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The Patriots and Broncos engaged in a war of words leading up to Sunday's AFC Championship Game in Denver.
Early in the game, the Denver Police Department got in the act.
With the way the first half went, who could blame them for talking a little trash?
The normally potent New England attack was mostly bottled up by Denver's stout D in the first half, as Tom Brady was picked twice and failed to throw a touchdown, with the Patriots going into the locker room trailing 17-9.
We'll see if Brady & Co. make the Denver PD eat its words.
With the NBA preseason nearly done but still time to kill before the first official tipoff, NBA players are now turning their minds to the important questions.
Had this debate the other day in the locker room: Who wins a 40 yard dash between me and Peyton Manning???— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) October 23, 2015
Our money would be on the 37-year-old German, whose sport forces him to run more than the 39-year-old Denver Broncos quarterback.
And we just might get to find out! Or at least Chandler Parsons and Von Miller are trying to make it so:
That would be epic! Over/under 5.7? I got Peyton by 1.5yds lol= https://t.co/2fc227hDvQ— Von Miller (@Millerlite40) October 23, 2015
H/T SB Nation
Von Miller says Broncos players fine each other for flatulence ... and he's the most frequent offender
The NFL and its teams are known to be rather strict.
But if Von Miller's claims are true, the players themselves can be downright draconian. Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post describes a fine system devised by the players:
Von Miller said the Broncos have a fine system for, um, flatulence in meetings. Said he thinks he's been fined the most.— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) June 3, 2015
Wait, what? Look, it's not great to let it go in confined spaces, but isn't the shame of committing a social faux pas enough?
Since I've received numerous inquires about the Broncos' Fart Tax, I'm gonna let Von explain. NFL dieting ain't easy. pic.twitter.com/OTAAaI8t82— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) June 3, 2015
Miller is right! Although a cursory search turns up no scientific studies on such a thing, physicians from the University of Copenhagen, via the New Zealand Medical Journal, said the following in 2013, according to the University of California, Berkeley's Wellness website:
"Holding in gas can cause bloating, indigestion, heartburn and, sometimes, even pain, they noted. Intestinal distension resulting from trapped gas may also increase blood pressure and heart rate. Then there's the mental stress of trying to keep the gas from escaping. The doctors' advice: Just let it go."
You see that, Broncos players? Your policies are endangering your own health! Add to this the possibility of wrongful accusations, and it's a wonder this team hasn't fallen apart.
H/T Bleacher Report
DeMarcus Ware might have stiffed a waiter because the waiter cheered for Washington (Update -- it was all a joke!)
The service industry is difficult. Waiters and waitresses rely on tips, especially in states where tipped employees are paid less than minimum wage, and the pressure to please customers is great.
But according to Denver Broncos defensive end DeMarcus Ware, who used to play for the Dallas Cowboys, there is one thing you simply do not do when serving members of certain NFL teams:
Now, this of course might be fake, as much on the Internet tends to be (it is still kind of April Fools' week, after all).
Then again, Ware was in D.C. this weekend to participate in the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, so ... maybe?
In which case, ouch. At the 20 percent rate, that cheer cost the waiter almost $18.50.
Update: It was a joke!
To everyone concerned about my last tweet - I was having fun with a fan. I did in fact tip ...I have a sense of humor and so did he.— D-Ware (@DeMarcusWare) April 6, 2015
Conclusion: Good to know the waiter got his money, and that there's still love among fans and players of rival teams.
Still, pretty sneaky there, Ware ...
H/T SB Nation