Happy weekend Revelers. When you’re out watching Villanova lose by 50 this weekend, with liquid courage coursing through your veins and a dinner stain on your gingham shirt, I don’t want you to be the guy who says “no” when someone asks “Did you see [insert pop culture event du jour]” or “Did you hear about [insert other pop culture event du jour].” So, I give you the “Weakday Roundup” …
5 members of the U.S. Women’s Soccer have filed a claim against the U.S. Soccer Federation claiming wage discrimination. If I had a nickel for every time a woman complained about something … Why it matters: Soccer officials should be afraid, very afraid. You won’t like Hope Solo when she’s mad.
This could spread like contagion. First soccer, then the WNBA, then what … corporate America? Kidding. Not so hot take: Women are paid less because, economics. More people go to men’s game and sponsors pay to slap their name next to pictures of the men’s team. Show me the money, ladies.
Donald Trump being called a 5 year old
Why it matters: Because Donald Trump is still a crazy person.
D’Angelo Russell released a video of Nick Young saying he cheated on Iggy Azalea. Why it matters: Russell is getting booed and taking away all the glory from that fame whore, Kobe. Not to mention this is up there with the hijacker selfie as a SMDH moment for millennials. Not so hot take: Russell claimed it was a prank, in which case, he clearly wins the prank war. Swaggy P is probably really regretting farting on Russell’s pillow right about now. He must either concede the battle or get Russell sent to Gitmo by framing him as a terrorist.
Dan Bilzerian won a $600,000 bet by riding a bike from Vegas to LA in under 2 days. 33 hours to be exact. Why it matters: Much to the world’s chagrin, he wasn’t hit by a car or eaten by a coyote (since I imagine they roam deserts as depicted in film). Not so hot take: Bilzerian is like the MySpace of internet famous people. His Instagram was cool back when Donald Trump was just a reality show star. Now only high school kids and guys who use self tanner and wear Armani shades at pool parties like him.
The Rock and Stone Cold are besties. The Rock confirmed via Instagram what we all assumed: him and Stone Cold Steve Austin are bromancing hard. I’m talking Matt Damon and Ben Affleck in the late 90’s. Why it matters: This is to men what Taylor Swift and Beyoncé hanging out is to women. If you don’t man-crush on these guys, you’re a jabroni.