Here Are This Week's Winners And Losers In Sports

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It was another slow week in sports and we’re eagerly anticipating the start of March Madness over here.But never fear, athletes still did some awesome, and stupid things to make the news.

One NFL team was just caught in a “bounty program,” an NFL quarterback may have finally found his perfect girlfriend, and one of our favourite tight ends wore a ridiculous pair of zebra pants.

 

WINNER: KobeMask

Kobe broke his nose and sustained a concussion in the All-Star Game last week.

As a result, he hilariously had to wear this awkward mask.

He still dominated to the tune of 31 points, 7 boards, and 8 assists.

WINNER: Tim Tebow and Taylor Swift

Tebow and Taylor went on a date this week, according to Page Six.

Unless they didn't.

But either way, they ate food together at the same table. Sounds like romance.

WINNER: USA Soccer

The US beat Italy for the first time ever.

Yeah, it was only a friendly, and Italy's elite players were banged up, but it's still a great win for an up-and-coming US team.

WINNER: Steve Novak

Novak scored 17 points in the Knicks big win over the Cavs on Wednesday night.

He's quickly becoming a fan favourite for his celebrations as well.

WINNER: Rob Gronkowski

ZUBAZ!

That is all.

LOSER: The New Orleans Saints

On Friday, news broke that the New Orleans Saints were guilty of running a bounty program starting in 2009.

Apparently, players were paid $1,500 for a 'knockout' and $1,000 for a 'cart-off' and the bounty pool may have reached as much as $50,000.

Wow.

LOSER: Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo is the best player on the Celtics, yet he's probably going to get traded.

He causes A LOT of friction on the team though:

The players hate him (via ESPN):

... If there is any friction regarding Rondo, it well could be between him and his veteran teammates, who have publicly conceded that this is now Rondo's team, but still become occasionally irritated with his antics.

The coach hates him (via ESPN):

The Celtics find Rondo's personality to be too high-maintenance and his clashes with coach Doc Rivers remain an off-court distraction

The management hates him (via ESPN):

With the Celtics realising they are no longer title contenders, they don't believe his point guard prowess is worth the headaches Rondo brings, sources say. And they do not want to build around him.

LOSER: UCLA basketball team

Sports Illustrated released a juicy expose on the UCLA basketball team this week saying between 2006-2008 players used ecstasy, injured each other, and partied far too much.

LOSER: Danica Patrick

Danica Patrick made her full-time NASCAR debut last week and has since crashed three times.

Not the best start.

LOSER: Tiger Woods, just watch:

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