Mannequin Challenge Winner, Dethroned, & Head Games.
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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Quick Hits
  • How Did The Sports World React To The Big Election? See for yourself. Personally, we like Tampa Bay Rays player Chris Betts' take; "Cubs vs Indians game 7 was better." Truth.
  • Decisions, Decisions. Tony Romo, a fragile porcelain doll and the Dallas Cowboys quarterback, says he's fully recovered from his preseason back injury and ready to play. Will the 7-1 Cowboys sit hot-hand QB Dak Prescott in favor of Romo this Sunday? Whichever decision owner Jerry Jones makes, we're confident it'll be the wrong one. Now go grope some women, Jerry.
  • Don't Vote? Don't Get To Bitch. After starting a protest designed to instill change, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick didn't even vote. For once, and we mean FOR ONCE, we agree with Stephen A. Smith, although we still hate that Stephen A. has to scream every opinion he has.
  • We Have A Winner. Welp, these guys win the "Mannequin Challenge." Check out their full video, and other impressive efforts (including one by Destiny's Child) right here.

The Main Event
WHAT?
The San Diego Chargers are boned.

WHAT ELSE?
Measure C, the initiative that aimed to raise over $1 billion in hotel taxes to pay for a new downtown stadium, went down in burning flames. In fact, it wasn't even close. The measure needed a 2/3 vote of approval (66.7%), but only managed a smidge over 40%. Unsurprisingly, San Diegans deemed it unnecessary to pull-in an ungodly amount of money to save a team that hasn't won dick in its 57-year existence. Okay, fine... they won the AFL Championship in 1963. Sorry for offending your dead grandfather who was the only one in your family alive and old enough to remember when it happened. But not to worry, modern-day Bolts fans! Chargers owner Dean Spanos hasn't given up hope yet! Here's an excerpt from a letter he penned to fans after Measure C imploded in spectacular and hilarious fashion:

“In terms of what comes next for the Chargers, it’s just too early to give you an answer. We are going to diligently explore and weigh our options, and do what is needed to maintain our options, but no decision will be announced until after the football season concludes and no decision will be made in haste.”

You can expect this beat-around-the-bush bullshit from Spanos right up until January 15th, which is the deadline for the team to exercise its option to join the Rams up in LA. Zero chance Spanos, a well known "money-hungry liar," passes up a chance to move his team to the second-largest market in the U.S. 

THOUGHTS?
Whatever will Chargers fans do in San Diego once the Bolts leave for LA? The beach? The world-famous zoo? A second-to-none craft beer scene? Perfect weather year-round? We're praying for you San Diego. Whatever will you do... 

Good Sport
That's Christiano With A Capital "B"
Move the f*ck over Bill Gates, because Cristiano Ronaldo is joining the billionaires' club. The Portuguese soccer striker, who just signed a £500,000-a-week contract with Spanish club Real Madrid, agreed to a £1 billion lifetime contract with Nike. Damn, Nike is desperate to atone for all the big athlete endorsements Under Armour has been scooping up. Yup, looking at you, Steph.

Bad Sport
When It Rains It Pours
Two days after MMA fighter Jon Jones was suspended for a year for his use of tainted boner bills, UFC has stripped him of his light-heavyweight crown. On the plus side, Jones should be used to this by now because he also had his title stripped from him in 2015, when he was involved in a hit-and-run that broke a pregnant woman's arm.

Good Old Caption
CAPTION THIS PHOTO of Barcelona strikers Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez playing head games with each other. Winner gets a Good Old Sport pint glass. Loser gets publicly shamed.

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Our BOLD PREDICTION of the Week: Tennessee over Green Bay
Our LOCK of the Week: Arizona over San Francisco

What to Watch (All Times Eastern)
NBA. Bulls at Heat - 5pm on TNT; Lakers at Kings - 7:30pm on TNT
COLLEGE FOOTBALL. North Carolina(15) at Duke - 4:30pm on ESPN; Utah(13) at Arizona State - 6:30pm on Fox Sports 1
SOCCER. Women's International Friendly Soccer: U.S. vs. Romania - 7pm on ESPN2
GOLF. European Tour: Nedbank Challenge, First-Round Play - 12am on Golf Channel; PGA Tour: OHL Classic at Mayakoba, First-Round Play - 10am on Golf Channel
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