Afternoon Video Round-Up: NFL Squirrel Steals The Show
Not all weeks in the NFL were created equal. Some are more entertaining than others, and this Sunday proved to be one of those entertaining afternoons worthy of many, many GIFs. So why not let the pictures tell the story of the afternoon?
We start with this delightful melt of Cam Newton giving his touchdown balls to kids in the stands after each of his FIVE touchdowns in the Panthers 44-16 walloping of the Washington Redskins.
Hopefully all the disgruntled housewives with displaced anger toward endzone celebrations will relax a little after seeing the pure joy on all these kids faces.
Just a little later on we were introduced to a new GIF and Vine superstar when a lively little squirrel decided to crash the Vikings and Packers game in Minnesota, causing a delay in the game whileofficials made some hilariously uncoordinated and futile attempts to corral him.
Either that squirrel gives zero fucks about football, or he figured the Packers needed help with their running game. Turns out that even after that they had subdued the tiny distractor, he managed to reappear.
NFL squirrel wasn't the only adorable animal of the day, though. Check out this adorable little Seahawks fan that just wants to find a nice home.
Stop it right now with the cuteness, Earl. I want to fly to Seattle right now and take him home. I would suggest that maybe someone like Marshawn Lynch could adopt Early, but apparently BeastMode hasn't exactly mastered the art of tender interaction with others.
Here's the Seahawks running back trying to congratulate (??) teammate and fellow RB Thomas Rawls after a great play.
It looks like he's one of that Vincent D'Onofrio Men In Black alien that takes over a human's body but can't figure out how to make his movements look natural.
It turned out that it was other teammate Doug Baldwin who really needed a pat on the head after he was absolutely destroyed by 49ers safety Eric Reid, who hit him like a freight train and sent him sailing out of bounds before he could reach the end zone.
I'm pretty sure that Reid was traveling at about 72 MPH going into that hit.
Unfortunately the 49ers the three defenders tasked with keeping Tyler Lockett out of the end zone were unable to do their job as effectively. Lockett sliced through them like a hot knife through fro-yo.
So yeah, the 49ers might be on their way to being blown out by the Seahawks but at least they aren't Antonio Gates' teammates.
Here's what Mr. Gates had to say to his teammate and quarterback Philip Rivers in a heated sideline conversation during their home game against the Chiefs on Sunday.
It doesn't take an expert lip-reader to see that Gates is clearly yelling "Imma beat yo ass" directly at Rivers. Speculation is while the Chargers offense stalled out, Gates was not targeted by Rivers once in the first half. The two men have been teammates in San Diego since 2004 and probably stopped mincing words with each other a long time ago. Still, considering just how douchey Philip Rivers can act in a game, it's easy to figure that Gates had a legimitate gripe.
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