It's been a massively troubling month for the NFL, in the wake of multiple domestic violence cases and the Adrian Peterson situation.
We're not saying forget all that. You definitely shouldn't. But sometimes you need a break. So here it comes, in the form of one amazing Twitter picture in which a dog and her puppies all show off their Seattle Seahawks spirit by wearing "12th Man" shirts.
That's so adorable, even a cat person (ahem) can't deny it. It might be the best NFL/fuzzy animal mashup since a Green Bay Packers fan named her new feline Ha Ha Kitten-Dix this offseason.
H/T SB Nation
You might have seen Tom Brady's purported resume earlier today, which the New England Patriots quarterback shared on Facebook for Throwback Thursday.
Psssh. It's a fake. SportsNation got its hands on Brady's real resume. Check it out. (Note: This is 100 percent real, certainly not created today by SN staffers or anything.)
UPDATED: Tom Brady's resume pic.twitter.com/4xa0BmRjMh— SportsNation (@SportsNation) September 18, 2014
DeAndre Yedlin was a revelation for Team USA at this year's World Cup, but he's still prone to the occasional mistakes that most young players make. The difference with Yedlin is that when he does misplay a ball that leads to a clear breakaway, he does stuff like this:
That's what it looks like when a man with average speed for a professional soccer player gets chased down by a man who ran a 4.2 40-yard dash. We can't wait to see what an older, wiser (but hopefully still just-as-fast) Yedlin can do when 2018 rolls around.
Takeru Kobayashi is the most dominant competitive eater in recorded history, a title he earned by scarfing down massive quantities of hot dogs, burgers, burritos and (horrifyingly) 17.7 pounds of cow brains.
He may have met his match, however, in the form of what appears to be the world's greediest hamster.
We can't fault Kobayashi for losing this one. Hamsters are well-known gluttons that take no prisoners when it comes to competition. They also make fine (if slightly boring) pets.
Early MLB playoff predictions
MLB playoff-clinching season is here. The Los Angeles Angels snagged a playoff spot Monday and later locked up the AL West. The Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals cemented their respective division titles Tuesday. Meanwhile, it appears the wild-card races are the most competitive, with each league seemingly embroiled in a three-way scrape for two spots. How will it all play out?