We do a lot of really insightful, thoughtful and serious features here at Footballguys with some very smart people thinking deeply for you. This is not one of those features.
This is Random Shots and it’s a few pages of me downloading my goofy and dysfunctional mental hard drive that gets stuffed with way too many random items from too many hours watching, reading about and listening to football every weekend and throughout the week. It's the only way I keep relatively sane. Here's hoping it has a tiny bit of value for you.
We’ll see how it goes. Let’s get to it.
Cleveland lost their game Sunday after jumping offsides and nullifying a missed field goal.
Another reminder of the timeline for a Browns fan.
First, they start with youtfhul enthusiasm and optimism.
Then optimism of this sort.
Right behind them are Lions fans.
This is how Detroit fans were feeling Monday night. Click the picture for the video...
God Bless you Boys.
At least we get this out of it.
Sunday night gave Saints fans the best possible outcome. Several of these Rob Ryan faces. But still a win.
Regular readers know I don't like the "mock the other guy by doing their move" thing. But Khiry Robinson with a ride the horse touchdown celebration against the Cowboys is too good to pass up.
Robinson was ok after the game.
Not smart as it's an instant flag for using the ball as a prop (That's another topic.) But good. If I excluded all the not smart plays in this column, it'd be over pretty fast.
Another tangent (because after all this entire column is basically chasing whatever rabbit I see down the trail). I'm assuming Robinson's Twitter name of @_numberthreeRB is a nod to his West Texas A&M days. Shoutout to Canyon, TX next door to my High School home of Amarillo.
But if I'm an NFL running back battling for time with guys like Mark Ingram and C.J. Spiller, I'm not wanting to see @_numberthreeRB every day.
Thankfully for Saints fans, this coach was able to point C.J. Spiller in the right direction for the win.
On a serious note, you know I love word pictures and this picture is the perfect contrast between players and coaches. The players are pre celebrating the touchdown. Even though he didn't need it of course, the coach is instructing Spiller what to do. Perfect.
Back to the game, Cowboy Fans were...
Break up the Falcons.
Ok. Back on the Khiry Robinson horse ride TD dance penalty for "using the ball as a prop".
And that's different from this exactly how?
On this, I'm with Trump.
For you guys old enough to remember Mike Tyson fights, you may remember a genuine worry for the mismatched under dog. That's what Kaepernick is starting to feel like for me each week.
HT to Redditor jonesz75
Things move fast around here.
It's not like the Packers have an incredibly intimidating receiver corps. But this picture struck me as pretty formidable.
Another win. Another Colts banner.
I talk about this every year and NFL players keep ignoring me. I get the long hair is cool thing. But it's a bad idea for players who're regularly in the position of being tackled.
Looking good has it's price.
Futbolguys note of the week with this video.
Analyst Thierry Henry’s reaction to hearing the news that Liverpool had sacked manager Brendan Rodgers.
The best part of the London game may have been the face this man made at the post game press conference as Ndamukong Suh grumpily walked out.
In related news, Commissioner Roger Goodell dropped this bit of news on us.
NEW YORK—Saying that it is the perfect way to further increase the sport’s popularity, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced Monday that the league will soon begin holding a regular-season game deep within the Earth’s inner core. “This game represents an opportunity to bring the great sport of football over 3,000 miles below Earth’s crust,” said Goodell, adding that the primetime event in the planet’s 10,800-degree, nickel-iron core will be scheduled as a regular-season matchup between two non-divisional opponents. “The league still has so much growth potential throughout the various interior layers of Earth, and a thrilling spectacle of world-class football will only continue to strengthen the NFL brand. And based on the research and various seismological studies that we’ve conducted over the past several years, we’re incredibly confident that the inner-core games will be a huge success.” At press time, sources confirmed that advance tickets for the forthcoming subterranean event have already sold out.
13 is my favorite number.
So I guess this was my favorite picture from Sunday. A little Glitch In the Matrix action.
Thanks to Footballguy Ryan Cotten and Brad Schuelke for that one.
The "Giant Helmet Dude Sitting In Front Of You" problem is handled so sweetly in this commercial. Beautiful polite girl and goofy guy play their parts adorably.
I"m sure that's how this played out in real life...
ESPN News Flash: J.J. Watt works hard.
Sorry. I know I sound old and grumpy on this. I just tire of ESPN telling me every five minutes how hard J.J. Watt works. I get it. It's the same thing marvelling over Peyton Manning studying film. Here's the deal. Lots and lots of great defensive linemen work really hard. And lots of great quarterbacks study film. It's kind of their job.
