Giancarlo Stanton Gets Body Painted
Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton signed a $325 million deal in November, but his most memorable off-season moment happened last Thursday when he was body painted with the help of Swimsuit model Erin Heatherton. The story about Stanton's transition into the model slugger (get it?) is a must-read. When you finish, go vote for Erin (an enormous Chicago Bulls fan, FYI) in the SI Swimsuit Rookie of the Year contest. Voting ends Friday.
Eric Lindros Sues Former NHL Referee
Over the summer, Paul Stewart wrote a Huffington Post story about life as an NHL referee and shared a not-so-flattering story about Eric Lindros. To summarize, Stewart wanted Lindros (then just 19-years-old) and teammate Mark Recchi to sign some posters for a charity auction, but Lindros tore up all the posters when he realized they were for Stewart. Lindros clearly didn't enjoy the story and has filed a $250,000 lawsuit against Stewart and the Huff Post.
Your New Bacon-Eating Champion
I'm a few days late on this but congrats to competitive eater Matt Stonie, who on Sunday broke the record for the largest amount of bacon consumed in five minutes (182 slices). As coach Taylor said, "Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose."
P.M. Lovely Lady of the Day
Leave Little LeBron Alone
That is the message Big LeBron has to colleges making scholarship offers to his 10-year-old son.
This Tidbit Blew Me Away
Sneaky, Sneaky Nike
Steph Curry Makes Two New Friends
Tom Brady Has Fun With Photoshop
Whoever is running Tom Brady's Facebook page deserves a raise.
Odds & Ends
An astronaut showed off his Orioles fandom while in space ... Derrick Rose's latest injury will cost Adidas a big pile of money ... Tonight's episode of Modern Family was shot almost entirely on iPhones and iPads ... Robinson Cano was 20 pounds heavier last season due to the Seattle weather ... Gallery: Famous boxing fans.... Why can't there be an underground lingerie show during my morning commute? ... Rough night of travel for the Wisconsin basketball team ... Enjoyed this story on how the ladies love ESPN's Arash Markazi. I've hung out with Arash a few times (he used to work at SI.com) and this story is accurate ... Also enjoyed Anastasia Ashley in this Zubaz-esque workout outfit and in this body paint spoof video.
NASCAR Fan of the Day
This 7-year-old lays down a rap about all the drivers.
America's Next Great Musician
Trent Harris, the 2-year-old son of Bengals long-snapper Clark Harris, sings the national anthem at a high school basketball game.
Maryland Student Flash Mob
Fantastic work by the Terps on this one.
Marley and Me
This dog gets down to some Bob Marley. This is from earlier this month but I totally missed it.
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