What Jets coach Adam Gase had to say about the eye memes: Within minutes of his introductory press conference on Monday, newly installed Jets head coach Adam Gase became the unexpected subject of viral memes due to his intense look.
It took Adam Gase 0 minutes to become a New York sports meme. pic.twitter.com/6Or4qm38NF
— Jeff Eisenband (@JeffEisenband) January 14, 2019
Quickly, his wandering glare fascinated social media users, whose humorous memes eventually worked their way back to Gase himself. As a guest later in the day on ESPN New York’s “The Michael Kay Show,” Gase was asked by Kay about his reaction to the coverage of his eyes.
“When you walked out in the press conference, the thing that struck me was how intense your eyes were,” Kay began. Of the memes, Gase said, “I don’t even know what that is.”
“Alright, I’ll just let you know,” Gase continued, “I don’t have Twitter. I don’t have Instagram. I don’t look at the internet. I don’t really watch TV. I watch movies, and that’s it.”
Asked what his favorite movie is, Gates replied, “Probably ‘Field of Dreams.'”
And on the all-important issue of whether or not the movie “Die Hard” should be considered a Christmas movie, Gase was definitive.
Adam Gase is now an internet MEME, even if he doesn't know what that means. pic.twitter.com/R7jpyFrguo
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) January 14, 2019
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The Bruins’ top line needs some help: The Bruins have one of the best – if not the best – top lines in the NHL. Yet in order to win the Stanley Cup, Boston requires more than simply one great line.
As Boston Globe columnist Kevin Paul Dupont put it, the Bruins will need additional scoring “come April and May, when the opposition inevitably pinches the steely ice tongs around top-liners Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron, and David Pastrnak.” [The Boston Globe]
Two sides of the same (Lego) mural: Students at Brown Elementary School in Peabody assembled a Lego mural consisting of more than 20,000 pieces that looks like Tom Brady on one side and Bill Belichick on the other. It was the creation of artist Rob Surette.
Guys, watch what happens when you walk to the other side of this mural made out of Legos. Mind blown. 🔥🔥🔥🔥
— Liam Martin (@LiamWBZ) January 14, 2019
On this day: Exactly 50 years ago in 1969, former Red Sox manager Mike Higgins was sentenced to four years of hard labor in a Louisiana prison for negligent homicide as the result of a car crash while driving drunk. Higgins’s accident killed one man and injured several others. He served just two months of the sentence before being paroled, but died within 48 hours of a heart attack.
In 1979, a U.S. District Court judge granted a preliminary injunction in favor of the Patriots, barring the University of Colorado from hiring New England head coach Chuck Fairbanks. The acrimonious split of the Patriots and Fairbanks would continue in a high level court battle until April, when Colorado boosters agreed to compensate the Patriots nearly half a million dollars.
The expensive maneuvering to secure Fairbanks as coach failed to pay dividends for Colorado, who went 7-26 in three seasons before being fired. His lavish spending became the subject of a famously scathing 1980 Paul Zimmerman column in Sports Illustrated.
And in 1997, Arsenal forward Dennis Bergkamp shocked even himself with an “exquisite” goal against Sunderland.
🗓 #OnThisDay in 1997…
A Dennis Bergkamp goal so special it even left the great man himself speechless 😱🤐 pic.twitter.com/OaggZEgwOF
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 15, 2019
Daily highlight: Though the Bruins lost to the Canadiens, Brad Marchand’s opening goal is still something to savor
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) January 15, 2019