SI's Pete Thamel did a great profile of Rob Gronkowski, in which we learn about the tight end's deadly fear of mice, reluctance to change sheets and the party bus he bought from a church in Long Island. Sadly, the piece did not delve into the erotic fiction novel Gronk inspired. SI photographers have been covering Gronkowski since his college days. Here are some of our best pics of the Patriot.
Dwyane Wade really wants his son to go to Marquette, so he created a basketball court in his backyard in the school's colors. Judging from this 1982 photo of Doc Rivers strolling through campus, who can blame him?
StubHub vs. Angry Fan
An Oregon alum was able to grab four field-level seats to Monday's National Championship Game for $414/each on StubHub, which is the bargain of the century considering the seats come with all-inclusive food and drink. But things that seem too good to be true often aren't. When the man checked his credit card balance, he saw he was charged the actual price ($4,014 each) and StubHub had the price listed wrong. He (rightfully so) demanded to get the tickets at the lower price and even sent them screenshots of the transaction. But StubHub won't budge and is only offering him a $1,600 voucher for his troubles.
P.M. Lovely Lady of the Day
Ric Flair Surprises Sergio Brown
Last Sunday, Sergio Brown had one of the all-time great locker room celebrations when he mimicked pro wrestling legend Ric Flair in front of Ravens teammates. Brown was doing a spot on SiriusXM's NFL’s Opening Drive this morning when Flair called in to surprise him. Hilarity ensued.
Tara Reid Goes Bowling in Bra
Not sure why I felt the need to make this an item but bowling is a sport and Tara Reid fascinates me. Don't forget that she once hooked up with Tom Brady.
Concession Food Item of the Week
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Wisconsin Governor Talks Trash ...
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Bizarre Jake Plummer Vine of the Day
I've watched this 40 times. I don't understand it but I love it.
Odds & Ends
Seeing that it was -9 in Minnesota on Wednesday, the Timberwolves came up with a $9 discount for tickets to tonight's game. ... Someone at Wisconsin really should've used spellcheck before sending this out ... In honor of Jerry Jones and Chris Christie, here are four memorable moments in owner's box history ... Jimmy "Mouth of the South" Hart hosted '80s Night at USF ... The 10 greatest feuds in WWE history ... McDonald's Japan apologized for serving food with vinyl and human teeth ... Ranking the Top 50 TV series on Netflix ... I like the spunk of this 91-year-old great grandmother.
Matt Stafford Mic'd Up
The Lions QB reacts to the controversial pass interference non-call.
Hafid Yassin, a senior at Chief Sealth International High School (Seattle), has serious hops.
Bad Ref of the Day
A middle school ref in Oak Harbor, Wash., takes a phone call in the middle of a game.
Model on the Beach