No rest for the San Francisco 49ers this week who take on the rival Seattle Seahawks ... in what we're calling Eyebrow Bowl I.
Harvey "Hervis" Levin fell to 0-1 after picking the Giants last week. Can he recover? Let's find out ...
Charles: Big NFC West showdown between the Niners and Seahawks ... who ya got?
Harvey: Remind me what city the Seahawks play in? [pause] Seattle! Let the record reflect I guessed it on my own
Charles: So, your pick? Remember, this is the Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson eyebrow bet game.
Harvey: Right. Well, I'd like to think of this in terms of who would be more awesome with one eyebrow, and ironically the more awesome should be the loser.
Charles: [look of confusion]
Harvey: So, I gotta go with Kaepernick. Which team does he play for?
Charles: You know they're gonna chicken out on the bet, right?
Harvey: I believe the bet should be true, and they should not go the way of Erin Andrews, or rather ... Aaron Rodgers.
Charles: So, let's be clear ... who are you picking to win?
Harvey: The Seahawks. Anyway, I'll be playing tennis.
I'M NO AARON RODGERS
QB Makes Bet, Promises to Keep It
9/10/2013 10:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
SF 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick just made a BET with Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson -- whoever loses when they face off this weekend has to shave an eyebrow.
The wager was captured on video in a commercial for EA Sports -- they even shook hands -- and Colin warned Wilson, "Hope you don't like your eyebrow."
It'll be interesting to see if the losing QB actually lives up to the bet ... unlike Green Bay Packers QB/chicken enthusiast Aaron Rodgers ... who still hasn't paid up after losing a bet to Boyz II Men last season.
Just a warning to Colin and Russell -- don't let your mouths write checks your eyebrows can't cash ... you'll never live it down.
NFL Rips Seahawks Star
We're NEVER Going to Allow Adderall
4/10/2013 7:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Seattle Seahawks superstar Richard Sherman is "ill-informed" when it comes to Adderall ... and should immediately stop pressing the league to un-ban the drug before someone gets hurt ... this according to the NFL.
The league has released an aggressive statement in response to Sherman's recent pro-Adderall comments -- in which Sherman says the NFL should "allow it" because "about half the league takes it."
A rep for the NFL tells TMZ ... "The comments are ill-informed and inaccurate. Adderall is easily detected under current testing and will result in a suspension absent an approved therapeutic use exemption."
The rep continues, "If his statement were true, we would be seeing many more positive tests and suspensions."
"More importantly, his comments are irresponsible, as they ignore the serious medical risks and documented public health crisis associated with the improper use of Adderall and similar drugs.”
FYI -- Sherman was nearly suspended last year when he tested positive for Adderall -- but he appealed his case and won, saying there were errors in the testing.
Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll
I'm Not Gonna Pull
a Rex Ryan
1/5/2013 7:16 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Is winning the Super Bowl, as a rookie quarterback, enough to make Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll get a tattoo of Russell Wilson on his arm?
Tattoos of quarterbacks is a hot topic since it was discovered yesterday that Rex Ryan, head coach of the hapless New York Jets, has a tattoo on his arm of his wife ... wearing nothing but a Mark Sanchez jersey.
We posed the question to Carroll today as he gets ready to take on the NFC East champion Washington Redskins tomorrow. His answer was short, sweet and to the point.
Nothing personal, Russ.
NFL Replacement Ref
I Made the
9/27/2012 11:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Easley says he feels like he's become a sacrificial lamb, who had to "fall on the sword."
Lance Easley -- the NFL replacement ref who made the TD call in Monday night's Packers vs. Seahawks game tells TMZ ... he stands by his decision, adamantly saying, "It was the correct call."
Easley told us he can't believe he's being vilified ... "I didn't do anything wrong."
He says strongly ... the Packers player who allegedly intercepted the ball never had singular possession because, "You have to not only have the ball but have either 2 feet or a body part on the ground, and that never happened."
Easley says this was clearly a case of simultaneous possession -- meaning the catch goes to the offensive player -- adding, "Put any other official who knows the rules and they would make the same call."
Easley told us, no one has ever seen a play like this before, so there's no point of reference to judge the call. He says, "I don't appreciate the negative stuff."
Easley -- who refs at El Camino and Pierce Junior Colleges as well as Occidental, all in Southern California -- says the replacement refs did what they were expected to do.
"We did a damn good job ... for the most part."
Boyz II Men Singer
Aaron Rodgers Got Robbed
... The NFL Is DOOMED
9/26/2012 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Boyz II Men singer Shawn Stockman -- aka Aaron Rodgers' betting buddy -- feels the NFL is heading down a dangerous path with these crappy replacement refs ... and Commissioner Roger Goodell better halt the runaway train ASAP, or else.
Stockman says he hasn't spoken to Rodgers since last night's catastrophe against the Seahawks -- but tells us, "He got robbed. It's horrible. They really need to do something about these officials. It's ridiculous. It's really bad now."
Stockman says Goodell better settle the referee dispute asap ... because once the playoffs roll around "these are gonna be crucial games that these really inexperienced officials are going to have to regulate."
