Oh, January. You never disappoint. Here’s a crash course of my eight favorite sport moments of the month:
1. Revenge is spelled C-L-E-M-S-O-N
In the natty champ rematch everyone wanted to see, the big question was whether the tide would keep on rolling. Driven by blood, sweat, and lots of man tears from the eyes of the Tigers (see what I did there?), Clemson was able to turn the tables and take the 35-31 victory after a dramatic last second touchdown reception from the heroic Deshaun Watson.
Also, shoutout to the Clemson video staff for this amazing video. I cried, you cried, WE ALL CRIED AND IT’S OK!
2. A Glimpse into the Future?
Speaking of national championships, I believe we may have seen a glimpse into what the end of March Madness could look like. During the SEC-Big 12 Challenge, Kansas traveled to play Kentucky and found out that the Wildcats definitely have no chill.
After watching Texas lose in the last seconds to Georgia, the Big 12 fan in me was very excited when the Jayhawks pulled away with the 79-73 win.
3. Hot Potato: WBB Edition
In other hoops news, ALL THE PASSES!
Plays like that make for some fun work days inside the ERC.
4. Warm Fuzzy of the Month
If you need something to make you feel good this month, this video out to do it.
Michigan walk-on Andrew Dakich was awarded a full-ride scholarship…just maybe not the way he anticipated.
Dakich pulled a Wynona Ryder at the SAG Awards and showed every human emotion possible in a matter of seconds.
5. Ge-NO WAY!
Geno and the UConn Huskies are dominance at the highest level in women’s basketball.
How do you beat four straight national championships? By adding a new NCAA record for the longest win streak in WBB history!
6. 59 and Feelin’ Fine
In the opening round of the 2017 Sony Open, Justin Thomas became the youngest player in PGA history to record a 59.
Icing on the cake? JT’s best friend Jordan Spieth was the official scorekeeper on the day.
7. Mama Knows Best
Grizzlies player Chandler Parsons probably has the best mom ever. She lays on the love…and also makes sure to give her son a pre-game scouting report!
8. Forrest Gump Status
Seven marathons, seven continents, seven days. Either Michael Wardian is a robot or has a death wish.
Wardian was one of 32 crazy people to complete the 2017 World Marathon Challenge, which began on January 23 with a 26.2-mile race in Union Glacier, Antarctica, and ended on Sunday in Sydney, Australia.
He averaged 2:45:57 per marathon. Casual.
The other marathons were held in Punta Arenas, Chile; Miami; Madrid; Marrakech, Morocco; and Dubai.
Side bar: I have an unbelievable amount of respect for this man. From someone who just (barely) finished their first half marathon, this is INSANE. By any standard.
Here’s photographic proof I didn’t die.
Until next time, Hook ‘Em!