Talk about crazy! When the final award for best picture was announced at last night’s Oscars, everyone thought La La Land had just capped off one of the most dominating Oscar performances when they were named the winners by Warren Beatty.
Then, the entire show was turned on its head when it was revealed that Beatty had read the wrong envelope and La La Land didn’t actually win the award; Moonlight did.
It was one of the most unbelievable comebacks we’ve ever seen, ranking right up there with the likes of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ comeback in the 2016 NBA Finals, the Chicago Cubs’ comeback in the 2016 World Series, and the New England Patriots’ comeback at Super Bowl 51.
Not surprisingly, Twitter blew up following the Oscars fiasco. Here are some of the best sports-related Tweets:
I’m sure there are a lot of people in Sacramento who are happy to see the Kings begin a new chapter after they dealt perennial nuisance DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday. However, there are also those who are sad to see the team’s star player go—especially after realizing how little they got in return for him.
And speaking of sad break-ups, Cousins is also feeling blue about his departure from Sactown. While addressing a small group of fans on Monday night, Cousins broke down in tears as he gave a final goodbye. Someone recorded the tearful farewell and posted it on Twitter. Check it out:
My friend got transferred to another city because of his job. He had some things to say. Rough to watch. pic.twitter.com/iBRyMf1UP7
On Sunday night, as the NBA All-Star Game was winding down in New Orleans, it was announced that the Sacramento Kings had traded all-star DeMarcus Cousins to the Pelicans for….well…nothing really.
Seriously. All the Pelicans had to give away in order to obtain one of the most talented big-men in the league was Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway and their 2017 first-round and second-round picks.
It was highway robbery in the eyes of many. And Twitter was quick to let the world know how they felt about this uneven exchange. Here are some of the best Tweets:
In the most savage as f*ck move of 2017 thus far, UFC heavyweight fighter Derrick Lewis knocked out Travis Browne in the second round of their main event at Sunday’s UFC event in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Then, after landing a few extra shots while the referee took his time to step in, Lewis proceeded to continue his barrage on Browne by calling him out during his post-fight interview.
When asked about his thoughts on the fight, Lewis had the following to say about Browne:
“I know I had a bigger heart than him. You know, he calls himself a man but he likes to put his hands on women. So forget that guy. I got much more heart than he has. Where’s Rond Rousey’s fine ass at?”
Seriously. Lewis said that. The woman-beating stuff is a reference to his alleged abuse of his ex-wife. As for Ronda Rousey‘s place in all of this, she’s currently dating Browne.
Here’s a look at Lewis’ KO of Browne:
My Theory: Mario Yamasaki doesn’t like woman-beaters, so he didn’t mind seeing Travis Browne take a few extra shots from Derrick Lewis. pic.twitter.com/pUTeMErAYm
Bill Belichick is not just the most serious man in football. He’s the most serious man in sports.
After his Patriots mounted the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history to give him his fifth title in 17 seasons with the club, Belichick delivered the most typical Belichickian statement to the media while giving his thoughts on the victory:
“As great as today is, in all honesty, we’re five weeks behind in the 2017 season.”
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Needless to say, they man literally has zero chill. He’s as straight-faced as it gets.
But on Monday, during his appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” we were treated to a different kind of Bill Belichick. A happy Bill Belichick.
Visiting the show along with Pats wideout Julian Edelman, Belichick was seen laughing it up and cracking jokes on the late show’s set. It’s a side of Belichick we rarely see, so I suggest you enjoy it while you can.
It’s been well over 12 hours since Tom Brady won his fifth Super Bowl by mounting an incredible comeback before defeating the Atlanta Falcons in overtime, 34-28, and still, the whereabouts of Tom’s jersey seems to be a bit of a mystery.
According to Brady, who spoke to the media this morning after receiving his Super Bowl MVP award, to the best of his knowledge the jersey is still missing.
Brady says he hasn’t recouped his jersey from last night yet.
The Atlanta Falcons held a 25-point lead during the third quarter of Super Bowl LI, but they would go on to blow that seemingly comfortable cushion before losing in overtime to the New England Patriots, 34-28.
