Russell Wilson Selected By Texas Rangers in the Rule 5 Draft

So, this just happened…

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The Rangers selected Wilson, who has made a fine career for himself in the National Football League, during the minor league portion of the draft, and, as a result, didn’t lose anyone from their roster. For selecting the quarterback, though, the Rangers will be charged the $12,000 fee that goes along with making the pick.

Wilson, who was a two-sport athlete at NC State (baseball and football), was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the fourth round of the 2010 draft, and played in their farm system from 2010-11. He hit .229/.354/.356 with five home runs, 19 stolen bases, and 118 strikeouts in 93 Class A games as a second baseman, but his baseball career came to an end when he was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in 2012.

Wilson played in the Colorado Rockies farm system from 2010-11 (photo credit: ESPN)

Wilson played in the Colorado Rockies farm system from 2010-11 (photo credit: ESPN)

“We scouted him in high school and in college at N.C. State,” Rangers assistant general manager A.J. Preller told local media. “Obviously, he’s got bigger things going on, but we liked the player and the makeup and if he ever wants to get back to baseball, we’d like to give him the chance.”

What the Rangers may actually be hoping for from Wilson, though, is that he makes a trip to the Rangers’ spring training camp to deliver a motivational speech to the team’s young players. “Everything you see and read about him, we think he’d have a positive message for all our guys,” Preller said. “The make up and the way he goes about his business, to have him part of the organization is something we really like.”

At the very least, the Rangers earned themselves some time in the spotlight during the dull winter months.

NFL Fantasy Football Preview: Week 15

This show is getting sadder by the week. Only one of us remains in the winner’s bracket in our league, and the bitterness is really starting to rear its ugly head. Join us anyway as we dive deep into the dumpster that is the waiver wire, and talk a whole lot of shit on our own rosters that have let us down this year.

NFL Week 15 Picks

Three weeks left in the season and the Philadelphia Eagles are in sole possession of first place in the NFC East—and the Dallas Cowboys look like a complete mess. Welcome to Week 15 everyone! Last week, I continued to be dominant on Thursday nights (15-1 on the season) and went 12-4 for the week, lifting the overall total to 133-74. That puts me behind only Chris Carter (134) and KC Joyner (139) over at ESPN.

Oh, and the Jacksonville Jaguars CONTINUE to remain “in the hunt” for a playoff spot.

Let’s pick some games.

San Diego Chargers @ Denver Broncos, Thursday, 8:25pm

Comment of the week goes to Peyton Manning who told reporters who were still trying to pursue the cold-weather-struggles story that they could “shove it where the sun don’t shine.” If the Broncos third 50-point performance of the season wasn’t enough, this week he’ll have the opportunity to go for back-to-back 50-point games against a defense that gives up the fifth most passing yards per game (266.7), and only ranks 28th overall. The only potential problem here is that Denver’s defense has been just as bad this season, giving up the fourth most passing yards (274.3) and is only ranked 25th overall. Expect a shootout, but, contrary to the popular perspective here, I’m a fan of Manning in the cold weather, and at home. Broncos win 45-33

Philadelphia Eagles @ Minnesota Vikings, 1pm

I hate this game for a couple of reasons. 1) The Vikings’ 3-9-1 record can be deceiving. For one, those three wins all came at home and against some interesting—though not completely scary—opponents (Pittsburgh, Washington, Chicago), and over their last three games they’ve played some tough games (Green Bay sans-Rodgers, Chicago, and Baltimore), and were in every single one of them—they went 1-1-1 in that stretch, including that B’more game with the ridiculous ending last week. 2) There’s even a slight chance that Adrian Peterson might be able to give it a go, and, despite the way this defense has played over the last month and a half, he scares me. 3) Cordarrelle Patterson. 4) The Tuesday night game is still fresh in my head for some reason. All that aside, this is a team that, with their firepower on offense, the Eagles should be able to handle. Going with my head, heart, and gut on this one. Eagles win 34-17

