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Picture of Braylon Edwards’ Alcohol Stocked Bar

Sometimes you see things and shake your head wondering what the heck a guy is doing. For instance, if in college I was going to post a picture of my living quarters on facebook, (we had a bar in the apartment that was fully stocked) it would indicate how I spent my free time. Say my parents saw it, I could get away with things if I were getting a 3.5 and actively participating in extracurricular activities. But if I were getting a 2.2 GPA and my parents saw the picture, then we’d have a problem on our hands. Guys like Braylon Edwards, who led the league last year in drops and failed his physical prior to training camp, should know better than to post a picture like this on his twitter so as to avoid criticism:

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Let me explain this once again, Braylon. Catch 16 touchdowns and get 1,289 yards receiving and you’re just “celebrating a good season.” Catch three touchdowns, fail your physical, and lead the league in drops, and you’re an unfocused bonehead. Gotta be smarter than that. Oh yeah, I’ll have this picture handy for when you go broke in 10 years too.

(via Style Points)

Lions WR Bryant Johnson Injured in Golf Cart Accident

You know, we have a whole category of stories related to crazy baseball injuries because those happen all the time. Less common are the weird football injuries considering most are the result of a guy being pancaked by a 300-pounder. Anyway, ranking right up there with Brandon Marshall’s slipping on a McDonald’s bag injury, we have Lions WR Bryant Johnson who got hurt in a golf cart accident:

As he got undressed at his locker Saturday afternoon, Detroit Lions receiver Bryant Johnson showed the scars and still-healing wounds from a golf cart accident he was involved in this summer. The cuts and abrasions covered almost every part of his body.

“There are no orthopedic issues with it, a lot of superficial wounds, road rash and those kinds of things. Johnson said: “In the community that I live in, everybody uses golf carts to get around. (The golf car) got out of control and it was on two wheels and it fell over. I was driving, and it fell over on my side. It slid about 10 yards. There was a hill, but it wasn’t a steep hill.”

What’s he doing, popping wheelies on the golf cart Jeff Kent-style? I’m sure he’s taking some crap from his teammates for that one. It does sound pretty legit and serious, but when it comes to football every play you’re not on the field makes it harder to crack the 53-man roster on Sundays.

(via Rotoworld)

Brett Favre Wants You to Know He’s Wanted by the Vikings

So no we’re late in July with training camps closing in on us and Brett Favre still is chilling on his tractor in Mississippi. You figure at some point that he has to be signing with the Vikings in the near future, but before he does, he wants to make sure you know something. Favre wants you to know that he’s a wanted man. That’s right.

Two separate reports this week produced by ESPN suggested Favre still was uncertain if he wanted to play this season. Not only is the poor guy undecided about his future, but matters have become more complicated because all the star Vikings players are begging him to join the team! Don’t you feel bad for him?

Honestly, who are they fooling? Favre’s the guy who asked the Jets to release him. Favre’s the one who was toying with the Vikings beginning last year. Favre’s the one who got surgery on his throwing arm so he could play quarterback. And after all this we’re supposed to believe he’s still unsure about playing? Riiiiight.

This is a ploy by Favre’s camp to try and convince the public that Favre’s not begging for a comeback. They’re trying to portray him as a savior, a hero, a guy who can ride in on his white horse, arrive in Minnesota, and lead the Vikings to the Super Bowl. Why else would ESPN be reporting that Adrian Peterson, Jared Allen, and Steve Hutchinson are recruiting him with text messages? You think the team would let that information out knowing it would harm relationships with Sage Rosenfels and Tarvarris Jackson, the two quarterbacks they already have? No way. Let me clear this up for you: Favre wants in and no, he’s not the savior. Enough already — sign the contract, we all know you want to.

Antonio Cromartie Has 7 Kids in 5 Different States and it’s a Distraction

So here I thought Travis Henry and his 11 kids by nine women was bad, and now I find out that Chargers CB Antonio Cromartie is hot on his trail. A nice Sunday feature on Cromartie in the San Diego Union-Tribune talks about all the work he’s doing this offseason to try and have a great year on the field. In addition to the hip injury Cromartie played through all last year, we find out that Antonio was distracted by several off-field issues as well.

