Marcus Mariota Throws Touchdown Pass To HIMSELF On This Wild Play! (NFL Wild Card Titans vs Chiefs)

Marcus Mariota Throws Insane Touchdown Pass To Himself.

Marcus Mariota of the Tennessee Titans just made the play of a lifetime.

The star quarterback shocked Arrowhead Stadium during the wild-card game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday when he threw a touchdown pass from the Chief’s six-yard line – to himself.

At the start of the third-and-goal play, Mariota scrambled to find an open receiver and, when he failed to find one, booked it towards the end zone before throwing the ball.

But when the Chiefs’ Darrelle Revis tipped the ball, sending it back the other direction, Mariota caught it and slid into the end zone.

It marked Mariota’s first post-season touchdown pass.

Call it luck, good timing or impressive agility, but the bizarre touchdown was crucial as the Titans were down by 18 points in the third quarter. The Titans were able to turn the game around and beat the Chiefs 22-21.

“I just got lucky there,” Mariota told ESPN of the rare pass to himself. “I was trying to make a play, trying to give [receiver] Corey [Davis] a chance … Revis batted it up in the air and made a good play, and I was just kind of in the right place at the right time.”

The Mariota-to-Mariota touchdown is only the second time in NFL history that a quarterback has thrown to himself for a touchdown, according to the New York Times.

The first time occurred when Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brad Johnson threw, then caught a deflected ball and ran it to the end zone during a game against the Carolina Panthers in 1997.

Marcus Mariota Throws Touchdown Pass To HIMSELF On This Wild Play! (NFL Wild Card Titans vs Chiefs)

Marcus Mariota Throws Insane Touchdown Pass To Himself.

Marcus Mariota of the Tennessee Titans just made the play of a lifetime.

The star quarterback shocked Arrowhead Stadium during the wild-card game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday when he threw a touchdown pass from the Chief’s six-yard line – to himself.

At the start of the third-and-goal play, Mariota scrambled to find an open receiver and, when he failed to find one, booked it towards the end zone before throwing the ball.

But when the Chiefs’ Darrelle Revis tipped the ball, sending it back the other direction, Mariota caught it and slid into the end zone.

It marked Mariota’s first post-season touchdown pass.

Call it luck, good timing or impressive agility, but the bizarre touchdown was crucial as the Titans were down by 18 points in the third quarter. The Titans were able to turn the game around and beat the Chiefs 22-21.

“I just got lucky there,” Mariota told ESPN of the rare pass to himself. “I was trying to make a play, trying to give [receiver] Corey [Davis] a chance … Revis batted it up in the air and made a good play, and I was just kind of in the right place at the right time.”

The Mariota-to-Mariota touchdown is only the second time in NFL history that a quarterback has thrown to himself for a touchdown, according to the New York Times.

The first time occurred when Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brad Johnson threw, then caught a deflected ball and ran it to the end zone during a game against the Carolina Panthers in 1997.

Jake Tapper cuts interview with Trump adviser Stephen Miller: “You wasted enough viewers’ time”

CNN’s Jake Tapper cut off top White House adviser Stephen Miller on Sunday during a contentious interview on State of the Union.

Tapper accused Miller of “[wasting] enough of my viewers’ time” by slamming CNN’s coverage of the Trump White House instead of answering questions directly. “There’s one viewer that you care about right now and you’re being obsequious,” Tapper told Miller, referring to President Donald Trump. The sit-down centered mostly on the claims made by former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon in Michael Wolff’s new book, Fire and Fury. “It’s tragic and unfortunate that Steve would make these grotesque comments so out of touch with reality and obviously so vindictive,” Miller told Tapper, adding that Bannon’s role at the White House “has been greatly exaggerated.” The Daily Beast reported last year that Bannon’s allies in the White House, including Miller, were souring on him, and Miller said his “friendship with Steve is stronger than ever.” Trump reacted to the interview in a tweet later Sunday morning: “Jake Tapper of Fake News CNN just got destroyed in his interview with Stephen Miller of the Trump Administration. Watch the hatred and unfairness of this CNN flunky!”

