Jim Mudd, a producer for a local Houston sports radio show, recently took a trip to Texans training camp seeking an answer to a burning question: Did Texans center Ben Jones once drink his own pee?
Hey look, another fight at a joint practice. This one wasn’t as all encompassing as what went down in Richmond between Washington and Houston, but there’s a couple of real solid cheap shots in there.
The best part of NFL training camp isn’t sitting out in 90-degree weather to watch your team run 7-on-7 or punt return walkthroughs. No, the best part of training camp is always the fights. And today, Carolina Panthers quarterback and demigod Cam Newton found himself demolishing a mortal cornerback.
A joint practice in Richmond today turned pugilistic as Redskins and Texans players brawled before live ESPN cameras. At least four fights broke out between the teams with dozens of players engaged in all-out fighting across two different practice areas.
Washington wide receiver DeSean Jackson was talking some of that good stuff during a recent press conference, telling reporters, “I don’t feel no one could stop me. You could go get Darrelle Revis, Richard Sherman, whoever you want to get.” At today’s practice, Jackson hurt himself by running into a blocking sled.
Training camp scuffles happen frequently, because NFL players get sweaty and tired of their teammates' faces, but Martellus Bennett went further than the usual slap or half-punch.
Don't buy this $30 shirt commemorating a training camp practice with the Patriots, Washington fans. Don't do it. Thirty dollars! You're going to spend that much money on a shirt you won't wear again until you mow your lawn?
There aren't many interesting happenings in the training camp period of the NFL season, but Sammy Watkins's catch in practice today is a nice little highlight.
There's no NFL tradition more dependable than the practice fight in the week before preseason play begins. The Packers did their part this morning with not one, not two, but three separate scuffles on the same drill—the last and biggest culminating with Jermichael Finley exchanging right crosses with Jarvis Reed.
Good god. This picture could not be any more adorable.
Eddie Lacy looks pretty fat in that photo, doesn't he? That picture has been pinballing around the internet over the last hour or so, and everyone who sees it is like, "Maaannnnn, Eddie Lacy is fat!"
During training camp today, an unidentified Browns player was taken off the field in an ambulance.
During one-on-one drills in today's Detroit Lions training camp, Calvin Johnson faced off against cornerback Chris Houston. The play called was a back-shoulder fade, and Megatron made Houston look stupid.
This fucking guy.
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For a reporter, training camp is the worst. The rosters are huge, and a third of them aren't even going to break camp with the team, so unless you get a player in front of his locker and nameplate, you might have no clue who you're actually talking to. But if there's one screwup you don't want to make, it's…
This year's NBA training camp is shorter than usual, and this upsets a lot of players who'd like more time to gel with their teammates. It has especially upset Boston's Kevin Garnett, who blessed us with this train wreck of a cooking metaphor during the Celtics' practice today:
Here's a roundup of training camp stories from around the league.