Here’s the first image of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman from ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’

If you weren’t at Comic-Con in San Diego today, you didn’t get to see a short teaser video of Warner Bros.’s upcoming film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. IGN has a description of what happened, though, and it includes what sounds like an epic staredown between Ben Affleck’s Batman and Henry Cavill’s Superman.

What we fans not at the show do get to see, though, is actress Gal Gadot in the Wonder Woman costume. Director Zack Snyder tweeted it out earlier today.

The image is awesome. So awesome that I’m content just to paste a large version of it below and let you marvel at it yourself. It’ll have to be enough to tide us over for awhile.

And now, a Public Service Announcement

You know, we kid and joke a lot about sports and how crazy athletes and the games of sports can be.

But sometimes, life happens, and we have to consider what’s going on in life around us.

I had a chance to visit this Veterans Thrift Store on Pioneer Parkway in Arlington, and was totally blown away.

First of all, I got about 30 VHS movies for $4.00!

The store is part of an organization that helps Veterans. I met the owner retired Staff Sergeant  Randy Brown, and he says money from the sale of items in the store goes towards veteran projects. The bottom line is, if you have any items that you are going to toss out, please think about calling these folks for a great cause.

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Do college football players think beyond next month?

I ask that question because it seems like there is some sort of culture growing within college football and many players committing crimes. Don’t these players know that it’s pretty hard to get in the NFL if you are in jail? Maybe I need to take my soapbox around the college circuit and explain this to kids?

Here is the latest thug:

The future of TCU defensive end Devonte Fields appears to be a bit sketchy at best. The former Big 12 defensive player of the year surrendered himself to authorities after a misdemeanor warrant was issued.

The Associated Press reported Fields surrendered to Tarrant County authorities Thursday afternoon and was released shortly after posting bond of $3,5000. Fields has not been formally charged but could be facing up to one year in jail for a Class A misdemeanor assault. As previously reported, Fields was being investigated for allegedly threatening a woman with a gun.

TCU announced a separation from Fields while the investigation was ongoing earlier this week. Fields allegedly pointed a gun at an ex-girlfriend and threatened to “blast” her during a shouting match after punching in a window.

Nothing about this sounds good, especially in light of a number of stories floating around the football world this week regarding violence aimed at women. It has not been a good week for football players and women, that’s for sure.

Fake Jerry and another Cowboys Training Camp

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It’s another year, another training camp for the Dallas Cowboys, and yet another year of futility for the Cowboys. Let’s check in with the snake oil salesman owner and GM, Jerry Jones to see what we can expect this year.

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Watch: Johnny Manziel throws a football through front window of moving Nissan

Johnny Manziel recently shot a commercial for a Cleveland Nissan dealer and it was hardly a routine shoot for the Cleveland Browns quarterback.

The former Aggie had a chance to show off his arm in the shoot, much like he did when he threw a pass to a friend on a jetski.

In the raw video from TMZ Sports, Manziel can be seen throwing a pass through the open passenger window of a moving Nissan Altima like he did so many times to Mike Evans at Texas A&M.

 

According to the TMZ story, Manziel not only completed the pass on his first pass but he also hit the driver leaving a welt on his face. A dealership representative said the car was moving 25 mph and the throw was from 40-yards away.

Report: Cleveland Browns concerned Johnny Manziel’s behavior has set him back in QB race

Cleveland Browns quaterback Johnny Manziel (second from left) watches a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago White Sox during the seventh inning at Fenway Park. (Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports)

 

When training camp opens for the Cleveland Browns Saturday, all eyes will be on Johnny Manziel, including the attentive eyes of coach Mike Pettine.

Pettine and the rest of the Cleveland Browns organization will be curious to see how Manziel responds to actual football after an offseason of adventure since he was taken 22nd overall by the organization.

According to Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Browns organization is “alarmed” at Manziel’s behavior and believe it may have even set him back in the quarterback race with Brian Hoyer.

