Roundup: Ben Affleck vs. Bill Maher; Trailer for Season 3 of the Newsroom & Fans Lucky to Survive Rally Car Crash in Italy

By Jason McIntyre

Marshawn Lynch often appears to be a crazy person, but in this feature, he’s painted as one of the most meticulous, hardest workers on the team. [Seattle Times]

Tim Beckman is on the hot seat at Illinois. That’s putting it mildly. [Sun-Times]

Oregon basketball players can’t stay out of trouble: Two arrested for shoplifting. [Register-Guard]

Kenneth Faried agrees to 5-year, $60 million extension with the Nuggets. [Yahoo Sports]

ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt did a nice thing. [Local 12]

The Jets, deservedly, are going to get pounded in the media this week. Their GM should shoulder a lot of blame. [NY Daily News]

Former NFL safety Blaine Bishop has transitioned to sports talk radio. [The Star Press]

Al Michaels turns 70 next month, and here’s a feature on the longtime announcer. [Boston Globe]

Newspaper editor arrested for taking photos at scene of car accident; his wife, who works with him, took photos of her husband getting arrested. [Daily Inter Lake]

Former Saturday Night Live writer John Mulaney has a TV show coming to Fox. [Newsweek]

Agree or disagree? This MLB postseason has been great. Are you excited about a Royals/Orioles ALCS? There’s two NLDS games today. []

Alex Henery, the Detroit kicker who missed three field goals – including one that could have won the game – thinks he blames himself. Nothing to “think” about, Alex. [Free Press]

Um, 63-year old Mack Brown says teams have called and inquired about him coaching next year? [Oklahoman]

Well, this should be fun to discuss in the comments: “Smelling Liberal, Thinking Conservative.” [NYT]

Sounds like Raheem Sterling is going to be staying at Liverpool. [Telegraph]

“Taste of Africa” Dallas Weekly cover hits newsstands … just as Ebola hits the city. Oops. [Dallas Observer]

These people should consider themselves lucky to be alive.

Ben Affleck vs. Bill Maher in a pretty heated, but educational series of discussions.

The trailer for the 3rd season of The Newsroom. Starts in November!

Jerry Seinfeld accepts award, says, “I love advertising because I love lying!” in a terrific speech.

Guy ice skating and singing the national anthem wipes out, but quickly jumps back to singing. Impressive. [via Brobible]