Oct 14, 2013, 10:19 AM PDT
Welcome to A case of the Mondays. There’s always a lot going on during the weekend. If you weren’t lucky enough to spend the past two days on the couch, you can catch up on the top five sports items you may have missed here.
No. 1 – Making waves: There really should be no acceptable time to do the wave. The fan movement of disputed origins often annoys the die-hard fans in attendance that are trying to, you know, watch the game. On Sunday, San Francisco 49ers fans also found a way to get under the skin of their team’s players and owner. While Arizona Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell was on the ground writhing in pain, a majority of the fans in attendance embarrassed themselves by starting a wave.
49ers players on the field started waving their arms in disapproval trying to stop the disrespectful act.
After the game, 49ers’ owner Jed York voiced his displeasure on Twitter.
York even jokingly approved a new high-tech feature at Levi’s Stadium.
A simple “NO WAVE” sign on the big screen, like they have at AT&T Park, might do the trick. Campbell took to his own Twitter account to say that he is doing well and anxious to get back on the field.
No. 2 – Playoffs? Playoffs?: After a 24-7 loss to the now 6-0 Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor made a bold proclamation.
“We have to come together and start creating,” Pryor said in the presence of our Raiders Insider. “We‘ll be back; 2-4; we’ll get to the playoffs.”
The Raiders have two undefeated teams in their division — the Broncos and the Chiefs. While Pryor and the Raiders are striving to get better, they’ll have a tough time catching either of those teams. It’s worth checking out the video of Pryor’s comments along with Scott Bair’s analysis of the statement.
No. 3 – 49ers lineman Alex Boone got kicked in the face: Doing the wave while a guy was getting loaded onto a stretched wasn’t the only appalling and disrespectful act that took place at Candlestick Park on Sunday. Cameras caught Cardinals defensive tackle Alameda Ta’amu kicking Alex Boone in the face during the game.
Ta’amu claimed that he was just trying to find his footing. Boone was visibly enraged on the sideline as Jim Harbaugh, and later Colin Kaepernick, tried to calm him down.
Boone was penalized later in the game for tangling with Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu and it appeared that he took a swing at Ta’amu prior to getting kicked. Football sure is fun. Boone got the last laugh as the 49ers defeated the Cardinals 32-20.
No. 4 – Grand Papi: What a bummer. If it wasn’t for Justin Verlander, it would be the Oakland Athletics allowing these soul-crushing grand slams instead of the Detroit Tigers. The Boston Red Sox were on the brink of being in a 2-0 hole in the American League Championship Series against the Tigers, before David Ortiz smashed a game-tying grand slam in the eighth inning. The Red Sox ended up winning the game 6-5 on a walk-off hit.
While Ortiz stole the spotlight, Torii Hunter and this Boston Police Officer captured our attention.
After the game, Hunter made light of the situation by quoting Chris Rock.
No. 5 – Tennis and golf star couple split over Twitpic: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Tennis star Caroline Wozniacki thought her golf star boyfriend Rory McIlroy looked like a sleeping beauty when she tweeted this embarrassing pic of him to her 555,000 followers. Once McIlroy beheld the photo online, he dumped her. Now she is reportedly devastated. The picture is below. Is it a dump-able offense?
Three to see:
If you’ve made it this far, clearly you have some time on your hands. Here are three stories that you simply must see:
— Down goes the Cardinal. Utah stunned No. 5 Stanford with a last minute goal-line stand.
— Detroit Lions tight end Joseph Fauria scored three touchdowns on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. That almost allowed him to perform the entirety of Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake’s evolution of the dance.
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