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What else happened on Grammy Day?

Let’s face it: there was more cool shit that happened on Grammy Day that didn’t necessarily happen at the Grammys. 1. Whatever Kanye West was up to. 2. The other cool things I saw on Instagram tonight.

Some of it did though. First above: Macklemore, winner of Best Rap Album Grammy, texts Kendrick Lamar that he robbed him of Best Rap Album Grammy, sans emojis unfortunately. Social media tends to agree (about the robbery, not the emojis), amidst many unfair shade tweets against Macklemore.

Anyway, there are lots of Grammy footnotes and other hilarious, random stuff below so let’s get on with it…

@PharrellHat becomes the newest, most hilarious inanimate object Twitter

@PharrellHat
Agreed.
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Pharrell’s favorite hat meme
Tweet of the Year consideration...
Tweet of the Year consideration…
The best possible response.
The best possible response.

Kobe Bryant, 50 Cent, and Meryl Streep are friends.

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#50 #merylstreep #respect #legends That’s All..

The Lakers visited MSG this afternoon and this photo happened.

Jay Z & TyTy group hugged Kendrick backstage

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(Kendrick Lamar went on to perform a fan’s appreciation concert at House of Blues in L.A. for his post-Grammy festivities. According to the Twitterverse, he’s brought fans on stage with him and even battle rapped one (this one part is probably not fan appreciation though.) 

Pat Truby made another awesome NBA GIF

rondo-illustratedICYMI: Paul George’s Reverse 360 Windmill animated

The Rangers beat the Devils… at Yankee Stadium

Yankee Stadium in ice.
Yankee Stadium in ice.

Stanislas Wawrinka won the Australian Open, upsetting Rafa Nadal

(His speech was pretty good too.)

Hard not to appreciate the emotion of KG & Paul Pierce’s return to Boston

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“In the 1998 NBA Draft the Boston @celtics select Paul Pierce”

Miguel & Nazanin Boniadi and John Legend & Chrissy Teigen are #1, #2 hottest couple in some order.

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Shakira can still do this.

(From her new Target commercial that premiered tonight.)

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ICYMI:

The 2014 Grammy Performances (featuring Beyonce & Jay Z, Daft Punk with Stevie Wonder, Queen Latifah marrying 33 couples in “Same Love”, you know, and more…)

The 2014 Grammy Winners (not featuring Kendrick Lamar :-/)

Imagine Dragons “Radioactive” featuring Kendrick Lamar and Kendrick Lamar’s newly invented level of spaz out.

Drake’s new shoes + new features.

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Dodger Stadium setup for NHL game unveiled

The NHL has unveiled what Dodger Stadium will look like on January 25th, when it presents a new outdoor Stadium Series matchup between the Anaheim Ducks and L.A. Kings.

A couple things that may jump out, you know besides that still surreal sight of seeing an NHL rink  across the infield:

1. A roller skating rink near where home plate would be.

2. A beach volleyball court. (Wait, what?!)

Some official words (because we need some at this point):

A rendering provided to The Times shows many wondrous sights that will be constructed on the field — an avenue of palm trees separating a beach volleyball court in left field from a performance stage in right field, an inline skating rink near home plate, and the rink stretching across the infield — but having Gretzky in the house might be the most splendid vision of all. [Ed note: Wayne Gretzky will be honored at the game.]

From a reader in a California beer league, an email he received in connection with the Dodger Stadium game, from the NHL’s casting manager:

“We are looking for 40- 60 people to fill the following roles: Walkers/ Joggers; In-line Skaters; Skateboarders; Bikers (riding regular bikes – no tricks). They will bring their own bike to game day.”

“We are trying to create a Venice Beach atmosphere. Age minimum is 18 years old. There is no age maximum.”

“This is a volunteer position. You will be on the field during pre-game ceremonies, and both intermissions. During intermissions Kiss and Five For Fighting will be playing on the field. During the game you will be watching the game in a holding area where a meal and drinks will be served. You will not receive tickets to the game.”

At the end of the day, isn’t this pretty cool? There’s always extra space when the NHL does the outdoor spectacle in a baseball stadium. And while minimalism is cool, for a case like this, let’s fill the space and give fans the opportunity to be active, on the field/rink/volleyball court, and close to the action. Take a close look at the rendering above and an official look at the current construction of it today below.

h/t Yahoo’s Puck Daddy

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