Buzz That Was: Holding penalties
In case you were too busy hosting a VIP party of one in Atlantic City (I see you, Mischa Barton!) and missed out on sports, we've got you covered. Here's what everyone else was talking about last night.
A full Cup
The Los Angeles Kings overcame an early 2-0 deficit to claim Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals over the New York Rangers with a 3-2 overtime victory. Justin Williams scored the game winner on an assist from Mike Richards. Rangers fans, you might just want to skip watching the clip below as it will likely stir up too many sad feelings.
Kings fans were understandably ecstatic over the comeback. One totally typical fan, who didn't get singled out for a being a famous actor named Zac Efron or anything, sent a "congratulations" tweet to the team after the game. Because it's the Cup or because it's L.A., it sparked a completely awkward exchange between the noted heartthrob and the team.
On the plus side, at least Efron knows what he's famous for.
While Efron was posing for weird hockey photos in his house, thousands of Rangers fans crammed into Bryant Park in New York to watch the game on a giant screen. While it was all fun and game when the team held a two-goal lead, it undoubtedly became progressively less fun to be elbowed in the head and stepped on by strangers as the night went on.
Bryant Park looks live, ill way to watch a game pic.twitter.com/yuajFCGTOZ- MDII (@misterdevore) June 5, 2014
There's always Game 2, guys.
Big pen, big bucks for Kaepernick
Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers agreed on a six-year, $110 million dollar contract extension on Wednesday. So if the quarterback owes you any money, now might be a good time to ask him to pay up. Per (completely strange) team tradition, Kaepernick signed the new deal with a quill pen, as documented on Twitter by the Niners for all the world to see.
Twitter, of course, reacted accordingly -- to both the mega contract and his writing tool selection.
A live look into when the Niners SIGNED Colin Kaepernick! pic.twitter.com/eQjIPk8pgV- NFL Memes (@NFLMemez) June 5, 2014
Wait... Where have we seen Colin Kaepernick sign a historic document before? pic.twitter.com/1VAXR2Uk0q- KorkedBats.com (@korkedbats) June 5, 2014
Serena splits the difference
Serena Williams was eliminated in the second round of the French Open, but that hasn't stopped her from dominating the headlines during the tournament. Over the weekend, she and pal Caroline Wozniacki took Miami by storm, celebrating with the Heat and a totally random just-married pair of strangers. And on Thursday morning, the No. 1 tennis player decided to all but break Instagram with a photo of her impressive gymnastics skills.
I'm sure Serena's timing had NOTHING to do with the fact her frenemy Maria Sharapova was playing -- and later winning -- in the semifinals at Roland Garros or anything.
Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, stars of the upcoming "22 Jump Street," will be the grand marshals at Sunday's NASCAR race at Pocono. Hill, who claims his average driving speed is 8 to 9 mph, practiced his announcer skills for the race on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on Wednesday.
Needless to say, his driver introduction is far more polite and respectful than other remarks he was recorded making this week.
Catching up with Jameis Winston
Reigning Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston can do it all, from passing on the football field to pitching on the baseball diamond to stealing crabs from the grocery store. He is a true Renaissance man. And while his football prowess already has been well documented, the Florida State quarterback proved he can not only complete a deep pass, but that he can complete said pass TO HIMSELF.
He captioned the video "Did it once for the fans twice for the haters ... " Haters, your thoughts?
A video of President Barack Obama working out in a Polish hotel gym was leaked on Wednesday, prompting seemingly everyone with a Twitter account to become a fitness expert. According to my feed, Obama should use heavier weights, go farther down on lunges, stand up for all exercises, use a treadmill and not the elliptical, wear more-appropriate gear and stop yawning. REAL MEN DON'T YAWN WHILE LIFTING, BRO! Apparently.
If you need me, I'll be impatiently refreshing Twitter for the rest of the day in hopes someone sets this video to Olivia Newton-John's "Physical."
'He was just wonderful'
Legendary Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully remembered the late Don Zimmer in a way only he could during Wednesday's game against the Chicago White Sox. It's a perfect tribute to Zimmer, and to the storied history of the game of baseball.
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