How's it going everyone? Pete Blackburn back with you here this afternoon while Andy continues to help work on the upcoming Swimsuit Issue. He'll be back tomorrow, but you can keep up with all the latest clicks by following me on the Twitter dot com - @PeteBlackburn.
Don't Mess With Dan Patrick
Colin Cowherd and Dan Patrick are currently entrenched in a sports media catfight, and it seriously heated up on Tuesday morning. After Cowherd questioned Patrick's work ethic earlier in the week, Dan fired back in fantastic fashion on his show today. I, for one, am anxiously anticipating Cowherd's response.
CBS Sports and Turner announced today that Bill Raftery and Grant Hill will be joining Jim Nantz on broadcasting duties for this year's Final Four, which should make college basketball fans very, very excited.
Lance's Fall From Grace Continues
Lance Armstrong was reportedly behind the wheel for a hit-and-run involving two parked cars after a night of partying back in December, but the disgraced cyclist let his girlfriend take the blame to avoid the national spotlight. No such luck, I guess.
Lovely Lady of the Day
Actress and everyone's favorite stage-five clinger Isla Fisher turned 39 today, which is pretty hard to believe considering she doesn't look a day over 30. To celebrate, we're giving her this afternoon's LLOD honors. (Click here for full-sized gallery).
Do Not Leave Russell Westbrook Hanging
I repeat: Do NOT leave Russell Westbrook hanging. Jeremy Lamb learned that lesson the hard (and very scary) way last night.
This Week's Cover
Kevin Durant Pulling No Punches
Chris Palmer on Nick Collison's new extension:
Dude who averages 3 pts & 3 rebs gets 2-year/$8M extension. No wonder they won't make the playoffs.— Chris Martin Palmer (@ChrisPalmerNBA) February 3, 2015
Kevin Durant on Chris Palmer:
Let's Just Hope This Isn't Real
Dickie V is still loving life, and can you blame him?
A video posted by Dick Vitale (@dickiev_espn) on
Odds & Ends
The hottest SI Swimsuit rookies over the years... Tom Brady is giving his Super Bowl MVP truck to Malcolm Butler... Gronk spiked a bouquet of roses for a very giddy TMZ camera crew...Russell Wilson ditched his beard & shaggy locks shortly after Super Bowl... Left Shark got its own hockey jersey... This OKC Thunder fan seems like a fun dude... Something about Paris Hilton seems, um, different... 'To Kill A Mockingbird' author Harper Lee is releasing her second novel -- which is "essentially a sequel" to her only published work -- this summer.
Totally Reasonable Reaction
Diving head-first through your TV isn't going to fix the Seahawks' play-calling... but knock yourself out, pal.
All About That Cake
For some reason or another, UFC fighter Daniel Cormier decided to remix Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass" with some new food-inspired lyrics. Pretty hilarious.
This sick goal comes from Raphael Kaefer of Germany's EHC Kolstersee over the weekend, and it’s one of the better goals you’ll see in 2015.