Ugliest Sports Uniforms
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers unveiled their new uniforms on Monday and the internet responded with its trademark
positive and happy angry reactions. One blog went so far as to poll fans on whether they would ever be seen in public in such ugly attire. Where do the Bucs' new togs rank among the ugliest uniforms in sports history? Take a gander at the above gallery and decide for yourself.
Have You Seen Brett Favre Lately?
The Packers legend is looking slightly different than in his NFL days.
Tell Us How You Really Feel
Ian Kinsler was traded from the Rangers to Tigers in the offseason and has come out firing against his old team. In an upcoming feature for ESPN the Magazine, Kinsler calls general manager Jon Daniels a "sleezeball" who pushed Nolan Ryan out of the organization and roots for Texas to go 0-162 next season
Lovely Lady Round-Up
Scarlett Johansson is five months pregnant and expecting her first child this summer. Console yourself with this massive gallery of her best pics ... Kaley Cuoco sizzled at the 5th Annual QVC Red Carpet Style event in Beverly Hills ... Nobody wears orange pants quite like Candice Swanepoel.
Two Important Spring Training Notes
Chicago first baseman Adam Dunn, an investor in the hit movie Dallas Buyer's Club, received an Oscar-worthy clubhouse welcome from his White Sox teammates. Meanwhile, in Tigers camp, Torii Hunter kissed an alligator on a dare from Justin Verlander.
Dirk Imitates Arnold
The Mavs forward visited The Dan Patrick Show and busted out his Arnold Schwarzenegger impression.
It Was 20 Years Ago Today
On this day in 1994, Michael Jordan made his MLB debut, going 0-for-1 in a spring training game for the White Sox. The baseball thing never exactly panned out for Jordan, as SI's Steve Wulf explains in the lead of his famous March 1994 cover story "Err Jordan."
"He called the first base umpire "the ref." In the field, he played a single into a double and an out into a single. Though he moves well on the base paths, his best time to first base, 4.35 seconds, is slower than average. At bat he brings to mind a taller, righthanded Rich Gedman—the Walt Hriniak disciple who can no longer hit the ball out of the infield.
At least he has provided baseball people with a conversation starter this spring. Barely concealing their sneers, the scouts and players and writers ask one another, "Have you seen him?" They are not talking about Oddibe McDowell. They are talking, of course, about the rightfield hopeful for the Chicago White Sox, 31-year-old Michael Jordan.
Granted, he looks good in a baseball uniform. Granted, he is the greatest basketball player who has ever lived. Granted, a few weeks of batting practice, an intrasquad game and two exhibitions against the Texas Rangers are not a lot to go on. But this much is clear: Michael Jordan has no more business patrolling rightfield in Comiskey Park than Minnie Minoso has bringing the ball upcourt for the Chicago Bulls."
On The Bright Side
Things still worked out for Jordan, despite his struggles on the baseball diamond. He earned more in 2013 ($90 million) than every other active athlete besides Floyd Mayweather Jr. and just had twins with new wife Yvette. Also of note, his trademark Air Jordans have been reimagined as high-end fashion brands.
Odds and Ends
It's Boyz II Men time for Martin Brodeur in New Jersey ... Cool collection of actors hanging out with younger versions of themselves ... Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray showed off their selfie skills (or lack thereof) during an exhibition match at Madison Square Garden ... Robert Kraft and girlfriend Ricki Lander are still going strong ... Love these iconic pro wrestler portraits painted on black velvet canvases ... DC Sports Bog uncovered this 1979 poll of Redskins players. Miller was the beer of choice back then ... This is what happens when someone who isn't sober lines a soccer field ... Did Dancing with the Stars cast too many athletes this season?
Kareem Reprises Airplane! role
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar revisits his legendary role as Roger Murdock for a new Travel Wisconsin commercial.
Feel Good Video Of The Day
This is tremendous. Runners participating in a San Jose road race stop to shake the hand of a 95-year-old World War II veteran watching the event in full military uniform.
Feel Good Video Of The Day II
A soldier who was stationed in Kuwait surprises his wife at an Elmira Jackals hockey game.
(HT Puck Daddy)
25 Years Ago
This Reebok Pump ad, featuring Danny Ainge, Pat Riley, Doc Rivers and a slew of other NBA stars, was everywhere.