Thursday's A.M. Hot Clicks: San Francisco Celebrates Another Title
The Giants capped off a memorable World Series with a 3-2 Game 7 victory over the Royals to capture their third championship in five years. Madison Bumgarner dominated again, pitching five scoreless innings, but the representative from Chevy who awarded Bumgarner the MVP is all anyone is talking about. Pablo Sandoval celebrated the victory by wearing a Panda head while Bumgarner was too tired to shotgun six beers. Barry Bonds was among the fans partying at AT&T Park but did not partake in any couch-burning. You gotta feel happy for this lifelong Giants fan who never thought he'd live to see him team win a World Series.
In NBA News
Kemba Walker celebrated his new $48 million contract with a game-winning shot to lead Charlotte over Milwaukee. Lance Stephenson endeared himself to Hornets fans with this dunk ... Roy Hibbert submitted an early-season Oscar performance with this dive ... The Trail Blazers received motivational hammers so that they can keep grinding ... The Celtics pounded the Nets, leading Deron Williams to say his team 'looked like crap' ... The Knicks may have lost to the Bulls but Amare Stoudemire is a winner because he got to sing with Taylor Swift.
Think American Sports Fans are Nuts?
A huge group of fans from Moscow-based soccer clubs Spartak and Dynamo meet on a deserted highway and beat each other up. Then hug afterwards.
Lovely Lady of the Day
Sebastian Tretola for Heisman
It's about time a 6-foot-5, 350-pound offensive lineman with a 480.4 QB rating won college football's highest honor.
Russell Westbrook: Fashion Icon
Jose Canseco Finger Update
Rajon Rondo Sure Looks Different
Odds & Ends
Cowboys RB Joseph Randle made jokes as he was being booked for stealing underwear and cologne ... The Mother Jones Guide to Evil NBA Owners ... The Lakers are going to be really bad this season ... Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen pays tribute to Reservoir Dogs with his new goalie mask ... NFL midseason report ... 55 must-follow Twitter accounts guaranteed to make your day (Spoiler: SI Vault is No. 55) ... Life on the road with Janis Joplin ... Lego is the most influential toy of all time ... The fall TV cancellation watch.
Six-Pack of Highlights
120 Sports catches you up on yesterday's action.
Filmmaker Chris Bryan shoots professional surfers at 1,000 frames per second. (H/T For the Win)
I'm a Man! I'm 40!
You gotta give Mike Gundy credit for trying to cash in. Too bad someone beat him to the punch.
Not a Good Start
This marriage did not get off to a good start. (H/T Uproxx)