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Griezmann's Cinderella Moment
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After France defeated German, Antoine Griezmann played Cinderella to Dimitri Payet's Prince Charming - if the shoe fits....

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If you stepped outside your mid-January, Netflix-addled cave recently you probably heard something about Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh, and his devastating botched attempt at taking home the W last weekend against the Seattle Seahawks. To put it lightly, it was an unanticipated moment of sheer unfettered insanity.


A 27-yard-attempt miss. Nobody saw that coming. Check out this absurd compilation of fan reactions from both ends of the spectrum:


Anyways following all that madness, a first-grade class wrote a collection of encourage letters to Blair Walsh to cheer the saddened soul up. He responded in pretty much the best and most gracious way possible by visiting the kids today at Northpoint Elementary School in Blaine, Minnesota.


The children passed along advice in their letters like, 'you are handsome,' and 'everyone makes mistakes sometimes. One time I made a mistake when I was doing a cartwheel.'


Cartwheels are tough as fu*k though, so totally understand on that account. Suffice to say, all parties involved were feeling seven kinds of thankful. Keep your head up Walsh!

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It's a great big old mystery. Granted, Johnny Manziel is out for the rest the season with a concussion. Though, if these reports stack up and the Cleveland kid fresh out of rehab (again) was spotted in Vegas the night before his team's big game, well there's no way to frame that favorably. Dick move all around man.

On the one side we've Johnny Hornaceck, a writer from USA Today, and some sort of Tina Turner impersonator, and a cocktail waitress that all claim they saw Manziel at Planet Hollywood in Vegas. Hmm.

On the competing side, we've a potentially recycled picture of Manziel and his dog back at his home in Ohio.

#SaturdayNights

A photo posted by Johnny Manziel (@jmanziel2) on

We're eager to see how this one plays out. Either way, not how you want to start up a Sunday--as the Browns or Manziel.

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Stanford ran train over Michigan State on Saturday, bringing home an impressive 45-16 Rose Bowl victory.

Christian McCaffery put on a heroic performance as the game's star running-back, but the poor kid couldn't catch a break from an adrenaline-charged douche who did everything but grab the fu*king microphone and chuck it through the goalpost during McCaffery's interview.

Real-talk bro, GTFO. There's fan, superfan, and whatever the heck that guy in the background was. Don't be that guy.

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The New England Patriots played all day as if they were wearing ankle weights against the New York Jets, but still managed to push the game past regulation into overtime with a late and shining moment of clutch city from Tom Brady. Let's just say things went downhill fast soon as OT started.

In an act of madness the Patriots chose to kickoff, after winning the coin flip for overtime.

Whoops?

Unsurprisingly it took the Jets a mere five plays to drive down the field for a six-yard TD pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick to Eric Decker for the win.

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Jean Francois showed off these cleats, which depict Darth Vader and Kylo Ren to the eager eyes of the internet today. Francois plans on hitting the gridiron tonight against the Eagles, sporting these flashy new cleats. Let's just say the force is strong with this one. Lightsabers not yet NFL approved though.

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So, it turns out Ryan Fitzpatrick has a laugh on par with the Pillsbury Doughboy. The laugh itself is more of a shock than Nick Mangold's photobomb.

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