Mariano Rivera is Funny
Roast may be too strong a word but Mariano Rivera cracked a few jokes at his former teammates expense during an appearance at Dick's Sporting Goods yesterday. When asked about Christmas gifts for his ex-teammates, he joked about getting Derek Jeter a life-size female doll "so he would have a wife." He also cracked on Robinson Cano and Joe Girardi. Can someone get this man a half-hour comedy special?
LeBron Goes Hollywood
The Heat forward will co-star in the movie Ballers with Kevin Hart. In the movie, Hart will play the brother of an NBA superstar who gets a chance to prove himself when he and some friends attend a weekend fantasy basketball camp.
New Wave In Twitter Trash Talk
The Blazers have every right to puff their chest today after beating Oklahoma City last night to improve to 16-3. And the team's Twitter account is doing just that, poking fun at the NBA's pitiful Eastern Conference with this tweet. The Twitter account of the Phoenix Suns soon joined in on the fun.
Lovely Lady Of The Day
Hannukah ended last night so we're a tad late to this but Gunaxin has ranked the eight sexiest Jewish women. It's a strong list though two big names are missing. The first is Lizzy Caplan, who you should really check out in Showtime's Masters of Sex. The second is Gal Gadot, who was just chosen to play Wonder Woman in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman movie. But I'll take any excuse to showcase Emmanuelle Chriqui, today's LLOD, who came in sixth on Gunxin's list.
This Is Gross
Have you seen Roy Hibbert's huge, misshapen elbow?
This Is Smart
Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo has released his own line of mayonnaise, which comes in three flavors
This Is Funny
The 49ers sent season ticket holders a guide on how to properly cheer for their team.
SI Vault Photo of the Day
George Karl :: Walter Iooss Jr./SI
North Carolina upset No. 1 Michigan State last night, and Tarheel alum George Karl had a great quote about coaching the Knicks. With that in mind, it only made sense to make this 1973 shot of Karl today's SI Vault Photo of the Day. For more classic athlete photos, follow the SI Vault on Twitter. While you’re at it, follow me on Twitter as well as SI’s Extra Mustard.
Odds and Ends
Michigan coach Brady Hoke met with a cancer patient who refers to his disease as "Michigan" so he can beat it ... Dolphins players have put Mike Tomlin on notice about stepping onto the field during Sunday's game ... Members of the Michigan State basketball team handed out pizza to fans who were waiting in the rain for tickets ... How to open a can without a can opener ... Residents of Ohio swear more than residents of every other state.
Christmas Song Of The Day
The Phoenix Coyotes take on Jingle Bells, hockey style.
Yahoo's Puck Daddy blog compiled the top 10 hockey bloopers of 2013 including this video of the Canucks scoring a shorthanded goal on themselves.
Golf Shot of the Year
This took place at the British Par-3 Championship in August, but was just posted to YouTube. Matt Wheatcroft hits the shot of the year after his ball ended up inches from a fencepost.