Buzz That Was: A high-scoring duo
In case you were gearing up for the return of your archnemesis, the Polar Vortex, and missed out on sports, we've got you covered. Here's everything you missed last night.
Lighting it up
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant continued his dominance on Tuesday night with a 46-point effort in the 105-97 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. It marked his eighth straight game scoring 30 points or more and his fourth game with more than 40 points this month. So, yeah. He's a pretty OK player. After the game, the Trail Blazers couldn't help but be impressed by the MVP candidate's recent streak.
"When the basket is an ocean, you can't really do much about it," guard Wesley Matthews said. "He's been on a roll."
But guard Mo Williams might have summed it up best.
Mo Williams on Kevin Durant's 46-point, 5-rebound, 4-assist performance: "They way he was playing, he probably could have scored on Jesus."— Joe Freeman (@BlazerFreeman) January 22, 2014
Still not sold on just how impressive has Durant been in 2014? Even LeBron James, the two-time reigning NBA MVP, seems to be nervously watching his every move.
I tried to tell LeBron what Durant's stat were tonight. He already knew, interrupted me/w every # of his 46-point effort— Michael Wallace (@WallaceNBA_ESPN) January 22, 2014
LeBron on Durant: "You know I know. It's like I've got a K.D. (app) on my phone." From folks keeping him up to speed.— Michael Wallace (@WallaceNBA_ESPN) January 22, 2014
You may recall seeing Danica Patrick in a creepily-realistic bodybuilder suit running down the streets of Los Angeles not long ago. And now we finally get to see why. GoDaddy released this brand-new spot on Tuesday. It's… different. Definitely different.
Give him a hand!
The New England Patriots' season may be over, but there is apparently no offseason for Tom Brady jokes. I mean, the poor guy only makes millions of dollars, has a supermodel wife and all the Uggs a man could dream of. A fake public-service announcement -- set to the tune of Sarah McLachlan's "Angel," natch -- encouraging fans to give the quarterback a high-five if they have one to spare has been making the rounds this week. After being hilariously snubbed by his teammates throughout the year, it was really only a matter of time before this happened.
That's the ticket
Over the weekend, the two-man Jamaican bobsled team qualified for the Sochi Olympics. And fans everywhere instantly flocked to Netflix to see if the cinematic treasure "Cool Runnings" was available for streaming. However, it wasn't all "feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme" for the Jamaican Bobsled Federation, which said the team needed to raise $80,000 to make the trip. Enter the -- gasp! -- good people of the Internet. A Crowdtilt account was set up to help reach the financial goal, and by the time it closed yesterday, the crowdsourcing effort had raised nearly $130,000. The team is now officially Sochi-bound, marking the country's first Olympic bobsled appearance since 2002, and we can all watch the classic film to get excited.
Is that what you're wearing?
In related news, the Norwegian curling team released pictures of its Sochi uniforms on Tuesday. And we can pretty much just shut this whole thing down. This team has already won the gold medal by Twitter standards.
Whoa. Check out the suits for Norway's Men's Olympic curling team: (Cassie Kovacevich/AP) pic.twitter.com/0pDMWOqh8O— BuzzFeed Sports (@BuzzFeedSports) January 21, 2014
The good ol' days
What ever happened to predictability? You know… the milkman, the paper boy, the evening TV? I think it's back! For at least one 30-second advertising spot anyway. On Super Bowl Sunday, the fine folks at Dannon Oikos will be airing a commercial featuring Uncle Jesse, Danny Tanner and Uncle Joey. A teaser clip (because that's a thing now) was released earlier this week. Please watch and let us ponder the whereabouts of Aunt Becky together.
More video from the Miami Heat's visit to the White House last week was released on Tuesday. And two things became abundantly clear: Chris Bosh is the president of videobombing, and Michele Obama needs to be my best friend. Step aside, Beyonce. To the left, to the left of course.
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