It turns out, Tom Brady's cellphone wasn't the only thing that was destroyed.
These words may have never been uttered by anyone on the Los Angeles sports landscape, but here goes.
For months, it has been little more than a curious promotional slogan, an attempt to excite the city about a Special Olympics World Games that many did not quite understand.
When Zack Greinke left the Dodgers on Thursday in the middle of his potentially historic scoreless-inning streak to be with wife Emily for the birth of their first child, you'll never guess who smiled at the memories.
He was the biggest guy on a stage filled with giants, yet he sat in the front, his crisp suit and big smile casting a purposeful shadow, the NBA's most controversial off-season figure making himself the easiest of targets.
They lined up dozens deep for tickets in the searing heat, filled the lower bowl of the Thomas & Mack Center with purple and gold, even chanted for Larry Nance Jr. in the pause before the national anthem.
Less than a week after suffering the most devastating defection in franchise history, the Clippers have stunningly, nuttily, filled the giant hole left by DeAndre Jordan.
It was 16 years of frustration poured out in 16 minutes across stunned Japanese players strewn upon the Canadian turf, a storm of empowerment, a statement of self.