Here’s what you might have missed over the weekend …
Was it cake? Who knows? That was last week, though it got our favorite furry mascot, Gritty.
Nothing is real.
Everything is cake. pic.twitter.com/g7l2GcpiZU
— Gritty (@GrittyNHL) July 16, 2020
Salud, mazel tov, congratulations!
If we get to play college football this season, Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence will be a top candidate for the Heisman trophy and just about every other award. He will be touted as a potential No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft.
This weekend, Lawrence got engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Marissa Mowry.
This might be the rare wedding in which the groom’s hair gets more attention than the bride’s.
But nothing is sacred in college football, especially for the SEC team that just beat Lawrence — not even pending nuptials. A Baton Rouge, Louisiana, newscaster used the moment to remind Lawrence of how 2019 Heisman winner Joe Burrow and LSU handled Lawrence and Clemson in the College Football Playoff.
Nothing better than seeing your son take the next step as a man.
— Matt Trent (@MCTrent23) July 18, 2020
Honoring Gianna Bryant
The WNBA returns this week, and the Chicago Sky held their team photo shoot. Sky forward Gabby Williams showed off a pair of custom Nikes honoring Kobe Bryant’s daughter Gianna.
— spooky g 👻 (@gabbywilliams15) July 18, 2020
Williams knew Kobe and Gianna since her junior year at UConn and maintained a relationship with the two while working out at the Mamba Sports Academy in California.
Meanwhile, in the NBA bubble
It’s our regular segment checking in on the lives and times of NBA stars all over Walt Disney World.
We are 10 days away from the first game. That can’t come soon enough. This weekend we’ve seen:
Utah Jazz guard Donavan Mitchell trying golf.
First time golfing today… I’m the real life Happy Gilmore ⛳️
— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) July 18, 2020
the race we’ve all been waiting for 🏊🏽♂️ pic.twitter.com/qC4ce7g8S0
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) July 19, 2020
The Dallas Mavericks playing pickleball.
Mavericks guard J.J. Barea enjoys the bubble life with a little pickleball in a parking lot, teaming up with Luka Doncic to win a lengthy rally.
For the occasion, the younger Antetokounmpo brothers decorated his hotel room.
Setting up the surprise for big bro… pic.twitter.com/2R64MBXzSl
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) July 18, 2020
Next year is now in Leeds
Well, some Leeds supporters have been there through it all and never gave up.
2004 vs. 2020
These Leeds fans never gave up on their return 🙌
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) July 19, 2020
That wasn’t all. Actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, a.k.a. Jaime Lannister from “Game of Thrones,” called in to the BBC to sing his praise of Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa and celebrate the promotion.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) July 17, 2020
Finally, some good news for that guy after the last season of G.O.T. was so disappointing.
Liquid diet for the MVP
Wisdom teeth pulled😩😩😩
Every few secondz when the pain comez back😡 pic.twitter.com/gmun0ZmZ43
— Lamar Jackson (@Lj_era8) July 18, 2020
Face rn🥴 pic.twitter.com/wVXXrjBItj
— Lamar Jackson (@Lj_era8) July 20, 2020
Something interesting, according to WebMD: Some 10 million wisdom teeth are pulled every year. Chew on that for a while.