Washington Redskins @ Atlanta Falcons, 1pm

Both teams suck. RG3-10 might be benched, which could offer a bit of a spark for a team that has 53 men all playing for their jobs moving forward at this point. On the other side, Atlanta has been by and large one of the biggest disappointments this year (topped only by Houston), but they’ll get to face a defense that is equally as bad as they are against the pass—Washington ranks 31st in opposing QB passer rating (101.2) to Atlanta’s 32nd (104.3). No matter what QB gets the start for DC, I just like Atlanta at home in this week’s Toilet Bowl game. Falcons win 20-13

Chicago Bears @ Cleveland Browns, 1pm

As impressive as the Bears looked last week, scoring on every single drive with the exception of their last one when they kneeled the ball, it has to be said that it was against a Dallas defense that has been well below-average this season. This week they’ll travel to Cleveland to take on a Browns team that has been extremely impressive on the defensive side of the ball, giving up just over 320 yards a game, 7th overall (the same can’t be said about the offense, obviously). Don’t look over the fact that it was basically a questionable pass interference call that did them in agains the 10-3 Patriots on the road a week ago. Their defense could easily keep them in this one perhaps even win it. Let’s gamble. Browns win 27-24

Houston Texans @ Indianapolis Colts, 1pm

This one should help Andrew Luck and the Colts get back on track. Oh, and did anyone notice that at 8-5 and after a loss this week, the Colts managed to lock up the AFC South? Congrats? Colts win 21-10

New England Patriots @ Miami Dolphins, 1pm

At 7-6, Miami remains outside of the AFC Wild Card race as a result of a tie breaker with the Baltimore Ravens. They’ve managed to pull themselves back into the conversation, however, thanks to a 5-2 record over their last seven. The Pats have home field advantage throughout in their sights, which could be huge if a rematch against Peyton is in the cards. I’ll take that, and New England’s seven-game winning streak over the Dolphins. Besides, it seems like the Pats have the NFL in their pockets the way their last few have gone. They might not lose again the rest of the way. Pats win 30-21

Seattle Seahawks @ New York Giants, 1pm

I don’t like the idea of Seattle traveling cross country—some of their closest games, that still resulted in wins came out East against the likes of Tampa Bay, Carolina (before people knew they were legit), and Tennessee. Still, I also don’t like the idea of them dropping two in a row. The Giants’ hopes of a playoff berth are fading quickly, and Eli hasn’t been able to shake the turnover bug all season long. None of those things bode well against a defense that ranks 3rd in interceptions (17). Seahawks win 28-24

San Francisco 49ers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1pm

The Tampa Bay story has been an awesome one, but at this point in the season, certain teams are fighting for their playoff lives, and that outweighs whatever it is the Bucs are playing for. 49ers win 30-14

Buffalo Bills @ Jacksonvilles Jaguars, 1pm

I’m sorry, but I’m riding that Jags train. They own the longest winning streak in the AFC (3 games) and STILL have a chance at making the playoffs. Keep it going, Gus! Jags win 24-23

Kansas City Chiefs @ Oakland Raiders, 4:05pm

It’s a hell of an end to the season for the Oakland Raiders, having to take on all three of their AFC West foes—all of whom have their sights set on the playoffs. It starts this week with a home game against the Chiefs who were able to snap their three-game skid with a road win against the hapless Skins. Oakland has been a team that has shown fight this year—beating the Steelers at home, holding their own against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving—but they’ve also shown how easily they can fold—the 7TD game they gave up to Foles, and a loss to the Jets, yes, those Jets. A loss in their last three shows zero improvement over last years 4-12 record. Chiefs win 23-14

New York Jets @ Carolina Panthers, 4:05pm

Sorry, but there’s no way that Geno Smith gets out of this game, against a PO’d Panthers D coming off of a humbling loss, with his life let alone a W. Panthers win 30-13

Green Bay Packers @ Dallas Cowboys, 4:25pm

With the news that Aaron Rodgers is unlikely to play on Sunday, this one gets a bit more difficult to pick. My heart wants the Packers to pull this one out so the Eagles have the opportunity to go up 2 games on Dallas with two weeks remaining. My head tells me that they’ll still have a shot, because Dallas’s defense has been exceptionally horrendous over the last six games (32.2 pts and 465.3 yds/g), but that Matt Flynn will struggle to keep pace with Tony Romo. I’m gonna chalk it up to this: Momentum—something I’ve openly said I’m not a huge believer in. The Dallas D gave up points in every single Bears’ offensive possession last week, and Matt Flynn showed his ability to orchestrate a 4th quarter comeback and game-winning drive. (Hey, I gotta make up games somewhere here.) Packers win 27-26

