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The Larry Bird Outtakes

SI put out its best cover of the year (in my opinion) this week as Creighton star Doug McDermott recreated the famous 1977 shot in which Larry Bird posed with two Indiana State cheerleaders. I dug into the photos archives for these outtakes from Bird's 1977 cover shoot.

Man of the Week

Eagles center Jason Kelce visited Whitefish, Mont., for a charity event, where he went ice fishing with teammates Riley Cooper and Colt Anderson. At some point, Kelce decided a shirt was not necessary in the freezing cold of Whitefish, Montana.

Woman of the Week

Michel Sproles, the wife of Darren, went on Instagram to vent her frustration with the Saints front office. She was not a happy camper.

Lovely Lady Of The Day

I've been an Olivia Wilde fan since she kissed Marissa Cooper in Season 2 of The O.C. She also made an appearance on last week's Portlandia, in which she kept trying to take off her clothes. I figure it's time to make her a LLOD.

Hot Clicks Giveaway

Ever find yourself thirsty for clean water while on the go? Have I got good news for you. Our friends at Genuine Thermos Brand have a new Filtration Bottle, and they sent me some samples to give away. The first five to email me the the name of the minor league baseball team designing a uniform of fan selfies (it was mentioned in Wednesday's P.M. Clicks) will receive one. Please make the subject line "Thermos" and give them a follow on Facebook. 

 Update - 11:36 p.m.: Contest is closed. Winners will be notified this afternoon. Another giveaway coming soon (as in before the end of this week). Stay tuned.

One Way To Spend $500

In one of the most exciting moments of the Wizards season, a fan drilled a halfcourt shot during a break in the action of last night's game against Charlotte. When asked what he intends to spend the money on, he proudly declared it would all go to ... diapers!

From the SI Vault

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Grantland's latest 30 for 30 Short features the 1977 Marquette Golden Eagles and how a controversial jersey design helped lead them to a national title. It also led to one of the greatest team photos in sports history. The photo features (left to right) Jim Boylan, Bill Neary, Ulice Payne, Butch Lee, Jim Dudley, Gary Rosenberger, Bernard Toone, Jerome Whitehead, Craig Butrym, Robert Byrd and Bo Ellis.

Odds and Ends

The fun police NCAA declared that Baylor may not wear their new "Sic 'Em Bears" jerseys during March Madness ... Manny Ramirez wants another chance to play in the majors and is going with the "everybody makes mistakes" excuse for his previous antics ... Richard Sherman and LaGarrette Blount engaged in a little Twitter spat yesterday ... ESPN's Michele Beadle will go to the prom with Jack Jablonski, who was paralyzed in a high school hockey game a couple of years ago ... Charles Barkley had some not-so-nice things to say about his time calling college basketball for CBS ... Yankees infielder Dean Anna had an awkward collision with catcher Brian McCann during yesterday's game against Washington ... China's ambassador to the U.S. thinks House of Cards is a reality show.

Buzzer Beater of the Day

Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart (Mich.) beats Fulton-Middleton on this crazy shot.

Doug McDermott Cover Shoot

Behind the scenes with the Creighton star.

Keyboard Cat

The Huffington Post compiled the 25 best viral videos of all time. This is my favorite.

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