Happy Monday, my fine friends. I’m actually writing this on Sunday afternoon, so forgive me if any of this is old news by Monday morning. But I have an early morning call tomorrow scheduled for my usual writing time and frankly, it’s going to be the absolute worst. Why would anyone think that starting the week with a conference call is a good thing? But even anticipating my early morning suffering tomorrow, my weekend was still better than these people’s.
Looks like the light welterweight is looking for fights outside the ring as well.
Adrien Broner had a run-in with police in South Beach on Saturday night. The boxer was walking in the Miami hotspot with fellow boxer Gervonta Davis when he jaywalked and a driver honked at him. Broner apparently didn’t take kindly to the toot, hit the hood of the car and started yelling at the driver.
It’s Spring Break in South Beach, so cops were already out and about. Hearing Broner’s screaming, they intervened and cuffed the boxer. He then started yelling at the police, who told him to calm down or he would be arrested. He did chill and was released.
This comes at the end of a week that started with Broner threatening to shoot gay people in a video posted to social media. Sounds like a great guy. [Via TMZ]
There’s nothing worse than getting sick on vacation, particularly if it involves surgery as it did for CBS This Morning’s O’Donnell.
The anchor was on vacation in Charleston, South Carolina on Friday when she was admitted to the Medical University of South Carolina for an emergency appendectomy. O’Donnell documented her hospitalization in her Instagram story, stating “Not what we planned for spring break,” while pictured in a hospital gown. The CBS star’s surgery was successful and she was released later in the day, with her husband posting a thanks to hospital staff:
All’s well that ends well. Feel better soon, Norah! [Via People]
Louisville, Marquette, Nevada, Cincinnati, Kansas State, Wisconsin, Mississippi State, Iowa State
As of Sunday afternoon, these teams are the upset losers thus far in March Madness. The highest seed to fall on this list is No. 4 Kansas State, who lost to No. 13 UC Irvine in the first round on Friday. The Anteaters’ win not only is awesome because their team name is Anteaters, but also because it brought this great quote from UC Irvine coach Russell Turner: “UC Irvine folks, I don’t know, live in the shadow, live like little brothers to UCLA and SC and maybe some others; Cal, Stanford, San Diego State. Maybe like little brothers. Well, little brother has been in the weight room getting better, getting ready for a chance like this.”
Got to love an underdog. [Via NCAA]
The Golden State Warriors
Remember when all the Golden State Warriors could do was “win win win no matter what,” in the words of the legend T-Pain? Well, those days may be over.
Kevin Durant and company were handed their biggest loss since 2007 by Dallas Mavericks on Saturday, with Dirk Nowitzki and co. winning 126-91. According to Bleacher Report, the Warriors’ 35-point loss was their worst home defeat since the 2006-07 season per ESPN Stats & Info. Of course, Steph Curry didn’t play, but it still isn’t great.
But all wasn’t bleak in the Oracle Arena – proving that they aren’t the worst fans in the NBA, Warriors fans were actually cheering for Nowitzki, who scored a season-high 21 points as he continues his farewell tour.
That’s actually really nice. [Via Bleacher Report]
The American People
So it’s Sunday afternoon, and William Barr just sent a letter to Congress that quotes special counsel Robert Mueller as saying. “While this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.”
2 years and over $25 million later, and this is what we get? [Via CNN]