Style Points: Andy Reid and Team USA Can’t Stop Dancing

  • Andy Reid

    The Chiefs went into Miami and beat the Dolphins for their first win of the season. It was desperately needed, too, with the team in a tailspin since starting last year 9-0 and with their next three games coming against New England, at San Francisco, and at San Diego. Head coach Andy Reid had lost eight of his last 10 games with the Chiefs, so after showing out for a big double-digit win, the ol’ ball coach broke out his own sneaky solid rendition of the Robot.

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  • Brandon Marshall

    I was one of those fantasy owners that sat Brandon Marshall in Week 2. There were reports he wouldn’t play because of an ankle injury. Instead, he went out against perhaps the best team in the NFL and spearheaded an incredible comeback from a 17-0 deficit.

    Marshall caught three touchdowns passes, including this one that’ll undoubtedly be one of the best plays all year.

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  • Logic
    Logic

    We’ve shown Logic love on Style Points before, and he’s getting them again this week for being one of the more incredible stories in hip-hop right now. The dude didn’t just make it through rough times. He overcame siblings who fell on the wrong side of the tracks, a racist mother, a father who did more than his share of dirt and now wants to eat off Logic’s success.

    And now he’s announced his first official album is dropping October 21. Get ready, and peep that artwork, too! His fans have been waiting on this moment, and dude can have his style points this week for keeping the same gritty sound that made him such an awesome underground talent.

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  • Team USA

    Our squad was expected to take home the gold, even if a few people started touting Spain as the tournament’s best team. When you have Kyrie Irving, Anthony Davis, James Harden, and Derrick Rose on one team, you’re expected to win no matter who you’re playing.

    And after dusting Serbia in the gold medal game, the team broke out the Shmoney Dance in perfect unison. With the games in Spain, I wonder how many in attendance even knew what they were doing. The best part about all of this? Watch D. Rose. Literally the ONLY one who is not dancing. Classic.

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  • John Wall
    John Wall

    Because what’s not to love about a star athlete getting extra giddy over a jersey? In all seriousness, with the way starters are dropping like flies with the Redskins, they might as well suit up the Wizards’ point guard. John Wall could make a play or two.

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  • Drake

    Because, dang, if he isn’t rocking dope Marcus Mariota jerseys — get that Heisman campaign started! — he’s wearing some Jordans that none of us will ever have a chance to own. We might as well give Drake his own Style Points section. He’s in here almost every week.

    This time it’s a look into his sneaker stash, where Aubrey shows off all-gold errthang Air Jordan 3s and some spectacularly dope 13s.

    Why can’t we be famous?

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  • Mike Wallace

    We couldn’t show Brandon Marshall love for his one-handed grab against the 49ers and not give Miami receiver Mike Wallace his props for this amazing, one-handed over-the-shoulder grab in Buffalo.

    This play was incredible, but overall it was probably the only source of positivity for the Dolphins all day. The Bills absolutely smoked them, totally dominated them. The 29-10 score wasn’t indicative of how lopsided this one was.

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  • Andy Reid
  • Brandon Marshall
  • Logic
  • Team USA
  • John Wall
  • Drake
  • Mike Wallace

Imagine you’re the Kansas City Chiefs. You’re coming off a disappointing end to what started as such a promising year last season, blowing a 9-0 start and then disintegrating in the playoffs. Your star running back gets hurt to start the new season, and you’re looking at one of the most difficult schedules to start the year. Traveling to Miami, you’re staring 0-6 in the face if you aren’t able to beat the Dolphins. It’s no wonder head coach Andy Reid was in such a jolly mood in the locker room after K.C. won by 19, scoring two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to seal it.

Style Points isn’t just about what you do. It’s about how you do it. From the Shmoney Dance to training with Skittles to filming the greatest Ice Bucket Challenge yet, athletes and entertainers earn their style points by going the extra yard. Like Brandon Marshall catching a one-handed touchdown and hitting pay dirt three times during a game he wasn’t even supposed to play in. Or Logic finally getting a release date for his first major record release, and doing it all without selling out. Style Points separate the good players from the legends, the interesting entertainers from the icons. Sometimes people reach for Style Points, like what happened recently with Kanye West’s new haircut, but you can’t really fault someone for doing whatever they can to stand out.

The NFL season is in full swing, and you’ll see that reflected in Style Points today. Between one-handed catches, videobombs, and a basketball star showing up to support his “hometown” team, the NFL again dominates this week. Here are this week’s Style Points: Andy Reid and Team USA Can’t Stop Dancing.

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