Not surprisingly, the internet was quick to pile all over the Falcons for their epic choke job. Here are some of the best reactions to Atlanta’s collapse in the Super Bowl:
Whenever the Patriots are around, these types of things are bound to become an even bigger story than they’d usually be.
During the Atlanta Falcons’ practice at Rice University ahead of Super Bowl LI, a drone was spotted flying over the practice field. Obviously the Falcons weren’t going to allow that, so they had the drone grounded and the operator—a resident of the area—was located. No word on whether they’ll face any charges.
And in case you’re wondering whether the Patriots had anything to do with this (and we know you are), no word on that either.
Super Bowl week is filled with awkward exchanges between celebrities, athletes, and members of the media.
Today, during Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl press conference, we were treated to another one of those awkward exchanges when former Steelers quarterback and current Fox analyst Terry Bradshaw asked the Super Bowl LI halftime star if her grandma is single.
That’s right. When Lady Gaga told Bradshaw that her grandma (who is probably close to 90-years-old) is a Steelers fan, the four-time Super Bowl champ decided to check in on her relationship status:
That got awkward real quick. But Bradshaw was able to balance out the awkwardness with a few good deeds, as he wished Gaga’s grandma a happy birthday and later gave the singer’s mother (who is also a Steelers fan) a signed football.
Today in Houston, ahead of Sunday’s big Super Bowl matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell stepped in front of the podium and took questions from members of the media.
Many of those questions were serious, some were odd, and then there was this one, in which some dude asked Goodell if the league should institute a “two-pump” rule on touchdown celebrations.
A cricket fan was hit with a $5,000 fine by Auckland Police after stripping naked and running across the field during the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy series cricket match between Australia and New Zealand on Monday.
The 24-year-old man was videotaped taking off all of his clothing and hopping over the railing during the contest, making it all the way across the field before tripping over a billboard and getting tackled by security.
Check it out (for the NSFW version with more angles, click here):
That was a pretty rough ending for the streaker. Via Stuff.co.nz:
The unnamed streaker told radio station The Rock, he felt “a bit rough” following the tackle.
“I’ve got grazes all up my elbow and my knees”.
After drinking “about eight beers beforehand” the streaker made-good on his “joking bet” with his mates and went on his naked sprint that felt “euphoric.”
A couple of cuts and bruises in exchange for a feeling of euphoria? Sounds like it was worth it.
If I posted the following excerpt from WPRI.com, edited out the names, and asked you to identify who this high school basketball coach was talking about, chances are you would have guessed New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.
That’s because this is pretty much the most Gronk move ever. Have a read:
“So we’re playing a home game and we have 68 points – now it’s not a blowout, but it’s not a particularly close game either. So he [Gronkowski] gets fouled and goes to the free throw line. He hits the first one to get us to 69 and the place goes nuts because he’s playing into it. On his next free throw, he purposely chucks the ball off the backboard and misses so the score would stay at 69 and then runs back on defense pointing at the scoreboard.”
It appears as though quitting is not in the vocabulary of Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins.
With just over a minute remaining in last night’s Pro Bowl, with the NFC trailing by a touchdown, Kirk Cousins was trying to lead his conference to a game-tying score, but he threw an interception to Lorenzo Alexander deep in AFC territory, seemingly putting an end to their comeback hopes.
However, while returning the interception, Alexander lateraled the ball to Broncos CB Aqib Talib, who made a beeline for the end zone. And it appeared as though he was going to get there…until he was chased down by the very man who threw the interception, Kirk Cousins.
At that point, this meaningless game was pretty much over, but that didn’t stop Cousins from hustling down the field, making the tackle, and stripping Talib of the ball.
After the game, Cousins said he had a victory in mind when he made the hustle play.
“I thought I had a chance to strip it, and maybe we’d recovered it,” Cousins told reporters after the game. “I don’t know. Something could’ve happened. You never know. You got to play it all the way through.”
This year’s Pro Bowl was a snoozefest like no other, ending in a very unimpressive 20-13 victory for the AFC.
With only three total touchdowns throughout the duration of this NFL all-star contest, there wasn’t a whole lot to talk about. But there was this—a tackle by Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott on a fan who ran onto the field: