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Flacco being sad: Week 4

He had a bad game

Photo credit: 

1) Karl Merton Ferron (Baltimore Sun) link 

2) Karl Merton Ferron (Baltimore Sun) link

Week 1 edition of Sad Joe Flacco

Photo links/credit:

1) Karl Merton Ferron - Baltimore Sun  

2) Karl Merton Ferron - Baltimore Sun 

 3) Aaron Ontiveroz - Denver Post

The NFL season began with a bang: Thunder delayed the game, and Peyton Manning and co. bombarded the Ravens with a 7-TD aerial assault all night long. This photo of Raheem Moore, Broncos safety whose playoff blunder cost Broncos the season last year,  jacking up Dallas Clark, Ravens Tightend, encapsulates the jarring 49-27 Broncos victory. Photo Credit: Aaron Ontiveroz (Denver Post) 

The NFL season began with a bang: Thunder delayed the game, and Peyton Manning and co. bombarded the Ravens with a 7-TD aerial assault all night long. This photo of Raheem Moore, Broncos safety whose playoff blunder cost Broncos the season last year,  jacking up Dallas Clark, Ravens Tightend, encapsulates the jarring 49-27 Broncos victory. Photo Credit: Aaron Ontiveroz (Denver Post

Manziel: “Best amateur football player in the world”

After the Summer of Johnny Football and a NCAA imposed first half suspension against Rice, Manziel made his much awaited season debut Saturday at College Station. Sooner rather than later, Johnny Manziel morphed into—the man, the myth, the legend—Johnny Football. He freestyled when plays broke down, he scored quickly, he talked trash, and he pantimimed shots at NCAA in his short time on the field. The media were apparently none too happy that Manziel wasn’t anything but a saint considering his tumultuous offseason. Read words and phrases used by media to describe Manziel below:

Cannot be touched, bigger than university he represents, above NCAA rules, very immature player, brilliantly talented, volatile and narcissistic, as captivating a player as the sport has seen in quite some time. -Dan Wolken, USA Today

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Manziel remains Manziel, the most charismatic creature in college football, immature, uncontrollable, football genius, born to play this game like Clapton was born to play guitar, indulgent; entitled young talent, uncontrollable, possibly most powerful man on campus, a player so gifted and so marketable that his economic impact on Texam A&M last year is said to be in the $40 million range, best amateur football player in the world. -Greg Doyell, CBS Sports
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Best in the world? Hyperbole much? In any case, many writers have similar sentiments. He’s a great player, yet he’s a world class fuck up. Are they justified in being so surprised by everything the man does? Eh. If a player did something for this first time, it’s surprising. Johnny being Johnny is as certain as death and taxes, so the shock and awe of Johnny’s behavior should be tempered, media. I guarantee he will say or do something controversial at some point. I also guarantee the media will spew more commentary and essays on Johnny being Johnny. The carousel of the never ending sports cycle is sad, but it’s life. 
Long live Johnny football—until the next IT athlete or sports scandal comes around to capture the media’s gaze or his 15 minutes are up. 
Photo Credit: Michael Ainsworth/The Dallas Morning News
"WNBA beauty Skylar Diggins looks good against the Fever […]." -Rob Goebel (Indy Star) via Twitter. She also had 2 points in her Indiana homecoming, but she still looks good, right?

"WNBA beauty Skylar Diggins looks good against the Fever […]." -Rob Goebel (Indy Star) via Twitter. She also had 2 points in her Indiana homecoming, but she still looks good, right?

Bosh being Bosh. Credit: Michael Laughlin (Sun Sentinel)

Bosh being Bosh. Credit: Michael Laughlin (Sun Sentinel)

Heat fans are the worst! Credit: Micaela Hood (Sun Sentinel)

Heat fans are the worst! Credit: Micaela Hood (Sun Sentinel)

Tony Parker breakdancing? San Antonio Express #15

Tony Parker breakdancing? San Antonio Express #15

Interesting local news story of the day - Michael Rosenband

After a relatively successful pre-recession Wall Street career Michael Rosenband had a change of heart on career path. Now he is coaching Baltimore’s Carven High School baseball team. image 

The team isn’t successful in the Win/Loss column, but it’s one of those tales of wins aren’t everything. Rosenband tries to impart his business knowledge on his students as well as expose them to historical aspects of Negro League baseball for enrichment. It’s both an admirable and interesting story of what he gives up to be a coach and make a difference. 

Read complete story: Childs Walker - Baltimore Sun 

Photo Credit: Lloyd Fox - Baltimore Sun

The WTF Friday link of the day: The youtube account that creeps on female sportscasters. The account has an extensive creeper collection. Women of ESPN, beware.