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Adam Jones smashes pies in fans’ faces after Orioles clinch division (Video)

The Baltimore Orioles — yes, the Baltimore Orioles — clinched their first AL East division title in 17 years on Tuesday night with an 8-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. The O’s haven’t exactly had the best attendance all season (14th in the MLB with a ballpark that is 66% full on average), but Adam Jones didn’t hold that against the fans who stuck around celebrate with the team.

Jones incorporated several fans into the popular pie-to-the-face celebration ritual. The star center fielder smashed several Orioles fans with pies and gave them a moment they’ll remember forever.

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Baseball players love to celebrate after a long season, and we have seen teams shower fans in champagne and beer on several occasions. Jones’ approach was refreshingly original.

Charles Barkley’s first pitch at Cubs game was just off the mark (Video)

Charles Barkley was one heck of a basketball player, but his talents on the court certainly did not transfer to the diamond.

Sir Charles threw out the first pitch before Tuesday’s Cubs-Reds game at Wrigley Field and his pitch was not one of the best we’ve seen. If a batter were in the box, the pitch probably would have hit him in the leg, not that it would have hurt at Chuck’s velocity.

Barkley later did an interview with FOX Sports and talked about the first pitch. He said he didn’t really play baseball growing up and said this was his first time throwing out a first pitch.

At least Chuck didn’t look completely “ridiculus” on his toss.

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Arkansas State had player play dead on awful fake punt attempt (Video)

Arkansas-State-fake-puntArkansas State tried what could very well be the worst fake punt attempt you will ever see on Saturday. In the second quarter of a 41-20 loss to Miami, the Red Wolves lined up like they were going to kick it away near midfield. Instead of punting, they had a player fake like he had collapsed on the field and then threw an interception.

Let’s start with the faking of the death. Sophomore wide receiver Booker Mays, who is listed at 5-foot-1 on Arkansas State’s official athletics website, immediately grabbed his chest and fell backward when the ball was snapped. No one seemed to care. In fact, he got jacked up as soon as he came to his feet after Miami picked the ball off.

What was the purpose of having someone play dead? If it was to make the opponent concerned for his health, that’s just plain wrong. Whatever the case, it didn’t work. And where the hell was that pass going? There didn’t appear to be a white shirt anywhere in the vicinity of where the ball was thrown.

Arkansas State head coach Blake Anderson told For the Win the play is called the “Fainting Goat” and basically admitted that it served no purpose.

“We were just having a little bit of fun to be honest with you,” he said. “When you scare a goat, it faints. It was a joke.”

The joke’s on you, buddy.

Videos via @SeanKorte
H/T SB Nation

Eagles’ play chart shown on camera by ESPN

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Chip Kelly has one of the greatest offensive minds in the NFL. His high-speed, no-huddle offense featuring fast playcalling and visual cue cards keeps defenses tired and guessing. Thanks to ESPN, Kelly might have to put in a little extra work this week leading up to his team’s Week 3 game against the Washington Redskins.

ESPN showed the Philadelphia Eagles’ play chart on live television during the Monday Night Football broadcast. The entertaining names Philly has for plays seem to correspond with the cards they hold up from the sidelines. While we all enjoy laughing at plays like “Rock 12 Blow,” you have to wonder if ESPN gave any secretive info away.

In any event, I’m sure it won’t be a problem. Kelly never seems to run out of ideas on offense. He’ll probably have an entire new list of plays against Washington.

H/T Crossing Broad

Hard Rock waitress complains Floyd Mayweather left her no tip at pool party

Floyd Mayweather moneyA waitress at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas complains that boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his entourage stiffed her for a tip after partying there on Sunday, the day after Floyd’s victory over Marcos Maidana at the MGM.

According to TMZ, the waitress, Nik Nguyen, says Mayweather and about 150 people in his party — including actor Jamie Foxx — ordered just over $25,000 worth of goodies and did not leave her a tip. Keep in mind that the Hard Rock comped them what they ordered, which included:

5 bottles of Patron – $2,375
3 Grey Goose – $1,425
6 bottles of Ciroc – $2,850
20 bottles of Luc champagne – $11,500
1 6-liter bottle of Luc – $6,500
200 chicken wings – $600
1 fruit platter – $55

The total for the tab was $25,305.

Even if you get comped your bill, you should still tip your server. Everyone knows that.

We’ll go ahead and give Floyd and his entourage the benefit of the doubt here and figure not leaving a tip was just an oversight. Maybe when you have 150 people, they all think someone else will take care of it. Then again, when your nickname is “Money” and you own a $50,000 diamond-encrusted iPod, you shouldn’t be shy about sharing your dough.

Rory McIlroy sinks 55 straight putts from 10 feet (Video)

Rory-McIlroy-puttsAnyone who has ever played a round of golf will tell you that putting well on the practice green doesn’t necessarily mean you’re in for a big day. I hit plenty of putts when warming up that I know I’m going to miss after I tee off. That said, I’m pretty confident I could never sink 55 straight putts from 10 feet like Rory McIlroy.

McIlroy, who finished tied for second at the TOUR Championship on Sunday despite entering a day with the share of the lead, appeared to be locked in before his tee time. He drained 55 putts in a row at one point from about 10 feet. As expected, he was a little worse under pressure.

McIlroy three-putted from 20 feet on the 10th hole and allowed FedEx Cup champion Billy Horschel to start pulling away. Had he hit that 56th straight putt on the practice green, things may have gone a bit differently.

H/T Deadspin

Peyton Manning yells at Julius Thomas for running wrong route (Video)

Peyton Manning doesn’t get mad too often, but he was livid at Julius Thomas at the end of the third quarter on Sunday.

Manning ripped Thomas a new one for running the wrong route on a third down play. The Broncos had a 3rd and 5 at the Kansas City 45 and lined both Thomas and Demaryius Thomas on the left. Demaryius was in the slot while Julius was split out wide to the left by the sideline. The Chiefs had three defenders in a triangle position (one corner on each player and a safety further back and playing in between).

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Julius was supposed to break to the outside and up the sideline in order to attract two defenders and clear the area for Demaryius, who would have had a one-on-one situation. Instead, Julius went inside for a rub route, leaving the area crowded for Demaryius, who caught a pass underneath but only managed one yard.

The Broncos ended up punting, and the Chiefs scored on the ensuing drive to make it a one-possession game. And that’s why Peyton was so upset.

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