Check out the clip ... Stockman sends a shout out to Rodgers -- who, by the way, STILL hasn't paid off that 49ers jersey bet.
NFL's Final Decision
TERRIBLE Call Stands
9/25/2012 10:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The NFL is backing what's being called the WORST CALL IN LEAGUE HISTORY -- refusing to overturn last night's Seattle Seahawks touchdown against the Green Bay Packers ... and standing by their replacement refs.
League officials released a statement moments ago, saying, "Referee Wayne Elliott determined that no indisputable visual evidence existed to overturn the call on the field, and as a result, the on-field ruling of touchdown stood."
The NFL goes on to say upon even further review of the video today ... it supports the "decision not to overturn the on-field ruling" and the result of the game is final.
In other news, NFL broadcasts are now available in braille.
Green Bay Mayor
Tells NFL Honcho
Get These Refs Out!
9/25/2012 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The Mayor of Green Bay is so pissed about last night's game -- where replacement refs ROBBED the Packers of a win -- he's going straight to the NFL's head honcho to demand the real refs get back on the job ... TMZ has learned.
Mayor James Schmitt tells TMZ he's drafting a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell ... urging him to end the ref lockout because it's compromising the integrity of the NFL.
Exhibit A -- last night's refs robbing the Packers of a win by incorrectly calling Green Bay's interception in the endzone ...a touchdown for the Seattle Seahawks. The Pack lost 14-12.
Schmitt says, "This is not right. I understand talent costs money, but when it comes to the crucial role of the referees ... it has to be a top priority."
Hizzoner is in a unique position because he's also a shareholder in the Green Bay Packers -- the only NFL team publicly owned.
But the Mayor makes it clear ... "We are not protesting losing the game. We are protesting the quality of officiating."
Packers T.J. Lang
Curses Out Refs
Dares NFL to Fine Him
9/25/2012 7:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Green Bay Packers guard T.J. Lang must love throwing away money -- 'cause after last night's disastrous ending to the Packers-Seahawks game, he blasted the refs with a tweet that's gonna cost him a ton o' cheese.
In case you missed what EVERYONE is talking about ... Monday Night Football ended with the biggest blown call in NFL history -- the Packers intercepted a Seahawks Hail Mary pass in the endzone, but the replacement refs (unbelievably) said Seattle's Golden Tate simultaneously caught it ... thereby screwing the Packers.
Lang immediately hit up his Twitter page after the game, saying ... "Got f**ked by the refs.. Embarrassing. Thanks nfl"
Knowing full well that tweet would cost him ... Lang followed up with, "F**k it NFL.. Fine me and use the money to pay the regular refs."
But considering how badly the refs blew the call, we gotta ask ...
NFL Star Marshawn Lynch
Busted for DUI
7/17/2012 4:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Another NFL arrest ... this time, the man in the mug shot is Seattle Seahawks starting running back Marshawn Lynch ... who was arrested for DUI in Oakland over the weekend.
According to law enforcement, Lynch was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol on Saturday ... and during the stop, the officer noticed Marshawn seemed a little boozy.
The "Beast Mode" running back was eventually arrested after cops determined his blood alcohol level was above .08, the legal limit in California.
The 26-year-old was booked ... and later posed for an angry mug shot (see above ... if you dare).
Lynch was eventually released on his own recognizance.
NY Jets Star
Sued for Attacking Fan ...
12/20/2010 11:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
NY Jets defensive superstar Shaun Ellis must have one hell of an arm -- because dude was just sued for firing a snowball at a Seattle Seahawks fan who claims the icy attack caused him physical and emotional pain.
The infamous snowball incident (see video below) went down in 2008 -- after the Jets lost to the Seahawks ... and were subsequently eliminated from the playoffs.
According to the lawsuit, Ellis was bitter about the defeat ... and as he walked off the field, he "stopped, picked up a large block or chunk or packed snow ... and threw it into the crowd" ... striking a man named Robert Larsen.
In the suit, Larsen -- a Seahawks season ticket holder -- claims he had been waving a pro-Seahawks sign ... which made him a perfect snowball target.
Larsen claims Ellis said the snowball toss was "all in fun" -- but Larsen says he was seriously messed up in the incident ... and has suffered physical injury, humiliation, mental distress, pain and wage loss.
No word on how much cash Larsen is looking to rake in.
NFL Star Rookie in
Shady Donut Shop Debacle
6/8/2010 2:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Seattle Seahawks rookie wide receiver Golden Tate had an encounter with police this weekend, but this story has a serious twist ... because it all went down inside a donut shop.
TMZ has learned the former Notre Dame football star was caught trespassing inside a Top Pot donut shop in Bellevue, Washington at 3 AM Saturday morning.
Cops would only confirm that Tate was given a "trespass warning" -- and was not arrested -- but they wouldn't expand on why the 21-year-old was inside the store while it was closed.
We spoke to the manager of the Top Pot shop ... who said he would not be commenting on the matter. On a related note, Top Pot recently inked a deal to become the official coffee and donut partner of Qwest Field -- home of the Seattle Seahawks.
Calls to Tate's rep have not been returned.