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The NFL is back! On the first Sunday, some teams (San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos) won as expected, others (New Orleans Saints, New England Patriots) suffered surprising defeats, and a few more (Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs) were downright demoralized. On Monday, the Detroit Lions grabbed the headlines by routing the New York Giants. What's your take on some of the major questions from Week 1 action?
The Seattle Seahawks started this season the way they ended the last one: with an emphatic -- albeit not quite as dramatic -- win over a talented team with a star quarterback. Instead of embarrassing the Denver Broncos like in the Super Bowl, this time Seattle beat the Green Bay Packers 36-16 in the NFL's first game of 2014. Is this a sign that the Seahawks are in for a repeat?
The NFL is back, with the Green Bay Packers visiting the defending Super Bowl-champion Seattle Seahawks on Thursday night.
The players have come a long way, too. And we're not just referring to the Packers' flight to the Pacific Northwest. So as the 2014 season gets underway, let's take a look at some of the Packers' and Seahawks' stars, then and now:
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You can make golf into a miserable journey, a constant self-battle that seemingly will never be won.
Or you can be like Tommy Morrissey.
The 3-year-old from southern New Jersey isn't lamenting his lack of distance off the tee, nor the struggles in his short game. Morrissey, according to myfoxphilly.com, was born without a full right arm due to a blood clot that prevented the arm from developing below the elbow. Yet he took an interest in the game when he was 1, and now he can hit the ball better than pretty much anyone his age -- and even some adults.
Check it out:
We've seen a "Seinfeld Night," courtesy of the New York Mets' Class A affiliate, complete with show-themed bobbleheads, a renamed ballpark and many other tributes to the hit sitcom.
But now someone in California -- probably some low talker -- had the idea to do one better: On Nov. 16, the Bakersfield Condors, an Edmonton Oilers affiliate in the ECHL, will don "puffy shirt" jerseys, in reference to one of "Seinfeld's" many famous episodes (check out this clip for more) and to celebrate the show's 25th anniversary.
Yes, this is what they're wearing. They look like they're going to swing in on a chandelier.
The references don't end with the "puffy" theme. The uniforms also will be "sponsored" by companies from the show (Vandelay Industries, Pendant Publishing, etc.). And instead of wearing their own names, players will sport those of 25 famous characters. The 20 already chosen are: Jerry, George, Kramer, Newman, Frank Costanza, Puddy, J. Peterman, Steinbrenner, Morty Seinfeld, Uncle Leo, Art Vandelay, Kenny Bania, Lloyd Braun, Jackie Chiles, Crazy Joe Davola, Mandelbaum, Bubble Boy, Keith Hernandez, Mickey Abbott and, erm, one we can't print here. Fans can vote on the final five. A draft will take place to determine who wears which.
Jerseys will be auctioned off after the game to benefit the M.A.R.E. Riding Center in Bakersfield.
This is the place where we'd usually add more "Seinfeld" references, but we'll just let the team's Twitter account take it away:
If anyone has a spare rickshaw we can borrow on Nov. 16, that would be great. #Condorstown— Bakersfield Condors (@Condors) September 3, 2014
SERENITY NOW!— Bakersfield Condors (@Condors) September 3, 2014