New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.’s one-handed catches were all the buzz this year in the NFL, but now he has a Guinness World Record to further bolster his impressive rookie campaign.
With New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees throwing to him from 10 yards out, Beckham Jr. destroyed the previous record of 10 one-handed catches in a minute as he grabbed 33 in front of a crowd on ESPN.
Marshawn Lynch’s interaction, or lack thereof, with the media has been the second biggest story of the two weeks leading up to the 2015 Super Bowl.
As it turns out, Lynch wasn’t always so shy and unwilling to pour his heart out to the media after a big game. Here is a video of a very outgoing Lynch talking to the media after a high school football game. The game went so well he even needed to do the interview shirtless.
Marshawn Lynch took to the podium again today, because there have been so many developments since yesterday’s media day. He changed up his delivery to “you know why I’m here.” He again risked the NFL’s wrath by sporting a Beast Mode hat.
He’s clearly setting the stage for Friday, when he’ll deliver a 15-minute Churchillian oration on the athlete’s role in 21st Century sports media, before walking away.
Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch had his own podium at Super Bowl Media Day. He was his normal loquacious self. “I’m here so I won’t get fined.” He threw in an occasional “just” or “boss” for variety. He left after a few minutes. One suspects he may get fined anyway.
According to ESPN’s Ed Werder the NFL threatened Lynch with a 500k fine if he wasn’t available for media day.
In the latest Deflate Gate plot twist, Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio added to Jay Glazer’s earlier report that the NFL was zeroing in on a Patriots attendant who allegedly made a stop between the officials’ locker room and the field. According to Florio’s source, that pit stop was in a single occupancy bathroom, it lasted “approximately 90 seconds,” and the attendant also had possession of the Colts’ footballs. (Florio also included a photo of a Gillette Stadium toilet that he’d texted his son earlier this year.) The surveillance tape revealing this mysterious occurrence was reportedly handed over to the NFL by New England.
“COULD HE REALLY HAVE ALTERED 11 BALLS IN 90 SECONDS?!” will be the prevailing question as we wait on the edge of our seats for the next morsel of information.
Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, you may be off the hook in the deflated football saga. Jay Glazer of Fox Sports just dropped a bombshell report, and it looks like the NFL has fingered the culprit – a locker room attendant.
FOX Sports has learned that the NFL has zeroed in on a New England Patriots locker-room attendant in connection with the scandal of improperly inflated footballs used in the AFC championship game against Indianapolis.
The person of interest was already interviewed by the league. The NFL is trying to determine whether any wrongdoing by this individual occurred, sources tell FOX Sports.
There is surveillance video showing the attendant taking the footballs from the official’s locker room into another room at Gillette Stadium before bringing them out to the field, sources tell FOX Sports.
I’m sure the Patriots will be talking to this kid, wink wink nudge nudge.
Interesting timing, this story dropping 24 hours before NFL media day. Instead of questions blaming Brady and Belichick, it’s all going to be about the locker room attendant.
So the NFL and Roger Goodell have been sitting on this video for over a week now….? Can’t wait to hear the commissioner’s excuse this time.
Richard Sherman and the Seahawks just got off the plane, and there are already shots fired at the Patriots and the league in the latest turn in the Ballghazi saga. The Seattle cornerback doesn’t think that New England will be punished by the NFL so long as Robert Kraft and Roger Goodell are chummily posing for photos at the Kraft estate the night before games.
There were already questions about Goodell and Kraft’s relationship but Sherman’s comments are surely going to add fuel to the fire.