Misspelled Jersey Alert
Time to add another to our ever-growing collection of misspelled jerseys; the Pistons somehow spelled the name of their best player (Andre Drummond) incorrectly. Drummond was clearly affected by the spelling error, going 0 for 5 from the field and finishing with two points in a 102–91 loss to the Bulls.
Cooking With Jon Gruden
Once again, a primetime NFL game was a snoozer, as the Eagles pounded the Panthers 45–21. On the bright side, the blowout allowed ESPN analyst Jon Gruden to show off his smoothie-making skills. Also of note: Cam Newton wore neon green cleats during pregame warmups, Mike Tirico confused Newton with Michael Vick and Darren Sproles showed that he is still difficult to tackle.
Superlatives with Metta World Peace
The Panda's Friend (aka Metta World Peace, Ron Artest), who is now playing in the Chinese Basketball Association, took to Twitter last night to single out some NBA Superlatives. Among my favorite of his awards are the All Shake-That Team, for the best cheerleaders (won by the Hornets, the Hawks, the Heat), and the Swaggiest NBA Player (won by Nick "Swaggy P" Young, of course).
Lovely Lady of the Day
Feel-Good Story of the Day
Michigan freshman guard Austin Hatch verbally committed to the Wolverines in June 2011. Nine days later, his father and stepmother were killed in a plane crash in which Hatch's dad had been the pilot. Hatch survived but was placed in a medically induced coma and missed two seasons of high school basketball. Eight years earlier, he had survived another plane crash that killed his mother and two siblings. Hatch's father had also been the pilot of that flight. Last night, Hatch scored his first collegiate points in Michigan's exhibition win over Wayne State. Amazing.
When Official Team Twitter Accounts Troll Their Own Team
Mitch McGary's Family of Snakes
A photo posted by Mitch McGary (@mitchmcgary_33) on
From the SI Vault
In honor of Sports Illustrated's 60th anniversary, SI.com is republishing 60 of the magazine's all-time best stories. Yesterday's selection was a doozy: David Halberstam's profile of Michael Jordan, the 1991 Sportsman of the Year.
Odds & Ends
Aaron Rodgers gave his teammates male stripper thongs ... The Mariners badly want Hanley Ramirez. Even if that isn't of any interest, you should still click on this link just for the shot of Ramirez's hair ... Sunday night's game betweekn the Packers and the Bears can be summed up perfectly by this photo of two babies ... Rob Fee, a writer for Ellen, is not an Eli Manning fan ... Phil Jackson did not appreciate Adam Silver's comments about the Triangle Offense ... The Senators are "welcoming an NHL crowd in soccer's image," according to The New York Times ... Jake Peavy plans to buy a San Francisco cable car and turn it into a mobile bar on his property in Alabama ... Kendrick Perkins is the NBA MVP, at least according to the voices in his head ... Bob Dylan almost made an HBO slapstick comedy with Larry Charles, who wrote for Seinfeld and directed Borat.
Dallas teammates Chandler Parsons and Tyson Chandler created this awesome commercial for their fictional law firm.
Ron Swanson and Nikola Pekovic Talk Meat
Thebo Gets Sefolosha'd
Iman Shumpert has nobody to pass to so he hurls the ball at the family jewels of poor Thebo Sefelosha. Ouch.
Leo at 40
Leonardo DiCaprio turns 40 today. He'll always be Luke to me.