The White House made a mistake ahead of the Boston Red Sox’ visit on Thursday that the internet won’t soon let it forget.
On both the White House’s official website and its YouTube channel, a headline was displayed welcoming the “Red Socks” for their 2018 World Series celebration.
It’s not an error that spellcheck would catch, but it’s an error nonetheless. The small snafu was reportedly fixed shortly after 9 a.m. Eastern Time, but it was up long enough for screenshots to be grabbed — and we all know screenshots last forever.
Injuries are an inevitable part of the NFL. Torn ligaments and fractured bones don’t discriminate against any team, position or pay grade. Thankfully, with proper medical attention and support, players that get hurt can generally return to their previous form — if not even better.
Several notable athletes went down during the 2018 season and will be using 2019 to stage their comebacks. According to the experts at NFL Network, the top players to watch this season are Earl Thomas, Cooper Kupp and two big names on the Atlanta Falcons’ defense.
Tom Brady and wife Gisele Bündchen are staples at the annual Met Gala, but the New England Patriots quarterback wasn’t the only superstar athlete to get dressed to the nines for the evening.
While none of the athletes were dressed up as literal chandeliers or entered on an ancient Egyptian bed carried by shirtless pharaohs, they still managed to pull off some show-stopping ensembles.
All eyes were of course on Brady and Bündchen who donned complementing maroon and pink designer outfits. Brady was also smartly accessorized, sporting Swiss watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen’s Portugieser Perpetual Calendar Edition “150 Years” timepiece on his wrist.
Super Bowl LIII MVP and Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman made an appearance alongside his teammate and was also seen hamming it up with Cleveland Browns receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who showed up in a black cap, bow tie and kilt.
The Boston Red Sox are scheduled to visit the White House to celebrate their 2018 World Series victory on Thursday, but as has become the norm as of late, many star players have revealed they won’t be going.
Starting pitcher David Price is among those who will not be in attendance, alongside Xander Bogaerts, Jackie Bradley Jr., reigning American League Most Valuable Player Mookie Betts and manager Alex Cora, including others.
Price stated that his reasoning for not visiting the White House was simply because “it’s baseball season,” but on Monday, he took to Twitter to seemingly make another comment on the matter.
When Rachel Heck’s father found out his third child would also be his third daughter, he made a decision: No ballet. No recitals. These girls are going to play golf.
That choice – made before Heck, now 17, was even born – turned out to be life-changing in ways the family couldn’t even imagine.
“I can’t remember ever not wanting to be a golfer,” the rising star told AOL.com.
But what exactly was it that lured Heck to golf at such a young age? Like many kids, she was motivated by food. Her father turned golf practice into a competition between his three daughters, and the prize was always ice cream – mint chocolate chip ice cream, to be exact.
“Every day after work, he would take my sisters and I out to the driving range,” Heck said of her dad. “We would always play some silly little game but the goal, if we won – which we always did because it was probably impossible not to – we got ice cream. So, for me, growing up, golf just meant ice cream.”
The mountains in Scottsdale, Ariz. weren’t doing N’Keal Harry any favors during the first round of the NFL draft on Thursday.
Harry, a wide receiver out of Arizona State, was selected 32nd overall by the New England Patriots – but when the time came to speak with Bill Belichick and Robert Kraft, his phone stopped working.
“We couldn’t get them on the line,” Harry said. “One of my agents actually had to reach out.”
Cell service aside, it was a life-changing evening for Harry, who finally did get in touch with the powers that be up in New England.
Marquise Brown’s life changed the instant he was selected 25th overall in the first round of the 2019 NFL draft.
The newest Baltimore Ravens wide receiver wasn’t about to let that moment pass him by. Brown, nicknamed “Hollywood,” was overcome with emotion while discussing his selection with NFL legend Deion Sanders.
“I’m just happy to be here,” he said as tears filled his eyes. “It means so much.”
The former Oklahoma Sooner wasn’t entirely unprepared for the intensity and excitement of the evening. His cousin, Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown, gave Hollywood a simple piece of advice before the draft: “Just enjoy this moment.”
In 2016, Nick Bosa watched as his older brother and Ohio State teammate, Joey, was picked third overall in the NFL draft by the then-San Diego Chargers.
Three years later, it was Nick’s turn to hear his name called.
The younger Bosa brother was selected by the San Francisco 49ers with the No. 2 pick in the 2019 NFL draft on Thursday night. Had it not been for Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Kyler Murray also being in the draft, Bosa would have had a real chance at being selected first overall.
The success of the Bosa brothers is no accident. Their father, John, also played a brief stint in the NFL after being selected in the first round of the 1987 draft out of Boston College. While plenty of hard work and dedication goes into becoming a successful athlete, Nick says his family’s success is largely due to “good genes.”
Thirty-two dreams came true Thursday night during the first round of the NFL draft — but the 2019 picks had extremely varied reactions after hearing their names called by commissioner Roger Goodell.
Some calmly approached the stage, some went for an ill-timed chest bump, and others – like Rashan Gary – simply couldn’t control their emotions.
Gary, a defensive end from Michigan, was selected by the Green Bay Packers with the No. 12 pick of the night. The former Wolverine wasn’t present at the draft in Nashville, instead choosing to watch the evening unfold from Ann Arbor with family members and friends.
When he received the call that he had been drafted by the Packers, Gary immediately burst into tears. He could be heard thanking the Green Bay executive on the other end of the line before picking up a Packers hat, prompting a round of loud cheers from his loved ones.
Drake isn’t the only famous Canadian whose favorite team is having a tough time as of late.
Singer Justin Bieber was in Boston, Mass., on Tuesday, alongside wife Hailey, to watch the Toronto Maple Leafs take on the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of their first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series.
Bieber, a native of Ontario, hasn’t been shy about his Maple Leafs fandom – and at least one Bruins player has taken notice.
After Boston handily defeated Toronto 5-1 in the decisive game, 22-year-old right winger David Pastrnak took to social media to troll Bieber. Pastrnak both tweeted at the singer and commented on one of his Instagram posts, pouring salt in the wound of yet another Game 7 loss for the Leafs.