Reviewing a crass menagerie
In case you were busy trying to figure out exactly when Brad Paisley and LL Cool J went off the deep end, here’s the best of the email and Gchat fodder you missed from the sports world and beyond.
Your move, PETAChicago police are looking for a man who dropped off a goat’s head for Cubs owner Tom Ricketts. Take a second to let that sentence sink in. On Wednesday afternoon, a presumably angry Cubs fan dropped a package off at Wrigley Field addressed to Ricketts. Security opened the package and found the severed head of a goat. I’m going to guess the goat was not a reference to “greatest of all time.” While no note was left, it seems safe to bet this was alluding to the goat curse that was supposedly placed on the team in 1945. You know the one: A local bar owner’s goat was denied entrance to a World Series game and the man was so livid he placed a curse on the team. The 1940s sound like a really weird time. On the plus side, at least the Cubs have fans who care enough to come to the stadium. The Marlins would be psyched to have an actual fan come around, even if it was just to drop off an animal head. The moral of the story? If you ever find yourself involved in a curse, make sure it involves candy, delicious food or money.
Elite eightJust how routine is ANOTHER national title for the UConn’s women’s basketball team? The highway workers have it down pat. A sign celebrating their 2013 title was already up by the time the team got back to campus on Wednesday afternoon, less than 24 hours after their victory in New Orleans.
At least we know this won’t be his biggest regret in lifeAfter promising the world that he would get a tattoo to commemorate Louisville’s national championship, men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino has made his ink decision. The 60-year-old told CBS News that he’ll be getting a cardinal with the words “2013 champions” on his left shoulder. Yawn. You would think one of his players, with their estimated 9,023 tattoos combined, could have helped come up with something a little more original. But, on the other hand, we should all be relieved it’s not on his lower back. Or tribal themed.
Spike Albrecht is just like every male college freshman in AmericaYou just lost the national championship, what are you going to do? If you’re Spike Albrecht , you’re going to tweet at a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model. Maybe because Disney World is reserved for winners. After having the game of his life on Monday, the Michigan reserve freshman sent Diddy’s non-girlfriend Kate Upton the following tweet: “hey saw you at the game last night, thanks for coming out! Hope to see you again ;)” Woah, a winky face? He went there! The momentary celebrity, who’d averaged 1.8 points a game this season prior to Monday, shocked the world (and assuredly his teammates) with his 17-point performance in the loss to Louisville. And like every social-media-savvy teenager, he decided to cash in on his 15 minutes by tweeting at a supermodel. Upton has yet to reply. Probably because she gets these kind of tweets 3,298,423 times a day. We’re guessing if Spike had found a way to score in the second half and lead Michigan to a win, he might have an easier time getting a response.
Too sexy for resting after surgeryWhy did Metta World Peace return to the Lakers just 12 days after undergoing knee surgery? Because he’s too sexy for his cat, obviously. After making his return on Tuesday night, World Peace did his best Right Said Fred impression to reporters inquiring about his speedy comeback. Kudos to the reporters for continuing their serious line of questioning despite the absolute ridiculous answers being given.
And while Metta may in fact be too sexy for his cat, it turns out the former Ron Artest thought he was quoting the actual chorus from “I’m too sexy.” Ehh, cat? Shirt? Basically the same thing, right? Right Said Fred do say “cat” at the end of the song, so he’s not totally wrong. Apparently the misinterpretation resulted in a lengthy debate in the Lakers’ locker room, and rookie center Robert Sacre even sang and danced to the song while wearing a “cat wig.” I have no idea what a cat wig is, but this has to be the most fun the Lakers have had all season.