Justin Bieber wants to fight Tom Cruise in the octagon and is hoping the UFC will make arrangements.
Bieber tweeted on Sunday night about his desire to face Cruise and asked who was willing to put on the fight. He tagged UFC president Dana White in the tweet.
I wanna challenge Tom Cruise to fight in the octagon. Tom if you dont take this fight your scared and you will never live it down. Who is willing to put on the fight? @danawhite ?
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) June 10, 2019
The consensus seems to be that Cruise would destroy Bieber in an MMA match. But you never really know what will happen until the bell rings. It would be a battle between the Church of Scientology and the Hillsong Church.
If they’re able to make this fight happen, we’d love to see it.
Darren Rovell was crushed on Twitter Sunday for criticizing those who put up a billboard celebrating an accomplishment by LSU’s women’s gymnastics team.
LSU’s women’s gymnastics finished second in the Four on the Floor national championship event Saturday, behind Oklahoma and ahead of UCLA. This was the third time LSU finished second in the NCAA the last four years — a tribute to the excellence of the senior class, even if they fell short of their ultimate goal of winning it all.
A billboard even went up celebrating the team’s runner-up finish:
Thank You, Baton Rouge! pic.twitter.com/WUYlt18kP9
— LSU Gymnastics (@LSUgym) April 21, 2019
The billboard received extra attention from Rovell, the former ESPN sports business reporter, who lambasted LSU for celebrating a second-place finish.
No, you can’t put up a billboard for coming in second. https://t.co/wxDPqBNzNr
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) April 21, 2019
Rovell’s tweet was so poorly received that he ended up getting “ratio’d” on Twitter, meaning he was bombarded with negative feedback. He even heard it from members of LSU’s team, like Sarah Finnegan and Ashlyn Kirby.
I’m not even going to entertain you, Dan, Derek, David, Dicky, whatever your name is.
Queens don’t look down.
— Sarah Finnegan (@sfinnegan37) April 21, 2019
Sounds like someone was runner up in their Easter egg hunt. There’s always next year, Dave. https://t.co/QfVqsvkIv2
— Ashlyn (@Ashlynkirby98) April 21, 2019
We’re just here for the replies…
— LSU Gymnastics (@LSUgym) April 21, 2019
Others pointed out how this was no different than celebrating a Final Four or College World Series appearance by hanging a banner, but Rovell disagreed. Then someone threw this little factoid back at him:
The guy saying second-best-in-the-nation LSU doesn’t deserve a billboard? He placed 21,463rd in a marathon and got the shoes he ran it in plated in gold. https://t.co/QFiZ0gJDRw
— Lauren Hopkins (@LaurenHopkins96) April 21, 2019
Rovell is so completely wrong here it’s not even funny.
The LSU team may have not won the national championship, but to say they’re not deserving of recognition, celebration and accolades is shortsighted. They won the SEC meet and had two individual national champion trophies. They finished ahead of a UCLA team that featured two Olympic gold medalists. That’s not something worthy of being proud? I guess anyone who has won a silver or bronze medal at the Olympics should just throw them away.
John Wooden, arguably the most successful coach in sports history, defined success the following way:
“Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.”
I didn’t see anything in there about success being defined by winning a championship and nothing less. I’m sure Rovell won’t understand that, though he’s probably used to being smacked down for his poor opinions.
- Darren Rovell
A Utah Jazz fan went viral on Saturday night for her wild hairstyle after being shown on TV by ESPN.
Late in the fourth quarter of Game 3 of the Jazz’s first-round playoff series with the Houston Rockets, ESPN showed the woman on TV. Her hair, which was puffed out nearly a foot high, was magnificent:
This is the most amazing thing I've seen since aquanet got pulled off the market pic.twitter.com/JPmbufLeOy
— CJ Fogler (@cjzer0) April 21, 2019
Folks on the internet were instantly captivated by her and her hair:
This Utah Jazz fan looks like Khabib Nurmagomedov with his hat pic.twitter.com/1I7rU0mkou
— 69 (@ftbeard_17) April 21, 2019
— Bailey Carlin (@BaileyCarlin) April 21, 2019
— Rob Lopez (@r0bato) April 21, 2019
— Tim Ryan (@TheSportsHernia) April 21, 2019
I thought that ladies hair was that thing they do to people on tv where they goof on your melon with a funhouse mirror. That’s her goin’ out helmet? I stopped caring about the game and need specifics on that as a look.
