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.
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 NFL’s replacement referees have been a disaster as a whole, and their collective performance during the preseason can be summarized by the above video.
Referee Don King attempted to announce penalties during the second quarter of the Giants-Patriots preseason game, but he struggled mightily. The Giants were punting to the Pats, and there apparently were some infractions on the play.
Good luck interpreting this convoluted explanation:
“We have fouls by both teams during the kick,” said King. “We have illegal shift by the kicking team. After the kick (pause) … we have a 15-yard penalty (motions to Patriots). Chosen to re-kick (points to Giants) … five-yard penalty.”
After a minute to rethink things, King realized how ridiculous he sounded, so he decided to interrupt play as the Giants were getting set to punt because he wanted to try his explanation a second time.
“Correction on the reporting of the foul. Both teams were … both uh … both fouls were on the kicking team. Five-yard penalty.”
And this guy may be officiating regular-season NFL games? Only in America.
Chris Bosh went 6-for-13 in Miami’s Game 2 win over Oklahoma City on Thursday, and that shooting percentage was actually much higher than his high five percentage. As you can see in the video above, Bosh completely airballed on a high five with Ronny Turiaf.
The Capitals may have beaten the Bruins 2-1 to tie their first-round playoff series at two, but Alex Ovechkin was the big loser for this embarrassing moment. Ovechkin was trying to hop over the boards during a line change, but it looks like he lost his concentration, along with his balance, and tumbled over. The hits keep coming for Ovi, who has only scored one goal in the series.
Mario Lemieux’s career accomplishments now officially consist of: 1033 assists, 690 goals, 10 All-Star Game appearances, 3 Hart Trophy honors, two Stanley Cups, and one horribly misspelled jersey.
How can you possibly call yourself a fan and not know how to spell the damn man’s name properly? Major effing fail. What an embarrassment. I don’t even know what a Lemiexu is. I’d much rather see another lewabosh before I see another disgrace like this.
Mississippi State running back Vick Ballard was trying a wee bit too hard to make a good impression at the Combine Sunday. Attempting to run the 40-yard dash, Ballard took a few steps before stumbling out of the gates. He ended up crashing into a tripod and taking it out.
Hey Vick, we know the Combine is pressure-packed, but ease up and chill out bro. You try too hard you end up crashing and burning. Ballard’s final 40 time was a 4.65, which placed him toward the bottom of the running back list.
If Ole Miss’ offensive playcalling isn’t working, and neither is their tackling, why would we expect the chairs on their sidelines to also work? We probably shouldn’t.
In what can qualify as a microcosm for Ole Miss’ season, junior defensive tackle Terrell Brown, who is 6’11” and 415 pounds (though the team’s roster lists him at 390), went to sit down on a chair during his team’s loss to LSU and it collapsed. Here is a video via Guyism:
Not even the chairs work properly when you’re 2-9 and 0-7 in conference. Then again, those tiny folding chairs really aren’t meant to hold up 400-pound dudes anyway, are they?