With an upcoming game against Army this weekend, Rutgers has decided to unveil patriotic helmets to show their support for the Armed Forces. We have seen a few teams across the nation like North Carolina do the same already this season, but the detail of the Rutgers helmets definitely gives them an edge.
In particular, I’m a huge fan of the distressed chrome look in addition to the “R” resembling an American flag. While I wouldn’t go as far as to say the design is more aesthetically pleasing than the black Boise State helmets we showed you recently, the fact that Rutgers is showing support for the men and women who protect our country is certainly worth some bonus points.
Picture via Jason Baum
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If not for the fact that it was ruled an illegal forward pass, the trick play Riley Cooper and the Philadelphia Eagles nearly pulled off during their game against the New Orleans Saints on Monday night would have been one of the most unique in NFL history. As you can see from the video below, Cooper laid down and camouflaged himself in the Saints end zone logo before popping up and taking a lateral from teammate Brandon Boykin 93 yards for a touchdown.
Five people were reportedly arrested in Fresno, Cali. on Monday in a very unique sting operation that involved recovering thousands of dollars worth of hockey gear that was stolen from two Fresno Monsters players.
According to KSEE 24 News, the roughly $6,000 in equipment was stolen from goalie Justin Herbert and defenseman Dalton Holt back on Oct. 19. Sgt. Tim Tietjen of the Fresno police auto theft team said someone recently contacted one of the players on Facebook and offered to sell the stolen gear back to them for $650. The players informed authorities, and the police set up a phone call with the thieves to arrange to get the equipment back.
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Nathan Burris quickly pleads guilty to murder so he can get back to his cell to watch Monday Night Football
Nathan Burris has been in jail awaiting trail to determine his fate after being accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend and her male friend in a shotgun rampage at a toll plaza. On Monday, the 49-year-old was cross-examined in the murder trial and acted as both the defendant and defense counsel.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Burris’ priority was not defending himself against murder charges but instead getting the cross-examination over with in time to watch Monday Night Football. Burris reportedly “snapped his fingers” and asked that the jury find him guilty quickly so he could return to his cell to watch the Eagles-Saints game.
“I did it. So what?” Burris said. “No remorse, no regrets, no mercy. … You want me to draw it out in crayon?”
Prosecutor Harold Jewitt, who is known for his interrogation tactics, wanted to drill the point home to the jury and asked Burris if his father would be proud of him for what he had done.
“This isn’t Sesame Street,” Burris responded. “They get it, bro.”
The alleged murders happened in 2009, so it has somehow taken several years to sort out a case in which the defendant cares more about watching football than staying off death row. Burris said on Monday that all that matters is that he’s alive and the victims aren’t, so he’s ready to move on.
“You might be disgusted, but it is what it is,” he said to the jury.
Like the people who say stuff like this before receiving a lethal injection, Burris is obviously a sick and twisted individual.
- Nathan Burris
Randy Moss returned to his hometown of Rand, West Virginia this week and paid a visit to one of its most famous landmarks. As Moss’ close friend Donnie Jones once said, all they had in Rand was a 7-Eleven store. The people in the community would say that the town’s athletes were doomed because of their upbringing and would be going nowhere for college except Rand University.
As a future NFL Hall of Famer, Moss has obviously broken the mold. He graduated from Rand University and went on to score 155 touchdowns and counting. Upon returning to Rand on Monday, Moss tweeted the following along with the photos you see above.
“I’m at the university. In my hood checking on grade point averages (gpa)!!!boom”
Happy returns, Randy. You’ve certainly earned the right to say you graduated from 7-Eleven.
- Randy Moss
Marcus Vick went off on the Philadelphia Eagles over Twitter while watching “Monday Night Football,” demanding that the team trade his brother, Michael.
“Please trade my brother. We requesting out of Philly!!!! Please please please……” he wrote on Twitter during Monday’s game between the New Orleans Saints and Eagles before deleting the tweet.
