The Simpsons and The Stanley Cup
The Simpsons marathon is in full swing on Fxx and SI's Allan Muir has a rundown of the show's many hockey references over the years. Among them is the 1998 episode in which Krusty the Klown went on a bender and drank out of (and then threw up into) the Stanley Cup. This didn't please the NHL, which sent a cease and desist letter to the show's producers. They ignored the threat, the episode aired and 16 years later, I have a nice lead item for Hot Clicks.
And Then a Hero Comes Along
USC's Josh Shaw was hanging out with family in his hometown of Palmdale, Calif., over the weekend when he looked out the window and saw his seven-year-old nephew drowning in a swimming pool. Without hesitation, Shaw jumped from a second floor window, sprained both his ankles upon landing and crawled to the pool and brought his nephew to safety.
Cleveland-Minnesota Make Another Major Trade
As Kevin Love adjusts to life in Cleveland, word came out of another major trade between Cleveland and Minnesota. SEA LIFE Minnesota, at Mall of America, has agreed to send the naming rights of "K-Love the Octopus" to the Greater Cleveland Aquarium in exchange for the name "Ocho." To be clear, no actual octopuses will be changing hands. It just made little sense to keep the K-Love name in Minnesota when the player he's named after is no longer with the city. Ocho was really a throwaway in the deal as the octopus formally known as K-Love will likely get an Andrew Wiggins-inspired name.
Lovely Lady of the Day
I used to think a basketball player in really short shorts (1985 Patrick Ewing and Akeem Olajuwon, for example) was a bad thing. But then Amanda Cerny proved me wrong and earns LLOD honors for doing so (click here for full-size gallery).
My New Favorite College Football Team
I have fully jumped on the Bucknell football bandwagon, solely because the team has the creepiest/most awesome profile photos of its players.
For the Ladies
John Calipari shirtless by the pool. Need I say more?
From the SI Vault
Happy 55th Birthday Stan Van Gundy. In this 2010 photo, the then-Magic coach stands on the sideline as Dwight Howard mimics him from behind. For more classic sports photos, visit the SI Vault on Twitter.
Odds & Ends
Was Seth Meyers funny as Emmys host? ... Tim Tebow granted a wish to a Virginia player suffering from Ehlers-Danlos syndrome ... Sarah Palin sides with Mike Ditka in the Redskins team name controversy ... The Jamaica ice hockey team held its first tryout in Canada ... The Little League CEO made $430,000 last year, which is two times the average for a similar-sized nonprofit ... What it costs to raise a U.S. Open champ ... There is now a pizza vending machine in Croatia. You pick the toppings and it bakes it right there ... This post making fun of Anthropologie furniture is tremendous ... Twelve vintage school supplies you can still purchase (Trapper Keeper, anyone?).
Miss Honey is Back
Arkansas' biggest fan returns with another memorable performance.
Tommy Heinsohn and Bob Uecker in 1986
Heinsohn, who turned 80 today, joins Uecker in a viewing of Halley's Comet.
Day in the Life of a Pizza Pan
A GoPro is attached to a pizza pan. The results are probably what you expected.
A cockatoo hooks up his hungry canine friends. (H/T Huff Post Comedy)