“The Browns have been ‘alarmed’ by some of Johnny Manziel’s antics since the draft — especially a photo of him rolling up a $20 bill in the bathroom of a bar — and some in the organization feel he’s lost ground in the quarterback competition heading into camp, sources have told Northeast Ohio Media Group,” Cabot writes.

On July 7, Manziel was pictured in the bathroom of a bar with a $20 bill rolled up. Pettine said this week that he talked to Manziel about the issue but that he would be talking to him in person.

“The conversation was ‘positive’ but he also planned to talk to Manziel face-to-face when he arrived for the rookie portion of camp on Wednesday,” Cabot said. “Tightly-rolled bills are typically used to snort cocaine, and the Browns wanted some answers.”

Cabot confirmed that the photo could warrant an inquiry from the league and a drug test to “make sure the player is okay, even though it’s not proof of use.”

Cabot writes that Manziel took a step back in the quarterback competition during organized team activities and that some in the organization saw the trips he was making as the cause, rather than him getting to know the playbook.

“Team officials had bought into Manziel’s pre-draft promises to tone down the partying and leave his frat-boy lifestyle back in College Station, Texas, and they’ve been stunned by his non-stop antics, sources said,” Cabot writes.

Norman Police Investigating Alleged Assault Involving OU Football Player

Norman police are investigating an alleged assault involving OU freshman running back Joe Mixon.

According to the Norman Police Department, emergency crews responded to a report of aggravated assault around 2:40 a.m. Friday at Pickleman’s Gourmet Café, 759 Asp Avenue.

Norman police said they “contacted the reporting party, rendered aid, and conducted the initial investigation.
A witness told News 9 that Mixon assaulted a woman early Friday morning.  The victim said she was attacked and suffered several broken bones in her face.

A source tells us that Mixon will be arrested as soon as they can find him.

A spokesperson with the University of Oklahoma Athletic Department told News 9, “We are aware of the matter and it is under internal review.”

Mixon’s attorney Kevin Finlay released the following statement Friday evening:

“He has been coopering with the investigation and is looking forward to the truth coming out.”

Finlay also told News 9 Mixon has not been arrested, and he has not been questioned by Norman police at this time.

Mixon was a five-star recruit and considered the best running back in the country by Rivals.com. As a senior at Freedom High School in Oakley, Calif., Mixon rushed for 1,704 yards and 23 touchdowns.

More player dismissals at Texas

Senior safety Josh Turner was projected as a starter this season. He made three starts last season and had a solid spring game for coach Charlie Strong.

Texas football coach Charlie Strong has kicked at least six players off the team since becoming coach, in addition to suspending two Longhorns players Thursday after they were arrested on charges of sexual assault.

Safety Josh Turner, running back Jalen Overstreet and defensive back Chevoski Collins have been dismissed from the program for violating team rules, multiple sources told ESPN.com on Friday.

Senior running back Joe Bergeron was also dismissed from the program, according to Orangebloods.com and multiple media outlets Friday.

Texas has yet to officially acknowledge any of the dismissals.

Turner was a projected starter, a senior safety who played in 37 games and started five, including three in 2013. He had an interception in Texas’ first spring game under Strong.

Overstreet, a sophomore, rushed for 102 yards and two touchdowns as a reserve last season after moving from quarterback to running back. Collins redshirted as a freshman and was a backup at safety. Orangebloods.com initially reported the dismissal of Overstreet and Collins.

Overstreet previously had academic issues and was ruled ineligible last December for Texas’ Valero Alamo Bowl loss to Oregon.

Bergeron’s reported dismissal comes three days after Strong told reporters at Big 12 media days that the senior running back “has done everything we’ve asked him to do” and was back on the team after a suspension this spring to focus on academics.

Six players have now been dismissed from the program since Strong took over. Fullback Chet Moss and defensive back Leroy Scott were kicked off the team in March for a violation of team rules.

According to one source close to the situation, as many as five more Texas players could be facing dismissals due to violations of team rules.

The dismissal of the four Texas players came soon after Texas receivers Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander were arrested on sexual assault charges Thursday for an incident in June. Both players were suspended indefinitely by Strong, and their names already have been removed from Texas’ official roster.