Lionel Messi Proves he is a Great Teammate

During Barcelona’s 8-0 rout of Córdoba on Saturday, Lionel Messi showed the world just how great of a teammate he really is.

In the second half, he cut in front of teammate Neymar Jr. and “stole” a goal from him. Neymar had a clear path to the ball, but Messi, being aggressive, went after it and scored.

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.GIF of the Week: Mark Teixeira and Ryan Hanigan Both get hit by the Same Pitch

The New York Yankees were in Boston this weekend playing a series against their rival Boston Red Sox.

During Friday night’s game, Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira was hit by a pitch on the hand. The ball ricocheted off his hand and hit Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan on his bare hand. Continue reading .GIF of the Week: Mark Teixeira and Ryan Hanigan Both get hit by the Same Pitch

The Numbers Never Lie: Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

Unless you live under a rock, you may have heard that Floyd “Money” Mayweather defeated Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision (116-112, 116-112, 118-110) in the highly-anticipated mega-fight on Saturday night.

Some fans are pretty upset that the judges scored the fight the way they did. Some say Floyd did nothing but run around the ring and “hug” his opponent. Others believe that Manny simply-out performed Mayweather. Let’s take a look at the fight just a bit closer.

Mayweather landed 148 out of 435 punches, while Pacquiao only landed 81 out of 429. That doesn’t sound quite right, does it? Pac couldn’t have gotten beaten that badly. He had to have had a bright spot, no?

Perhaps Manny’s only bright spot was that his power punch connection percentage (27%) was higher than his total punches connection percentage (19%). However, his jab percentage, a dismal 9%, was almost laughable.

Floyd Mayweather, who unified the WBC, WBA, and WBO Welterweight titles, had higher percentages and total numbers than Pacquiao did. “Money” landed almost 50% of his power punches. That is surprising, considering the fight lasted a whole 12 rounds.

I believe in the statistics. From the look of things, Manny didn’t lose because of some screwjob where the referee was highly in favor of Mayweather. He didn’t lose because the judges were paid off by The Money Team. He sure as hell didn’t lose because there’s a push to keep Floyd’s record perfect. He lost because Mayweather, the best fighter (as well as the most-hated fighter) in the world simply outfought him. I may not be a Mayweather fan, but the numbers never lie.

[Photo: Reuters]

For those of you who don’t know, Canadians are really good at hockey. Team Canada seemed to be on a mission today to prove it to the whole world.

Team Canada beat Team Germany today in the International Ice Hockey World Championship by a score of 10-0.

Honestly, though, should any of us even be surprised? The Canadians have dominated this sport for decades. The only thing I’m surprised at is that they didn’t win by more. I mean, who the hell even plays on Team Germany? I just looked up their roster, and I don’t recognize a single name. I’m only a casual hockey fan, but if I don’t recognize any of the names, that must mean they aren’t very good.

Canada’s rout of the Germans included goals from Sidney Crosby, Claude Giroux, Aaron Ekblad, Taylor Hall, Cody Eakin, Tyler Ennis, and Matt Duchene. It certainly looked like a fun day for the Canadian squad.

Team Canada is the favorite to win the whole tournament. With performances like today’s, that seems almost inevitable.

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Greg Hardy Tweets a Dumb Thing, is an Idiot

Greg Hardy of the Dallas Cowboys, who is suspended for the team’s first ten games this season due to domestic assault, is an idiot. We all know that. He assaulted his then-girlfriend, and that alone earns him the title of “idiot” (along with a few other choice words), but today he confirmed his idiocy in a big way.

Hardy was replying to a fan who was referring to the Carolina Panthers’ wide receiver tandem of Kelvin Benjamin and Devin Funchess as “The Twin Towers.” This is a common nickname given to a pair of teammate who are very tall, and is not a 9/11 reference in and of itself. Hardy’s reply was really dumb, and not funny at all.

Greg Hardy's dumb tweet. [Photo via Uproxx]
Greg Hardy’s dumb tweet. [Photo via Uproxx]
Greg Hardy is an idiot for tweeting this. He later apologized (of course), but I’m still not entirely sure what his apology tweet means, as it isn’t exactly perfect English.

C’mon, Greg. Learn how to use Twitter. Or better yet, learn how to use the English language.

9/11 jokes are never funny. Comedian Jeffry Ross was in hot water last month, after his joke aimed at Pete Davidson (whose father, a firefighter, died that day in the World Trade Center) during the Roast of Justin Bieber. It’s time to stop making jokes out of one of the worst days in American history. There are other things you can make fun of. Try a Greg Hardy joke instead, perhaps aimed at how much of an idiot he is.

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