— Scott Van Pelt (@notthefakeSVP) April 21, 2019
— Kenjac (@KenJac) April 21, 2019
The public demands answers. We need to know more about this ‘do.
- Utah Jazz fans
Tony Hawk is widely considered to be the greatest skateboarder of all time, so it goes without saying that the moment he had with his daughter over the weekend was probably one of the proudest of his life.
On Saturday, Hawk shared a video on Twitter that showed his daughter conquering one of her skateboarding fears.
My daughter overcoming her fear in real time (wait for it). I might have been more nervous than she was.
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) February 23, 2019
Hawk has always made sure skateboarding is a big part of his kids’ lives, and it even created some controversy several years ago. If anyone’s going to teach a youngster how to shred, its Tony.
- Tony Hawk
Katelyn Ohashi did it again.
The UCLA Bruins senior gymnast received another perfect 10 on her floor routine — her second of the season in the event following her performance last month that went viral.
Here’s a look at Ohashi’s performance on Sunday in a competition against Washington:
— UCLA Gymnastics (@uclagymnastics) February 11, 2019
This was Ohashi’s second perfect 10 on the floor exercise this season, fifth on the floor of her career, and her seventh total career perfect 10. Her perfect 10 on Sunday also marked the second time this season that she and teammate Kyla Ross each had perfect 10s in the same competition. Ross, an Olympic gold medalist, recorded a career-high of 39.775 in the all-around, which is the best score in the country this year.
UCLA beat Washington 197.600-196.000 and is now 8-0 this season.
- Katelyn Ohashi
Lindsey Vonn crashed out of the super-G at the Alpine Skiing World Championships in Sweden on Tuesday after losing control in mid-air, hitting a gate and having a panel fitted between the two poles get stuck in her boot.
Vonn hit the snow face-first and then skidded into a safety net. The crash looked bad and immediately caused a stir from the onlookers, including her teammates, opponents and one American fan who burst into tears.
— Freddy🎗 Road to Kona Hawaii (@freddyrosink) February 5, 2019
“Everybody, cross your fingers or hold your thumbs. That didn’t look like a nice crash,” said American teammate Mikaela Shiffrin via ESPN. “She went really hard into the fence. Hopefully she is OK.”
The 34-year-old Vonn, who previously announced she will retire following her run at the super-G and Sunday’s downhill due to persistent injuries and knee pain, was immediately attended to by medical personnel before getting up and skiing down the hill.
Vonn is the all-time leader in women’s World Cup wins (82) and has three Olympic medals to her name (one gold).
- Lindsey Vonn
Adam Levine and Maroon 5 received a middling to negative reaction for their halftime show at Super Bowl LIII on Sunday, and one particular part of the show made waves.
Late in the set, Levine went shirtless, leading to plenty of comparisons to Janet Jackson.
So it’s okay when Adam Levine shows a nipple, but when Janet Jackson does it, everyone loses their mind pic.twitter.com/M1YAHJqoJ4
— Mark Hannan (@mdhannan94) February 4, 2019
— nyoldman (@NYDoorman) February 4, 2019
— Yardbarker (@yardbarker) February 4, 2019
Janet Jackson is wondering why this Maroon 5 dude is allowed to strip at the Super Bowl
— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) February 4, 2019
Adam Levine officially the first topless halftime performer since Janet Jackson.
— Jeff Schultz (@JeffSchultzATL) February 4, 2019
friendly reminder that janet jackson got blacklisted for doing what adam levine just did
— Korey Kuhl (@koreykuhl) February 4, 2019
Back in 2004, Janet Jackson’s breast was exposed during the Super Bowl halftime show, causing a controversy and the inclusion of the term “wardrobe malfunction” in our lexicon. CBS was fined by the FCC for the display, yet nothing will happen with Levine going shirtless.