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In The Loop: Garnet Hathaway chats with his pup, and Trae Young, Sergei Bobrovsky have no days off

In The Loop: Garnet Hathaway chats with his pup, and Trae Young, Sergei Bobrovsky have no days off

In your daily digest of the best social moments are the sports world, we start with a response to Washington Capitals forward Nic Dowd's adorable video that he posted yesterday having a morning chat with his newborn: His teammate Garnet Hathaway tweeted at Dowd a video of him having an afternoon chat with his pup.

Next up, Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young takes no days off.  He's keeping busy working on his shot while cooped up at home but instead of using a basketball and a hoop, he’s using folded socks and a trashcan!

Now Young isn’t the only athlete still perfecting his craft. Florida Panthers goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky was caught flashing the leather on a beautiful day down South.

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Everything that happened in LoveCast episode one

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LoveCast

Everything that happened in LoveCast episode one

LoveCast Episode One

If you already binge-watched Love is Blind, are anxiously awaiting the next season of The Bachelor, or miss watching awkward first dates from afar, look no further. 

Two D.C.-based companies, CarpeDM and District IRL, have teamed up to give us the quarantine love stories we deserve. 

LoveCast is an interactive dating experience where the audience is just as involved in the dating process. 

The audience has a chance to play matchmaker with 10 singles, ask questions throughout the live date and decide who should be matched up for each FaceTime hangout.  

Ready to meet the singles looking for love? Each participant was asked to make an intro video so we could find them a match.

Not only does the audience get to watch each date, but they get to interview the contestants immediately after...and yes, it is as awkward as it sounds. 

Date One: Deven and Reza

Deven and Reza seem like really nice people. He can't stop talking about Olive Garden and she is politely laughing along.

They have similar theories about Tiger King and who may have killed Carole Baskin's husband. 

Oh, and they talked more about unlimited soup, salad, and breadsticks. 

Note: Not that I am in a position to give dating advice, but I wouldn't bring up Olive Garden more than once on a first date. 

Will there be another date according to them: yes
Do I see a connection: no

Date Two: Dawn and Pasha

If you had any doubts about two strangers falling in love on an online dating show, watch this date. These two have sparks flying all over the place. 

The only red flag of this date might be their age difference. Dawn is 34 and Pasha is 28.

Oh no, this is Jessica and Mark from Love is Blind all over again. Or, maybe you are thinking that a six-year age difference is no big deal. 

Whichever thought your mind went to, you're right. 

Will there be another date according to them: yes
Do I see a connection: YES

Date Three: Karis and Evan

Have you ever watched two people make small talk for just a bit too long? That is what it felt like watching this date. There was nothing wrong with the date... except Evan did say that Karis reminded him of his mother.

Note: Generally speaking, women don't love being compared to your mother on the first date. But again, who am I to give advice.

Will there be another date according to them: maybe
Do I see a connection: nope

Date Four: Jorge and Matt

There was a lot of personality on this date... like a lot. These two did more talking over each other than actually talking. 

Will there be another date according to them: no
Do I see a connection: NO

Date Five: Matt and Jonathan 

Matt is back with another date. (He must be Mr. Popular.) 

In my opinion, this date went much better than his date with Jorge. Matt and Jonathan are goofing around and seem to click well.

Note: Jonathan is a former NBA dancer with the Wizards so we are rooting for our #DCFamily

However, when Jonathan found out that Matt went on a date with someone else he didn't take it very well. I think he was half-joking around and half angry. 

Matt saw the not-so-fun part of being the bachelor! 


Will there be another date according to them: We are left on a cliffhanger. We don't know how Jonathan actually feels.
Do I see a connection: If they can work past this other date thing, yes!


If after reading this, you decide that you want to be on the next episode sign up here by April 12th. 

If after reading this, you decide that you want to watch and participle in the next episode, tune in on YouTube on April 26th. 

In The Loop: Drew Brees' son's request for Steph Curry, Ilya Kovalchuk's workout

In The Loop: Drew Brees' son's request for Steph Curry, Ilya Kovalchuk's workout

First up, Drew Brees' son Callen had his dad film him impersonating his idol's Steph Curry's game-winning shots and he nailed it. He also asked in the video that if he made the shot if Curry would send him a jersey. If you need us, we'll be waiting patiently for Curry's response.

Next up, what do YOU do in between your workout sets? Well if your Washington Capitals winger Ilya Kovalchuk, you have a dance party of course?

Lastly, Vancouver Canucks winger Antoine Roussel's son Teddy takes no days off when it comes to wanting to follow in his father's footsteps one day. This is how you do #HockeyAtHome.