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Friday, January 20, 2017

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PFT Commenter trends as ‘Marlins Woman’

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Two amusing areas of the internet converged on Sunday night during Game 2 of the NLCS between the Dodgers and Chicago Cubs.

Many of you know about the ubiquitous fan named “Marlins Man” who appears in prime seats behind home plate at many ballgames around the country. He tends to get increased exposure during the playoffs because it’s so odd to see a fan wearing Marlins gear at a playoff game not involving Miami’s baseball team.

Since Marlins Man tends to be wherever the big-time baseball games are, it’s no surprise he was sitting behind home plate for Game 2 at Wrigley Field. But what caught many off-guard was seeing another fan in an orange shirt sitting right next to him. That person turned out to be none other than Barstool Sports personality and all-around hilarious man, PFT Commenter.

But with his long blond hair, some fans started calling him “Marlins Woman”:

Putting his arm around Marlins Man confused some even more:

The joke was an all around success in the end:

And, no, there is no Marlins Woman.

Kenneth Bone goes viral, becomes internet legend

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About 10 minutes into the presidential debate on Sunday night, you may have found yourself wondering, “why am I watching this?” Well, if you stuck with it until the end, your payoff came in the form of one inspiring man.

A man named Kenneth Bone, proudly wearing his finest red church sweater and thick mustache, got to ask his question. Posed as an “undecided voter,” he asked something about energy. But most people were just focused on how legendary he looked.

With the appearance of a dude from the “Guess who?” board game, Bone swiftly took over the internets and stole all the memes.

The jokes came fast and furious:

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Ryan Lochte, girlfriend Kayla Rae Reid engaged

Ryan Lochte said during a recent interview that he had bought a ring and was all ready to propose to girlfriend Kayla Rae Reid. The swimmer didn’t wait very long before doing so.

Lochte proposed to Reid in Malibu Canyon, Calif. on Sunday night. The two shared photos following the proposal on their social media profiles:

Lochte and Reid have been dating since March. They have not said exactly how they met, but Lochte was open about using dating apps such as Tinder. In an interview, Reid seemed to hint that’s how they met.

“He was on Tinder. I might be on Tinder,” she said. “That’s all I’m going to say about it.”

Reid is a Playboy model and was Miss July 2015.

Runner gives up chance to win race to help brother cross finish line

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Great Britain’s Alistair Brownlee had a chance to win the final race of the World Triathlon Series in Cozumel on Monday, but he instead chose to help his brother cross the finish line.

Jonny Brownlee, Alistair’s younger brother, could have won the series if he finished in first and Spaniard Mario Mola finished no higher than fourth. Heading into the final kilometer of the 10-kilometer race, Jonny had a comfortable lead and Mola was well behind. Unfortunately, Jonny ran out of steam and began wobbling on his feet.

The elder Brownlee, who was running in third and had a chance to win the race (though not the series), saw that his younger brother was in trouble. Instead of trying to win, Alistair helped Jonny across the finish line.

“If it happened to anyone I would have helped them across the line because it’s an awful position to be in,” Alistair told the BBC after the race. “If he’d conked out before the finish line and there wasn’t medical support it could have been really dangerous. It was a natural human reaction to my brother but for anyone I would have done the same thing. I think it’s as close to death as you can be in sport.”

Alistair later joked that he wished his “flipping idiot” brother could have just paced himself properly and finished on his own. That didn’t stop Jonny from expressing his gratitude on Twitter:

Mola ended up winning the race and taking home the championship, though he said the circumstances made the victory a little tougher to enjoy.

“When I heard Jonny isn’t feeling well, I thought, ‘I need to fight to the end,'” Mola said. “We want everyone to be safe after the finish line. It’s not the way I wanted it, but that’s triathlon.”

Believe it or not, we’ve even seen runners help injured opponents across the finish line in the past. That was an incredibly admirable and selfless thing of Alistair to do for his brother.

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Mark Cuban offers $10 million to talk policies with Donald Trump

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Mark Cuban wants to interview Donald Trump and is apparently willing to fork over a large sum of money for the opportunity.

The Mavericks owner was initially in favor of Trump as a presidential candidate but has changed his mind. Cuban has taken shots at the Republican nominee since then with tweets like this one as an example.

On Friday, Cuban took to Twitter again, this time trying to entice Trump to sit down for an interview. Cuban began by offering $10 million, which would go to a charity of Trump’s choice, to talk with him about the substance of his policies.

While the chances of this happening are slim-to-none, Mark Cuban and Donald Trump face-to-face would at the very least be extremely entertaining.

Kate Upton angry with national anthem protests

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Kate Upton waded into the national anthem protests controversy and gave a very strong rebuke of those who did not stand for the anthem prior to their football games on Sunday.

The supermodel sent the following tweets in which she called the protesters’ actions “unacceptable.”

What Upton and others who say protest other times but not during the anthem don’t understand is that Colin Kaepernick had been making noise through his social media channels for months and hardly received any attention. Nobody paid attention. Doing something as extreme as protesting the anthem gets people to pay attention to your message and complaint.

Photographer snaps incredible photo of ‘phantom’ football star

Dallas Morning News staff photographer Jae Lee has pretty good timing. He captured the gem below at a Friday night football game between high school powerhouses Evangel Christian Academy (Shreveport, La.) and Allen High School (Allen, Texas).

What an awesome shot.

At first glance, it looks like Evangel Christian is getting some extra help from a phantom 12th man. The more likely scenario, though, is that Allen knocked off the helmet of Tanner Coleman (No. 62, Evangel Christian) during a block and the Dallas photog caught it at just the right moment — completely upright while sailing toward the quarterback, making it look like Evangel’s got a ghost on its side. Bonus points for the fact that the helmet also appears to be sitting just about perfectly on the head of the fan wearing orange in the background.

Sadly, Evangel Christian may be wishing they did have the extra help. Allen beat them by thirty-five points to walk away with a 45-10 win.

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