It's October which means the NFL goes from being the most strident enforcer of how their product is presented on the field with uniforms to a Free For All. The pink gloves and towels make sense. But some players wearing the long socks while others wear the real socks just seems kind of nutty.
And does an official really need wristbands when it's cool enough to wear long sleeves?
On the upside, it's our annual chance to break out the Chris Berman Breast Awareness clip.
Yeah, I'm twelve. But if you're a regular reader, you knew that already. If you're not a regular reader, I'm pretty sure you wouldn't have read this far.
Nice. Thank you Donte Stallworth.
Non Football Note Of The Week comes from 19 year old UFC fighter Sage Northcutt. He won his first fight and then celebrated with this.
That's not quite Tag Team Terror freaky. But still pretty freaky.
Kam Chancellor winning on the field and at the podium.
Somebody get Lovie Smith a rain jacket.
Death. Taxes. And Start the TE facing Oakland...
You Go, Domata...
The best interception you'll see this week comes from High School. By a nose tackle. On a QB spike.
Duke Johnson Jr, Jr. made some noise Sunday for Cleveland. Here's a question. Why does most everyone refer to him as just Duke Johnson Jr and not Duke Johnson Jr, Jr.? I don't see people dropping the Jr. from Odell Beckham, Jr. or the III from Robert Griffin III III?
I'm going to say the Seahawks are happy to have Kam Chancellor back...
Eric Reid felt better two seconds before this picture than he did two seconds after.
Forget mic'ing the players. I want a Jerry Mic. You know he'd totally be up for it.
Here's what makes for a fun league. Footballguy Don Clayton's league awards this trophy each year to the team who makes the worst pic.
Rock on, Bengal Trooper.
Mark Ingram congratulates the official after a score. Roll Tide.
Matt Stafford with the block. Or maybe not...
On the positive side, Jennings did this.
Another one this week. Bud Light is the Official Beer Sponsor of the NFL. You know this.
Here's the Bud Light world they'd like to portray.
Here's the Bud LIght world we live in.
God Bless Eagle Fan.
Apparently, Odell Beckham Jrdidn't like being dominated on a clean block after an interception and came up throwing a punch as you can see in the video.
And Hey did you know, Beckham can make really cool one handed catches in warmups? Something else I apparently need to be told twenty times an hour.
Tyrann Mathieu is 5’9 and 185 pounds. Jared Cook is 6’5 and 255 pounds. Good thing for Cardinals fans that Mathieu has mad ball skills and can jump out of the gym. And Cook's primary skill is that he's 6’5 and 255 pounds...
Apparently beer is now so expensive at Bills games, the fans are just doing coke...
Aaron Rodgers left handed is better than most quarterbacks right handed.
From the Pittsburgh Post Game Press Conference.
Thanks to Alessandro Ricupati for that one.
Madden wasted no time in updating Scobee's accuracy.
For you guys with kids, here's some NFL Logos merged wtih Disney Characters.
I love Danny Woodhead. Mostly I love that he apparently puts his eye black on with his thumb and his eyes closed.
Thanks to Footballguy Brandon Riggs for that one.
And you know what? Calvin Johnson can teach us something there.
Every week, I receive email from readers venting about a gut punch type loss. And that's fine. Feel free to vent with me. Several readers lost their game this week with Johnson's fumble where they thought for an instant they'd won. I get it. I lost this week by half a point after Mark Ingram's touchdown was reversed. It happens to the best of us. And it sucks. But it's a game.
Calvin Johnson Monday night displayed compusure and class after what had to be a sickening defeat for him. He was the guy holding the ball when Chancellor knocked it loose. He is the guy that could have been the hero. And you could tell he was crushed. But it doesn't define him. He may have lost the game. But he's far from a "loser". I know some people will be critical that he could halfway smile with the "enemy" trading a jersey after the game. I think it's awesome he's secure enough in who he is that he can trade a jersey after a game. He's bigger than a football game. And so are you. Yes, fantasy football is exciting. There are highs and lows and that's what makes it fun. But don't let either one get in the way of who you are.
Off the soap box now.
That'll do it for this week, Folks. Thanks to Footballguys Doug Drinen, Clayton Gray, Keith Overton, Ryan Cotten, David Lundy, Brad Schuelke, Brandon Riggsj, Alessandro Ricupati and Don Clayton for the help on this one. If you've got a Random Shot of your own, shoot me an e-mail at email@example.com.
Thanks for playing along. I hope you make the most of whatever you're doing in your life. Love your neighbor and stick together.
Peace and Grace to you.