Thursday January 15th, 2015

NFL's Best Conference Championship Games

The NFL conference championships are on Sunday and The MMQB's Andy Benoit has a great breakdown of both games. While we're waiting on those to kick off, here's a look back at the NFL's Best Conference Championship games.

No Cheese For You

An important message to all the cheese-eaters living in Seattle: Douglas Schulze, the city manager of the City of Bainbridge Island in Kitsap County, Wash., has instituted a ban on cheese possession and consumption for tomorrow. The question is, can Green Bay fans survive a ban on coffee?

Major WAG Update

Irina Shayk, who wore this dress 20 months ago (I'm still not over it), is now single. According to reports in Spanish media, Shayk is no longer with longtime boyfriend Cristiano Ronaldo and was nowhere to be found on Monday when he won the Balloon d'Or Award. I say it's all the Ronaldo Yelling memes that finally broke her. If the news is true and she's indeed single, I have the perfect guy for her. 

Throwback Lovely Lady of the Day


SI Swimsuit season is here. The 2015 issue comes out in just over four weeks and then it's off to Nashville for launch week. In the meantime, here's the cover girl of the 2005 issue, Carolyn Murphy, who earns Throwback LLOD honors this week (click here for full-size gallery). 

Barefoot Runner of the Day

Congrats to marathon runner Eddie Vega, who ran 2,646.2 (101 full marathons), without shoes in 2014. While I agree that he's a little nutty for doing this, Vega raised over $12,000 for Soles4Souls, a program that donates shoes and clothing in order to combat global poverty.

Concession Food Item of the Week

Going to The Link for Seahawks-Packers? Try The Bam Bam Kam Turkey Leg, an enormous turkey leg branded with No. 31 in honor of Kam Chancellor. 

Jim Harbaugh Wins Twitter

Update (4:01 p.m.): This response is from a fake Jim Harbaugh Twitter account. They fooled me. I apologize.

Two Bulldogs Go to a Restaurant

For Movie Fans

Magic Johnson Burke 

Odds & Ends

Good piece on former college and pro football players getting work in Hollywood as body doubles for big NFL stars ... The Raptors are making plans to sign Andrew Wiggins as a free agent in 2021 ... Not sure what to make of Carlos Martinez's new haircut ... From the SI Vault: Frank Deford's 1981 profile of Bob Knight ... Super Bowl tickets are averaging over $3,000 ... The cast of Wet Hot American Summer has been finalized (and it includes the highly underrated Lake Bell) ... The Top 75 TV theme songs from the '80s and '90s ... Ten ways to upgrade your hot chocolate.

Do Your Job

Bill Belichick gives his struggling defense a pep talk in the second half of Sunday's Patriots-Ravens game.

Let it Tank

Kobe Bryant stars in the animated Frozen parody, Let it Tank. (H/T Bleacher Report)

Fans Getting Owned created this great super cut of fans running onto the field and getting owned.

Price is Right Fail

George Gray (no relation) tries to get too fancy while describing a product.

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