UPDATE: In this video, Antonio Cromartie has a hard time remembering all eight of his children’s names.

All throughout the organization there were whispers that the then-24-year-old’s head was not right. But sitting down between workouts last week, Cromartie acknowledged a less-than-focused drift through the 2008 season.

“Last year my head wasn’t in there,” Cromartie said. “I was dealing with my kids and their moms. It had my mind somewhere else.”

There are a lot of directions to be pulled when you have seven kids living in five states. Cromartie has been named in at least five paternity suits in the past two years.

Just another reminder when you’re wondering what the heck is up with a player when he’s not performing well that they can be bothered by everyday problems just like us. Divorces, family problems, paternity issues — it all wears on a man! I just hope the former Sporting News magazine cover boy might consider wearing that cup of his every day of the week, not just Sundays.

McNair Fans Pissed it Was Closed Casket

You know, I’ve never been one of those open casket types. Once someone’s gone, that’s it for me — I don’t want to remember them lying in a casket, completely lifeless. But I guess like most things, I’m in the minority on this one. Take for instance your typical Titans or general NFL fan. I’m not sure exactly what they had to gain by visiting Steve McNair’s casket at the funeral home, but some felt that they needed to be there. These are probably the same people who slow down at the scene of a car crash and look over, all the while bringing the freeway speed down from 70mph to 25. Thanks guys. So anyway, if you want to know how sick some of these people are, they were bitching that it wasn’t open-casket. No joke.

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Martellus and Michael Bennett Compete in Black Olympics Chicken, Watermelon, and Kool-Aid Video

Unfortunately this is not the first time we’ve been down the Martellus Bennett composing controversial YouTube videos road. My man HG at You Been Blinded shared the Martellus Bennett Black Olympics video and I couldn’t believe how dumb Marty B was. What sane person in the public eye, open to media scrutiny, would actually film a racially stereotypical video and then actually promote it? Well, Cowboys tight end Martellus Bennett and his brother, running back Michael Bennett are that dumb:

The commenters at YouTube are loving it so far, but putting aside that it’s racial and stupid, it’s not even done well or in a funny manner. Honestly, is this what the Bennett family does? I can’t believe that both of them are willing to take the bad publicity they’re going to get for this when they don’t securely have NFL jobs. Why would the Cowboys continue to put up with the negative pub for a guy who’s Jason Witten’s backup?

Steve McNair Had Two Girlfriends on the Side, Was Three-Timing His Wife

When police said Saturday night that they weren’t looking for any suspects and that they were confident they’d have a conclusion after the autopsy, I had a pretty good idea that the Steve McNair/Sahel Kazemi case was a murder-suicide. Many people were saying it was done by a professional and that things didn’t sound right. They thought Kazemi’s ex-boyfriend was involved. The big question was what Kazemi’s motive was. Well, now the Nashville police department have given us two reasons.

Metro Police Chief Ronal Serpas said at a press conference this afternoon that their interviews with Kazemi’s friends and coworkers showed that in the last five to seven days of her life, the 20-year-old felt her life was unraveling.

She had recently saw signs that McNair may be involved with another woman, and she might have been worried about making rent payments and payments on two cars, including a Cadillac Escalade registered in both her and McNair’s name.

Serpas said Kazemi saw McNair with another woman days before the murder and attempted to follow the woman, whom police said they talked to but Serpas did not identify.

Boom — there you go. Her rent was about to double because her roomate was moving out and she also had two car payments to make because she was having trouble selling her KIA. But why not just end it for herself? Why involve McNair too? The jealousy and anger factor — she wasn’t Steve’s only chick on the side, surprise surprise. Imagine who crappy McNair’s wife feels now. Not only did she not know about Kazemi who killed her husband, but her husband had TWO chicks on the side (if not more). Yikes.