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- What You Didn’t Know about the Patriots’ #DeflateGate Football Scandal
New England Patriots’ deflated footballs. That is a fact. Had they lost the game we would not even be talking about this at all. This is a scandal because it happened during such an important game. The score reflects to some the outcome of cheating. With so many mishandled scandals last year, this is not the best way to start the year off for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. One would think that he would have handled this issue quickly before it became a crisis. Oops, too late. It is already looking like we are in for a fun ride if the internet memes are to be believed. Illegally tampering with footballs during the AFC Championship Game is a huge issue on its own but it gets worse. Below is what you didn’t know Patriots’ deflated footballs scandal.
- The NFL said it would take at most three days to complete its investigation of the deflated footballs from the AFC Championship game. It’s been a week and still no word as to what is going on or what they discovered.
- The Colts first told the NFL that the Patriots were using deflated footballs in a game in November. That is two months before the AFC Championship game. The NFL decided not to investigate the Patriots.
- The NFL did not test the Patriots’ footballs before the game started. The NFL tested the Patriots footballs at halftime.
- The NFL refs discovered the Patriots’ footballs were deflated at halftime of the AFC Championship game but decided to let the game continue without interjecting. Basically turning a blind eye like nothing happened.
So to sum it up. The NFL knew what was going and they let it continue. They knew at halftime of the AFC Championship Game there was something fishy going on and they let it continue. Now it is just one more crisis that the NFL has to deal with. This scandal didn’t have to become one if the NFL had taking action early. They have time to fine people for headphones and harass Marshawn Lynch about the color of his cleats but not investigate real game changing issues.
Bonus: The Memes
- Washington, DC can get Bud Light delivered under an hour with an app
Washington, DC can get Bud Light delivered under an hour with an app. I’m not of a legal guy. That said, how is this legal? The 1st step is age verification. The app also checks your credit card to make sure you’re legit. Finally there’s a manual check when the beer is delivered to your door. Ok, now that moral claw is out of the way. This is just in time for the NLF playoffs and upcoming Super Bowl. The folks at Anheuser-Busch InBev are making it possible for people in Washington, DC to take couch potato to the next level. They won’t have to even leave the house to add to the beer gut. To replenish their supply Bud Light simply download the app and you can order up to 100 cases of the beer. Anheuser-Busch InBev promises that it’ll arrive at your door in under an hour.
“Anheuser-Busch always pushes the boundaries in developing services that enable spontaneous fun through ‘Up for Whatever’ experiences. We’re delighted to partner with Anheuser-Busch to bring a fresh, new way to enjoy Bud Light to market.” ~ Stephen Clements, Executive Creative Director, AKQA.
MillerCoors has already hooked up with Drizly for Miller Lite deliveries in Boston, New York, Seattle and DC. So while AB InBev certainly isn’t the first to offer beer delivery it is one of the bigger names out there to do so. As of now the app is only available on Android. Anheuser-Busch InBev promises that there is an iOS version on the way soon.
“Bud Light Button” App To Provide Washington, D.C. Residents with Bud Light and “Up For Whatever” Experiences
ST. LOUIS (January 15, 2015) – Anheuser-Busch is bringing consumers a new way to order and enjoy Bud Light with the brand new Bud Light Button. The Bud Light Button is a beer delivery app that allows users to order Bud Light with one easy tap of the finger. What separates the Bud Light Button from its competitors is the unique “Up for Whatever” experiences that could accompany special deliveries made through the app. The app will launch initially in the Washington, D.C. area on January 15, 2015.
When consumers download the Bud Light Button, they may get more than just beer. The brand is infusing the new app with “Up for Whatever” experiences, designed to inspire spontaneous fun. As a result, Bud Light Button users may receive an “Up For Whatever” experience with their delivery.
“Some people will get just a little something extra, like Bud Light-branded gear, but once in a while, we’re going to deliver a really over-the-top, amazing experiences,” said Lucas Herscovici, Anheuser-Busch vice president of consumer connections. “Maybe that means we show up with a DJ who turns your gathering of friends into an amazing event. The only way to find out for sure what we’re going to do is to grab your phone and use the Bud Light Button.”
