As a youngster, I spent hours trying to think of a way to make Kelly Kapowski break up with Zack Morris so she could date me. It turns out I wasn't alone. Clippers All-Star Chris Paul turned 29 yesterday and received the greatest gift ever - an autographed photo of Tiffani Thiessen (the actress who played Kapowski) in all her Saved by the Bell glory. Let's just hope Paul kept his excitement under control.
Randy Johnson Is Back
When we last heard from Randy Johnson, he was pursuing his post-baseball career as a photographer. Apparently the lure of baseball and bad Japanese television was too much to keep him off the mound. The Big Unit is now appearing on a Japanese game show in which celebrities get 10 pitches to try to get a hit off him. This is worth checking out for the throat-slash GIF alone.
Lamest Bet Ever
If the Rangers win the Stanley Cup, New York governor Andrew Cuomo will receive "an organic, lightly salted brown rice cake and a book on the history of California." If the Kings win, California governor Jerry Brown will receive "a Taste NY gift basket full of New York products like chicken wing sauce (but not wings) from Buffalo's Anchor Bar, wings and wine" as well as a "year-old hockey puck the governor had made up last year to commemorate a 'hat trick' of three straight on-time budgets." The Daily News has the details
Lovely Lady Of The Day
It's been a while since we featured Tiffany Toth as a LLOD. Let's rectify that now.
Real Men Get Pedicures
That's the story Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin are going with to explain Sunday's outing.
Yo Bartender. Jobu Has a Baseball Card
Last month we learned that Jobu, the voodoo doll from Major League, was getting his own bobblehead doll to celebrate the movie's 25th anniversary. Now comes word that Topps has created the first official Jobu baseball card as part of a spin-off set honoring the movie. Now someone needs to find Jesus Christ to see if he can hit a curveball to settle a quarter-century-old debate.
From the SI Vault
Congrats (I think) to retired outfielder David Justice, who will appear on Celebrity Wife Swap Tuesday night and trade spouses with Dweezil Zappa. Justice, who may be best known as the former Mr. Halle Berry, played in the famous 1992 Rock 'N Jock baseball game and hung out with Ken Griffey Jr. and Barry Bonds. For more classic sports photos, visit the SI Vault on Twitter.
Odds and Ends
Nike and Adidas released their 2014 NBA Draft hats ... The Broncos Super Bowl championship merchandise has been shipped to Africa ... This three-game series between two Oregon baseball teams was just a tad one-sided ... Phillies bench coach Larry Bowa destroyed his team in a radio interview, saying its performance isn't big league baseball ... CBS' Ken Berger has an extensive look at the 1994 NBA Finals between the Rockets and Knicks ... Pablo Sandoval's foul ball broke the computer of a Reds beat writer covering the game ... A look at the remaining cap space of every NFL team midway through the offseason ... Doritos is channeling Willy Wonka with its latest promotion ... Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage sported an all-star mullet while in high school ... The 10 best television shows of 2014.
When Interviews Go Wrong
In honor of National Running Day, here's a reporter foolishly trying to interview a runner in the middle of Sunday's Stockholm Marathon.
Top Stanley Cup Moments
Walk-Offs of the Week
Bloguin has a look at the week's best walk-offs, including this rare game-ending triple by Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski. And here's a rundown of each team's total walk-off wins and losses for the year.
Teens React to '90s Internet
This cracked me up.