Buzz That Was: All Aboard
In case you were too busy annoying your friends with your predictions for the new season of "Game of Thrones" and missed out on sports, we've got you covered. Here's everything you missed over the weekend.
On Saturday, the UConn men upset No. 1 overall seed Florida 63-53 to advance to the national championship game. On Sunday, the UConn women beat Stanford 75-56 to advance to the national championship game. Safe to say, UConn is pretty good at this whole basketball thing. As its sleep-deprived athletic department reminded everyone on Sunday night.
As every Husky fan knows, the men's and women's teams famously won both titles in 2004 -- marking the only time both basketball programs at the same school have achieved such a feat in the same year. Not surprisingly, players from the 2004 squads are helping remind everyone of their accomplishment as they cheer for a repeat.
And thanks to men's coach Kevin Ollie's journeyman career around the NBA, the school can now count many unlikely fans on its suddenly expanding bandwagon. The latest example? None other than former Georgetown star and Ollie's 76ers teammate Allen Iverson. He posted the image below with the following caption: "Congratulations K.O. this couldn't happen to a better person. I'm very excited about you being in the National Championship game. I never thought I could pull for UConn, but I will this year because you're there. Good luck and God bless you ...#TheAnswer"
Hopefully the Huskies didn't take his advice on practice as they prepared for the title game.
Kentucky goes wild
UConn will face Kentucky tonight in the men's national championship game. The Wildcats advanced to the finals after beating the Wisconsin Badgers 74-73 behind a last-second three by Aaron Harrison. If that sentence sounds familiar, it's likely because it was the third game winner from Harrison during the 2014 NCAA tournament. So, I guess you could probably call him "clutch" or something.
While his teammates and the fans at AT&T Stadium celebrated the shot for the win, so too did the students on campus. Being that it's 2014, this moment was, of course, captured for your enjoyment.
Of course the celebration did not end there in Lexington, although the campus and city police wish it had.
Police recovered a sign that ripped from the ground, fireworks continue to light up the sky & fans are climbing trees pic.twitter.com/xZ4zB71pzq- HLpublicsafety (@HLpublicsafety) April 6, 2014
Nineteen-year-old Lexi Thompson won her first major on Sunday at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, becoming the second-youngest major winner in LPGA history. Holding off Michelle Wie in the final round, she shot a 4-under-68 to win the title by three strokes. Per tradition, Thompson jumped into Poppie's Pond to celebrate the win. And while it was clearly her moment, her caddie stole the show as he impressively flipped into the water.
On Sunday, the FDNY and the NYPD squared off in their annual hockey game for charity at Nassau Coliseum. That's the good news. The not-so-good news? Well, you can see for yourself below. Warning: This video contains explicit language.
A bench-clearing brawl involving virtually everyone on both teams took place as the score was tied 3-3. To recap: New York's police officers and firefighters -- you know, people paid to protect others -- beat each other up in public, while trying to raise money. New York's finest, everyone!
The NYPD won the game 8-5, but I'm fairly certain there were no real winners at this event. Aside from the fans who captured the fight on their social media accounts and gained some new followers, that is.
Presenting my new favorite Internet game: Is it a photobomb or complete and utter disdain? In our first submission, we have former Auburn football coach Gene Chizik standing behind his daughter and her prom date as they pose for pictures before the big dance.
My vote is for disdain. And hatred. And "Don't you dare come home a minute past curfew, young lady!"
Two of a kind
In a bromance made in SEC heaven, Johnny Manziel and Marshall Henderson hung out at the Final Four this weekend. Because, DUH. Of course these two found each other.
The frat-boy icons had tweeted at each other in the past but this was reportedly their first meeting. The first of many, I'm sure.
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