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Refs Let 49ers Put As Many Men On Field As They Want

SEATTLE—Sighing into the microphone as he stood at the 50-yard line of Centurylink Field, NFL referee Gene Steratore ruled during Sunday’s game that the San Francisco 49ers could put as many men on the field as they want.

Stunned Adam Schefter Receives Ominous Tip From Future Self

BRISTOL, CT—Slowly returning to his desk shaken and confused, sources reported Wednesday that ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter was stunned to receive an ominous tip from his future self while walking through one of his office building’s hallways.

‘FanSided’ Ranks All 128 NFL Teams

NEW YORK—As part of its comprehensive professional football coverage in anticipation of the upcoming season, sports news site ‘FanSided’ published an article Tuesday ranking all 128 NFL teams.

Manager Can’t Remember Why He Came Out To Mound

HOUSTON—Visibly irritated with himself as he paced around the pitcher’s plate after calling for time during the fourth inning of their game against the Washington Nationals, Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch could not remember why he came out to the mound in the first place, sources confirmed Thursday.
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Famous MLB Manager Tantrums

As Braves manager Bobby Cox approaches the all-time record for ejections from games, Onion Sports remembers baseball's all-time best on-field tantrums:

1876: During the first official season of Major League Baseball, Hartford Dark Blues manager Bob Ferguson often argued with umpire Abner Doubleday by saying he was "making up the rules as he goes along," which he was, in fact, doing

1909: In what some say were more civilized times, Pittsburgh Pirates manager Fred Clarke is suspended for an entire season after visibly scoffing at the umpire following a close play at first base

1974: In one of his more memorable tirades, Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver produces a shotgun and blows an umpire's jaw clean off

1985: Home-plate umpire Mike Reilly refuses to dignify Tommy Lasorda's anger with a response, as Reilly can tell Lasorda's over-the-top antics are just a thinly veiled attempt to carve out a persona for himself

1987: Following a close call, Jim Leyland, without saying a single word, clicks a button on his keychain; 15 minutes later a pack of ravenous wolves attack the first-base umpire

1990: During his younger, more wild days, Athletics head coach Tony La Russa steps out from the dugout, tells the umpire, "that was not a very good call," and then steps back into the dugout

1991: Cincinnati Reds manager Lou Piniella is ejected after kicking dirt at an umpire's feet and then pouring a 150-pound bag of dirt and concrete over an umpire's head

1995: In an effort to rally his slumping team, Angels manager Marcel Lachemann suffers a September ejection, inspiring his troops to embark on one of the greatest meltdowns of all time

1997: Following a called third strike to end a day game, Lou Piniella and the umpire argue the rest of the day together while running errands and spending some quality time at home with the family

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