Fueling The Fire

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This weekend, athletes from numerous sports proved their haters wrong. We have exactly what you need to show the world who’s the boss.

 

Fired up,

The Last Night’s Game Team


NBA (National Basketball Association)

When you’re twinning at the office. LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers channeled a group of high school girls and wore matching outfits on Friday. The team arrived to the game in matching grey suits on Friday and still lost. On Sunday, they figured they’d try their luck again and wore matching black suits and won. SEE IT

 

When they doubt you and you prove them wrong. Shocking the world, the New Orleans Pelicans swept the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round of the playoffs. Why is this surprising? All of the 22 ESPN analysts picked the Blazers to win. Don’t worry the Pelicans didn’t let anyone forget their erroneous choice. Damn straight. READ

 

Overtime

His team may have won the World Series last season and he may be married to one of the most beautiful women in the world, model/actress Kate Upton, but that doesn’t mean life is perfect for Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander (MLB - Major League Baseball). His team still has its haters but he turned the tables on a heckling fan by holding up a “no you suck” sign during the game. That’s right, kick ‘em where it counts. CHECK IT OUT

 

Sideline stat

Zero – the number of hits recorded by the red-hot Boston Red Sox in Saturday’s Oakland A’s vs. Red Sox game (MLB). A’s pitcher Sean Manaea became the newest member of the exclusive club of pitchers to throw a no hitter. The best part of the night? The food-filled postgame celebration. WATCH

 

Coaches’ corner

The City of Philadelphia is used to their teams winning championships after the Philadelphia Eagles (NFL – National Football League) and Villanova (college basketball) won it all. Therefore, fans weren’t all too happy when their Philadelphia Flyers were eliminated by their in-state rival Pittsburgh Penguins in the NHL (National Hockey League) playoffs. They showed their distaste by throwing trash on the ice at the end of the game. Now that’s showing some brotherly love. MORE