What The Elf Is Happening?

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It may be Monday but did you know it’s also “Answer The Telephone Like Buddy The Elf Day?” Like you wanted to work today anyway.

 

Feel free to talk sports like an elf today too,

The Last Night’s Game Team


NBA (National Basketball Association)

What to say to your friend who isn’t afraid of heights. Monday may not be your favorite day but today is the best day ever for legendary Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant. He will have not one but two numbers (#8 and #24) retired into the rafters of the Staples Center tonight. Why two? He switched numbers about halfway through his career. Bryant is also the first player in NBA history to have two numbers retired by the same team.

 

NFL (National Football League)

When 2007 seems like yesterday. The Jacksonville Jaguars haven’t made it to the playoffs since Britney Spears’ buzz cut, the iPhone debuted and Rihanna’s Umbrella blew our minds. Yesterday, for the first time in 10 years they finally clinched a spot in the playoffs.

 

Overtime

With 52 days until the Winter Olympics in Seoul, Team U.S.A is coming together nicely. On Saturday, 17-year-old Maame Biney became the first African American woman to qualify for the U.S. Olympic speedskating team.

 

Sideline stat

Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson is putting his team on the market amid allegations of workplace misconduct. A willing buyer? Brother Love aka P. Diddy is interested in getting in on the deal. Golden State Warriors’ Steph Curry (NBA) has also expressed interest. Brother Love/Diddy is worth a reported $820 million and the team is valued at $2.3 billion. Looks like he’s going to need more benjamins.

 

Coaches’ corner

Retiring a jersey number means no one on that team can ever wear that jersey number again. Want to sound in the know? If a player’s jersey is “in the rafters,” it means their number has been retired and it hangs from the rafters of the arena. If you’re legendary, you’re in the rafters.

 

PS – Wondering how your College Football Bowl Game Mania entry is doing? Kudos to HuskerZ and Amy16 who are tied for first place after the first weekend of games. Don’t worry there are still plenty of games to play. CHECK THE STANDINGS