Jordan Cameron Is Smart
Saints tight end Jimmy Graham lost around $5 million in arbitration on Wednesday when it was ruled that he was a tight end (average salary: $7.035 million) instead of wide receiver (average salary: $12.312 million).The arbitrator even used Graham's Twitter bio, which states that he's a tight end, as proof that he isn't a receiver. Browns tight end Jordan Cameron doesn't want to suffer the same fate so he made a slight adjustment to his Twitter bio. It now reads "Pro Bowl pass catcher" instead of "Pro Bowl tight end." But that has nothing to do with the headline. Cameron is smart because he is taking a pilates class, which is the most underrated way to pick up girls (or a close second to taking a yoga class). Of course, Cameron is dating Erin Heatherton, a Victoria's Secret model, so he has things all figured out.
Did Kobe Get Fat?
Photos of Kobe with an ample gut are making their way around the internet, and it certainly looks as if he's enjoying his time off the court. Granted, Bryant is shirtless in the pictures, but I remain skeptical. After all, Derek "Eater" Jeter appeared looking hefty on the cover of the New York Post a couple of years back, but it was just a bad photo.
Syracuse Fans Love Their Tattoos
The Triple A Syracuse Chiefs offered free tickets for life to the first 36 fans on Tuesday night who were willing to get a tattoo of the team logo. People started lining up at noon to make sure they were one of the lucky 36 (very random number, by the way), and late-arriving fans had to be turned away because the quota had already been met.
Lovely Lady of the Day
Tami Donaldson wore the red, white and blue for a Bikini Team photo shoot. And seeing that tomorrow is July 4th, it is my patriotic duty to link to said gallery and make her today's LLOD.
Chipper Jones To The Rescue
In yesterday's P.M. Hot Clicks, I linked to the story of Texas Tech cheerleader Kendall Jones, who posted Facebook photos of her and the dead animals she had killed on hunting trips to Africa. This, unsurprisingly, upset many people and even led to a petition for the photos to be taken down. Jones, however, has one prominent person in her corner ... Chipper Jones. The Braves legend took to Twitter to defend Jones and suggested that the haters take some Prozac and find a better cause.
College Football's Top 10 Scoreboards
We've officially reached the dead part of the sports calendar, hence, a Hot Clicks item on best scoreboards.
From the SI Vault
Bobby Bonilla made more this month than you will likely make over the next decade. How depressing is that? The former Mets outfielder receives a check from the team for $1,193,248.20 every July 1 through 2035 due to a deferral clause from when New York bought out his contract before the 2000 season. For more classic sports photos, visit the SI Vault on Twitter.
Odds and Ends
Louis Zamperini died yesterday at the age of 97. The 1936 U.S. Olympian, and the subject of Laura Hillenbrand's book Unbroken, was tortured daily while he was a Japanese POW during World War II ... Mark Mulder watched Moneyball for the first time on Wednesday night and provided commentary on Twitter ... The USMNT are a 50-1 longshot to win the 2018 World Cup ... The Rockies turned a triple play on Wednesday night ... Projecting the 2018 U.S. World Cup roster ... DeAndre Jordan seems to be enjoying himself in Amsterdam ... A video game umpire showed Yasiel Puig the proper way to execute a bat flip ... Joel Embiid is quickly becoming my favorite rookie ... A look at celebrities and their little-known body deformities ... A 1931 letter written by a Maine school teacher was finally delivered (83 years later) ... An update on Weird Al Yankovic, who isn't that weird anymore ... Former Full House star Dave Coulier, 54, married a 31-year-old photographer. Good score for Uncle Joey!
Drawing Lionel Messi
Seinfeld and Sports
Some guy at Fox Sports compiled the 20 best sports moments from Seinfeld in honor of the show's 25th anniversary. This scene, featuring Larry David as George Steinbrenner, remains my favorite.
Red Sox Analyst Loses Tooth
Jerry Remy actually lost a tooth during last night's broadcast, and play-by-play man Don Orsillo wants him to put it right back in.
Turtle and Dog Play Soccer
Seems like everyone has World Cup Fever.