We take you into the weekend with a loaded Cheat Sheet, headlined by Steph Curry’s 51-point (record-breaking) night, Colin Kaepernick wanting out of San Francisco, and Dexter Fowler fooling everyone by signing (back) with the Cubs. Also, maybe the craziest basketball shot you will ever see, and cat problems. We’ll get to all that and more…

Steph Curry drops 51 and sets NBA record for most consecutive games with a 3-pointer. Yawn.

In the latest edition of “Steph Curry is from another planet and this basketball thing is far too easy for him”, Steph scored 51 points (including 10 three-pointers), and set the NBA record for most consecutive games with a three-pointer (128):

And yes, of course he made another half-court shot. Shame on you for wondering.

Now to the tweets that may drop your jaw to the floor:

What more is there to say about this guy? It’s just… it’s unlike anything we’ve ever seen.

Oh, and the Warriors are now 52-5 (lol). And Vegas now considers them favorites to top the 95-96 Bulls’ 72 wins. I certainly wouldn’t be one to bet against them right now.

Colin Kaepernick wants the 49ers to trade him

Green Bay Packers v San Francisco 49ers It appears that Colin Kaepernick doesn’t want to stick around for the Chip Kelly era in San Francisco (Evan Mathis certainly wouldn’t blame him):

The 49ers are unlikely to just give Kaepernick away to another team, and right now, their only other option is Blaine Gabbert. There would seem to be a good chance San Francisco uses their first-round pick on a quarterback, but drafting purely on need is always a bad idea, especially at the No. 7 overall pick. They’ll have to really like a quarterback at that spot.

Everyone thought Dexter Fowler was an Oriole, and then he showed up to Cubs camp with news that he’d signed with Chicago instead

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 17: Dexter Fowler #24 of the Chicago Cubs looks on during batting practice prior to game one of the 2015 MLB National League Championship Series against the New York Mets at Citi Field on October 17, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 17: Dexter Fowler #24 of the Chicago Cubs  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

The craziest sports story of the day involved veteran MLB outfielder Dexter Fowler signing with the Cubs… after everyone thought he had a deal in place with the Orioles. As you’ll see in the link, Fowler’s agent Casey Close absolutely ripped the Orioles’ organization and media members for how this whole process was handled, saying that Fowler never actually had a deal in place with Baltimore, despite reports saying otherwise over the last few days.

No one on the Cubs even knew Fowler had signed with the team, until president Theo Epstein brought Fowler out to surprise them on their practice field Thursday in Mesa, AZ.

Epstein was very proud of the surprise, providing this fantastic quote:

Quick Hits


– Johnny Manziel’s domestic violence case is headed to a grand jury:

Dallas police said Thursday they have referred their domestic violence case against Johnny Manziel to a grand jury, which will consider whether to charge the troubled Cleveland Browns quarterback on allegations that he attacked his ex-girlfriend. Police released a statement saying they have asked the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office to present a misdemeanor assault case to the local grand jury. Such a charge carries a maximum punishment of one year in jail and a $4,000 fine.

– Matt Yoder with a great read, that may make you sad at the same time (it certainly made me sad): The sports highlight show is dead.

– A couple of notable new MLB rules coming: MLB reportedly updating slide rule, putting clock on mound visits. The slide rule was inevitable and overdue, really. The injuries to the Mets’ Ruben Tejada (in the NLDS) and Pirates’ Jung-Ho Kang made it pretty clear something needs to be done already.

Report: Tennessee to protest in support of alleged rape victims.

The Brooklyn Nets have waived Joe Johnson, which gives him the opportunity to sign with a playoff contender. Even at 34, the 7-time All-Star can still score and help a lot of teams, so it will be interesting to see where he lands.

– The Chicago Blackhawks made a big move on Thursday, acquiring Andrew Ladd from the Winnipeg Jets. Ladd was on the Blackhawks’ 2010 Stanley Cup-winning team and will fit in perfectly with Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa (when he returns from injury) on the team’s first line.

– Philadelphia Flyers goalie Michal Neuvirth had a Save of The Year candidate, to save the game. This play is nuts.

The Albuquerque Isotopes are hosting Better Call Saul night. Hopefully not too much squat cobbler action going on there.

– And… the Columbus Blue Jackets are paying tribute to David Puddy and Seinfeld. Gotta support the team. 16_0225_NJ2

Tom Brady gets a new puppy, reenacts Lion King’s ‘Circle of Life’ scene.

Report: Doug Martin likely to leave Buccaneers in free agency. Doug Martin, Matt Forte, Lamar Miller… usually not a great idea to buy aging backs, but these are all three guys that could really be a big boost to a contending team.

Yasiel Puig buys helicopter to avoid Los Angeles traffic. Of course he does.

Joey Bosa might not be the top-10 pick he’s been made out to be. Really interesting, in-depth stuff here from former NFL defensive end Stephen White.

Canadian junior hockey player spits on and wrestles referee before being arrested mid-game.

The 2016 Hater’s Guide to the Oscars.

– When the robot uprising goes down, blame this asshole. I very much enjoyed this one. 

The many signs that Mike Judge’s ‘Idiocracy’ is upon us. “Welcome to Costco, I love you. Welcome to Costco, I love you. Welcome to Costco, I love you. Welcome to Costco, I love you.”

One last breath of gratuitous procrastination

So, this backwards, full-court, buzzer-beating prayer of a shot actually happened in a Georgia Southern University intramural game:

Screw it, one more breath of gratuitous procrastination

Think of the towel bar as the Golden State Warriors and the cat as the Philadelphia 76ers here:

Mistakes were made…More sauce: <a class=”youtube-link” href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APEaF4IiJf8″>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APEaF4IiJf8</a>

About Matt Clapp

Matt is an editor at The Comeback. He attended Colorado State University, wishes he was Saved by the Bell's Zack Morris, and idolizes Larry David. And loves pizza and dogs because obviously.

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