Marshawn Lynch starred in latest Train video and it was more fun than we expected

Marshawn Lynch in the new Train music video is something none of us saw coming, and something none of us expected to actually be interesting. But it was.

The video for Drink Up features Lynch, Ken Jeong, George Lopez, and Jim Breuer. The setting was at a wedding for Lynch, with everybody else crashing it and just having a blast.
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Beastmode was putting in work on a bottle of Hennessy (unlike some people we know), while everyone else is sipping on some champagne. He’s also wearing a slick Beastmode hat.

A bit of fun was poked at the Seattle Seahawks’ Super Bowl XLIX loss, where Russell Wilson infamously passed the ball into the hands of Malcolm Butler instead of handing the ball off to Lynch.

When was the last time you bought stamps? Still thinking? Yeah, me too. Anyway, there might actually be some stamps that cause you to go to the post office and buy, because they’re weird.
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A news series of sports ball stamps highlight seven of the most popular sports in the country, and kickball because releasing seven stamps would be weird. The best part if they’re taking a page out of the Lisa Frank book and making them textured, so they’ll feel like the ball of the actual sports they represent.

There’s a little creativity being used here with the football. It makes it look like a weird target or something. No real gripes with the others. That said, you have to wonder why they didn’t just make this a sports collection and sub out kickball for a hockey puck. The mind boggles.

Train lead singer, Pat Monahan, sent a text message to COACH (aka Pete Carroll) to pass the ball instead of running.

Curt Schilling: ESPN has gone ‘way over the edge on the left’ politically

Curt Schilling has been gone from ESPN for 10 months. But the former MLB star is still throwing heaters at his former employer — especially as he ponders a run for the U.S. Senate against Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass).

ESPN has gone way over on the edge on the left politically, Schilling said during an interview with conservative radio host Chris Stigall of Talk Radio 1210 WPHT in Philadelphia
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ESPN’s paean to departing U.S. President Barack Obama gave him acid reflux. The network’s coverage of the death of Cuba’s Fidel Castro, a former pitcher who made sports a huge priority in his poverty-stricken country, sickened him to no end, he said.

On the other hand, it was scary how Ortega penetrated the protective cordon of what should have been the most secure locker room in sports. This video should be required viewing for everybody working in arena and stadium security.

We all know Glazer earned his rep as NFL scoop machine by breaking videos such as the original Patriots Spygate tape. He didn’t disappoint here as he showed viewers everything but the actual theft of a prize worth $500,000 on the black market.

Game Kids Rob Ninkovich Jersey The key to the caper: Despite having the wrong credential, Ortega brazenly waltzed into the locker room right behind Patriots coach Bill Belichick. By making himself appear part of that private team celebration, he was able to infiltrate Brady’s locker.

Mitchell Trubisky booed at Celtics-Bulls game after being drafted by Bears

Mitchell Trubisky didn’t receive the warmest welcome upon his arrival in Chicago.

The new Bears quarterback was booed during Friday’s Game 6 playoffs matchup between the Celtics and Bulls at United Center in his first public appearance in Chicago.

Trubisky was introduced to fans during a timeout in the second half and was given a team jersey by the Bulls’ mascot.

Chicago picked Trubisky second overall in last month’s NFL Draft and, with the Bears’ three-day camp beginning Friday, Trubisky held true to his promise.

Trubisky went by “Mitch” while in college, but said at the NFL Combine his mother would prefer it if he goes by Mitchell. So Trubisky did what his mother requested and asked to be called Mitchell moving forward. He wanted to make his mother happy, just as his grandmother did by giving her grandson a car to use while in school.

Now he’s fulfilled another promise to the Bears, who hope their gamble on him will pay off in the long term.

Then, last year, when Ogden was working at Merrill Lynch in the Raleigh area, where he lived with his then-fiancee, the Trust invited him to speak to players at a seminar at Babson College in Wellesley, Mass.

“I felt he had a good story to tell that would be helpful to other people,” VanPelt said.

This grade weighs heavily on the solid 1-2 punch of Fournette and Robinson, as the later depth picks were a little less inspiring. Tom Coughlin wants to make the Jaguars more about power running than Blake Bortles, and an explosive pounder plus a nasty blocker are important means to that — and complementing the attitude of the defense. The flyer on Westbrook working out can push this class to “A” range.

