At Least He Has One Friend
Kendrick Perkins and Seal :: Getty Images
The Final Four is set, Opening Day has arrived and I can't stop laughing at the story of poor Kendrick Perkins. The Thunder center is either extremely unpopular or the victim of a cruel prank. Last night, members of the team posted a selfie from a charity event. Perkins was not part of the event or the photo and created an Instagram meme to express his displeasure. This is the second time Perkins has been left out of a team function and the second time he has taken to social media to complain. At least he has one friend he know won't leave him behind.
Sweet 16 Leftovers
Kentucky freshman guard Aaron Harrison buried a three-pointer to lead the Wildcats into the Final Four and more importantly, earned coach John Calipari and his staff huge bonuses ... A Kentucky fan tried to screw up Nik Stauskas' Wikipedia page and failed miserably ... UConn also advanced to the Final Four, knocking out Michigan State, and then tweeted Barack Obama to rub it in ... Spartans coach Tom Izzo called a late-game timeout so Huskie fans could savor the victory ... UConn guard Terrence Samuel celebrated the victory by getting revenge and slapping his coach.
And Then There's Dennis Rodman
The Hall of Famer dressed like a drag queen at the Legends of Basketball Tour 2014 in Argentina.
Lovely Lady Of The Day
Nikki Reed is single again after separating from her husband of two years. I'm not sure what he was thinking.
It's the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field and the Cubs invited 100-year-old Louie Reinhart, a longtime fan, to the opening day festivities in hopes of breaking the team's 105-year World Series drought. In other MLB news, Mike Trout agreed to a six-year, $144.5 million contract extension and celebrated by devouring a 36-ounce steak. Baseball returned to Montreal over the weekend as the Blue Jays and Mets squared off in an exhibition series, sparking talk of the city getting a second chance at a team. Derek Jeter begins his final season with the Yankees and the Hall of Very Good has a look at his baseball cards over the years. And in my favorite baseball item of the day, former Mariners All-Star Bret Boone is dating Rachel Uchitel, the former mistress of Tiger Woods. She is also set to appear on Millionaire Matchmaker Thursday night.
Funniest Baseball Fan Photos
The return of baseball means the return of its fans. World Wide Interweb has the 100 funniest fan photos of all time.
From the SI Vault
Gordie Howe :: Walter Iooss Jr./SI
Hockey legend Gordie Howe turns 86 today. In this photo, the Hall of Famer positions himself in front of goalie Joe Daley during a Jan. 1971 Red Wings-Sabres game. As you can tell, the hockey fans of 1971 are a little more civil than the baseball fans in the previous item. For more classic sports photos, visit the SI Vault on Twitter. While you’re there, follow me on Twitter.
Odds and Ends
LeBron James hung out with 16-year-old cancer patient Ebony Nettles-Bey before Saturday's Heat-Bucks game. We mentioned the #LeBronMeetsEbony campaign in early February ... Floyd Mayweather continues to find ridiculous ways to spend his money ... Spurs forward Matt Bonner gave away beds to a group of needy children ... This Michigan resident won a bow-hunting contest by shooting arrows with his teeth. He lost the use of his right arm in an ATV accident 11 years ago ... A Suns fan buried a halfcourt shot and won $77,777 ... Andre Iguodala is not happy about the skin color of his bobblehead ... Louis CK hosted Saturday Night Live over the weekend and the ratings were not good ... A Virginia couple won the lottery three times in one month.
Dancing in Storrs
UConn students do the bench's "Arm Swing Dance" after Sunday's victory.
Speaking of Dancing
The New Zealand All Blacks rugby team dances the traditional haka after capturing the World Series Sevens tournament title
Presented Without Comment
An Emory University sorority made a video about bagels and it is outstanding. (HT BroBible)
Steve Sanders Turns 50
The great Ian Ziering (a.k.a. - Steve Sanders) turned 50 over the weekend. Here is a recent video of Ziering recreating the famous spring dance scene.