Fresh Prince Night is Coming
Thursday was a busy night in the sports world. The Clippers took a 2-1 series lead over the Warriors on a controversial no-call. The Kings staved off elimination with a 6-3 victory over the Sharks. A couple got engaged smack in the middle of a Red Sox-Yankees game. Yet all that pales in comparison to the big news that the State College Spikes, the Class-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, will welcome Alfonso Ribeiro (aka - Carlton Banks) for its Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Night on June 29.
Have You Read The Buffalo Jills Handbook?
This is one of the most surreal things I've ever seen. Not only are the girls told the most effective way to shower (no lufas!), but also how to cut meat and eat bread ("Should be torn to eat and/or butter, not cut with a knife."). I'm guessing the handbook would frown on the Raiders cheerleader who is trying to appear in Penthouse.
A Map of Baseball Nation
The New York Times has a really cool map of the United States divided by baseball allegiances. Poor Marlins.
Lovely Lady Of The Day
Cyrus from Boulder wrote in begging me to make Lindsay Hancock today's LLOD. I like his taste in women.
The Cubs can't seem to do anything right. In yesterday's P.M. Clicks, we mentioned how the team chucked its Wrigley Field 100-year anniversary cake (made by the crew from Cake Boss) into a dumpster by the stadium. It turns out they gave the same dumpster treatment to the Ron Santo memorial banner and gigantic, fan-signed greeting card they created for the Cubs broadcaster during his tribute night three years ago.
One Way to Spend $1.25 Million
Purchase this Aston Martin with the signatures of 50 NBA Hall of Famers. It's currently up for auction.
From the SI Vault
Phil Jackson :: Getty Images
It's hard to blame Phi Jackson for feeling a little faint. Just two weeks into the job and he's already clashing with Knicks owner James Dolan. In this 1973 photo, the Zen Master can barely move after a grueling workout. For more historic sports photos, visit the SI Vault on Twitter.
Odds and Ends
Russell Westbrook's brother Ray channeled Marcus Vick with his tweets about Thunder coach Scotty Brooks ... Connie Marrero, the oldest living former MLB player, died at 102 ... Mike Conley wore this awesome hat to last night's Grizzlies-Thunder game ... A Zamboni malfunction left the ice at Staples Center in rough shape ... A ranking of the top 18 headphones brands ... The Patriots were cleared of any wrongdoing on their injury reports ... Ronald McDonald got a makeover.
Barbershop Quartet of the Day
Twins pitchers Mike Pelfrey, Ricky Nolasco, Glen Perkins, and Phil Hughes belt out a tune called We're Gonna Win Twins.
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Storytime with Vin Scully
The legendary broadcaster tells the story of how Cole Hamels met his wife, Heidi.
When Legos Make Music
A coder in England created this Lego machine that churns out electronic music.
Think Michael Hoomanawanui is Hard to Pronounce?
Try pronouncing the name of Lupita Nyong'o,who was named People's Most Beautiful Person for 2014.