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Lance Easley once was a replacement ref. It was Easley who infamously signaled touchdown in the “Fail Mary” game between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks, ruling a touchdown catch for Golden Tate on a play that clearly was an interception by M.D. Jennings. The Packers were robbed in the 14-12 Week 3 loss on “Monday Night Football.”
He became a symbol for the failures of a group of substitutes, as well as the ending to lingering labor battle. The real officials returned six days later.
Easley quickly slid back into anonymity after a week or so, but he’ll return to the public eye on July 7 in Seattle, when he serves as an umpire in a celebrity softball game hosted by Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman.
“Remember the Ref who called TD during the Green Bay Game Monday Night??? His name is Lance Easley and he is going to Umpire for us July 7th! Don’t be surprised if a few flags are thrown,” Sherman wrote.
Umpires don’t throw flags in softball, but maybe Easley doesn’t know that.
The IRS has never been particularly popular among taxpayers — from pro athletes with multimillion dollar contracts, to armchair quarterbacks who make significantly less. But since the IRS has been taking aim at Tea Party groups, Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Evan Mathis decided to take aim at the IRS
Jarron Collins, brother of “out” basketball player Jason Collins, received a T-shirt gift on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Thursday that reads, “I’m the straight one.”
“It’ll save me a lot of time,” Jarron cracked in a guest appearance with Jason.
Jarron apparently wore the shirt on the streets afterward and posed with at least a few passers-by.
This is Texas Rangers infielder Ian Kinsler. He has no idea how to slide, even Ron Washington had to chuckle.
If you found out your employer had accidentally given you an extra $500,000, and that it was well within your rights to keep the money, would you give it back? Well that’s exactly what San Francisco Giants reliever Jeremy Affeldt did.
Affeldt was set to earn $4 million in 2010 under an existing contract with the Giants when they negotiated a two-year, $10 million extension. When the 2010 amount was rewritten into the new contract, someone made a clerical error and typed $4.5 million instead. The Giants and Affeldt signed it without recognizing the mistake.
Affeldt got three opinions saying the contract was ironclad and he could keep the extra $500,000, from the Players Association, agent Michael Moye and even Giants assistant general manager Bobby Evans….
“I talked to Bobby the next day and said, ‘I can’t take that money,’ ” Affeldt said. ” ‘I won’t sleep well at night knowing I took that money because every time I open my paycheck I’ll know it’s not right.’”
Affeldt thinks his honesty helped make negotiations smoother last winter when he and the team agreed to a 3-year, $18 million contract.
Cake Art here in San Antonio created this for one lucky Texas Tech Red Raider fan.
Johnny Manziel’s dream offseason continued this weekend. The Texas A&M quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner tweeted that he was at Pebble Beach playing golf with his family.
Manziel has not been shy about sharing all the amazing things he has done. He tweets pictures when he’s at big-time NBA or MLB games, and he’s gone on vacations to Mexico, New Orleans, and Toronto in recent months. The lavish lifestyle has led to many people questioning how he is able to afford all the luxuries despite being a college student. Others
have wondered how he even has time to be a student with all the fun things he seems to be doing.
Manziel responded to some of the criticism he heard over Twitter after tweeting about his golfing exploits:
“RT seems like your putting a lot of work into football these days douchebag” here working with my QB coach AND golfing”
“Okay now that everybody ripped me for playing some golf with the family..how’s everyone’s day going? Done with finals and enjoying summer?”