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We’d be remiss not to mention the White Sox and Brewers

Out in the NL West, most expected the Dodgers and Giants to battle for the top spot in the division all year, but in the season’s first month, Colorado (16-10) and Arizona (16-11) showed they don’t intend to go down without a fight. The Rockies have a stacked lineup — remember, Ian Desmond just came back, too — and Greg Holland has been an anchor at the back of a very good bullpen (11-for-11 in saves, 1.50 ERA). The pitching has had a few hiccups, but youngsters Antonio Senzatela (2.81 ERA) and Kyle Freeland (2.93 ERA) have been effective in the rotation.

Elite Mens L. P. Ladouceur Jersey We’d be remiss not to mention the White Sox and Brewers, too. Chicago’s supposed to be in a rebuild but still managed a 13-10 record, which puts the team a half-game behind Cleveland in the AL Central. And the Brewers are right at .500 (13-13), just a game behind the Cubs in the NL Central; their 2017 story isn’t solely about Eric Thames.
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Thus, good luck, Washington, hiring your next general manager. And bringing big-time, game-changing free agents to town, the way you did last offseason with Josh Norman. And getting franchise quarterbacks to commit at any price, a challenge that may have gotten greater with Kirk Cousins reportedly ready to sign up for likely his last season in town.

Yes, the team has signed players — they announced a trio Friday morning, with the stench of McCloughan’s expulsion still hanging thick in the rainy air.

Believe it, though: every player and every agent who was interested in spending some of Dan Snyder’s money has to be thinking twice now. Before Thursday’s smear-tainted purge of McCloughan, there was genuine confusion over who was calling the shots in Washington. That’s been cleared up, but the idea that your rep could be the next one trashed on the way out the door cannot be ignored.

David Ortiz rips former Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine, who fires back at Big Papi

All these years later, the 2012 Boston Red Sox are still dysfunctional.

David Ortiz has reopened old wounds from that disastrous season, placing much of the blame for a 69-93 season on manager Bobby Valentine in Ortiz’s new autobiography, Papi: My Story.

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Morneau had early success as a DH with the White Sox last season but hit only one home run in his final 27 games with Chicago. He finished with a .731 OPS and six home runs in 218 plate appearances. Now 36 and well past his MVP days with the Twins, the left-handed slugger gets to hit against major league arms in a WBC group that includes the U.S., the Dominican Republic and Colombia.

Breslow is three seasons removed from a career year with the Red Sox (1.81 ERA in 61 games for a World Series champion) and he’s 36. But he’s left-handed, and he’s presumably healthy enough to pitch in the WBC. Those two reasons alone give him hope of securing at least a minor league contract if he looks halfway decent.

Morales, 31, missed almost all of last season with the Blue Jays because of an injury to his pitching shoulder. He was a big part of the World Series champion Royals’ bullpen in 2015 (3.18 ERA in 67 games), so he has a record of recent success if a team wants to take a chance on him.

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Jamaal Charles, Broncos stay patient, see it pay off with perfect fit

Jamaal Charles had been waiting a while for a second NFL team to sign him. The Broncos were a little late to add running back help.

That makes them a match made for the final wave of 2017 NFL free agency.

As you would expect from the GOAT, the Patriots quarterback also spits on the notion there’s a real-life Madden curse still attached to the virtual accolade.
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Kevin Minter Game Jersey Said Brady, via EA’s release: The Madden NFL 18 cover is a great honor for me. Especially since I have been playing the game since growing up next to EA headquarters in the Bay Area.

I’m not one to believe in curses, so I’m ready to take the challenge head on like always! It doesn’t stand a chance!

Brady, a San Mateo, Calif., native, grew up 15 minutes north of EA Sports’ home in Redwood City. He becomes the second consecutive Patriots player to be on the Madden cover, following tight end Rob Gronkowski in 2016. It’s the first time that’s ever happened for teammates.

The best QB of all time, at this stage in his career, shouldn’t be afraid of a silly curse. Although Gronk ended last season on injured reserve after back surgery, New England wasn’t cursed as a team, as Brady led it to an epic comeback win over Atlanta in Super Bowl LI.

The Marlins did a good job of signing Volquez, a guy who will eat innings. Their rotation isn’t great, and it lacks an ace after the unfortunate and untimely passing of Jose Fernandez. The offense is what’s going to keep the team in contention this year, but the hitters will have to play up to standards and expectation. That includes star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, who had a good but not great season in 2016.

As Mr. Irrelevant, Chad Kelly gets chance to delete troubled history with Broncos

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It also won’t make Brady sweat about the Patriots’ status as heavy real favorites to repeat as Super Bowl champions.

