One definition for flummery is “complete nonsense,” which today happens to be full of.
Draymond Green Learns of All-star status…From his mom
The Golden State Warriors’ forward received some exciting news this morning during an interview with the local Oakland news station: He’s officially an NBA all-star. Green started answering a question only to be interrupted by a recognizable (and booming) voice. His mom appeared on-air and informed him of the news. So far this season, Green has averaged career-highs in points (14.5), rebounds (9.4) and assists (7.2) per game. He’ll join teammates Steph Curry and Klay Thompson in Toronto for All-Star festivities in February, giving Golden State three all-stars for the first time in 40 years.
Super Bowl Grounds crew painted the wrong logo
The Levi Stadium grounds crew is getting ready for the Super Bowl. Kind of...
Australian Open Final Set
The No. 2 seed Andy Murray defeated Canadian Milos Raonic 4-6,7-5, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2) to reach his fifth Australian Open final. Unfortunately, Murray’s reward is a meeting with the world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, who dominated four-time open champion Roger Federer in the semis.
Michael Phelps joins the Arizona State student section in a Speedo
A couple of years ago, Arizona State students created “The Curtain of Distraction” in an effort to ruin opposing team’s free throw shooting percentages. Students draw a makeshift curtain and reveal some kind of wildly entertaining act. There are a lot of things you might never expect to see behind the curtain, but Michael Phelps in a speedo had to have been at the top of the list before Thursday night. When Oregon State visited the Wells Fargo arena in Tempe, however, that’s exactly what the Beavers saw. It’s unclear whether or not the presence of the 22-time medal winner made a significant impact though, since Oregon State has the lowest free throw percentage in the Pac-12.
Joseph Pena squatted a ridiculous 875 lbs. at a weightlifting competition in San Antonio
Oh yeah, he’s in high school. And is 17 years old.
Lots of slam, but no dunk. pic.twitter.com/nBFPQTADXi— PEANUTS (@Snoopy) December 16, 2015
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