The Viral Roundup – Pick Up The Pace Edition
Did You Hear?
Paul George lit up D.C. on Tuesday night. The Pacers star scored 40 points to lead Indiana (a three point road favourite) to a 123-106 victory over Washington. George nailed 8 three-pointers and C.J. Miles dropped 9 in this decisive Indiana win that brings the club’s winning streak to three straight. (The Pacers hit a franchise best 19 triples when all was said and done.) Bradley Beal put 20 on the scoreboard for the Wizards in a losing cause. These two teams will play again in January and March before the season’s through.
Did You See?
We don’t always put curling in the spotlight here at The Viral Roundup, but there’s one recent development that has us sitting up and taking notice. Or at least sitting up and taking notice of what The Late Show with Stephen Colbert is sitting up and taking notice of. Check out this hilarious clip from the CBS late night show that looks at a curling development that’s making news in Canada.
Did You Know?
- The Stars had their five game win streak snapped in spectacular fashion. The visiitng Senators rolled in and lit the lamp for seven markers in a 7-4 victory over Dallas. Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Mike Hoffman both put in two apiece for Ottawa while Dallas got two from Jamie Benn in a losing cause. The Sens are now seven points back of the Habs in the Atlantic standings race.
- Another day, another flaming wreck of controversy in Cleveland. Browns coach Mike Pettine said he was unsure if Johnny Manziel would still start at QB for next week’s game against Baltimore after a photo and video popped up on Instagram featuring the Aggie alum at a nightclub. Pettine noted that recently relegated backup Josh McCown is healthy enough to start if they want to bump Manziel down the depth chart. Later in the day, the decision was made to boot Manziel from the starter’s spot. The Browns, everybody! Cleveland’s favoured by two-and-a-half points for their future Monday Night Football tilt.
- Oklahoma and Iowa were the big winners when the updated College Football Playoff rankings were revealed on Tuesday night. Clemson continues to sit in the #1 spot, Alabama’s at #2 and the new kids in the playoff picture are Oklahoma (#3 with a 9-1 record) and Iowa (#4 and undefeated on the year). The big losers? Ohio State and Notre Dame who were both bumped out of the coveted Top 4. The dip of the Buckeyes wasn’t too big of a surprise as they lost to Michigan State over the weekend. The Fighting Irish? Well, they were likely hurt by a weak showing and near upset at the hands of Boston College.
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