October 20, 2014
Bethenny Frankel Returning to Bravo
Bethenny Frankel announced on her website that she will be returning to The Real Housewives of New York City.
St. Louis Rams Trick Seattle Seahawks Into Losing
The St. Louis Rams beat the Seattle Seahawks 28-26 yesterday at the Edward Jones Dome on the strength of two trick plays. With seven minutes left in the second quarter, Seattle punted on fourth down. Tavon Austin maneuvered himself on the right ride of the field into position to catch the ball and the Seattle players sprinted towards him. Problem was, the ball was actually kicked to the other side of the field. Stedman Bailey caught the ball over his shoulder, turned on a dime and sprinted 90 yards to put the Rams up 21-3.
This fake was designed by Rams special teams coordinator John Fassel and is called “Mountaineer”. The name refers to West Virginia University, where Bailey and Austin were teammates.
The Rams also used a trick play late in the game to preserve the win. Rams punter Johnny Hekker lined up to punt from deep within his own zone on fourth down with the Rams clinging to a two-point lead. The Rams called a gusty fair catch and Hekker completed a pass the Benny Cunningham for the first down.
With a minute left in the game, Rams running back Tre Mason lost the football as he dove for what should have been a game-clinching first down. In the scramble for the loose ball, the officials deemed Cory Harkey of the Rams came up with the ball. Richard Sherman of the Seahawks claimed after the game that he actually recovered the fumble.
John Oliver Takes On the Supreme Court
Amazon Rainforest Has Really Scary Spiders
The South American Goliath Birdeater is the largest spider in the world and has made appearances in many a nightmare. The spider has two-inch long fangs but is apparently not very dangerous to humans.
Tom Brady and his dog for UGG Fall 2014
The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror XXV
Mizzou Beats Florida in “The Swamp”
Maty Mauk and the University of Missouri football team put on a terrible offensive performance in Gainesville on Saturday. The Tigers still came away with a 42-13 win over the Florida Gators, who were celebrating Homecoming. The Orlando Sentinel called it “one of the most embarrassing nights in UF history” and said it’s time for Florida’s athletic director to fire head coach Will Muschamp.
Mauk finished 6-of-18 for 20 yards with one interception. He averaged 1.1 yards per pass. Mauk was also the Tigers’ leading rusher with 38 yards on 7 attempts. Marcus Murphy opened the scoring for the Tigers with a 96-yard kickoff return to open the game. Murphy then scored on a five-yard run later in the first quarter. Andrew Baggett completed field goals of 25 and 34 yards in the second quarter to put Mizzou up 20-0 at the half. Murphy again scored in the third quarter, this time on an 82-yard punt return. Markus Golden scooped up a fumble for a touchdown and Darvin Ruise returned an interception for another score.
Two Florida players bothered to walk over to sing the alma mater after the game.
Fury Tops Gone Girl at the Box Office
Fury opened with an estimated $23.5 million to top the weekend box office. Gone Girl passed $100 million in its third weekend with another $17.8 million to finish second. The Book of Life came in third with $17 million and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day finished fourth with $12 million in its second weekend. The Best of Me rounded out the top five with $10 million.
The Best of Me‘s opening was the lowest of the nine Nicholas Sparks movies.
Birdman, with Michael Keaton, opened in four locations in New York and Los Angeles and managed to bring in an incredible $103,000 in receipts per theater.
We’ll have more on the numbers on Thursday in our Weekend Movie Guide.
Peyton Manning Breaks Career Touchdown Record
Peyton Manning threw his 509th career touchdown pass last night, the most ever by an NFL quarterback. His receivers then seemingly played Keep Away with the historic ball. The gag was planned in advance by Manning himself, however.
Craft Brewery Buys A Whole Lot of Count Chocula
Black Bottle Brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado has cleaned out a grocery store’s supply of Count Chocula cereal twice recently. They are using it to make a milky stout in their Cerealiously beer series. Black Bottle has already done beers with Golden Grahams, Reese’s Puffs and Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
All Hell Breaks Loose Outside Keene Pumpkin Festival
There’s a festival in Keene, New Hampshire called the Keene Pumpkin Festival every year. Keene State University students apparently use the event as an excuse to just throw big parties nearby. Things got really out of hand and lots of students and others broke things, threw bottles and otherwise caused lots of problems. There were multiple instances of things like this bottle fight because apparently throwing glass bottles at each other seems like a good idea?
Many Twitterers took the opportunity to compare the media coverage of this to media coverage of the things going on in St. Louis in regards to race. Locally, the Riverfront Times of course jumped on this bandwagon.
Festival organizer Ruth Sterling got really really pissed at a local “independent journalist” who was reporting for some local cable station and tried shutting him down.
Taylor Swift to Release “Welcome to New York” at Midnight
This is another song off the upcoming 1989 album and is about Swift moving to New York, where she doesn’t exactly live in a tiny one-bedroom. She also goes to great lengths to observe human interaction.
Here’s a preview of the song.
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