Best Hairstyles In Sports
It's Hairstyle Appreciation Day, which is a great excuse to celebrate the best athlete afros, mullets and everything in between.
This is Embarrassing
Heisman Trophy Winner Jameis Winston was allegedly cited Tuesday for shoplifting crab legs at Publix. This, to the surprise of no one, led to a bunch of crab legs memes on Twitter (this one by @MoreCredible is my favorite). Seminoles Florida hoopster Marquez White took a more serious approach, saying the citation was a result of athletes only being given one meal this week. Winston has been suspended from the baseball team for the incident.
Derby Horse or Marijuana Strain?
Take the quiz and test your Derby and/or marijuana knowledge.
Lovely Lady Of The Day
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Buy Yogi Berra's House
The Yankees legend is selling his six bedroom, 3½ bathroom home in New Jersey for $888,000.
Infographic of the Day
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The 1984 U.S. Olympic Trials
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Thirty years ago this week, Indiana coach Bobby Knight invited the nation's 72 best college basketball players - a group that included Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, Karl Malone and John Stockton - to the Indiana campus for U.S. Olympics tryouts. SI's Curry Kirkpatrick describes the scene:
"What to do? Where to hide? Why me? Lorenzo Charles' quandary—the high perils of Lo—suddenly manifested itself last week as the 72 candidates for the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team underwent their vicious, exhausting three-practices-a-day, give-me-liniment-or-give-me-death ordeal.
In one scrimmage the 6'7", 252-pound Charles found himself playing man-to-man defense against 6'9", 259-pound Wayman Tisdale and monster-to-monster offense against 6'6", 284-pound Charles Barkley: in other words, between a rock and a lard place. (Only kidding, Mr. Barkley, sir.) In another scrimmage Lo Charles was chagrined over being surrounded by an opposing team consisting of Patrick Ewing, Sam Perkins, Chris Mullin, Leon Wood, Steve Alford and, oh no, Barkley again. Not all at the same time, of course, but it may have seemed-that way to Lo, who sometimes looked as if he desired no mo'. And who could blame him? The panting glut of NBA coaches, general managers and scouts who descended on the Indiana University campus took one look at the aforementioned team and started plotting how they might pile the whole crew into a pickup and slip out of Bloomington under cover of darkness to start a new franchise. Ed (White Line Fever) Manning, the ex-Bullet, ex-Bull, ex-Trail Blazer, ex-truck driver and present assistant coach at Kansas, whose son, Danny, was one of only two high-schoolers at the Trials, obviously could be shanghaied to do the honors in the pilot's seat.
"They said they was gettin' the best 72 and they wasn't tellin' no stories," said Louisiana Tech's Karl (The Mailman) Malone in the pithy vernacular of his home hamlet, which is "Mount Sinai Community, Looziana." Malone, a sophomore who has always played in the shadow of a women's team, for pity's sake, was not among the final qualifiers, but there was no dearth of other intriguing fellows whose stories we should all be hearing about from now until doomsday, or at least Aug. 10, the date of the Olympic basketball final in Los Angeles."
SI's Jon Wertheim, who was 13 and living in Bloomington at the time, published a piece today about hanging out with the players and Michael Jordan's affinity for ice cream. Also check out this gallery of rare photos from the tryouts.
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Frank Caliendo-Jon Gruden Outtakes
You've seen the original video of Frank Caliendo impersonating Jon Gruden. Here are the outtakes.