The Retirement Tour Begins
Derek Jeter :: Bob Levey/Getty Images
The Derek Jeter Retirement Tour made its first stop in Houston, where former teammates Roger Clemens, Andy Pettitte and Mike Stanton presented the Yankees captain with pinstriped cowboy boots, a Stetson hat and a set of golf clubs. Personally, I'd rather have the collage the Astros gave Mariano Rivera last September, but pinstriped cowboy boots are pretty amazing.
Astros Win 63 Games = Free Furniture
Gallery Furniture in Houston is offering a full refund to customers if the team loses fewer than 100 games. According to the company's website, the first 500 customers who purchase $6,300 worth of furniture or more and have it delivered within one week will be eligible for the promotion. In a related story, the Astros are off to a 2-0 start after defeating the Yankees last night, 3-1.
Grand Rapids Griffins forward Mitch Callahan got drilled in the mouth last night. It was gross.
Lovely Lady Of The Day
Kate Upton got all done up for the UK premiere of The Other Women (watch the movie trailer here), which is plenty of reason to give her today's LLOD honors.
Buster T. Bison, MD
Any Buffalo-area readers need an excuse to skip work today? You're in luck. The Bisons tweeted out a doctor's note that fans can give their bosses in order to ditch work and attend the team's home opener against the Rochester Red Wings.
Buy Michael Jordan's Bus
In 1994, Michael Jordan joined the Double A Birmingham Barons and purchased a new team bus for $350,000 so the team could travel in style. Two decades later, that primo, luxury bus is on eBay with a $19,388 opening bid. According to this 1994 Reading Eagle story, the bus comes equipped with 35 reclining seats, six TVs, a VCR and a lounge in the rear.
From the SI Vault
Paul Brown :: AP
The Bengals posted this photo from their Twitter account and it's a doozy. Team owner Paul Brown reviews various helmet designs for the team to wear in its AFL debut later that year.
Odds and Ends
The 14 best sports movies currently streaming on Netflix ... DeSean Jackson might make a play for Robert Griffin III's uniform. Jackson and Griffin have both worn number 10 throughout their careers ... The best athlete photobombs in sports ... The Mets home run apple made an unexpected appearance last night ... Blake Griffin threw down one of the season's best dunks ... So did LeBron James ... I am excited about the new Mike Judge show on HBO ... If you run in your 20s, you'll have a better memory later in life ... Stupid Tumblr site of the day: People holding baby Nic Cage ... Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart are New York's best tourists.
Jason Kidd's Really Bad Rap Song
The New York Times (of all places) had a story on the 20-year anniversary of Jason Kidd's smash hit, "What the Kidd Did." Jimmy actually wrote about this in 2011, but I figured it was worth revisiting.
Six Men in the Huddle
Wizards center Marcin Gortat joins the Celtics huddle during last night's game.
Dogs React to Magic Tricks
Finnish magician and mentalist Jose Ahonen investigates how dogs react to magic.