As part of his ongoing worldwide promotional tour for the highly-anticipated upcoming release of Anchorman 2, Will Ferrell – as his alter-ego and super-anchor Ron Burgundy (along with David Koechner as Champ Kind) – will be hosting a special edition of SportsCenter on ESPN this Thursday at 6pm ET.
In advance of this momentous event, ESPN has released this teaser video of Burgundy interviewing Broncos QB Peyton Manning, in which he discusses mustache’s, horses, and audibles … much to the delight of Manning, and fans of Anchorman everywhere:
From the archives comes this incredible video of Green Bay Packers Brett Favre, Don Beebe and Frank Winters going Trick-or-Treating at head coach Mike Homgren’s house.
Armed with a troop of children, and wearing masks so the ol’ ball coach couldn’t tell who they were, Favre (wearing Beebe’s #82 jersey), Beebe (wearing Favre’s #4) and Winters (dressed as Jason) are sadly turned away because the Holmgrens had already given out all the candy they had … which is normally grounds for a proper egging and TP decoration.
It gets pretty awkward when Holmgren nearly shuts the door on the children, only to be let off the hook when he finds out who is behind the masks of the adults on his porch. Holmgren then promises the kids – who at this point will accept money in lieu of candy – to bring candy into work the next day to give to their dads to bring home. And everyone enjoys a big laugh.
Ahh, the innocence of the mid-90s.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN, FOLKS!
It’s simple: babies dressed up as overgrown children = comedy GOLD.
As proof, we give you Baby Andy Reid and Baby Bill Belichick, early winners of this year’s favorite Halloween costumes:
Your move, baby Tom Coughlin …
This one comes to us from GIF-maker extraordinaire LSUFreek, who turned an already-awesome GIF of Andy Reid running into the locker room and celebrating his undefeated Chiefs’ win over the Texans on Sunday into an instant classic.
By simply adding a brick wall and an “OH YEAH” to the action, Reid is transformed from a run-of-the-mill jovial lug to the living, breathing embodiment of the Kool-Aid Man.
It’s almost too perfect:
For those of you too young to get the reference, video of a classic Kool Aid commercial from the 70′s after the jump.
This photo has been making the rounds this week, after being unearthed by Doug Kyed at NESN, and we’d be remiss if we didn’t share it with our readers.
To absolutely no one’s surprise (but everyone’s delight), it turns out that New Orleans Saints Defensive Coordinator Rob Ryan used to rock the goatee and mullet, and was the spitting image of Kenny Powers, the beloved anti-hero of HBO’s “Eastbound and Down”.
Check out this old photo of Ryan from his days as a linebacker coach with the Patriots:
For comparison, here’s Powers:
Uncanny, isn’t it?
We’re checking in with our old pal Carl from Aqua Teen Hunger Force for the first time this season, and things aren’t looking so great for the Zubaz-wearing prognosticator and his New York Football Giants, who have stumbled out of the gate with an ugly 0-4 start.
In fact, it’s gotten so bad that Carl finds himself under court-mandated psychological watch, and ingesting a steady diet of colorful pills … which seem to have softened his edge just a bit as he looks ahead to Sunday’s Giants-Eagles clash:
Once again, if Carl picks you (drug-addled or not), it’s pretty much the kiss of death … so it looks like the G-Men are going to fall to 0-5 this weekend.
One of the more interesting stories in the NFL last week was that undercover Seattle cops were planning on dressing in visitors’ team gear at Sundays’ Seahawks-49ers game, in an attempt to identify and remove unruly fans.
Well, one Seahawks fan saw right through their attempt at entrapment, and called out the most obvious narc in the building:
Back to the drawing board, SPD.
As if we needed any more reason to tune in for this weekend’s 49ers-Seahawks game, the two young gun QBs taking the stage have upped the stakes even further: Seattle’s Russell Wilson and SF’s Colin Kaepernick have made a wager that whoever loses on Sunday has to shave off one of his eyebrows.
The bet took place during a commercial for Madden 25, and it’s all on video, with both quarterbacks shaking on it … which I’m pretty sure means it can be upheld in a court of law.
Kaepernick: “Big game on Sunday.”
Wilson: “Yup. You know what we should do? Whoever loses has to shave an eyebrow.”
Kaepernick: “Alright. Hope you don’t like your eyebrow.”
VIDEO AFTER THE JUMP
In December 2009, New York Jets football coach Rex Ryan submitted a movie treatment, “Coach vs. Aliens: First & Death” to Universal Studios, which was rejected. Now, for the first time, is a copy of that treatment.
Coach vs. Aliens: First & Death
By Rex Ryan
The scene is the Philadelphia Eagles’ locker room, in the past. Coach Friendly Ryan is giving a speech to the players before a game with the NY Football Giants. A struggle breaks out between the offense and defensive players. Suddenly a meteor flies through the ceiling and lands in the middle of the room. It looks just like a football, but it is glowing green. Everyone backs off. Behind the players a handsome and skinny 26 y/o man (LEX) walks up to the object and touches it, and is blown backward, landing into Randall Cunningham’s lap. His eyes are wide for a moment, and we see what he sees: a fleet of alien ships readying themselves in deep space, then a close up of an oval-shaped alien head with large teeth that says, “Earrrrrtttth” and then Lex’s eyes close as medical professionals are called into the room.
Twenty years have passed. Lex is now the head coach of the NY Jets. He has spent his adult life working in the National Football League as a defensive coordinator. However, what most people don’t know is that during the offseason he has spent his time traveling the globe, training his mind and body to be ready for an alien invasion. He is sitting in his office talking to a player who is about to be cut. The player (MATT SANCHIZE) has all the physical tools to be an NFL player, but Lex has other plans for him.
Lex tells the player that he has a choice: he can play quarterback for the Jets and be a sure-thing first ballot hall of fame player, or he can fool the press, be cut, and join Lex as a soldier in his war against the aliens. The quarterback, who considers Lex to be a father figure, chooses to work with him to stop the alien Threat. He says, “I will follow you anywhere.” Lex smiles, shakes his hand, and says, “Let’s go eat a goddamn snack.” (I think this will be the tag line on the poster.)
As we kick off the 2013 NFL season tonight, we are graced with this incredible set of NFL team sigils, in the style of the house sigils from Game of Thrones. For those of you who are geeks for both the NFL and GOT (like us), this is pure nirvana.
Created by internet hero DJroomba, aka Tim Proby, the complete gallery of all 32 teams (even the Jets) can be found here, and includes several variations for each club. We’ve posted some of our favorites below, and saved the best for last in the Patriots and Browns. Enjoy your new desktop wallpapers!
MORE NFL TEAM SIGILS AFTER THE JUMP