Buzz That Was: A Vision In White
In case you were too busy wondering if Ciara and Future actually named their newborn son "Future" and missed out on sports, we've got you covered. Here's what everyone else was talking about last night.
You might want to sit down for this. Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki, the beloved first couple of preppy sports, have called it quits. I'll give you a minute to collect yourself.
Just days after sending out their wedding invitations, the golfer issued a statement announcing the end of the engagement and the relationship. So that was unexpected, and likely annoying to anyone who'd already purchased a gift off their registry. "The problem is mine," he said. "The wedding invitations issued at the weekend made me realize that I wasn't ready for all that marriage entails."
It's shocking news to anyone who doesn't actually know the couple but follows their every move through social media. McIlroy had posted a picture on Sunday while dining with Wozniacki in Monte Carlo.
HOW COULD ANYTHING BE WRONG WHILE EATING AT A RESTAURANT WITH THAT VIEW? I digress. Calling the decision a mutual one, McIlroy went on to wish Woz all the best and thanked her for the "great times." Wozniacki has yet to comment, but I'm sure she's just ecstatic to be playing in a Grand Slam starting Sunday and getting to face the global media.
We can now impatiently wait for the all-important final step -- the change of their Twitter profile pictures. R.I.P. Wozilroy, we'll always have the memories ... and this classic photo.
Coming up short
The Miami Heat rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Indiana Pacers 87-83 and even the Eastern Conference finals at a game apiece. Lance Stephenson had his best playoff performance with 25 points, but it was LeBron James and Dwyane Wade who were the night's true heroes. Mostly because, you know, their team actually won. James had 12 of his 22 points in the fourth and Wade had 10 of his 23. But Wade's postgame outfit might have gotten the biggest reaction of the evening. It all started innocently enough, as he answered questions while seated at a table in front of the media. But then he stood up and ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE.
Is he trying to start the mullet of news conferences -- business on the top, party below? Was it his guess on what Kim Kardashian will be wearing at her wedding? Is it just the ultimate troll? So many questions, so little fabric. Needless to say, the capri-like pants made everyone the next Joan Rivers on Twitter.
Dwyane Wade is ready for the flood pic.twitter.com/9MMNXFkeq1- Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) May 21, 2014
Dwyane Wade must lose a ton of bets to his buddies. "Ok, Wade...If I win, you have to wear..." pic.twitter.com/POhNZN5kaD- Peyton's Head (@PeytonsHead) May 21, 2014
Party in Cleveland!
Despite just a 1.7 percent chance, the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA draft lottery on Tuesday. Sound familiar? The team has had the first pick three times in the past four years. So that seems totally fair, amirite Milwaukee Bucks fans?
And if the Cavs need some help deciding just who to pick next month, new Cleveland resident Johnny Manziel is happy to help and already has a suggestion. One can presume he took into account all the important factors -- stats, basketball IQ, locker room character, ability to be the perfect wing man at all the local hot spots ...
Cavs and @22wiggins ??- Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2) May 21, 2014
"The Johnny and Andrew Show," coming soon to an 18-plus party near you.
Olympic ice dancing gold medalist Meryl Davis and her partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, won the coveted Mirror Ball trophy on "Dancing with the Stars" on Tuesday. Davis beat out Paralympian Amy Purdy and former "Full House" star Candace Cameron Bure in the finals. After what felt like an eternity of drama-filled silence, Davis and Chmerkovskiy were announced as the winners.
Thank you all for the incredible support.... I'm completely overwhelmed. @MaksimC and I have been so fortunate to share this journey w/ you!- Meryl Davis (@Meryl_Davis) May 21, 2014
The victorious pair then immediately boarded a private jet with the other finalists and headed to New York to appear on "Good Morning America" today. Somehow, not only was everyone still awake, but they performed in front of the crowd and functioned like normal, rested people.
No sleeves required
On Monday, New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman wore a shirt of teammate Rob Gronkowski, inspired by the recent T-shirt exchange by Macaulay Culkin and Ryan Gosling. If that sentence makes no sense to you, you really need to spend more time on the Internet. Gronk -- or a clever member of his entourage -- responded immediately and made a T-shirt of Edelman wearing the Gronk shirt. It's a thing of viral beauty... and, of course, it's sleeveless.
Tom Brady could not be reached for comment.
"Hero Cat," America's favorite feline until "Grumpy Cat" releases his new meme, was bestowed the nation's highest honor on Tuesday -- throwing out the first pitch at a minor league baseball game. The sassy Tara became a viral sensation after rescuing a toddler who was being attacked by a dog, and has since made the media rounds with her grateful family. They helped her on the mound at the Bakersfield Blaze game.
Tara looked positively thrilled to be there.
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