Le’Veon Bell was one the biggest free-agent signings the NFL fseason and as we all know by now, he ended up going to New York to play with the Jets. Considering just how bad the Jets have been over the last decade, Bell’s decision was a peculiar one although he seems pretty excited to be there. In his first game as a Jet, he picked up a touchdown but the team blew a 16-0 lead and they ended up losing. Last night, Bell put up over 100 yards total but once again the team lost, this time at the hands the Cleveland Browns by a score 23-3.
Fans were concerned about how Bell would react if the team got f to a bad start. Well today, Jets fans got their answer as Bell took to Twitter with some words encouragement for his team.
“Yea, I’m frustrated things haven’t went our way. But I look at life and think, how can I complain?” Bell wrote. “I’m grateful to be in this position & to play this game.”
Bell and the Jets will be in tough again next weekend when they take on the 2-0 New England Patriots who have allowed just three points in two games. Needless to say, it won’t be getting easier from here on out.
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Odell Beckham Jr. made his return to MetLife Stadium on Monday night, and he brought another Richard Mille watch with him.
This time around, OBJ took the field during pre-game warmups in the Richard Mille 56-02 Tourbillon Sapphire, which reportedly costs $2M and is one just 10 in existence.
According to the Richard Mille website, the exclusive timepiece is made synthetic sapphire and titanium, making it “immune to temperature variations and wear.” However, as noted by Pressional Watches, the RM 56-02 Tourbillon Sapphire is extremely brittle and likely would not have held up during the course a football game.
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It was business as usual once the game got underway on Monday night, as Beckham Jr. led the Browns with six catches for 161 yards, including an 89-yard touchdown in the third quarter. The All Pro receiver also had an incredible one-handed snag down the sidelines, reminiscent his iconic catch against the Dallas Cowboys.
“Everything fuels me,” Beckham said after Cleveland’s 23-3 victory over the Jets. “Good comments, bad comments, I feel all that. I just want to be the very best that I can and be the leader I am supposed to be.”
With last night’s victory over the injury-riddled Jets, the Browns are now sitting at 1-1 on the season as they head back to the Dawg Pound for a matchup against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 3.
Antonio Brown has come under fire the past few weeks thanks to his numerous antics while under the direction the Oakland Raiders. Now, Brown is with the New England Patriots and as soon as he signed with them, he was accused sexual assault by a former trainer. AB and his agent have come out and denied the allegations but now, he is being accused even more indiscretions.
A bombshell article was written by Sports Illustrated today which detailed some the problems Brown has faced over the last few years. In the article, there was an interview with an anonymous woman who says she was commissioned by Brown to paint some artwork for his home. The woman claims she is not seeking any financial damages from Brown but wants his behavior to be put on blast for being inappropriate.
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“He was flirty with me but I paid him no mind because I was there on business, plus, I had already seen him with multiple girls in the short time I was with him,” the woman alleges. “I was about 40% done on the second day, and I’m on my knees painting the bottom, and he walks up to me butt-ass naked, with a hand cloth covering his penis] and starts having a conversation with me.”
Brown and his team have yet to comment on these recent allegations although a statement is probably coming soon. There were some pretty big revelations in SI’s story so it will be interesting to see how this all develops throughout the week
It seems to be reboot season since yet another film is getting a remake bringing a new modern twist on a beloved tale. The latest the latter is 1997’s Face/Off starring Nicolas Cage and John Travolta. The original film is directed by John Woo and secured him an Oscar nomination, landing him with the most accomplished film in his portfolio.
The reboot will be written by Oren Uziel, known for 22 Jump Street and The Cloverfield Paradox. The movie follows an FBI agent who tries to track down a terrorist. When the suspect boards a plane that crashes, sending him into Acoma, the FBI agent undergoes surgery to remove his face and put the terrorists face on his to get intel on the terrosits acts.
Sources say the new rendition will have a bit a revamped storyline and the new characters and other casting remain a mystery.
“I’m really grateful to Paramount because they gave me so much freedom on this film…they let me do whatever I wanted to do because they like my style,” John said his film. “Also because the nature the script, the script was exactly what I like to do with two very different characters, who also have something in common. There’s no real good guy or bad guy in my films. The film’s also about friendship and dignity and honor and family.
If you didn’t yet know, The Beatles’ “Strawberry Fields Forever” is inspired by a real place, and that place is opening its doors to the public for the first time. Liverpool’s Strawberry Field, a Salvation Army site frequented by a young John Lennon, is hosting an “interactive visitor exhibition, community café, shop, calm garden spaces for spiritual reflection,” according to their website.
According to BBC News, John Lennon’s sister, Julia Baird, has spoken on the venture saying, “I think he Lennon] would have loved it, because he himself was not mainstream and was very aware it.” The site will feature an exhibition on Lennon’s early life and provide assistance to young people suffering from learning disabilities.
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Anthony Cotterill, the Salvation Army, has said, “John Lennon found sanctuary here as a child and that’s exactly what we want to fer by opening the Strawberry Field gates for good.”
In the past, the outside has been a sacred place for Beatles fans. There have been an estimated 60,000 tourists who visit the gate to the site each year.
