Fans of the Green Bay Packers will soon have their own reality television series.
TBS is reportedly planning to air a show called “Cheeseheads” which will appropriately feature fans of Wisconsin’s favorite NFL team in all of their glory.
Here is a description of the show from TBS:Green Bay, Wis., is home to the World Famous Green Bay Packers and their fans: The Cheeseheads. These citizens don’t just bleed green and gold; they eat victory for breakfast. For them, being a Cheesehead is more than just being a fan. It’s a way of life. This show will take viewers into the hilarious subculture through the eyes of a group of proud Wisconsinites as they navigate life in the only way they know how – loud, proud and with lots of beer. For these folks, there is no off-season.The executive producer of the show, Jason Carbone, has previously been the mastermind behind such notable successes as The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Road Rules, and the Real World. Of course, none of those had anything to do with football or sports in general.
TBS reportedly held a casting call for Cheeseheads back in November
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.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson in South Florida.
The state attorney’s office confirmed Thursday that a Broward circuit judge issued a warrant May 7 against Johnson for failing to report to his probation officer.
Johnson received a year of probation last September after pleading no contest to a domestic violence charge involving his former wife, reality TV star Evelyn Lozada.
The six-time Pro Bowl player was arrested in August after Lozada said he head-butted her during an argument. She quickly filed for divorce, which was finalized days before his conviction.
The Minnesota Vikings have long been overdue for a new stadium. In 2016, they will have one, and it will be simply magnificent.
On Monday, the Vikings unveiled images for a new $975 million stadium, which is scheduled to open in time for the 2016 NFL season.
Construction on the multi-purpose venue is slated to begin this October. It will have a seating capacity of 65,000 fans and boast the biggest glass doors in the world.
One unique aspect of the Seattle Seahawks practice facility is its location on the shore of Lake Washington.
That allows those with a watercraft an opportunity to see what’s happening on the practice field. Even one of the players.
Seattle All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman decided to take in some of the Seahawks’ rookie minicamp on Friday from a jet ski parked in the lake.
Sherman had tweeted earlier in the day his intention to jet ski over to the facility, and about an hour into the practice showed up just off shore.
“Gonna ride my Jet Ski up to watch the rookies from the Lake”
“Watching the rooks from the Lake”
Sherman hung out for about 30 minutes, drawing the attention of photographers on shore and posing for pictures with other onlookers in boats near the facility.
Authorities say former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young has been arrested in California for the third time in a week.
Orange County Sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Joe Balicki says the 23-year-old Young was arrested late Friday in San Clemente for allegedly breaking into a home.
Balicki says Young fought with deputies after a foot chase.
He has been charged with attempted burglary, assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest. He is in custody Sunday on $75,000 bail.
Last Sunday, Young was arrested in Riverside County on suspicion of driving under the influence then arrested again the same day for trying to take his car from a tow yard.
The Washington Redskins will remain the Washington Redskins as long as Dan Snyder owns the team. Despite recent calls for a change, Snyder insists that the franchise will retain its controversial name.
“We will never change the name of the team. As a lifelong Redskins fan, and I think that the Redskins fans understand the great tradition and what it’s all about and what it means, so we feel pretty fortunate to be just working on next season,” Snyder said.
In a letter to Snyder earlier this month that was obtained by the Washingtonian, at-large DC City Council member David Grosso called the team’s name “historically racist and derogatory.” The franchise moniker has also come under recent scrutiny from, among other sources, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, the Washington City Paper and the Native American community.
When asked by Brady if he would reconsider if the team loses a federal trademark lawsuit, Snyder repeated himself. “We’ll never change the name. It’s that simple. NEVER — you can use caps.”
It looks like they crammed the whole Denver Broncos offensive unit into a suite at the Colorado Rockies game the other night. While the hometown sideline reporter was interviewing Orlando Franklin about his first baseball game, he gets a pie to the face from none other than Eric Decker.
The future home of the San Francisco 49ers will be called Levi’s Stadium.
