Justin Bieber got roughed up a bit this weekend.
His weekend began on a down note as he lost his most-viewed-video of all-time title ("Baby") to Psy's "Gangnam Style."
He pressed on, performing during the halftime show of Toronto's 35-22 victory over Calgary in the 100th Grey Cup championship game, and he was booed by a partially hostile crowd at Rogers Centre before, during and after his show.
Here's a clip of the six-minute performance you can watch while waiting for your Cyber Monday purchase to be confirmed on Amazon.com.
“Not a real big fan of Justin Bieber, sorry,” Johanna Ellis, 52, of Kitchener, Ontario, told the Calgary Herald. “It’s not a very good choice in a stadium full of football fans.”
Bieber, meanwhile, was outwardly unfazed.
honored to perform for my country. #ProudCanadian . Good luck in the second half. thanks
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) November 26, 2012
Bieber was physical all weekend. Friday, he nearly blew up the Internet when he posted this shirtless photo of himself after a workout, showing no visible signs of any American Thanksgiving dinner.
Back in the gym instagram.com/p/SYa_y9gvjf/
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) November 23, 2012
Saturday, he innocently hooped it up with Amir Johnson of the Raptors and fellow Canadian singer Drake.
— Amir Johnson (@IamAmirJohnson) November 25, 2012
Typos are common on Twitter, but in Johnson's case, he may have missed out on few million potential retweets. While he was hoping to send this image to @justinbieber - who has more than 30.69 million followers as the No. 1 figure on Twitter in the world -- Johnson inadvertently tweeted it to @justinbeiber -- a fan account that trails the original Justin Bieber account by a mere 30.65 million.
The magic of Bieber didn't help Johnson or his teammates Sunday as the Spurs beat the Raptors 111-106 in overtime.
1 for 5 w/ 4 pts after a night of hooping with Drake & Bieber. You probably shouldn't do that ever again. @iamamirjohnson
— KGTrashTalk (@KGTrashTalk) November 25, 2012
Last month, Bieber was offered a tryout contract by the Bakersfield (Calif.) Condors of the ECHL. The Condors never heard from the pop sensation, who was touted as a right wing who possesses "soft hands, a good skating stride and a devastating wrist shot capable of beating NHL-caliber goaltenders. He appears to be strong in shootouts as well."
Bieber might have enjoyed the Condors' latest promotion, the annual charity-themed "Teddy Bear Toss" that took place Saturday night, and he probably could have used one or two of those bears to console himself after the reaction he got in Toronto.
For the 14th season, fans threw Teddy bears onto the ice after the Condors' first goal during the game played the first Saturday after Thanksgiving. Evan Trupp triggered the bear onslaught Saturday at 1:13 of the first period. More than 80,000 bears have been donated to charity over the years, and the official count from this year's toss was expected to be finalized sometime Monday. All the bears collected Saturday will be donated to the United Way of Kern County.
• You can't make this stuff up, even if you've already made it up.
An ad for Buffalo Wild Wings featured a rogue stadium technician prolonging a televised game with perfectly timed sprinklers so that patrons could enjoy more of the restaurant's fine fare.
The sprinklers went off for real during Sunday's Seahawks-Dolphins game, and just a few hours later, the above spoof ad was posted on YouTube. The ad was the creation of Gordon Mack (@gordonmack), who spent most of his summer in the MLB Fan Cave as one of nine superfan contestants who battled it out for baseball survival. Mack reached the final four of the Fan Cave competition before getting his release at the end of August.
Miami won Sunday's game 24-21. But as Matt Phelps noted on YouTube: "This video was more exciting."