Fun Fact of the Day: Florida Panthers 44-year-old phenom Jaromir Jagr scored his 742 goal this past weekend to become the 3rd highest scorer in NHL history behind only Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe.
Spend your Saturday voting in the primaries instead of watching the big games? No worries, here are your Goalposte cliff notes, so you don’t get caught flat-footed like this guy.
Ups and Downs. Friday night the Golden State Warriors suffered their worst loss of the season to the Portland Trailblazers (137-105). Say what? They lost to the who now? This was the Warriors 5th loss this season, thanks to the Trailblazer’s best player Damian Lillard, who was red hot and scored a career-high 51 points. No! Not the Warriors!?! Don’t worry all was right with the world again, when the Warriors defeated the LA Clippers the very next night (115-112). Are the Warriors still on track to break the record? You bet your sweet tookus they are! The Warriors are sitting on a 49-5 record so far this season, which still puts them on pace to beat the Chicago Bulls 1995-96 record season of 72-10. And now they should feel especially good about going for history, because legendary #23 Michael Jordan himself gave them his blessing. Go Warriors Go!
More of that, please. Last night, New Orleans Pelicans Anthony Davis scored a career high 59 points in a game against the Detroit Pistons. He topped that delicious sundae off with 20 rebounds. This was a welcome sight for Davis fans because he hasn't lived up to the hype this year, after being one of the best players in the game last season.
#14 Kentucky lost to unranked Texas A&M in overtime (79-77). Texas A&M made a basket in the final seconds of overtime to clinch this win, but everyone will be talking about the technical foul that tied things up seconds earlier. What happened? With 9 seconds left in the game, Kentucky’s Isaac Humphries was fouled. Humphries was none too happy about that and spiked the basketball into the court. The refs T’ed him up for his bad ‘tude and he fouled out of the game.
#20 Duke lost to #18 Louisville (71-64). Everyone was fouling everyone and elbows were flying like the line at an all-you-can-drink bar in this super physical game. Even Duke’s Coach K couldn’t help but get fired up, picking up a technical foul. Ultimately, Louisville came from behind to win by wearing down the Blue Devils, who were short 2 of their starters because of injuries.
Times, they are a’changing. Last Friday, tight end Heath Miller announced his retirement after 11 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He has a lot to be proud of from his career with the Steelers, including setting franchise records and 2 Super Bowl wins. Who’s going to miss him? QB Big Ben Roethlisberger who cried when he got the news that his buddy was retiring. What else is going on? On the other side of the country, the Rams decided they needed a new look to go along with their big move from St. Louis to Los Angeles. They decided to drop 3 of their players, defensive end Chris Long, Linebacker James Laurinaitis, and tight end Jared Cook. This was big news because Long and Laurinaitis were the longest tenured players with the team. Why’d they do it? Dropping the contracts freed up $24M, which they plan to use in upcoming negotiations with free agents.
There ain’t no party like a Gronk Ship Party! New England Patriots tight end Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski always looks like he’s having the best time of his life. But this weekend he took things up a notch, by hosting a party on a Norweigan Pearl cruiseliner dubbed “Gronk’s Party Ship.” The ship set sail from Miami with 2500 partiers for a Bahamas private island renamed “Gronk Island.” What was included? An item autographed by Gronk, access to live music from the likes of Flo Rida and Waka Flocka Flame, and lots of Gronk-twerking, of course.
Tonight there are 2 big college games to watch out for:
- #7 UVA v. #11 Miami, 7pm ET
- #13 Iowa State v. #10 WVU, 9pm ET
Hey you! Did you miss our March Madness team spotlight? Don’t worry we just wanted to keep things pithy for your Monday morning read. We’ll get right back into spotlighting the teams you need to know tomorrow morning!