It was a good week for ...
3. Hack comedians: The Patriots controversy is a godsend from the prop comedy gods. How many deflated balls will be carried into Media Day next Tuesday?
It was a bad week for ...
1. Belichick & Brady: The Evil Sensei and Johnny Lawrence thing isn't a good look for a duo that's trying to break a Super Bowl losing streak.
And this is how I'll always remember Deflategateghazi
Brunell's cracking voice is indicitive of the zero-to-150 acceleration of this story, which caught me and a lot of other people off guard. But none more so than poor, wildly distraught Mark Brunell.
These Bad Lip Reading videos never disappoint. A simple idea executed with brilliance. My favorite lines from this edition:
» "I like strong pickles, but not the funk house kind, all right? I'll toss 'em out." -- Jim Caldwell
What The What?
Terry Hendrix, an inmate in a Colorado correctional facility, has filed an $88 million -- actually, sorry -- $88 billion lawsuit against NFL Vice President of Officiating Dean Blandino, referee Gene Steratore and Commissioner Roger Goodell for the outcome of the Cowboys' controversial playoff loss to the Packers this month.
Hendrix believes the NFL failed its fans by overturning Dez Bryant's fourth-down reception in the final minutes. He believes the rightful penalty is a financial sum that's worth about eight times more than the NFL itself.
Hendrix wrote his lawsuit by hand. Perhaps that explains why the "Autobahn" bit survived the edit process.
Dameshek offered his take on Doug Baldwin's angry rant in his latest Shek Report and I completely agree: Who really doubted the Seahawks this season? This is a defending Super Bowl champion we're talking about. At a certain point, it's hard to work the "Nobody Believes In Us!" angle and keep a straight face.
And if this is about the Seahawks' wide receivers, "pedestrian" seemed like a pretty fair assessment of the group for 55 minutes on Sunday. Much credit goes to Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse for making plays late against the Packers, but nobody should be surprised if John Schneider and Pete Carroll attempt to upgrade the group after the season.
The best part of that video, by the way, comes after Baldwin ends his rant and walks off and a man in the crowd rhetorically asks: "Weren't you favored?"
Tweet of the week
Don't expect to see Harbaugh showing up at Levi's Stadium any time soon.
Growing Pains was a pretty good show in its era -- I'd put it ahead of Who's The Boss? and behind Perfect Strangers -- at least until Kirk Cameron discovered Jesus and started weirding everybody out. I always liked that Mike Seaver's best friend was a guy named Boner.
Oh, here's the best guy in the world
This is a crime that's worth the punishment. Unless that punishment is death. I can't say I have a firm grasp of the Washington penal system.
A quick story about good-looking actors
ANYWAY, the two Chris' made themselves a friendly Super Bowl-related wager in the name of charity this week. See below:
This is adorable.
Quote of the Week
"The Patriots are habitual line-steppers"
Is this Belichick's dirty boots on the white couch moment?
Let it go, Jimmy
Jimmy Graham used to have a touchdown celebration in which he dunked the football over the cross bar. The NFL banned that particular act last year, then came down on Graham went he dunked after a preseason score in August.
"100 percent," he said. "Hopefully, they get me the ball. I'm for sure (going to dunk). Hopefully I won't get fined this time."
Jim. Jimbo. It's time to move on. Evolve, good man. We support you.
Hero of the Week: Vince Wilfork
We really wanted to give it to the guy who pulled his pants down, but it would be a travesty to ignore Wilfork's honest-to-goodness hero work.
"I just wanted to get her to safety," Wilfork told reporters Monday, per NFL Media's Jeff Darlington.
Until next time ...