ICYMI: Airlines, Money-phone, and the Amish Mafia

ICYMI: Airlines, Money-phone, and the Amish Mafia
June 20, 2014, 11:30 am
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Between the World Cup, airline mishaps, and Johnny being Johnny, it was a busy week in social media. If you weren't able to keep up with endless newsfeeds, here is what you may have missed. 

1) The Milwaukee Brewers are sitting at the top of the NL Central with a 44-30 record, but something else caught the attention of Brewers fans this week. Having themed road trips is nothing new, but the Brewers get an A+ for creativity this week. Milwaukee headed out to the West Coast on Sunday and the team went with a "Rappers and Wranglers" theme with a little Amish Mafia courtesy of the bullpen. 

2) What did you say? I can't hear you over all my cash. It was the pretend phone call seen around the Internet this week. Johnny Manziel showed up on golfer Jamey Taylor's Instagram account making a less than flattering phone call into a huge stack of cash. The video itself is NSFW, but it shows, as Taylor described "Johnny being Johnny", and also added "Gosh he loves to party" Well gosh, it sure seems like he does, but not everyone else enjoys his partying ways. After the video surfaced, former Browns quarterback Brady Quinn reacted to Manziel's behavior in an interview with Sirius XM NFL Radio saying, "I don't think it's respectful to the other veteran players too right now that are probably taking care of their bodies, trying to prepare to go into a winning season right now instead of doing things like that off the field." No word yet on Johnny's reaction to Quinn, or if that phone call ever went through.


3) Just when you thought it couldn't get worse for non-baseball players on a baseball field (*cough cough* 50 cent), Mike Vick proved that sometimes athletic abilities don't translate between sports. At a charity softball game, the former Eagle- turned Jet did manage to destroy a ball over the fences, but after watching his beauty sail away, he rounded the bases backwards. Not quite 50 cent level, but still pretty bad.

4) The World Cup is one week old and it is safe to say that everyone has World Cup fever. Before the US took on Ghana during their first match on Monday there was a huge outpouring of red, white, and blue support across social media.

USWNT members Alex Morgan, Sydney Leroux, and Kelley O'Hara showed their support. 

Former Terp, and now Miami Dolphin A.J Francis, was pretty excited to say the least.

Finally, soccer analyst and former USMNT member Alexi Lalas showed his USA support, by throwing it back to World Cup 1990, decked out in full face paint and some serious red-headed flow. 

5) It wasn't a good week for airlines on social media. First, Redskins' Alfred Morris took to Instagram to express his saltiness towards US Air.

"Thanks @USAirway for cancelling my flight without explanation, making me do a destination change where I had to get a rental which you didn't give me a voucher for, drive two hours to my desired destination, and I got to wear the same outfit for three days straight so you got me looking like yesterday's yesterday." Looking like yesterday's yesterday is not a good look for anyone.

Later in the week, United Airways lost Rory McIlroy's clubs, so he went to Twitter to try to get them back.

But, thankfully Rory and his clubs were "Re-United" and all was well in the world.