Johnny Manziel scores Snickers endorsement deal

Johnny ManzielJohnny Manziel may not see the field in the early part of his rookie season, but that does not mean he won’t be all over our TVs.

Manziel has signed an endorsement deal with Snickers and will be featured in their “You’re Not You When You’re Hungry” campaign, according to ESPN.

Manziel’s deal with Snickers comes after he’s filmed commercials for McDonald’s, Nissan and Nike. The Snickers commercial will be a national spot.

Johnny Manziel racking up endorsement deals without even playing an NFL snap? Great googly moogly.

Haloti Ngata beasts a 150-pound dumbbell (Video)


How strong is an NFL nose tackle? We can’t speak for all of them, but we know Baltimore Ravens star Haloti Ngata is an absolute beast. A workout video his brother posted on Facebook earlier this week reminded us of that.

Ngata, a five-time Pro Bowler, was lifting a 150-pound dumbbell over his head with one arm while lowering himself to the ground and back up again. The 340-pounder is strong enough to keep the weight in the air without using his second arm for support.

If you’re built anything like me, you probably couldn’t even curl a 40-pound dumbbell let alone dream of lifting 150 pounds over your head with one arm. There’s a reason Ngata constantly attracts triple and double teams.

H/T Pro Football Talk

Drake jokes about Johnny Manziel doing shrooms (Video)

Drake ESPYsDrake did a decent job of delivering his monologue at the ESPYs on Wednesday night. While there were plenty of jokes that needed work and missed their mark, he was able to get enough laughs to make it through. One of Drake’s best bits came at the expense of his good friend Johnny Manziel.

When talking about LeBron James’ decision to return to Cleveland, Drake joked that the only person who might not be happy about it is Manziel. He then poked fun at Johnny Football’s party boy lifestyle.

“Right before I came out here I got a text from him asking if I wanted to do mushrooms and watch the ESPYs together tonight,” Drake joked. “Johnny, I hope you understand this is why I couldn’t come, but I’m sure this looks amazing to you right now.”

As expected, Manziel took the ribbing in stride.

Watch some of Drake’s other highlights below:

Video: Drake debuts great ‘Sidepieces’ song at ESPYs
Video: Drake kills it with Manny Pacquiao singing impression

Michael Sam brought boyfriend Vito Cammisano to ESPYs

Michael Sam boyfriend Vito Cammisano

Michael Sam was not at all shy about his relationship with boyfriend Vito Cammisano when he got drafted, so it’s no surprise that he brought his better half with him to the ESPYs.

Sam showed up in LA and strutted the red carpet for the ESPYs Wednesday hand in hand with Cammisano. The two know each other from Missouri, where Sam played football and Cammisano was a swimmer.

Sam of course rocked the media and shocked viewers when ESPN showed him kissing his boyfriend multiple times in celebration of being drafted.

Sam is receiving the Arthur Ashe Courage Award for his decision to publicly come out and become the first openly gay player drafted into the NFL.

[Also see: Meet Vito Cammisano, Michael Sam's boyfriend]

Pat McAfee: Andrew Luck was cool about the naked picture

Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee is not only one of the best punters in the league, he’s also one of the funniest dudes, too.

If you follow McAfee on Twitter, you know he’s a riot. He’s light-hearted, humorous, and always cracking jokes.

For instance, after laying a huge hit on Denver Broncos punt returner Trindon Holliday last year, McAfee tweeted about being drug tested by the NFL.

During an interview with LBS Monday at the 9th annual All-Star Celebrity Kickoff Party at the Montrian Hotel, McAfee talked about his hit on Holliday, who the biggest hitting punters in the league are, and about that naked picture of Andrew Luck he accidentally tweeted.

Andrew Luck“Oh man, I was feeling so bad. I called him to make sure he knew it was coming,” McAfee recalled to Larry Brown Sports.

“As soon as I told him, he said, ‘can you see my ass?’ I said no. He said, ‘can you see my crotch?’ I said no. So he said ‘I don’t care.’ He’s a super cool guy.

“Andrew’s like the most chill guy ever. I don’t know how many other quarterbacks would have taken it the way he did, but Andrew’s so cool and so talented, I’m very appreciative of him.”

Earl Thomas walks out of interview with me after getting upset with question (Video)

Earl Thomas is arguably the best safety in the NFL and top player on the Seattle Seahawks’ stellar defense, but there’s a reason why he’s one of the quiet members of the Legion of Boom — especially compared to Richard Sherman.

Thomas doesn’t quite have that same media savvy as his outspoken teammate.

LBS attended the red carpet event for the 9th annual All-Star Celebrity Kickoff Party at the Montrian Hotel on Monday and had the chance to interview Thomas. The only problem is the interview didn’t last very long; Thomas got upset with one of my questions and walked away.

Earl ThomasThe nature of the questions were pretty simple: Thomas is in line to return punts this season for the Seahawks, so I asked him if he was looking forward to the extra responsibility. He got excited and said he was looking forward to scoring some touchdowns, which led to a natural follow-up — does he have any TD celebrations planned?

Thomas is also competing with Sherman for punt returning duties on the team, so I asked who the better punt returner is. Based on how Thomas was acting at the beginning of the interview — talking about us filming his good side and being excited about scoring touchdowns — I thought he would give a playful answer. Instead, he got upset, accused me of trying to start some drama, and walked away.

Sorry, Earl, I was just trying to have some fun, not start trouble.

Colin Kaepernick: ‘A lot of times I X a girl out before I even talk to her’ (Video)

jim-harbaugh-colin-kaepernickColin Kaepernick had to have been the most interesting man on the red carpet at the ESPYs pre-party in Hollywood Tuesday night. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback, who was rocking an enormous gold chain, answered a number of entertaining questions from gossip reporters.

Kaepernick seemed uncomfortable when asked which female athlete he would like to see appear in ESPN the Magazine’s Body Issue, but he had no problem revealing that he was single and listing some of the important qualities he looks for in women.

“Obviously you have to be gorgeous,” Kaepernick said. “You’ve got to be physically attracted to someone. You have to be smart — someone I can actually talk to and have a conversation with. And someone I can have a good time with. I don’t want to sit and be bored, I want to have a good time.”

The reporter then asked Kaepernick about relationship deal-breakers.

“I think the biggest thing is just a girl’s attitude — the vibe she gives off, how she carries herself,” he said. “A lot of times I X a girl out before I even talk to her.”

Those are some pretty tough standards. People usually give women a chance to at least speak before crossing them off the list, but not Kaepernick. The 26-year-old also said “of course” when asked if he is single. So remember, ladies — if you’re looking to date Colin, try not to spoil it before you even get a chance to speak to him.

H/T Jimmy Traina’s Big Buzz