Baseball's $100 Million Men
Jon Lester (who signed a six-year, $155 million deal with the Cubs) and Giancarlo Stanton (who signed a 13-year, $325 million deal with the Marlins) probably won't be using their 20% off coupons from Bed, Bath and Beyond. Here's a look at all 54 MLB players who have signed $100 million contracts.
Adventures of Rob Gronkowski and Tim Tebow
It's hard to find two football players with less in common, but for the sake of brevity I am combining them into one item. Rob Gronkowski appears in the latest issue of ESPN the Magazine posing (sometimes shirtless) with various kittens. Its as weird as it sounds. Tim Tebow, meanwhile, visited Disney World and dressed like a Jedi.
Baseball's Best Grass
Congrats to Ben Young, the head groundskeeper for the AA Altoona Curve in Pennsylvania, who was named the winner of the Sports Turf Managers Association’s second Mowing Patterns Contest. Here are some of Young's best outfield grass creations.
P.M. Lovely Lady of the Day
In honor of the big news that Bo Jackson will now be a playable character in Madden, I searched for the best-looking Bo I could find and came across Bo Koehler, who certainly makes the name proud (click here for full-size gallery).
ESPN vs. ESPN
Concession Food Item of the Week
What's better than a fried twinkie? A double-fried twinkie (along with a choice of caramel, strawberries, raspberries and chocolate), which you can find at the FedEx Forum, home of the Memphis Grizzlies. And it's just $4!
College Football National Championship Ring
Be the Cool Friend!
Dallas Stars Video Board Trolls Winnipeg
Barry Bonds and his Girlfriend in a Car
Tom Brady is in Heaven
Odds & Ends
SI's All-Atrocious team, featuring the worst starters in the NBA ... People on Twitter are upset about the font choice of the "I Can't Breathe" t-shirts NBA players have been wearing this week ... An infographic on how sports makes people happy ... Carmelo Anthony reportedly threatened to beat up teammate Tim Hardaway Jr. ... Owners of the Cornwall River Kings went MIA and fans had to pass around the hat to pay the players ... Live in Long Island? Want a puppy? Visit the North Shore Animal League ... David Letterman announced the date of his final broadcast ... This Chinese food customer and Harvard Business School associate professor really wanted his overcharged $4 back ... A Michigan college is offering a class on Orange in the New Black.
Time Lapse Video of the Day
Syracuse's Carrier Dome is transformed from basketball court to hockey rink.
Jam or Not a Jam?
Members of the Toronto Raptors discuss their musical tastes.
Allie, a 12-year-old yellow Labrador retriever, figures out how to open the fridge while her owner is away. (H/T PeoplePets)
Music Video of the Day
On this day in 1984, Hall and Oates' Out of Touch was No. 1 on the Billboard charts. Here's a live version of the song from a 2003 concert.
Music Video of the Day, Part 2
If you haven't heard Garfunkel and Oates by now, look up their stuff on YouTube. This is one of my favorites, titled Pregnant Women are Smug.