There's more to college basketball than the action on the court. SI went into the stands to find the heroes of the student section for our weekly Superfans Gallery, from which I took a few of my favorite for the gallery above.
Great Day for Uniforms
I know it's early, but I have a tough time believing that there will be a better day for uniforms this year than March 10. The Fresno Grizzlies, the AAA-affiliate of the¬†San Francisco Giants, announced they¬†will wear this amazing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles jersey this season.¬†Not to be outdone,¬†the Los Angeles KISS of the Arena Football League unveiled this flame-heavy look for next season.
Horrible Week for Promotions
The Florida Panthers gave Tim Thomas bobbleheads to the first 7,500 fans who arrived at the BB&T Center last night. Unfortunately for those 7,500 fans, Thomas was traded to Dallas¬†last week.¬†In a related story, the¬†Lance Moore Charity Celebrity Fan Cruise is set to take off from New Orleans this week, even though two of the four promoted celebrities scheduled to appear (Roman Harper, Darren Sharper) are no longer with the team and the other two (Lance Moore, Kenny Stills) are close to being cut.
Lovely Lady Round-Up
Stacy Keibler is now off the market. Let's celebrate her awesomeness one last time ... The 22 hottest Jessica Simpson GIFs ... Emily Ratajkowski knows her way around Instagram ... Are you tired of looking at Nina Agdal in a bikini?
Best Class Ever
St. Joseph's is offering an online course called¬†Fundamentals of Bracketology.¬†Taught by ESPN's Joe Lunardi, the class will examine the "art and science" of¬†predicting which teams will make the NCAA men's basketball tournament.
Brady Quinn Gets Married
When I last checked in on Brady Quinn's lovelife, he was dating the sister of Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk. Turns out I was completely wrong on that. Hawk was dating (and is now married to) Quinn's sister, not the other way around. And now that we have that cleared up, I can get to the point: Brady Quinn got married over the weekend to Olympic gymnast Alicia Sacramone.
Quote of the Day
"I would loosen up a little bit the rules about the fighting fines. That‚Äôs what I would loosen up. Because today you go to an ice hockey game, and the one thing they‚Äôre waiting for is a fight, you know what I‚Äôm saying? So if they could set it up something like that in the NBA. That if there are two guys and they have a problem, if they could just separate everybody. And these two people that have problem, if they could fight ...¬†during the game. Quick, 15-20 seconds, throw few punches, then referees jump in and break this thing up. I think the game ... these two guys, they resolved their problem. They‚Äôre both suspended and they‚Äôre leaving. But end of the day, they fix the problem between each other, fans are super excited, and I think that would be a pretty cool idea [chuckles]."
-Wizards center Marcin Gortat to ESPN when asked about changes that would help the NBA game
Ranking the WrestleMania Main Events
With WrestleMania XXX less than a month away, Brandon Stroud counts down the previous 29 main events. ¬† ¬†
Odds and Ends
Barry Bonds is really skinny now ... Tracy McGrady was invited to spring training¬†by the¬†Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League ...¬†Minnesota representative Pat Garofalo, whom we discussed in A.M. Hot Clicks, finally realized his tweet was offensive and offered an apology ... If you like Game of Thrones, you'll love this $30,000 replica iron throne. Roy Hibbert is pumped about it¬†... These kids are really excited about ice cream ... This may be the most exciting hockey series nobody knows about ... Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski does not color his hair and if he did, his buddies would kill him.
Antonio Cromartie and his Kids
Antonio Cromartie was released by the Jets over the weekend. It was a successful four-year tenure that will best be remembered for this 2009 interview from Hard Knocks, in which he tries to name all his children.
Virgin Knows Safety Videos
I took a Virgin Airlines flight last month and thought the safety video was beyond bizarre. But I don't travel very often so I just figured this was where airline safety videos were at these days and I fell asleep. Now I'm wishing I had this¬†flight attendant showing off his moves.
Doing the Dougie
Maryland coach Randy Edsell does his version of The Dougie during the school's annual Terp Thon.
Speaking of the Dougie
Kate Upton shows how it's done.