It's been the summer of hashtags in the NBA with the social media accounts of NBA teams creating their own #NBAmusicians, #NBASitcoms, #NBAMovies, #NBACartoons and even #NBAPokemon. Our friends at JinglePunks decided to get in on the fun by starting the #NFLMusicians hashtag with 12 NFL-inspired bands (Flock of Seahawks is my favorite). Can you do better? Create your own #NFLMusican photoshop and I'll post the best in a gallery next week.
About Last Night
The Ravens put aside all distractions and pounded the Steelers last night with a 26-6 rout. A group of Baltimore fans wore Ray Rice jerseys and Terrell Suggs took the field wearing a gladiator helmet. As for the game itself, Ben Roethlisberger got pummeled by Courtney Upshaw, which resulted in a 'roughing the passer' penalty, and John Harbaugh learned not to chest bump a 340-pound lineman. Other than that, it was pretty ho-hum.
The World's Longest Golf Club
The latest edition of the Guinness World Records is now on sale and I'll be giving away three copies in Monday's Hot Clicks. One record that caught my eye belongs to Karsten Maas, who created the world’s Longest Usable Golf Club. It measures 14 feet, 5 inches and has been used to drive a ball 542 feet at the ‘Golf in Wall’ in Wall, Germany.
Lovely Lady of the Day
Stacy Keibler is a former Ravens cheerleader, pro wrestling valet (Miss Hancock, anyone?), Dancing with the Stars contestant, George Clooney ex, new mother and most importantly, Hot Clicks LLOD. Check out the full-size gallery.
Weirdest Team Nicknames in Sports
From the Cairo (Ga.) Syrupmakers to the Scottsdale Community College Fighting Artichokes, Athlon Sports has the 40 weirdest nicknames in team sports.
What a Foul Ball Does to Your Face
In yesterday's Clicks, I mentioned the Bloomberg study that declared 1,750 baseball fans are inured each year by a foul ball hit into the stands. Vacativ took it a step further and scoured social media for photo documentation of what happens when fans get nailed by the balls. In other words, here's are photos of people who got injured by foul balls.
From the SI Vault
It's Yao Ming's 34th birthday and I'm celebrating with this incredible photo of the former Rockets center going for a jog. There is no trick photography or hidden effects. Yao is 7-foot-4 and these women are much shorter. It cracks me up every time. For more classic sports photos, visit the SI Vault on Twitter.
Odds & Ends
Nevada's Brock Henning, owner of the best hair in college football, cruises around campus in a camouflage golf cart ... Alex Rodriguez appears to have a profile on LinkedIn ... And Roger Goodell has one too (this one is not legit. The A-Rod one is) ... Vikings receiver Cordarrelle Patterson thinks he was dissed by Bill Belichick ... Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton was beaned in the face last night and will miss the rest of the season. Yankees third baseman Chase Headley was nailed in the chin and his status is uncertain ... James Brown did an excellent job handling the Ray Rice situation during CBS' coverage of the Steelers-Ravens game ... Ancient mud wrestling is the hottest thing in India right now ... Good work by MLB with this headline/pun ... Neil Young is now dating Daryl Hannah. This is upsetting on a number of levels ... Five books that can change your life.
Giancarlo Stanton and Reed Johnson both got beaned, leading to a bench-clearing brawl (I use that term loosely) in last night's Brewers-Marlins game. Warning: the video starts with Stanton getting beaned in the face.
KISS Honors Derek Jeter
This is just weird. (H/T Hall of Very Good)
Everyone Loves a Hail Mary
Houston QB John O’Korn finds Daniel Spencer in the end zone to close out the first half of last night's game against BYU.
Speaking of Hail Marys
May as well bust out the greatest Hail Mary of all time.