by Cale Clinton
OH COME ON, AL! WE WERE ROOTING FOR YOU!
"Let's face it, the Giants are coming off a worse week than Harvey Weinstein and they're up by 14 points."
-- NBC football commentator Al Michaels drops this questionable joke on air during the improbably impressive performance of the New York Giants over the Denver Broncos on Sunday Night Football. (CNN.com)
NEVER CRY OVER SPILLED MILK. PENALTIES, ON THE OTHER HAND…
"I tell my 6-year-old not to spill the milk. And, gosh darn, the next thing that happens is spilled milk. [I say] 'No penalties, no penalties.' … and we're getting penalties."
THAT SEEMS LIKE A PRETTY BIG DEAL TO ME
"I thought we did everything to win the football game except one thing: score touchdowns."
-- University of Tennessee head coach Butch Jones highlights the Volunteers' inability to score during their 15-9 loss to South Carolina. (Volquest Staff, Twitter)
KIRK COUSINS LAYING THE BRINK'S TRUCK STICK
"Hey Slide, what are you doing dropping your shoulder? That shoulder is worth about $200 million right now."
THIS IS THE SAME GUT THAT TELLS ANDY REID TO ORDER THREE STEAKS AT DINNER. I TRUST IT
"I don't worry about the questions that will be asked afterwards; I do what my gut tells me to do. I thought that was the right thing to do."
-- Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid relies on ol' faithful to make decisions between kicking a field goal and going for it during crunch time this past Sunday. The Chiefs ended up losing by six points to the Steelers to earn their first loss of the season. (Pro Football Talk)
AT WHAT POINT DO YOU STAND UP FOR YOURSELF AND SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH?
"Surprise! Chiefs re-sign running back C.J. Spiller for the fourth time, sources say"
-- Kansas City Chiefs beat writer Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star announces the Chiefs re-signed running back C.J. Spiller for the fourth time this season. My initial research failed to yield any official "record" for the most re-signings of a single player to a single team. So if this is Spiller's latest achievement then … congratulations? (Terez A. Paylor, Twitter)
RICARDO ALLEN HAS HIS PRIORITIES IN ORDER, UNLIKE THIS FAN
"That's disrespect to ourselves … our coaches, our owner, our fans."
-- Atlanta Falcons free safety Ricardo Allen had this to say when pressed on the matter of losing once again at home, as reported by ESPN's Vaughn McClure.
"You disrespected us bad I missed my son's game to watch you guys play absolutely shitty not acceptable for super bowl team"
-- One Falcons fan tweeted this response back at McClure's tweet of Allen's quote.
"You disrespected your son by skipping his game to come be a fan at something you have no ties to. Get priorities right before coming at me."
THIS WEEK IN SOCIAL MEDIA
THE SHERIFF AT IT AGAIN
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) October 19, 2017
WHAT'S RARER, UNICORNS OR EXCITEMENT FROM BELICHICK?
What would inspire Bill Belichick to use exclamation points?
Exceptional kickoff coverage. pic.twitter.com/Q8Oa4ocIFi
— Michael Hurley (@michaelFhurley) October 18, 2017
-- New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick gets really amped up when breaking down kickoff film. The whole video can be seen on the Patriots' website.
— Anthony Gulizia (@AnthonyGulizia) October 16, 2017
-- Anthony Gulizia of the Boston Globe showing that Belichick doesn't talk much, but when he does, he talks A LOT.
I'M DICK STOCKTON?
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) October 16, 2017
-- Color commentator Dick Stockton learns that reading the Teleprompter can be hard.
— NBC Sports Redskins (@NBCSRedskins) October 15, 2017
-- Washington Redskins defensive end Ryan Kerrigan channels his inner Stone Cold Steve Austin in his walk-off interview
SOME MEMES CAN NEVER DIE
— New Avi 11 weeks (@FFDynasty101) October 19, 2017
-- Daily fantasy site DraftKings is offering a special event in honor of the Super Bowl LI rematch
-- Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson (who weighs 191 pounds) highlights the Washington Post Sports' folly using a picture of defensive lineman Chris Baker (who weighs 320 pounds and now plays in Tampa Bay) when referencing Thompson.