Buzz That Was: Sign That Petition
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There are three things all of America seems to support: beer, viral videos and vacation days. Somehow, Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith has found a brilliant way to combine all of them. With the help of Budweiser, Smith has started a petition on the White House's "We The People" site campaigning for baseball's Opening Day to be a national holiday. If it reaches 100,000 signatures within 30 days, President Barack Obama's administration is required to review the topic.
Honestly, Budweiser, that clip seemed great and all but you had me at "day off." No need to pull out the Clydesdales for this one. And while I fully recognize that this is really just a ploy for Budweiser to sell more beer -- apparently drinking at work is frowned upon -- I am still completely in favor of this blatant commercial opportunity in hopes of the slim possibility this really happens.
The Indiana Pacers improved to an NBA-best 43-13 on Tuesday after a 118-98 rout of the Los Angeles Lakers. Seven Pacers, including all five starters, scored in double figures in the win. But not content with just being the best team in the league, George Hill and Lance Stephenson decided to prove their video-bombing prowess during Ian Mahinmi's postgame interview.
First, they started challenging the Miami Heat's Eastern Conference supremacy and now THIS? That's cold, Pacers.
No talent to spare
Days after defending her UFC bantamweight title for the third time, Ronda Rousey is enjoying some well-deserved vacation time. On Tuesday, she hit the bowling alley and proved that skills in the octagon don't necessarily translate to other sports.
So cheer up, Sara McMann and Miesha Tate. There's finally something out there that you can maybe beat Rousey in!
Cut to the chase
A picture of a young boy's new haircut quickly made the social media rounds on Tuesday. While not substantiated anywhere, the child has what appears to be some sort of stick figure of the "Air Jordan" symbol shaved into his head. It's ... um ... I'm just going to let you judge for yourself.
Air Minute Bol pic.twitter.com/cWEH54BjTp- Reese Waters (@reesewaters) February 25, 2014
While I do not feel OK making fun of such a young child, I feel more than OK talking about his parents. WHO THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA? DO YOU WANT YOUR CHILD TO BE RIDICULED AT SCHOOL? And most important, DO YOU THINK IT'S TIME TO FIND A NEW BARBER? Moving on.
In "Good on you, society" news, Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins' No. 98 jersey was the league's bestseller on Tuesday. Not bad for a guy on a 10-day contract who has yet to even wear the number in a game yet. The Nets were on the road when Collins was signed and made his team debut, so he had to wear a generic No. 46 on Sunday against the Los Angeles Lakers. He will wear No. 98 tonight, in honor of murdered gay teenager Matthew Shepard, when the team takes on the Portland Trail Blazers.
Jason Collins #98 jersey was the top selling jersey on the NBA's website store today pic.twitter.com/ty5CvFUHys- darren rovell (@darrenrovell) February 26, 2014
Rubbing it in?
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and new "Late Night" host Seth Meyers congratulated each for a while on Tuesday and then made Peyton Manning feel even worse than he already did after the Super Bowl.
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