Mannequin Challenge, Suplex, & A Cool Little Ride.
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Monday, November 7, 2016

Quick Hits From Over The Weekend
  • Ouch. When we say Clemson destroyed Syracuse 54-0, we mean it. Check out Clemson linebacker Ben Boulware introduce Dontae Strickland to the German Suplex.
  • Just So You Know. To ensure you, our subscribers, are aware of the latest internet trends sweeping the nation, #MannequinChallenge is now a thing. The Giants and Cowboys gave it a go, as did the Bills, who will hopefully wake up in time for tonight's game vs. Seattle.
  • Don't Throw In The Towel. As Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs learned, it's the quickest way to get ejected.

The Main Event
WHAT?
From pink to camo.

WHAT ELSE?
With the end of October, we say goodbye to the NFL celebrating breast cancer awareness in the form of forcing their players to wear pink (not Pink or Pink), and hello to them saluting current and former military members with over-extravagant displays of patriotism via cheesy costumes, extra large flags, and a camo ribbon added to the league's logo.

Since 9/11, the NFL has had a cozy relationship with the military, although it's hard to tell how much of it is authentic and how much is revenue driven. Military organizations pay the NFL, and other various sports leagues, big bucks for the elaborate military displays, like field-sized flags and stealth bombers flying over stadiums before games, to help recruit potential soldiers. This form of paid patriotism spurred the NFL's month-long "Salute to Service," and is probably why we can't get through a game without seeing a USAA insurance ad

THOUGHTS?
If we could just get half as many USAA ads, we'd be happy.

Good Sport
Live From New York
Three members of the Chicago Cubs and fan Bill Murray appeared on Saturday Night Live, where they twerked over a dead grandma and sang the song you haven't been able to escape since Wednesday. Normally, this type of overplayed shenanigans would turn us against the Cubs, but we give out a free pass every 108 years.

Bad Sport
Nonside Kick
Down 13-10 with :34-seconds left, the Los Angeles Rams tried an onside kick... and failed miserably. We appreciate the attempted innovation, but there's a reason why no one's done this before. Elsewhere, Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Chris Boswell failed an onside kick just as bad.

G.O.A.T. of the Weekend (What is G.O.A.T.?)
Cristiano Ronaldo. The guy who has everything - looks, women, stardom, just to name a few - continues to get more. The Real Madrid forward signed a new contract keeping him well paid and with the team until 2021.

Goat of the Weekend (What's a Goat?)
Anyone Who Doesn't Love Marshawn Lynch. We can't fathom how people may dislike former NFL running back Marshawn Lynch. This past weekend, he returned to his alma mater Cal to be honored via bobblehead for the time he erratically drove the injury golf cart on the field after the team's win over Washington. During the celebration, he drove onto the field in an injury golf cart while E-40 blasted throughout the stadium before Lynch narrowly missed running over a member of Cal's band. So much amazing.

Quote of the Weekend
"That was a cool little ride." - Steph Curry

The Golden State Warriors guard called the end of his 196 consecutive game streak of scoring at least one three-pointer "a cool little ride."

What to Watch
NFL. Monday Night Football. Buffalo Bills at Seattle Seahawks – 8:15pm ET on ESPN
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