Summing up last nights National Championship “game,” in which Alabama beat Notre Dame 42-14, only takes a few key words. We've got, “routs,” from the New York Times, “bully,” from ESPN.com, “clobbers,” from CollegeFootballTalk.com, “what went wrong?” also from CFT.com, and, to tie it up perfectly – almost as succinctly as Brian Kelly's halftime interview, when he said, or prayed, “maybe Alabama won't come back out” – this brilliant tweet from Kate Upton.

 

If it's any consolation, the Irish basketball team did manage to hold off Cincinnati, 66-60. No? Ok.

 

Carmelo Anthony wasn't pleased after the Knicks lost to the Celtics in Madison Square Garden last night. After jawing with – who else – Kevin Garnett throughout the game, Melo went down to the visiting locker room to voice his displeasure and waited by Boston's team bus after the game for some words with Garnett. Peep the highlights below. About time we had some salt in the NBA this season, though it makes you wonder if it's a sign the Celtics know they're slipping, since they are the only team consistently involved in these incidents.

 

 

Lionel Messi won his fourth consecutive Ballon d'Or, given to the best player in the world, a new record. Messi further cements his legacy as one of the games greatest ever with the award.

 

Redskins' fullback Darrel Young accused the Seahawks of cheap shots against Alfred Morris.

 

Scott Skiles and the Milwaukee Bucks have agreed to part ways.

 

Magic Johnson went on a twitter-rant last night, calling out players and coaches alike.

 

Families of Jovan Belcher and Kassandra Perkins are battling for custody of their child.

 

Andrew Bynum says his recovery is progressing and he'll be running soon.

 

RG3 may not be, after what appears to be injuries to his ACL and LCL.

 

The Washington Wizards took down the OKC Thunder in dramatic fashion last night.

 

 

FLASHING LIGHTS

 

Outtakes from Diddy's latest Sean John commercial

 

 

Kim and Kanye copped a new $11 million crib.

 

Hit-Boy released his Travis Scott-directed video for “Brake Lights.”

 

 

DID YOU REALIZE?

 

Just watch this.

 

 

EVERYTHING I AM

 

The New York Times asks if we should be taxed for our negative actions using a theory developed by British economist Alfred Pigou. His theory argues that an increased gas tax, as one example upon many, would encourage people to “drive less, pollute less, crash less, lower the country's dependence on foreign oil and make cities more livable.”

 

GOTTA HAVE IT

 

Joell Ortiz puts on for BK in his latest.

 

 

WHO GON’ STOP ME?

Royce Da 5'9'' graces us with a few bars over Kanye's "We Major"