Michael Irvin has never been one to hide what he thinks about anything. It kind of makes you wish social media was as big as it is now back in his playing days. The things he could have commented on back when he played...We are talking the kind of stuff that would have been internet/blogging gold!
The good thing is social media (and things like TMZ) are around now to capture the greatness that is Michael Irvin.
For some odd reason, whenever someone becomes a celebrity people seem to think that person is now wise beyond his or her years and look to that person for pearls of wisdom and life advice. When speaking in front of a crowd of about 1400 at DePauw University Friday night Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andre Luck made sure people knew that was not what he was trying to do.
"As far as advice? I'm only 25," he said to the crowd, which quickly applauded. "I don't have any advice."
I get video bombing. When done right it can be downright hilarious. To do it right all one needs to do is do something goofy and/or stupid while standing behind someone. Flipping off the camera--like this guy did during Kevin Love's post game interview Thursday night-- with both hands does qualify as stupid, but not so much goofy.
Before the New England Patriots hit the White House for the annual visit from the reigning Super Bowl champion Robert Kraft, Bill Belichick, and several of the players paid a visit to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Ever since the first Super Bowl win of the Belichick Era the team has made a practice of spending some time with the veterans being treated at Walter Reed.
They had thought about bringing the whole team, but opted to go with just Julian Edelman, Devin McCourty, Chandler Jones, Jerod Mayo, Matthew Slater, and Rob Gronkowski instead in order to make the time spent with the vets more personal.
Former North Carolina State tight end Asa Watson had hoped to follow in his big brother's footsteps and become the next great NFL tight end. he had a pretty good mentor to help him on the journey in his brother, New Orleans Saints tight end Ben Watson (who made his name with the New England Patriots and also played for the Cleveland Browns).
Things didn't quite work out for Asa in the NFL though, but it appears that he has already moved on and begun a second career as part of a NASCAR pit crew.
They are both legends; one a music legend and the other a gridiron one. There paths do not exactly cross much, but they did during the filming of the 40th Anniversary SNL special. While making an appearance on a local radio show in Nashville Peyton talked about meeting the music legend, inviting him to sing the National Anthem at a Broncos game, and about Jacksonville Jaguars starting quarterback Blaine Bortles.
There are certain things you just don't do as a guy. You don't date your buddy's ex even if he says its okay (because it never is). You don't choose a chick flick over an action movie (let her choose the chick flick when it's her turn that way you can keep your pride), and by no means do you ever give yourself a nickname. Nickname's are something that you earn and are given by other people.
New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson went ahead and gave himself a nickname anyway, but when you see it you'll agree that it is perfect for him.
Blake Griffin is one of the most exciting young players in the NBA today. Every time he steps on the court he improves the Clippers chance of winning. However, he is young and human so he is imperfect and still has plenty to learn. Friday night in San Antonio the Spurs players young and old proved that.
Like when Kawhi Leaonard beat him to the basket and slammed this alley-oop down with authority in the second quarter (click on infinity logo).