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Logan Paul impresses Cam Newton with football receiving skills

Published: 25/Jul/2020 1:43

by Theo Salaun

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NFL quarterback Cam Newton and YouTube superstar Logan Paul have united in a football training video that no one, including the participants, ever saw coming. 

Newton is a former NFL MVP and likely the New England Patriots’ starting QB for 2020. Paul, meanwhile, has about 22 million YouTube subscribers and is possibly Hollywood’s most infamous party boy. By mere coincidence, the two ended up meeting and doing some drills together — offering Newton to test Paul’s skills on the field.

As explained by Paul, this workout session was as coincidental as it can get. “I like broke my wrist, so I go to sports rehab down the street,” he explained. “I saw Cam Newton there and I was like ‘d***.’ That was pretty much it, and now we’re here.”

It’s a surprisingly fitting pairing, as the two share some similarities and make for a good workout duo. Paul is known for his large athletic build (6’2”, 199 lbs), charm, and a surprising career redemption arc that’s led to his maturity being praised by his former rival, KSI. Newton is likewise known for a larger athletic build (6’5”, 245 lbs), charm, and a surprising career redemption arc that’s led to him filling Tom Brady’s old locker in New England.

 

Newton, although probably not Paul’s typical audience, did seem aware of his impromptu receiver’s infamy, remarking that this vlog might help “silence all critics.” Of course, it turns out that the charismatic quarterback is among those critics, as he was unafraid to push the Hollywood influencer’s buttons during their session.

Paul is tall, relatively athletic, and claims to have been an All-State football player in high school. Newton was quick to note that “he looks the part,” before testing him out with a variety of routes and ball trajectories. After forcing Paul out on routes past 15 yards, the former MVP remarked that the elder Paul brother may “look like an Excursion,” but he has a “Prius engine.”

The 25-year-old YouTuber may not have the gas reserves that a nine-year veteran quarterback would hope for, but, ultimately, Newton was impressed with his training cohort’s ability. “You kind of beat my expectations there, sir.”

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The boys connecting in celebration after connecting on a 50-yard go route.

Newton most certainly made sure to test Logan’s limits. By the end, the YouTuber had sweat enough and dropped enough easy passes that one might wonder if his days of publicized athleticism were over.

But, following some inspirational love from his new quarterback after a successful 50-yard nine route, Paul seems to have regained confidence and found his new calling: “I’m going to work real hard and get drafted by the Patriots. Me and Cam are the new Gronk and Brady, watch.”

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Russian Instagram influencer torches his $150,000 Mercedes on purpose

Published: 25/Oct/2020 0:46

by Bill Cooney

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An Instagram influencer literally set his own $150,000 Mercedes Benz on fire after he got fed up with how his local dealership was repairing it.

Several videos of Russian Instagram and YouTube star Mikhail Litvin torching the black GT 63 S went viral over the weekend, with people around the internet both amazed and horrified that someone has enough extra cash rolling around they can just send a luxury car up in flames.

But, Litvin’s display surprisingly wasn’t just a random instance of pure, nihilistic capitalism captured on film, as he claims he was sending a message to his local Mercedes dealership and the company as a whole.

The saga begins like this: Mikhail bought a brand new GT 63 S (running around $140,000 to $160,000) and somehow, broke the engine five times in a row through various automotive shenanigans.

Eventually, he became fed up with how his local Mercedes Benz dealership was repairing the vehicle each time he brought it in, even replacing the turbo kit with one purchased off of eBay at one point.

Paying to have sub-par parts installed in his car seems to have been the final straw for the Russian, who filled his trunk up with gasoline and brought plenty of cameras to a deserted field to send his vehicle off with a Viking funeral.

After bathing the car in fuel, Litvin lights a Looney Tunes-style trail from offscreen and the poor four-door goes up in a massive fireball.

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Mikhail Litvin/YouTube
Litvin made sure not to miss a spot.

After contemplating all the memories he had in the Mercedes while the inferno raged behind him, the YouTuber drove into the sunset with his new whip, a classic teal Lada that only needed a little bit of a running start to get going.

With over 11 million followers on Instagram and 4 million subscribers on YouTube, chances are good that Litvin will be picking up a fly new car sometime soon to replace the smoking heap that was his GT 63 S.

Exactly what he’ll replace it with remains to be seen, but we’d bet he’ll have a video out about it when he does.