Buzz That Was: As cool as it gets
In case you were too busy wondering if Solana made the right decision on "Catfish" (you can't just get matching lion tattoos and then leave!) and missed out on sports, we've got you covered. Here's what everyone else was talking about last night.
Cold yet heartwarming
Arizona women's basketball coach Niya Butts combined two of America's favorite pastimes -- viral videos and raising money for charity -- into one brilliant idea that is sweeping the nation. Introducing the #Chillin4Charity "Cold Water Challenge," an entertaining fundraiser for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. After getting herself doused with a bucket of ice-cold water, Butts challenged several of her Pac-12 coaching peers to do the same. They have 48 hours to suffer the same fate and then pass the challenge on to other coaches. If they don't do it, they have to donate $250 to the cause, according to the rules.
Butts' challenge has quickly spread and most of the fellow Pac-12 schools gladly, er, coolly accepted.
The challenge has now reached other conferences across the country. Oklahoma coach Sherri Coale -- and her amazing hair -- is expected to take part later today. No word on if there is a separate fundraiser to acquire funds for the really incredible hair dryer she will need after this event.
Pop and Patty go to a parade ...
The San Antonio Spurs celebrated their fifth NBA championship on Wednesday with a victory parade on the River Walk. Approximately 100,000 fans lined the river and another 75,000 were at the Alamodome. While several of the players gave heartfelt speeches to the fans thanking them for their support, it was the usually terse Gregg Popovich who stole the show. The Spurs coach trolled the Heat and counted his championship rings and seemed to be saying, "not one, not two..." Coach Pop, FTW!
Patty Mills became the unofficial emcee, and he did not disappoint with witty one-liners and entertaining anecdotes about his teammates. If you're looking for someone to host your upcoming wedding, family reunion or Australian game show, I think we've found your guy.
Step aside, Clayton Kershaw
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw threw a no-hitter on Wednesday night against the Colorado Rockies. While his accomplishment is great and all, the two-time Cy Young winner somehow might not even be responsible for the night's best moments, according to every child of the '90s, that is. BECAUSE CORY AND TOPANGA WERE IN THE HOUSE. Please take a moment to sing the "Boy Meets World" theme song, for old times' sake. The legendary TGIF duo, which has reunited for the new Disney series "Girl Meets World," were joined at the game by their on-screen daughter and her friend. Cory, er Ben Savage, threw out the first pitch and the foursome announced to the crowd, "It's time for Dodger baseball!"
Sadly, there is no available footage of Vin Scully's comments. He did, of course, provide the proper commentary on Kershaw's big night.
"I always say you can call your friends. But now, you can text your friends, or hashtag #Kershaw or something." -Vin Scully- Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) June 19, 2014
Kershaw and his wife, Ellen, celebrated the feat and the clearly excited Dodgers temporarily lost their minds and tried to call them the cutest couple since Cory and Topanga. Uh, yeah, OK guys. Clearly you're forgetting about Shawn and Angela.
Cutest couple since Cory and Topanga: pic.twitter.com/EbH1K8f30W- Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) June 19, 2014
Champs to chumps at World Cup
Defending champion Spain was eliminated from World Cup contention on Wednesday after a 2-0 loss to Chile. While the result was devastating news for the Spaniards and their fans, one less-than-empathetic Brazil fan wasted no time pouring salt in the wounds with a handwritten message on his iPad. The image immediately went viral because, 2014.
This will forever haunt Spainiards pic.twitter.com/v0BVd0zZzM- Eric Kay (@ekaycbs) June 18, 2014
Of course, in another sign of the time, Twitter was not going to let the moment go to waste and instantly gave it the Photoshop treatment.
New hero pic.twitter.com/ORvkoSr3D2- BuzzFeed Benny (@bennyjohnson) June 18, 2014
Naturally, Twitter also knew the real reason for Spain's early exit. Because when in doubt, blame Justin Bieber.
Where Spain went wrong. pic.twitter.com/ZQ0ytQpnIc- Sunday League Footy (@SundayChants) June 18, 2014
9-1-1 from Metta World Peace
When Amar'e Stoudemire asked his former teammate Metta World Peace to speak at a charity event, World Peace of course agreed. But there was just one little detail he didn't know. The charity didn't exist and it was a ruse so Stoudemire and Jimmy Kimmel could prank the former New York Knicks star with a limo ride from hell. However, the co-pranksters probably didn't anticipate World Peace calling 9-1-1. You should probably just watch this one.
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