Check the Strawberry Field website if you’d like to find hours, ticket prices or plan a trip to the site. The gates open today.
Team USA has an international reputation being the best. In the past, competitors have even stopped to get autographs from Team USA players after being defeated by them. That isn’t how things looked this year. The 2019 FIBA World Cup was expected to be a difficult challenge for Team USA due to injuries and star players not joining the roster this year. Still, no one thought the team would end up in 7th place. With a roster like Donovan Mitchell, Kemba Walker, Marcus Smart, Khris Middleton, Jayson Tatum, Brook Lopez and more, fans believed Team USA could get at least a top 3 finish. Team USA Coach Gregg Popovich recently spoke with ESPN about the critics who have shamed the squad for their defeat, and as usual Pop got straight to the point.
“Some people want to play the blame game. There’s no blame to be placed anywhere,” Popovich stated. “They want to play the shame game, like we should be ashamed because we didn’t win a gold medal? That’s a ridiculous attitude. It’s immature, it’s arrogant, and it shows that whoever thinks that doesn’t respect all the other teams in the world and doesn’t respect that these guys did the best they could.”
Team USA played with only nine players in their final match against Poland. Kemba Walker missed the game with a neck injury, Jayson Tatum injured his ankle and Marcus Smart hurt his leg. Tatum missed six the eight games in the tournament, Smart missed three.
Suicide Squad was a box fice hit, grossing nearly $750 million worldwide. Still, it was widely panned by fans and critics for bad writing and awkward interactions. Fast forward to 2019. A sequel is being put together by James Gunn, who was hired by DC when he was fired by Marvel/Disney. Although Gunn is back with Marvel, he is still working with DC as well. Gunn crafted both Guardians Of The Galaxy films, and enjoyed both box fice success and good reviews. Now, he will take that same energy to the Suicide Squad sequel.
Simply titled The Suicide Squad, the sequel film is a st reboot sorts. A few old cast members are coming back from the original (such as Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn and Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller), but there is a long list new faces. Gunn took to social media to introduce the new cast to the world with a promotional poster for The Suicide Squad. Joining the sequel cast is Idris Elba, who was first set to replace Will Smith’s Deadshot, but is now confirmed to be playing an unknown new role. Pete Davidson, John Cena, Jennifer Holland, Michael Rooker, and Sean Gunn also join the cast, with the last two names jumping from Guardians the Galaxy into Suicide Squad. The film is set to debut in August 2021.
Things haven’t been the same since Spider-Man left the MCU. It’s only been a few weeks since Disney and Sony’s deal to keep Peter Parker in the MCU evaporated, but the Marvel Cinematic Universe already feels weird without him. Although Spidey was only in phase 3 MCU movies (Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home), Tom Holland played the wall-crawler in more movies than any previous actors. Holland was a shining bright spot in the MCU, and Far From Home was the first Spidey film to hit a billion at the worldwide box fice. All those dollar signs must have blinded both Disney and Sony, who are equally to blame for the breakup. In an interview with the Toronto Sun, Endgame and Infinity War directors Anthony & Joe Russo gave their opinion on the situation.
“It was so difficult to get him into Civil War,” admitted Anthony. “It was an extremely long and hard process. But we were driven to help make it happen. But (Marvel Studios President) Kevin Feige pulled it f, somehow. Disney and all the good people at Sony found a way to make it work and it lasted a few films. We had a wonderful experience with that and I think audiences really appreciated that marriage. But we know how hard that marriage was to make in the first place, so the fact that the marriage fell apart isn’t really that surprising to me and Joe.”
“It was a tenuous, fraught union throughout the whole process,” added Joe. “But, I will say, stepping back and trying to be objective as possible, that I think it’s a tragic mistake on Sony’s part to think that they can replicate Kevin’s penchant for telling incredible stories and the amazing success he has had over the years. I think it’s a big mistake.”
New York Jets defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has a notorious reputation for wanting his players to get some dirty hits f. For instance, Williams was suspended for a full year from the NFL after his role in the New Orleans Saints “BountyGate” scandal. In that particular instance, Williams was accused giving bonuses to his team for injuring opposing players. It was a disgusting abuse power that the NFL came down hard on.
Earlier this week, Odell Beckham Jr. said Williams is still stuck in his ways and that when OBJ played for the Giants, Williams tried to get his players to injure him. Today, Williams was asked about OBJ’s comments and was pretty dismissive as he asked: “Odell who?”
“We don’t do that,” Williams said. “Never done that anywhere I’ve been. We don’t do anything to hurt the team. It’s the number one primary thing. . . . You guys are cooperating, giving him attention. Just don’t give him attention. It just is what it is.”
Fans were quick to point out how Williams was the man behind BountyGate and that he should probably refrain from making such outlandish remarks.
Fortunately for Odell, he will have an opportunity to torch the Jets secondary on Monday, which would certainly hurt Williams’ ego as a coach.
Things didn’t go quite as planned for the Cleveland Browns in their Week 1 home-opener. In fact, it was a total disaster.
The Browns were spanked by the Tennessee Titans by the final 43-13 on Sunday, and this week must feel like an eternity as they anxiously await their Monday night kickf.
