Big Man. Tiny Bed.
Zdeno Chara and Brian Gionta :: Getty Images
There has been no shortage of stories about the conditions in Sochi and the strange and creepy things found in Olympic Village. My favorite item, however, may be the fact that Zdeno Chara will be forced to sleep in this tiny twin bed. As you can see from the photo above, Chara is really tall (6-foot-9, to be exact) and probably outgrew a twin bed around age 11.
In Bob Costas News
The veteran broadcaster kicked off NBC's coverage of the Olympics wearing glasses and delivering this message: "I woke up this morning with my left eye swollen shut and just about as red as the old Soviet flag. According to the NBC doctors here, it’s some kind of minor infection which should resolve itself by the weekend." This, predictably, led to a lot of jokes on Twitter. Costas later appeared on Jay Leno's final Tonight Show episode and swigged from a bottle of Jack Daniels.
Attention DC-Area College Students
The Redskins cheerleading squad needs an intern.
Lovely Lady Of The Day
Holland native Marloes Horst is the newest member of the star-studded SI Swimsuit Rookie Class of 2014. She joins Hannah Ferguson, Emily Ratajkowski, Gigi Hadad and Sara Sampaio.
NFL Logos as Heavy Metal Bands
Not sure if redesigning NFL Logos has jumped the shark just yet but in the past month we've seen them as corporate logos, Star Wars logos, European football badges, Disney characters and hipster logos. And another one hit the web today - NFL logos as heavy metal bands.
Why Would You Do This?
Not sure why the punter of the Minnesota Gophers football squad would troll Adrian Peterson on Twitter. Has he not seen this photo of shirtless Adrian Peterson?
SI Vault Photo of the Day
Michael Finley, Mark Cuban, Dirk Nowitzki, Juwan Howard and Steve Nash :: Jeffrey Lowe/SI
Happy 40th birthday Steve Nash and Happy 41st to Juwan Howard, who somehow both agreed to pose for this ridiculous photo. For more classic sports photos, visit the SI Vault on Twitter. While you’re there, follow me on Twitter as well as Extra Mustard.
Odds and Ends
Stephon Marbury, who now plays for the Beijing Ducks of the Chinese Basketball Association, was tossed from a game after throwing a punch at an opponent ... Tony Gonzalez does not think Matt Ryan is an elite quarterback ... Mark Brunell is not a fan of marijuana use in the NFL ... Spurs guard Nando de Colo got his nose busted open by Andrei Kirilenko during last night's Spurs-Nets game ... This Russian snowboarder saw his phone blow up with texts after writing his phone number on his helmet ... Manny Pacquiao eats aborted duck fetuses ... Canadiens winger Max Pacioretty became the first NHL player to take two penalty shots in one period. He missed them both ... The 100 funniest moments in Facebook history.
Cal Students Are Smart
Check out this Cal student solve a Rubik's cube as Bill Walton and Dave Pasch discuss the first half against Stanford.
Celebrities Read Mean Tweets
George Clooney, Matt Damon, Tom Hanks and other celebrities read mean tweets on Jimmy Kimmel last night. This is easily my favorite feature on late-night TV.
Dad of the Year
A Minnesota resident builds an luge run in his backyard.
Good News, Bad News
Congrats to this Gonzaga student who hit a halfcourt shot during a Zags game. Unfortunately, the payout was only $1,500.