Appalachian State center Brian Okam should be proud of himself for grabbing the attention of the Internet with his historically bad free throw attempt on Saturday. The 7-foot tall junior center from Nigeria looked like he had the right idea to use some backspin on his shot, but he just didn’t give the ball quite enough of a push. I mean that ball had a beautiful arc, some nice spin, and had all the makings of a ball shot with a shooter’s touch. Unfortunately it didn’t even go half way to the basket. Well done, Brian, it’s not easy to miss a shot that badly.
One Florida State fan had the best intentions in mind when she painted her face to support the team for its rivalry game against Florida on Saturday, but she learned the hard way that it’s not a good idea to apply writing in the mirror. Guess she never saw that scene with Karen in “Mean Girls.”
As if having your blunder gain notice nationally wasn’t bad enough, Florida State lost the game 37-26.
This young lady should remember to just keep it simple while supporting Florida State by going with the cowgirl look:
Michael Phelps was at XS nightclub in Las Vegas on Monday night, and he appeared to be the hit of the club. As you can see in the video above, the 18-time gold medalist even attempted to go crowd surfing at one point. Unfortunately, his trip in an inflatable raft with a woman did not go so well — the crowd dropped him straight on his butt. That’s a straight party foul on the clubbers, not Phelps. By the way, it looks like the Baltimore native may have been wearing an Orioles cap. If so, those bonus points would negate the crowd surfing fail.
Week 1 of the NFL season was all about the celebration fails. First it was Rob Gronkowski botching his touchdown spike, and then it was Vernon Davis getting hung on the rim … err the goal post after scoring against the Packers.
VD finished with 3 catches for 43 yards and a score in the Niners’ 30-22 win. Winning in Green Bay was huge for San Francisco. Who would have ever thought Alex Smith could outplay Aaron Rodgers head-to-head in a game? I don’t care if San Francisco’s defense is superior to Green Bay’s — I never ever saw that happening. They look like a team ready to reach the NFC Championship Game again.
GIF via CJ Zero
There he is, Rob Gronkowski looking all jacked after scoring a touchdown. Flexing his triceps. Thinking he’s all badass. And then he goes for his signature spike … only he loses his grip on the ball and it goes squirting out behind him.
Not one of Gronk’s best moments. At least he did catch the touchdown pass, which is all that really matters.
In a move almost straight out of “Little Giants,” Mississippi State’s football team had a failed entrance onto the field for their season-opening game against Jackson State on Saturday. Several players ran into and tumbled over the fog machine that’s supposed to make the team look mysterious and intimidating as they run out of the tunnel and onto the field. Instead, the sequence made them look more like a slapstick routine than a football team.
Luckily for the Bulldogs, the failed entrance was not a premonition of what was to come; they hammered Jackson State 56-9. Below is a fantastic look at the pileup:
Brock Holt was playing in just his third major league game on Monday when he got the rookie treatment … from the clubhouse equipment manager. The rookie second baseman’s number was placed on the wrong side of the front of his jersey. The stats for the former Rice product through three games: two hits, one walk, one RBI, and one jersey fail.
The Pirates didn’t find it at all amusing:
In regards to Brock Holt’s jersey today, it was a mistake made by a human being and will be corrected.
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) September 3, 2012
Phew, good thing they determined the mistake was made by humans. I was worried some jersey-altering ferrets had gotten loose in the Pirates’ clubhouse.