Sammy Watkins is easing into training camp with the pressure of costing the Bills two first round picks by making catches like this.
The rookie out of Clemson will likely have to make a lot more grabs like this to prevent the Bills from continuing their streak of playoff-less seasons. They haven’t been there since 1999 – the longest streak in the NFL.
That’s not bad.
Blackhawks’ $84-million dollar dude Patrick Kane messed around in a men’s league game in his hometown of Buffalo Monday night. He only tallied ten points in his team’s 13-5 win. The bars on Chippewa were dead so Kaner dropped in to play with the Piranhas Hockey Club in the Performax Hockey League.
Five goals, five assists, not a bad night. He was upstaged by...
The details surrounding this youth umpire and his gag-me-with-a-spoon strike out antics are sparse. But let’s not let facts get in the way of a story about a grown man who preys on young kids who aren’t good at baseball.
The YouTube poster calls him the “best umpire ever.” He wouldn’t qualify as the best if he were the only umpire ever.
Save this for the bathroom...
Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio is pretty proud of the $24.5 million renovation to the north side of Spartan Stadium which is set to be completed in the coming weeks. On Tuesday, Dantonio tweeted out some photos of the addition including the locker room, new entrance and recruiting room.
courtesy of Michigan State University
Andre Drummond is as big a force on social media as he is in the paint. He’s among the best in the NBA on Vine and Twitter. Over the weekend, he posted a Vine, complete with a solid soundtrack and sound effect, of him showing off his basketball skills using a bowling ball in a bowling alley.
Spoiler: bowling balls don’t bounce and they’re a bit heavier than basketballs...
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The Detroit Lions announced Monday that players will wear a patch this season in honor of William Clay Ford, Sr., the long-time team owner who passed away on March 9th.
The patch features Ford’s initials over a black football-shaped silhouette with a strip of both of the Lions’ team colors, Honolulu blue and silver.
Ford purchased controlling ownership of the...
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12-year-old Robby Eimers is already a star and is on his way to superstar status with his work with homeless people in Detroit. His work started three years ago when his grandmother, Cindy Kostukoff, took him to a homeless warming center in downtown Detroit to pass out blankets and coats. Coats and blankets that were purchased by then nine-year old Robby with his...
Whatever I say to introduce this video won’t do it justice. It’s one for the ages.
Michael Sam, the first openly gay player ever to be drafted into the NFL, gave an outstanding speech Wednesday at the ESPYs after he received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. Drafted 249th overall in May’s draft by the St. Louis Rams, Sam was passed over because of his lack of size, perceived ability and in all likelihood, his sexual orientation.
He’s meeting his challenges head...
The good folks at USA Swimming and Speedo released a study this week which named the top ten cities in the USA for swimming. We aren’t talking about pool parties and boat gatherings on the lake. We’re talking swimming as in Olympians and those who do it for a living.
According to Yahoo! Sports: “The cities most favorable to swimmers don’t follow any geographic pattern...
I’m not sure if you have heard (you’ve definitely heard) that Justin Verlander spent his All Star break in Mexico with Kate Upton. I’m guessing you haven’t heard that Drew Smyly spent his break with his girlfriend Eryn Blatt (and their pooch), on a boat, somewhere more exotic (surprisingly) than Detroit.
And it was documented on the interweb, except these weren’t plastered...
Breaking news: Major League Baseball players (as with all professional athletes) make too much money. Some much more than others, but they’re all overpaid. When athletes sign contracts, the money they’re given is partly based on what they have done and partly based on what they’re expected to do.
These guys are expected to do a whole lot more than what they have done in...
Barry Sanders turned 46 Wednesday. I bet he could still run for 1,000 yards in today’s NFL. In honor of all things good that Barry did, here’s a highlight video of his best runs.
*I still think his retirement announcement on the eve of the 1999 training camp by faxing a letter to a Wichita newspaper was really weird though.
A first ERA of 4.88 (gasp) and a 1.46 WHIP (puke) got Justin Verlander a weekend in Mexico with girlfriend Kate Upton. Our friends at Busted Coverage ran down these pics of the couple totally not working on JV’s mechanics while lounging by the pool.
Prior to leaving Detroit for the break, JV mentioned not doing anything baseball during his time off.
“I’m not saying where...
Adrian Peterson is an All Pro tough, rugged running back. Jennie Finch, while being an All World softball pitcher is a girl. Save the emails. Jennie Finch would probably make me look silly too, but she downright embarrassed Peterson during the pre-All Star Game celebrity softball game.
I give props to All Day as, according to ESPN.com, he told her, “Don’t take it...
DEREK Jeter took the field for his 14th and final All Star game Tuesday. DEREK Jeter doubled in his first at bat and singled in his second. DEREK Jeter was replaced by Alexei Ramirez in the 4th inning allowing the Target Field crowd to give him (another) standing ovation. DEREK Jeter took a bow.
CBS News was all over it.
Ndamukong Suh made an appearance on the Discovery Channel’s “American Muscle” and had to put up with an obnoxious Green Bay Packers fan in doing so. The show will air Wednesday. Included will be a playful confrontation between Suh and “Tank Dog”, a strength trainer on the show.
Suh started it by telling Tank to “take that weak jersey off.”
Tank then proceeded...
Derek Jeter was met by a heckler yelling “overrated” in his first at bat of his 14th and final All Star Game Tuesday night. And then he laced double to right field using his patented inside-out swing. And then the heckler shut his sorry mouth.
(As of this post) 14 All Star Games, five World Series rings, most games ever played by a Yankee (over 2,600), 3,408 career hits...
Nike put together this tribute video for Derek Jeter who will play in his last All Star Game Tuesday night. Despite being a strong Yankee disliker, Jeter has been my guy ever since Alan Trammell retired.
The guy has gone about everything in the right way, including his women.
Matthew Stafford’s fiancee, Kelly Hall, is a site favorite and has become a Detroit princess in her five years here. Within the last year, Calvin Johnson’s relationship with former Fox Sports Detroit girl Brittney McNorton has been made somewhat public . Over the weekend, teammate Reggie Bush married professional dancer Lilit Avagyan, who some might say resembles Kim Kardashian...
Justin Timberlake, or JT for some, was in Buffalo Wednesday night to perform at HSBC Arena. Of all the boy band members in the history of boy bands (and what a rich history it’s been), JT is probably the most in-tune with sports.
During his show, he made a toast to the late Bills owner Ralph Wilson who passed away from natural causes in March. I get that entertainers will usually...
Over Fourth of July weekend, Kelly Hall showed off a talent that the internet didn’t know she had. She did the worm. And, she did it well. The future Mrs. Stafford likes herself a good time and that’s mighty mighty fine with us when she’s Instagramming the heck out of it – in the least creepy way possible.
Now, it someone would only turn the bass up on this boat…...
The whole state of Ohio is in full blown pandemonium trying to get LeBron James to sign with the Cavs. Cedar Point, an amusement park in Sandusky, is promising to rename one of its roller coasters “King James” if LeBron returns to his home state. A spokesman with the park said the idea was originated by Cedar Point’s CEO.
According to the Detroit News...
Breaking news: LeBron James will sign with an NBA team before next season starts. It may be Cleveland, it may be Miami, it may be Houston, it may be the Lakers. It won’t be Detroit, Minnesota, Portland or Charlotte.
When LeBron left Cleveland for Miami, Cavs fans were burning their shirts and jerseys. Now, with a glimmer of hope and prayers sent upward that ‘Bron ‘Bron...