Buzz That Was: All in a day's work
In case you were too busy trying to unhear the rap remake of "Achy Breaky Heart" and missed out on sports, we've got you covered. Here's everything you missed last night.
A true hero
In an early Valentine's Day gift to all the single ladies out there, allow me to introduce you to America's newly anointed most eligible bachelor. Meet Gus Kenworthy. The 22-year old won the silver medal in slopestyle skiing on Thursday in the middle of his mission to save a family of puppies. I repeat, A FAMILY OF PUPPIES.
Warning: What you are about to see will make you squeeeeee for the rest of the day. Proceed at your own risk.
puppy love is real to puppies. pic.twitter.com/krauCUPjOg- Gus Kenworthy (@guskenworthy) February 11, 2014
After discovering a stray dog and her litter of four puppies near a security tent in the mountains outside Sochi, the Colorado native decided he wanted to rescue the adorable canines and bring them back to the States. He plans to adopt one and find good homes for the others. Kenworthy was even trying to arrange for vaccinations and transportation for his new friends just hours before the biggest moment of his career.
An Olympic medalist AND a puppy saver? Gus Kenworthy, you just won life and the internet. Now let's look at another picture just because this cuteness needs to be shared.
If you need me, I'll be on Petfinder for the rest of the day unabashedly looking at more puppy pictures.
For a few harrowing minutes for Syracuse fans on Wednesday, it seemed as if the team's undefeated season would be coming to an end against rival Pittsburgh. And then freshman Tyler Ennis was all like "and we can't stop and we won't stop (can't you see it's we who own the night?)" and took matters into his own hands with a ridiculous 35-foot buzzer-beater for the 58-56 win.
Naturally Orange fans spent the next three hours gloating about the win on Twitter, likely because even they remember how this team typically plays during the NCAA tournament.
TYLER ENNIS BE LIKE pic.twitter.com/KYPh44iniG- The Sports Quotient (@sportsquotient) February 13, 2014
I leave you with this
Not to be outdone by some teenage kid who lives in upstate New York , LeBron James hit a last-second 3-pointer to propel the Heat into the All-Star break with a win over the Warriors.
LeBron finished the game with a cool 36 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists. Just so you don't forget about him during his three-day absence from the court.
As everyone knows, an Olympic medal doesn't actually count for anything until it's been through an official twerking ceremony. You know, just like in the ancient Greek days. After taking home the United States' first-ever medal in a singles luge event on Tuesday, Erin Hamlin had her teammate and dancing sensation Kate Hansen bless her medal through dance.
Are you happy now, Miley - and Billy Ray - Cyrus? You did this.
New and improved?
Due to that whole looking like he would haunt your dreams through eternity thing, Pierre the Pelican's new face was revealed on Wednesday, and it's ... still pretty scary.
NBA TV aired a segment about Pierre's road to recovery, and we can officially confirm the oversized bird has gone Hollywood by trying to pull an Ashlee Simpson on us and blame the facial reconstruction on a broken nose. UH HUH.
In a story that might suddenly make some dust get in your eye, a high school senior in Fairdale, Ky., with a severe case of cerebral palsy earned his first win in a varsity wrestling match on senior night. Despite being unable to walk, Willie Burton has been on the wrestling team at Fairdale High for four years. Per the Courier-Journal, he has started every match by being lifted by his teammates from his wheelchair and crawling to the circle. While he has come close to a win multiple times, magic happened in his final match.
Special thanks to Rebecca Ballou for passing this on!
Perfecting the cancellation art
You've probably heard by now that many Americans are cursing the winter gods as snow and ice continue to affect just about every aspect of life. Or so say my friends on Facebook. For one ambitious Head of School (rich-people speak for principal) and his assistant in North Carolina, the weather meant just one thing. An "Ice, Ice Baby" school-closing announcement video!
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