Jake Tapper cuts interview with Trump adviser Stephen Miller: “You wasted enough viewers’ time”

CNN’s Jake Tapper cut off top White House adviser Stephen Miller on Sunday during a contentious interview on State of the Union.

Tapper accused Miller of “[wasting] enough of my viewers’ time” by slamming CNN’s coverage of the Trump White House instead of answering questions directly. “There’s one viewer that you care about right now and you’re being obsequious,” Tapper told Miller, referring to President Donald Trump. The sit-down centered mostly on the claims made by former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon in Michael Wolff’s new book, Fire and Fury. “It’s tragic and unfortunate that Steve would make these grotesque comments so out of touch with reality and obviously so vindictive,” Miller told Tapper, adding that Bannon’s role at the White House “has been greatly exaggerated.” The Daily Beast reported last year that Bannon’s allies in the White House, including Miller, were souring on him, and Miller said his “friendship with Steve is stronger than ever.” Trump reacted to the interview in a tweet later Sunday morning: “Jake Tapper of Fake News CNN just got destroyed in his interview with Stephen Miller of the Trump Administration. Watch the hatred and unfairness of this CNN flunky!”

Jake Tapper cuts interview with Trump adviser Stephen Miller: “You wasted enough viewers’ time”

CNN’s Jake Tapper cut off top White House adviser Stephen Miller on Sunday during a contentious interview on State of the Union.

Tapper accused Miller of “[wasting] enough of my viewers’ time” by slamming CNN’s coverage of the Trump White House instead of answering questions directly. “There’s one viewer that you care about right now and you’re being obsequious,” Tapper told Miller, referring to President Donald Trump. The sit-down centered mostly on the claims made by former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon in Michael Wolff’s new book, Fire and Fury. “It’s tragic and unfortunate that Steve would make these grotesque comments so out of touch with reality and obviously so vindictive,” Miller told Tapper, adding that Bannon’s role at the White House “has been greatly exaggerated.” The Daily Beast reported last year that Bannon’s allies in the White House, including Miller, were souring on him, and Miller said his “friendship with Steve is stronger than ever.” Trump reacted to the interview in a tweet later Sunday morning: “Jake Tapper of Fake News CNN just got destroyed in his interview with Stephen Miller of the Trump Administration. Watch the hatred and unfairness of this CNN flunky!”

Jake Tapper cuts interview with Trump adviser Stephen Miller: “You wasted enough viewers’ time”

CNN’s Jake Tapper cut off top White House adviser Stephen Miller on Sunday during a contentious interview on State of the Union.

Tapper accused Miller of “[wasting] enough of my viewers’ time” by slamming CNN’s coverage of the Trump White House instead of answering questions directly. “There’s one viewer that you care about right now and you’re being obsequious,” Tapper told Miller, referring to President Donald Trump. The sit-down centered mostly on the claims made by former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon in Michael Wolff’s new book, Fire and Fury. “It’s tragic and unfortunate that Steve would make these grotesque comments so out of touch with reality and obviously so vindictive,” Miller told Tapper, adding that Bannon’s role at the White House “has been greatly exaggerated.” The Daily Beast reported last year that Bannon’s allies in the White House, including Miller, were souring on him, and Miller said his “friendship with Steve is stronger than ever.” Trump reacted to the interview in a tweet later Sunday morning: “Jake Tapper of Fake News CNN just got destroyed in his interview with Stephen Miller of the Trump Administration. Watch the hatred and unfairness of this CNN flunky!”

How U.S. Presidential Election Works Explained Clear & Simple (VIDEO)

How to Elect a US President in Plain English: Just how democratic is the election for an American president?

You might think that the person who receives the most votes wins, right?

Wrong.

Just ask Al Gore, who in 2000 won more than half-a-million votes more than the “winner”, George W. Bush.

In fact, on four occasions in American history (1824, 1876, 1888, and 2000), the winner of the presidential election actually received fewer votes than their opponent.

This is because, contrary to popular belief, voters do not actually elect the president.

