KNOW YOUR ROLE
"To my fantasy owners ...who lost without my help I’m sorry. Crunch time in these playoffs and I couldn’t come thru!!"
--Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon apologizes to fantasy owners after being ruled out of Thursday night’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
(Melvin Gordon via Twitter)
ALL ABOUT PERSPECTIVE
"It's the National Football League. No one died."
--This was the message New England Patriots head coach Bill Belickick delivered to his team after the Miami Dolphins delivered an unbelievable walk-off win.
(Mike Giardi, NFL Network via Twitter)
NOTHING TO SAY
--Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh had nothing to say about former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer’s retirement.
(Cody Stavenhagen, The Athletic via Twitter)
LIKE BEING CAUGHT CURSING IN FRONT OF MOM
"I love that sh*t! Yeah!"
--New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram got caught coming out of the locker room yelling some colorful language.
--Ingram’s immediate follow-up, as he realized New Orleans Saints owner Gayle Benson was standing in the locker room with her game ball.
"Oh hey, Miss B!"
--Fellow New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara actively making the situation more awkward.
CHRISTMAS CAME EARLY (OR THANKSGIVING CAME LATE)
"I’m just thankful we got that trade."
--Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott celebrates the gift that was the Amari Cooper trade as the Cowboys continue their impressive run.
(NFL via Twitter)
"They left me wide open in the end zone. I was surprised. They were double-teaming me in the slot, every time I was down there, so I'll take it to win the game."
--Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams was just as surprised as the rest of the NFL world when he went almost uncovered on the two-point conversion that completed the Chargers’ comeback against the Kansas City Chiefs.
THIS WEEK IN SOCIAL MEDIA
ED FOLEY, MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER
Best thing on Twitter today: Temple coach Ed Foley went to Shreveport today ahead of his team’s appearance in the Independence Bowl. His demeanor had some asking if he was related to Matt Foley. pic.twitter.com/kDjQ2RLIuj
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) December 11, 2018
--Temple head coach Ed Foley delivers a rousing motivational speech during his press conference prior to the Independence Bowl.
MY KINDA BOWL GAME
If I could go to any Bowl Game it would the Bahama Bowl. There’s literally no rules pic.twitter.com/mXg2HEyLsh
— Quigs (@BigSeanQ) December 8, 2018
--The Bahamas Bowl seems like a pretty unique game day experience to say the least.
MORE HYPE THAN MARCH MADNESS
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) December 10, 2018
--Miami was beyond excited after a stunning walk-off win against the division rival New England Patriots.