The 49ers and Levi Strauss & Co. announced an agreement Wednesday for a $220 million, 20-year naming rights deal for the team’s stadium in Santa Clara.
While the stadium will be in the heart of technology-rich Silicon Valley, the San Francisco-based apparel company best known for its jeans will hold the name. The proposal, which also has an option to be extended for an additional five years, will be submitted to the Santa Clara Stadium Authority for approval Thursday.
“Levi’s jeans were designed for the 49ers during the gold rush,” Jed York said. “It was a good fit for them then and it’s a good fit today.”
The upcoming season will be the 49ers’ last at historic Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The team is planning to move to the new $1.2 billion stadium, about 45 miles south in Santa Clara and adjacent to the 49ers practice facility, for the 2014 season.
Long journey awaits but still rooting for newly San Francisco 49ers running back Marcus Lattimore.
Former Detroit Lions wide receiver is not having a good week, and is apparently trying to do Cliff Harris type things. Young was arrested for suspicion of DUI early last Sunday morning. He spent the night in jail and his car spent the night at a local impound. Young decided just a short 15 hours after his first arrest that his car had been in the impound long enough and tried to break into the lot to steal it back. He was promptly arrested.
According to NFL.com:
Young was arrested for suspicion of DUI early Sunday morning. Hours after he was released from the detention center Sunday afternoon, police responded to a call about a man jumping over the fence of a tow company yard. It turns out it Young was looking for his black Mustang that was towed following his DUI arrest.
Officers then arrested Young again, this time on a burglary charge, when it was determined that he was trying to abscond with his own vehicle.
Even First Lady Michelle Obama has bought into the “Kaepernicking” craze.
On Tuesday, San Francisco 49ers quarterback uploaded the picture you see above to his Instagram account. It features he and Mrs. Obama striking his signature pose. You know, the one he made famous while leading the 49ers through the playoffs and on to Super Bowl glory.
NBC Sports has been looking for a new voice to replace Faith Hill for the introduction of Sunday Night Football ever since Hill opted to give up the role last month, a role in which Hill held for six years.
Naturally, rumors have run wild about who the network may tab to replace her. Well, all of that speculation could come to an end soon when NBC makes what they referred to as a “major talent announcement.”
The network sent out a press release Monday stating that an announcement involving Sunday Night Football is set to be made at approximately 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Then came the following tweet from country music star Carrie Underwood:Could she be alluding to a partnership with SNF?
“Just to let you know, we have some great news that we’ll be sharing tomorrow! I’m really excited about it! Stay tuned.”
We shall know the answer for sure by Tuesday evening.
A smoke shop in Phoenix decided to take out an ad in a local newspaper to welcome Tyrann Mathieu to town.
The ad is for Bud’s Glass Joint in Phoenix, which bills itself as “what a Phoenix Smoke Shop should really be.” The ad appears in the Phoenix New Times, and it states: “Honey Badger. Welcome to Phoenix! We have what you’re looking for.”
Since Terrell Owens was released by the Seattle Seahawks last August, it seems he is only in the news when an NFL team clarifies that it has no interest in the poster child for diva wide receivers.
Now 39 years old and likely done as an NFL player, Owens is taking up a new sport.
Owens made his semi-professional bowling debut this week, rolling games of 185, 129 and 161 for a 475 series in the United States Bowling Congress Open Championship.
As the celebrity owner of the Dallas Strikers, one of eight five-player teams in the new Professional Bowlers Association League, Owens has spent a lot of time around the lanes this year. He recently decided to take his game up a notch, working with several coaches and PBA bowlers.
“I have a lot of stuff going on right now, but there happened to be a break in my schedule,” Owens told Bowl.com. “I wanted to experience this tournament, and the experience was good. I’m really into bowling, and I like it a lot.”
Owens made it clear that he’s keeping himself in shape “just for any opportunity that may come about.” If the NFL doesn’t come calling, Owens now has a backup plan to keep his competitive juices flowing.
The Philadelphia Eagles offense is certainly expected to get much faster under new head coach Chip Kelly and the new scheme is apparently inspiring some fun competition at the team’s offseason conditioning workouts.
