Buzz That Was: Showing signs of life
In case you were too busy checking your mail for a Kanye West-Kim Kardashian wedding invitation and missed out on sports, we've got you covered. Here's what everyone else was talking about last night.
Come on, Meat
I don't want to alarm anyone, but there was a dinosaur sighting in San Diego. Sixty-five million years after extinction, a baby T-rex came to Petco Park and threw out the first pitch before the Padres game against the Kansas City Royals. Luckily, no one in the ballpark was injured or eaten and the pitch was surprisingly decent.
Call me a skeptic, but I find it hard to believe the first place anyone would go after millions and millions of years away would be a Padres game.
In the dark
With 27.2 seconds left to play in the first half of the Los Angeles Clippers-Oklahoma City Thunder game, the lights went out due to a partial power outage at the ironically named Chesapeake Energy Arena. As you would expect, Twitter instantly became a sea of "Kevin Durant shot the lights out" jokes and comparisons to Super Bowl XLVII. In less predictable news, Chris Paul started yelling at NBA commissioner Adam Silver to let them finish the half, like they were old besties or something.
Chris Paul: "We'll play in the dark!"- Darnell Mayberry (@DarnellMayberry) May 8, 2014
Paul's wish was granted and the teams played the final seconds of the half in the dim light, although neither team was able to score. Thankfully for Thunder fans, the lights were fully restored for the start of the second half, so they could see newly minted MVP Durant and Russell Westbrook combine for 63 points in a 112-101 win that evened the series at 1-1.
After becoming a national punch line for his habit of scoring zero points, Roy Hibbert responded in a big way on Wednesday. Scoring a season-high 28 points, the Pacers' big man was all like, "YOU WERE SAYING, AMERICA?" as he carried Indiana to an 86-82 victory over the Washington Wizards in Game 2.
In the age of the Internet overreaction, Twitter all but exploded when Hibbert finally figured out a way to put the ball in the basket.
When you see that Roy Hibbert had 28 points and 9 rebounds tonight... pic.twitter.com/CzORv5cHq3- Basketball Forever (@Bballforeverfb) May 8, 2014
Welcome back to the Internet's good graces, Roy.
Sidelined with a foot injury, former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka has been spending a lot of time at the gym lately. And despite that whole "ridiculously talented professional athlete" thing, it turns out even Vika is endures a gym fail every now and then.
LeBron James was announced as the latest cast member for the new Judd Apatow movie "Trainwreck" on Wednesday.
Before you roll your eyes at the latest athlete foray into Hollywood, please reserve judgment and just read the cast list: Amy Schumer, Bill Hader (STEFON!), John Cena, Vanessa Bayer, Tilda Swinton and Method Man. If that cast doesn't scream Screen Actors Guild "Outstanding Ensemble" nomination, I don't know what does.
Last week, Florida State quarterback and pitcher Jameis Winston was cited for stealing crab legs from a local Publix. He was fined, temporarily suspended from the baseball team and completely humiliated. Winston was reinstated to the team just a few days later. While it seems as if Winston's legal woes and punishment are mostly behind him, opposing fans are doing their best to make sure the reigning Heisman winner doesn't forget about his indiscretion. Here's Stetson's greatest hits.
This guy put Jameis Winston on blast �� pic.twitter.com/JCnKYgt8ZF- Frosty Coby (@universitytitan) May 7, 2014
'I've still been hooked from the start'
Stressed about the Stanley Cup playoffs or just tired from staying up late watching scoreless games? Not only are you not alone, but now you have a catchy little ditty to sing along to. A hockey fan wrote her ode to the NHL's postseason, set to the tune of "Build Me Up Buttercup."
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