NFL lockout after school special

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NFL lockout after school special

By Justin Aucoin
WickedGoodSports.com

The lockout is still in its infancy and already NFL players are already finding ways of getting themselves into trouble.

Seriously. Check this out.
Dez Bryant gets kicked out of the mall for low slung pants.
True story. Apparently his pants were hanging too low for mall standards and he got booted. When police arrived, Dez threw his friend under the bus and said it was his friends pants that were too low.

Childish enough for you? No? How about this:

Aqib Talib charged with shooting at, pistol whipping sisters boyfriend.
Tampa Bays cornerback decided to take the role of the protective brother a bit too far. And it wasnt just Talib. Mamma Talib also (allegedly) got in the action.

Per NBC:

Once there, according to Sarans boyfriend Shannon Billings, Talib produced a handgun and attempted to pistol whip him with it. According to the report andBillings account, Okolo Talib, theNFLstars mother, as well as Talib himself fired shots in Billings deirection as he fled the scene on foot.

First: Props to NBC for spelling direction incorrectly. Second: What the hell did Billings do!?

Dez Bryant sued for not paying for his bling.
Our buddy Dez was back at it, getting sued for failing to pay for 246,000 worth of bling.

If that wasnt enough, another group also decided to sue Dez for not paying almost 589,000 in jewelry.

Holy smokes. The guy owes more than 850,000 in jewelry. Where the hell is he wearing all this stuff? Even Mr. T thinks this is excessive.

Were not going to do the math to find out how many years worth of salary itll take us to hit even a portion of what Dez owes in bling bills. Too depressing.

Oh look more millionaires not paying for their bills.
Everyones favorite NFL Twitter hound, Chad Ochocinco owes over 11,000 in clothing from Amm OneExclusive Wear. Hes been ordered by the court to pay his bill.

We think his outfit is punishment enough.

Whos letting these NFL stars walk away with so much merchandise without paying for it? Theyre pulling in more bank than most countries and are having issues paying for their bills.

Who knew that the NFL was really an after school program to keep players from getting into trouble? Its like the Boys & Girls Club for grown men.

Amazing.

If this is just what the lockout offseason is like we cant wait to see what the fall brings when these guys are used to practicing and playing.

Trump says NFL should fire players who kneel during anthem

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Trump says NFL should fire players who kneel during anthem

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — President Donald Trump says National Football League owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem. And he’s encouraging spectators to walk out in protest.

In an extended riff during a freewheeling rally speech in Alabama Friday night, Trump also bemoaned that football games have become less violent.

“They’re ruining the game,” he complained.

Several athletes, including NFL players, have refused to stand during “The Star-Spangled Banner” to protest of the treatment of blacks by police.

Trump says those players are disrespecting the flag and deserve to lose their jobs.

“That’s a total disrespect of our heritage. That’s a total disrespect of everything that we stand for,” he said, encouraging owners to act.

“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, you’d say, ’Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired,” Trump said to loud applause.

Trump also predicted that any owner who went through with his encouragement would become “the most popular person in this country” — at least for a week.

Trump, who was in Alabama campaigning for Sen. Luther Strange, also blamed a decline in NFL ratings on the nation’s interest in “yours truly” as well as what he described as a decline in violence in the game.

He said players are being thrown out for aggressive tackles, and it’s “not the same game.”

The NFL has made several efforts to reduce violence in the sport, particularly hits that may cause damage to the head. A July report on 202 former football players found evidence of a debilitating brain disease linked to repeated head blows in nearly all of them. The league has agreed to pay $1 billion to retired players who claimed it misled them about the concussion dangers of playing football.

During his campaign, Trump often expressed nostalgia for the “old days” — claiming, for example, that protesters at his rallies would have been carried out on stretchers back then. He recently suggested police officers should be rougher with criminals and shouldn’t protect their heads when pushing them into quad cars.

It’s also not the first time he’s raised the kneeling issue. Earlier this year he took credit for the fact that former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who started the trend of kneeling during the anthem, hadn’t been signed by an NFL team.

Trump said the protest was the top reason NFL viewership had waned this season.

“You know what’s hurting the game more than that? When people like yourselves turn on television and you see those people taking the knee when they’re playing our great national anthem,” he said.

Trump encouraged his supporters to pick up and leave the stadium next time they spot a player failing to stand.

“I guarantee things will stop,” he said.

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Marchand stepping up his twitter game to hilarious effect

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Marchand stepping up his twitter game to hilarious effect

BOSTON – It was probably only a matter of time before it happened, but it looks like Boston’s favorite Little Ball of Hate is stepping up his game on social media.

Brad Marchand is known as much for his rabble-rousing and trash-talking on the ice as he is for massive offensive production while serving as Boston’s top scorer in each of the last few seasons. So Marchand has the perfect mixture of good humor and clout as a star NHL player, and that usually combines for a pretty powerful voice on Twitter.

Marchand has been noticeably more active on Twitter in recent days with a wide-ranging group of tweets, and the big winner is the hockey fan that gets a little more exposure to some classic Nose Face Killah wit. Some of the tweets have been as a Bruins team leader where he’s praising the talented young crop of B’s prospects that he’s watching during training camp:

Some have been about chirping the NHL for their decision to skip the Olympics this winter where Marchand most certainly would have been primed for a chance at a Gold Medal:

Some have been engaging with “fans” and dropping classic pop culture references from children’s books while showing the nasty edge that routinely drives opponents up a wall:

The Charlotte’s Web reference is a devastating classic from Marchand, a noted longtime fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Sometimes it’s just telling a quick story in a tweet that gives you an inside look at the kind of chirping that goes on when Marchand is on the ice:

A social media platform like Twitter was made for a personality like Marchand, and a stepped-up presence is good for him and good for hockey fans. So why all of a sudden is No. 63 tweeting with greater frequency over the last few days?

It sounds like it’s a combination of training camp boredom and a genuine interest in amplifying his voice on all manner of subjects.

“I’ve just been kind of lying around with nothing to do and I jumped on [twitter]…thought it was kind of funny,” said Marchand. “I thought I’d get a little more involved. I don’t know if I’m going to have enough time to do it every day, but it’s fun.”

As fun as it’s been for Marchand, it’s no doubt even more fun for the fans that might get a chance to interact with him even if it’s as the unwitting foil for one of his well-placed chirps. 

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