Buzz That Was: A Legend And An Error
In case you were too busy wondering if you should start referring to Jessica Simpson as Jessica Johnson and missed out on sports, we've got you covered. Here's what everyone else was talking about last night.
Derek Jeter made his 14th and final MLB All-Star Game appearance and was greeted by an adoring crowd at Target Field in Minneapolis. The iconic New York Yankees shortstop, playing his final season, got a standing ovation for his pregame introduction ... and for his first at-bat ... and for his double ... and for his single ... and for basically doing just about anything. Jeter heard the loudest roars of the night when he was pulled from the game in the fourth inning.
Hordes of tributes poured in for Jeter over social media throughout the evening. Yet somehow, one media company didn't seem to be familiar with the legendary Yankees captain. It did, however, acknowledge some guy named Michael Jeter. So that happened.
Just in case CBS takes that tweet down...SG for posterity pic.twitter.com/v9dxw9yAaW- Phil Hecken (@PhilHecken) July 16, 2014
After 4,000,000 people pointed out the error, the tweet was deleted and an apology was issued. That, of course, couldn't stop the masses from having some fun and launching #MichaelJeter to the No. 1 trending topic in the country.
Even the Wikipedia entry for the real Michael Jeter -- a deceased actor who starred in both "Waterworld" and "Air Bud" -- was updated to reflect the mention.
Never change, Internet.
Trout reels in a Corvette
The night all but belonged to Derek Jeter, but Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout was named MVP of the All-Star Game after going 2-for-3 with a double, a triple and two RBIs and lifting the American League to a 5-3 victory. Way to upstage a legend there, Mikey. Because winning a trophy just isn't good enough anymore, the rising superstar was then was given the choice between a Corvette and a truck to take home. Being a 22-year old dude, he naturally opted for the 'Vette.
Mike Trout is your 2014 MLB All-Star Game MVP. He chose the Corvette over the truck. pic.twitter.com/rhFJ8kr3MG- SB Nation (@SBNation) July 16, 2014
Fairly certain the Urban Dictionary entry for the phrase "the rich get richer" will soon include the image above.
Who is he?
During an interview to promote his upcoming fight against Marcos Maidana, Floyd Mayweather was asked about a potential bout with UFC superstar Ronda Rousey. He responded with "I don't even know who he is."
I don't know about you, but I find it VERY hard to believe that Mayweather hasn't bet on Rousey before.
Here's to you, Sydney Leroux
U.S. soccer star Sydney Leroux took over The ESPYS Twitter feed on Tuesday night to provide updates and selfies from the ESPN The Magazine Body Issue party. She did not disappoint. Spoiler alert: The post below might make you -- or the seventh-grade version of you -- very jealous.
No word if Lance Bass' interaction with Leroux was the reason for his hair turning completely gray. After fulfilling your middle-school 'N Sync fantasies, she went on to pose with just about every celebrity or athlete she could find.
All in all, I would say it looked like she had an OK night.
Jamming with Brittney Griner
Not wanting to let Andrew Wiggins have all the summer dunking fun, Brittney Griner threw down a one-handed jam during the Phoenix Mercury's 90-78 win over the Washington Mystics on Tuesday.
Your move, Wiggins.
Hot Deng, Pat Riley!
Is Miami Heat president Pat Riley trying to up his Internet trolling game? I think this tweet about the signing of Luol Deng answers this question.
Pat Riley: "Signing Luol Deng is one of the most important free agent signings that we have ever had in the history of the franchise."- Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) July 15, 2014
That Pat Riley, what a ham.
A few fired-up bros
In things to never, EVER try at home or anywhere else news, a group of crazy people filmed themselves performing a pool dunk that involved diving through a ring of fire. Yes, you read that correctly.
I don't want to know how many takes -- or bros -- it took to successfully film this trick.
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