Why didn't I go to Arizona State? Why didn't I go to Arizona State? Sorry, just spent 10 minutes looking at the photo above and kicking myself in the rear. Anyhow, here are this week's installment of the top fans, including these two future LLODs proudly showing off their ASU pitchforks.
World Series Preview
The Royals and Giants face off tonight in Game 1 of the World Series. Here is SI's position-by-position breakdown and expert predictions on the series. The Royals, playing in their first championship in 29 years, nearly had their season derailed by a video game while the Giants are hoping the Modern Family guy doesn't distract them. David Ortiz surprised three military families with tickets to tonight's game, where they will be honored during the seventh inning stretch. Our friends at ManCrates are getting into the swing of things by offering a $10,000 Royals barware set, which includes a flight to San Francisco, a ticket to the game and the barware set (normally priced at $80.99). And if all that doesn't get you excited, here's a collection of World Series WAGs.
Eddie Vedder, Future NFL GM
Pearl Jam played Milwaukee's Bradley Center on Monday and Aaron Rodgers was among the fans in attendance. Eddie Vedder, a lifelong Bears fan, told the crowd that he spoke with Rodgers backstage and asked if he'd be interested in being traded to the Bears for Jay Cutler. Rodgers responded by laughing profusely at the offer. The band then proceeded to play the entire Yield album (start to finish) for the first time ever and covered I Won't Back Down in honor of Tom Petty's 64th birthday.
Lovely Lady Round-Up
Melody Rae Kandil celebrated a birthday yesterday and she told me her one wish was to be a LLOD. Now go follow her on Instagram (click here for full-size gallery) ... The Jaguars swimming pool makes me want to go to a Jaguars game ... Cora Skinner looks good in lingerie ... What happened to Renee Zellweger's face?
Hot Clicks Giveaway: SI NBA Book
Sports Illustrated Basketball's Greatest hit book stores this week and it's a doozy. To create the book, SI polled a bunch of experts to determine the Top 10 players in more than 20 categories (everything from Best Point Guards to Best Single-Season Teams). The rankings appear alongside stunning photography and classic stories from SI's archives. As luck would have it, I have two copies, which I'll send to the 50th and 100th person who emails me (email@example.com) the name of the actors in today's A.M. Clicks Vault Photo. You may recognize them from a certain sitcom from yesteryear. Make the subject line "SI NBA Book."
Update (6:32 a.m.): Contest is closed. Winners will be notified. More giveaways coming this week.
Dog Voices Opinion on Tennessee
This Week's SI Cover
This Week's (Regional) SI Cover
Odds & Ends
The NBA Entertainment rankings ... Pat McAfee had the tweet of the day (or a close second to the dog pooping on Tennessee hat) ... Now you can see how your golf swing stacks up against the pros ... The highest-paid MLB players by position (none of which are playing in the World Series) ... Oregon students played beer pong in the stands of Saturday's game against Washington ... Todd Gurley wore a 'Free Todd Gurley' shirt ... The Falcons really need some help with their European geography ... This is what a cheeseburger stuffed inside a donut looks like ... The best soundtracks of all time.
Peyton Manning, Mic'd Up
The Broncos QB was mic'd up on Sunday when he broke the all-time touchdown record. It'll be featured on Inside the NFL tonight.
Shot of the Day
Blaz Mahkovic of the Slovenian Basketball League made a ridiculous behind-the-basket shot over the weekend. He did it again in practice yesterday.
Allen Iverson and Nelly Play HORSE
Someone at Vice decided it would be a good idea for Allen Iverson and Nelly to play HORSE. That person deserves a raise.
Pancake Art Video of the Day
This video popped up on my Twitter feed and has 16.5 million views, so I apologize if you're one of them. If not, enjoy.
An Interesting Led Zeppelin Story
Guitar legend Jimmy Page spoke to radio.com and told an interesting story about the song D'yer Maker. "I don’t think you’ll get the joke, Page said. "This is the sort of thing where we put a joke in, as a title, and then nobody understands it. Here’s the joke: it’s a musical joke, I don’t expect you to laugh. The first man says, “My wife went on holiday.” And the second man says, “Jamaica?” As in, the island of Jamaica. And he says, “No, she went on her own accord.” So, in other words, “Did you make her” [became D'yer Mak'er"]. We didn’t make any other jokes in the key of G. It was a reggae thing, and that’s why it was called “D’yer Mak’er.”