The anxiety on the Monday of a short week is so much worse then the regular Sunday Scaries, because short weeks always feel so long. But as I lie here contemplating just how many work hours are in the next four days, there are some other people hurting (literally or figuratively) a lot more than me right now.
If the fine handed down at this weekend’s U.S. Open is any indicator, we take fake guns wayyyyyyyyyy more seriously than we take real ones.
During Sunday’s doubles match between Americans Mike Bryan and his doubles partner/identical twin brother Bob Bryan and Argentinian Federico Delbonis and Spainard Roberto Carballés Baena, a return from Delbonis landed close to the baseline and officials called it in. Mike Bryan protested and when officials reviewed the video, it showed that the ball had actually landed outside the line. Here’s where it went wrong for Mike, according to People:
When his challenge was validated, the tennis player was caught on camera taking his racket and pointing it like a rifle — staring down the handle as if it were the barrel of a gun — at the line judge.
Yeah, not so much. For his fake gun display, The United Tennis Association has handed Bryan a $10,000 fine after he was given a code violation for unsportsmanlike conduct by chair umpire Mariana Alves. He and his brother did go on to win the match.
For his part, Bryan did apologize, saying “We won the point and the gesture was meant to be playful. But given the recent news and political climate, I understand how my gesture could be viewed as insensitive. I promise that I will never do anything like this again.”
If only we took real guns so seriously. [Via People]
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas…unless you open a can of whoop-ass on a hotel valet. Then it usually ends with you staying in jail – a lesson Fetty Wap learned this weekend.
The rapper was arrested at the Mirage Hotel Casino after punching a valet and two other hotel employees on Sunday after a dispute. A Mirage staffer made a “citizen’s arrest” and held Fetty until LVPD arrived to take him to be booked for 3 counts of misdemeanor battery.
The New Jersey native was held for a few hours before he was released and will have to appear in front of a judge at a future date.
No word on what the dispute was about – maybe the valet just really didn’t like Trap Queen? [Via TMZ]
You beat out three guys to win the starting QB job at USC and you tear your ACL in the first game? That’s got to suck and it’s exactly what happened to Daniels on Saturday night during USC’s game with Fresno State.
Daniels was carted off the field at the end of the first half against Fresno State in USC’s 31–23 win Saturday night. He suffered the injury as he fumbled the ball while being tackled late in the second quarter. He later rejoined his teammates on the sidelines on crutches.
On Sunday, coach Clay Helton confirmed Daniels has an ACL injury and a meniscus tear and will miss the remainder of the season. Ouch.
On a side note that has nothing to do with feeling bad for the guy, which I totally do…could this picture make him look like any more of a douche?
But still, that sucks. [Via SI.com]
This Guy In Singapore
Most of us try and minimize the time we spend in airports, but apparently the one in Singapore is so nice that people are actually trying to hang out there – which led to a guy who was just trying to see off his wife getting arrested.
Apparently, there is an issue with people “misusing” boarding passes to take advantage of the airport’s on-site butterfly dome, cactus garden and four-story slide. This has led to Singapore Airport Police enforcing the Infrastructure Protection Act, under which passengers who enter the transit areas with a boarding pass but have no intention to proceed to their next destinations may be prosecuted and could be fined up to S$20,000 (US$14,300) or imprisoned for up to two years.
But the 27-year-old man arrested for misusing his boarding pass last week wasn’t there for the butterflies or the flowers – investigators found that the man had entered the transit area to send off his wife; however, he still faces a fine for imprisonment. So…Ross could have gone to jail for buying the ticket to get to the gate to telling Rachel he loved her? Worth it. [Via CNN]
Dodgers relief pitcher May probably woke up Monday with one hell of a headache, but he’s lucky that’s all it was.
In the fourth inning with the bases loaded and one out, Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Jake Lamb hit a line drive that hit the pitcher near his right ear after it grazed off his glove. May collapsed on the mound and hit the back of his head on the way down; he stayed on the ground for about 30 seconds before walking off the field under his own power.
The look on Lamb’s face expresses his concern; however, May later told reporters that he passed the concussion protocol and had no symptoms other than a bruise. He added,
When it hit me at first, it really just frightened me. And then when I was on the ground, it was like, ‘Well dang, I wish that wouldn’t have happened.’ Then I was like, I didn’t want to rush it in getting up because I’ve seen other people do that and it is a worse outcome.
Phew. [Via DailyMail]