Monday's A.M. Hot Clicks: Curse of Justin Bieber Plagues Pittsburgh
Curse of Justin Bieber
Pittsburgh's Belieber population took a big hit on Sunday. The pop star made a surprise visit to the Steelers’ Bible study on Saturday before their game against the 1–8 Jets. Sure enough, on Sunday Pittsburgh was outplayed and embarrassed by New York, prompting angry Steelers fans to curse Bieber on Twitter. Since you asked, here's our compilation of Bieber's best and worst sports moments.
NFL Week 10 superlatives ... The Broncos beat up on the Raiders 41–17, which led to this awesome moment when Peyton Manning's backup, Brock Osweiler, thought that he might actually get some playing time ... Cardinals receiver John Brown had both the best catch and the best TD celebration of the day ... Jets center Nick Mangold gave Pittsburgh's Mike Mitchell a WWE-style backflip as the Steelers tried a shady over-the-top dive when New York was in its victory formation. Speaking of, did you know that there was a wrestler named Nick Mitchell who used to date A-Rod's girlfriend, Torrie Wilson? ... Jimmy Graham not only saw his game-winning touchdown called back, he was also molested a bit by an overzealous Saints fan (who was wearing a Joker costume) while celebrating a touchdown. The 49ers ended up winning the game thanks to this bizarre overtime field goal ... Dez Bryant continues to be really good ... So does Odell Beckham Jr. ... And Aaron Rodgers ... Mario Williams wore these scary red contacts for the game between the Bills and the Chiefs while Andy Reid's doppelganger also made an appearance.
College Football Notes
As usual, catch up on all the weekend's action with Martin Rickman's Between the Hashes and Andy Staples's Punt, Pass and Pork. My three favorite items from the weekend are all the LSU fans painting their dogs like tigers, Urban Meyer and his wife making out in the middle of Spartan Stadium and Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz never giving up.
Lovely Lady of the Day
Matt from Seattle requested Tali Salo as a Lovely Lady of the Day. I actually featured her in August, but my official rule is not to feature the same girl in a 45-day period, so she's safe (click here for full-size gallery).
Carmelo Anthony: Fashion Icon
This Did Not Go As Planned
Plaxico Burress Makes Good Joke
Bill Clinton's New Friends
From the SI Vault
Jim Kelly and Frank Reich don't play by the rules, as the duo proved in this 1993 photo at the Berlin Wall. Notice the two quarterbacks holding up a sign requesting that no photos be taken. Yesterday marked the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, which marked the end of the Cold War and paved the way for a united Germany. For more classic sports photos, visit the SI Vault on Twitter.
Odds & Ends
The 7 best repurposed stadiums ... A total of $160 kept the Kings from playing with six defenseman on Saturday ... Justin Verlander. Great pitcher. Bad cook ... Mark Cuban suggested that the Thunder should punt this season and try to get a high lottery pick ... Tyler Zeller is the NBA's most efficient player right now ... Aldon Smith is paying $661,000 to play football this season ... UNC men's basketball players took 35 bogus classes during their 2004–05 national championship season ... Macauley Culkin is alive and well, despite rumors of his death ... The New York Times profiled a professional pot critic ... How to find the best type of beard for your face.
Six-Pack of Highlights
The best sports action from Sunday.
Local Commercial of the Day
Thunder players inhale helium for a Hyundai dealership. This is the best thing Kendrick Perkins had done since joining Oklahoma City in 2011.
Ron Burgundy vs. Ron Jeremy
Gus Johnson confuses the two icons.
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Fake Movie Ads
A supercut of fake ads in movies.
Too Many Cooks
If you haven't seen this yet, carve out some time and get ready to have this song embedded in your head for the next week.