Ahead their nationally-televised Week 2 showdown against the New York Jets, wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. spoke candidly about Jets defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, and how he’ll be preparing for “cheap shots” and “dirty hits” from the Jets defense.
“Just gotta watch out for the cheap shots and the dirty hits, and all the things that he likes to teach. That’s pretty much all we gotta watch out for.”
Beckham’s issues with Williams stem from a 2017 pre-season game, when Williams was still with the Cleveland Browns. Beckham suffered an ankle injury during that game (and later broke that same ankle in Week 5) and he claims that several Browns players told him Williams instructed the defense to “take him out.”
“It’s preseason. It’s like a known rule, in preseason nobody in the NFL’s really out to do stuff like that,” Beckham told reporters on Thursday. “I had players on this team telling me that that’s what he was telling them to do, take me out the game, and it’s preseason. So you just know who he is. That’s the man calling the plays.”
Williams does have a history encouraging his players to be extra nasty out on the field. He was suspended for the 2012 season as a result the “Bountygate” scandal, in which the NFL determined Williams rallied New Orleans Saints players to go out and hurt their opponents.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill is expected to miss 4-6 weeks following a collarbone injury he suffered during the team’s 40-26 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Hill went down early in the Week 1 victory after being tackled on the sideline by Jags corner Jalen Ramsey. He was taken to the hospital as a precaution but the team does not plan to put him on the IR, which would have kept him out action for a minimum eight weeks.
The 25-year old speedster finished with just two catches for 16 yards and one rushing attempt for five yards prior to exiting the game. Last season, Hill posted career-highs across the board with 87 catches, 1,479 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns while earning First Team All Pro honors.
Reigning NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes has plenty weapons at his disposal on the Chiefs fense and it is expected that rookie receiver Mecole Hardman will step into Hill’s role for however long he is sidelined for.
Up next for the Chiefs is another road game against the division rival Oakland Raiders, followed by their home-opener agains the Baltimore Ravens in Week 3.
The French National team is headed to the FIBA World Cup semi-finals, following their upset victory against Team USA on Wednesday.
France trailed by three heading into the fourth quarter, but they outscored the Americans 26-13 in the final frame en route to an 89-79 win. According to SportsCenter, the loss marks Team’s USA’s first time losing in international play with NBA players on their roster since 2006 when they fell to Greece.
Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert led the way for France with 21 points, 16 rebounds and three blocks, while the Orlando Magic’s Evan Fournier scored a team-high 22 points. Donovan Mitchell led all scorers with 29, but there wasn’t enough fensive output from the rest the squad to hang with France late in the game.
Up next for France is a semi-final matchup against Argentina, while USA moves into the fifth-place bracket where they’ll take on Serbia. Check out some highlights and reactions to USA’s shocking loss to France in the tweets embedded below.
Lamar Jackson received a ton criticism last season in his first year as quarterback the Baltimore Ravens. Some pundits felt as though his throwing ability wasn’t good enough to be a starting quarterback and that he should be played as a running back or receiver instead. During the Ravens’ first game the season against the Miami Dolphins, Jackson proved the doubters wrong as he threw five touchdown passes. picked up 324 yards and completed 85 percent his passes.
While the Dolphins are a pretty horrendous team, there is no denying that Jackson’s performance was exceptional and if you’re a Ravens fan, you have to be encouraged by what you saw. One person who was impressed by Jackson was none other than LeBron James who took to his Instagram story to fer some praise. LeBron said, “not bad for a running back” which is what Jackson jokingly said in his postgame press conference. James ended the shoutout by saying “keep going young king.”
Unfortunately for James, his hometown Cleveland Browns lost to the Tennessee Titans by a score 43-13. It was a shocking result considering people legitimately thought the Browns would be better this season. Either way, this bodes well for Jackson and the Ravens who also play in the AFC North.
Only time will tell whether Jackson can keep up this exceptional pace.
For the first time in ages, Cleveland Browns fans entered Week 1 with a real sense hope and optimism about the upcoming season. And then, they got steamrolled by the Tennessee Titans.
The Browns teased fans at the Dawg Pound on Sunday by getting out to an early 6-0 lead, only to get outscored 43-7 the rest the way, as the Titans cruised to a 43-13 victory on the road. Second-year QB Baker Mayfield threw for 285 yards and a touchdown, but he also chucked three interceptions, while the defense surrendered nearly 400 yards fense to Marcus Mariota and co.
After the game, Titans tight end Delanie Walker pulled a page out Denny Green’s book when asked about the much-hyped Browns team. Says Walker, “They were who we thought they were.”
According to ESPN Stats & Info, Sunday’s loss to Tennessee marks Cleveland’s 15th straight Week 1 loss.
The Browns will travel to MetLife Stadium in Week 2, as they take on the New York Jets on Monday Night. Despite their uninspiring play in the home-opener, Mayfield assured fans that they’ll quickly turn things around.
“Quite frankly I don’t give a damn what happens on the outside,” he said (H/T USA Today). “I know how we will react. I know what we are going to do – we are going to bounce back. We have a Monday Night Game coming up.”