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!
"For them to show this empathy and kindness towards me is remarkable." - @BlairWalsh3— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) January 14, 2016
During an NFL pregame show on WUSA-TV in Washington, DC, Manley employed dumbed-down, reckless judgment on par with a Buffalo Bills tailgater who thought it'd be chill to jump onto a flaming table today.
Manley was speculating on Cam Newton, who might be selected as the first black quarterback ever named NFL MVP. Newton's had 626 rushing yards this season, which is in every sense of the word, 'madness.'
You can pretty much see Manley's co-host bow his head, and die on the spot. Like, wow man.
You're not doing it right dude. Kudos to Buffalo Bills fans though for helping this beer-soaked idiot out.
Buffalo Bills fans this year have been ranked as the NFL's drunkest fans; and it seems like they're hellbent on one-upping the prior game's hysterical, purely irrational antics.
From this gnarly RKO awhile ago:
To this absolute depraved act of moonsaulting debauchery:
Stay safe out there Buffalo Bills fans!
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.
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.
Yesterday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted the Seattle Seahawks running back the trademark to his phrase, "I'm just here so I won't get fined".
Lynch filed for the trademark less than 3 weeks after he used it to answer more than 20 questions at Super Bowl XLIX's media day.
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.
Here is the transcript of the coin toss at MetLife. Seems like Slater just made a mistake. Game-changer. pic.twitter.com/ajuyE0u2Ml— Kevin Seifert (@SeifertESPN) December 27, 2015
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.