Celebrities at Spring Training
Everyone loves baseball. Everyone loves celebrities. So I decided to combine these two loves for this historic look at celebrities hanging out at spring training.
When Biceps Go Bad
Meet Arlindo de Souza, a 43-year-old weightlifter from Brazil, who grew these ridiculously misproportioned biceps through a self-administered cocktail of mineral oil and alcohol. The Daily Mirror has a big slideshow of De Souza's freakish arms.
A Tale of Two Cell Phones
Karl Malone made $104 million in his 19 NBA seasons but that doesn't mean he's going to splurge on a cell phone. The Hall of Famer still uses a flip phone and refers to it as his "masterpiece." On the complete other side of the spectrum is Shaquille O'Neal, who earned nearly $300 million in 19 seasons, and proudly spends $1,000 a week in cell phone apps alone.
Lovely Lady Round-Up
Jhenny Andrade is a Brazilian model turned UFC Octagon Girl ... I'd love, just once in my life, to see a girl on the street in this outfit ... Izabel Goulart isn't just a model. She can also play tennis ... I never heard of Simona Starkute, but she looks good in lingerie.
Mascots Play the Field
Indians mascot Slider and Royals mascot Slugerrr are making a play for Mrs. Met.
Could You Be More Unlikeable?
Ryan Braun didn't make any friends when he finally admitted to PED use in July, a year after throwing PED tester Dino Laurenzi, Jr. completely under the bus. After serving a lengthy suspension, Braun is back in camp with the Brewers and doesn't seem to have learned much from his time away. In an interview with USA Today’s Bob Nightengale earlier this week, Braun said that he isn't worried about the skeptics and will (as he so modestly put it), "just let my work speak for itself, as every artist should.”
College Basketball Court of the Day
Our friends at the Sun Belt Conference sent me a preview of the court design that will be used for its conference tournament, which is fantastic. Here's time lapse video of its assembly, as well as a look at the men's and women's draw. The court was designed by Connor Floor.
Odds and Ends
Matthew McConaughey's dad was a 27th round pick in the 1953 NFL Draft ... Matt Barnes didn't seem to mind this kiss on the lips between his wife and bodyguard ... Dustin Pedroia is excited about his new glove ... The 50 dumbest celebrity tweets of all time ... Jason Sudekis will reportedly star in the remake of Fletch ... Chelsea Handler is not a Piers Morgan fan ... Sammy Watkins Jr. is not subtle about his desire to play for the Lions ... The 50 dumbest daytime talk show captions ... The president who follows Barack Obama will get a new ride.
When $4 = $7
Courtesy of Gizmodo, here is proof that a $7 large beer has the same amount of liquid as a $4 small beer, at least at Century Link Arena in Boise, Idaho
Harris Bueller's Day Off
Mavs guard Devin Harris has his own take on the classic '80s movie (with cameos by Dirk Nowitzki and Monta Ellis).
Time Lapse of the Oscars Selfie
Artist Heather Rooney recreates the original using only colored pencils. (HT Hypervocal)