Thursday's A.M. Hot Clicks: Scottie Pippen Meets Scottie Pippen Bust
Scottie Meets Scottie
Bulls legend Scottie Pippen was giving a tour of the United Center when he came across this bust of himself. And like any famous athlete looking at himself in the form of a bronze bust, Pippen gave it a dirty look.
The Jets Are Single and Hoping to Mingle
The Wall Street Journal has a great piece on how 11 players on the Jets are using Tinder and how the matchmaking app has become something to bond over in training camp. My favorite part is when cornerback Kyle Wilson said that he joined Tinder to meet women he wouldn't encounter otherwise and that football groupies don't appeal to him. "You don't want anything too easy," he said. You know, because swiping to the right and left is such hard work.
Attention Cleveland: You Have a Baseball Team
While Cleveland fans anxiously await the Johnny Manziel Era and LeBron James' second stint with the Cavs, I wanted to remind them that they still have a baseball team fighting for a wildcard spot. This message, of course, doesn't apply to the 1,000 or so fans who attended the first game of yesterday's doubleheader against the Diamondbacks.
Lovely Lady of the Day
Highest-Paid Female Athletes
Forbes came out with its annual list of highest-paid female athletes and Maria Sharapova ($24.4 million) landed in the top spot thanks to deals with Nike, Avon, Samsung, Tag Heuer, Evian and Head. For comparison, Floyd Mayweather is the highest-paid overall athlete ($105 million) and 33 male athletes earned more than Sharapova.
Concession Food Item of the Week
What happens when you combine mac and cheese, crab and hot dogs? Go to Camden Yards to find out.
From the SI Vault
A fresh-faced Magic Johnson poses during a 1978 SI photo shoot. The former Spartans and Lakers legend turned 55 today. Let's hope he can do better than Arby's for his birthday dinner. For more classic sports photos, visit the SI Vault on Twitter.
Odds & Ends
Tom Brady can't stop touching his offensive linemen's butts (or that of his wife, while we're on the subject) ... The 10 most underrated college football quarterbacks of 2014 ... Clay Matthews has a doppelganger who is 5 ... It was only a matter of time before the customized Josh Gordon/420 jerseys came out ... The Governor of Maine wrote Roger Goodell a letter and blasted him over the Ray Rice suspension ... Walmart got a little confused with its NFL teams and is selling this hybrid Chiefs/49ers jersey. It's perfect for Joe Montana (and nobody else) ... Twelve world records you can break during your lunch hour ... Eight celebs who are great at the last thing you'd expect. Did you know Sean Connery was a bodybuilder?
Throwback Thursday (1986): Terry Funk Calls Out Sports Illustrated
I was watching an early 1986 Saturday Night's Main Event the other night when suddenly I heard Terry Funk rambling on about Sports Illustrated. Apparently, he was not pleased with our decision to put Hulk Hogan on the cover. It is tremendous and proved once again that the WWE Network is the greatest thing ever.
Throwback Thursday: Terry Funk goes off on Sports Illustrated for putting Hulk Hogan on its cover. Interview originally aired in Jan. 1986 after Hogan's SI cover came out (footage courtesy of WWE Network).
Robin Ventura Goes Bonkers
The White Sox manager was not happy with the umps last night after they overturned a call.
Robin Ventura Goes Bonkers, Throwback Thursday Edition
I'll take any excuse to show this 1993 fight between Robin Ventura and Nolan Ryan.
Pete Maravich and George Gervin play HORSE
Another gem from the Reddit NBA section.
Funny Local News Interviews
In honor of Noah "Apparently" Ritter, World Wide Interweb compiled the funniest local news interviews.