Buzz That Was: The year of World Peace?
In case you were too busy recovering from giving 2014 a warm welcome and missed out on sports, we've got you covered. Here's everything you missed last night.
She said yes, we say uh-oh
Like at least three of your Facebook friends, the world's favorite preppy-sport unifiers, Caroline Wozniacki and Rory McIlroy, publicly announced their engagement on New Year's Eve. Tennis and golf fans, rejoice!
Happy New Year everyone! Rory and I started 2014 with a bang! ... I said YES!!!! pic.twitter.com/J7c2pXgsdC— Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki) December 31, 2013
The duo celebrated the new year in Sydney as Wozniacki prepared for the upcoming Australian Open. She withdrew from the Brisbane International due to a sore shoulder, but it's good to see she's at least healthy enough to wear a massive rock on her hand. I'm sure we can count on these two frequent oversharers to reveal every detail of the wedding planning online. THANK GOODNESS. I don't think I could sleep if I didn't know Wozniacki's color scheme.
67 is the wrong number
USA hockey announced rosters for the 2014 Sochi Olympic men's and women's squads Wednesday during the NHL's Winter Classic. While the women's team members were all in attendance and introduced to the crowd after the second period, the men's team found out their statuses via text message. Unfortunately -- or fortunately for this column -- there was one little problem with that plan. Ryan Kesler of the Vancouver Canucks had changed his phone number. According to Gord Miller of TSN, the team inadvertently invited a 67-year-old Canadian to represent the United States in Sochi.
...but Ryan Kesler had changed his #. The guy who has it now said "I'm a 67 year old Canadian in Vancouver, I'd be happy to play for you."— Gord Miller (@GMillerTSN) January 1, 2014
And he added: "I think Canada would be even happier if I played for you." The USA Hockey guys had a good laugh.— Gord Miller (@GMillerTSN) January 1, 2014
If you're seven feet tall and paid an exceptional sum of money to play basketball, it seems like a fairly reasonable expectation that you can dunk during a game. Somehow, Charlotte Bobcats center Cody Zeller didn't seem to infer that from his contract.
Just hours after drawing the ":(" reaction from girls all over Twitter when he shared the heartbreaking news that he had never received a midnight kiss on New Year's Eve, The Big Handsome was humiliated by that pesky rim during Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Where's the lettuce?
The NBA's resident eccentric, Metta World Peace, started off 2014 the only he could: with a bizarre, nonsensical Twitter rant that involved a tomato linguini bath, bowling tomatoes and a promise to not tweet again until July, followed by him promptly tweeting 30 seconds later.
My knobs are forks yal should see this One shower head sprays tomato sauce , the other sprays grated cheese bits— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) January 2, 2014
If this sets the tone for the rest of the year, 2014 might be the year of World Peace. Well, Metta World Peace anyway. Not actual world peace.
Robert Griffin III's wife, Rebecca, just became my favorite NFL spouse. During Wednesday's Fiesta Bowl between Griffin's alma mater, Baylor, and UCF, Rebecca blatantly and hilariously ditched her husband when the cameras came their way.
While it looks to me from her brief moment on film that she's having a great hair day, I think we all know the feeling. BuzzFeed captured the moment in this perfect GIF:
Let's hope somewhere out there, probably doing a photo shoot for 14 Minutes and 57 Seconds of Fame online magazine, Katherine Webb is taking notes.
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