Connect with us

Sports

Marshawn Lynch teased football return during wild FCF commentary

Published

on

Marshawn Lynch teased football return during wild FCF commentary

Marshawn Lynch went feast mode Saturday night before teasing his return to the football.

The former Seahawks running back never actually got on the field, but still made his presence known as the new Fan Controlled Football (FCF) league kicked off. As one of the owners of the four teams — the Beasts, as in Beast Mode — he joined the broadcast of the game before his team played and predicted he might even suit up after taking care of some business.

“I’m gonna go ahead and throw back this Caesar salad with these croutons and all this s–t, though right. Go ahead and take me a nice fat s–t, get my stomach all right and everything and I’m finna go out here and try to run for 200 on a 50-yard field,” Lynch told the announcers during the broadcast on Twitch.

The FCF had also teased Lynch’s return, releasing a photo of him in a jersey and pads, but he never ended up playing.

“… Basically he felt he was taking snaps away from the starter, so he was ready to run out and backed out like a true owner with empathy,” Bryan Kirsch, the communications advisor for the FCF, told USA Today. “We are trying to get him back on the broadcast to talk about it.”

Lynch did not reappear on the broadcast, but his Beasts came out with the win over Johnny Manziel’s Zappers, 48-44.

The 34-year-old Lynch last played for the Seahawks after signing with Seattle in the final week of the 2019 season. He even started their divisional round playoff game, taking 12 carries for 26 yards and two touchdowns in a 28-23 loss to the Packers.

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Sports

Athletics’ Sergio Romo pulls down pants during substance check

Published

on

Athletics' Sergio Romo pulls down pants during substance check

MLB pitchers aren’t taking kindly to the league’s new foreign substance rules.

Athletics pitcher Sergio Romo seemed particularly annoyed that the umpires performed a substance check on him Tuesday night.

After working a one-run seventh inning for Oakland, the umpire beckoned for Romo to come over for the check. Romo responded to the moment by tossing his hat and glove to the ground and whipping his belt off.

MORE: Rays’ Wander Franco homers in first MLB game

Then came Romo’s final act. He pulled his pants halfway down to prove that he wasn’t harboring any illegal substances.

Romo certainly made his point, but Dan Iassogna, the umpire checking him, didn’t seem too bothered by his high jinks. In fact, the umpire flashed a smile at Romo, who the broadcast described as “heated.”

Romo wasn’t alone in being bothered by the substance check on Tuesday. Max Scherzer was checked for foreign substances three times in the first four innings of the Nationals-Phillies game and became increasingly irritable with each examination. He directed his rage at Phillies manager Joe Girardi, who was later ejected for jawing at Scherzer. The checks didn’t seem to faze the three-time Cy Young winner too much; he earned the win, pitching five innings while giving up just a run and striking out eight.

Needless to say, these antics will be fairly common as MLB attempts to implement these rule changes on the fly.

Continue Reading

Sports

Nationals’ Max Scherzer feuds with Phillies’ Joe Girardi over substance checks

Published

on

Nationals' Max Scherzer feuds with Phillies' Joe Girardi over substance checks

MLB’s new sticky substance rules are already causing havoc, and resulted in a feud between Nationals ace Max Scherzer and Phillies manager Joe Girardi on just their second day since being implemented.

Scherzer was checked for foreign substances three times in his first four innings against Philadelphia. He came up clean each time. The Washington starter didn’t look happy about his first check of the game after the opening frame.

That said, all starters will be checked for foreign substances under MLB’s new protocols, so that was expected.

MORE: Wander Franco cranks three-run homer in first career game

What wasn’t expected was that Scherzer would be checked after the third inning as well. He finally drew the line when Girardi requested that Scherzer be checked in the middle of the fourth inning.

The feud between Scherzer and Girardi reached its boiling point in the fifth inning. Scherzer stared at Girardi on his walk back to the dugout after retiring the Phillies in order, and Girardi took exception to it. He came running out of the dugout yelling at Scherzer and was ejected while the pitcher mocked him from a distance.

Be prepared to see more of these mini squabbles and frequent substance checks. Managers have the right to have the opposing pitchers checked, so they will likely take advantage of this as baseball implements this major rule change on the fly.

Though the Scherzer-Girardi feud was amusing, it’s certainly not a feather in MLB’s cap. If anything, it’s a bad omen that the league’s hastily made protocol changes could result in more conflicts, slowdowns and controversies as umpires figure out how to properly deal with them.

Continue Reading

Sports

Rays’ Wander Franco hit game-tying homer in first MLB game, and Twitter loved it

Published

on

Rays' Wander Franco hit game-tying homer in first MLB game, and Twitter loved it

Welcome to Major League Baseball, Wander Franco.

The top prospect in baseball made his long-awaited Rays debut on Tuesday night in an effort to help the team snap a six-game losing streak. Almost immediately, the move paid dividends.

Franco walked in his first plate appearance, but made a lot of noise in the fifth inning. With the Rays trailing 5-2, Franco hit a three-run homer off Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodriguez to tie the game.

Franco drove the slightly low slider 362 feet and helped Tampa Bay come from behind in a critical game against Boston. The Rays owned a half-game lead over the Red Sox atop the AL East entering play on Tuesday.

MORE: Four things to know about Rays prospect Wander Franco

The 20-year-old became the youngest player to homer in his first game since Jurickson Profar did so on Sept 2, 2012, with the Rangers.

He also is the youngest member of the Rays to homer since B.J. Upton in 2004.

The blast inspired many reactions from MLB Twitter, as fans and analysts alike were excited to see Franco deliver on the hype immediately.

Continue Reading

Trending