It’s been absolutely freezing here in the northeast, so I’ve been huddled in the house in my fleece pajamas under a bunch of blankets watching the SVU marathon USA seems to air every weekend. As such, I don’t exactly have much to chat about, my friends. So let’s just get to it.
Anytime I can put Duke basketball in this column, I will. So let’s talk about the No. 2 team in the country losing to an unranked team, shall we?
NC State handed their in-state ACC rivals a loss on the road when they beat the Duke Devils in Raleigh on Saturday, leaving Duke with a 1-2 record in conference play. The entire scenario is best summed up by the look on the Wolfpack’s Abdul-Malik Abu:
Travelers at JFK
It wasn’t a great week for travelers in the northeast, given the extreme cold and the snow bomb or whatever the hell they are calling it. So people were probably not thrilled to begin with at JFK in New York on Sunday, and then things got a hell of a lot worse.
Yes, that’s right – the baggage claim area of the terminal flooded on Sunday afternoon, soaking the bags of many stranded passengers and stopping flights into the terminal. Power also went out in parts of the terminal and incoming luggage was re-directed to other terminals, resulting in this:
This is my last weekend at home before getting back on the road, so here’s hoping the travel gods smile on me a bit more than those poor folks at JFK. [via CNN]
Cleveland Browns Fan
It’s been hard being a Browns fan over the last few years, so they decided to put an exclamation point on the worst one yet – a winless season – in the best way they know how.
Fans gathered outside First Energy Stadium, where the Browns have only won three times in the last three seasons, for a parade that featured a dumpster painted with 0-16 and signs criticizing owner Jimmy Haslam. Despite below freezing temperatures, thousands of fans came out to “celebrate” their disaster of a team and raised over $14,000 for the Cleveland Food Bank.
Raised nearly 15K plus a ton collected. pic.twitter.com/eVwQbufmvz
— McNeil (@Reflog_18) January 7, 2018
So at least there’s a tiny silver lining – right, Browns fans? [via Mashable]
I don’t watch Games of Thrones, but even I know who Kit Harington is. It’s not sure if the other patrons at Barfly in NYC where aware that Jon Snow was in the midst on Friday night, but he certainly made his presence known.
Harington apparently wanted to get in on a pool game at the pub, and “started banging on the table, grabbing at pool cues, and getting in peoples’ faces” and wound up getting himself thrown out – twice. According to Page Six, “Harington was asked to leave but staggered back into the Third Avenue sports bar before being removed.” And of course, someone got it on tape:
Kit Harington drunk in a New York bar. pic.twitter.com/6oFcWXLhmg
— Harry (@harry_j17) January 6, 2018
[via Page Six]
Honestly, the idea of attending Coachella is my worst nightmare. Being outside with a large group of people for multiple days? No, thank you. The only way I’d be able to get through that would be to be as high as kite (not that I do that kind of thing), but for anyone attending Coachella, that’s (still) not legal – despite the legalization of recreational pot in California.
Coachella 2018 may fall on the weekend of 4/20 this year, but under the new laws in California regarding marijuana, each town can decide whether to allow recreational weed sales and the town of Indio, where the festival is, has decided no-go on recreational pot.
But if you’re attending to see Beyoncé and whoever the hell else is performing this year (like it matters), the folks at TMZ have a pretty smart idea for you: “Neighboring cities like Palm Springs, Cathedral City and Desert Hot Springs are all weed-friendly, so if you’re over 21 you can hit up a licensed dispensary there. Pregame!” [via TMZ] .