Arizona Cardinals @ Tennessee Titans, 4:25pm

Same deal as with the Niners and Bucs game above. One team still has a fleeting hope of making the postseason. The other is on the outside looking in. It’d be a huge win, mentally, for the Titans, but the Cards have too much on the line to let this one fall through their fingers, especially if the ageless wonder—John Abraham, who was awarded NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors—has something to say about it. Cards win 28-21

New Orleans Saints @ St. Louis Rams, 4:25pm

Psshhhh. Who dat? Saints win 42-17

Cincinnati Bengals @ Pittsburgh Steelers, 8:25pm

The Steelers were a pinky toe away from an absolutely INCREDIBLE finish against the Miami Dolphins last week. Instead, they’re playoff hopes are quickly fading. Cincy, on the flip side, appears to be surging on the strength of their defense and two 40-point outbursts in the last three weeks. Interesting historical head-to-head stat though: Pittsburgh hasn’t lost more than two in a row to the Bengals in over 20 years (they dropped six straight from 1988-90), and they’ve only lost at home to Cincy twice in the last 7 years. I’ll take those odds. Steelers win 23-21

Baltimore Ravens @ Detroit Lions, Monday, 8:30pm

Both of these teams are probably overjoyed to be playing in the cozy confines of a dome after some rough weather last week, which saw the Lions prolific offense only manage to put up 6 points, while the Ravens struggled all day and then exploded for three touchdowns in the final two minutes (one of those came of special teams). Struggling late in games has been a theme all season long for both of these squads though—the Ravens have had 10 of their 13 contests have been decided by one possession (they’re 5-5 in those games), while the Lions have dropped three of their last four, but held leads in the fourth quarter in those three losses. These teams could easily be wrapping up their divisions or be comfortably in the playoff picture by now. Instead, they’re both fighting for their playoff lives, which makes this Monday night game a fantastic one to say the least. For me, this one’s going to come down to who can be more successful at creating the Big Play, and, conversely, not giving up the Big Play. To the latter point, both teams struggle at stopping the homerun ball—Baltimore and Detroit rank 32nd and 31st respectively at 40+ yard plays allowed (16 and 14). Meanwhile, Detroit (10) trails Baltimore (13) in 40+ yard plays. I guess that makes it a coin flip, but I think I like Megatron in a dome more than Jacoby Jones—plus Reggie Bush should be back for this one. Lions win 35-30


Andrew McCutchen Just Proposed to His Girlfriend On the Ellen Show

The NL MVP just took his game to another level.

Where Are They Now: The Heisman Trophy

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For the past year, the Washington Post‘s Kent Babb has been on an incredible mission: To track down all 78 Heisman trophies that have been awarded to college football’s top performer each year and learn the story behind every single one.

The result is an incredible piece of work that was published today, ahead of the 2013 ceremony that will take place this Saturday in New York City.

Hockey’s ultimate prize, Stanley Cup spends time on yachts, in swimming pools, and serving as a bowl for cereal or other foods and beverages, but has to be returned and reissued each year to the new champion. The Heisman trophy, on the other hand, is just as storied, but it’s the winner’s to keep. As awesome a read as Babb’s article is, the accompanying online component—the actual Heisman by Heisman tracker—is equally as fascinating.

Here are some of the standouts from the 78 trophies, forged at a shop in Del City, Oklahoma and introduced to the spotlight on a stage in New York (blurbs from Babb’s article):

Johnny Manziel, 2012, Texas A&M

Manziel, the first freshman to win college football’s top individual award, traveled often and engaged in frequent adventures during his first offseason as a Heisman winner. As for the trophy itself, it leads a far more peaceful existence, Texas A&M associate athletic director Alan Cannon says. The trophy is on display at Manziel’s grandparents’ home in Tyler, Tex.

Tim Tebow, 2007, Florida

Tebow said his trophy is at his parents’ home in Jacksonville, behind family pictures and photographs from his sister’s wedding — symbolizing, he says, that individual achievements are less important, no matter their significance, than family milestones.

