Buzz That Was: Welcome to our world
In case you were too busy consuming all the green-dyed food your body could handle while digesting the women's basketball bracket and missed out on sports, we've got you covered. Here's everything you missed last night.
Now that's entertainment
Pop-singing sensation Lorde may not be royal, but she's rich and famous enough to have scored a box seat at Monday's Oklahoma City Thunder-Chicago Bulls game. It was clearly a new experience for the 17-year-old New Zealand native, as she live-tweeted what appeared to be her first basketball game.
i am at a bulls game this is so intense how does everyone in this room not have a stress ulcer- Lorde (@lordemusic) March 18, 2014
i am such an outsider to the world of sport but i feel very proud of all playing- Lorde (@lordemusic) March 18, 2014
the cheerleaders are doing synchronized movements to small pieces of drum-based instrumental music- Lorde (@lordemusic) March 18, 2014
I just hope no one asked her to put her hands up in the air to do the wave. I think she's kind of over that. So there. If Joakim Noah and/or Russell Westbrook don't get referenced on her next album, I'm going to be really disappointed.
Let's hear it for the nerds
Before receiving a No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament, Chiney Ogwumike and the Stanford women's basketball team made a music video. "N-E-R-D-S (#NerdAnthem)" embraces all those nerdy things the kids at Stanford do. You know, like wearing glasses and going to class.
While I was expecting to see Pharrell Williams make an appearance on account of the song title all but ripping off his band name, I guess we'll have to settle for a Richard Sherman cameo instead.
Shaking in their shoes
For the three people out there who don't follow any actors, singers, reality stars or wannabes on Twitter, there was an earthquake on Monday morning in Los Angeles. And while the KTLA anchors undoubtedly had the best filmed reaction, former Denver Broncos star Terrell Davis also reacted accordingly while on the set of "NFL AM."
While these reactions make for perfect viral video content, I can all but guarantee I would look far more ridiculous in this situation than Davis or anyone else I saw.
Monday was quite a day to be a Denver Nuggets fan. Not only did the team snap the Los Angeles Clippers' 11-game winning streak, but fans in attendance got to witness the start of what could ultimately be known as the greatest feud of our time. Former Nuggets star and NBA legend Dikembe Mutombo was on hand for the game and was invited to help Rocky, the team mascot, with his dunking act at halftime. It was a decision Rocky would soon regret.
AND THEN THE FINGER WAG?!? That's just low, Dikembe. Rocky has yet to publicly comment, likely because he's a mascot who is unable to speak. But now we can all impatiently wait for the inevitable next chapter in this unlikely rivalry.
Hand it over
And for those of you who just can't get enough finger-wagging news, somehow there's more! During the 2012 Super Bowl, singer and permanent-controversial person M.I.A. gave her middle finger to the American public while performing in the halftime show. On Monday, the NFL held out all 10 of its fingers to her. Per the Hollywood Reporter, the NFL has added an additional $15.1 million for restitution to the $1.5 million for breach of contract it had been trying to get from her for the past two years. To recap: the NFL wants $16.6 MILLION for a middle finger. Unsurprisingly, M.I.A. is not pleased by this latest development.
THIS IS WHAT THEY WANT ME TO SIGN , THAT IVE BEEN FIGHTING FOR 2 YEARS ON TOP OF 16 MILLION pic.twitter.com/PMurD3oVFL- M.I.A (@MIAuniverse) March 17, 2014
Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams received a $250,000 fine when he flipped off Buffalo Bills fans in 2009. It remains unclear how or why M.I.A.'s finger is worth over $16 million more than Adams'.
Fit for a king?
In a just-released McDonald's commercial, LeBron James finally nabs a coveted invitation to join some sort of secret club in the back of the fast-food chain with Alex Morgan and Johnny Manziel.
While a sandwich is cool and all, I would think A-list athletes would be looking for a little more in their secret societies. Or at least year-round Shamrock Shakes.
I present this six-second Vine video of a dog running around in a football uniform without comment. Mainly because I'm too mesmerized to write anything else.
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