Buzz Bulletin: Roger Goodell Needs Burn Cream

By: Whitney Carroll McKinnon
Posted: January 30, 2019

Guess what, New England? Sean Payton dislikes Roger Goodell as much as we do.

Though we can’t be 100% sure without confirmation (which will never happen), the evidence suggests that the Saints’ head coach was sporting a pretty solid diss underneath his collared polo during the team’s postseason presser. Specifically, a teal t-shirt with the top of a graphic that looks pretty familiar to those of us who might travel in Goodell-hating circles.

Yup, it sure looks like Payton took the podium wearing Barstool Sports’ Roger Goodell clown shirt.

This GIF might be the closest we’ll get to actual photographic evidence that the shirt was one and the same. I’m convinced.

Yes. Yes, he did.

During the press conference, Payton told reporters that he spent the days after the Saints’ brutal loss in the most relatable way: watching Netflix and eating ice cream in bed.

Welcome to Boston, Trent Frederic

Bruins rookie Trent Frederic made his NHL debut last night, and it was one we won’t soon forget.

Frederic is well on his way to becoming a fan favorite after absolutely wrecking Brandon Tanev in his first big league hockey fight. It wasn’t even close. Watch the beatdown.

The only thing that might have delighted B’s fans more than Trent’s hands was the enthusiasm of Trent’s parents, along with their adorably botched high five.

He fought a man so well that it made his parents high five one another. That’s an accomplishment.

Yasiel Puig Has Opinions

Yasiel Puig is not a fan of The Bachelor, you guys.

The Reds’ outfielder vocalized his thoughts while he was tuned in on Monday, and he didn’t mince his words.

Well. Fine, then.

For what it’s worth, this season’s Bachelor is former Illinois State football star Colton Underwood, who also has the distinction of having dated Olympic gymnast/queen Aly Raisman. (None of this really matters, but sports, amirite?) Anyway, Colton is a doll, even if he can’t count Puig as a faithful viewer.

(P.S. Team Cassie or bust.)

The Goat

File this one away to “obvious but interesting.” According to the Wall Street Journal, tweets incorporating the goat emoji spike in a serious way when the Patriots, specifically Tom Brady, have big games.

Here’s how SI explained it:

In the past two years, there have been almost 30 million tweets that feature the goat emoji. According to Twitter, all of the top-20 days that the emoji has been used most often is connected to a significant moment in sports.

One of those top-20 days came during this year’s AFC Championship game, when the Patriots beat the Chiefs after a 75-yard overtime touchdown drive orchestrated by Brady. 161,351 tweets were sent using the goat emoji after the game.

There has only been one time in the history of Twitter when more tweets were sent with the goat emoji – the day after Brady led New England to a 34–28 win over the Falcons in Super Bowl LI after overcoming a 28–3 deficit. The comeback made Brady “the GOAT” to more than 300,000 Twitter users.

Time will tell if we’ll see a surge this Sunday. Those of us in New England are crossing our fingers.

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