As Anheuser-Busch works to deliver on its dream of becoming the top consumer packaged goods company in digital, it is constantly looking for innovative ways to enhance the consumer’s experience. Bud Light partnered with its digital innovation agency of record AKQA and platform provider Klink to create a unique service that will separate Bud Light from its competitors – by delivering beer and “Up for Whatever” Bud Light experiences.
“Anheuser-Busch always pushes the boundaries in developing services that enable spontaneous fun through ‘Up for Whatever’ experiences,” said Stephen Clements, Executive Creative Director, AKQA. “We’re delighted to partner with Anheuser-Busch to bring a fresh, new way to enjoy Bud Light to market.”
The Bud Light Button app is currently available on the Android platform with iOS coming soon, allowing easy and quick beer delivery. Once installed, users can scan their credit card for easy repeat purchase. The app then tracks the user’s current location, so ordering is as simple as tapping the button. Consumers can order between 1 to 100 cases of beer and get it delivered in under an hour by Klink, a new alcohol delivery app that utilizes independent retailers to fulfill deliveries.
- Steve Ballmer is now the proud owner of the Clippers
It’s all over. The Los Angeles Clippers and the NBA today announced that former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s is now the proud owner of the team. In other words the purchase of the Clippers is a done deal. This comes following the decision of a California court confirming the authority of Shelly Sterling to sell the team. The former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer paid $2 billion for the team. That is the highest price anyone has ever paid for a franchise in NBA history. However, that is pocket change for Steve Ballmer. The TMZ leaked tapes Donald Sterling making racist remarks sparked the demand he sell the team. We all want to know now that Ballmer owns the team, how long before the team gets a new place to call home? One hopes he pulls a Mark Cuban and creates a place people want to come play. So far the current roster of players seem to support him. Chris Paul and Blake Griffin have publicly shown their support for Steve Ballmer.
I am humbled and honored to be the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. Clipper fans are so amazing. They have remained fiercely loyal to our franchise through some extraordinary times. I will be hard core in giving the team, our great coach, staff and players the support they need to do their best work on the court. And we will do whatever necessary to provide our fans and their families with the best game-night experience in the NBA. I look forward to meeting our fans at our STAPLES Center Fan Festival on Monday, Aug. 18 at 12:30 pm PT. ~Mr. Ballmer
This is an amazing new day in Clippers history. I couldn’t be more excited to work together with Steve as we continue to build a first-class, championship organization. I am already inspired by Steve’s passion for the game, his love of competition and desire to win the right way and I know our players and fans are going to be inspired as well. ~ Doc Rivers
- MANCHESTER UNITED Beats INTER MILAN
Manchester United’s game with Inter Milan came down to a penalty shoot-out. Although Manchester United is 100’s of miles away from U.K as part of it’s tour. It seemed like home game for the Red Devils. It was a sea of red at FedEx Field.
The game came down to a goalless draw with Inter Milan. Manchester United’s 2014 Tour is presented by Aon. Ashley Young, Javier Hernandez, Tom Cleverley, Shinji Kagawa and Darren Fletcher all made their free kicks for the Reds at the FedEx Field to win the game.
- Carmelo Anthony becomes a Venture-Capitalist
Everyone is doing it why not a native of the home Wall street. Syracuse standout and New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony is jumping into the venture-capital bandwagon with some help from former NBC executive Stuart Goldfarb. Together they combined to form Voltron… I mean M7 Tech Partners. The New York-based investment firm was creatively (sarcasm) named that way because its a combination of Anthony’s nickname (Melo) and jersey number (7).
The company will focus on getting in on the early-stage funding of digital media, consumer Internet, and tech startups. Basically get into those hot tech startups before they go viral. The New York-based children’s media company Hullabalu will be the firms first investment. Hullabalu might be safe place to start out. Alexis Ohanian, Reddit’s co-founder has also invested in the company. Other NBA players who have gone into venture capital and investing are Jamal Mashburn, Steve Nash and San Antonio Spurs star David Robinson. It’s smart that these players start building for life after basketball.