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In Case You Missed It: Crying Northwestern kid becomes March Madness hero; Remembering Jimmy Breslin and Chuck Berry; A-Rod brings Jennifer Lopez to Tampa

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Weekends are great for unwinding, and maybe even unplugging for a little while. Here's what trended that you might have missed if you weren't on social media the last couple days.

Crying Northwestern kid becomes March Madness hero

It was all March Sadness for a young Northwestern fan on Saturday as he watched his team fall to Gonzaga 79-73 in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

He became one of the camera's favorite subjects after he was spotted getting upset over a bad call against the Wildcats in the second half. 

The kid cried "Oh my God," and his emotions took over from there.

To mess with his emotions, the Wildcats started making a comeback, giving the youngster a glimmer of hope, the Wildcats started to make a comeback. Northwestern kid jumped for joy.

Then reality set in.

And as the end was painfully near - he had a meltdown. 

Ah, we've all been there, am I right?

It only takes a second for an otherwise unknown person to become an internet sensation, and Northwestern kid nailed it.

 

Remembering Jimmy Breslin and Chuck Berry

The world lost two larger-than-life people over the weekend - award-winning journalist and author Jimmy Breslin and rock 'n' roll Hall-of-Famer Chuck Berry.

Jimmy Breslin, a Pulitizer Prize-winning journalist, best-selling author and fierce columnist for the New York Daily News unapologetically gave out jabs via his keyboard for four decades. He passed away in his Manhattan home on Sunday. He was 88.

[Associated Press]

Jimmy Breslin of the New York Daily News, speaks to reporters in 1986, after winning the Pulitzer Prize for commentary.

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Breslin wrote about the doctor who performed surgery on JFK and the gravedigger who dug up his resting place. He wrote about a thousand other things in ways no one else could. Along with Hunter S. Thompson and Gay Talese, Breslin smashed through standards and was considered a prominent figure in the literary-focused "New Journalism."

In a different realm, influencer and artist Chuck Berry, who intoxicated young audiences with his groundshaking sound and screaming guitar, passed away on Saturday at the age of 90

The rock 'n' roll pioneer introduced sounds teenagers didn't even know they wanted yet with hits like "Roll Over Beethoven" and "Johnny B. Goode."  

As John Lennon once said, "If you tried to give rock 'n' roll another name, you might call it 'Chuck Berry.'" 

Both Berry and Breslin shattered norms, made people feel and barreled through life at an unmatched pace. They will be fervently missed.

 

Jennifer Lopez catches a Yankees game with A-Rod in Tampa

Jennifer Lopez and ex-Yankees star Alex Rodriguez are reportedly dating and were spotted at a spring training game between the Orioles and Yankees at Steinbrenner Field on Saturday. 

J. Lo, seen rocking a Yankees cap (obviously), spent part of the game watching with A. Rod from a suite before the pair left around the sixth inning. 

[Associated Press]

Alex Rodriguez is reportedly dating Jennifer Lopez, and brought her to Tampa over the weekend

Contact Samantha Putterman at sputterman@tampabay.com. Follow her on Twitter @samputterman.

It was a quiet end for the man who in 1956 roared “Roll over, Beethoven, and tell Tchaikovsky the news."

[Associated Press]

It was a quiet end for the man who in 1956 roared “Roll over, Beethoven, and tell Tchaikovsky the news."

[Last modified: Monday, March 20, 2017 9:51am]

    

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