Monday April 27th, 2015

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J.J. Watt Can Help You Skip Work

J.J. Watt is hosting a charity softball game in Houston on Friday that pits the Texans offense against the defense. One fan bought tickets but has to work so she asked Watt to write a letter excusing her from the job for a day. And Watt obliged, penning a convincing letter to the woman's boss. He even wrote it on his own stationary, which is how I remembered his first name is Justin.  Take a look at our All-Initials NFL team to see what the other J stands for.

Jason Whitlock Update

Deadspin's Greg Howard has a must-read piece on Jason Whitlock and the problem with his yet-to-be-launched ESPN microsite. This is one of the best things I've read all year.

Kobe's Best Trash-Talking Moments

The first round of the NBA playoffs have been fun but the trash talk has been disappointing. Luckily, Complex has compiled Kobe Bryant's 15 most epic trash-talking moments, including this great video of him and Michael Jordan at the 2003 All-Star game.

Lovely Lady of the Day

Ted from Toronto requested Australian model Jennifer Hawkins. Solid request as Australia continues to represent in the LLOD department (click here for full-size gallery).

Best Hair in Baseball

Take a bow, Carlos Gomez. You've earned it.

Inside the World of Luxury Jets

Why aren't there aquariums on the planes I take?

Courtesy of Air Jet Designs

Brandon McCarthy Has Good Perspective

A Look at the Pacquiao-Mayweather Ticket

I Smell a Future Hot Clicks Giveaway

Paul Pierce: Hockey Fan

Mrs. Brady in the Nude

Gotta Be the Shoes

Odds & Ends

SI Swimsuit models at the White House Correspondents' Dinner ... Scottie Pippen's 20-year-old daughter was reportedly arrested for urinating in a hotel lobby ... Jose Andres, a world-renowned Spanish chef and restauranteur, saved a fan at Game 3 of the Wizards-Raptors series from choking on a sausage ... Jared Saltalamacchia returned to the Marlins from paternity leave and was promptly cut ... This is the biggest hockey goalie I've ever seen ... The Top 10 pay-per-view fights of all time ... Bill Burr is the best ... Peter King's NFL Mock Draft (and here's an anti-mock draft of players teams should pick but won't) ... Cubs super prospect Addison Russell injured a fan after his bat flew into the stands ... Safe to say the city of Calgary is all about the Flames right now ... Nothing like winning a cycling race and receiving a bunch of bananas ... You can help design Georgetown's new court ... Great story about how a shelter dog helped this boy with autism hug and kiss his mom for the first time ... This guy built a car entirely out of Legos.

Tandem Skiing 

Somehow, these two people do a backflip on one pair of skis. (H/T Reddit)

Beware of Streaker

A visiting fan of Southport FC runs on the field in his tighty-whiteys, takes a selfie with the goalkeeper then falls over and knocks down corner flag. I'm guessing alcohol was involved.

RIP Verne Gagne

Wrestling icon Verne Gagne passed away at age 89. Here's a 1977 bout between Gagne and Nikolai Volkoff.

Random Song of the Day

Hadn't heard Son Volt's Drown in months until it suddenly popped up on my playlist. That's the good thing about having 2,500 songs on a constant shuffle. Anyhow, great song. Enjoy your Tuesday!

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