Cheers to leading man Lynch; jeers to Bostick bozos

Welcome to the Around The NFL End Around, a weekly look back at the world of the National Football League. Dan Hanzus serves as your guide.

It was a good week for ...

1. Adrian Peterson: Judge Doty overturned the Vikings running back's suspension, buuuuuuuut now he's back on the Exempt List . Sigh. I'm never a fan of NFL storylines that require a law degree to understand.

2. Josh McCown: McCown being the lord of free agency is like the JV quarterback who owns his high school while the upperclassmen are on their senior trip. Enjoy it while it lasts, bub.

3. Matt Hasselbeck:Andrew Luck's understudy might be the cushiest gig in the game now. It's the new Maytag repair man.

It was a bad week for ... aging running backs!

1. Reggie Bush: For many people, Bush will always be the phenom swaggering out of USC. That's why the next team that signs him will be widely praised for landing a game-changing backfield weapon. The Lionsthought they had that, too.

2. Steven Jackson: Eleven seasons, eleven non-playoff teams. And now time's running out.

3. Peyton Hillis: I'm certain Hillis' two-season run with the Giants was a result of a contest win, and nobody can convince me otherwise.

Tweet of the week

This is the downside of turning the Summer Of Gronk into a three-season event. While we're here, what would the ratings be if ABC got Gronk to be on The Bachelor? Goosebumps just thinking about it.

Rex is all in

Rex said in his introductory press conference that his goal in Buffalo was to "build a bully." He made this goal literal when the Billssigned Richie Incognito, the NFL's version of Nelson from The Simpsons. Now Ryan's taking things a step further by customizing his truck in Bills colors, which incidentally, is exactly something the rich bully from an Orchard Park-area high school would do to his own truck.

Cardinals got llama jokes

One of my great regrets in life was being out to lunch when the llama escape went down. There are some things you should be in a newsroom for. Wild llama rampage makes the cut.

Anyway, this is the type of stuff that earns social media managers lifetime achievement awards. Blessed by fate, the Cardinals Twitter feed went all in.

The dress is white and gold.

Quote of the Week

"I messed up in the NFC Championship Game, and trust me, it hurts. I'll probably think about my role in the botched onside kick every day for the rest of my life. It haunts me like a recurring nightmare."

Man, that sucks. Bostick added that he received "a lot" of death threats on Twitter. If you're one of those people, and you're reading this right now, do not procreate. Find a forest and go live in it.

You can own your piece of WTF history

Hey, remember Rob Ford? (He was the internet fascination after Charlie Sheen but before the gold and white dress.) Anyway, at the height of his crack-smoking run as a civil servant, the then-Toronto mayor showed up to a press conference wearing an NFL novelty tie from the mid-90s. This remains an all-time WTF moment (Ford publicly admitted to drug abuse during the presser!).

One Browns player takes on his team's new helmet

So long, Michael Roos

Michael Roos had a very respectable career. Ten seasons, a starter in every game, a trip to the Pro Bowl. But a 203-photo gallery? When we run out of space on the internet and we have to go back to being actual humans, remember this.

Hero of the Week: Skim Milk

Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce probably thought he'd coast to victory on the strength of his regional celebrity and pretty solid Carlton Banks dance. But bad things happen when you take on a man who calls himself Skim Milk.

The good news for Kelce? Well, there is none. He didn't get the prized belt buckle, he was defeated by a man with a .23 alcohol content, and his teammates now have video footage to bury him during training camp film sessions. Kelce better hope the Chiefs don't show up on Hard Knocks.

What The What?

Me and my friends have always enjoyed bad movies. There's something wonderfully entertaining about a truly inept film made by people who sincerely attempt to create art. Call it direct-to-DVD schadenfreude. The Room. From Justin To Kelly. Thicker Than Water. Troll 2. Radical Jack.. Crackerjack. Really, any movie with "Jack" in the title.

And now we have ... well, I'm not sure it has a name. For now let's call it The Untitled Marshawn Lynch Biopic and it has a chance to take the crown as The Best Worst Movie Ever.

The YouTube trailer was already yanked down after murderous initial reviews by smarmy bloggers like myself. Luckily, the people at Business Insider have kept it alive. My favorite moments from the nearly five-minute teaser trailer:

»*0:25:* Some rando surges at a teenaged Lynch like Jack Ruby and clumsily explains the genesis of "Beast Mode": "You was in the zone. Was it like, your body and your mind took a backseat while your body took over." This couldn't have been the line in the script.

»*0:58:* Obligatory overmatched coach shouting out: "G-d dammit! What coverage are we in, Jerry!"

»*2:23:* Marshawn begins to play himself as a freshman at Cal. He doesn't quite pass for 18, but let's just roll with it.

»*2:43:* "Hey little Marshawn! Hey little Marshawn!" Who the hell cut this trailer?

»*3:20:* Here's Marshawn being romantic in a play for leading man status: (Shows lower grill) "And you see why I'm so charming."

»*3:40:* Oscar bait alert!!! "I'm right here! Where I started at! I'm still here! How I forget!"

I will get my hands on this movie, even if I have to blowtorch into a safe in Marshawn Lynch's panic room to get it.

Until next time ...

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