Keenan Allen hurdles Broncos defender to score touchdown (GIF)

Keenan-Allen-hurdleSan Diego Chargers rookie wide receiver Keenan Allen is having a phenomenal season. One of his best plays of the season came on Thursday night against the Denver Broncos when he scored a touchdown in the second quarter.

Allen caught a pass from Philip Rivers at around the 18-yard line. Several Broncos defenders closed in on him, seemingly giving the rookie out of Cal no chance of scoring. He thought differently as he hurdled one Denver defender and went right through another en route to the end zone.

With over 60 receptions and closing in on 1,000 yards this season, Allen has all the makings of a true No. 1 receiver.

GIF via GIFD Sports

Muhammad Ali dodging 21 punches in 10 seconds is a fantastic GIF

Muhammad-Ali-dodging-punchesMuhammad Ali is arguably the greatest fighter to ever live. Tell you something you don’t know, right? In 1977, when Ali was nearing the end of his career, he fought 19-year-old Michael Dokes in a three-round exhibition. Ali was 35 at the time, and he made his young opponent look completely foolish.

At first glance, it almost looks like Dokes had Ali backed into a corner and was beating on him. But if you find yourself mesmerized by the GIF like I was and watch it 37 times, you realize Dokes didn’t land a single punch during that attempted assault. In fact, he missed with 21 punches in just 10 seconds.

And of course, Ali gave a little wiggle at the end to embarrass the youngster a bit more. Once again, we are reminded of why Jim Brown wisely abandoned his plan to fight Ali back in the 1960s.

H/T Reddit via Deadspin

Jeopardy takes shot at Barry Bonds with asterisk (Video)

Barry-Bonds-Jeopardy-questionThat damn “Jeopardy!” just thinks it’s so freakin’ funny sometimes, right? The nearly 50-year-old game show has taken its fair share of swipes at athletes and sports teams over the years, and the producers were at it again on Wednesday night. Barry Bonds was the latest victim.

One of the answers given on the show read “he fathered baseball * Barry Bonds.” The question, of course, was Bobby Bonds. Here is how Alex Trebek read the answer.

“He fathered baseball star Barry Bonds.”

Those of us who are familiar with baseball’s steroid era and Barry Bonds’ career know that an asterisk is hardly a star. Well played.

Last month, “Jeopardy!” took a shot at the Houston Astros and their horrendous 2013 season. Watch out, Johnny Manziel — you’re next.

Video via SI Hot Clicks

Amir Williams nearly says ‘dick’ on live TV during interview, hilariously stops himself (Video)

Amir WilliamsAmir Williams went for 12 points and 9 rebounds in 24 minutes during Ohio State’s 86-48 win over Bryant on Wednesday night, and his strong game led him to be interviewed by Big Ten Network afterwards. Commentator Jimmy Jackson asked Williams what has led to his progression over the past few games, and he got a fantastic response.

“Coach Matta. He’s been on my di … on my uhhh back every day at practice …” Williams said.

That was so tremendous. Guess when you’re so used to talking about women being on your dilsnick, it’s too hard to break the habit. Good thing Amir caught himself. Sort of.

Do you think he stopped himself because he thought “dick” was a naughty word to say on air, or because he realized he didn’t mean to say that Matta has been on his dils? Either way, that was one of the better moments of the young college basketball season.

H/T Deadspin

Mack Brown and Nick Saban swap hair and it looks amazing

Mack Brown Nick Saban hair

Mack Brown and Nick Saban are both 62 years old, but it doesn’t seem like it. Saban still looks somewhat young despite aging over the past few years, while Brown totally looks like a grandpa. Is the reason for the visual disparity between the two the hair?

Our friend Cork Gaines decided to explore the possibility by creating that amazing photoshop job at the top. Mack Brown actually looks totally normal in Saban’s hair and somewhat younger. Saban still looks semi young even with the gray hair, but the style just looks funny on him.

Alright, so if it’s the hair that makes Brown look much older than he is and Saban younger, then it must be the decline of Texas’ program that gives off the perception that Brown is aging and out of touch, right? Saban is the same age and just dominating the college football scene.

Shoot, if Mack gets Saban’s hair, I think he’d be a viable candidate for many other jobs. He looks totally revitalized with that new ‘do.

Photo: Twitter/CorkGaines

Great explanation for Peyton Manning cold tub iPad photo

Peyton Manning cold tub

For Peyton Manning, there are no days off. Check that — there are no minutes off.

Those who watched last weekend’s Denver Broncos-Tennessee Titans game likely saw the above photo shown on the CBS broadcast. It’s just hilarious to look at and embodies everything about the football nerd Manning is. He has one shoe on and his other foot in the cold tub. Then he is in full Broncos gear, including a helmet despite not being on the field, and he’s holding an iPad. Just that he’s holding an iPad while soaking his foot is enough to show you what a hard worker he is, but that he’s wearing a helmet is just so odd.

Since the photo went viral, the Broncos website decided to provide some background to the photo. Here’s their explanation for it:

Earlier this season, Manning and tight end Julius Thomas found themselves in the training room instead of practice on a Wednesday.

Not wanting to miss out on mental reps, Manning took matters into his own hands.

With his injured ankle in the cold tub, the quarterback kept his helmet on to listen to the play calls from Offensive Coordinator Adam Gase, who was on the practice field. Simultaneously, he watched game tape on his iPad.

“He heard the calls, he’d repeat them to Julius and they were kind of – it was a way for them to take two hours and stay in the game plan,” explained Gase, who laughed that he couldn’t believe the photo made it onto CBS’ broadcast last week.

The dude had his helmet on to listen to play calls from practice.

Practice. Not a game. Not a game. Not a game … but practice.

Can you freaking believe that? I mean I can’t even hold a drink in one hand and the TV clicker in the other without spilling, and this guy is not only studying game film on his iPad, but he’s also listening to play calls from practice and sharing them with Thomas. Man, that is some serious dedication, not to mention amazing multi-tasking ability.

So if you’re wondering what kind of work ethic and dedication it takes to be a 5-time NFL MVP (he’s winning his fifth this year) and surefire Hall of Famer, look no further than this photo and explanation. Wow. Don’t act like you’re not impressed.

H/T Deadspin

Nick Saban money bag GIF is the most appropriate GIF

Nick-Saban-money-bagYou know how they say a picture is worth 1,000 words? Times have changed, and one of the greatest technological advances computers have given us is the GIF. If a picture is worth 1,000 words, a GIF may be worth 10,000. Take, for example, this GIF of Nick Saban snagging a sack full of money and walking out on his press conference.

You’ve all seen the news. One second Saban is going to become the next head coach at Texas and the next he’s working on signing an extension with Alabama. Whatever he ends up doing, it’s obvious Saban is going to parlay this situation into more money. That’s what makes the money bag GIF the best kind of GIF.

GIF via @Kevol80 by way of SB Nation