Eagles safety Colt Anderson broke this news earlier Thursday.
That’s right, a 32-year-old quarterback Michael Vick coming off an injury-plagued season finished ahead of the team’s 24-year-old starting halfback LeSean McCoy.
Then he took the time to rub it in for the world to see.
“So today at the field 1 of my teammates called me old & bagged to race me in the 40yd dash. Anybody want to guess which player? #BirdGang”
“Beat him by a few yards too lol #SpeedKILLS”
Former Green Bay Packers safety LeRoy Butler was scheduled to speak at a Wisconsin church about the problem of bullying that is, until he tweeted his support to NBA player Jason Collins, who recently revealed he is gay.
The day after Butler tweeted about Collins, he was contacted by the church and informed that he was no longer welcome to give a speech.
Although he has declined to name the church he was supposed to speak at, Butler continues to defend his support for Collins.
“This is a man’s personal story,” he told Milwaukee’s Journal Sentinel. “I’ve always been on the record saying if there was a gay person in the Packer locker room, I would have played with them. All I care about is if you can run and jump, and can you win Super Bowls.”
The ex-NFL star, who said he has always tried to be a role model for all children (gay and straight), added that the church’s pastor is guilty of “bullying.”
“This is a form of bullying, what you’re doing,” he said of the pastor’s decision to bar him from speaking at the church. “You’re trying to get me to do something I don’t want to do. He disagreed, and I said, ‘We agree to disagree’ and he said ‘No, I’m right and you’re wrong.’”
Former Michigan Wolverine quarterback Denard Robinson was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars as a wide receiver at 135 overall. However his cousin provided perhaps the best photobomb in NFL Draft history.
A San Diego newspaper wasted no time at all to poke fun at one of the newest Chargers.
On Friday, the Chargers moved up the board in the second round of the draft to select maligned Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o, and all the baggage that comes along with him.
The image you see above is U-T San Diego making light of the humiliating fake-girlfriend hoax that appears to be following Te’o from South Bend to the West Coast. It shows Te’o putting his arm around Lennay Kukua, who of course doesn’t exist, as the two stroll down a sandy beach.
Fitzy over at Townie News is back. The NFL Draft was over the weekend and Fitzy was back for his annual pilgrimage, which the best part of that pilgrimage came at the 3:15 mark. Wicked Pissah
Former LSU Tigers defensive back Tyrann Mathieu, best known as the Honey Badger, is throwing a draft party Thursday night to celebrate a first-round selection which according to a majority of draft experts isn’t likely to happen.
Matheiu tweeted out a link to the party’s invitation flier Wednesday.
UPDATE since posting back 2:43 am don’t bother to show up for Thursday night’s draft party for Mathieu as it has been canceled.
“There will be no party for Tyrann Mathieu!!” the Honey Badger declared via Twitter.
Cleveland Browns linebacker Quentin Groves, who the team just signed in March, was arrested last week after getting busted trying to solicit he who believed was a prostitute.
In reality, the prostitute turned out to be an undercover police officer.
From the Scene and Heard:On April 17, according to the police report, Groves arrived at Room 231 of the Homestead Guest Studios. He had responded to an ad and requested “full service” from an officer posing as a prostitute offering sex for hire, according to records. A price was agreed upon during the call before he arrived. His court date is May 10. $195.70 and a box of Magnum condoms were seized as evidence.Groves was one of 14 other men arrested in the three-day operation.
Cleveland inked the Auburn product to a 2-year, $2.8 million contract to help provide depth to its defense.
The 28-year-old appeared in all 16 games for the Arizona Cardinals in 2012 and recorded career highs in tackles and sacks.
For the second year in a row, a Detroit Lion will grace the cover of EA Sports’ Madden NFL video game.
Retired running back Barry Sanders won the vote after beating out Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson in the final round. Wide receiver Calvin Johnson appeared on the 2013 edition.
More than 40 million fans voted for this year’s cover athlete.
The game, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, is set to hit shelves August 27.