Buzz That Was: Thinking back ...
In case you were too busy sending thank you notes to everyone involved in getting President Barack Obama on "Between Two Ferns" and missed out on sports, we've got you covered. Here's everything you missed last night.
Hey girl, Texas Tech football coach Kliff Kingsbury has often been compared to Ryan Gosling. And for good reason. With striking good looks, legions of female fans and the ability to make you cry (I mean, did you watch any of the Red Raiders' last five regular-season games?), these two are practically the same person.
For years, fans of the "The Bachelor" have hoped Gosling would appear on the show. Provided, of course, he didn't end up back together with Rachel McAdams and live out the exact plot of "The Notebook" until the end of their days. However, with Gosling being a huge movie star and all, he's been reluctant to go there. But thanks to Kingsbury's former quarterback Case Keenum, it seems as if we might finally have a solution to appease everyone.
To recap: Kingsbury looks like Ryan Gosling, has a high-paying job as a college football coach, is already Internet famous and his name ISN'T Juan Pablo? Sounds like a winner to me.
News to me
New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles was surprised to read on Twitter that the New Orleans Saints were looking to trade RB Darren Sproles. If this doesn't perfectly sum up communication in 2014, I'm not sure what does.
WOW! "@ESPNNFL: THIS JUST IN: Saints now plan to trade RB Darren Sproles due to heavy interest. He will not be released.- Darren Sproles (@DarrenSproles) March 11, 2014
The stuff u find out on twitter- Darren Sproles (@DarrenSproles) March 11, 2014
Sproles, who had previously been preparing to be released by the Saints, might want to look into finding a new agent. You know, maybe one that gets this kind of life-changing info before EVERYONE ON TWITTER?
Don't back down
It's been a rough week for the U.S. women's soccer team. With its unbeaten streak snapped and losing consecutive games for the first time since 2001, the reigning Olympic champions have been facing a slew of criticism and scrutiny heading into their seventh-place match at the Algarve Cup in Portugal. Despite the adversity, Sydney Leroux wants you to know the players still always have each other's backs. Literally.
Safety (and more) dance
The Utah football team finished its winter conditioning sessions last week and decided to celebrate with a massive dance party. If you like watching grown men unabashedly perform all your favorite party moves (minus the classic "grocery cart"), it might just be your lucky day.
Team bonding at its finest.
A winner and a loser
Last month, Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper made a little friendly wager before the men's and women's hockey teams faced off at the Olympics. Both American squads lost, so Obama had to pay off both debts this week by sending two cases of White House-brewed beer.
Cheers, Mr. Harper. You may have won this round but remember, you still have Justin Bieber.
LeBron's got his back
Reason No. 9,357,435 LeBron James is not like you: On Tuesday, while helping his wife at her Miami juice bar, a fan approached him, took off his shirt and revealed a massive tattoo covering his entire back that featured LeBron celebrating a championship. While you or I or any other sane individual might have taken that as a good time to lock ourselves in the basement and call the police, LeBron asked to take a picture with him and then shared the moment with 5 million of his closest friends.
On the plus side, at least this devoted stranger waited until LeBron won an NBA title before dedicating his entire back to him for the rest of his life.
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