It’s freezing here in the Northeast. Like “stay-in-the-house-all-weekend” freezing. Of course, I didn’t do that because we are also looking at a blizzard coming in on Tuesday and your gal had stuff that needed to get done. So if there are any typos in this column, I apologize, as that I’m just now getting feeling back in my fingers. But even with the extreme temperatures, I still had a better weekend than some people, include these ones.
These Bubble Teams
Sunday was Selection Sunday, and my beloved Gonzaga Bulldogs took the number one seed in the West, so it was a pretty good weekend sports-wise for me. But for the teams that were on the wrong side of the bubble, not so much. So sorry to:
Syracuse (18-14, 10-8 ACC)
Illinois State (27-6, 17-1 Missouri Valley)
Monmouth (27-6, 18-2 MAAC)
Texas-Arlington (25-8, 14-4 Sun Belt)
California Golden Bears (21-12,10-8 PAC12)
Feeling better? Kansas State, Wake Forest, U.S.C, Providence and Marquette, all of whom made it in. [via SB Nation]
Game of Thrones Fans
First, it was announced last week that GoT thrones would have to wait until July for the premiere of Season 7. Then, this weekend, at SXSW in Austin, showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss dropped another bomb on the fans, saying that the eighth and final season of the show will only be six episodes long. Benioff told the crowd:
From the beginning we’ve wanted to tell a 70-hour movie. It will turn out to be a 73-hour movie, but it’s stayed relatively the same of having the beginning, middle and now we’re coming to the end. It would have been really tough if we lost any core cast members along the way, I’m very happy we’ve kept everyone and we get to finish it the way we want to.
With the seventh season only seven episodes long, I guess this means that I only have to deal with my insufferable GoT friends who endless give me shit for not watching for thirteen more episodes. So that’s win #2 for me this weekend. [via EW]
I’m not that big on the UFC, but I even recognize the viciousness of the kick that Dariush received from his opponent Edson Barboza on Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 106 in Fortalez, Brazil.
Check on the “flying knee” that knocked out Dariush in the second round:
I’m pretty sure that Dariush didn’t wake up until at least Sunday. [via Bleacher Report]
Generally, joking about devastating wildfires is probably not a good idea, particularly if said-wildfires are responsible for the deaths of six people. But apparently Sirius-XM personality Till wasn’t aware of this seemingly common sense fact, and now she’s paying the price.
The 28-year-old host of The Highway was giving a weather report on Friday when she cracked a joke about the fires, saying “BBQ for everyone.” As you can imagine, the families of those that have perished in the fires, plus the dozens of others who have either lost their homes or been forced to evacuate their homes in the Texas Panhandle due to the fires didn’t find Till too funny. Some canceled their subscriptions to the satellite radio service while other called for Till’s firing.
For her part, Till took to her blog later Friday to apologize, saying in part:
And from the bottom of my heart I am sorry. Trust me, I have spent the past 24 hrs crying and feeling sick to my stomach because of the entire situation. Just because you don’t see a post of my face on social media doesn’t mean I’m hiding or “proud” of my comments. I’m not.
It also doesn’t help that social media can make you seem like a person who doesn’t care for human life when you do. Heck! I am about to be a mom in a matter of weeks! I couldn’t imagine losing my husband like some people have to these devastating fires.
Again….I can say should’ve, could’ve, or would’ve all day long, but those are just excuses.
Yeah, because it’s all about you, Ashley. [via The Daily Mail]
This Jack Russell
Imagine training for your whole life for one competition. Then imagine tripping like a total fool in that competition. If only any of us would handle it as well as this Jack Russell terrier.
Olly, a rescue dog, was competition in the Crufts dog show in England on Friday when he decided that this whole agility course thing wasn’t his style after a fall, and just said fuck it.
If only all of us could pick ourselves off, brush ourselves off and rock it out like Olly. [via The Huffington Post] .
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