Ugh. Ugh, ugh, ugh. This Tuesday is way harder than any Monday in recent history. I haven’t been in the office since December 23rd, and coming back after my staycation is way harder then I imagined… particularly since I didn’t do at least half of the things I planned to do while I was “working at home,” instead opting to watch endless hours of Investigation Discovery. But as much as I’m hurting coming back into the office, I still had a better weekend than these people.
Penn State Football
Yes, Penn State lost to USC in the Rose Bowl on Monday. But that’s not actually the reason they had a crappy weekend? Imagine watching the team that arguably took your slot in the College Football Playoff – that would be Ohio State – score zero points in their semi-final Fiesta Bowl game against Clemson on Saturday. I mean, SI.com said the game exposed “an overmatched offensive line, a pedestrian passing game and play calling so out of synch former Buckeyes linebacker Darron Lee called it “trash” on Twitter.” It was the first time the Buckeyes have been shut out in bowl game since 1920. In other words, it was a clusterfuck.
Meanwhile, Penn State had watch the team that took their place screw the pooch, which, despite their win on Monday, still had to smart a little bit. [via SI.com]
NYE weekend started early for Rousey when she returned to ring on Friday night to take on Amanda Nunes in which was supposed to be her triumphant return after losing to Holly Holm last November. Unfortunately, it didn’t go as well as she planned.
Rousey was knocked out by Nunes 48 seconds into the match, when Nunes landed 23 of the 35 strikes she throw during the opening minute of the bout. Once she recovered (which I imagine didn’t take that long), Nunes took to Twitter to mock Rousey:
Nunes continued her parade of self-confidence, telling The Washington Post, “I’m the best on the planet. She’s going to go do movies. Forget about her. She has a lot of money already.”
May we all go into 2017 with as much confidence as Amanda Nunes. [via US Weekly]
The only person Ronda Rousey probably liked this weekend was Mariah Carey, because Mariah’s NYE meltdown distracted from Ronda’s pre-NYE smackdown.
As you probably saw already, Mariah’s “Rockin’ New Year’s Eve” performance went awry when she was unable to hear her track, causing her to be quite out of sync with her lip-syncing. Carey eventually just gave up and stood on the stage, saying, “Well, Happy New Year. We can’t hear, but I’ll just go through the motions,” and then adding, “I’m trying to be a good sport here.”
The good sport has pretty much gone by the wayside since Saturday night, with Mariah’s camp and the producers of the show lobbing insults over whose fault the disastrous performance was. The producers allege that Carey skipped rehearsals and that there were no problems with the audio systems, putting the blame on Carey; Carey’s team denies those claims and puts the blame back on the production team.
I don’t understand people that camp. I have absolutely no idea why anyone would ever want to sleep outside. But even people that are insane enough to want to spend their vacation time in the woods don’t deserve to watch all of these stuff float away – which is exactly what happened to some backpackers who were just trying to celebrate New Year’s Eve.
A rental car belonging to the backpackers rolled off the back of a ferry headed to Fraser Island, Australia. There were no passengers in the car, but the group who was travelling in the car lost their passports, cell phones, credit cards, and other possessions when they watched the car bob in the ocean and then sink.
Well, I guess the bright side they can literally live the “New Year, New Me” mantra. [via Mashable]
Chargers’ Head Coach Mike McCoy & 49ers’ Head Coach Chip Kelly
McCoy and Kelly join the Bills’ Rex Ryan, the Rams’ Jeff Fisher, and the Jaguars’ Gus Bradley as head coaches who have gotten canned this year, along Broncos’ Gary Kubiak, who is “retiring.” All I want is for one of these teams to hire the Lions’ offensive line coordinator Jim Bob Cooter as head coach so I can hear his name and giggle even more on Sunday. .
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