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Von Miller says Broncos players fine each other for flatulence ... and he's the most frequent offender
The NFL and its teams are known to be rather strict.
But if Von Miller's claims are true, the players themselves can be downright draconian. Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post describes a fine system devised by the players:
Von Miller said the Broncos have a fine system for, um, flatulence in meetings. Said he thinks he's been fined the most.— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) June 3, 2015
Wait, what? Look, it's not great to let it go in confined spaces, but isn't the shame of committing a social faux pas enough?
Since I've received numerous inquires about the Broncos' Fart Tax, I'm gonna let Von explain. NFL dieting ain't easy. pic.twitter.com/OTAAaI8t82— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) June 3, 2015
Miller is right! Although a cursory search turns up no scientific studies on such a thing, physicians from the University of Copenhagen, via the New Zealand Medical Journal, said the following in 2013, according to the University of California, Berkeley's Wellness website:
"Holding in gas can cause bloating, indigestion, heartburn and, sometimes, even pain, they noted. Intestinal distension resulting from trapped gas may also increase blood pressure and heart rate. Then there's the mental stress of trying to keep the gas from escaping. The doctors' advice: Just let it go."
You see that, Broncos players? Your policies are endangering your own health! Add to this the possibility of wrongful accusations, and it's a wonder this team hasn't fallen apart.
H/T Bleacher Report
DeMarcus Ware might have stiffed a waiter because the waiter cheered for Washington (Update -- it was all a joke!)
The service industry is difficult. Waiters and waitresses rely on tips, especially in states where tipped employees are paid less than minimum wage, and the pressure to please customers is great.
But according to Denver Broncos defensive end DeMarcus Ware, who used to play for the Dallas Cowboys, there is one thing you simply do not do when serving members of certain NFL teams:
Now, this of course might be fake, as much on the Internet tends to be (it is still kind of April Fools' week, after all).
Then again, Ware was in D.C. this weekend to participate in the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, so ... maybe?
In which case, ouch. At the 20 percent rate, that cheer cost the waiter almost $18.50.
Update: It was a joke!
To everyone concerned about my last tweet - I was having fun with a fan. I did in fact tip ...I have a sense of humor and so did he.— D-Ware (@DeMarcusWare) April 6, 2015
Conclusion: Good to know the waiter got his money, and that there's still love among fans and players of rival teams.
Still, pretty sneaky there, Ware ...
H/T SB Nation
Peyton Manning the greatest ever?
Peyton Manning added another record to his resume Sunday, passing Brett Favre for most touchdown passes of all time. Manning ended the night with 510, two more than Favre's 508. Is Manning the greatest QB ever? Will he ever win a second Super Bowl?
Three unbeatens left in NFL
We're three whole weeks into the 2014 NFL season, and only three teams haven't lost. The final unbeatens: Cincinnati Bengals, Arizona Cardinals and Philadelphia Eagles, all winning teams from 2013, but none exactly thought to be sure-fire contenders before the season. On the other end, a host of playoff teams from last season are just 1-2. What do you make of it all?
Your 2014 NFL predictions?
The 2014 NFL season kicks off Thursday night, with the Super Bowl-winning Seattle Seahawks hosting the Green Bay Packers in the first of what should be many intriguing games in this wide-open league. What will happen this year? Read our experts' NFL preview, then cast your votes below!