Shaq: The College Years
Shaquille O'Neal turns 42 today, and SI.com posted this enormous collection of rare photos to celebrate the occasion. But before you click on that, check out the above gallery of The Big Scholar in college and the be sure to help with this crowdfunding site so Shaq can make the long-awaited Shaq-Fu sequel. I wish I was kidding.
College Hoops Uniform Update
Ten Adidas schools -- Baylor, UCLA, Cincinnati, Louisville, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Notre Dame, Tennessee and Wisconsin -- unveiled new uniforms for March's postseason tournaments. The best of the bunch is Baylor's, which has the words "Sic ’Em Bears" written in neon across the front.
One Player the Titans Shouldn't Draft
Emory University conducted a study of Twitter reactions to see which team's fans would be the most and least receptive to drafting Michael Sam. Let's just say the Titans should look elsewhere.
(Throwback) Lovely Lady of the Day
It's been 15 years since Cruel Intentions was released, and EW.com celebrated with the definitive power rankings of the 1999 cinematic masterpiece. I'd be foolish to let this opportunity fly by without praising old-school Reese Witherspoon and making her today's Throwback LLOD.
It's 11 Degrees Out. Don't You Wish You Were at a Beach?
I may be exaggerating a bit with the weather, as I haven't been outside since walking Larry this morning. Nonetheless, here are the 50 funniest beach photos ever.
Federal Poverty Level > Minor League Baseball Salary
SI's Michael McCann broke down the lawsuit filed by three former minor league baseball players against MLB, Bud Selig, the Royals, Marlins and Giants. The biggest takeaway is that most minor leaguers earn between $3,000 and $7,500 for a five-month season, which is less than the federal poverty level of $11,490 for a single person and $23,550 for a family of four.
Now This Is A Magazine Cover
Courtesy of Time Magazine
Time has released a preview of this week's cover, featuring a 360-degree view of New York City from atop One World Trade Center. Even better, the photo is interactive so you can visit this page and rotate the camera to view the image from different angles. All of this is part of Time.com's new and improved site, which debuted today. Bookmark it!
GIF of the Day
Joakim Noah gets the scare of a lifetime from Hooper, the Pistons mascot.
Odds and Ends
The story behind those incredible pro wrestling paintings that have made their way around the web this week ... Lamar Odom's drug dealers have been linked to Khloe Kardashian's jewelry theft .. The Toledo Mud Hens are coming up with all kinds of new ways to melt snow ... Phil Jackson hung out with the Dalai Lama ... Nevada's Deonte Burton threw down the dunk of the year last night ... If this story is true, Andrew Garfield is a huge enormous jerk ... As a proud UMass alum, I feel you should all visit this fundraising site and help the staff of the school's daily paper attend the NCAA tournament this year. The Minutemen haven't made the tourney in 15 years. Help them out!
Mike Tyson's Punch-Out, Acapella
This just may be the greatest video I've ever linked to. (HT Bob's Blitz)
The Argonauts Cheerleaders Perform Nicki Minaj
The cheerleaders of Toronto's favorite pro football team have some fun during the making of their 2014 swimsuit calendar.
Billy on the Street, Lightning Round
If you're not watching Fuse's Billy on the Street, you're really messing up.
Jordan from Indianapolis sent in this video of his spinning puggle (it picks up at 20-second mark). Everyone should do this before they eat.