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- Your “Oh Right, Waiting IS The Hardest Part” Tuesday Evening Open Thread – August 21, 2018
- Your “I Guess Preseason Gets Exciting Next Week?” Monday Evening Open Thread – August 20, 2018
- Your “How Do I Do This Again?” Sunday Evening Open Thread – August 19, 2018
NFL News: (21 days until training camps open)
- Marquise Goodwin finished 7th in the long jump trials, and thus won’t be going to Rio, which disappoints Rex Ryan on a number of levels.
- The NFL rule book has been published online for accredited media members. According to PFT, the main changes – noted on page 2 – are:
- It is now a delay of game penalty if a team is erroneously granted a timeout.
- The offensive and defensive play callers can use the coach-to-helmet communications system regardless of whether the coach is in the booth or on the sideline.
- There is no longer a five-yard penalty for illegally touching a pass after being out of bounds and then re-establishing inbounds, but it is a loss of down.
- The line of scrimmage for extra point kicks is permanently the 15-yard line.
- Touchbacks on kickoffs are now moved to the 25-yard line.
- All chop blocks are illegal.
- The horse-collar tackle rule now includes a defender grabbing the jersey at the name plate or above.
- A player who gets two fouls for certain kinds of unsportsmanlike conduct is automatically ejected.
- Multiple spots of enforcement for a double foul after a change of possession have been eliminated.
- In what seems like crass exploitation, the Arena League – the lesser of the two AFLs – has said, via press release, they would welcome Johnny Manziel with open arms.
- Today in bullets!
Finally, former Baltimore Stallion & Raven OJ Brigance gave the Lou Gehrig speech at Yankee Stadium on Monday. An ALS sufferer himself since 2007, he is the only player to have won a Grey Cup & Super Bowl while playing in the same city. He currently works in the Ravens’ front office.
Ladies & gentlemen, Joey Chesnut:
I once competed in a regional contest for Nathan’s, for charity. I got through 20 in the 10 minutes, and I didn’t want to eat for two days afterwards. That’s as close as I ever want to come to qualifying for something like this. I still have the t-shirt, to remind me never to do something that stupid ever again, for whatever reason. Deadspin had a link to an ESPN clip about what your stomach does during a contest like this: (sorry for using video of a video)
The whole one-hour show was just a ridiculous spectacle, what with the breakdown of strategies and the play-by-play. I never caught if there was an off-screen “Roman moment”, or “reversal of fortune” as ESPN called it, but I’m sure there was one or two. He was called “the greatest eater in the history of mankind”.
I don’t understand what makes someone decide that this is going to be their “something”. Please, enlighten me in the comments.
Tonight’s sports: (National networks listed only)
- Baseball – various regional games; Tigers @ Indians – 7:00 ESPN
- Orlando @ Dallas – 9:00 (regional)
- Portland @ Colorado – 9:00 (regional)
- Vancouver @ LA Galaxy – 10:30 – TSN
- Tour de France – NBCSN/Sportsnet
- Wimbledon – ESPN/TSN
- Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating contest – ESPN2 – 8:00
- NBC: Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular – 8:00
- CBS: Boston Pops – “Pops Goes the 4th” – 9:00
I hope you enjoy your holiday evening. I ENJOYED MINE!