Tuesday was a busy day in the world of sports on and off the court, but most of the big headlines came from off the field: Richard Sherman referred to Thursday Night Football as a ‘Poopfest’, Jim Harbaugh was his vintage self, Wake Forest Football is dealing with an odd scandal, and the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics continue to look worse. 

Get Ready for Thursday Night Football ‘Poopfest’

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This week on Thursday Night Football, the Seattle Seahawks will battle the Los Angeles Rams just four days after both teams last played. As a result, Seahawks’ cornerback Richard Sherman is NOT happy. He didn’t hold in his emotions while talking to reporters Tuesday.

“Poopfest. It’s terrible, we got home like 1 o’clock in the morning, something like that on Monday and then you’ve got to play again. Congratulations, NFL, you did it again. But they’ve been doing it all season, so I guess we’re the last ones to get the middle finger,” Richard stated.

The veteran went on to reference a key argument against TNF, player safety.

“Because it’s just no regard, it’s hypocritical, as I’ve stated before. They make this huge stance about player safety. Then you put the players in tremendous danger.

“We’ll be well-aware come the next CBA negotiations about things like this. There’s really not much you can do right now. It’s part of the revenue, etc., etc. And the league probably has something else up their sleeve. They might have a Friday night game planned. Who knows?”

While the game itself may be a poopfest because Seattle is good and Los Angeles isn’t, the league is trying to make the game seem somewhat exciting.

Jim Harbaugh Fires Back at ‘Jive Turkey’ Coaches

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When the Los Angeles Rams fired Jeff Fischer earlier this week, the big question around the NFL became “who would take his place?” Well, some people thought maybe Jim Harbaugh would and now the University of Michigan Head Coach is laying into them for those comments.

Jive turkeys man. They’ll get ya!

Naturally, Michigan players were asked about the rumors too and they believe their Head Coach.

Offensive lineman Erik Magnuson has bought into Harbaugh’s message and believes what his head coach has to say.

“He said he’s staying here, he ain’t going nowhere, a lot of it, unfortunately, is just distractions caused by — some of it’s by other teams. And it hurts in recruiting, I think. If they’re saying ‘Jim Harbaugh’s going to the NFL, some recruits will think there’s no stability in the coaching job at Michigan.

“A lot of it is created for a distraction (for) recruiting. I can’t see him going anywhere, this is where he wants to be.”

Wake Forest Broadcaster Apparently Leaked Info to Opponents

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In what will probably be the weirdest story of a college broadcaster for a long time, a Wake Forest broadcaster completely sold out the team he played, coached, and used to broadcast for until this week.

After Wake Forest lost 44-12 to Lamar Jackson and Louisville last month, head coach Dave Clawson said “We are concerned that there was some type of security breach” and the athletic department decided to investigate. It looks like Clawson was right. ACCSports.com (a site that covers the conference) reported Tuesday that Wake Forest’s investigation concluded their own radio analyst, Tommy Elrod, gave game preparation information to opponents. SB Nation’s Blogger So Dear has the full release from the athletic department’s investigation; here are the key parts.

“Following the Louisville football game on November 12, Wake Forest conducted a thorough investigation to determine if confidential and proprietary game preparation information had been compromised. The investigation was not limited to the situation with Louisville and was comprehensive in nature. The investigation determined the following:

  • Based on emails, text messages and phone records, Tommy Elrod, a radio announcer for Wake Forest football games, provided or attempted to provide confidential and proprietary game preparations on multiple occasions, starting in 2014.
  • No members of the Wake Forest athletic department, football staff or players were involved in any way in these actions.

Elrod has been terminated immediately from his position at IMG and will no longer broadcast Wake Forest football games. He has been banned from Wake Forest athletics and its facilities.

It does not get weirder than that.

The Rio Olympics Continue to Look Worse and Worse

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The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro have been over for a couple months, but they still look worse as days go on and Brazil continues to accrue debt.

According to a report from the Associated Press, organizers are still in debt of $3.7 million owed to the International Paralympic Committee.

“Never have we faced an issue like this with an organizing committee being so late paying travel grants,” IPC spokesperson Craig Spence said to the AP. “Some of our smaller national Paralympic committees, who took out loans to pay for their travel for the Games, are now in serious danger of defaulting on their repayments.”

As Spence claims, money that was supposed to go toward those grants was instead seized by creditors through lawsuits and court orders.

Quick Hits

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– Neither Adam Eaton nor Chris Sale is on the Chicago White Sox anymore, but the two could be collaborating shortly on a historic piece of White Sox memorabilia.

Remember that crazy Chris Sale cutting up his jersey story? Well when it happened Eaton salvaged one throwback jersey as a keepsake, his own. Now, the outfielder is looking to cash in.

“I think I may have the only one that didn’t get cut up. I secretly yanked mine down when he wasn’t looking, and as of right now I think – besides the coaches; the coaches are one thing – but I want to know for sure that I’m the only player that didn’t get his cut up.”

– Wright State forward Steven Davis unleashed a filthy dunk.

About David Lauterbach

David is a writer for The Comeback. He enjoyed two Men's Basketball Final Four trips for Syracuse before graduating in 2016. If The Office or Game of Thrones is on TV, David will be watching.