Beyond the Brady cover, Madden is hitting a new level while powered by Frostbite, its new elite game engine. That means gamers will get to experience never-before-seen visuals for players, stadiums and crowds.

Those who buy the G.O.A.T Edition will get early three-day access and one of five G.O.A.T players of their choice for Madden NFL 18 Ultimate Team.

For those gamers who can’t wait to go work with the GOAT again, Madden NFL 18 is now available for pre-order. The game is scheduled to launch on Friday, Aug. 25 on both Xbox One and Playstation 4.

The NFL’s sixth all-time leading rusher stepped right into a TV job with NBC after his Steelers won Super Bowl 40 in his hometown of Detroit in 2006. NBC opted not to renew Bettis’ contract in 2009, replacing him with Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison on its Football Night in America pregame show.

About 75 of the 100 laid-off ESPNers have announced via social media that they’re leaving. That leaves another 20 or so like Bettis who, so far, have not commented publicly.

ESPN could have made things simple by releasing all the names at once on April 26, but the company decided internally to let the outgoing talent, many of whom have worked for ESPN for decades, break the bad news publicly themselves if and when they were ready.

Former Jets LB Marvin Jones named IFL head coach

Marvin Jones’ playing days have been over for some time, but now he’s ready to move into a leadership role.

The former Jets middle linebacker on Friday was named interim head coach of the Colorado Crush of the Indoor Football League, the IFL announced.

It’s a huge hole for the Saints, who relied on Unger, 30, to make their line calls.

In his place, fifth-year veteran Senio Kelemete — who has started 14 games over the past two years as a guard —could step up as Unger recovers, though former undrafted free agent Jack Allen is theoretically the next man on up the Saints’ depth chart.

NFL Network also noted that seven-time Pro Bowler Nick Mangold, who just turned 33, currently is available as a free agent.

Unger came to New Orleans two seasons ago as part of the huge trade with the Seahawks for tight end Jimmy Graham. The two-time Pro Bowl performer has started 31 of 32 games for the Saints and last season signed a three-year extension worth more than $22 million.

Harmon, a swing safety behind McCourty and Patrick Chung, increased his value as a solid nickel cover man last season. Because of that Belichick-style versatility, he was a must-keep despite how well McCourty and Chung are still playing, each at 29. It was much smarter to keep Harmon at $17 million over four years than Ryan at $30 million over three years.

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The Nationals might be without Adam Eaton for the rest of 2017

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He was one of the nation’s most-hyped high school athletes before picking the Bruins, and after 87 tackles his first two years, he appeared primed for a breakout 2015 season. Instead, a torn ACL robbed him of his junior year, and his final season failed to live up to his high standards. Vanderdoes made just 1.5 tackles for loss last season despite 12 starts. For comparison, a similar third-round defensive lineman — Auburn’s Montravius Adams — notched eight TFLs en route to a lower draft spot than the UCLA anchor.

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Trubisky’s 2016 performance and instincts validate his status as a first-round pick. Still, a king’s ransom in assets and the No. 2 overall pick could be a lot to pay for a third-team All-ACC quarterback.

Wizards vs. Hawks odds, 2017 NBA playoffs: Washington underdog in Game 6 matchup

Charles Oakley Mens Jersey The home team is 5-0 straight up and 4-1 against the spread in this series between the Washington Wizards and the Atlanta Hawks. The Wizards will try to be the first team to win on the road and close out the series this Friday night in Game 6.

Washington is a 3-point road underdog in Atlanta at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. In the team’s last two games in Atlanta, the Wizards were 2.5-point underdogs and lost both games by double digits.

Game 5 was the closest game of the series on Wednesday night, with Atlanta trailing by only one point at the end of the first half and being within four points at the end of every quarter.

Jamaal Charles Mens Jersey But while the Wizards were never able to pull away, they were able to match blows with the Hawks throughout the game to take a 3-2 series lead.

Washington turned in its best defensive effort of the series, holding Atlanta to under 100 points for the first time in the last six games between the two teams in the 103-99 victory.

The Wizards are 9-5 SU and 11-3 ATS over their last 14 postseason road games per the OddsShark NBA Database. Washington has lost its last four playoff road games however, all against Atlanta.

Adebayo is a throwback big man: he’ll clean the glass, punch home dunks and provide a big body in the paint. If he improves as a shooter or shot blocker long-term the Lakers could have a real steal.

Swanigan was the best big in college basketball as a sophomore. He led the country in double-doubles and even developed a reliable three-point shot. His biggest issue will be defending in space.