Marcus later explained why he tweeted that he wants the Eagles to trade his brother.
Only reason I said trade was bc I hear all that Nick Foles talk. Honestly who is he? What was his college record at Arizona? #letmeknow
— Marcus Vick (@MVFive) November 6, 2012
That trade demand tweet was the first in a series of comments from Marcus criticizing the Eagles. He was particular critical of the team’s offensive line for its inability to protect his brother:
Mark Cuban and Donald Trump are using Twitter to go at it like a couple of little rich kids arguing over whose dad has a sweeter car. The ongoing beef seems to stem from Trump offering to donate $5 million to the charity of Barack Obama’s choice if the President agreed to show the public his college transcripts and US passport records. In response to that, Cuban offered Trump $1 million to shave his head for charity.
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Bradshaw was describing a highlight of the Dolphins running back scoring against the Colts when he said to co-host Jimmy Johnson, “look at this Jimmy, like he was chasing that bucket of chicken that the wind was blowing the other day.”
“Oh boy,” host Curt Menefee groaned in response.
“I’m glad you said it to Jimmy and not me,” Strahan playfully said to Bradshaw. “We’re going to ship [Bradshaw] out of here.”
“I’m dying, I’m playing hurt,” said Bradshaw, who complained earlier in the day that he wasn’t feeling well.
The “bucket of chicken” joke was noted and criticized by many websites Sunday and Monday. Bradshaw told USA Today Sports’ Michael Hiestand that his joke was intended for Jimmy Johnson, not Reggie Bush, and he offered the following apology.
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Jason Richardson left Sunday’s game between the Philadelphia 76ers and New York Knicks after just 107 seconds after spraining his ankle when he accidentally stepped on a cameraman situated courtside at Madison Square Garden.
Richardson, who is in his first season with the Sixers, was driving to the hoop and missed a layup that was defended by Carmelo Anthony. His momentum took him out of bounds where he accidentally backed into the cameraman, rolling his ankle.
Richardson limped off the court and was reportedly wearing a walking boot after the game, per CSN Philly. He was so upset he tweeted the following message after the game:
Whelp I guess it’s more important to get a picture shot than player safety smh. I will work my hardest to get back on the court ASAP.
— Jason Richardson (@jrich23) November 4, 2012
Richardson is out for Monday’s Sixers-Knicks game in Philly.
“It ballooned up a lot,” Richardson said about the swelling in his ankle. “It’s just some soreness and I’m going to keep it under control.”
Hopefully he won’t miss too much time.
Filming the game for TV is pretty important, but it’s not more important than being a hazard to the safety of players. I’ve said for a while that cameramen and photographers need to be off the court more than they are, but between courtside seats and that, it’s obvious that’s not a priority to the league.
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A little over a week ago, Bobby Valentine made his first public appearance since being fired as manager of the Boston Red Sox. As expected, he had plenty to say. Bobby V.’s comments about David Ortiz quitting on the team were easily the most noteworthy thing he said during his interview with Bob Costas. Ortiz responded to that accusation on Monday.
For starters, Big Papi said the decision for him to shut it down for the season after returning from the disabled list was one made by team doctors and had nothing to do with the megadeal between the Red Sox and Dodgers. Then, he had the following to say to ESPNDeportes.com about his former manager.
No. 3, after he went on national TV to say what he said, he sent me a text message trying to tell me that it was the media trying to change things. I did not respond to the message and I said to myself, this guy must have some mental issues or needs medicine or something? I said, I am dealing with someone crazy and I am not going to drive myself crazy, so it is better if I leave it alone.”
It’s easy to understand where Ortiz is coming from. The media didn’t try to twist anything. Valentine made the comments and there was only one way to interpret them. In addition to that, Ortiz was one of the few players who reportedly defended Bobby V. toward the beginning of the season when people were calling for his head. If Valentine made me look bad on national television for seemingly no reason, I wouldn’t want to hear what he had to say either.
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