Steelers Over Brown, 49ers Shut Out Rams, RGIII Hurt, Marshall Loses Endorsements, NCAA Moves Out Of NC

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key-peeleIn the first Monday Night Football matchup of the season, the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Washington Redskins 38-16. The Steelers’ wide receiver Antonio Brown had an amazing game, and after his second TD, he got called for an “excessive celebration”penalty. His “twerk” was a  dead ringer for Key and Peele’s Hingle McCringleberry’s celebration.

In the second matchup of the night, the the Los Angeles Rams’ debut in CA (for the last 20 years they’ve been the St. Louis Rams), did not go as planned. They were shut down by the cross bay rivals, the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers defense, ranked as one of the worst in the League last season, looked much improved but it was hard to tell as the Rams’ offense was slow to start. 49ers 28, Rams 0.

You hate to see injuries in sports and it’s especially disappointing when a player goes down in the first game of the season. The Cleveland Browns’ QB Robert Griffin III (known as RGIII) will be out for at least 8 games due to a shoulder injury sustained at the end of Sunday’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. The San Diego Chargers also lost a key player in wide receiver Keenan Allen. Allen suffered a torn ACL so will be out for the entire season.

Last week, Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall knelt during the National Anthem during Thursday night’s NFL game against the Carolina Panthers. It’s been reported Marshall has now lost two endorsement deals, the Air Force Academy Federal Credit Union and Cable Communications company, Century Link. Marshall is not the only player expressing his views during the National Anthem. The Seattle Seahawks and the Kansas City Chiefs chose to link arms before their respective games while some players chose to hold up their fists.

In other sports/social media news, the NCAA announced it will move all of its championship events previously slotted to take place in North Carolina (including March Madness) out of the state due to it’s” bathroom bill” legislation. Seven championship events are scheduled to be relocated.

 

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