What Had Happened Was: 8/3/16
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Y’all know how much we love lists that create endless debates with no ending in clear sight. Well, we got a special treat on Tuesday, as The Associated Press released its first-ever list of all-time great college football programs to celebrate 80 years of AP rankings. The best team as it currently stands is Ohio State University with 1,112 points total.
The top 100 were ranked, filed and then tossed to the masses to wreak havoc. The amount of arguments and disputes this is going to cause among friends and family is nauseating to even begin thinking about. But for y’all that like to debate and have been looking for the upper hand in these type of arguments, here you go. Take this bad boy for a spin around the block a few times.
— AP Top 25 (@AP_Top25) August 2, 2016
What do you think, though? Who should be ranked higher or lower?
— Brady Ackerman (@bradyack) August 2, 2016
2001 Miami Hurricanes had 42 players drafted from 02-06. With 17 First rounders. Throughout those years. You know how absurd that is?
— GP (@requestGranted) August 3, 2016
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 2, 2016
WE PLAY ON THE SAME TEAM, MAN.
Joey Votto wants you to remember who you root for on a foul ball https://t.co/ZQvej3Iljn
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) August 3, 2016
Joey Votto felt bad: "I should be apologizing. He’s just trying to catch a ball, and here I am bullying him.” https://t.co/lIyBH6tVlR
— Zach Buchanan (@ZHBuchanan) August 3, 2016
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) August 3, 2016
FOR THE CULTURE
“My motivation,” Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James told Sports Illustrated‘s Lee Jenkins, “is this ghost I’m chasing. The ghost played in Chicago.”
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Introducing Marvel’s smartest character: A 9-year-old black girl from New York. #BlackGirlMagic #BlackWomenDidThat
A list of 44 Olympians who attended historically black colleges or universities.
TOP THREE TWEETS
Every morning we’ll hit you here with the best of what we saw on social media the previous night. Why? Why not?
1. THE SCAM MUST GO ON
instagram running out the snapchat headquarters as they copy their entire setup pic.twitter.com/AQQDebCu3C
— Demetrius Harmon (@meechonmars) August 2, 2016
2. WORTH NOT DETERMINED BY THE $$$ OF HIS CLOTHES
3. GET IT TOGETHER, AMERICA
America has GOT to get on the same page.
ARE WE SWIPING OR INSERTING INTO THE CHIP READER CAUSE IM TIRED OF LOOKING DUMB AF @ CHECKOUT
— Chase August (@chase_august) August 1, 2016
John Carlos and Tommie Smith told our brother Marc J. Spears that NBA star Carmelo Anthony is ready to carry the torch for athletes:
Nearly 48 years ago, USA Olympic sprinters John Carlos and Tommie Smith bowed their heads and raised black-gloved fists on the medal stands at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics as The Star-Spangled Banner played. The “Black Power salute” was actually later called a human rights salute by the then-young black men who made history that was both loved and hated at that time. There may not be an Olympic team in Rio de Janeiro that owns a bigger spotlight than the USA Basketball team, which is entirely composed of African-American players. And with veteran forward Carmelo Anthony very vocal as of late on the topic of race relations and the violence between African-Americans and police officers, Carlos and Smith believe the gold-medal favorite USA Basketball squad could make a big Olympic statement if it chooses to. “One of the best basketball teams have been put together,” Smith told The Undefeated at an event announcing the return of San Jose State University’s men’s track and field program on Monday. “You not only have one star, but you have a plethora of stars on that team. And each star has its own light to shine. And hopefully that light that they will shine will make a better picture of things that are extending out there in the world that needs light to be shone on.
— SELF Magazine (@SELFmagazine) August 2, 2016
— lovebscott (@lovebscott) August 2, 2016