Buzz That Was: Party like it’s 2007
In case you were too busy following every detail of the Justin Bieber egging incident and missed out on sports, we've got you covered. Here's everything you missed last night.
To the delight of candy-cane stripe pants enthusiasts everywhere, unranked Indiana upset No. 3 Wisconsin 75-72 on Tuesday night in Bloomington, Ind. It was the Badgers' first loss of the season and the Hoosiers' first win over their Big Ten rival since 2007. Newly anointed big man on campus, guard Yogi Ferrell, scored a team-high 25 points, including two crucial free throws with 18.1 seconds to play. The understandably ecstatic crowd stormed the court after the game. Yes, you read that correctly. Fans at Indiana, a school with a storied basketball history, acted like they had never been there before and charged the floor.
Indiana snaps 12-game losing streak vs. Wisconsin. No team has EVER beaten Hoosiers 13 straight. Rush the floor time! pic.twitter.com/8cbGdF88RJ— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 15, 2014
Naturally, Twitter responded accordingly.
Indiana fans just stormed the court because of a win over Wisconsin. Somewhere Bob Knight is tearing the wings off a fly.— Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops) January 15, 2014
I realize Indiana hasn't beaten Bo Ryan since 1926 or so, but still ... Court Storm? Not buying this one.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) January 15, 2014
Safe to say, the no-fun police were out in full force on social media. While I, too, was initially stunned by the crowd's reaction — and not just because several of them were creepily dressed as Teletubbies — almost all of the students out there weren't even born the last time the school won an NCAA title in 1987. In fact, the last time the Hoosiers went to a Final Four, in 2002, most of these kids were probably more into "Dora the Explorer" than college hoops. So honestly, they haven't really been there before. And ... it's college. There's never a bad time to celebrate.
Not Mario's fault
Players and coaches from the Miami Heat graced the White House on Tuesday with their presence. President Barack Obama honored the team for its second-straight NBA title with a ceremony in the East Room. He described in detail the team's comeback win in Game 6 over the San Antonio Spurs, praised the organization's charitable work and ... joked about Mario Chalmers getting yelled at.
So that pretty much sums up the Miami Heat. Well done, Mr. President.
Flop like LeBron
Hey, kids! Do you know the hot new trend sweeping the nation on social media? Why, it's LeBroning! The recent craze features fans and Vine celebrities alike posting videos of themselves flopping in various locations. You should probably just watch so you'll know what to expect when a high school boy falls to the ground next to you at the mall.
Well, at least it's better than the "Harlem Shake."
Because Miley Cyrus just doesn't get enough press, the VCU pep band covered her hit, "Wrecking Ball" at a game this week. While I apologize in advance for getting this song stuck in your head all day, the banner of the giant space kitten at the end makes it all worthwhile.
Movember in January
LPGA golfer and "Parks and Recreation" favorite Michelle Wie mustache you a question. She's so trendy.
Answering his critics
Last month, the New England Patriots released seldom-used cornerback Marquice Cole. On Tuesday, he was signed by the Denver Broncos. The two teams are set to square off in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday, and the Internet's worst types of trolls decided to let Cole know their disdain for the move. Despite the fact the Patriots decided to let him go and, you know, he didn't actually choose to leave. But details are overrated in the Twittersphere, apparently. Cole hilariously responded to many of the comments.
Snapchatted @quice to show my disapproval and he made a valid point back...how dare he get released. Which is true best of luck after Sunday— Kyle Nartiff (@bigknartiff) January 14, 2014
The Broncos have to now be hoping Cole can handle the Patriots' offense half as well as he can handle the vile underbelly of the Internet.
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