Friday February 20th, 2015

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Academy Awards Preview

I only saw four movies at the theater this year -- Gone Girl (pretty good), Fault in our Stars (depressing; wife made me go), Unbroken (book was much better) and Divergent (feel asleep halfway through) -- so I'm probably not qualified to give any type of Oscars review. I'll leave that to the experts. In the meantime, here's a list of the 2014 box office leaders and the above gallery of sports movies at the Academy Awards to get you ready for Sunday night. (click here for full-size gallery).

Charles Barkley Turns 52

Charles Barkley turned 52 today and we are celebrating with these 52 random quotes and facts about the Hall of Famer. Did you know he successfully wrote off thousands in fines for fighting and other transgressions as "ordinary expenses" on his taxes? 

Top 10 Announcing Meltdowns

In honor of Bobby Knight, Awful Announcing has compiled the 10 all-time announcing meltdowns in sports history. This Chris Berman clip, which didn't make the list, is my all-time favorite. Just put on your headphones as the language gets salty.

P.M. Lovely Lady of the Day

There was a flurry of NBA trade activity yesterday but the Hornets did not make a move. They are obviously counting on secret weapon Laken Michee, a member of the Honey Bees, to lead them to glory  (click here for full-size gallery).

Parks and Recreation Athlete Cameos

From Andrew Luck to John Cena, a look at all the athletes who have appeared on the NBC show.

Angry Coach of the Day

Stay away from Idaho coach Don Verlin. He's in quite the mood.

Most Unique Glove in Baseball

BFF Club Meets at NFL Combine

Poor Pablo

Great Moments in Pizza Art

Who knew pizza art was such a big thing?

Just Because It's His Birthday

Odds & Ends

From the Vault: Photos of Kevin Garnett's first tenure in Minnesota ... Travel aliases for the 2012-13 Knicks. Steve Novak (a.k.a. - Bud Weiser) is my favorite ... Bill Belichick refuses to let any barbecue sauce go to waste ... Ranking all the NBA Trade Deadline deals ... A Dodgers prospect lost 20 pounds by eating fewer tacos ... The Nationals are excited about Star Wars Day on July 19 ... The Rams hired former Seminole and Panther Chris Weinke as their new QB coach ... A look at where straight-to-NBA players would've attended college ... Carson councilman Albert Robles is excited about the potential new stadium for the Chargers and Raiders ... Funniest GIFs of the Week ... Hottest Celebrity Instagrams of the Week ... A ranking of every Rihanna song ... A ranking of every Nirvana song. Galleries: Floyd Mayweather's greatest hits; Manny Pacquiao's greatest hits after news broke Friday that their long-awaited fight will take place May 2 in Las Vegas.

Ryan Johansen. You're My Hero

Blue Jackets forward Nick Foligno lost a bet to teammate Ryan Johansen and was forced to make this ad. As you can tell, he's thrilled about it. 

Cell Phone Ping Pong

New Zealand table tennis pro Matt Hetherington is so good he can dominate with a cell phone (or cell phone battery) instead of a paddle.

Behind the Scenes With Erin Heatherton

Meet the newest SI Swimsuit model and vote in the Rookie of the Year contest.


Frasier Sings Frasier Theme Song

I get teased relentlessly for my love of Frasier but I don't care. It's a great show. And since Kelsey Grammar turns 60 on Sunday, I felt compelled to link to this video. Good night, Seattle!

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