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Case of the Mondays: Davis hits the wall, See the A’s field of dreams, NFL tantrums

Dec 16, 2013, 10:02 AM PST

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.

source:  No. 1 – Davis hit the wall — literally: The Tampa Buccaneers found a way to stop 49ers tight end Vernon Davis. Too bad they couldn’t push that wall about 15 yards closer.

The Buccaneers defense proved to be much more porous, as Davis caught five passes for 79 yards and a touchdown. Right before colliding with the wall, Davis caught his 12th touchdown of the season. According to 49ers Insider Matt Maiocco, Davis is the first tight end in NFL history with two years of 12 or more touchdown catches in a season.

More importantly, Maiocco also found out what led to Davis’ collision with the wall.

“I didn’t know it was that close,” Davis said. “I didn’t know their wall was right there. Just made the play, and when I looked up, the wall was right there. “(It) just knocked the wind out of me a little bit.”

No. 2 – Field of Dreams: “If you build it, they will come.” If only it was that easy. The City of Oakland and MANICA Architecture released new renderings of an Oakland Athletics stadium at Howard Terminal.  The waterfront ballpark would basically stare directly across the Bay at AT&T Park, but Lew Wolff and the A’s ownership group are reportedly unimpressed. Sure, they can draw up fancy images all they want, but a new A’s ballpark will remain nothing more than a dream for a long, long time.


MANICA Architecture

source:  No. 3 – Yo knows social media: MLB Network handed out the first-ever social media awards over the weekend, and Oakland Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes was apparently a big winner.

It turns out that Cespedes’ victory in the Home Run Derby was the most tweeted moment of the year. That’s pretty cool for Cespedes, but sad for baseball, as the most impactful social media moment didn’t even happen in, you know, an actual baseball game.

(He also would have won the Batflip of the Year award if one existed.)

source:  No. 4 – Somebody call the wambulance: Good sportsmanship went by the wayside in NFL Week 15, as several superstars acted like spoiled toddlers that unwrapped a gift only to find a pink nightmare of a bunny costume.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady dropped an s-bomb before abruptly storming off the podium, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Desean Jackson had a tantrum on the sidelines, and Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant walked out on his team before the game ended. At least those guys didn’t have their Christmas ruined by Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan. Bah humbug.

No. 5 – Seahawks’ shutout costs Washington car dealership over $400,000: Jet Chevrolet, a Washington car dealership, had a ridiculous amount of money riding on the Seahawks on Sunday. The Seahawks won 23-0, but the car dealership still paid dearly. The dealership’s owner offered 12 different customers $35,000 each if the Seahawks shutout the New York Giants. Well, the Seahawks did it, and now the dealership has to explain how they lost $420,000 to their insurance company.

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:

— It’s highly unlikely that Violator and Gorilla Rilla consider themselves “like Gleeks.” I’m sure they appreciate the sentiment, though.

— Frank G and Jay Z.

The Raiders defense reached a historic low.

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