Friday August 29th, 2014

Texas A&M's New Hero

Kenny Hill :: Getty Images

Kenny Hill threw for 511 yards as No. 21 Texas A&M upset No. 9 South Carolina 52-28 to kick off the college football season. Hill's record-setting performance left Johnny Manziel excited and Steve Spurrier frustrated. Afterwards, the Aggies and coach Kevin Sumlin had a postgame celebration that would've made "Stone Cold" Steve Austin proud, while this College Station furniture store has to pay up for a $1 million sales promotion that didn't go its way.


Speaking of Johnny Manziel

It was a mixed bag for Johnny Manziel in the Browns final exhibition game. There were some good plays, some ugly plays and as SI's Doug Farrar points out, still too much randomness in his game. He also was tweaked by his former school's Twitter account and debuted a new Snickers commercial in which he plays Johnny Jamboogie.


I've Never Seen This Before

Vanderbilt's new uniforms almost cost the team four timeouts until an email saved the day. The Commodores wore special jerseys with the words "Anchor Down" (the team slogan) on the back instead of the players' names. The refs thought this violated a NCAA rule and were set to penalize Vandy a timeout per quarter, as per NCAA rules, until school officials showed them the email. The refs realized their error and the game went on as planned.


Lovely Lady of the Day

Jessica Lowndes is long overdue for LLOD honors. What better way to get ready for your Labor Day Weekend (click here for full-size gallery). Quick Note: There will be a P.M. Clicks today and another version on Monday. 


The Catcher Who Wears Perfume

Yes, you read that headline correctly. Royals catcher Salvador Perez started wearing Victoria's Secret perfume earlier this season and noticed he hit better while wearing it. And like most baseball players, if something is working, you don't stop doing it.


Bill Murray is the Best

The Independent League St. Paul Saints played their final home game at Midway Stadium yesterday and co-owner Bill Murray was on hand to greet fans and tear tickets.


From the SI Vault

Michael Jackson and Michael Jordan :: AP

Michael Jackson would've celebrated his 56th birthday today. In this 1992 photo, Jackson plays 1-on-1 against Michael Jordan during a cover shoot for Jackson's video Jam. For more classic sports photos, visit the SI Vault on Twitter.


Odds & Ends

Toronto mayor Rob Ford once coached a high school football team and made them roll around in "goose scat" ... Jake "The Snake" Roberts was hospitalized yesterday and has double pneumonia ... Grunting does make tennis players perform better ... A ranking of Kevin Arnold's romantic flings on The Wonder Years ... The best supermodel photobombs ... This is the world's most expensive apartment.


The Evolution of Madden

A look back at the popular video game, from its first edition in 1989 until today.


Japanese Player Tries to Hit 186 MPH Fastball

Former Nippon Pro Baseball home-run king Takashi Yamasaki attempts to hit a 186 mph fastball. It doesn't go well. 


Novak Djokovic Dance Party

The Serbian tennis star gets Fancy at the U.S. Open.


Magic Johnson for 7-Up

Came across this 1981 ad featuring Magic Johnson. Enjoy.

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