Braves renderings show them losing/rip off Nationals Park
WASHINGTON -- There’s a lot going on here, but let’s start with the big one. When you’re trying to generate excitement about your brand new stadium, you probably don’t want to show the home team losing. But that’s exactly what we see in this rendering of SunTrust Park, set to open in 2017.
But that’s not all. A closer examination reveals that the electronic scoreboard grab is really from…wait for it…Nationals Park. The Braves are listed to the left and the Nats to the right. Don’t just take our word for it, check out this photo of the board at Nats Park from the NLDS this year.
Pretty bad, right? So, technically the Braves are winning, but, yeah, no.
But there’s one more oddity here. The stadium scoreboard clock reads 9:55 p.m., but the sun is still well above the horizon line. Are the Braves really moving to Anchorage? At least they wouldn’t have to change that A…
Panthers QB Cam Newton injured in car wreck
WASHINGTON -- Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was reportedly injured in a car accident early Tuesday afternoon in uptown Charlotte, according to the Charlotte Observer.
A car overturned and Newton, identified by an Observer photographer at the scene of the accident, was taken away in an ambulance.
Newton was the first overall selection in the 2011 NFL Draft after winning the Heisman Trophy and the National Championship at Auburn University.
By TIM BOOTH
AP Sports Writer
RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- With the help of a cardboard cutout, the Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin took digs at the NFL during a news conference on Tuesday after the league issued a $100,000 fine to teammate Marshawn Lynch for not speaking to the media.
Sherman and Baldwin made mention of everything from the league's sponsorship deals with major beer companies to their own personal endorsements that are not affiliated with the NFL, to the talk of player safety with the Seahawks about to play their second game in five days.
The point of their performance seemed to be that whatever they said -- real or satirical -- it would not be a violation of the league's media policy on speaking with reporters.
"The other day Marshawn Lynch got fined $100,000. Did you know that, $100,000?" Sherman said. "And it's like they wouldn't have paid him $100,000 if he had talked. If he had spoken, Doug do you think they would have paid him $100,000?"
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WASHINGTON -- As the weather around the DMV braces for possible snow and
wet weather over the next couple of days, rest assured the Buffalo Bills
will be able to stay home for an actual home game this Sunday.
ESPN reports the Bill will take on Cleveland at Ralph Wilson Stadium, which has been cleared of the mammoth snow fall that happened
around the Buffalo area last week.
The Bills defeated the Jets, 38-3 Monday night, in Detroit. The game was moved from Sunday to Monday due to the massive amounts of snow on the playing field at Ralph Wilson.
The team had offered 500 jobs at $10 an hour to clear the field but the NFL erred on the side of
caution and moved the game to Detroit’s Ford Field. The League had also been considering Fed Ex Field in Landover, Maryland.
The Bills can use all the home field advantage they can to get over the last few weeks of the regular season, as they are right back in the thick of the AFC playoffs.
Both the Bills and the Browns are on the outside looking in.
Lynch returns wallet to…Lynch
WASHINGTON -- Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch’s future in Seattle is up in the air. But for the moment, he’s the most popular man in town -- or at least in Marysville, Washington.
A Marysville resident named Jason Lynch (no relation) saw the player at a gas station in town, but decided not to bother him. Unbenownst to Jason, he dropped his wallet while at the station, and returned home. Marshawn found the wallet, picked it up, and returned it to the man’s house.
While Jason was not home at the time, his neighbors were, and got to meet Marshawn and wide receiver Ricardo Lockette.
"Crazy!” Jason later said on Facebook. “I can't thank them guys enough for bringing it back and for making my neighbor a very happy lady for getting to a chance to meet them.”
Browser extension removes ‘Redskins’ from your browsing
WASHINGTON -- For those fans of the “Washington Football Team” that wish to remove the team’s nickname from their day-to-day web experience, there’s a web extension for that.
As reported on Mashable, the product is called Redskins Web Skin, and it changes the nickname to a “more dignified term” of the user’s choice. Those terms include the Americans, Athletes, Thanksgiving Originators and Tribe. It is currently available for Google Chrome, with other browser options forthcoming.
Looks like the Tribe is heading to the west coast this weekend…
Saints fan is this weekend’s poorest sport
WASHINGTON -- Watching your team lose at home isn’t fun. Watching them lose badly is even worse. But taking out your frustrations on happy-go-lucky visiting fans who have traveled to your city is generally not a good way to go, especially because everything is on camera these days.
One New Orleans Saints fan learned this lesson the hard way Sunday. After Bengals wide receiver Jermaine Gresham crossed the goal line to put Cincinnati up three scores on the host Saints, he targeted a female Bengals fan in the crowd and tossed her the football. But said Saints fan leapt into action, like the world’s saddest super hero, and snatched the ball away from the unsuspecting fan.
According to the sideline reporter covering the game, the fan expressed “zero remorse” for his actions and said he had “absolutely not” given any thought to giving up the ball. Nice job, guy, nice effort.
Times are tough for the New Orleans Saints. After Rob Woodfork cursed them by picking them to win the Super Bowl, the Saints immediately dropped their first two contests and have not been over .500 all season. Sunday’s 27-10 loss to the Bengals was their second home defeat in eight days, and left them just 4-6 with six games to play. All of this is to say that anger and frustration are understandable -- but there are probably better ways to deal with such emotions.
The story did have a happy ending, though, as late in the fourth quarter, the intended recipient of the ball did in fact receive one.
Cowboys use unfortunate hashtag for trip to England
WASHINGTON -- The Dallas Cowboys cross the ocean this week for a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London. In celebration, the team’s Twitter account created a hashtag that truly everyone can get behind.
Yes, that’s right: #CowboysUK. #CowboysUK all the way to England. Finally, a way for Redskins, Eagles and Giants fans to find common ground.
The Cowboys may not really be America’s team, but we’re pretty sure everyone can agree with the sentiment: #CowboysUK.