Marty Brennaman flips opposing broadcasters the bird (Video)

Marty Brennaman flip birdLongtime Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman had a funny moment on Saturday when he flipped the bird to the opposing team’s broadcasters and was caught on live TV doing it.

Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado hit a foul ball in the sixth inning up towards the broadcasts booths at Great American Ballpark. Brennaman apparently didn’t make a play on it, so the Rockies broadcasters on Root Sports razzed him for it. Brennaman responded by flipping them the bird in jest, and the TV cameras caught him doing it. Whoops!

Funny guy that Brennaman, funny guy.

Forearm bash to Deadspin

Houston writer John McClain eats newspaper after draft prediction goes wrong (Video)

John McClainVeteran NFL writer John McClain is a man of his word, and we love him for it.

McClain, who is an NFL columnist for the Houston Chronicle, was so confident a few months ago that the Texans would take a quarterback first overall, he told Sports Radio 610 in Houston that he would eat the front page of the newspaper if the Texans did not take a QB with the first pick:

As time went on and the draft neared, McClain’s opinion changed. He started predicting the Texans would take Jadeveon Clowney first overall:

It didn’t matter that McClain had changed his opinion, because he’d already opened up his big trap. He said Thursday that he would stick to his promise to eat the paper if the Texans didn’t take a quarterback.

McClain may have had to eat the newspaper, but that’s a lot better than the next promise he made:

Good thing we didn’t have to see him commit suicide.

Dwyane Wade wears overalls, rolled up pants to Game 3

Dwyane Wade overalls

Wondering why the the Miami Heat lost Game 3 to the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday? Just look at Dwyane Wade.

The LBS Fashion Police and basketball gods were having no part of that outfit. Short-sleeved shirt buttoned up to the top? Why button up to the top if you’re going no tie? What’s that all about? And why are his ankles showing? No socks? Pants rolled up? I’m actually OK with the overalls. Not going to lie, I’ve been waiting for that look to come back. But the rest of it? Just atrocious.

Wade, though, isn’t apologizing. In fact, he thinks he’s setting a trend.

“Overalls are coming back. Just like I did with capris. Now everyone’s walking in arenas with their ankles showing,” Wade said after the game via Bleacher Report’s Ethan J. Skolnick.

As Jalen Rose said, we should never see your Achilles’.

For more past Wade fashion follies, see below:

Dwyane Wade wears capri pants
Dwyane Wade wears tango-colored outfit
Dwyane Wade’s super skinny pants
Dwyane Wade’s hot pink pants
Dwyane Wade wears glasses with no lenses
Dwyane Wade wears jacket with floral pattern

Image via @JonesOnTheNBA

Yu Darvish loses perfect game on routine fly ball falling in right (Video)

Alex Rios errorYu Darvish lost a perfect game with two outs in the top of the 7th inning of his start against the Boston Red Sox on Friday night when a fly ball to right by David Ortiz fell between Alex Rios and Rougned Odor.

The Rangers were employing a shift against the pull-hitting Ortiz, who hit into the shift with the fly ball. Unfortunately there was a miscommunication between Rios and Odor, and Rios did not call off his second baseman as he should have. That allowed the ball to fall in for a hit.

Darvish caught a break when the official scorer decided to rule the ball an error on Rios, which kept the no-hitter intact.

I understand that under usual circumstances that’s always ruled a hit. But as a guy with a pitching background, I’ve always felt that if you get a batter to hit a routine fly ball and your fielders let it drop, that’s on them, not you. Plays like that should ALWAYS be an error on the fielders. Maybe baseball should create a non-contact error statistic in addition to the current error category to account for plays like that.

At any rate, Darvish lost the no-hitter with two outs in the ninth when Ortiz singled through the shift:

Ball don’t lie?

Todd Frazier’s 485-foot home run is MLB’s longest of 2014 (Video)

Even though the Major League Baseball season is still young, we’ve already witnessed some prodigious home runs.

Justin Upton did this to a pitch from Jenrry Mejía of the New York Mets. Bryce Harper visited the upper deck at Nationals Park.

todd-frazier-485It shouldn’t come as a surprise to baseball fans that Giancarlo Stanton has two of 2014′s longest bombs, with this 484-foot shot sitting at the top of the list.

Well, it did until Friday.

Todd Frazier of the Cincinnati Reds knocked Stanton’s blast to second place when he turned on an 87-mph fastball by Jhoulys Chacin and launched it 485 feet. Talk about crushed. Wow.

The home run was Frazier’s sixth of the season and, according to ESPN’s Home Run Tracker, the longest of his career. His previous best of 470 feet came in 2013 against the Chicago Cubs. Coincidentally, that was Frazier’s sixth home run of the season as well.

LeBron James already in Johnny Manziel Cleveland Browns jersey

LeBron James Johnny Manziel Browns jersey

LeBron James is buddies with Johnny Manziel and really wanted his Dallas Cowboys to select the former Heisman Trophy winner 16th overall in the draft. That didn’t happen, but that doesn’t mean James won’t be cheering on his friend in the NFL. In fact, LeBron already is sporting a Manziel Cleveland Browns jersey.

Manziel signed with LeBron’s marketing agent — Maverick Carter — and has already begun using a similar image-building strategy. LeBron and Johnny connected while Manziel was at A&M, and the quarterback credited the Heat star for giving him advice on dealing with all the attention and scrutiny. They have remained in touch since then. But just because they’re friends, don’t expect Manziel to influence James to return to the Cavaliers.

“I don’t think I can do that,” Manziel said at his introductory press conference Friday when asked if he could convince LeBron to return to Cleveland.

Getting him to wear the jersey is a good start.

Photo: Twitter/WFNY Scott

Eagles fans have funny reaction at draft to Marcus Smith pick (GIF)

Eagles fanI think it’s the natural tendency of fans to boo a team’s draft pick, particularly when they don’t have confidence in a front office. But what does it look like when they’re simply not familiar with a pick or think it’s a reach? This. This is exactly how it looks.

The Eagles took Marcus Smith 26th overall out of Louisville. After being picked, Smith even said he thought he would go in the second or third round. Yeah, so this was a stretch even for him.

via The 700 Level