Thursday June 11th, 2015

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Happy Monday! I'm back from my week-long vacation and ready to rumble. Thanks to Eric SingleAndrew Doughty and Kiley Kmiec for filling in while I was gone. 

Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em

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The Warriors overcame a triple-double (and near perfect first-half) from LeBron James to defeat the Cavaliers and take a 3-2 series lead in the NBA Finals. Metallica got the crowd amped with a great version of The Star-Spangled Banner (which I thought was much better than Santana's performance earlier this series). Stephen Curry exploded for 37 points, causing his mom to bust a move and dispensing talk of being outplayed by Matthew Dellavedova. On the bright side, Dellavedova kept his streak of games with at least one borderline cheap play intact with this takedown of Draymond Green. It was a physical night for Green, who also absorbed a J.R. Smith body block in the first half. Harrison Barnes provided the night's best dunk while this fan won a shooting contest for free Jamba Juice to the crowd at Oracle Arena. Also of note: LeBron's barber says his hair is all-natural, Timofey Mozgov took a ball to the face during warmups and (most importantly), MC Hammer made an appearance at Game 5.


Catch of the Weekend

Joc Pederson may have saved the Dodgers from a tough loss to the Padres Sunday with this ninth-inning catch against the center field wall but he has nothing on David Achter de Molen. The singer of Dutch rock band John Coffey somehow snagged a partially-consumed beer thrown from the audience and finished it himself, all while walking on top of the crowd. Just watch the video.


World's Tallest Basketball Shot

Australian group How Ridiculous converted a basketball shot from 459 feet in the air to break their own Guinness world record. That's the equivalent of a 46-story building. 


Lovely Lady of the Day

Entourage bombed at the box office but its PR blitz gave me a bevy of LLOD candidates. One of which is model Emma Miller, who wore this dress to the movie's European premiere last week (click here for full-size gallery).


Crime Pays (in Florida)

An ESPN report published Sunday showed that athletes at Florida and Florida State were substantially more likely to avoid prosecution after being named a criminal suspect than those at any other university.


Crazy Yearbook Quotes From the Class of 1911

I would've had such a crush on Abbie Elizabeth Boggs.


Childhood Photos of Game of Thrones Cast

I'm still trying to process Sunday night's season finale.


Patriots Get Their Rings


Just in Time For Father's Day


Points For Honesty


Rex Ryan: Softball Hero


Odds & Ends

Ten videos that prove Tug-of-War should be an Olympic sport ... WAG Alert: Meet Byron Buxton's fiancee Lindsey Tillery ... LeBron James and Steph Curry salt art ... This is old but anytime I can link to a customized Nic Cage hockey jersey, I will take advantage ... The best logos of the Anaheim Ducks ... Florida State offered a scholarship to an eighth-grader ... Tim Donaghy, now out of prison, is profiled in this week's New York Magazine ... C.J. Wilson was able to overcome his mental exhaustion from Game of Thrones and pitch seven strong innings ... Steph Curry and his mom have matching Hebrew tattoos ... Jurassic World has the biggest opening weekend of all time, with $511 million ... There is now deep-fried Starbucks coffee ... Super-size is so 2014. It's all about McDonald's mini-meals in 2015 ... Five pets who sound just like humans.


Stephen Curry Can Dribble

His handle looks even better when sped up.


WWE Pays Tribute to Dusty Rhodes

The WWE showed some love to the late Dusty Rhodes during Sunday's show.


Shake It Off

The Portsmouth (NH) High graduation ceremony looked like a good time. Fast forward to 4:45 for the fun part.


Happy Birthday Wade Boggs

The Red Sox and Yankees legend turned 57 today. He also appeared on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia last season but I couldn't find video so you'll have to settle for this cameo from Cheers.

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