Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura has reportedly been killed in a car crash Sunday morning in the Dominican Republic, according to MLBTradeRumors. Ventura was just 25 years old, and even more tragically, former top prospect infielder Andy Marte was killed in a separate crash this morning as well. You can read the updated tweets from reporter Cristian Moreno below, confirming both deaths. Ventura was a part of the Royals first World Series win in 30 years, in 2015.
Alternative Scots, Armstrong, have debuted a new music video for their song “Bend. Buckle. Break” via ESPN Music. The video stars Muay Thai boxer and current ISKA British champion Amy Pirnie. “We had initially planned on using actresses for the main roles and had the opportunity to use the Inferno Fighters gym in Rutherglen for the shoot,” says vocalist Nicole Mason. “We went to speak to the guys who ran the gym and told them what we were thinking of and they suggested that actresses might not look the part and said that they could speak to Amy. For ourselves, there was no decision to make between using an actress to play the part of a fighter and using someone who actually lived and breathed the exact story we were trying to tell. The fact that Amy was the current UK champ was just an added bonus!“
Running quarterbacks are certainly exciting to watch both on television, and playing with them in video games (especially Tecmo Super Bowl). There’s nothing better than being able to add another threat on the ground when your passing lanes are clogged. And I’d imagine for Eagles fans growing up in the late 80’s to early 90’s, there was nothing more exciting than seeing Cunningham running for a first down on a broken play – plays that would’ve likely resulted in disaster for most other quarterbacks.
Randall Cunningham really had the chance to go down as one of the greatest QB’s of all-time. His passer rating of 81.5 is pretty high, especially for a mobile signal-caller. But injuries, questionable coaching (Rich Kotite, yikes), and other happenings prevented The Ultimate Weapon from ever really accruing enough stats to get serious HOF consideration. Could you imagine this guy in today’s NFL offenses, with the Pistol, Wildcat, and spread offenses abounding? The stats he could hypothetically put up are scary.
Below, you can find some crazy awesome highlights of Randall’s career. There’s plenty of them, but we’ve whittled it down to half a dozen of them. Stay tuned.
If you weren’t watching the Steelers demolish the Colts last night behind arguably the best offense in the NFL, you missed out. The game was pretty far out of reach after halftime, but all-everything WR Antonio Brown had another epic night at the office, going for over 100 yards receiving. But the best moment came after a punt return for a touchdown (which you can witness below), where he demonstrated his love for a touchdown goalpost.
The Cauldron has posted an 8-bit, Super Mario Bros. version of the TD celebration, which you can check out below.
The Steelers are 7-5 and starting to get on a roll – similar to what they did when they won their 5th Super Bowl. But can their defense stand up against the Bengals next week to keep in the playoff chase? One thing’s for sure – nobody wants to face this squad in the playoffs.