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The Chargers Retrace Their Steps after Getting Grilled for New Logo on Twitter, Change Colors, Only End up Getting Roasted with Newfound Passion

To their credit they quite literally threw more wood in the fire, and managed to grow an already impressive display of organized, well-executed trolling. So, thank you to San Diego or wait, I guess Los Angeles. Thank you for keeping us entertained over here with what seems your inability to grasp the cold hard, ever present truth that we're gonna roast the shit out of you for whatever you do at this point.

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NFL Hall Of Famer Jerry Rice Gets Roasted For His New Goat Tattoo

This one was just too easy for all the crazed NFL/sports fans to pick apart with steady bouts of jokes. 

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Marouane Fellaini Gets Hit In The Face, Becomes Epic Photoshop Meme

It's been a good year for soccer memes. Earlier this week, a goofy photo of Marouane Fellaini being hit in the face by a soccer ball began circulating on the internet. The high quality photo, which shows the Manchester United player's face looking all kinds of contorted, was just begging to get the Photoshop meme treatment. 

While this meme may not reach Ronaldo meme levels, the internet has certainly come through. Even better? Fellaini has a sense of humorabout the situation - he actually tweeted the photo and thanked the fans who had been roasting him. We all have to laugh at ourselves sometimes.

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Donald Trump has said a lot of things this election season, but there’s one thing none of us should stand for: Lying about our professional athletes and supermodels. Professional athletes and supermodels are the backbone of this country. They are who we aspire to be, and who we bow down before, hanging our heads in shame.

This makes Tom Brady’s supposed endorsement of Donald Trump all the more disturbing.

The New York Post reports that Donald Trump said to a rally on Monda that he spoke to Brady and recieved his vote. Trump recounted their conversation:

“Great guy, great friend of mine — great, great champion. Unbelievable winner. He called today and he said, ‘Donald, I support you, you’re my friend, and I voted for you.

And I said, ‘So Tom. You voted for me, you support me, am I allowed to say it tonight at this massive crowd in New Hampshire?’ He said, ‘If you want to say it, you can say it.’”

However, in the hours that passed, word finally got to Tom Brady’s wife, supermodel Gisele Bündchen. On Instagram, a fan put it bluntly, asking “Gisele I heard you and Tom were backing Trump! Is that true??”

Giesle’s reply was brief: “NO!”

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And there you have it, folks. This election season has brought out a lot in all of us. We struggle as a nation to bridge great divides between us and find our place in this crazy, mixed-up world. It’s hard enough, but at least we can rely on our supermodels and professional athletes to be there for us, speak for themselves, and never get lost in the fray.

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Animal of the Day: Football Fans Went Nuts for a Squirrel on the Field

Everyone loves a cute animal. It's practically what the was invented the Internet for. So it should come as no surprise that everyone was losing it for a little squirrel with a big heart who just wanted to play football. That's right, last night during the Colts/Packers game, a squirrel charged onto the field and stole the show. Like in the film Rudy, people were enamored with the little guy's spirit and determination. It was the underdog—excuse me—undersquirrel story of the weekend.

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It's almost gridiron time, so bone up on your NFL Trivia with this list of 32 Team Name Origins!



So for REAL fans of REAL football, here ya' go:

The Seattle Seahawks



"There were 1,700 unique names among the more than 20,000 submitted in a name-the-team contest in 1975, including Skippers, Pioneers, Lumberjacks, and Seagulls. About 150 people suggested Seahawks. A Seattle minor league hockey team and Miami's franchise in the All-America Football Conference both used the nickname in the 1950s. "Our new name suggests aggressiveness, reflects our soaring Northwest heritage, and belongs to no other major league team," Seattle general manager John Thompson said. The Seahawks' helmet design is a stylized head of an osprey, a fish-eating hawk of the Northwest."



#GoHawks


Get a cake supporting your favorite team here.



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Snoop Dogg, the world's most chill weed advocate, is taking on the NFL's desire to have access to guns in a new Instagram video.

Snoop takes issue with the NFL wanting to give football players access to guns but not access to weed. He successfully argues that football is already a violent profession which lends itself to perpetuating a violent environment amongst the players, and that weed would be a panacea to this problem of violence and allow the players some respite from their aggressive environment.

He even reached out the NFL to offer his services as an advocate to make this change happen:







Do it, Snoop.


Trending Cincinnati Bengals Harambe Change.org Petition
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Harambe, the magical ape who touched our fuzzy hearts now has a petition to name the Cincinnati Bengals after him. I can't think of a better way to kick Tom Brady's ass than by a band of gorillas.



There is already a petition to rename Humboldt Park after him, so we'll see if Cincinnati can get their sh*t together and honor this fine creature of nature.


#DicksoutforHarambe


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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

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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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The greatest highlight from today's NFL Sunday games was William Gay's "excessive celebration" against the Bengals. A flag was tossed and things took a turn for the amazing. Can you get double flagged for celebrating too hard?

You may remember his teammate Antonio Brown captured our hearts last week when he went full Super Mario Bros during his celebration:



Great work out there, team.