Buzz That Was: Saving grace, losing face
In case you were too busy helping bail "The Situation" out of jail and missed out on sports, we've got you covered. Here's what everyone else was talking about last night.
Goalie or wall?
Guillermo Ochoa became the breakout star of the 2014 World Cup on Tuesday when he stopped literally everything that came his way during Mexico's clash against tournament favorite Brazil. While he compiled a virtual highlight reel with his spectacular saves throughout the game, Ochoa's performance can be best summed up by this dive in the 26th minute to stop a Neymar header.
I'll give you a minute to collect yourself or just watch that clip 45 times.
The game ended in a 0-0 draw, which seems like a win for Mexico. Of course, Ochoa's heroics were rewarded with all the memes, Photoshopped images and celebrity endorsements one could possibly dream of.
Ochoa. pic.twitter.com/hbKh4kXKLt- Sydney Leroux (@sydneyleroux) June 17, 2014
And the Internet tributes didn't stop there. The newly minted superstar received the World Wide Web's highest honor when someone hacked his Wikipedia page and dubbed him "the Mexican Jesus."
No pressure for the rest of the tournament or anything, Ochoa.
Igor Akinfeev also made headlines on Tuesday, but for basically the exact opposite reason Ochoa did. If you think you had a bad day at the office, the Russian goalkeeper has you beat. Playing South Korea at the World Cup, Akinfeev somehow allowed Lee Keun-Ho's shot to go directly into has hands ... and bounce off and into the goal. For the best experience, the clip below should be viewed while listening to the "Price is Right" fail horn or the "Debbie Downer" sound effect.
Somewhere out there, Vladimir Putin is muttering to himself that he could have made that save. Thankfully for Akinfeev, his teammate Alexander Kerzhakov scored six minutes later and the game ended in a 1-1 draw.
Meet your Team USA
If you're still ecstatic about the U.S. win over Ghana on Monday and just can't get enough of the team, Jimmy Fallon has some fun facts about the players that you probably didn't know. For example, you might already know that DeAndre Yedlin didn't score a goal in the World Cup opener (because he didn't actually play and is a defender) but did you know that his life goal is to be the fifth member of The Black Eyed Peas? Yes, it's true!*
*Probably not true. The Black Eyed Peas are SO 2000 and late.
DeSean Jackson launches LeBron attack
DeSean Jackson: wide receiver, return specialist and bona fide Internet troll. On Tuesday, two full days after the conclusion of the NBA Finals, Jackson threw some serious Instagram shade at LeBron James. He posted the picture below with the caption, "Lol heat fans wish they had'em !! The Closer !! Blacc Mamba !! Im cryin wit all these Different Pics they got !!
And you thought Internet trolls always lived in their mom's basement. No word if Jackson is just hurt because LeBron is an unabashed Dallas Cowboys fan or if LeBrond didn't say hi to him at a party five years ago. Regardless, it does seem a little strange for a guy who has won a grand total of ZERO championship rings to be clowning on a guy with two, but, whatever. Details are overrated!
A self-described problem
In unfortunate news for New Orleans Saints tight end OR wide receiver Jimmy Graham, apparently the old "be careful what you Tweet or put on Facebook!" adage isn't just something your parents tell you so you don't publicly embarrass them. Graham, who is in arbitration hearings for a franchise-tag grievance, might be learning that lesson the hard way. Along with the NFL Players Association, the Saints star is fighting to be officially labeled as a receiver for franchise-tag purposes, but the team argues he should be listed as a tight end. What's the big deal, you ask? Oh, only 5 MILLION DOLLARS. Naturally, Graham would like to make the better salary, but there's just one problem. He refers to himself as a tight end in his Twitter bio.
Among @NFL's arguments: Jimmy Graham meets in the TE room, lines up where TEs line up... and lists himself as a TE on Twitter (really).- Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 17, 2014
So that could be problematic.
Want to see something cool?
Since much of the country is experiencing sweltering temperatures this week, please allow this magical video to help cool you off. Or at least entertain you while you sit in the air conditioning.
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