Every few weeks, I will put together a list of some of the most noteworthy Wikipedia edits from that period of time. Here’s today’s list.
UEFA REFEREE MICHAEL OLIVER
European football referee Michael Oliver received his fair share of criticism from a few of his calls during the second leg of Juve’s UEFA Champions League quarterfinal matchup against Real Madrid. First, Oliver red carded Juventus legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon in extra time when the matchup was tied 3-3 on aggregate. A few minutes later, he gave Real Madrid a controversial penalty, which was converted by Real’s Cristiano Ronaldo to give the Spanish side the 4-3 victory knocking Juve out of the tournament. According to the last two sentences of Oliver’s Wikipedia Page’s intro paragraph, the referee may have had some incentive to make those decisions (via Twitter/@FcbHarsh):
One of last week’s great stories was 32 year-old Andre Ingram making his NBA Debut for the Lakers. After ten years bouncing around the G-League and Europe, the Lakers signed Ingram Monday for the final two games of the NBA Season. In his first NBA game Tuesday night in LA, Ingram scored 19 points, including four three pointers. This led to some high praise per his Wikipedia page (via Twitter/@ClippsMcGee):
ESPN Sports Business Reporter Darren Rovell noticed some folks messed with his page and he posted it to Instagram:
KENTUCKY TO FINAL FOUR
After Arizona and Virginia were upset in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, Kentucky became the favorite to win the NCAA Tournament’s South Regional and make the Final Four. According to Wikipedia, UK had already made it (via Twitter/@JPktik):
Unfortunately, Wikipedia jumped the gun. Kentucky lost to Kansas State in the Sweet 16.
Villanova guard Donte DiVincenzo jumped into the national spotlight after his incredible performance against Michigan in the NCAA Basketball National Championship Game, scoring 31 points to help the the Wildcats win the National Championship. DiVincenzo also won the Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player award.
After a great first half, Donte’s Wikipedia page was updated (via Twitter/@12UpSport):
After the game, DiVincenzo was mentioned on Villanova’s team page (via Twitter/@KennyMorales):
Defending Masters Champion Sergio Garcia had a rough first round of this year’s tournament in Augusta last Thursday. On the 15th hole, Garcia hit five straight approach shots in the water, and ultimately scored a astronomical octuple-bogey 13. The disaster apparently led to his retirement (via Twitter/@sharpshooterWB):
Jordan Spieth came into Sunday’s final round at The Masters trailing leader Patrick Reed by nine strokes. Soon enough, after the start of what would be a spectacular day for the the young phenom, he was within four strokes of Reed. Immediately thereafter, somebody got a hold of his Wikipedia page (via @Kieran_Lynch):
With two holes to play, Spieth, who ended up finishing the round with a tremendous eight under 64, was all tied with Reed. Though, according to Wikipedia, he had won the tournament (via Twitter/@MissSiobh):
It wasn’t meant to be. Reed won the Green Jacket.
Some organizations/teams saw new owners take over during the past few weeks:
DUKE BLUE DEVILS by KANSAS JAYHAWKS
After Kansas Jayhawks beat Duke in the Elite 8 of the NCAA Tournament, they became the owners of Duke (even though that is not really possible) (via Twitter/@CrotesMcGotes34):
KANSAS JAYHAWKS by JALEN BRUNSON
After Villanova pummeled Kansas in the Final Four, Wildcat All-American point guard Jalen Brunson took ownership of Kansas (via Twitter/@begrachen):
TEXAS RANGERS by MARCO ESTRADA
After Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marco Estrada pitched six solid innings, giving up one run and striking out seven in a Blue Jay win over the Texas Rangers last week, Estrada, through an LLC, took ownership of the Rangers (Via twitter/@aridler):
LOS ANGELES DODGERS by JOE PANIK
After San Francis Giants second baseman Joe Panik hit two game-winning home runs in back-to-back nights to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first two games of the season, Panik took over the entire Dodgers front office (via Twitter/@SFOrangeMan):
Top Photo: David J. Phillips/Associated Press
Fred Segal is an attorney from West Palm Beach, FL. He operates the popular Freezing Cold Takes twitter account (@OldTakesExposed) which highlights, among other things, hilarious unprophetic and inaccurate takes and predictions.