Buzz That Was: A way with words
In case you were too busy dreaming of all the ways you would spend the billion dollars from Warren Buffett's bracket challenge and missed out on sports, we've got you covered. Here's everything you missed last night.
Cornerback Darrelle Revis and the New England Patriots have agreed to a one-year, $12 million contract, all but cementing the Patriots' status as one of the NFL's biggest offseason players and Rhode Island's move to the second-most popular island in New England. "Revis Island," as he's known to fans, was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday morning after a lackluster season but was on the free-agent market for just a few short hours before the deal with Bill Belichick's squad was announced. After finalizing the contract on Thursday morning, Revis will officially continue his reign as the highest-paid corner in the NFL.
In the most unsurprising news ever, Richard Sherman had some thoughts on this topic. Not only did the Seattle Seahawks CB call out an NFL reporter for calling Revis the best in the game, he even considerately provided a handy infographic.
And, as Erin Andrews has experienced, he didn't stop there.
Starting to understand though.....it's about hype more than performance lol.... Good to know....- Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) March 12, 2014
So, um, U MAD, BRO? Sherman then presumably went off to admire all of his Super Bowl championship gear.
In "complete opposite of Richard Sherman" news, notoriously tight-lipped San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich added another highlight-worthy in-game interview to his already incredible reel on Wednesday. During the Spurs' 103-90 win over the Portland Trail Blazers, Popovich gave the most Gregg Popovich answer ever to J.A. Adande about what he would tell his team entering the fourth quarter.
Kobe weighs in
Kobe Bryant may be out for the rest of the season due to a knee injury but that hasn't affected his speaking abilities. Just hours after announcing he would miss the rest of the year, Bryant criticized Los Angeles Lakers' management. Bryant, whose sideline smirks have been the most entertaining thing about watching a Lakers game as of late, called out Jim and Jeanie Buss and questioned coach Mike D'Antoni's role with the team in an interview with ESPN Los Angeles.
"You got to start with Jim and Jeanie and how that relationship plays out," Bryant told Dave McMenamin . "It starts there and having a clear direction and clear authority. And then it goes down to the coaching staff and what Mike [D'Antoni] is going to do, what they're going to do with Mike and it goes from there. It's got to start at the top."
Kobe went on to express his displeasure for Phil Jackson's return to not be considered by the Buss family on the heels of his reported decision to join the New York Knicks' front-office staff.
Magic Johnson echoed many of Kobe's sentiments on Twitter. So much for that whole promising to not publicly comment on the Lakers thing.
I love Jim & Jeanie Buss, but we need Phil Jackson to be the face of our great organization, the Los Angeles Lakers.- Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) March 12, 2014
Kobe Bryant is the face of the Lakers' team. Who is the face of the Lakers' organization?- Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) March 12, 2014
In signing Phil Jackson Owner Jim Dolan & Steve Mills are saying to the Knicks fans, they're ready to win now!- Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) March 12, 2014
As a Celtics fan, watching the Lakers' public drama might be best thing I'll experience all season.
Bank on it
There have been thousands of incredible buzzer-beaters in basketball history, and yet I think we've finally found the most insane one of all time. On Wednesday during the Michigan Class D Regional championship, Sacred Heart was down one against Fulton during the game's final seconds. And then THIS happened.
Just like Coach drew up, I'm sure.
Days before having to painstakingly decide the tournament fates of bubble teams across the country, the NCAA men's tournament selection committee decided to be the 783,852,907th people to get in on Ellen DeGeneres' Academy Award selfie joke. They posted their version on Twitter while hopefully watching many of the conference tournament games that were in progress.
Without someone's brother photo bombing the shot, does it even really count?
Aaron Paul, of "Breaking Bad" fame, is not a sports fan. Yet somehow he has managed to score Super Bowl tickets for the last five years. Insert angry eye-roll or curse-laden mumble here. Claiming to be a "diehard fan of whatever team I chose to root for that year," Paul told Conan O'Brien about his one-day experience as a Denver Broncos fan last month.
Gosh, I feel SO BAD for you, Aaron. It must have been so devastating to watch your beloved team of seven hours lose from three rows back.
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