Off the Mark

At the University of Notre Dame's spring game on Saturday, 350-pound junior nose tackle Louis Nix III lined up as the team's quarterback for a two-point conversion. Starting in the shotgun formation Nix took the snap and rushed up the middle with surprising athleticism to score. Although Nix has yet to show his arm strength or accuracy as a quarterback, it is safe to say he could be at least a backup quarterback for the New York Jets.

On Monday April 22, Liverpool F.C. striker Luis Suárez appeared to bite Chelsea F.C. defender Branislav Ivanović on the arm. Although there was public outrage with Suárez following the incident, one superstar did stand by his side. Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson spoke out in defense of Suárez and even followed him on Twitter. Tyson, who was given a temporary ban from boxing following his own biting incident in 1997, supported Suárez, saying, “He bit someone, it happens.” I think it is safe to say that Suárez's public image is now saved because nothing screams redemption like being backed by a man with a face tattoo.