Friday's P.M. Hot Clicks
College Football Portraits
SI has been shooting athlete portraits since the magazine’s launch in 1954. So far, we’ve published galleries of our photographers’ best NFL, NBA, MLB and college hoops portraits. Today, we have our best from college football of which I’ve cherry-picked my favorites for the gallery above.
Leftover Draft Items
A look at the night's best and worst attire, complete with style grades ... Johnny Manziel doesn't think he can lure LeBron James back to Cleveland ... More fans attended the Texans Draft Party than most Astros game ... Michigan fullback Joe Kerridge's mom had a great exchange with her son about the famous Jadeveon Clowney hit on Wolverines back Vincent Smith ... You can watch the draft with Eagles receiver Riley Cooper for $40 ... Here's a supercut of every player hugging Roger Goodell ... The Patriots scouting report on Manziel (it's not good).
Redskins vs. LaVar Arrington
In one of my favorite sports stories of the year, the Redskins sent LaVar Arrington a cease-and-desist letter so he'll stop calling himself a “Redskins great” in promotional flyers for his summer football camp. Arrington responded with a tremendous set of tweets blasting his former team.
Lovely Lady Of The Day
Former SI Swimsuit model Jarah Mariano went to a surprise engagement party for a couple of friends last night. Is this a flimsy excuse to post Jarah Mariano photos? You bet it is! ... Thank you to Popoholic for introducing me to Edita Vilkeviciute ... Natasha Oakley is another model I never knew about until this week. I am a fan ... The 101 hottest celebrity Instagrams of the week.
Who Wants a NHL Popsicle?
What is the difference between a regular popsicle and a NHL popsicle, you ask. The NHL ones are made from leftover ice scraping of NHL arenas around the league.
Ugly Sneaker Alert
Photos of Dwyane Wade's new sneaker - Li-Ning Way of Wade 2 Encore - is making the internet rounds, and if you like Miami Vice, you'll love these babies.
This Is Why Browns Fans Are Excited
Odds and Ends
Rihanna was impressed with LeBron James' athleticism during last night's Heat-Nets game ... Greg Oden acknowledged that he's one of the biggest busts in NBA history ... The Sacramento Kings are launching an analytics crowdsourcing program to help with their draft ... Reader picks for Billy Joel's best album. He turns 65 today ... The internet community helped buy this homeless man a home ... The world's fastest motorcycle.
Feel-Good Video of the Day
Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard met a fan prior to her double-mastectomy surgery.
Kobe on Kimmel
The Lakers guard was a guest on the Jimmy Kimmel show. Here's his take on Donald Sterling and the Clippers.