To call the University of Washington's run to the Women's NCAA Women's Basketball Final Four improbable would be an understatement for the ages. When the tournament started, the stat gurus at FiveThirtyEight gave the 7-seed Huskies a 0.2 percent chance of making the Final Four. To get to the Elite Eight game, the squad had to beat 2-seed Maryland on their home floor and 3-seed Kentucky in Lexington. Heck, UW didn't even finish in the top four of the Pac-12 this season.
But on Sunday, the women secured the school's first ever trip to the Final Four by knocking off conference rivals Stanford 85-76. As per usual, senior stud Kelsey Plum led the way, notching 26 points. She had ample help from center Chantel Osahor, who pounded the Cardinal inside and drained multiple three-pointers with her signature flat-footed set shot. The Huskies now head to Indianapolis next weekend to take on another surprising Final Four participant, 4-seed Syracuse. The winner will almost assuredly match up against the undefeated UConn Huskies for the title. UW plays Syracuse in the Final Four next Sunday, April 3 at 5:30 (televised on ESPN2).
GOOD TWEETS OF THE DECADE
Twitter turned 10 years old last week. While the social media platform has a myriad of uses (both positive and negative), there's no denying its greatness as a joke delivery platform. To illustrate this point, GQ compiled a list of its 100 favorite funny tweets. Compiling a perfect list of this sort is impossible, but GQ's collection offers a pretty decent starting point for anyone that has yet to take a deep dive into comedy Twitter.
These are a few of their good tweets, y'all...
most cutting thing you can say is "who's this clown?" because it implies they're a) a clown & b) not even one of the better-known clowns— Cohen is a ghost (@skullmandible) December 12, 2013
me: goodnight moon :)— jomny sun (@jonnysun) October 21, 2014
me: goodnight stars :)
me: sry wrongnumber
moon: whos stars
moon: who is stars
moon: answer me
"Anybody here named Jeff?"— Matt Tobey (@mtobey) January 21, 2016
ME: honey, it's really muggy out today— Max Dylan Ash (@mynameisntdave) June 15, 2015
WIFE: if I go outside & all our mugs are on the front lawn, I'm leaving u
ME: *sips coffee from bowl*
What should we call this giant advertising board?— Hippo (@InternetHippo) April 6, 2015
PHIL: A philboard
BILL: I have a better idea
Need to release some pent up melodramatic emotional? Seattle's pop punk princess Lisa Prank (aka Robin Edwards) is always here to help. Last week, the one-woman band busted out "Starting Again," the first single from her upcoming album Adult Teen. Armed with some crunchy palm muted chords and her trusty drum machine, the tune finds Lisa Prank lyrically wrestling with demons of an old relationship gone sour in order to move onto something new. Adult Teen arrives via Father/Daughter Records on June 24. Catch Lisa Prank in action when she opens up for Tacocat (or as Bernie calls them, "the Tacocat band") at the band's early all-ages Lost Time release show this Thursday at Chop Suey.
MAKE BATMAN GREAT AGAIN
While Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice raked in more than $170 million domestically in its opening weekend, critics lambasted the movie as one of the worst in the oversaturated superhero genre's history. But there's a glimmer of light for fans that like to see the Dark Knight in films that don't suck. Last week also saw the release of the first trailer for The Lego Batman Movie. A spin-off of the universally adored The Lego Movie, the movie features Will Arnett reprising his vocal role as the Caped Crusader. Expect madcap adventure and legitimate humor for the whole family when The Lego Batman Movie arrives in 2017. Don't worry, Zack Snyder isn't involved with this one.