Voters are merely indicating a preference for president, but the task of actually electing the president falls to 538 individual electors to the US Electoral College.

What is the Electoral College?

To put it simply, each state is assigned a number of electors to the Electoral College, based on that state’s delegation to the United States Congress.

There are 50 states.

Each state has two members of the US Senate, so there are 100 senators.

There are 435 members of the US House of Representatives, who are appointed by state on the basis of population, with each state having a minimum of one.

Therefore, the least populous states, such as Alaska and Wyoming, send three members to Congress – two senators and one representative. Conversely, the most populous state, California, sends two senators and 53 representatives, for a total of 55.

California’s vote in the Electoral College is therefore 55.

This means that all 50 states send a total of 535 members to Congress.

In addition, the District of Columbia (Washington D.C.), sends one non-voting member to the House of Representatives (hence the slogan, “taxation without representation”), but no senators. However, when it comes to the Electoral College, D.C. is afforded the same number of votes as the smallest state – three.

The total votes in the Electoral College is therefore 538.

To win the presidency, a candidate needs an absolute majority vote in the Electoral College, which is half plus one, or 270. This is why you will hear a lot about the magic number “270” on Election Day.

If no one wins an absolute majority of the Electoral College, then the election is decided by a vote in the US House of Representatives, which has occurred on just one occasion (1824).

Electoral College “electors” are not usually members of Congress. Depending on the state, “electors” are elected by voters or state legislatures, or they are appointed.

Election day voting

Forty-eight states, plus the District of Columbia, have a winner-takes-all approach to their Electoral College votes. This means that on election day, if Hillary Clinton wins the popular vote in California by a single vote, she wins all of California’s 55 Electoral College votes.

It therefore does not matter by how many votes Clinton or Trump win in each state, as long as they win more than the next person. A majority vote is not required, as the winner of the popular vote for each state by a plurality will win all of the electoral college votes.

There are two exceptions: Maine and Nebraska.

These two states award some of their electoral college votes on the basis of congressional district.

Long before election day, we know how most of the states will vote. For example, we know that Alabama will vote for Trump, and we know that Rhode Island will vote for Clinton. In fact, we already know what the result will be in approximately 40 states.

So candidates focus their campaigns on the remaining 10 states in which the outcome is less certain. These states comprise the so-called “swing” states, such as Florida, Ohio, Nevada, Virginia, and Colorado, plus a few others, like North Carolina, Missouri, and Indiana.

In the final two weeks before election day, it is these swing states that will receive all the attention from candidates.

So a presidential candidate is not aiming to win the popular vote across the country. They are not aiming to win all 50 states (although several have come close, such as Richard Nixon in 1972, and Ronald Reagan in 1984, each of whom won 49 states). A presidential candidate is aiming to win a majority of the Electoral College, in whatever shape that takes.

In 2012, Mitt Romney won 24 of 50 states (48%), and 47.2% of the national popular vote, but only won 38% of the electoral college vote.

When they devised the Constitution, the founding fathers did not believe that voters could be trusted to make the correct decision when voting. So the electoral college was conceived as a fail-safe. At the time, no voter in the electoral college was required to vote according to the result on election day. In 2016, there are 21 states that still do not require “electors” to adhere to the wishes of voters, but that is a whole other article.

This Happens If You Throw Water In Air At -52 Below Zero In Fairbanks, Alaska: “Floats Away”

“Floats away like a cloud” – In Fairbanks, Alaska, these days they are facing extremely low temperatures. It was -52 ° F below zero, according to the inhabitants, the frost cut to the bone. One of the local inhabitants used the current low temperatures for this remarkable experiment, which quickly inspired many around the world.

He poured a hot water into the bucket, went outside the house, then threw the entire liquid high up into the air. The hot water in the air immediately turned into a snowshoe, and the scene is truly remarkable. Take a look at the video a resident captured in the cold Fairbanks!

Donald Trump Speaks At Camp David; Angry, Annoyed By Questions About His Mental Fitness (VIDEO)

Flanked by congressional Republican leadership and some members of his Cabinet at Camp David Saturday, President Trump vowed to be “very involved” in midterm elections later this year and said he had some “incredible meetings” with Republicans as the party charts its legislative course for 2018.

