We do a ton of insightful, thoughtful, and serious features here at Footballguys, with 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 brain 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 manage. Here's hoping it has some value for you.
We'll see. Now let's get to it.
If a fantasy football season were nine seconds like this video, we're about three seconds in. So far, feels accurate.
Make sure to have the sound on.
A fantasy football season in 9 seconds...— Joe Bryant (@Football_Guys) August 15, 2022
I'm with my friend LaQuan Jones. For a title of "Records In New York," I see a couple of New Jersey teams plus a team from New York here...
Small consolation for us Russell Wilson Drafters: The NFL Schedule Makers also whiffed.
This is the fourth of seven Broncos games in standalone national windows this year.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) October 18, 2022
Chargers fans Monday night...
This was the moment #47 realized it was over...
This dude pukes, while eyeing down his opponent, and nods, “hell yes, bring it on.”— Matt Drinkall (@DrinkallCoach) October 15, 2022
Football is awesome. pic.twitter.com/1prPvAy5y6
In hindsight, Alabama never had a chance once this was posted an hour before kickoff in Knoxville...
Vols by a billion pic.twitter.com/XHauUvSy2u— grit (@GRITknox) October 14, 2022
I love the NFL, but College Football is fun too.
Go Big Orange https://t.co/SjKy3xFWHM— Joe Bryant (@Football_Guys) October 16, 2022
Thanks to Footballguy Jeff Bell for that one.
October and more Michael Myers.
The fall is funny. But how he gets up is gold.
Always stay in character… pic.twitter.com/byR7we2gJW— Michael Myers (@RealMMyers78) October 3, 2022
We're living in a magical time for camera technology.
this camera angle is insane ðŸ¤¯ pic.twitter.com/cAuYUZguti— PointsBet Sportsbook (@PointsBetUSA) October 10, 2022
With that said, just because you can does not mean you should...
The camera had to take evasive maneuvers ðŸ˜‚— Bovada (@BovadaOfficial) October 16, 2022
You know I have no problem roasting soccer players.
But I'm with this guy.
This just doesn’t seem necessaryðŸ˜… pic.twitter.com/vl7ysrRN7v— Playmaker (@playmaker) October 11, 2022
Whoever is running the Seahawks' Social Media deserves a raise.
Just chillin', hbu? pic.twitter.com/EMH5Fhh7D4— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) October 16, 2022
It keeps going...
Y’all dirty for this ðŸ¤£ðŸ¤£ðŸ¤£ pic.twitter.com/YjLmfWQzG2— Purple (@ChristianDorn6) October 16, 2022
and doesn't stop.
Nice detail pic.twitter.com/kQutP4Zy9U— Luke (@LEDLuke) October 16, 2022
Thanks to Justin Bonnema and Jake Bryant for this one.
Wide receivers compared to linebackers...
LMAO ðŸ’€ðŸ¤£— Laurie Fitzpatrick (@LaurieFitzptrck) October 16, 2022
Littleton mocking Robinson pic.twitter.com/JjyG6x5NCH
Thanks to John Lee for that one.
Things have changed for Davante Adams...
I think these people may be on to something...
Imagine Brian Daboll and the Giants with real wide receivers...
Thanks to Chris Dale for that one.
Burrow warned us...
Miami might have the best home-field advantage in sports.
There is a 30 degree difference between the two sidelines ðŸ˜³ pic.twitter.com/Q8uWNo3dtX— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) October 16, 2022
How this happens:
People ask how the temperatures can be so different for the opposing team compared to the Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. This is how. pic.twitter.com/BhAEVbmBEW— Joe Bryant (@Football_Guys) October 16, 2022
I love compelling storylines; few are better than the young guy vs. the old guy games.
This is the most one-sided comparison ever ðŸ˜‚ pic.twitter.com/Tz4dDP6npC— PointsBet Sportsbook (@PointsBetUSA) October 16, 2022
Prayers up for the fantasy teams with Saquon Barkley (mine included) as he took a knee at the one Sunday. It was the smart football play to win the game. I hope Nick Chubb and the Browns were paying attention.
I love you, Panthers Fans, but can we please make a Christian McCaffrey to Kansas City trade happen?
Some things change with how to lead people.
Some things stay the same.
Celebrating a win and acknowledging excellent work has always been a good thing.
Lots of sports teams have their "thing." Whether it's a Florida Gator "chomp" or a Pittsburgh Steeler Terrible Towel or the texas university "hook em" pinky wave thing, the downside is when things don't go your way, the other team is happy to use the "thing" against you.
