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Things weren't always looking up for the future HOFer. Near the end of his career as a QB at Michigan, Brady was expected to go in the late rounds of the NFL draft, if he was even selected at all. As insurance, Brady whipped up this résumé, and all the details pointed at a quiet, unassuming career in finance. My, how the times have changed.

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Ma'ake Kemoeatu has always been on the lookout for his brother Chris. As the eldest of seven siblings, Ma'ke felt it was always his duty to look after the rest of his family - going so far as to receive a game suspension after improperly providing Chris textbooks to finish his schooling.

So when Chris began suffering greater and greater problems from his kidney - flareups and near-constant pain that nearly prevented him from playing the game and forced him to retire early - Ma'ake stepped up and provided the organ for transplant.

According to their doctors, the two players are recovering well. Clearly this is one family willing to step up for one another.

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This image has been circulating on Twitter with the hashtag #GoodellMustGo.

For reference, here is the original image:

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The owner of the restaurant offered a statement, via Business Insider:

I would like to address the LeSean McCoy tipping situation and our role in it.

For starters, I take total and complete responsibility for sharing this receipt. It was not our server's decision, it was mine. I am to blame.

I decided to take action after some serious thought. And while I'd like to apologize to Mr McCoy, I cannot in good conscience do so. I stand by my actions one hundred percent.

Mr McCoy and his three companions came into my place on Monday afternoon, and immediately the whole staff was excited. Mr McCoy is a skilled athlete and is one of our beloved Philadelphia Eagles. A true Philly legend and a sports hero. Understandably my staff was really pumped, especially on the heels of they terrific win the day before. (Go Eagles!).

Mr McCoy and his friend sat inside at a booth next to my management and next to me. They were given excellent service. Impeccable service. If anything, our server was a little nervous as was our food runner, because they are big, big fans.

He and his group, from the moment they sat down, were verbally abusive to our staff in the most insulting ways. The derogatory statements about women and their sheer contempt for the staff serving them wasn't the end, however. After Mr McCoy and his group left I looked over and saw their server, my friend, with his head bowed down and with a very confused look on his face. I took the receipt out of his hand and I couldn't believe that anyone could be so callous. Mr McCoy had left a .03% tip for our staff. Our staff that was beyond excited to see him walk into our burger joint and was excited to serve him. That's twenty cents on a tab of over $60. Twenty cents that our server has to split with the food runner and the bartender. Two dimes from an insulting multimillionaire.

I bet Mr McCoy is usually an awesome dude. And everyone has their bad days. But I'm from Philly and have had the pleasure of meeting many of our bad ass sports heroes. Ron Jaworski I met as a kid and I love. Iverson I loved. Mike Schmidt! You name 'em. I love all of our athletes past and present. Hometown heroes who treat those below them with some respect. And maybe Mr McCoy was having a "bad day" after his big victory all that, but the reports of him receiving "bad service" is a complete slanderous lie, and my crew here is better than that and deserves better than that.

At the end of the day, I did what I felt my heart told me to do. And I don't want anything from Mr McCoy, but...maybe an apology to his server who gave him excellent service would be cool.

Again, I am the owner and I take full responsibility for my actions. Eagles fans, I feel ya. Id be pissed too. But a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do and stick up for his friends.

Hate mail should be directed to tommy@pytburger.com. I will respond to you right after I catch up on this mornings hate mail.
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Meanwhile if you're looking for an endless parade of human stupidity, feel free to check out the comments on this post!

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The tweet in question? Here is a screencap of the quickly-deleted message, from Christina Coleman's twitter feed:



This week, survivors of domestic abuse started a pair of hashtags, #WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft, to educate others on the realities of domestic abuse and empower those within harmful relationships. In light of football player Ray Rice's recently-uncovered tapes his subsequent suspension, these words are that much more powerful.

Of course, that's not what DiGiorno thought the hashtag was about, and in their attempt to stay on top of trends on Twitter threw this into the public eye without a care in the world. As you can see, DiGiorno has since apologized for their ignorance. Just another warning message to #Brands on #SocialMedia, right?

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"The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board agreed with our clients that the team's name and trademarks disparage Native Americans. The Board ruled that the Trademark Office should never have registered these trademarks in the first place," Jesse Witten, the plaintiffs' lead attorney, said in a press release. "We presented a wide variety of evidence – including dictionary definitions and other reference works, newspaper clippings, movie clips, scholarly articles, expert linguist testimony, and evidence of the historic opposition by Native American groups – to demonstrate that the word 'redskin' is an ethnic slur."
The team will appeal the case, according to a statement from its attorney, and it will be able to keep its trademark protection during appeal. Further, losing the trademark would not force the team to change its name.
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You may remember Dale Hansen from this segment he did right after Michael Sam came out a few months ago.

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On Saturday, Michael Sam became the first out gay player drafted to the NFL. Immediately after getting the news, Sam emotionally embraced his boyfriend, Vito Cammisano, on national TV, and celebratorily smashed cake in Cammisano's face and kissed him.

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At least we don't have to listen to the phrase "Johnny Jacksonville" for the next decade...

Johnny Manziel expected to be drafted at least in the top 10 during the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday. Tampa Bay, Minnesota, and Oakland all needed QBs, and they had spots 8, 9, and 10. Even if he didn't get picked in the top 10, it was okay: the Dallas Cowboys would certainly pick him at 16, right? Right? Nope. The top 10 came and went, Dallas picked OT Zack Martin at 16, and Johnny Football was left wondering if he'd be this year's Geno Smith.

To add insult to injury, #BeforeManzielGetsDrafted and #SadManziel cracked the worldwide Twitter trends before Manziel got picked, further confirming that you always count on Twitter to dump salt in a wound.


Finally, after watching his stock drop with every passing pick, Cleveland traded up to pick Manziel at 22. Congratulations, Johnny! Now that you're going to Cleveland, LeBron has some friendly hometown advice for you:

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Brandon Spikes and the New England Patriots had a less-than-civil end to their partnership earlier this offseason. After the Buffalo Bills signed Spikes to a one-year contract, Spikes added fuel to the growing fire by guaranteeing not one but two beatdowns courtesy of the Bills this upcoming season.

He would have been fine if he had just left it at that. But no, Spikes had to tweet this to top it all off:
Protip for Brandon Spikes: if you get paid millions of dollars to play a game and hit people for a living, and you liken it to slavery, you're probably gonna come off as an idiot.