Friday's A.M. Hot Clicks
The digital billboard (above) is on the exterior of Command Transportation's building in Skokie, Illinois. “We just have fun," an executive for the company said about the billboard. "We don’t use the sign other than to have fun.” And to generate lots and lots of free publicity, which has generally been the result of the company's consistently humorous signs.
Today's semifinal game between the U.S. and Canada (12 p.m. ET) has plenty more riding on it—namely, the dignity of Extra Mustard editors Sam Page of the U.S. and Dan Treadway of Canada, who have talked some trash about their respective teams/nations. And as always, there's the looming risk of another Rob Ford celebration GIF.
But fear not, America: The U.S. men are playing not only for national pride, but also 10 years of free HD porn from Brazzers.
Yesterday the Tampa Bay Buccaneers revealed its new "enhanced" logo. To my eye, the main changes are a much bigger flag and a Hannibal Lecter-looking grill. That, and now it looks almost exactly like Skeletor (H/T @commishonline).
A.J. McCarron will be throwing at the NFL combine, but the big news out of the former Alabama QB's camp is that after four consecutive days of failure, he prevailed in an epic game of UFC Undisputed 3. Wrote girlfriend Katherine Webb on Instagram, “He FINALLY won and this was his reaction. Literally played 4 nights in a row. I died.”
19-year-old Lyman Currier wiped out on his first qualifying run in the ski halfpipe, but his weed-tastic score made up for it.
When in doubt, we're probably getting trolled by Jimmy Kimmel. Meet the Sochi Wolf, actually an American wolf named Rugby.
The college hoops posterization that really should be a poster ... Bob Costas eye update: dark sunglasses ... Rockets Twitter jabs Warriors' Jermaine O'Neal, who got revenge with a huge block on Chandler Parsons (and that revenge tasted good) ... Clippers plane delayed because it had to let off guys who got traded ... Riddick Bowe takes jab at Lennox Lewis on Twitter ... All the weirdest statistical anomalies/happenings from the 2013 MLB season ... Chris Kaman trolls Lakers fans ... Gallery of Sochi's stray dogs (many of which are getting rescued!) ... This new meme is absolutely hysterical.
Slow transition after the dive but it's cold out there.
*Not actually Michael Phelps, you guys.
At least he didn't knock her into a jumping cactus like Rory McIlroy did to a fan. [Holdout Sports]
Comedy troupe PistolShrimps have seen enough fading in action movie trailers. [VVV]