Thursday, September 18, 2014

Bettor loses $100K on Colts' late-game choke: Report

A Delaware bettor put down $5 for a 15-team parlay, looking for a shot to win $100,000. In order to win, the gambler would need to pick all 15 games correctly against the spread. And the odds are long.

But things looked pretty good for this person after Indianapolis rolled to a 14-point third quarter lead and the individual had correctly picked the first 14 games.

All that was needed to collect 100 grand was a Colts win by more than three.

And we know what happened.

The Colts ended up blowing the two touchdown lead and losing, 30-27, on a Cody Parkey field goal as time expired.

"It definitely looked like Delaware had a winner when the Colts were up by 14 midway through the third quarter," lottery director Vernon Kirk said in a statement, according to the Delaware News Journal. "Then to have the Eagles rally like that -- and to win in the last three seconds of the game -- it was agonizing to watch when you knew one player was so close to such a big payout."

It's almost a sure bet that this person will need more than Luck on the other team next time he or she bets.

According to the paper, no one has hit this particular parlay since 2011.

[CBS Sports]

Coritiba striker Joel leaps fence, falls down a hole celebrating goal (VIDEO)

After putting his side 3-1 up against Sao Paulo in the closing minutes of a Brazilian league match, Coritiba striker Joel jumped over the advertising hoarding next to the pitch to celebrate — but didn't realize there was a giant hole on the other side.

Joel scored two late goals to seal the victory for Coritiba and, after scoring the second, intended to celebrate the moment with with an exuberant leap over the fence and high-fives with his fans— but failed quite painfully.

Who else can say they scored a goal and a hole-in-one on the same play? But ouch.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Giants punter Steve Weatherford's Twitter account hacked by suspected Eagles fan: Report

It's no secret that New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford has one of the NFL's most active Twitter accounts. On Tuesday, his followers were stunned when he posted, "The Giants are stink and I'm no good! Fly eagles fly!"

It didn't take long for everyone to surmise that the out of character tweet presumably came from a Philadelphia Eagles fan who hacked into Weatherford's Twitter account and not the punter himself.

I'm just guessing but the "Fly eagles fly!" probably gave it away.

It didn't take long for Weatherford to let everyone know that he had been hacked.

But even that didn't stop his followers from having a little fun with the phony tweet.

Canadian college football player crashes into goalpost (VIDEO)

University of Regina wide receiver Mitch Thompson made a nice attempt at catching a touchdown. But the Canadian football player was unable to haul in the pass, because the goalpost got in the way.

Thompson's full speed, wide open sprint to glory was abruptly ended by the pesky goalpost — which Canadians have not yet figured out is in the middle of the end zone — and he was laid out for a moment.

It makes for a nice video though, eh?

Derek Jeter love-fest almost turns into all-out brawl (VIDEO)

The night started out nice enough with Derek Jeter adding a few more gifts from the Tampa Bay Rays to his Farewell Tour collection. Before the game, the organization gave him a $16,000 donation to his Turn2 foundation, a Don Zimmer jersey, and a pinstriped kayak.

Then in the eighth inning, Rays pitcher Steven Geltz chipped in with a fastball to Jeter's elbow.

Jeter took it in stride, but umpire Rob Drake decided to warn both sides — bringing both managers out to argue. That's when frustrated Joe Girardi went a little overboard and got tossed. 

Then, in the bottom half of the same inning, Yankees reliever David Phelps decided to give Jeter a little present of his own by throwing a brushback pitch at Kevin Kiermaier. That obligatory gift caused both benches to clear.

No punches were thrown, but words were exchanged before Phelps and Yankees bench coach Tony Peña Sr. were ejected.

After the game, Rays manager Joe Maddon didn't fault Girardi.

"Understand the Yankees frustration, but there was no intent. It's baseball," he tweeted.

No. It's Derek Jeter's last few weeks of playing baseball.

Mets' logo change had fans in a panic (PHOTO)

Sharp-eyed Mets fans blew up the Internet Monday night after they noticed that the team's longtime skyline logo had been slightly altered on the team's social-media sites. 

The squared-off top of the United Nations building on the far right had been replaced with the slanted rooftop of the building formerly owned by Citicorp — which pays the Mets $25 million annually for the naming rights to Citi Field.

The Metsies screamed sellout, even though the Manhattan building isn't even associated with Citicorp anymore.

The logo was eventually switched back to the correct version — the one that has remained virtually unchanged since 1961

A team spokesman said the Mets regretted the error and that the logo wasn't changed, but offered no real explanation for the  Citi-inspired version.

Who even knew that was the UN Building in the first place?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Astros mascot slips and takes stadium railing to his boys (VIDEO)

Orbit, the Houston Astros mascot, got a little nutty Monday night and took a stadium railing to his double-O's after a little slip.

The mascot was demonstrating his exercise skills to a group of fans when the green alien took an unfortunate tumble on his fuzz-covered boys.

In space — or Minute Maid Park — no one can hear you scream.