Peyton Manning, Rock Star
Peyton Manning and Jake Owen :: @Jakeowen/Twitter
Peyton Manning held his annual fundraiser for the Peyton Manning Children's Hospital over the weekend and those in attendance enjoyed a rare treat when Manning hopped on stage to join Jake Owen in a cover of the Johnny Cash classic Folsom Prison Blues. The audio isn't so great, so if you want to hear the sweet vocal stylings of Mr. Manning, I recommend checking out this 2010 video of Peyton and Kenny Chesney rocking out to Back Where I Came From.
Good Guy Alert
Scott Carroll, a 29-year-old rookie pitcher with the White Sox, needed to find a dinner spot for all the family members who came to see his big league debut, so he asked teammate Adam Dunn for a recommendation. The veteran not only found Carroll a restaurant, but also paid the entire tab for his party of 35.
Bad Guy Alert
Chicago Bears receiver Josh Morgan is accused of punching a valet in the face outside a nightclub because he didn't like the way the valet looked at one of the women he was with.
Lovely Lady Of The Day
Jack from Airrows.com sent me this post titled "Five Reasons Why Daniella Grace Has The Best Profile On Instagram." While "best profile on Instagram" may be a stretch (have you seen Ashley Sky? Renee Somerfield? Cindy Prado?). Daniella earns today's LLOD honors.
Haircut of the Day
Monday's P.M. Clicks included a gallery of athletes with funny things carved into their hair. If I ever do a fan edition, it will start with this Thunder supporter who had Kevin Durant's face shaved into the back of his head.
Hockey Fans Fall in Love
Fans watching last night's Wild-Avalanche game got a treat when an attractive blonde sitting in the first row pressed up against the glass and starting screaming at the players. The blonde was quickly identified on Twitter as Alyssa Nelson, who gained 200 more followers by the end of the game. And since it's 2014, she already had a bunch of half-naked photos of herself posted on Instagram. I sense a future LLOD.
From the Vault
Mookie Wilson :: Getty Images
Mets outfielder Mookie Wilson celebrates with a bottle of champagne after winning Game 7 of the 1986 World Series. In his new book, Mookie: Life, Baseball and the ’86 Mets, Wilson vents his frustration about the way he was dumped from his job as first base coach: “It’s sad to admit this, but I have basically become a hood ornament for the Mets. I have no decision-making role at all in my job description. I would have liked an explanation as to why I was moved from first base coach to the ambassadorship, but none was ever given.” For more classic sports photos, visit the SI Vault on Twitter.
Odds and Ends
SI's Gary Smith, who is basically the best of the best when it comes to sportswriting, announced his retirement ... Congrats to James Nielsen for breaking the five-minute barrier in the “Beer Mile” ... The dimensions of every MLB ballpark in one infographic ... Paul George got heckled like a champ during last night's Pacers-Hawks game ... Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings scored from second base on a sacrifice fly last night ... The world's 50 best restaurants ... Sunday night's episode of The Simpsons was its lowest rated in history.
Worst Date Ever
A Diamondbacks fan tries to catch a foul ball and spills beer all over his date.
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Robinson Cano Speaks to Yankees Fans
Jimmy Fallon had Yankees fans boo a cardboard cutout of Cano, only to then have Cano come out from behind the cutout.
Great Day Houston host Deborah Duncan gets slapped in the face by a monkey named Wilson. (HT Hypervocal)
Evacuation of the Day
A television station in Tupelo, Miss., was forced to evacuate when a tornado touched down in the middle of its broadcast. (HT BroBible)