Friday's A.M. Hot Clicks: Kat Dennings; Wild Day in the NCAA
Happy Friday, everyone! Andy is out today so I'll be bringing you the hottest of Internet offerings this morning while Lindsay Applebaum will have you covered this afternoon. If you want more content throughout the day, feel free to follow me on Twitter - @PeteBlackburn.
The Madness Is Strong With This One
The NCAA Tournament's Round of 64 got underway Thursday and it might have been the wildest day in the history of the tournament, with five games decided by one point. We didn't have to wait very long to watch a bunch of upsets ruin a whole lot of brackets, as #3 Iowa State lost to #14 UAB by a point. Another #3 seed, Baylor, was knocked off by Georgia State in tremendous fashion when R.J. Hunter hit a DEEP three-pointer late, causing his dad-Georgia State's coach-to literally fall out of his chair and then call out President Obama after the game. UCLA managed to eek out a comeback victory, thanks in large part to this controversial goaltending call in the final minute. Cincinnati won after forcing overtime on a buzzer-beater while NC State defeated LSU on one of its own. Check out some of the emotion in the above gallery and head here to get a full rundown and updated bracket throughout the tournament.
Don't Eat That!
The Ottawa Senators took down the Boston Bruins last night in a tremendously important victory as they fight to keep their playoff hopes alive. Once again, Ottawa fans celebrated the win by throwing hamburgers on the ice in support of goalie Andrew "The Hamburglar" Hammond. Sens forward Curtis Lazar made a questionable decision when he picked up one of those burgers off the ice and ate it as he headed to the locker room.
Ashley Judd Fires Back
Actress and rabid Kentucky Wildcats fan Ashley Judd is pretty fed up with Twitter bullies. After getting bombarded with nasty tweets this week, Judd penned an emotional essay about being a female sports fan online. It's worth your time.
Lovely Lady of the Day
Kat Dennings of Two Broke Girls fame is a big-time favorite on the Internet, so making her LLOD seems only appropriate. The 28-year old actress should help power you through your Friday. (Click here for full-sized gallery.)
Damian Lillard: 1, Internet Troll: 0
NC State's Trevor Lacey showed some great manners after dripping sweat on Dana Jacobson during the postgame interview.
Speaking of NC State...
This little guy is its most intense fan.
Andrew Wiggins thought he was being fancy when he tried a spin move around Cole Aldrich in the paint Thursday night. Unfortunately for Wiggins, Aldrich recovered and swatted his shot WITH AUTHORITY.
Who Throws A Shoe?
Honestly? Arkansas got hit with a delay of game Thursday after throwing a sneaker onto the court to help out Rashad Madden, who sent his own shoe flying into the crowd.
Odds and Ends
The Internet's best reactions to Thursday's tournament upsets... Xavier's center is not only the goofiest player at the NCAA Tournament, but also an Uber driver... Bad news for any college basketball fans who were hoping to win a date with Lisa Ann... A comprehensive look at the biggest shots in tournament history; will we be seeing any additions this year?... A high school lacrosse goalie scored an insane goal from more than 70-yards deep... Mo'Ne Davis is getting her own movie from Disney.
Protip: Try to stay off the track while racers are chugging towards the finish line. You will get wham sauced. (h/t Rod from Calgary)
Would You Live Here?
A former pro snowboarder, Mike Basich, built himself this awesome tiny house in the mountains.
Song of the Day
If you haven't heard of Houndmouth yet, you should check them out...they just released a new album this week. Easily my favorite new(ish) band out there right now.
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