SIN BIN: Beast Mode hits the ice on Toronto rink
Lynch took to a Toronto rink with former NHLer Akim Aliu, who grew up in Toronto, and appeared to have some fun, even nicknaming himself “Shawn Gretzky.”
Aliu captured the fun on Instagram.
“This is a whole different animal, bro,” Lynch said while trying to skate. He also tried to stick-handle with pucks and race up the ice, among other things.
“Y’all can’t see me on this frozen water, either. You already know I’m from that IceCity,” Lynch tweeted afterward.
However, he retired from hockey after that one try, saying, “One-and-done.”
Lynch won a Super Bowl and was a five-time Pro Bowler while with the Seattle Seahawks after being selected 12th overall by the Bills. Aliu, a noted anti-racism advocate, played seven NHL games for the Calgary Flames and played for over a decade in minor leagues, including the American Hockey League.
Awful for many years, the Detroit Lions have turned to various head coaches in an attempt to change things.
Nothing has really worked, but Dan Campbell, the latest to get the job, at least had an outstanding debut press conference.
The former tight end said a number of unexpected things, including that his Lions would kick opponents in the teeth and even bite a knee cap off.
“We’re going to kick you in the teeth. All right? And when you punch us back, we’re going to smile at you,” Campbell said. “And when you knock us down, we’re going to get up. And on the way up, we’re going to bite a knee cap off. All right? And we’re going to stand up and it’s going to take two more shots to knock us down. All right?”
The Cleveland Cavaliers once thought so highly of Kevin Porter Jr. that they traded four second-round picks to acquire him.
But after the latest stumble by the talented player, Cleveland basically traded him away for nothing just to get rid of him.
The Athletic reported things boiled over when the Cavs gave newcomer Taurean Prince the locker that Porter Jr. had formerly occupied. Porter Jr. responded by allegedly yelling and throwing food in the locker room.
Officials tried to intervene, but it didn’t work.
Days later, Porter Jr. was dumped on the Houston Rockets for a draft pick that likely will never be conveyed.
Porter Jr. had previously been arrested in Ohio in November after a one-car accident.
He was charged with improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle and marijuana possession. The charges were later dismissed.
HALL OF SHAME
Former mixed martial arts fighter Ralph Gracie, who hails from the famous Gracie family, was sentenced to six months in jail last week for clubbing another fighter in the face at a 2018 match.
Gracie hit former world champion Flavio Almeida with an elbow strike, knocking him out in December 2018. Gracie reportedly continued to hit Almeida, kicking him in the head, prosecutors said.
That left Almeida with serious head injuries, including seizures and broken teeth.
Gracie, 49, struck a deal with prosecutors, agreeing to plead guilty to felony assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury.
Gracie’s attorney said: “My client fully acknowledges that he should never have struck Mr. Almeida and he accepts full responsibility for doing so.”