Buzz That Was: Tipping point
In case you were too busy sending a picture of Nic Cage wearing a Nic Cage shirt to all of your friends (just me?) and missed out on sports, we've got you covered. Here's what everyone else was talking about last night.
Dolson's two left feet?
President Barack Obama honored the UConn men's and women's basketball teams on Monday for their dual national championships. The leader of the free world and noted basketball fan provided some standard quips, politely asking the dominant programs to share the wealth and reminding Stefanie Dolson of the dance-off challenge she had issued to him last year.
But it was another Dolson move that will be best remembered. After giving the President "bunny ears" during the 2013 visit, the former Huskies star found a way to outdo herself during the ceremony and accidentally FELL OFF THE STAGE. No big deal or anything. Thanks to the miracle of the Internet, you can watch this on loop for the rest of the day.
Somewhere out there, probably doing something super endearing, Jennifer Lawrence is beaming with pride. Dolson herself seemed slightly embarrassed but took it all in stride.
Anyone get a video of the fall I had? I'd like to see it then never show it again lol- stefanie Dolson (@bigmamastef) June 9, 2014
I will now be rooting for the Washington Mystics to win the WNBA title solely so Dolson will have another excuse to visit the White House in the fall.
A sleeping giant
After struggling in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, LeBron James needed to find a way to regain focus and clear his head before Sunday's Game 2. He did just that by watching film. And by that, I mean "Maleficent" at a San Antonio-area movie theater. The Miami Heat superstar was spotted alone on Saturday going to see the Angelina Jolie blockbuster. So that's different.
Considering LeBron scored 35 points in the Game 2 victory, it seems as if Jolie and her faux-British accent might have been all the inspiration he needed.
It all adds up for Derek Fisher
Congratulations, New York Knicks fans, your latest future ex-coach has been found! The team agreed with recently-retired Oklahoma City Thunder star Derek Fisher to a five-year, $25 million deal. A news conference officially announcing the hire is expected today. And while there are approximately 457 reasons hiring a player with ZERO coaching experience might not be the greatest move, there is one stat that might actually sell you on the idea.
Playoff wins since 1996-97 season: Derek Fisher 161 Knicks 40- ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 9, 2014
Guessing Phil Jackson was equally awed by those numbers. Not to mention that whole being familiar with the triangle offense thing.
The Los Angeles Kings have a 3-0 lead over the New York Rangers in the Stanley Cup finals, but that doesn't mean most people in the city actually. Although that Wayne Gretzky guy seems to have some fans. Even if they do think he's currently on the squad. Sigh.
Jaguars making a splash
Great news, Jacksonville Jaguars fans! You can now go to the stadium for a game and not have to be subjected to, you know, watching football. The team announced plans for a two-level party deck at its stadium that will feature two pools and 16 cabanas. Various packages, involving all-you-can-eat-and-drink options, are available.
So that's one way to get people in the stadium. Come for the ridiculously overpriced pool, maybe (please?) watch some football! And if the on-field action is so bad, you've already paid for the drinks to drown your sorrows. The Jacksonville Jaguars, everybody!
A Glove Story
Apparently the social-media departments for MLB teams were pretty bored on Monday. They teamed up on Twitter to present "Glove Story," inspired by Taylor Swift's "Love Story." No, seriously. This actually happened.
We are never ever, ever going to listen to that song the same way. Like ever.
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