Reggie Bush, 2005, USC

In 2010, Bush agreed to forfeit his Heisman Trophy after details emerged that Bush received improper benefits. USC returned its copy soon after the Heisman Trust sent a custom shipping container to Heritage Hall. Bush, though, took his time, not returning his trophy until late 2011 or early 2012, Heisman coordinator Tim Henning said. The Trust no longer acknowledges Bush as a Heisman winner and is secretive about the trophy’s location. Henning said the trophy has neither been destroyed nor reissued—rather, it’s in a storage unit in the New York City area, alongside portraits and valuables the Trust no longer had room for.

Jason White, 2003, Oklahoma

Years after his trophy was buried under clothes in a closet during his last year at Oklahoma, White’s Heisman now has renewed meaning. Not only does he display the trophy that made him a Sooners legend, White’s Heisman also has a different kind of sentimental value. He said his daughter, Tinley, once steadied herself on the large trophy, standing on her own for the first time.

Danny Wuerffel, 1996, Florida

After Hurricane Katrina badly damaged Wuerffel’s Louisiana home, ruining his furniture and destroying most of his belongings, he says, the only furnishings in his new home were a desk, a chair and the 1996 Heisman — which had been at his parents’ home, away from the storm. He now keeps it on a shelf at his home outside of Atlanta.

Eddie George, 1995, Ohio State

On his way home from the Heisman ceremony, a determined LaGuardia airport security officer stuffed the trophy through the scanner, breaking off one of its fingers. George returned the trophy to the Heisman Trust (which still has the damaged trophy in a storage unit in New York), which sent him a replacement — which rarely leaves George’s home in Nashville.

Ty Detmer, 1990, BYU

Detmer said his Heisman is at his home outside of Austin, where he is now the football coach at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School.

Tim Brown, 1987, Notre Dame

When Brown met with an architect to design his home in DeSoto, Tex., near Dallas, he wanted his Heisman Trophy to be a focal point. So together, they drew up a showcase near the front entrance; past the doorway on the right would be a lighted space for the 1987 Heisman. Then again, most times the showcase is empty. Usually, Brown said, his trophy is in a cabinet at his mother’s house in nearby Duncanville. If Brown hosts friends or important visitors, he retrieves it and adds it to the showcase, but for most of the past 15 years, that custom-designed Heisman alcove has contained no Heisman.

George Rogers, 1980, USC

Rogers’s Heisman has been dropped, scratched, chipped and bent. Before South Carolina games, Rogers stands outside Williams-Brice Stadium, posing for dozens of pictures and allowing anyone with a $5 donation—intoxicated or not—to hold his Heisman. “They always seem to think they can handle it,” he says now. The donations, he said, go to his foundation, which helps first-generation college students pay for school. Shortly before kickoff, Rogers loads his trophy into a large case, lifts it into his SUV, and after the game, returns it to his home in nearby Irmo, where it sits on a shelf near the fireplace.

Charles White, 1979, USC

In 2000, according to reports, White auctioned his Heisman for $184,000 to settle tax debts. The trophy was later resold, reportedly to actor Charlie Sheen, and then to an Arkansas memorabilia collector named John Rogers. Along with several Southern California alumni, Rogers offered to return White’s Heisman if he could make his money back. But learning that White had sold the trophy, Rogers said, the alumni lost interest. Rogers, who admits the effort to return the Heisman was as much a publicity stunt as anything, instead sold the trophy to a buyer who insisted he sign a non-disclosure agreement.

Archie Griffin, 1975, Ohio St.

The ’74 Heisman was Griffin’s first, but the ’75 trophy is his favorite, he said, because no other winner won a second Heisman. Every few years, he sends his trophies to be refinished, where the bronze is polished and the base and nameplate are detailed. “It’s like a good pair of shoes,” Griffin says. “You want to keep them shined and looking good.” Griffin’s second Heisman Trophy is on display at the Ohio State student union, he said. The ’74 trophy, which he occasionally travels with, is on display at the Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill in Columbus.

Johnny Rodgers, 1972, Nebraska

Rodgers and his Heisman travel so often together that he designed a case for the trophy, protecting its most fragile parts and allowing him to carry it on — never with the checked bags—on commercial flights. Other winners noticed, and Rodgers has since presented cases to other members of the Heisman fraternity. When the 1972 Heisman isn’t traveling to South Africa, Canada or points in between, Rodgers keeps it in the case—ready to go at a moment’s notice—at his home in Omaha.

