We're just horsing around
In case you were too busy clearing snow off your car (or just making fun of people who choose to live in snowy climates) and missed out on sports, we've got you covered. Here's what you missed last night.
The Eastern Conference's
best teams only good teams squared off Tuesday night in Indianapolis. The Indiana Pacers topped the Miami Heat 90-84 to improve to a franchise-record 10-0 start at home this season. Center Roy Hibbert led the Pacers with 24 points, five rebounds and enough inside body jabs to make Ndamukong Suh proud.
However, it was forward Paul George who had the night's most impressive moment. And it came after the game. After the Pacers said "bye, bye, bye" to the crying-a-river Heat, George brought sexy back with Justin Timberlake as they played a game of H-O-R-S-E and shot around on the court.
Now you KNOW Paul George is officially an NBA superstar. No word if Chris Bosh shot around on a Nerf hoop with JC Chasez after the game.
You show, girl!
Danica Patrick co-hosted the American Country Awards with singer Trace Adkins in Las Vegas on Tuesday night. She justified her credentials to host country's fourth-biggest night because she once appeared in a Miranda Lambert video. OK, then. While reviews of her hosting skills were mixed on Twitter, her costume change into Vegas showgirl garb garnered a LOT of noise. "Video Visionary" winner Brad Paisley even chimed in.
Please cue the obligatory, "at least Danica is good at something" jokes from her critics and Jay Mohr.
Jolly good fun
In "how quickly things change" news, formerly beloved quarterback Robert Griffin III will be benched on Sunday vs. the Atlanta Falcons in place of Kirk Cousins, according to reports. Neither Griffin nor Cousins has commented yet and the rest of the team seems conspicuously quiet on Twitter. So please enjoy this video of the QB duo superimposed onto the bodies of elves to get you into the holiday spirit.
Have a feeling this festive cheer isn't taking place in the Washington locker room right about now.
Feast your eyes
U.S. women's soccer star and bachelorette-party planner Sydney Leroux shared her pre-Victoria's Secret Fashion Show viewing dinner on Twitter last night. I'm guessing the featured models were envious of such indulgence.
Getting ready for the Victoria Secret Fashion Show! pic.twitter.com/T0GZ8P8DIU— Sydney Leroux (@sydneyleroux) December 11, 2013
It is better to give ...
It's no sweat for Santa to figure out if Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson belongs on the naughty or nice list. On Tuesday, for the seventh straight year, Johnson took 12 at-risk Texas children and their siblings on a Toys 'R' Us shopping spree. The kids had 80 seconds to live out every child's fantasy and grab anything and everything their hearts desired. They racked up a bill that totaled more than $17,000.
Johnson picked up the entire tab and bought each kid her own gaming system and two games.
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