Mom Knows Best
Alexander and Tatiana Ovechkin :: Simon Bruty/SI
Extra Mustard has a good piece on 10 athletes who have fired their agents, which ranges from wanting more fame (Robinson Cano hiring Jay Z) to not supporting gay marriage (Andrew Brunette). My favorite is Alexander Ovechkin, who wanted his mom to represent him in contract negotiations instead of his then-agent. Mama Ovechkin did well, securing a 13-year, $124 million for little Alex.
Would You Pay $12 For This Hot Dog?
The Seahawks will sell a $12 hot dog, dubbed the "The DangeRuss Dog" after quarterback Russell Wilson, during Sunday's game at The Link. The foot-long dog comes with Beecher’s mac ‘n’cheese, caramelized onions, Sriracha honey hot sauce, diced jalapeño peppers and crispy “Seahawks Strips.”
I. Don't. Want. Your. Life.
Varsity Blues was released 15 years ago today. In its honor, Uproxx has a list of 10 things you didn't know about the movie including the fact that Ali Larter's famous whipped-cream bikini was actually made of shaving cream.
Lovely Lady Of The Day
I've spent the past few days in Los Angeles for the SI Swimsuit 50th Anniversary special, which will run on NBC on Feb. 3. There were a bevy of former swimsuit models on hand and a random appearance by Ireland Baldwin, daughter of Alec and Kim Basinger. As you can see from her dress above, Ireland was dressed to impress and impress she did, enough for me to make her today's LLOD.
Two Miami WAGs in the News
Lauren Tannehill, who may be the NFL's hottest WAG, left a $2,000 AR-15 rifle in the back seat of her rented Nissan SUV. Meanwhile Brian Hartline is now engaged to Kara Conrad, who is no slouch either.
Today in Bad Fan Tattoos
This Louisville fan got the Cardinals logo tattooed into the side of his head. I wish someone would convince this Georgia fan to make his head paint a tattoo.
SI Vault Photo of the Day
Albert and Deidre Pujols :: SI
Albert Pujols turns 34 today. Did you know he once appeared in the SI Swimsuit issue with wife, Deidre?
Odds and Ends
The Charlotte Bobcats received their first shipment of Hornets gear ... The Wizards unveiled their "Bandwagon Cam" during last night's game against Miami ... Mike Trout showed off his ridiculous leaping ability ... Jack Nicholson told Cavs coach Mike Brown to get out of his way during Tuesday's game against the Lakers ... ESPN announcers flipped a coin to figure out who would interview coach Greg Popovich.
Goal Of The Day
Ovechkin loses his stick, picks it up and scores during last night's game against Pittsburgh.
Sabathia, Teixeira Enter Oscar Race
Yankees teammates CC Sabathia and Mark Teixeira re-enact a scene from the film August: Osage County on Jimmy Fallon last night.
Great Moments in TD Celebrations
Today is Joe Horn's birthday, which is a good excuse to show off his memorable cell phone touchdown celebration from 2003. He was fined $30,000 for this.