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5 Great Colin Kaepernick Animated GIFs!

Filed under: Animated Gifs — by Mark on August 21, 2013

1.  Introducing… Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick

2.  Making It Look Easy

Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick runs one in against the Saints

3.  Making It Look Easy – Part II

Colin Kaepernick

Delanie Walker escorts Colin Kaepernick in for the score.

4.  He Was A Pretty Good Baseball Player At One Time Too, You Know

Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick throws out the first pitch at a San Francisco Giants game.

5.  Kaepernicking

Colin Kaepernick

Did you participate in the Kaepernicking craze?

 

 

Five Fun Facts About The Kansas City Chiefs

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on August 19, 2013

The Kansas City Chiefs came into exist as the Dallas Texans in 1960 as inaugural members of the American Football League. They relocated to Kansas City and became the Chiefs in 1963. Since then they have put out a great product, had some great players, and introduced the world to some great fans. Here are five fun facts about the Kansas City Chiefs.

The First One Recognized

The Chiefs got their start as a franchise in 1960 and would see the first person associated with the franchise inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1972. That person was the founder of both the franchise and the American Football League, Lamar Hunt. The first Chiefs player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame was linebacker Bobby Bell in 1983.

Two In 28 Years?

From 1967 to 1993, a span of 28 seasons, the Kansas City Chiefs only had two full time kickers. Jan Stenerud came to the team in 1967 and between then and 1979 made 279 field goals for the team. Nick Lower started kicking for the Chiefs the next year in 1980 and by the time he left following the 1993 season he had made 329 field goals for the team.

Only One

Safety Deron Cherry played his entire NFL career with the Kansas City Chiefs from 1981 to 1991. He had 50 interceptions but returned just one for a touchdown. That came when he picked off David Woodley in a loss to Pittsburgh in 1985. He also recovered 14 fumbles during his career and returned two of those for touchdowns.

The Most Of His Career

Tony Gonzalez had a great career as a tight end with the Chiefs before moving on to continue it with the Falcons. While wearing a Kansas City uniform, the most yards Tony Gonzalez would ever have in one game was the 147 he put up on 11 catches in a loss to the Patriots in 2000. It was Elvis Grbac throwing to him at that time as quarterback of the Chiefs.

A Slow Start For Runners

In their first five decades of play, the 1960s through the 2000s (2000-2009), the Chiefs had 13 1,000 yard rushing performances by nine different players. They had two in the 1960s (Abner Haynes and Mike Garrett), one in the 1970s (Tony Reed), two in the 1980s (Joe Delaney and Christian Okoye), two in the 1990s (Barry Word and Christian Okoye), and six in the 2000s (Priest Holmes, Larry Johnson, and Jamaal Charles).

10 Great Seattle Seahawks Animated GIFs!

Filed under: Animated Gifs — by Mark on August 14, 2013

1.  Good job, my man!

Russell Wilson and Pete Carroll

This is just the beginning.

2.  Lofa Tatupu for the score!

Lofa Tatupu

Lofa Tatupu!

3.  That Guy Could Catch ANYTHING!

Steve Largent

Largent hauls ’em in

4.  Seattle’s Original Gunslinger

Jim Zorn

Jim Zorn let’s one rip

5.  What A Grab!

Seahawks!

1977: Steve Myer to David Sims to Steve Largent!

6.  I’ll Take This One In Myself!

Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson runs one in.

7.  Strike A Pose!

Pete Carroll

Pete Carroll gets into it

8.  …and Another One!

Shaun Alexander

Shaun Alexander scores yet another touchdown.

9.  Oh, What Moves He Had!

Curt Warner

Curt Warner making it look easy.

10.  The End Of An Era

The Kingdome

Thar she blows!

 

 

Five Fun Facts About Basketball’s Pat Riley

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on August 12, 2013

Pat Riley has really left his mark on the NBA. He came out of the University of Kentucky and put together a nine year NBA career as a player. He moved right into coaching, first as an assistant with and then as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. He would later serve as the head coach of the New York Knicks as well as the Miami Heat. He has also been a front office force in Miami too. Here are five fun facts about Pat Riley.

Four Team Career

Pat Riley got his start in the NBA playing for the San Diego Rockets in their first season in 1967-68. After three seasons there, and just one season before the team relocated to Houston, he would move on to a new team. On May 11, 1970, the expansion Portland Trail Blazers selected Pat Riley from the Rockets in the 1970 NBA Expansion Draft. Five months later, before ever stepping on the court for Portland, Riley’s contract would be sold to the Los Angeles Lakers. After four seasons in L.A., Riley would be traded to the Phoenix Suns before the 1975-76 season. After that one year there he would call it a career and move into the broadcast booth with the Lakers.

Are You Ready For Some Football?

The Dallas Cowboys drafted Pat Riley as a wide receiver in the 11th round of the 1967 NFL Draft though he never gave a lot of thought to attempting a football career.

A Lot Of First Place Finishes

In 24 seasons as an NBA head coach including nine with the Lakers, four with the Knicks, and 11 with the Heat, Pat Riley’s teams finished in first place in their division 17 times.

The Last Games

Pat Riley’s last game as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers was a 106-103 loss to the Phoenix Suns in the 1990 NBA Playoffs. His last game as head coach of the New York Knicks was a 97-95 loss to the Indiana Pacers in the 1995 NBA Playoffs. Riley’s last game as head coach of the Miami Heat was a 113-99 win over the Atlanta Hawks in the final game of the 2007-08 regular season.

Sega!

1990 saw Sega come out with a video game meant for their Sega Genesis player called Pat Riley Basketball. Riley was the head coach of the Lakers at the time and a photo of him on the sidelines was used on the game cover. The 1990 version was the only edition of the game ever made.

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