Friday May 15th, 2015

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History of Madden NFL Covers

Odell Beckham Jr. won a fan poll earlier this week and landed a spot on the cover of Madden 2016. Beckham becomes the first Giants player to be on the Madden cover. I'm still a little spooked at how the game simulation taken before the Seahawks-Patriots Super Bowl managed to predict the exact score and circumstance of the game (Seahawks take 10-point lead, Patriots come back to win). Here's a look through the years at arguably the most popular sports video game franchise of all time.

12 Knockout Facts About Mike Tyson's Punch-Out

Rumors are swirling that Nintendo may bring Punch-Out back from the dead. To celebrate, Uproxx found 12 random facts about the popular game including the fact that Larry Holmes (not Tyson) was its original pro boxing endorser when Nintendo set up the game for arcades in 1984. In fact, the game isn't even called Mike Tyson's Punch-Out. It's just called Punch-Out. But I like to give Tyson credit since he's the reason most people played.

Mike Trout Appreciation Day

Dave Brown of CBS Sports created a petition so Barack Obama will create a Mike Trout Appreciation Day. I'd normally laugh at such a preposterous idea but fans in New England have ponied up nearly $16,000 to help Bob Kraft (net worth: $4.3 billion ) pay the Patriots $1 million Deflategate fine. So anything's possible.

P.M. Lovely Lady of the Day

Laura Dundovic is a model, presenter and former Miss Universe Australia. She earns today's LLOD honors (click here for full-size gallery). 

Hot Clicks Giveaway

This is one of the better giveaways we've had in a while. Wilson Sporting Goods presented each NFL first-round draft pick with a customized, handmade leather game football, complete with their team logo, name and pick number. Now you can win one of these limited edition 2015 NFL Draft footballs featuring your name and the logo of your favorite team. I'll send one to the 100th and 200th person who emails me ( the name of the team in which a fan got a lip tattoo. The answer was in this morning's Hot Clicks. Please make the subject line "Wilson." And of course, visit for the chance to customize your own football.

LeBron Dance Party

The Cavs enjoyed the plane ride back to Cleveland after eliminating the Bulls.

Fun With S'Mores

Grilled Banana S’mores and other fun recipes.

Paging Game of Thrones Fans

Ugly Guy Shows Off His Body

Pretty Girl Shows Off Her Body

Can't Be Worse Than Mayweather-Pacquiao?

Odds & Ends

Gallery: NBA Players Who Still Wear Headbands ... Bill Simmons is officially done at ESPN ... The 25 most powerful people in sports media ... Jerry West receives no money for being the NBA logo The 2015 Hooters Girl Texas State Finals ... The Stanford band won't be allowed to travel to road games for one year after violating a bunch of school (mostly alcohol-related) violations ... A Volkswagen Bus got an R2-D2 makeover ... This ATM robbery did not go as planned ... Good New Yorker piece on the state of trains in America ...'s 10 most popular stories of the week.

Jim Ross Does Sports Highlights

The former WWE announcer joined CNS Washington's Sports Talk Live to give his own take on some sports highlights.

Jay Pharoah Wants To Switch Places With Manny Pacquiao

SNL's Jay Pharoah joined SINow to discuss boxing, SI Swimsuit models, crazy fan requests and more.

Timeout with T.O. 

The five best moments in sports from the past week, courtesy of our pal Tiffany Oshinsky.

Meet George the Cat

Ayleen O'Hanley performs her song Loverless while trying to ignore a curious cat.

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