Buzz That Was: American Dream
In case you were too busy trying to raise funds to buy the one copy of the secret Wu-Tang album and missed out on sports, we've got you covered. Here's everything you missed last night.
The Indiana Pacers hosted the Miami Heat on Wednesday night in a hyped matchup featuring the two best teams in the Eastern Conference. And the game did not disappoint. Filled with elbows, fighting words and even a Lance Stephenson ejection, the teams battled for the win until the final buzzer sounded. Down one in the final seconds, Chris Bosh had an opportunity for the clutch jumper to win the game and he... threw up an airball as time expired to give the Pacers an 84-83 win and bragging rights until their next meeting on April 11.
Indiana overcame a seven-point deficit in the fourth quarter, led in part by a Paul George slam on some dude named LeBron James that you've likely seen on every sports highlight show 785 times.
In an absolutely genius move by the NBA, George was miked up during the game, and you can now watch the dunk with his "hey, hey, hey, hey" and "LET'S GO!" commentary.
If this game was any indication of what's to come, the Eastern Conference finals are going to be fun. So don't spoil this for us, Chicago Bulls.
Give 'em something, man!
Before Wichita State began its ill-fated NCAA tournament run last week, Minnesota Twins pitcher and school alumnus Mike Pelfrey gave the team a pep talk. Or, so he thought. Masterminded by manager Ron Gardenhire and closer Glen Perkins, the Twins pranked Pelfrey into believing he was talking over the phone to the Shockers, but in reality he was just on speaker in the clubhouse 10 feet away. Luckily for all of us, the whole thing was caught on camera.
Note to self: Never ask Pelfrey for a pep talk. If he had actually given that speech to the Shockers, they likely would have lost in their first game to Cal Poly.
Stars in stripes?
On Tuesday, President Barack Obama will honor the 2013 World Series champion Boston Red Sox with a ceremony at the White House. Because nothing says patriotism quite like an American flag-inspired blazer, Jonny Gomes ordered red, white and blue sport coats for his team to commemorate the occasion.
And while Gomes reportedly does not expect his teammates to wear the patriotic garb to the White House, he did purchase one for the POTUS himself, just so he didn't feel left out. I'm sure the president will be just clamoring to wear this to his next meeting with world leaders.
'Murica, ladies and gentlemen!
Looking to stuff your face at the ballpark this summer for a surprisingly not-awful price? Then the Chicago White Sox have the deal for you. For just $17, you can buy a 12-scoop banana split at U.S. Cellular Field. Served in a FULL-SIZED BASEBALL HELMET, the sundae contains chocolate, vanilla and strawberry flavors and is topped with chocolate syrup, whipped cream, cherries and, of course, a banana. It weighs a total of THREE POUNDS.
White Sox to sell a 12-scoop, banana split in a full-size batting helmet for $17 pic.twitter.com/8VxocsFDDe- darren rovell (@darrenrovell) March 26, 2014
I think I'm starting to understand why there's an obesity problem in this country.
All by myself?
Think the 2014 NCAA tournament has gotten a little "Creigh, Creigh?" You're not alone. Jimmy Fallon listed his pros and cons of March Madness, and unless you're a Duke fan or President Obama, you'll enjoy many of his bullet points. Also, PUPPIES. There are puppies in this clip.
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