O.J. Simpson, 1968, USC

In 1999, a man named Tom Kriessman, the owner of a small steel company, bid $255,500 for O.J. Simpson’s 1968 Heisman Trophy, which was being auctioned to settle civil-suit debts following the deaths five years earlier of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. Kriessman admits now that he made the winning bid to try to impress his then-girlfriend. “It sort of snowballed,” he said. Fourteen years later, Kriessman said he has matured past such impulse and showmanship; he now keeps the Heisman in a safety deposit box at a bank in Philadelphia. It’s not only far out of view; he says many of his closest friends have no idea he owns one of the most infamous trophies in American sports history.

Gary Beban, 1967, UCLA

Although Beban keeps his original trophy in the study of his Northbrook, Ill., home, alongside several other trophies and business materials, years ago he requested that the Heisman Trust have a duplicate cast and sent to Kennedy Middle School in Redwood City, Calif., where Beban once attended. The school has a Wall of Fame, and the duplicate copy of Beban’s Heisman is the display’s centerpiece.

Steve Spurrier, 1966, Florida

When Spurrier won the 1966 Heisman, he donated it to the University of Florida. Although the story goes that Spurrier left the trophy in Gainesville as a show of thanks to the program that made him a legend, in truth, the notoriously honest Spurrier said, he just didn’t want to lug the heavy trophy from stop to stop during his NFL career. Decades later, the national-title-winning coach keeps his Heisman in his office in the Floyd Football Building, an annex at the University of South Carolina’s Williams-Brice Stadium.

John Huarte, 1964, Notre Dame

Huarte’s wife, Eileen, said they decided years ago that they didn’t want the Heisman Trophy in their home, so they loaned it to Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Calif., where Huarte is an alumnus. Eileen Huarte said her husband hoped it might inspire other children to chase their dreams.

Ernie Davis, 1961, Syracuse

After Davis’s death at age 23 following a fight with leukemia, his mother donated his Heisman Trophy — historic as the first awarded to an African American — to Syracuse. Although it was stolen and then returned in 1976, assistant athletic director Sue Edson said it’s now on display at the Carrier Dome, where the Orange plays football and basketball.

Paul Hornung, 1956, Notre Dame

Hornung said he sold his Heisman years ago, adding that he uses the money to put two students through Notre Dame each year. After all, he says, the trophy had been just sitting in his garage for most of the its lifetime. The buyer of Hornung’s trophy also bought Larry Kelley’s 1936 Heisman, and they’re both on display at The Stadium, a roadside restaurant and sports museum in Garrison, N.Y.

Howard Cassady, 1955, Ohio St.

Cassady’s wife, Barbara, said the 1955 Heisman Trophy is at their home on Davis Islands, Fla., often under close watch. In the early 1980s, the trophy was stolen along with several other awards. Apparently unaware of the Heisman’s value, the burglar was melting down the gold and silver in Cassady’s other trophies, and had tossed the Heisman in a garbage can. A sanitation worker noticed a bronze arm sticking out the bin and alerted authorities, Barbara said. Despite minor damage, the trophy was returned to Cassady, and as a result, it now spends part of its time in a safe.

Johnny Lattner, 1953, Notre Dame

The most mobile Heisman, Lattner loans his trophy—the second one he was issued after his original was destroyed in a fire—to raise money for charities. Although its permanent residence is the Oak Park, Ill., home of Lattner’s daughter (a short walk from the winner’s Melrose Park home), his Heisman is just as likely to be on temporary display in a bar, restaurant or school, or whomever is willing to bid the highest to live for a few days or weeks like a Heisman winner.

Doak Walker, 1948, SMU

The 1948 Heisman has spent its years on the move, first in a Denver sports bar, then at a ski shop in Steamboat Springs, hidden among the sweaters. Customers often suggested the trophy was a fake, and Walker—who worked at the shop part-time—jokingly told the unsuspecting customers that Walker occasionally visited the shop, never letting on that he was the former SMU legend. The Heisman later wound up on the mantel, behind skiing trophies, in the shop owner’s home. After Walker’s death, it moved to a nearby library. It has since returned to Dallas, and, according to Walker’s daughter, Laurie, is now on display at the Old Red Courthouse Museum near Dealey Plaza.

