Rock On: Pardon the French (7 items)
Following Nicholas Mahut’s first-round loss in the French Open, a reporter began the press conference by saying, “Congratulations.”
"Congratulations?” Mahut said. “I lost.”
Reporter: “You lost? OK. So what happened out there?”
Mahut: “Are you serious? Did you watch the match?”
Reporter: “No, I didn’t. I was told that you won. I’m sorry.”
Mahut (awkward pause): “Questions in French, please.”
Rock On suggests the reporter skip any of Gregg Popovich’s playoff press conferences.
1 of 7. TEMPORARY HEAVEN
“It appears our account has been hacked,” it said on KSL Sports’ Twitter feed. “BYU is not joining the Big 12, at least not that we’ve heard of. Sorry for the confusion.”
Not that conference realignment has ever been confusing.
2 of 7. FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Paul George, for example, was fined $25,000 for calling the officiating in Miami “home cooking.”
But at those prices, shouldn’t it really be called “eating out?”
3 of 7. ADD-ON
The ex-Clippers owner outdistanced, in order, Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff, O.J. Simpson, Michael Jackson doctor Conrad Murray and Justin Bieber.
Rock On thinks there should be a place in this poll for whoever invented the term “selfie.”
4 of 7. UPWARDLY MOBILE
This naturally opens the door for Utah governor Gary Herbert to apply for the position of Utah Jazz head coach.
5 of 7. TROLLING TIME
Feel free to insert punch line here.