Buzz That Was: Choking back laughter

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Ted Ligety's historic win in the giant slalom in Sochi is certainly worth a little song and a little dance.

In case you were too busy celebrating the marriage of Seth Cohen and Blair Waldorf and missed out on sports, we've got you covered. Here's everything you missed last night.

Oh, Ligety

American Ted Ligety, who until about 7 a.m. today might have been best known for never taking a sick day and having a last name that rhymes with a Blackstreet song, won the gold medal in the giant slalom at the Sochi Olympics.

In 2006 he won the combined, and now Ligety is the first American to win two Olympic gold medals in Alpine skiing. So you go, Ted Ligety! Just days after telling reporters he "choked" during Friday's super combined, I think it's safe to say he redeemed himself quite nicely.

Now since you're likely going to have "No Diggity" stuck in your head all day anyway, let's watch this JC Penney's "Go Ligety" ad/music video together.

And yes, I have been waiting for the past three weeks to post this video.

Laughing matter

LeBron James scored a season-high 42 points to lift the Miami Heat to a 117-106 win over the Dallas Mavericks. Clearly his All-Star break, or lack thereof, did him well. Dallas Cowboys stars Tony Romo, Dez Bryant, Jason Witten and DeMarco Murray were all in attendance. No word on if Bryant yelled at his teammates for not showing enough heart during their cheering. Longtime Cowboys fan LeBron was clearly thrilled by their presence and even did a tribute to Bryant after the game.

Romo and LeBron had a brief conversation after the game in which the Cowboys QB told the reigning MVP, "You go get [championship] number three for y'all, and I'll go get number one for us." I know, I know. I can hear you laughing from here. Good one, Tony!

Down and locked out

No matter how bad you think your day is going, it has to be better than Torin Yater-Wallace's Tuesday. After falling during both of his qualifying runs in the men's ski halfpipe in Sochi, he failed to make the finals for his only Olympic event. Dejected, he headed back to his room in the Olympic village to presumably Snapchat his feelings with friends through sad photos. Or at least I think that's what 18-year-olds do these days. But of course, that was not meant to be because Yater-Wallace found himself locked out of his room.

He never updated his status, so I'm just going to assume he's still wandering around Sochi trying to find Johnny Quinn to bust through the door for him.

Happy face

Freshman Julius Randle lived up to the hype on Tuesday night when he contributed 25 points and 13 rebounds to lead Kentucky to an 84-70 win over Ole Miss in Oxford. Despite Randle's impressive game, coach John Calipari still let his big man have it during a timeout, which resulted in what can only be described as Twitter's choice for facial expression of the year.

Another twist

Here is a video of an eighth-grader doing a 360 dunk in a basketball game. You know, just in case the promoters of the dunk contest needed another reason to feel bad this week.

Pained expression

The Russian men's hockey team was eliminated from medal contention after a 3-1 loss to Finland on Wednesday morning. Vladimir Putin's reaction during the game's final seconds pretty much says it all.

Separating the men from the boys

Snowboard slopestyle gold medalist Sage Kotsenburg continued his global victory lap with a stop at "Late Night with David Letterman" on Tuesday. And it was pretty much like watching your grandfather try to talk to a teenager at a skate park. This officially marks the greatest display of a cultural and generational divide in American television history.

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