Frank Sinkwich, 1942, Georgia

Decades ago, Sinkwich donated his Heisman Trophy to the University of Georgia, a move senior associate athletic director Claude Felton says led in part to the Heisman Trust issuing two trophies: one to the winner and another to his school. After Georgia received its copy, Sinkwich retook possession of his original. The winner’s grandson, Frank Sinkwich III, says the family maintains possession of his late grandfather’s Heisman, in Athens, Ga.

Larry Kelley, 1936, Yale

In 2000, Kelley removed his Heisman Trophy from its longtime perch on his mantel, turning it over to its new owner after selling it for $328,100. Kelley said at the time that he planned to divide the proceeds among his 18 nieces and nephews. Four months later, Kelley committed suicide. In the years since, according to a 2009 story in the Newark Star-Ledger, Kelley’s widow, Mary Ruth, has decorated the mantel with pictures of family and holiday cards—including each year a Christmas card from the family of James Walsh, who bought Kelley’s Heisman and says he now displays it at The Stadium, his restaurant and memorabilia museum in Garrison, N.Y.

Jay Berwanger, 1935, Chicago

Years after using the first Heisman Trophy as a doorstop—its rectangular base and nameplate are smaller than those awarded today, but the bronze statue is identical—the first of what became sports’ most prestigious award now sits in a more appropriate location. It is displayed in the center of the rotunda foyer at the Gerald Ratner Athletics Center on the University of Chicago campus.


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How NUTS Was the End of That Vikings-Ravens Game?

(Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)

(Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)

Heart-attack inducing doesn’t even begin to describe the final two minutes of Sunday’s matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and the visiting Minnesota Vikings, a game which the Ravens eventually won 29-26.

It all started with a Joe Flacco 1-yard TD pass to tight end Dennis Pitta with 2:05 left in the fourth quarter. The Ravens then converted a 2pt attempt to go up 15-12 (#1 in the win probability chart below). That’s when all hell broke loose at M&T Bank Stadium.

The Vikings answered with a two play 68-yard drive that was capped by a 41-yard Toby Gerhart run that lasted all of 38 seconds (#2)—Gerhart was tasked replacing Adrian Peterson in the backfield after the league’s leading rusher went down with an ankle injury. After the extra point, Minnesota was back on top 19-15.

That was short lived, though. Jacoby Jones took the ensuing kickoff 77 yards to the house (#3) to put the Ravens in front yet again, 22-19, with 1:16 left on the clock.

Fans had little time to celebrate, though. On the third play of the Vikings’ next drive, Matt Cassel threw a short screen to rookie wide receiver/return man/future pro bowler/unstoppable force Cordarrelle Patterson who corralled the pass, made a few men miss, and then sprinted the rest of the way for a 79-yard touchdown (#4). The Vikes found themselves in the lead again, 26-22. Problem was, they left 45 seconds on the clock, nearly as much time as the last four drives combined.

Having to go 80 yards with only two timeouts, Joe Flacco turned to rookie receiver Marlon Brown. The two connected on the first play from scrimmage for 35 yards. An 18-yard pass interference call (that was extremely questionable and smelled like some home cooking) negated an interception, and another 18-yard pass to Dennis Pitta set Baltimore up at the nine yard line with ten seconds left. That’s when Flacco found Brown in the back of the endzone for a gorgeous toe-tapping reception (#5).

The drive took all of 41 seconds and left just enough time for a squib kick that was returned to midfield. Ravens win 29-26.

Ravens win prob 12 8 13

There have been some back and forth games this year, but I can’t think of one that saw so many swings in momentum, so close together, and right at the end of the game. The final six drives of the game all resulted in touchdowns, five of which happened in a span of about two minutes. Unbelievable.

Adrian Peterson found the events of the game unbelievable as well—specifically the actions of the refs and fans, and took to the Twitter afterwards to tweet his displeasure.

I’m guessing there’s a little frustration in there with the ankle injury—and I’m not going to disagree with him about Baltimore having the worst fanbase in the history of fanbases—but you can’t be mad about how that game ended.