I’ve been on the road for the last few weeks and this 48 hours at home has been a whirlwind of cleaning, packing, re-packing, laundry, watching football, and apple picking (it’s fall, y’all). So while my weekend wasn’t all that exciting, at least it was better than these people’s.
Lewis is one of the return men for Michigan, and on Saturday, he ran into perhaps one of the best-kept secrets in college football: Joey Julius.
Julius is the kicker for Penn State, who, at 5’10” and 258 pounds, is quite heavy set for the position. As such, he’s quite the threat on the field when he lowers his shoulder against a returner, as Lewis figured out on Sunday:
And from another angle:
Lewis can commiserate with Kent State’s Raekwon James, who got the same treatment from Julius a couple of weeks ago. I imagine recovery from a hit like that involves a lot of Advil and some ice packs.
[via Sports Illustrated]
I joined the cult of Fitbit over a year ago and ever since then, I’ve been devoted to tracking my steps like some kind of a fiend believing that it would definitely aid me in my weight loss. Turns out, that’s a bunch of BS.
In a study published in the medical journal JAMA, researchers studied 500 adults and found two things that may be deflating the Fitbit (or any other fitness tracker) bubble:
– Dieters who just logged their daily exercise online instead of using a tracker lost an average of 5 more pounds then those who used a fitness tracker.
– Those who used a fitness tracker actually wound up moving less.
WHAT? Well, the study’s authors theorized that that those who did not meet their fitness goals on their tracker may have just given up instead of increasing their exercise.
But there is a caveat to this: the device used in this study was a dated one worn on the upper arm, not on the wrist like so many of the popular trackers used today. So these results can be taken with a grain of salt – just don’t add a large fry to that.
Odell Beckham, Jr.
Sunday was actually a good day for OBJ – he became the quickest in NFL history to earn 3,000 career receiving yards. But when Eli Manning was picked off in the end zone in the fourth quarter by The Redskins Quinton Dunbar, Beckham threw a sideline tantrum that involved an altercation with a kicking net:
This led to a crying jag that immediately became meme-worthy:
Those waiting for an altercation between OBJ and Josh Norman were disappointed as well; the only fight Odell got into was with an inanimate object – and the object won.
This Guy At Six Flags Great America
A worker at the Six Flags outside of Chicago was injured while installing a giant inflatable gorilla some three hundred feet in the air in what may or may not be a tribute to our beloved Harambe (Just kidding – it actually was part of the park’s Fright Fest).
The man needed to be rescued by fire crews from the top of the Sky Trek tower after he threw out his back while putting up the big gorilla. The man was inside of the column when he hurt his back, making the rescue that much more difficult. The man was eventually lowered 25 feet and then taken to the ground via elevator.
[via Daily Mail UK]
I know we are a little football heavy this week, but it’s fall, so fuck it – it is what it is. On Sunday afternoon news broke that LSU has fired head football coach Les Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron after a 2-2 start. A fall out of the Top 25 after Saturday’s loss to Auburn probably didn’t help. The team was expected to contend for the national championship this year with a lot of returning players.
During his 12 year tenure at LSU, Miles was just as well-known for his weird behavior off the field. So much so, there are various YouTube videos dedicated to his insanity, such as this one:
Defensive line coach Ed Orgeron (who was USC’s interim head coach after Lane Kiffin was fired in 2013) has reportedly been named the team’s interim coach, with Kiffin (offensive coordinator at Alabama), Tom Herman (the current head coach at University of Houston), Art Briles (former head coach at Baylor), Kyle Whittingham (head coach at University of Utah), and David Shaw (head coach at Stanford) among the names being floated as possible new head coaching candidates.
But the real losers: all of us who will now be without Les-isms.
Image via Youtube