury during a frightening car accident. It was later revealed that the 32-year-old crashed his car when he was trying to save a box of pizza from falling off the passenger seat, which is a unique story that even Nate has made fun of himself over.
If Burleson likes DiGiorno pizza, he must be glad he shared his embarrassing tale. On Sunday, Burleson revealed that DiGiorno sent him a free year’s supply of coupons for frozen pizzas.
“Hello Nate, We hope you are feeling better after your recent car accident and are on the road to recovery,” the letter read, via ESPN.com. “DiGiorno Pizza understands the challenges that come with carry out and delivery pizza so we’re sending you a gift along with a year supply of DiGorno pizza so you can skip carry out.”
A year’s supply of pizza is a small price to pay for the advertising DiGiorno is getting. Someone in their PR department deserves a gold star.
- Nate Burleson
The Minnesota Vikings are off to a 1-6 start this season and have allowed a whopping 32.1 points per game, which places them 30th in the NFL. Minnesota is also 30th in total yards allowed with an average of 401.6. The Vikings have been incapable of stopping anyone, and Sunday night’s loss to the Green Bay Packers brought more of the same.
The Packers, playing without Randall Cobb and Jermichael Finley, racked up 464 yards of total offense. Aaron Rodgers threw for 285 yards and two touchdowns while Eddie Lacy added 94 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Green Bay was able to beat Minnesota with almost any play call, and Jared Allen appeared to be in awe with how bad his team was playing at one point.
“I’ve never played on a defense this bad in my life.”
You don’t have to be a professional lipreader to determine that Allen said something along those lines while talking to a teammate on the sidelines. The Vikings were a 10-6 playoff team less than a year ago. They ranked 14th in points allowed in 2012. This year, Minnesota is one of the worst teams in football. Their quarterback situation has left little hope, but the defense has done nothing to help. I’m sure Allen’s frustration is felt across the entire locker room.
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Over the past few years, parents have been really nailing it by dressing their young ones up as college football coaches. Baby Kliff Kingsbury may have already won this year’s Halloween costume contest.
Kingsbury is more than just the head football coach at Texas Tech. The 34-year-old has been featured in gossip magazines and on television stations like E! throughout the season because of his good looks. Fans have even held up signs talking about how hot Kingsbury is. And this kid (or his parents) absolutely nailed the look.
Wayfarer sunglasses? Check. Perfectly parted hair? Check. Five o’clock shadow? Yup. Little Kliff Kingsbury has future lady killer written all over him.
Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones was unhappy with the way New York Jets wide receiver David Nelson played against him on Sunday. Pacman thought Nelson threw numerous cheap shots during the Bengals’ 49-9 blowout victory, one of which drew an unnecessary roughness penalty at the end of the third quarter.
“(Nelson) was playing dirty,” Jones said after the game. “He cut me like four times after the play. Thank God I took my medicine today, I guess, and I didn’t go off. Hopefully, he’ll get fined. At least three fines. There were three real cheap shots after the play.”
I doubt Nelson is going to be fined three times, but we get the point. Jones was furious. According to the NY Daily News, he was so angry that he may have crossed the line by threatening Nelson.
“I’m going to find out where you live and come and get you,” Jones reportedly told Nelson at one point during the game.
Pacman and Rex Ryan were also seen jawing at one point, and Pacman says Rex had told him to “shut the hell up.”
We’d have to see the game to know whether we agree with Pacman about Nelson playing dirty, though the officials obviously agreed on at least one play. Even if Nelson was throwing cheap shots, there’s a line you can’t cross with trash talking. Threatening someone like that would constitute crossing the line. Given Pacman’s incredibly long list of off-field issues, the last thing he should be doing is threatening to find out where someone lives.
The New York Jets lost by 40 points to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Rex Ryan’s team lost by a larger margin than the Jacksonville Jaguars, which has been a tough feat to accomplish this season. Everything that could go wrong for the Jets did in a game that they probably wish could have ended in the third quarter. And Antonio Cromartie’s wife Terricka Cason was not happy about it.
Cason was extremely outspoken on Twitter during the game. Andy Dalton somehow threw for a career-high five touchdown passes against a New York defense that has looked solid in recent weeks. Mrs. Cromartie summed their performance up nicely.
Hey, if the shoe fits. Terricka seems pretty knowledgeable about football based on some of her tweets, but she began getting bashed by followers after criticizing the Jets’ defense. She responded to some of her critics while scolding the team some more.
In 1989, Anderson caught 15 passes for an incredible 336 yards during a game with the Los Angeles Rams. Megatron fell just seven yards short of that mark against Dallas, hauling in 14 catches for 329 yards. It was one of the most amazing single-game performances you will ever see. Flipper’s son Dres Anderson was relieved that his old man’s 336-yard game is still second to none.
I've never rooted for the Cowboys in my life but I pray they hold down Megatron for these last two minutes!!!
— Dres Anderson (@DrizzyDrezz_6) October 27, 2013
YESSSSSSS!!!! My Dads Record Stays Alive THANK YOU GOD!!!
— Dres Anderson (@DrizzyDrezz_6) October 27, 2013
I don’t blame Dres for wanting his dad’s record to hold up. When you make your mark on a professional sport like that, it’s only human nature to want it to remain permanent. It’s when you get into saying stuff like Mercury Morris says that it becomes obnoxious and uncalled for.
H/T Sporting News
Maybe Boston Red Sox cloer Koji Uehara would have retired St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran for the final out of Game 4 of the World Series and preserved the win. Maybe Beltran would have found a way to keep the inning alive with a runner on first and the Cards would have rallied. Because of Kolten Wong, we will never know.
Wong, the St. Louis infielder who entered as a pinch runner following Allen Craig’s one-out single in the ninth inning, was picked off at first base by Uehara to end the game. His run meant very little with the Cardinals trailing 4-2 and down to their last out.
Sometimes in baseball things have a way of working themselves out, and that has been the case on numerous occasions for the 2013 Boston Red Sox. Hours before Game 4 of the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday night, Shane Victorino decided he would not be able to play due to tightness in his back. Daniel Nava got the start in right and Jonny Gomes started in left.
Had Victorino been healthy enough to play, he would have started in right and Nava in left. That would have made Gomes the odd man out and kept him on the bench as a pinch hitter. Who knows how the Red Sox would have made out without Gomes’ go-ahead homerun off Seth Maness in the 6th inning.
Gomes’ blast proved to be the game-winner. It also happened to be his first hit of the series — he was 0-for-9 when he came to the plate in the 6th. We have no way of knowing if the situation would have been entirely different if Victorino played. Maybe Victorino would have hit a homer of his own and played the role of hero yet again. Whatever the case, the Sox are glad Gomes was in the lineup. A proven winner who is seen more for his value as a clubhouse presence, Gomes had been waiting for that moment his entire career.
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Dez Bryant justified his multiple sideline meltdowns on Sunday during the Dallas Cowboys’ 31-30 loss to the Detroit Lions by saying his actions are a manifestation of his passion for the game. His coaches and teammates also defended his actions.
Bryant had at least two sideline incidents that were caught by the TV cameras. The first occurred late in the third quarter when Bryant only had two catches. He went after Tony Romo and then some of his coaches, repeatedly getting in their faces. The second meltdown occurred in the final minute after the Cowboys blew their 30-24 lead. That time tight end Jason Witten got into it with him and reminded Bryant that the game wasn’t over and that they still had time for a play or two.
After the game, Bryant explained and defended his actions.
“My passion is always positive. It’s always positive,” Bryant said, via ESPN Dallas.
Bryant also said he’s been doing this his entire career and is not going to change.