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Ah, the last Monday of 2016. Most of us are off today – thank you, federal government for this Christmas Day (Observed) – but there are a few poor souls who have to drag themselves to work today after a weekend of family dinners, present opening and excessive alcohol intake. But even as much as those people are probably hurting today, there are a few people that definitely had a worse weekend.
We lost George Michael on Christmas Day (#RIP), but another music superstar was declared dead on December 26th. The internet freaked the fuck out when Sony Music tweeted that the Princess of Pop, Britney Spears, had died:
But the music gods spared us from losing two legends in one weekend, because it turns out it was all a hoax. Phew, I don’t think my heart could handle another loss this year. [Via TMZ]
The Minnesota Vikings
The Browns finally won a game, so they are excluded from this week’s column. The NFL team taking their place had a hell of a weekend, though – the Minnesota Vikings. To kick off their holiday weekend, the plane carrying the team to Wisconsin for their Christmas Eve match up with the Packers skidded off the runway upon landing Friday night, leaving the team trapped on the plane for more than four hours.
No one was injured, and the players were eventually taken off the plane using a fire department cherry picker.