Monday's P.M. Hot Clicks
I mentioned in this morning's Clicks Jadeveon Clowney's ludicrous 4.53 40-yard dash (fastest amongst defensive ends), but I left out possibly the best part of the spectacle: Warren Sapp's reaction. Sapp watched the physical freak with his mouth agape and eyes fixed as Clowney strode across the field, no doubt a terrifying sight for quarterbacks.
Sapp's amusing reaction was also ripe for mocking: Click over in the gallery above to see SB Nation's version of Sapp gazing at a flying taco. And keep scrolling through for some of my favorite food-and-drink sports GIFs.
A couple more Combine bits: Check out seven NFL combine events that don't exist, but should. And here's our buddy Sapp again, with a Freudian slip about how today's players are so big and fast because they're on 'roids. I think tacos are used to treat foot-in-mouth disease.
McDonald's is considering a change that will make its breakfast menu items available during the day. Gone are the days of arriving at about 10:31 a.m., desperately craving a McGriddle, only to find breakfast is closed!
20-year-old model-turned-actress Lili Simmons headlines today's P.M. crew. If you're current on HBO's True Detective, you may have seen quite a bit of her as Beth last night (I only just finished episode three last night). Head to Holy Taco for more of Simmons and you can follow her on Twitter here. ... Check out SI Swimsuit cover girl Nina Agdal crushing a cod fish sandwich in a new Carl's Jr. commercial ... Here's previous LLOD Nikki Walton literally pitching a tent ... Bob's Blitz has some Gemma Atkinson for you.
The Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs -- the Phillies' Triple-A affiliate -- have gone full bacon. Their new alternate cap eschews the old logo for an actual slice of bacon and more bacon-themed flairs.
In a bizarre clubhouse exchange at Mets spring training, first baseman Ike Davis addressed a New York Post reporter's story Davis' oblique injury and its impact on his 2013 campaign (emphasis mine):
“You made it look like an excuse,” Davis said, confronting the reporter. “It’s an excuse. It shouldn’t have been a story anyway. […] It’s just an overblown thing. Everyone has injuries and then they get hurt. So it was pointless to write an article. I sucked last year because I sucked. It’s not because I had an injury. You always have injuries. And now it just looks bad.”
File that one away, fantasy baseball players.
I don't think kids are going to take kindly to Bradley's new Gargoyle mascot Kaboom ... Dale Earnhardt Jr. made good on his promise to join Twitter if he won the Daytona 500 ... Some fan/possible psycho sent Cliff Lee fingernail clippings ... Elsewhere, a Staten Island teen is arrested for threatening James Dolan ... This is what a Master's invitation looks like ... Rocky debut for the WWE network ... Seth Rogen is working on a movie about '90s video game console wars ... I mentioned yesterday that Chris Christie was accused of not paying his fantasy dues, today Boomer & Carton say it ain't so ... Some happy news: Josh Hamilton surprised some youth baseball players at a Louisville Slugger factory.
Granted the line didn't exist for much of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's career, but today marks the day he drained his one and only in 1987. He attempted 18 in his career. [The Score]
Nick Sundberg may be be a one trick pony but at least the skill is transferable. [DC Sports Blog]
Here's one of the greatest scenes from Caddyshack, which Ramis wrote and directed.