What could possibly go wrong on the field to start Week 3 in the NFL after the league suffered a massive off-field public relations nightmare to start the season?
Well, how about a non-football injury to Atlanta Falcons starting quarterback Matt Ryan.
Yes, you read that right: Ryan had to deal with some pregame pyrotechnics getting into his eye, which he flushed out before kickoff against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Luckily for the star QB, the injury didn’t affect his play on the field as he threw for two touchdowns against the inept Bucs defence in the first quarter alone.
There are many reasons why you don’t get high or drunk before jumping into a car.
Mainly, you endanger yourself and other people because your judgment is impaired. Simple, right?
Well, according to a TMZ report, San Diego Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera was apparently arrested early Wednesday morning by California Highway Patrol for driving while high on marijuana.
But the story gets interesting. San Diego blogger Brady Phelps starting tweeting alleged context surrounding the arrest from a source. His info is largely not included in the TMZ report.
To answer Phelps’ question: very high, apparently.
Cabrera is currently on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring. He has appeared in 90 games this season, batting .232 with three home runs, 36 runs scored and 20 RBIs.
Last season, Major League Baseball suspended the native of Nicaragua 50 games for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal.
Leave it to the Internet to grab hold of a hilarious picture and get their hands all over it.
On Wednesday afternoon, an image appeared on Twitter user Greg Merideth‘s timeline of a large, nearly-naked fan at Dodger Stadium.
If you take a closer look, there is a half-eaten hotdog in his right hand.
And here’s another shot of the shirtless sunbather:
As expected, memes of the fan began to appear, and they were spectacular.
Don Cherry knows how to share an anecdote from his time behind the bench.
The face of Hockey Night in Canada paid tribute to former NHL defenceman Carol Vadnais, who died Sunday at the age of 68. Cherry coached Vadnais during their time with the Boston Bruins in the 1970s.
We’ll let Grapes tell this little gem, revealing the class act that Vadnais was outside the rink:
Vadnais won two Stanley Cup championships with the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins in a career that spanned 1,087 games over 17 seasons.
Nashville Predators forward Richard Clune has been open and honest about his battle with alcoholism, detailed in this feature by ESPN in March 2013 and an update on his battle by Yahoo!’s Puck Daddy last month.
As an NHL player who also uses social media, Clune is often a target of online critics who chirp him. One comment in particular went over the line, and Clune decided to do something about it.
Here’s the backstory: last week, a Twitter “war” erupted when Clune and friend, former NHLer Sean Avery, mocked retired boxer Riddick Bowe’s weight. Bowe, if you didn’t know already, is a hockey fan. All three were all in on the joke, but one boxing fan responded to Clune with this nasty chirp: “You’ll be back in rehab in no time, loser.”
Clune did some digging and found the man’s phone number on a business card he posted to his timeline on Twitter. He phoned him up and called him a coward for making that comment, akin to hoping a person who won their battle with cancer is struck by the disease a second time.
The man apologizes to Clune for making the comment and says he will cheer for him this season. After asking if he still plays for the Predators, Clune responds with a bit of levity.
“No. 16 in your program, No. 1 in your heart.”