For the Win: The Coolest Stuff in Sports for the Week
Ronda Rousey scared a Turtle, the Red Sox need new outfits to go with all their new jewelry and Derek Jeter is still one heck of a human being.
Yes, we might say this was a very good week.
Welcome to our best attempt to cull the great expanse known as the Internet for all the more remarkable things to happen in the sports world this week.
What we have for you is a veritable cavalcade of cool, featuring a Lego time-lapse video along with many other truly awesome stories.
Before we head into the weekend, let's appreciate a truly special week of sports.
Giannis Antetokounmpo Is Some Kind of Super Being
How long is an official NBA court.
The Milwaukee Bucks' resident Mister Fantastic should have on his business card, "By the time I dribble three times, I will have scored."
Derek Jeter: Class Act
The Derek Jeter Farewell Tour seems to be going well.
The Yankees shortstop received some awesome gifts from the Astros, but it was his own present that caught our attention.
During Thursday's game, Jeter went to give a baseball to an adorable girl rocking Yankees gear. Just to make sure no other fan would steal it, he hand delivered the awesome memento.
We are going to miss you, Jeter.
It's not wise to knowingly challenge Takeru Kobayashi. However, getting tricked into that kind of contest remains very much hilarious.
North American Soccer League side the New York Cosmos stopped by a Buffalo Wild Wings, granting a moment to prank Peri Marosevic who accepts the food challenge.
Yeah, he didn't win.
Bartolo Colon Bats; World Loses Mind
Every last MLB fan waited patiently through the spring for all 5'11" and 283 pounds (via the video) of awesome to squeeze its way into the batter's box.
Yes, this week Bartolo Colon waddled over to the plate and took a nice little hack. In the end, he broke his bat, grounded out and jogged straight into our hearts.
A new meme was born: Bartolo at the bat, and you can see some of the funniest tweets over at SportsGrid.
Softball Pitcher Uses Tommy John Plight to Go Lefty
Though we never met, we are sure Tommy John is a swell guy. However, an injury mandating the surgery that bears his name is a real son of a gun.
Needing Tommy John surgery requires players to lay off activity and rehabilitate for a year or longer. Well, one high school softball player found a loophole: She decided to switch from being right-handed pitcher to a southpaw hurler.
In it, they will read about the amazing Sierra Amundson, a junior right-hander who had to have Tommy John surgery. Instead of missing the entire season, she decided to give left-handed pitching a shot.
According to her coach, she will be getting some innings this year as just that, including some tosses with her classic style.
High School softball: Where amazing happens.
Your 2014 Boston Red Sox, Now with More Bling
On Friday, the Boston Red Sox players who helped win the city another World Series received their well-earned jewelry.
Thanks to a tweet from the Red Sox feed, we get a glimpse at what ultimate MLB success looks like.
It's pretty much gorgeous.
Ronda Rousey Goes HAM on Turtle's Car
MMA Mania spotted a video of the new Entourage movie for those who just can't wait. Fortunately, this little slice of entertainment also features MMA star Ronda Rousey completely annihilating Turtles car.
There you go. That's all you need to remember to never get Rousey mad, because you won't like her when she's mad.
Lego Fenway Park
If the box office success of The Lego Movie as well as your affection for MLB's defending champion Red Sox are any guide, we have to think you will like this.
It's just a time-lapse video of a Lego Fenway Park getting made. That feeling is equal parts joy and nostalgia, which may or may not be addictive.
Incidentally, Lego Green Monster doesn't sound so scary.
(h/t Next Impulse Sports)
Paul George Is Some Kind of Wonderful
The crazy part is George was duped by a shot-clock that never reset. Well, the joke's on that dumb shot clock, because George hit the three anyway.