Saints fans in New Orleans are letting their team and rookie defensive back Marcus Williams know they still love them even after Sunday’s heart-breaking loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Fans put up a billboard in the city telling Williams— who missed a key tackle on the last play of Sunday’s game—that his mistake isn’t worth dwelling on. “Dat’s OK Marcus,” the billboard read. “We (love) our Saints.” On the last play of Sunday’s NFC Divisional Round game against the Vikings, Williams missed a key tackle on Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs which led to Diggs’ 61-yard, game-winning touchdown. Williams was seen crying in the Saints’ locker room after the loss by reporters. Saints fans put up this billboard to show their support for Marcus Williams. ❤️@KennyLopez_TV / @WGNOtv) pic.twitter.com/B6vDFynGU9— SB Nation (@SBNation) January 16, 2018 Williams broke his silence on the … [Read more...] about Saints fans rent billboard showing love for Marcus Williams after Vikings game
They love their history here, revel in it, tortuous as it may be. Glorious new U.S. Bank Stadium boasts of it around every corner. Bud Grant's first headset, silver footballs to memorialize Cris Carter's 1,000 catches, photographs by former linebacker Matt Blair of training camp days out at Mankato State, and statues of the Purple People Eaters themselves, sitting on an icy bench when they still had the fortitude to play outside. As of 7:15 p.m. Sunday here, they had to be figuring out where to memorialize a once-forgotten fifth-round draft choice who people worried peaked during his freshman season at the University of Maryland. How, the Minnesota Vikings must decide, will they honor the indelible moment in their history that belongs to Stefon Diggs? "It's kind of like a storybook ending, and it never ends that way," Diggs said maybe an hour later, the football he caught still in his possession, lest someone try to take it straight to Canton. "Usually it's reality. It's real life." … [Read more...] about Don’t overlook Stefon Diggs’s brilliance for Marcus Williams’s error. Vikings fans won’t.
The Jacksonville Jaguars face the New England Patriots on Sunday in the AFC Championship Game. That creates a unique dilemma for Bills fans. Who do Bills fans hate more: Doug Marrone and Marcel Dareus or Bill Belichick and Tom Brady? It's the former Bills vs. the Bills' greatest rival. Vote in our poll and feel free to leave comments below: … [Read more...] about VOTE: Who do Bills fans hate more — Doug Marrone or Bill Belichick?
Throughout the season, The Buffalo News has asked fans to share with us their interactions with Bills players in their own words. Ian Goodenough and his father are Bills fans from Delaware. Goodenough's father grew up in Buffalo and he raised his son to be a Bills fan. The two made the trip to Jacksonville for the Bills' playoff game and had a chance encounter the night before. Ian picks up the story from here: My dad and I were in Jacksonville for playoff weekend out at the bars the night before and struck up conversation with a couple of women, one of which we found out later was Hyde's fiancé, Amanda. We did a round of shots, talked for 20 or 30 minutes about being Bills fans and this year's team. Before we left, Amanda asked me to put my dad's address in her phone and this week he received some signed items from Micah. He sent a signed hat and picture for each of us in addition to a signed mini Bills helmet. … [Read more...] about Chance encounter leads to surprise for Bills fans from Micah Hyde
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Danica Patrick's days as a race car driver are pretty much over. She says she has two races left in her, the "Danica Double," but she has yet to announce rides for either the Daytona 500 or the Indianapolis 500. With nothing racing related to announce, Patrick has stormed into her second act and shifted gears away from the track. She returned to work last week promoting her new book, "Pretty Intense," a 90-day food, body and mind plan that she swears will change your life. She exercised on live television, prepared a meal, did a media blitz in New York City, then capped her week by returning to North Carolina for her first book signing. And so begins regular life for Patrick — if "regular" is a thing for one of the most recognizable female athletes in the world. "I've been doing different things and talking about different things, it's like a fresh start, almost, with my career," said Patrick, who will turn 36 in March. "Cooking on TV with recipes … [Read more...] about NASCAR: Danica Patrick shifts careers, courts new fan base