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Alex Morgan engaged to boyfriend Servando Carrasco

Alex Morgan engaged Servando Carrasco

We have some disappointing news to pass along to those who fantasized about one day being together with Alex Morgan. The US soccer star announced on her Twitter and Instagram accounts Monday that she got engaged to longtime boyfriend Servando Carrasco.

Well, Morgan didn’t exactly announce the news, but she shared photos of a giant engagement ring staring us blatantly in the face, so it wasn’t too tough to figure out.

Alex Morgan boyfriend Servando Carrasco

“#InstaBling” she captioned the photo.

Morgan and Carrasco received congratulations from many prominent people on Twitter.

Former US women’s national team star Mia Hamm sent her congratulations:

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Brandon Marshall decleats Sean Lee with nasty block (GIF)

Brandon Marshall Sean LeeBrandon Marshall absolutely leveled Sean Lee to help Chicago Bears quarterback Josh McCown scramble for a first down in the second quarter of the team’s game with the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night.

McCown wasn’t running intentionally, but after evading pressure around the edge from DeMarcus Ware, he decided to scramble. Marshall broke off his route, quickly spotted Lee, and lit up the Cowboys stud linebacker. It was a devastating block.

ESPN commentators Mike Tirico and Jon Gruden were duly impressed with the block and absolutely raved about it. The 10-yard scramble on second down helped set the Bears up for a first-and-goal. They later scored on another run by McCown to make it 14-7.

GIF via @cjzero

Chargers fans create giant cutout of Eli Manning as a woman

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It has been nearly 10 years since Eli Manning was drafted by the San Diego Chargers and basically forced the team to trade him to the New York Giants. A decade is not nearly enough time to make fans forget, as we saw on Sunday when Chargers fans created a hilarious cardboard cutout that depicted Manning as a woman.

Last week, Manning said he could not remember why he was opposed to playing in San Diego and complimented the city. Not surprisingly, that didn’t make the fans hate the two-time Super Bowl champion any less. Here’s a more terrifying angle of Eli Manning the pretty blonde:

Sports Grid’s Rick Chandler thinks the cutout was made to look like Marilyn Monroe. I can see that. The mole certainly completes the signature look.

Photo via @cjzero

Greg Hardy calls himself Kraken, says he went to Hogwarts (Video)

Greg HardyGreg Hardy must be a big “Harry Potter” fan. When he did his introduction for NBC “Sunday Night Football,” he said his name was “Kraken” and that he went to Hogwarts, the school of wizardry Potter attends in the book series.

As our friend Mike Oz said, Hardy must have been a two-sport star at Hogwarts killing it on campus at quidditch and football.

Hardy actually went to Ole Miss.

Here’s Hardy in sunglasses doing his “Kraken, Hogwarts” intro on loop:

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Bill Belichick stares down TJ Ward after hit on Rob Gronkowski (GIF)

Bill Belichick TJ WardBill Belichick was not a happy camper after losing star tight end Rob Gronkowski to a knee injury. The New England Patriots coach just stared down Cleveland Browns safety TJ Ward for hitting Gronk low in the third quarter on Sunday. The hit likely caused the tight end to suffer a torn ACL.

Cross the hoodie, prepare to die.

GIF via The Nosebleeds

Antonio Brown steps out of bounds to erase miracle touchdown on last play

Antonio Brown out of bounds

Antonio Brown stepped out of bounds on his way to the end zone on the final play of the Pittsburgh Steelers-Miami Dolphins game, wiping out a miracle touchdown that would have tied the game.

The Steelers were down 34-28 to the Dolphins and tried one of those plays at the end of the game where they would lateral and run up field like a rugby play. The ball eventually ended up in the hands of Brown, who went forward and broke free. However, he was pinned against the sideline as he was breaking for paydirt, and he ended up stepping out towards the end of his run.

Though it looked like the Steelers may have had an illegal forward pass on the play, the referees didn’t penalize them for it, meaning if Brown hadn’t stepped out, the touchdown might have stood.

Here’s a look at the play:

GIF via GIFD Sports

Danica Patrick, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. didn’t find Jay Mohr joke to be funny (Video)

Talk about an awkward moment.

Jay Mohr hosted the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Ceremony on Friday in Las Vegas, and things became uncomfortable after he told a Danica Patrick joke.

“Danica, I hope you’re not too uncomfortable tonight. I know you’re not used to being this close to the front,” Mohr joked.

The audience was taken aback by the shot at Patrick, and you could tell that neither Patrick nor boyfriend Ricky Stenhouse Jr. were amused. Just look at Stenhouse’s stone-cold glare:

Danica Patrick Ricky Stenhouse

Mohr quickly tried to defend himself by noting it was a comedy show and he’s supposed to tell jokes. When that didn’t work, he attempted to smooth things over with some praise of Patrick. That didn’t work either.

Later, still apparently stung by the jab, Patrick referenced Mohr while accepting a fans award.

“I have amazing fans … and I think it’s pretty safe to say Jay Mohr is not one of them,” she said.

That line prompted Mohr to make another effort to smooth things over. His last attempt seemed to finally thaw some of the iciness.

I’m a fan of Mohr’s comedy and don’t have a problem with him telling a Danica joke, but that one was just too easy. He can do much better. As for Danica, well, she’s notoriously thin-skinned, so you have to be delicate when dealing with her. Otherwise you’re going to end up with her giving you the “not impressed face.”

McKayla Maroney not impressed

H/T From the Marbles