Phil Jackson in the '70s
As Phil Jackson finalizes his return to the Knicks, with whom he won two NBA championships (1970, 1973) as a player, I decided to take a look back at the Zen Master in all his '70s awesomeness.
This Should Be Interesting
The Kalamazoo Growlers are asking fans to send them their best selfies by April 1. The team will then build a mosaic-style jersey made up of those selfies and wear it on July 24 for their game against the Wisconsin Woodchucks.
Good Guy/Bad Girl Alert
Cristiano Ronaldo donated $83,000 to the family of a 10-year-old boy with cortical dysplasia - a rare brain disorder that causes dozens of daily seizures - so that he could have a vital operation to treat the disease. Ronaldo was initially asked to donate a shirt and pair of boots to help raise funds, but instead decided to pay for the entire procedure. In a somewhat related story, Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation reportedly took in $2.65 million in revenue in 2012 yet paid out one $5,000 grant for the entire year.
Lovely Lady Round-Up
Krysten Ritter starred in the criminally underrated (and now cancelled) Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23. You should watch it on Netflix. In the meantime, here she is prancing around NYC earlier this week ... Leticia Cline is my favorite Kentucky fan ... SI Swimsuit rookie Samantha Hoopes has a new lingerie photo shoot out for Beach Bunny ... Brigitte Florez is a model I'm keeping an eye on in 2014.
Weird Cactus League Injury of the Day
I'm not sure where this ranks among baseball's many bizarre injuries, but Brewers pitcher Francisco Rodriguez injured his foot earlier today after stepping on a cactus.
Carlos the Cat
Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran took a family trip to Busch Gardens and (for reasons I don't understand) wore cat makeup while riding the roller coaster.
Brent Moves On
Brent Musburger :: Getty Images
Brent Musburger will no longer call the national title game and will instead team up with Jesse Palmer to form the lead broadcast team for the upcoming SEC Network when it launches in August. In keeping with our '70s theme, here's a great shot of Brent and his collar in September 1975.
Odds and Ends
Chris Bosh owns two of the three priciest homes among NBA players ... Ranking all 128 college football coaching jobs ... Jean-Sebastien Giguere, the last active member of the Hartford Whalers, may be calling it a career ... The house used in Modern Family is on sale for $2.35 million ... The 25 greatest names in the history of mankind ... Lindsay Lohan made a list of all the celebrities she's hooked up with ... Nebraska coach Bo Pelini called a baseball show on the Husker Sports Network to discuss the Cleveland Indians ... A California man filed a lawsuit against McDonald's for only giving him one napkin ... Kobe Bryant will have missed 76 games this season, totaling $28 million in lost salary for the Lakers ... Is Tom Izzo finally considering an NBA coaching job?
Darryl Strawberry Likes Milk
The former Mets great, who turns 52 today, stars in this 1986 Milk commercial.
Showing the Love
Two hockey players pound on each other for a minute and then high five and hug after the refs separate them.
Alright, Alright, Alright
Matthew McConaughey explains the origin of his famous catchphrase during a 2011 interview with George Stroumboulopoulos. (HT Uproxx)