Pop Culture Roundup: Donato’s a Class Act

Welcome to the first pop culture roundup here at Sports Are From Venus!

Sports are an undeniable thread in the tapestry that is pop culture, and we would be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge the stuff that goes on behind the scenes from time to time. In this column, we’ll be running through a few of the biggest stories of the past week taking place off the court/ice/field.

Let’s do it.

Ryan Donato Isn’t Too Cool For School

On Tuesday, former Olympic darling and newly signed Bruins phenom Ryan Donato stayed back in Boston while the rest of the team traveled to St. Louis, where they’ll face off against the Blues on Wednesday night. With the rash of injuries Boston’s been dealing with lately, fans were understandably panicked until the Bruins released the following statement:

Donato is still a sociology major at a little school called Harvard University (maybe you’ve heard of it?) and plans to see out the rest of the semester while stepping into a B’s playoff run.

Kevin Love Slithers Into Twitter’s Heart

Cavs big man Kevin Love made his much-anticipated return to Quicken Loans Arena after being sidelined by a broken hand since Jan. 30.

Fans got a glimpse of just how happy Love was to be back on the court in the third quarter, and Twitter took notice.

“I don’t know what the hell that was,” Love said after the game. “I was just having fun.”

Deion Sanders: Open Mouth, Enter Foot

On Wednesday, Hall of Fame defensive back and current NFL analyst Deion Sanders proclaimed Tyrann Mathieu to be the best safety in football.  Understandably, All-Pro Titans safety Kevin Byard took exception to the statement:

Sanders, clearly not having any idea who Byard was, clapped back assuming he was responding to a fan, and not one of the top safeties in the NFL:

Twitter was quick to point out the mistake. Not a great look for Deion, who makes his living as an NFL expert.

Come back next Wednesday for another pop culture roundup. May your weekend be long and your brackets less busted than last week.

Image credit: Matt West, Boston Herald

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