The Clippers played in Boston last night, possibly marking former Celtics great Paul Pierce’s last chance to play in front of his old fans. Pierce received a warm welcome from the crowed when he was introduced, and then participated in a very strange skit with his teammates.
Here is a tweet that Knicks president Phil Jackson just sent, one day after firing head coach Derek Fisher:
Buper Spowl Dedia May is off to a stantastic fart.
The best sports highlight of today, by a large margin, is this man using his dick to hit a ping-pong ball.
Meet Salomon Ponte, the winner of a WPTDeepStacks no-limit hold ’em tournament. After taking first place, he sat down for a post-tourney interview and took the opportunity to relentlessly advertise himself. Everyone has to make a living, but Ponte was seemingly incapable of stopping the hustle.
Syracuse beat Duke tonight in Durham, giving the Blue Devils its first three-game losing streak against unranked teams since the 1960s. As soon as the final buzzer sounded, these young men went running. Who are they? Why are they in such a hurry? We have so many questions.
Super Bowl 51 will be in Houston on Feb. 5, 2017, and today, the city’s Super Bowl committee unveiled its mascot. His name is TD, and he’s a football dressed up in a football uniform. He also has a smile, I think. It could be a misplaced lace.
NBA sage Bob Ryan is just going for it today. Hours after calling ex-Warriors coach Mark Jackson a “Bible-pounding phony,” Ryan—who has never been adept at Twitter—sent a flood of tweets in just a couple of minutes.
Shaun Smith, a defensive lineman who last played for the Chiefs, rattled off a couple of thoughts today about Kansas City’s upcoming playoff game against the Texans. When he faced some pushback, Smith tweeted a photo of a gun.
Steve Harvey, the host of tonight’s Miss Universe pageant, did the one thing that the host of any award show absolutely cannot do: he announced the wrong winner. It was hilarious.
CBS Sports published a kind of oral history of Brett Favre, in which former teammates, coaches, and friends shared their fond memories of the ol’ gunslinger, and hooooooly shit get a load of this story from Mark Brunell:
Hell yeah. This is some good wrasslin’.
No idea what this guy in a random Colombian game was trying to do, and yet I think I’m impressed all the same.
Here is video of the perfoming of national anthems before today’s Tyson Fury-Wladimir Klitschko heavyweight title fight. It is by something we were told by Michael Buffer is named “The Dark Center.” We’re all very confused by this.
We’re all a little loopy today due to overindulgence, but we’re pretty sure John Saunders butchered whatever he was trying to say about LSU riding Les Miles out of town on a rail—which has nothing to do with trains, anyway.
The man on the right up there is named Joshua Spears, and he recently got his face punched by a man named Preston “Ice Pick” Schick during an amateur MMA bout. How hard did Spears get his face punched? Hard enough to lose his tooth!
Reader Chris caught this odd moment during today’s Sixers-Timberwolves matchup, as late in the game a play demanded review from the NBA’s replay center in Secaucus. The live camera shot from inside that center showed, strangely, the movie Animal House showing on several of the screens.