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At some point over the past few years, perhaps on more than one occasion, I’ve probably written a hokey line about Dom Brown or Ryan Howard (“Big Brown,” as his friends call him) using the UPS slogan, What Can Brown Do For You?
Never did I think that one of those guys might actually have it tattooed on their right shoulder. But behold, Dom Brown’s tattoo, in this picture instantly grammed by Phillies beat writer Ryan Lawrence:
Speechless…. though, if I had to answer that rhetorical question, it would be: Shorten your swing, don’t chase bad balls, and play consistent defense. Oh, and more Facebook soliciting.
Dom Brown just earned himself two months of exemptions from me.
On his Facebook, Brown posted this picture of himself and an older woman. She is dying of cancer and her last wish was to meet Brown, according to Brown.
Not much else to say, but this is the second straight Friday where we’ve posted something that probably made you cry.
What happened to trash talk in the NFL? I didn’t play in the league in the late 1980s (or ever), but I’d imagine that shots about weight, imagined sexual preference, penis size, and mothers were the norm. Not anymore, apparently.
Last week, LeSean McCoy continued his lame feud with Osi Umenyirorionsbelt by calling the Giants lineman a ballerina. That was after Umenyukontrail called McCoy Lady Gaga and a Chihuahua.
Today, Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown picked on the little kid in the playground, Eagles cornerback Brandon Boykins, in a similarly silly manner: [Observer-Reporter]
The Steelers (1-2) will be looking for a more advantageous matchup when they host the Eagles ( 3 1) Sunday, namely, whoever is matched up with Philadelphia’s third corner, rookie Brandon Boykin, a fourth-round pick out of Georgia.
“That’s the candy bar,” said Steelers Pro Bowl receiver Antonio Brown with a sly smile.
Snickers or Milky Way?
“Snickers,” he replied
Lame. But if I’m Boykins, I accept the challenge with: Hungry? Why wait? Actually, I demand that Boykins responds that way. Though I suspect it will be with something equally as weak.
via Eagles 24/7
We’ve been doing a lot of this fan reaction stuff today, but sometimes the stories, quite literally, write themselves.
Adam Aron (@SixersCEOAdam) fashioned himself a Twitter superstar this past season, using the social network to communicate with fans and tell everyone how valued their opinions were (!!!). Most of the feedback he received in his first season as Sixers CEO – the honeymoon season – was positive, or at least constructive. But not today, kids. Not today.
Here are just some (for real, I ran out of steam just dragging these into the stream) of the Tweets to Aron in response to the Sixers signing Kwame Brown to a two-year, $6 million deal, with a player option for the second year. Enjoy.