Brandon Marshall, wide receiver of the Miami Dolphins, was violently stabbed in the stomach with a kitchen knife by his wife during a domestic dispute. It’s clear now that Brandon Marshall is expected to make a full recovery. However, it’s even more clear that being stabbed in the stomach by your wife is cause for concern, alarm, even a little bit of sympathy. While details remain quite unclear, one thing is for certain – a man was reportedly in intensive care for a serious stab wound which required surgery.
When the report came over the airwaves, I was greeted with Adam Schefter’s effort, which left me speechless. Having read many articles on the subject that flood the internet when something this high-profile occurs, it was clear he wasn’t the only one who used this opportunity – not to express concern for another human being who had been stabbed in the stomach by a violent wife – but to bury Brandon Marshall before he was dead.
When you think of Twitter and sports these days, you usually think of sports figures getting fined for tweeting at inappropriate times. Just this year T.O. got a fine for tweeting about an auction for kids (which is a good thing normally) but since it came within the “too close to game time” rules T.O. had to break open his checkbook and pay.
But Twitter isn’t all bad, just ask John Elway, who announced with a tweet today that John Fox had just been hired on to coach the Broncos. Elway said:
After Barry Richardson’s misadventures on the offensive line got him sent to the bench, he responded in a manner that makes for great blog fodder: Pushing an assistant coach and, well, whoever else got close to him. He followed that up by trying to run back on the field, rejoining the offensive line. Um, about that, Barry.
There’s video of these good times over at Shutdown Corner, and since the NFL is removing other videos from YouTube — Sigh, still with that? Really? — here are a couple of animated images, allowing you to keep these memories forever.
The post-game hubbub between Todd Haley and Josh McDaniels provided a fun ending to a surprising Denver Broncos beatdown. Unfortunately — and I say that as a fan of bad-blood games — the coach who initiated the drama has backed off of his emotional rejection of McDaniels’ handshake. Haley indicated his actions were not up to his level of expectations and apologized to Denver’s coach, as well as Kansas City Chiefs fans and Broncos fans, alike.
In today’s age, Haley’s reaction is understandable and a tad-bit disappointing. I encourage feuds in sports because it’s good theater and a little bad blood goes a long way. Unfortunately, Haley opted for the sanitized, “family friendly” follow-up. Thankfully, the players won’t forget how this series has played out the last three times these teams have met (Broncos won 44-13 in Denver, followed by the season-ending Chiefs-over-Broncos, 44-24 thrashing in Kansas City in 2009 and yesterday’s whipping).
That being said, Haley’s apology sounds every bit of an “I had to do this” as opposed to a “I’m genuinely apologetic for my post-game behavior” mea culpa, so maybe there’s hope for the coming blood feud after all.
I bet Urban Meyer cried after he saw this, especially after only scoring SEVEN TOTAL POINTS against Mississippi State this past Saturday. Clearly, Florida needs to play Kentucky every week until their offense is back to normal.
Unfortunately for Denver, Tebow’s divine touchdown wasn’t enough to carry the Broncos to victory against the New York Jets, a team that looks like the class of the NFL at the moment.
Tim Tebow made his NFL debut for the Denver Broncos last night against the Cincinnati Bengals, and overall, he looked pretty decent — better than Brady Quinn, anyway — but unlike college, where Tebow gets smashed by the Taylor Wyndhams of the world once in a blue moon, Wyndham-style hits are much more commonplace in the NFL. Just ask Jeromy Miles and Tebow’s blindside.
Despite the big hit/fumble, Tebow’s first game wasn’t that bad at all. The quarterback with the hottest shoes finished 8-13 for 105 yards and a rushing touchdown.
Can you say “Kyle Orton’s backup because Quinn’s probably going to get himself cut?” I thought you could.
Now, he’s growing his Jesus beard, as if to confirm what people in Florida already know: Tebow might just be the savior of mankind. It’s either that or he’s showing Kyle Orton the way real God-like men grow beards.
There hasn’t been much in the way of pleasant news to report about the Kansas City Chiefs during the 2009 season, unless you like to gripe about struggling teams. Oh, Todd Haley, too. Chiefs fans loved complaining about Haley. However, thanks to a beast-mode-like day from running back Jamaal Charles, it looks like there might be a light at the end of the tunnel the Chiefs have been slogging through since Herm Edwards’ first season. In fact, before Charles’ beastly day against the Denver Broncos, the only Kansas City running back people were talking about was Larry Johnson — and the conversation had nothing to do with the sport Johnson plays.
Instead, Johnson’s Tweeting habits, as well as his predilection to for Kansas City nightlife drama, were the topics of discussion.
All it took to kill that kind of talk was merely a career day by Jamaal Charles, who rushed for a Chiefs-record 259 yards on 25 carries. One of his many highlights of the day was his 56-yard touchdown run, as seen in the lead video. Not only did Charles’ performance help keep the Denver Broncos from making the playoffs — Collapse anyone? — it also gives Chiefs fans a reason to hope for the future.
I’m starting to believe the Chiefs can do anything through Charles.
Before Charles, the Chiefs had the worst offensive line in football. The unit couldn’t open holes for Larry Johnson and couldn’t protect quarterback Matt Cassel. A blind man could see that Branden Albert, Brian Waters and Rudy Niswanger were awful and the right side of KC’s line was a bad joke…
Before Charles, I couldn’t think of one reason to attend a 2010 Chiefs game. Not one.
Funny how one brilliant game can change perspectives. Granted, Charles has performed quite well since the Chiefs dumped Johnson, but it took a record-setting day for fans and pundits to feel optimistic. It leaves me wondering what the reaction would’ve been if Charles had his normal 100-yard effort (with a touchdown), but the result was a Chiefs loss.
Would spirits still be as high about 2010? I think we know the answer here.
Nevertheless, that shouldn’t take away from Charles’ brilliant, brilliant performance. Now if only the Chiefs can surround with good offensive talent going forward, they might not waste his seemingly Chris Johnson-like potential.