If there was one word to describe Week 11 in the NFL it was anger. Everyone’s ticked off at someone, whether it’s longtime Texans teammates Andre Johnson and Matt Schaub bickering on the sideline, the referee who reportedly called Redskins tackle Trent Williams a “garbage-a** disrespectful mother f***er…” or Saints linebacker Ahmad Brooks calling out a ref using much the same language. But that’s not all. Texas running back Ben Tate challenged a Twitter tough guy to a fight, Eagles running back LeSean McCoy snatched a banner from a Redskins fan during pregame warmups and Jaguars defensive end Jason Babin ripped out Cardinals running back Andre Ellington‘s hair while making a tackle. Meanwhile, Dolphins fans took out their anger on GM Jeff Ireland by hiring a plane to fly this banner over Sun Life Stadium, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III took some veiled shots at coach Mike Shanahan while Miles the Broncos Mascot took out his frustration on the goal post, which is strange since Denver proved to be football’s best team last night.
This Is What Has Me Ticked Off
Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett reportedly abandoned his four-month-old puppy at a boarding facility in Tampa and then stiffed them on the $5,000 bill.
In Happier NFL News
Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn were all smiles while hanging out on the Broncos sideline during last night’s game against the Chiefs … The Jets may have been trounced by the Bills 37-14, but they did spend Saturday night at Dave & Buster’s … Marshawn Lynch threw a post-touchdown celebration pass that connected with a fan in the second level.
Lovely Lady Of The Day
In Mascot News
In Legal News
Falcons running back Jason Snelling was pulled over late Thursday night and reportedly was caught trying to quickly swallow his pot by the arresting officer.
Depressing Pro Wrestling Pic of the Day
WWE Hall of Famer Nikolai Volkoff took on Bobby Fulton in Ohio on Saturday. The event had very few fans and no wrestling ring (thanks to Reddit for the pic).
SI Vault Photo Of The Day
Len Bias, who died two days after being selected No. 2 overall in the 1986 NBA Draft, would’ve celebrated his 50th birthday today. In this 1986 story titled “The Cruelest Thing Ever,” SI’s Jack McCallum writes about the reaction to Bias’ sudden and tragic death.
Odds and Ends
Duke football is an AP Top 25 team for the first time since 1994 … President Obama and his family attended Sunday’s game between Maryland and Oregon State. Michelle Obama‘s brother, Craig Robinson, coaches the Beavers …. The Baltimore Sun has a great profile of retired defensive back Tom Zbikowski, who admitted to heavy drinking during his NFL career … Here’s an oral history of the NFL’s famous “Heidi Game” … Did you know Ed Hochuli has a son who is a college football referee?
NFL Video Of The Day
Seahawks defensive tackle Brandon Mebane shows off his figure.
Alley-Oop Of The Day
Brandon Jennings and Andre Drummond team up during last night’s Pistons-Lakers game.