Poor Cam Newton
It's been a rough few months for Cam Newton. He was in a December car crash that left him with two transverse process fractures in his lower back. After going 12-4 in 2013, the Panthers finished the 2014 season under .500 and barely made the playoffs before a one-and-done exit. Then it was discovered that teammate Chris Ogbonnaya played an elaborate prank on him by pretending to be Nigerian all season even though he's from Texas. But all of that pales in comparison to Monday, when an elementary school student ripped him to shreds in the school paper.
This really annoyed me. The MLB Players Association is livid because the Cubs are sending Kris Bryant to Triple-A for the first 10 games of the season. In doing this, it pushes Bryant's free agency back another season. The MLBPA feels this is unfair. You know what's unfair? The average salary of a MLB player in 2014 was $3.82 million while the median salary of an Army staff sergeant in 2014 was $31,521. I know Bryant has been one of the best players this spring training, but baseball players are rich beyond belief and nobody wants to hear your complaining. Rant over.
Ohio State Zings Michigan
Ohio State loves its dogs. It loves dogs so much that the school set up a fire hydrant outside its College of Veterinary Medicine since dogs like nothing more than a nice fire hydrant to relieve themselves. Especially if it looks like this.
Lovely Lady of the Day
Shawn in Detroit requested Shay Mitchell as LLOD. I see no reason not to fulfill his request (click here for full-size gallery).
100 Years of Fitness in 100 Seconds
From slow stretching to fast Zumba, a look at all the exercise fads of the past century in one time-lapse video. This is pretty cool.
Don't Look Down!
Playboy.com (which is SFW) has a fascinating story about discovering the blueprints for a construction project involving underground tunnels that would connect the Playboy Mansion with the nearby homes of Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty, Kirk Douglas and James Caan.
Failed Vikings Become WWE Superstars
Chris Kaman's Biggest Fan
Tom Izzo is Mr. March
Gasol-Mania Running Wild
Joel Embiid Dance Party
Odds & Ends
Mike Napoli hit a broken-bat home run during Monday's Red Sox-Twins game ... Kyle Korver went on an 11-0 run against the Bucks in just over a minute ... Abby Wambach and Sydney Leroux were traded in a NWSL blockbuster ... What's a spring training practice without a DJ in the middle of the field ... A bisexual NFL player was offended at Michael Sam's recent comments ... The best sports stories of March ... The Associated Press may dump the Redskins nickname from its NFL stories ... Dwight Howard gets a lot of grief but this was a pretty cool gesture ... The Dolphins are holding their annual swimsuit calendar shoot ... StubHub is suing TicketMaster and the Golden State Warriors ... Stanford is trying to make underwater rugby a thing on campus.
Never Seen This Before
Stars defenseman Patrik Nemeth somehow ends up with the puck wedged between his face and the visor of his helmet during Monday night's game against Calgary.
Hoverboard Trick Shots
Thanks to Bryan in Alabama for the link.
New Late Late Show host James Corden teams up with David Beckham for a hilarious (fake) underwear ad.
The Beckham/Corden skit got me thinking about my favorite all-time Saturday Night Live skit, starring Patrick Swayze and Chris Farley at a Chippendales audition.
This Dog Rules
Maple the Dog is a better drummer than I am. (H/T BroBible)