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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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Panthers DE Greg Hardy: Matt Bryant is small and weird-shaped

Matt-Bryant-FalconsFollowing the Carolina Panthers’ 30-20 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, Carolina defensive end Greg Hardy had some unfriendly words for the Falcons players when telling them to get off the field. Hardy made the comments as a direct response to Matt Ryan, who the Panthers say was disrespectful to them after the two teams met earlier this season.

As you can see in this video, Atlanta kicker Matt Bryant was one player who fired back at Hardy and reminded him that the Falcons will still be playing in January. Hardy says he wasn’t fazed by Bryant’s response and didn’t even know who he was.

“I told him politely to remove himself from our facility because it was time to go, and he invited me to come watch him in January,” Hardy explained according to the Charlotte Observer. “It was a nice conversation.

“I really didn’t know who he was. He was so small and weird-shaped, I was trying to figure out what he did. I found out when I looked online that he was a kicker. I was a little shocked.”

Low blow! Kudos to the Panthers for taking care of business against a far superior team, but the revenge they captured was minimal. The bottom line is it was a much bigger game for Carolina than Atlanta. Hardy can make fun of Bryant’s physical appearance all he wants and his team may have gotten the last laugh on Sunday, but the Falcons will have no problem shaking it off knowing they’re headed to the postseason.

Greg Hardy told Falcons to get the f— off the field; Matt Bryant put him in place

Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy was more than happy to return Matt Ryan’s trash talking words following Carolina’s 30-20 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

You may recall that after Atlanta’s comeback win over Carolina in Week 4, Ryan barked at the Panthers players “get the f— off our field!”

The Panthers called Ryan’s behavior “disrespectful” last week, and Hardy said he was trying to mess up the Falcons’ playoff plans. He also said that the Panthers were a better team despite being 3-9 and Atlanta having an 11-1 record at the time.

Hardy and the Panthers backed up their pregame words with an easy win, and he was happy to return the trash talk following the game.

As you can see in the video above, Hardy was seen telling every Falcons player within range to “get the f— off our field.” He only met some opposition when Falcons kicker Matt Bryant blasted him back.

“Enjoy watching us in January.”

True, the Falcons may be headed to the playoffs, but the question is if they’ll put together a better showing than last season’s pathetic 24-2 loss to the Giants.

Helmet smack to Hot Clicks

Greg Hardy tweets a picture of a car, possibly his, going 100 mph

If there is anyone who should not be bragging about a car going 100 mph on his Twitter account, it’s Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy. Last year, a motorcycle accident before training camp resulted in Hardy missing most of the preseason and not being able to adequately prepare for a season in which he ended up with only four sacks. About a month ago, he talked to reporters about being done with motorcycles and said he has gained 20 pounds of muscle and is ready to “kill it” this season. However, it appears as though he may not be through with living life on the wild side.

On Monday, Hardy tweeted the photo you see above along with the following text: “Ride n in the Big B.” The photo seems to have been removed, but fortunately Pro Football Talk was able to preserve it. It’s unclear whether he was driving the Bentley that was traveling over 100 mph (and taking a picture of his speedometer at the same time) or if he was a passenger. Either way, it doesn’t seem all that bright given his history. I’m sure the photo is not a comforting site for the Panthers organization.

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