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Marc-Andre Fleury Got Busted Building A Snow Wall

When they talk about veteran savvy, they are usually referring to little (often unnoticeable) things an athlete does, gleaned through years and years of trial-and-error, but entirely legal. No more. From now on, any mention of veteran savvy will be specifically referring to Marc Andre-Fleury building a little snow…

Antti Niemi Came Up Huge Antti Niemi Came Up Huge

Antti Niemi has been around a long time. Eleven NHL seasons, six different teams. And not once in all of that did the 35-year-old netminder experience what happened last night in Montreal: 20,000 people chanting his name.

I Am Very Excited About The Freddie Kitchens Era I Am Very Excited About The Freddie Kitchens Era

Freddie Kitchens beat out a host of strong candidates for the Browns’ head coaching job, including Joey Bathrooms, Bobby Closets, and, of course, Gregg Williams.

The Saints' Forever Drive Was Unstoppable  The Saints' Forever Drive Was Unstoppable 

“That was a long-ass drive,” Saints guard Larry Warford said of the relentless march down the field that took up nearly the entire third quarter and gave New Orleans its first lead, the only one it would need in a 20-14 win over the Eagles. And my goodness, yes it was.

A Miracle Just Slipped Through The Eagles' Hands

Alshon Jeffery is going to be the scapegoat only because every close game seems to end up with one—something to do with human psychology, I suppose. Yes, he let the ball go through his hands for a game-sealing interception in the Saints’ 20-14 playoff win. But there are plenty of other things to blame, or credit.

Tell Me Again Why Kyler Murray Would Ever Want To Play Baseball? Tell Me Again Why Kyler Murray Would Ever Want To Play Baseball?

Heisman-winning-QB-but-also-A’s-draft-pick Kyler Murray has a choice to make, and it looks like he’s going to forego a baseball career (for now) to enter the NFL Draft, and it looks like he’s going to announce that as soon as tomorrow. Both the A’s and Major League Baseball have sent envoys to Dallas to convince him…

Filip Forsberg Goes Between The Legs For One Clever Goal Filip Forsberg Goes Between The Legs For One Clever Goal

The Predators capped their season’s longest road trip with a 6-3 loss at Carolina, but not before Filip Forsberg scored one of the niftiest goals of the year. It wasn’t particularly flashy—it’s tough to even see what happened at full speed—but it was smart as hell.

Tom Brady Is Absolutely Toasting The Chargers' Zone D Tom Brady Is Absolutely Toasting The Chargers' Zone D

It’s 28-7 Patriots as I write this midway though the second quarter, and New England is taking apart the Chargers defense that looked so impressive in last week’s win over Baltimore. But what works against Lamar Jackson doesn’t work against Tom Brady.

Sean Payton Is Trying To Motivate The Saints With More $1 Bills Than You've Ever Seen In Your Life Sean Payton Is Trying To Motivate The Saints With More $1 Bills Than You've Ever Seen In Your Life

Football coaches have tried a lot of motivational techniques over the years. Tony Sparano dug a hole and buried a football. Jay Norvell wore a blue shirt. Jon Gruden sends players who play well to good teams. Jack Del Rio did whatever he did that resulted in his punter suffering an ax wound. Most of these are very…

Kyrie Irving Was Pissed He Didn't Get The Last Shot Kyrie Irving Was Pissed He Didn't Get The Last Shot

The Celtics fell 105-103 in Orlando on Saturday, and they are, by their own high standards, scuffling. Boston is 25-17, only good enough for fifth in the East. It’s a real comedown for a team that came within a game of the Finals last year without two of their best players. So it’s hard to separate Kyrie Irving’s…

Lacrosse Team Apologizes After Fans Threaten To "Scalp" Native Opponent Lacrosse Team Apologizes After Fans Threaten To "Scalp" Native Opponent

The National Lacrosse League’s Georgia Swarm moved to 4-0 with a 13-11 win in Philadelphia on Saturday, led by star forward Lyle Thompson’s three goals and three assists. But the game was marred by comments from Philadelphia Wings’ PA announcer, as well as from some fans:

They Blew Up The Bradley Center

The Bradley Center, home to the Milwaukee Bucks for 30 years, as well as Marquette hoops and the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals, was partially imploded Sunday morning, as workers detonated charges to bring down the roof. It wasn’t a full demolition, as the arena is too close to nearby buildings (including the Bucks’ new…

Andrew Whitworth Had His Way With The Cowboys Andrew Whitworth Had His Way With The Cowboys

The Rams’ offensive line is in the soul-protecting business. The Cowboys’ vaunted defensive front, fresh off holding the Seahawks’ NFL-best ground game to just 73 yards rushing in last week’s wild card win, spent all week talking, dreaming, drooling over the havoc they were going to wreak at the line of scrimmage.…

Sergei Bobrovsky Sent Home By Blue Jackets After "Incident" Sergei Bobrovsky Sent Home By Blue Jackets After "Incident"

The Sergei Bobrovsky situation in Columbus has been a simmer, a slow-motion breakup. Bobrovsky, 30, has been one of the most consistent goalies over the last few years, and is a free agent this summer. He reportedly wants to be paid like the league’s elite netminders, and the Blue Jackets don’t seem interested in…

Hockey asses: they’re big. And buying pants is hard. [ESPN]

I Regret To Inform You That Stephen A. Smith Is In A Feud With The Arizona Cardinals I Regret To Inform You That Stephen A. Smith Is In A Feud With The Arizona Cardinals

Stephen A. Smith is constantly whapping back and forth between the poles that make up his on-air persona: entertainer and dummy. At the latter, it can be really bad, like when he’s breaking down a matchup by citing three different players who are no longer with the team, or much more harmfully, letting his weird…

Incredibly, Crosby And Ovechkin Have Drawn Even Incredibly, Crosby And Ovechkin Have Drawn Even

Via the always-excellent Japers’ Rink, here’s a fun hock fact for you:

The Odds Are Getting Better That You Are Going To Start In Goal For The Flyers This Season The Odds Are Getting Better That You Are Going To Start In Goal For The Flyers This Season

Stability in goal doesn’t necessarily correlate with success, but the converse is almost always true. The Flyers are one point out of the NHL’s basement, and on Tuesday, in just their 43rd game of the season, they used their seventh different goalie—no team in the history of the league has ever used more.

It Sucks That Trevor Lawrence Can't Play In The NFL Until 2021 It Sucks That Trevor Lawrence Can't Play In The NFL Until 2021

They (the people who know these things) have known about Trevor Lawrence for a long, long time. While the Tennessee-born Lawrence was smashing all of Georgia’s state high school records, he was ranked as the No. 1 overall prospect by every recruiting site and service—every single one of them. It was no surprise to…

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