If you’ve paid attention to this week’s news cycle, you’re probably already aware that the national champion Clemson Tigers football team and their families were subjected to a spread of unappealing, dollar menu fast food on Monday by our unappealing, dollar menu president. There were no heating devices used to keep the food warm, and according to recordings taken at the event, players were shocked that the whole thing wasn’t actually a joke.
The silver lining: America is banding together to make sure these kids and their families are given a meal fit for a champion.
On Tuesday, Michael Strahan used his platform on Good Morning America to offer the team a lobster dinner, paid for by the former NFL star himself.
Michael Strahan offers the Clemson Tigers a lobster dinner after Trump’s ‘hamberder’ feast https://t.co/IkH0AMbZw4
— UPROXX (@UPROXX) January 16, 2019
Migos rapper Quavo invited the team to join him in Atlanta for a meal at his label’s headquarters.
I WANNA SHOW CLEMSON TIGERS AND POTUS HOW CHAMPS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE TREATED
YALL WELCOME TO COME BY THE QC HEADQUARTERS ANYTIME
Dabbin DABO STILL #GODAWGS
The Stir Fry Way!
— QuavoYRN (@QuavoStuntin) January 15, 2019
Food Network’s Ayesha Curry (whose husband Steph you might have heard of) invited the Tigers for a meal at one of her barbecue restaurants.
@eatatsmoke will gladly feed the Clemson Tigers any day. A real feast and celebration. No 10cent dipping sauces on silver platters 🤷🏽♀️🤷🏽♀️🤷🏽♀️
— Ayesha Curry (@ayeshacurry) January 15, 2019
Last but most definitely not least, Michelin-star restaurant Alinea has offered the team a gourmet meal at the acclaimed Chicago-based eatery.
I could care less about college football. But I’m personally inviting the Clemson Tigers team and coaches to Chicago to experience what an actual celebration dinner should be.
I’m not joking.
Someone let them know what The Alinea Group does. It’ll be worth it@ClemsonTigers
— nick kokonas (@nickkokonas) January 16, 2019
It looks like the Clemson football squad has a delicious off-season ahead of them.
If you haven’t seen the viral video of UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi’s incredibly energetic floor routine, now’s your chance. The clip has been viewed millions of times, and people love it because Ohashi is just so flipping (pun intended) full of joy—not to mention ridiculously athletic.
Also, can we talk about what a body positive queen she is? Ohashi shared this self-penned poem on GMA earlier this week.
UCLA gymnast @katelyn_ohashi reads powerful poem she wrote called “Self-Hatred Goodbyes” on @GMA: “Because I am my own size and no words or judgmental stares will make me compromise.” https://t.co/UW6NVbFSAf pic.twitter.com/fvmPmrdzy7
— Good Morning America (@GMA) January 17, 2019
I don’t know about you, but I’m going to be channeling Ohashi’s amazing energy throughout all of 2019.
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