But, holy cow, did Hibbert announce himself to a national TV audience that might have ignored the Pacers this season, including during their first-round win over the Hawks. Hibbert finished with five blocks and played a huge role in holding the Knicks to just 15-of-34 shooting in the restricted area, per NBA.com. There will be nights when the Knicks miss an unusually high number (for them) of 3-point shots and midrange jumpers, and Carmelo Anthony is going through a streak of such nights right now. But if an opposing defense controls the paint like the Pacers did last night, New York will have to work very hard to win even when more of the jumpers fall.
Let me just say, first things first, please watch the video above.
Honestly, you, savvy and jaded consumer of the Internet, probably think you have seen it all. And to be fair, there's a lot out there that has already been through your browser and is now passÚ: a dog pedaling a bike, a dog singing along with an iPad (now available on iTunes!), and the list goes on and on. But the video above of Mary Ray performing a swing-dancing routine with her dog (and, spoiler alert, A SECOND DOG JOINS HALFWAY THROUGH) at Crufts — which a cursory Google search tells me is the "Biggest and best celebration of dogs" in the U.K. — is much more of a spectacle of human and canine resolve than most anything you've seen before. Move over Titus, the trick-shot baby, there's a new inspiration in town.
Bonus: For more heartwarming comments, check out the YouTube comments for the video, which show genuine support for Mary Ray and this routine. It will make you believe in people again.
Yesterday, Tim Tebow made the obvious decision to rename his dog. It was "Bronco," so he had to. There was no way around it. Did he have to land on "Bronx"? Absolutely not. But it happened because he has no one in his corner with any renaming skill. The good thing about renaming, however, is that once you rename your young, innocent, beloved pet, you can just keep screwing with its head indefinitely, renaming it over and over again.
I definitely don't see the Jets as Tim's last NFL stop. On numerous occasions, I've had the thought that Tebow should spend a little time on every NFL franchise, in a sort of missionary role, spreading joy and the word "great" and mind-boggling football courage throughout the land. If this happens, however, he'll need to keep renaming that poor dog.
I know this isn't your style, Tim, but pretend for a brief moment like no one is watching and let Rembert Take the Wheel. Just for renaming. I promise, nothing more.