The Sunday: From Buzz Beaters to Naming Conventions.

By Brad Hubbard | @bradhubbard

Buzzer Beaters

Derek ‘I Have Had More Knee Injuries Than Any Athlete Alive’ Rose showed why he is so well thought of. He hit the game winner against the LeBron James led Cleveland Cavaliers Friday night.

Not to be outdone, Paul Pierce of the Washington Wizards decided enough was enough with his game on Saturday. With three defenders around him he kissed one off of the glass from just inside the three point line.

 

Record Setters

Never heard of Andy Fantuz? Well the CFL and new partner Whistle Sports are trying to change that. A video was posted this past week showing Fantuz setting a record for most footballs caught one handed in a minute.

Not to be outdone, Washington Nationals Outfielder Bryce Harper decided to see how many home runs he could hit in a three day period. The answer, six. He has six homers and 12 RBI’s in the last three games. Not bad for a 22 year old.

 

The Runner

Ok, we usually do not show or encourage people who run onto the field of play during a game but this guy in St Louis was something else. Not only was he able to make it from the outfield all the way to home plate, he was able to dodge would be tacklers and then do a back flip. St Louis Rams first round draft pick Todd Gurley may have some competition in camp this summer.

 

What Is In A Name?

We leave you this week with one of the funnier stories you will read. The University of North Dakota is looking for a new nickname for its athletics programs. The school removed the ‘Fighting Sioux’ head logo from its uniforms in 2012 and this past month was accepting suggestions from the public.

Sioux

They may not have been the best idea.

CBSsports.com Chris Peters gave us a summary of some of the better suggestions and he included the lists of accepted and rejected in his article. Personal favorite that was rejected, the ‘Fighting DUI’s’,  reason given: ‘To honor your teams off ice contributions’.

 

 

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