In a wide-ranging press conference, Trump touched on his hopes for passing bipartisan legislation to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws and national welfare programs, repeated claims his campaign did not collude with the Russians who attacked the 2016 presidential election and signaled a willingness to start a dialogue with North Korea, just a week after its leader announced there’s a button to launch a nuclear attack sitting on his desk.

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Erica Garner, daughter of Black Lives Matter icon Eric Garner, dies at 27 after heart attack (VIDEO)

Erica Garner, whose father Eric became a national symbol of excessive police force after a fatal struggle with cops on Staten Island, died early Saturday, her family said.

Garner, 27, suffered “major brain damage” from a heart attack last weekend.

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When you put Hip-Hop in gymnastics: Near-perfect score 9.9 to University of Alabama’s Aja Sims #BlackGirlMagic (VIDEO)

Black Gymnast Amazes In Hip-Hop Routine, Some Fans Can’t Handle Her Race Being Highlighted

Continue reading When you put Hip-Hop in gymnastics: Near-perfect score 9.9 to University of Alabama’s Aja Sims #BlackGirlMagic (VIDEO)

When you put Hip-Hop in gymnastics: Near-perfect score 9.9 for University of Alabama Aja Sims—VIDEO

Black Gymnast Amazes In Hip-Hop Routine, Some Fans Can’t Handle Her Race Being Highlighted

University of Alabama gymnast Aja Sims’ hip hop-influenced floor routine was praised as #BlackGirlMagaic, but several non-Black fans took offense to the proclamation.

Sims, a 21-year-old senior at the university, danced and flipped her way through her exercise against Louisiana State University, Friday, Jan. 13, earning a score of 9.90. It was one of the Tide’s highest tallies and though AL.com reported the team didn’t beat LSU, Sims’ routine was still a crowd pleaser as the home audience cheered during her performance.

Her effort was posted on Unstripped Voice‘s Facebook page Tuesday, Jan. 24, and captioned, “When you put Hip-Hop in gymnastics. A new day is coming. Near-perfect score of 9.90 for Alabama’s Aja Sims. #NCAA #BlackGirlMagic.”

The last hashtag rubbed some viewers the wrong way, leading them to question the necessity of highlighting Sims’ race and culture.

At least one Black person agreed.

Another commenter judged her use of hip-hop dancing.

Several others defended Sims use of hip-hop as a celebration of Black culture.

Some scoffed at the idea that race wasn’t important.

Many others embraced Sims’ display of Black Girl Magic.

The celebration of Black Girl Magic in gymnastics follows the 2016 Olympic Games that saw criticism and celebration of Team USA members Simone Biles and Gabby Douglas. Biles was largely praised for her history-making feats, including earning four gold medals in individual and team competitions. The wins led her to become the first female gymnast to win four golds in one Olympics and the Associated Press named her the Female Athlete of the Year in 2016.

Douglas was criticized for seeming to show poor sportsmanship when Biles won gold in the women’s individual all-around Aug. 12. The public also reignited the 2012 criticism over her hair and judged her more serious demeanor. In December, Douglas told Teen Vouge such criticism got to her.

“Every single day, I’d come back to the village after every single training practice and I literally bawled my eyes out,” Douglas said. “I would cry and cry and cry because people were being so mean.”

Rare footage of hot lava entering the ocean from a very unique, dangerous and up close angle

Rare footage of lava entering the ocean from a very unique, dangerous, and up close angle, watch the creation of new land right before your very eyes on the rugged volcanic coastline on the island of Hawaii.

Mayor Bill de Blasio Says 12 Dead In Massive Bronx Apartment Building Fire — “Worst New York Fire In 25 Years” (VIDEO)

At least 12 people were killed and others injured after a massive fire broke out in a New York City apartment building, Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a press conference Thursday night.

“Tonight here in the Bronx, families have been torn apart,” de Blasio told reporters. The mayor called the event the “worst fire tragedy we have seen in this city.”

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