I don't personally know much about sports, but I know an incredible catch when I see one. During a game between University of Central Florida and Temple, UCF junior wide receiver J.J. Worton had an acrobatic touchdown that saved the game. The throw, from the Temple 30-yard line, came from UCF teammate Blake Bortles.
Saying goodbye is never easy, but somehow it gets even more emotional when you've got an entire team, stadium of fans, and world watching. On Thursday, Yankees player Mariano Rivera said farewell to his team and the game, after he was pulled from the game in the ninth by teammates Andy Pettitte and Derek Jeter. Watching him say goodbye is equal parts sad and moving. Check it out above.
There is no hotter topic in sports right now than the circus that is surrounding Alex Rodriguez. From his appeal of the 211 game suspension that he was handed by Major League Baseball to him getting beaned by Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster in this past weekend's game, A-Rod is consistently the lead story on SportsCenter.
Why? Because people really love being entertained.
Sports, not unlike a television show or movie, is infinitely more entertaining when there is a great story-line. As much as MLB wants to punish A-Rod for his involvement with using performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs), they would be kidding themselves if they don't think he is main reason for the high ratings that the Yankees-Red Sox games got over the weekend. He is the villain. He is the heel. He is the guy everyone loves to hate. Most importantly, he provides great theater.
While I don't advocate the use of steroids in sports, I just think it's hard to deny that the topic is pretty entertaining to talk and argue about. In fact, I'd definitely say that PEDs kind of make sports more interesting. Hear me out.
In August concerts, Bob Dylan, Macklemore, and Allman Brothers Band head on tour — but not before several festivals, including the Americanarama Fest and the Peach Music Fest, take place. For sports, the NFL preseason kicks off the countdown until NFL season starts back up again, while a few new shows open on Broadway.
Bob Dylan: A notoriously prolific touring artist, Bob Dylan will wrap up at the Americanarama Fest, and then embark on a solo tour Aug 4.
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Allman Brothers Band: Like Dylan, Allman Brothers Band will also do a festival, followed by their own tour. The group will perform at the Peach Music Festival, then head to Chicago Aug. 20.
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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: The rapper/producer duo tour across the world starting Aug. 2, before making their way back to the states Aug. 31 and doing a U.S. tour.
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Rushing the field at a sporting event is hardly new. In fact, a simple Google search of "rushing the field" returns a slew of relevant articles, including lists of the best moments and sites speculating the penalties for being that person. But one thing is pretty clear: everyone is really amused by people who rush the field.
Three sisters were among the latest to indulge in the stunt. Kayleigh, Emily, and Torrie Hill were in the stands at the College World Series at a game between UCLA and Mississippi State. Kayleigh tweeted about their desire to rush the field. A few innings later, they went for it... and they got the whole thing on Vine, giving us the best selfie/GIF ever (or at least of this week).
Sure, they were also slapped with a $1,500 fine, but whatever — it was totally worth it.
GIF credit to Daily Dot.