Packers fans got some of that this weekend with Jets cornerback Sauce Gardner wearing a Cheesehead. It's mostly good fun with a bit of disrespect thrown in. We'll see how this one goes in the future.
#Jets CB Sauce Gardner wearing a cheesehead as he leaves the field, until a #Packers player (looked like Allen Lazard) knocked it off his head.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 16, 2022
Big win for the Baby Jets at Lambeau Field. pic.twitter.com/YX1QXMbzKZ
Bill Belichick is a National Treasure.
Bill Belichick with a whopping seven minutes and over 1,000 words on how good the Bears are pic.twitter.com/xS9UbK7zru— Dakota Randall (@DakRandallNESN) October 19, 2022
Thanks to Sigmund Bloom for that one.
We know who we are.
Mike Gesicki with another Griddy. Sunday Night Football thought he was getting better.
He was not.
To his credit, he was a good sport about it.
I promise i’m done. I’ll leave it up to the professionals for sure. Only around the house from here on out. https://t.co/uS2UYd3qN1— Mike Gesicki (@mikegesicki) October 16, 2022
Thanks to Brian Sumner for that one.
Ja'Marr Chase, with the fake hamstring pull was my favorite move of the week.
Music note of the week is a newish one from a Random Shots favorite, Colter Wall. Wall's a young guy from Canada, but it sounds like old-school country from Tennessee.
This was too much.
Little things matter. Braxton Berrios scored a sweet touchdown in Green Bay, and Michael Carter II tried to pull Berrios away for a celebration. Instead, the wide receiver went back to congratulate and thank his blockers.
I think the Patriots found their quarterback...
I know I already did one of these for Kyle Pitts. Here's another. We waited a long time...
I get that he's Tom Brady. But here's the thing. If you want to take off for ten days in August during camp, skip practice every Wednesday, bail Friday for a competitor's wedding, and skip the walk-through on Saturday, don't be surprised when grown men balk a bit at being screamed at with F-bombs. You can tout your dedication with all the avocado ice cream you want. But people still matter in this business, and they notice if you're not there.
#TomBrady didn’t practice Wednesday, went to a wedding Friday, no team walk thru on Saturday and flew on his private jet to #Pittsburgh— Obviously (Not) Tomlin (@Tomlin_Sense) October 16, 2022
And now he’s screaming at his offensive lineman.
That’s the leadership you want from your QB.#Steelers #HereWeGo pic.twitter.com/5lPbmazjBX
Party's back on in Pittsburgh.
Mitch to Claypool— Benstonium (@Benstonium) October 16, 2022
Undrafted rookie free Brenden Schooler recovered a punt and tried to hand the ball to his coach.
Belichick seems like he grudgingly accepts the Lamar Hunt Trophy for winning the AFC Championship. He was not impressed with the game ball gift from the rookie.
The best part was the assistant in the red hoodie stepping in to help.
the rookie recovered a muffed punt and presented the ball to Bill Belichick ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜‚ pic.twitter.com/S4wTdTZ6AI— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) October 16, 2022
Harrison Butker with the no-look Steph Curry vibes from 62.
View from the endzone.
Steph Curry hits a no look 3-pointer, 2022 pic.twitter.com/qCM4rG6ruG— NBA Pics That Go Hard (@hardnbapix) June 6, 2022
This is not an Onion headline...
Tom Brady says he's finding it nearly impossible to focus on his personal life half of the year ... explaining he feels like NFL seasons are similar to "going away on deployment for the military." https://t.co/3ZxZWbP2jW— TMZ (@TMZ) October 18, 2022
I didn't know Trubisky sounded like this... ;)
Great interview by Mitch Trubisky pic.twitter.com/X3ythPdIsl— Idgaf (@Idgaf86919522) October 16, 2022
C.J. Gardner-Johnson with a life lesson: Always take the call or text from your grandmother.
Josh Allen almost broke the Internet hurdling defenders.
how josh allen vaulting into top afc quarterback standings pic.twitter.com/IYOWluKMQ2— mike taddow (@MikeTaddow) October 16, 2022
But this was my favorite thing Allen did Sunday.
Here we go, Eagles...
Robbie Anderson may have been a disappointment on the field. But he'll always be a Random Shots MVP for the Sir Purr clip.
One more college note.
Nick Saban recounts his afternoon in Knoxville.
Wrapping with this one from my friend Craig Lakins.
Fantasy Football is essentially an annual payment to be in a group chat with my friends— doogs (@d00gs) October 17, 2022
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