OMG, Michelle Obama has bangs!? And other important things, like Oprah intimidating Lance Armstrong and a hilarious video of NFL players saying weird things.
NFL Bad Lip Reading
If you’ve never seen a Bad Lip Reading video, I highly recommend starting with this one. I’m not sure when it surfaced, but I’d heard some people mention it, and finally, last night, our co-worker Allison did us all a huge favor and passed the link around. (In “The Sports Guy” Tim’s defense, he’d seen it much earlier but didn't think we’d appreciate it. Fair enough.) Bad Lip Reading is exactly what it sounds like – each video’s original sound is eliminated. Then a group of people read each person’s lips and make up an entirely new dialogue, making it seem like Tom Brady is saying "Guys, I found Fido!" in the middle of the football field. It’s ridiculous, kind of stupid, and astonishingly hilarious.
Hello! After a couple weeks off (other than the special Thursday edition), we are back with another edition of "What people are talking about this week." This week we feature Lance Armstrong's major decision, LL Cool J's act of self defense, and one UFC fighter's controversial decision.
Lance Armstrong ends fight against illegal doping, may have titles pulled and be banned from cycling
Yesterday Lance Armstrong announced that he was ending his fight against charges of illegal doping by the US Anti-doping agency. He may face a lifetime ban from professional cycling and the loss of his seven Tour de France titles. Armstrong allegedly used performance-enhancing steroids as far back as his first win in 1999. However, Armstrong has consistently denied the charges, and says the International Cycling Union has jurisdiction in these matters, not the USADA. There does seem to be a political element to this case, one way or another, so it's well worth reading the linked article to get all sides of the story.
Jon Jones withdraws from UFC 151, promoting the event's cancellation
What do you do when your opponent has to withdraw from the UFC event you're headlining due to injuries? Withdraw your participation as well because you don't have enough time to prepare for the substitute, apparently. That is the argument that light heavyweight Jon Jones is making this week after his opponent, Dan Henderson, pulled out due to a knee injury. Though Jones was due to fight a substitute, Chael Sonnen, instead, the fighter maintained that the few days he had to prepare for the fight wasn't enough. The decision has been controversial, with supporters agreeing with Jones' argument, while critics suggest that he should be able to fight whomever is placed in front of him.
LL Cool J takes down burglar, detains him until police arrive
File this one in your "Don't burglarize a home unless you want to end up in pain" file. That's what happened to one Jonathan Kirby, 56, who allegedly broke into LL Cool J's home earlier this week. Kirby ended up with a broken nose and jaw, and in the rapper and actor's custody until police could arrive.
Enjoy your weekend, everybody!
There were a lot of big discussions this week, and it was difficult to choose only three. So you get an extra one this week!
They did it! After waiting a long 45 years, the LA Kings have clinched the Stanley Cup. Here's a team that, very early this year was practically on nobody's radar. Then they started winning a lot of games and that got people interested. The Kings' ascension has shined an even more powerful spotlight on Los Angeles, as the city of the stars is usually only well known for the Lakers. Will the Kings make LA a sports haven to rival some of those on the east coast? I guess we'll have to wait until next year to find out.
How long will it be until we're asking, "Who shot John Ross?" The classic TV drama Dallas is back after 21 years off the air. The show, a continuation of the old one, centers around J.R. and Bobby's sons, John Ross and Christopher, and promises to re-ignite the old family rivalry that made the original series popular. J.R. and Bobby are also back, and played by their original actors.
Lance Armstrong is in the news again, and not for anything good. The seven-time winner of the Tour de France risks having every one of the titles stripped from him and being banned from cycling if it is proven that blood samples from 2009 and 2010 show evidence of doping. Armstrong denies the allegations, and is currently trying to clear his name.
Should the ref have called a foul on LeBron James? That's the mini-controversy to come out of last night's Oklahoma City Thunder-Miami Heat game. The lack of a whistle from the officials, as expected by Kevin Durant of the Thunder, robbed the team of a chance to tie up the score at the free-throw line. In the end, the Heat won, 100-96. Check out more of our coverage on the final series: Game 1; Game 2.
That's it. Have a good weekend, everybody!