by @TaraLipinsky

Tampa Bay Ray’s mascot is not that sharp, A Bills WR wants the obvious from North Korea, Kevin Ware pokes fun on Letterman, And Bubba Watson’s life just got more incredible and we’ve got the video to prove it in this week’s That Thing You Missed.

Bubba Watson’s Is Bigger Than Yours

If you didn’t already realize Bubba Watson’s life is more fabulous than yours.  Here is your wake up call:

 Bubba is the proud owner of a coveted Green Jacket, a member of the “Golf Boys” who just so happen to shoot hip-hop videos in their spare time for charity and is in possession of the original General Lee featured in the Dukes of Hazard series opener. Hee Haw!

;Now let’s introduce you to his new toy. The BW1 is a hovercraft golf cart that goes over water, sand traps and even the green. At first I though this was an April Fool’s joke. But, I was wrong.

 He is Bubba Watson after all.

 Story via CBS Chicago

A Ray Of Sunshine

Credit: DeadspinAt the Rays – Orioles game this week, Tampa Bay mascot “Raymond the Ray” held up the above “Rays To Do List” sign made by a fan.

As you can imagine, an apology from the Tampa Bay organization quickly ensued.

Am I the only one who finds this hysterical?

Maybe you just don’t get it.

Story via Tampa Bay

Sorry. Not Sorry? Stevie Johnson 1

Speaking of apologies… Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson issued a mea culpa of sorts after suggesting that if North Korea must bomb the U.S. he wants Foxboro – home of his rival the New England Patriots to get hit first.

@StevieJohnson13: “War is nothing to be played with. I apologize North Korea…….but if y’all do bomb 1st… Bomb Foxboro, Mass. Sincerely, #BillsMafia”

Ok, for starters, c’mon who outside of the state of Massachusetts hasn’t had that thought cross their mind? Can’t anyone take a joke? Secondly, check out his apology.

 Stevie Johnson 2

“Pats fans are Live! But not for long?” Frankly, that sounds like the real threat.

Story via CBS Philly

At Least My Bracket’s Not Busted

Kevin Ware with David Letterman (credit: CBS)


If things don’t work out on the hardcourt for injured Louisville Cardinal Kevin Ware — he may still have a future in stand-up.

The injured guard presented “The Top Ten List” on “Late Night with David Letterman” Thursday and even managed to throw in a slam against Letterman Rival Jay Leno.  Here they are:

10. “What was that loud cracking sound?”

9. “I hope this doesn’t leave a bruise.”

8. “Hey look, my tibia!”

7. “Ouch.”

6. “Did it go in?”

5. “Oh boy, hospital food.”

4. “Tape it up, coach, I’m staying in.”

3. “They fired Leno?”

2. “Heat then ice? Or ice then heat?”

1. “At least my bracket’s not busted.”

You can watch the video here.

Story Via CBS New York

Off The Court Action

You know what’s worse than two women brawling during a sporting event?

 The guy who videotapes said fight all while cackling to himself – without trying to step in.

 I suppose you can argue we in the media are perpetuating this despicable trait by writing about it and promoting it over and over again.

 But, It’s like my rationalization for wearing fur.  It’s already dead. So does it really matter?

 It’s already gone viral so you might as well enjoy the fur flying.

 Story via CBS Detroit

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