Athletes at Graduation
Peyton Manning spoke at the University of Virginia's commencement on Saturday and his speech included this memorable quote: “When you’re chided for your naiveté, and you will be, remind your critics that an amateur built the ark. Experts built the Titanic.” Hard to believe it was just 16 years ago when Manning was receiving his diploma from the University of Tennessee. With graduation season in the air, I thought this gallery of athletes receiving their diploma was appropriate.
The Premature Celebration Club
The Premature Celebration Club welcomed two new members this weekend. Spain's Eloy Teruel had a comfortable lead at the seventh stage of the Tour of California when he spotted the finish line and started celebrating. The only problem was there was still another lap to go. He was quickly passed by other runners and finished 56th. Not to be outdone, Algeria's Taoufik Makhloufi put his arms out to celebrate a victory in a 800m race in Shanghai, only to be passed in the final second. Makhloufi was even given his victory flowers before a race official took them away and informed him of the loss. Somewhere, DeSean Jackson is smiling.
The Fattest Team in Baseball
Best Tickets published its unofficial 2014 MLB Player Census with a bunch of interesting charts, including the average salary at each position (first basemen make the most, relief pitchers make the least), states that produce the most players per 1 million residents (South Dakota is No. 1) and teams with the fattest players (the food is really good in Pittsburgh).
LLOD Round-Up: Happy Victoria Day
It's Victoria Day in Canada, which is a perfect time to celebrate the lovely models of Victoria's Secret ... Carmen Brundler is another model who should be on your radar ... SI Swimsuit rookie Bregje Heinen poses for Shopbop ... Eddie Murphy's daughter Bria ran errands over the weekend and turned some heads in the process ... The girls of Hangout Fest 2014.
Who Wants $149 Grass?
Notre Dame is selling off five-feet by two-feet pieces of grass turf from the 2013 season for $149.95 as it switches to FieldTurf for next year.
Infographic of the Day
I Want This T-Shirt
Julian Edelman busted out his shirtless Rob Gronkowski t-shirt on Monday.
Kate Upton Inside the Green Monster
Odds and Ends
Lance Armstrong just can't catch a break ... Donald Sterling enjoyed a meal at an In-N-Out Burger with a new ladyfriend ... This Bills' fan got an amazing Ralph Wilson tattoo on his arm ... The first tweets of famous athletes ... Nobody looks better driving a car than Paulina Gretzky ... This is what Michigan State mascot Sparty looked like in 1966 ... Cristiano Ronaldo got naked during a cover shoot for Vogue Espana with girlfriend Irina Shayk ... Ray J gave Kanye West and Kim Kardashian a very thoughtful wedding gift ... The most fuel efficient gas cars of all time ... The 11 best celebrity Twitter bios ... Follow me on Twitter and follow Hot Clicks on Facebook.
Vote For Sammy
Metta World Peace weighs in on the Beverly Hills High School student government elections.
The Johnny Cleveland Rap Song
Congrats to The Aubrey Taylor Experiment for coming up with this gem.
Nic Cage Rules
Nicolas Cage makes the greatest talk show entrance of all time during a 1992 appearance on The Michael McIntyre Chat Show. Check out the link on Uproxx as the GIF is even better than the video.
Stone Cold Video of the Day
Since today is Victoria Day, here's Victoria, Texas, native "Stone Cold" Steve Austin asking the important question, "What?"