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What Had Happened Was: 11/28/16

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GAME. BLOUSES.

For the first time in the history of the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry, “The Game” went into overtime. The two teams have played each other since 1897, folks, and this year’s contest was so crazy that it actually went into double overtime. It had everything one could possibly ask for in a historic rivalry game: a double-digit lead, a blown lead and comeback, a special teams effort that fell short in regulation, a controversial call, and, of course, a go-ahead touchdown following said call to give us so much to talk about heading into the College Football Playoff.

Ultimately, the home team was victorious, and the Buckeyes defeated the Wolverines, 30-27.

The game even featured signs and social media posts from Ohio State fans that made people in Flint, Michigan, suffering from a lack of clean water, the butt of their tactless joke. Also, if you look close enough, you can see an Ohio State fan in the Barstool Sports photo poking fun at the sign of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., an apparent dig at Michigan player and fraternity member Jabrill Peppers, who asked fans not to emulate it.

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BLESSINGS

In addition to the Oakland Raiders having its first guaranteed winning season since 2002, the Silver and Black also got an out-of-this-world, lights-out performance from defensive lineman/linebacker Khalil Mack, who has been on a tear these last few games. It all culminated in the first defensive quinfecta in the league since former Raider and Green Bay Packer Charles Woodson did so in 2009.

SOCIAL STATUS

The annual Soul Train Awards was on Sunday, so Black Twitter congregated for one of its favorite awards shows.

FOR THE CULTURE

In Washington, D.C., white families are 81 times richer than black families.

The Search for Hidden Figures contest is offering $200,000 in scholarship money to young women.

Barney Miller‘s Ron Glass dead at 71.

Cuban-American journalists warn against romanticizing Fidel Castro.

Straight outta Detroit, CaptWolf is bringing a new sound to the dark-rap genre.

TOP THREE TWEETS

1. DONT MESS WITH ELEPHANTS

2. WOKE

https://twitter.com/LordChrissick/status/802662544032808961

3. EVEN RODENTS GOTTA BOOGIE

#ICYMI

 

PICTURE PERFECT

 

Rhiannon Walker is an associate editor at The Undefeated. She is a drinker of Sassy Cow Creamery chocolate milk, an owner of an extensive Disney VHS collection, and she might have a heart attack if Frank Ocean doesn't drop his second album.

Kofie Yeboah asks for Sweet Tea at every restaurant and recites approximately 2.5 Spongebob lines per hour.