Ben Roethlisberger punts, pins Browns on 1-yard line (GIF)

Ben Roethlisberger puntBen Roethlisberger surprised the Cleveland Browns with a perfectly-placed pooch punt on Sunday during the fourth quarter of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 27-11 win.

The Steelers had a 4th-and-18 situation just inside the Cleveland 30. Instead of attempting a long field goal in poor conditions, they lined up as if they were going to go for it. The Browns sat back in a dime package and did not expect Big Ben to punt, but he pooched one perfectly that the Steelers downed at the one.

Kissing Suzy Kolber says Roethlisberger has punted before, and they say the first time was back in a 2008 playoff game. Who knew he kicked with his left foot?

Cam Newton does LeBron James celebration after touchdown (GIF)

Cam Newton LeBron celebrationLooks like there’s some mutual admiration going on between Cam Newton and LeBron James.

The Carolina Panthers quarterback did the LeBron celebration dance after scoring a rushing touchdown against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. You may recall that LeBron and Dwyane Wade did Cam’s Superman celebration two years ago during a game Newton attended in Charlotte between the Heat and Bobcats.

Below is a video of LeBron doing his celebration. Cam pretty much nailed it.

GIF via GIFD Sports

Chris Long clears brother Kyle out of fight (GIF)

Chris Kyle LongBrothers Chris and Kyle Long are playing against each other today for a very special family event that led to father Howie getting the day off his duties for FOX NFL Sunday for the first time in 20 years. In the second quarter of the game between the Chicago Bears and St. Louis Rams, Kyle got into a scuffle with a Rams player. Chris, who was on the sidelines, sprinted onto the field to drag his brother out of the fight.

Look at Chris saying to Kyle “what’s up with that, bro?”

Chris Long Kyle brother

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H/T LBS tipster David

DeMarcus Cousins won’t let teammate Isaiah Thomas shake Chris Paul’s hand (Video)

DeMarcus-Cousins-Isaiah-ThomasLos Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul must have done something to offend DeMarcus Cousins during his team’s win over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday. Otherwise, Cousins has no explanation for stopping teammate Isaiah Thomas from shaking Paul’s hand.

Cousins literally grabbed Thomas and pulled him away twice when Thomas attempted to have a friendly exchange with CP3 at the end of the game. DeMarcus was in an understandably bad mood after missing a jump shot that could have won the game for Sacramento with seconds remaining, but it’s unclear why he insisted that Thomas snub Paul.

“He’s young, man,” Paul said when asked about the incident after the game, via The Point Forward. “He don’t know no better. He needs some guidance. It is what it is.”

Cousins must have had some sort of motive, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t act like a child. Refusing to shake an opponent’s hand after a game is one thing. Forcing your teammates to do the same is immature. Then again, there’s a reason Cousins has been benched multiple times in the past. The 23-year-old just can’t seem to grow up.

Marcin Gortat rips apart towel in frustration (Video)

Marcin Gortat towelMarcin Gortat had a pretty crappy game for the Washinton Wizards in a 96-88 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Friday night, and the big man took out his frustration on a towel.

After picking up his fourth foul of the game, Gortat went to the bench and went Hulk Hogan on a towel. That was like the equivalent of a baseball player breaking a bat over his knee or helmet, only better. If that’s what a 6-point, 8-rebound game in 32 minutes will lead to, then I’m all for Gortat having more bad games.

Just kidding. But that doesn’t come close to topping the other viral gift Gortat gave us last week.

Video via Twitter/Ananth_Pandian

Spencer Hawes sends game to OT with awesome shot (Video)

Spencer Hawes shotSpencer Hawes sent Friday night’s Philadelphia 76ers-Milwaukee Bucks game to overtime with a ridiculous shot in the corner with 1.7 seconds left. He got the pass, did a turnaround jumper off one foot Dirk Nowitzki style, and made it. It was awesome.

Despite being a 7-foor-1 center, Hawes can actually shoot the 3-ball very well. He went 11-of-16 on field goals, including 3-for-6 from 3-point range. The big man scored 25 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the Sixers’ 115-107 overtime win. He’s made 49.1 percent of his threes this season and is shooting 53.3 percent from the field overall.

Hawes is having a breakout season for the Sixers and is one of the reasons they have gone from a team expected to be the worst in the league to being competitive. What a freaking shot

Mark Sanchez has cornrows


It appears Mark Sanchez has finally had enough. The New York Jets quarterback has been on the sidelines nursing an injury all year long while he watches rookie Geno Smith do what he believes is his job. So on Friday, it appears Sanchez finally lost it. How else can you explain his decision to turn his long hair into corn rows?

AP sports writer Dennis Waszak Jr. posted the photo you see above on Twitter Friday afternoon. Sanchez has taken a lot of crap in the past for keeping his long locks under control with a headband, but he has officially taken his hairstyle to a new level. This is a man who wants his starting job back — make no mistake about it.

UPDATE: Phew. Sanchez apparently lost a bet, which is why he braided his hair.

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