Scenes From a Monday Night Snoozer
The Dolphins beat the Jets 16-13 in a lackluster Monday Night Football game that ESPN's Lisa Salters accurately summed up as "miserable" before the ball was even kicked off. Geno Smith, who wasn't introduced with the offensive starters, completed just 7-of-13 passes for 65 yards and no touchdowns. Rex Ryan called his team's 2-10 record "a joke" and ESPN's Twitter account got in on the Jets bashing. Meanwhile, Jon Gruden (the guy New York should do everything it can to hire) congratulated the Jets on their "signature win." The Dolphins improved to 7-5 and currently hold the last wildcard spot in the AFC.
Alexander Ovechkin Can Be Your Landlord
The Capitals star is renting his Arlington, Va., pad -- a four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom, single family detached house -- for $6,500/month. The property includes “gleaming hardwood floors” on the main level, a master bedroom with a sitting room and a whirlpool tub and separate shower in the master bath, a rec room with a wet bar and a rear deck. Pets are allowed.
New Couple Alert
According to the ever-reliable rumor mill, Caroline Wozniacki is dating Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan.
Lovely Lady of the Day
Jana Kramer turned 31 today and any excuse to post Jana Kramer photos is one I jump on (click here for full-size gallery).
I Guess I Have to Post This
I love Gronk. I hate Biebs. I hate that Gronk loves Biebs. But since this is on every other blog, I may as well post these photos of Rob Gronkowski and Justin Bieber hanging out in the Clippers locker room last night.
LeBron Weighs In
LeBron asked about Hoyer/Manziel: "I'm one of (Manziel's) biggest supporters ... He's part of the family so of course I want him out there"— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) December 1, 2014
Troll Job of the Day
Ain't No Party Like a Detroit Lions Ugly Christmas Sweater Party
DeSean Jackson and His Cake
From the SI Vault
On this day in 1991, Bobby Bonilla signed a five-year, $29 million contract with the Mets that made him the all-time highest paid baseball player. Bonilla was a disappointment and was eventually traded to the Orioles. He returned to New York in 1998 and was released after the 1999 season. The Mets, however, still owed him $5.9 million and struck a deal that would pay him an annual paycheck of $1.19 million starting in 2011 and ending in 2035. I wish SI would make that type of deal with me. For more classic sports photos, visit the SI Vault on Twitter.
Odds & Ends
Syracuse lost a football recruit because the coaches ignored all his messages ... Saturday's Alabama-Auburn game was the most watched college football game in ESPN history ... Tennessee students tried to steal home base at Vanderbilt's baseball stadium ... The Rangers gave Martin St. Louis this engraved stick for reaching 1,000 career points ... The 12 most thrilling buzzer-beaters of all time ... The 30 greatest mustaches in pro wrestling history ... Comprehensive guide to NBA baby names ... This 4-year-old already has a lot of game ... NBC is completely botching the final season of Parks & Recreation and I am not happy about it.
Six-Pack of Highlights
The best action from Monday in sports.
A Buffalo Bills Christmas
A family in Lancaster, N.Y., created this amazing tribute to the Bills.
Legos Video of the Day
Talking Dog of the Day
This video is about three years old and remains my favorite dog video of all time.