Monday August 17th, 2015

Fantasy Football Rookies

We're oh-so-close to football season, which means it's also time to start perfecting fantasy strategy. Will you be the genius of your league by drafting one of the stud youngsters in the gallery above? (Click here for the full-size version and here for SI.com fantasy football podcasts.)


No Union For You

The National Labor Relations Board declined to make a decision on Northwestern football players' union case, meaning their unionization bid is dead. However, it still may be possible for athletes at other schools to try unionizing. I covered this case with Alex Putterman as a junior at Northwestern. You can read coverage from the players' announcement in January 2014 up to today over at The Daily Northwestern


More Kane News

An off-duty cop employed by Patrick Kane gave his version of events on the night of Kane's alleged sexual assault. It's hard to make any conclusions based on something a Kane employee says. The Chicago Blackhawks star has yet to be charged with a crime. 


P.M. Lovely Lady of the Day

Costa Rican model Juliana Herz stopped by the office recently for a 2016 SI Swimsuit Casting. As you can see from this gallery, she has a pretty good chance of landing in the issue. She is today's LLOD (click here for full-size gallery). 


Civil War Is Going To Be Incredible

Marvel presented the first footage of Captain America: Civil War on Saturday. While Avengers: Age of Ultron may have been a little bloated, the idea of Captain America and Iron Man going to head-to-head, with supporting players such as Ant-Man, Spider-Man, Hawkeye and Black Widow choosing sides, sounds fantastic. This movie can't arrive fast enough. 


Goodbye Stephen Colbert, Hello Stephen Colbert

This GQ profile of Stephen Colbert is one of Monday's most popular stories. It's a very honest look at someone we've almost exclusively seen in character for as long as we've known him. 


Very Cool

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A Blow To My Childhood

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Vintage Kobe

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Odds and Ends

Tracy Morgan will host an episode of Saturday Night Live in October... The MLB may soon offer local live streams for up to 15 teams... Disney's new Jungle Book footage also received rave reviews... The Redskins won't change their name for a new stadium... We have a new one-sheet for Tarantino's The Hateful Eight... Here's the full context of RGIII's "best quarterback in the league" quote, and it's perfectly fine... A look at the cast and some early plot details from Star Wars: Rogue One, scheduled for release next year... Grantland's Charles P. Pierce on swimmer Katie Ledecky and the "Olympic-Industrial Complex" is a good read... Tiger Woods will play in his first Wydham Championship.


The Weather Doesn't Stop For Earthquakes

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I Was Expecting More

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The Payoff Is Worth It

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All Night and Day

Goodnight, y'all.

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