March Madness Has Arrived
Sterling Gibbs (right), Brian Oliver and Gene Teague :: AP
It's that time of year again when college basketball takes over the world, and Seton Hall sophomore Sterling Gibbs provided Thursday's biggest highlight with his buzzer-beater against Villanova. Also of note: Florida State beat Maryland on a last-second dunk by sophomore Boris Bojnovsky ... Creighton's Devin Brooks scored on the rare "pass-off-corner-of-backboard" play ... Wyoming's Josh Adams had one of the best dunks of the season against UNLV ... Athlon Sports has a cool graphic of the best player at every height as well as a listing of funny names for your tournament bracket ... Missouri forward Tony Criswel will miss the SEC Tournament because he owes $2,700 in back rent ... These Big Ten hot dogs all look tasty to me ... Wake Forest fans still hate coach Jeff Bzdelik ... Could Mike Woodson be the next coach of the Hoosiers?
Bryce Harper = Good Guy
The Nationals outfielder stole some time away from the weight room and helped an elderly woman grab an item off the top shelf of a grocery store.
Location. Location. Location.
The Lansing (Mich.) Lugnuts, the Midwest League's Class A club for the Toronto Blue Jays, want to construct 80-100 apartments with a view of the outfield.
Lovely Twins Of The Day
The second season of Total Divas premieres Sunday night, which is a great excuse to feature the Bella Twins as today's LTOD.
The NSFW Files
Not to turn Hot Clicks into late-night Cinemax but these three stories popped into my inbox. 1) A Patriots fan offered to sleep with Vince Wilfork if it will keep him in a Patriots uniform. 2) A Philadelphia man posted a Craig's List ad looking for a "fun, hot, sexy girl" to attend games with this season. 3) Playboy model Liz Dickson is suing the magazine after she was injured by a golf club during a nude photo shoot.
Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis was drilled by a Jeremy Guthrie fastball during Thursday's game against the Royals. He then tweeted out a photo of his enormous welt with the hashtag "fruitloop" and "dontrubit."
From the SI Vault
1992 MTV Rock 'n' Jock Basketball :: Getty Images
Dan Cortese and Bill Bellamy are trying to bring back the Rock N' Jock basketball game. I'm not sure how much sway Dan Cortese and Bill Bellamy have in 2014 but I'm hoping this happens. In the meantime, here's the team photo from the 1992 game featuring Robert Townsend, Reggie Miller, Queen Latifah, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joey Lawrence, Michael Bell, Ian Ziering and Jeff Ament.
Odds and Ends
The Marlins are offering opening day tickets for $13 on Groupon ... Richard Sherman and DeAngelo Hall trolled each other on Twitter ... Brandon Bowers' agent is upset that NFL free agency got in the way of his hockey game ... Manny Pacquiao hung out with Bob Dylan ... Charles Barkley fell asleep during the NBA on TNT last night and was quickly mocked by Shaquille O'Neal ... Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury held a Reddit AMA that quickly veered off topic ... This young Derek Jeter fan tried to sneak past security to see her favorite player ... Siberians enjoy their bikini skiing ... Lucky Charms turned 65.
A Tribute to Brandon Weeden
A Browns fans made this heartbreaking video about their departed quarterback.
Postgame Speech of the Year
Wofford senior forward Aerris Smith gives an amazing speech and cries afterwards. It starts slow and gets tremendous.
Billy Joel Video Of The Day
The legendary singer draws a blank while singing his hit song We Didn't Start The Fire, which he called "an authentic rock and roll f--- up." (HT Rolling Stone)
Jimmy Kimmel is the Best
The late-night host asked hipsters at the South by Southwest Festival about bands that don't exist.