Wednesday's A.M. Hot Clicks: Ashley Benson; Replacing Tony Romo
Cubs Fans Are Getting Serious
The Cubs look like they will be heading to the playoffs this season, and fans are desperate to make sure any remnants of the famed Billy Goat Curse are gone, so local restaurant Taco in a Bag called in competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi and three friends to eat a 40 pound goat in just 12 minutes.
QB Competition in Dallas
The Dallas Cowboys will be without quarterback Tony Romo for a good portion of the season. While the team does currently have Brandon "God forbid I am forced to play" Weeden penciled in as the starter for now, the Cowboys traded for perennially acceptable backup Matt Cassel to shore up its suddenly shaky position. The trade developed soon after Cowboys owner Jerry Jones praised Weeden, stating that "you won’t see a more gifted passer, power, accuracy, the entire aspect of it."
Cowboys acquire Matt Cassel. His 34.6 Total QBR since '12 is 4th-lowest (min. 500 action plays). Lowest QBR since '12...Brandon Weeden, 26.1— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 22, 2015
Are You Kidding?
Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski entered Tuesday's game vs. Wolfsburg as a substitute and rattled off five goals in eight minutes, 59 seconds.
The Shedd Aquarium and the Columbus Zoo brought a host of animals to Wrigley Field before the Cubs' game against the Brewers on Tuesday. A flamingo even attended Joe Maddon's press conference.
Lovely Lady of the Day
Today's Lovely Lady of the Day is actress Ashley Benson, best known for her role in Pretty Little Liars and Days of Our Lives. (Click here for full-size gallery.)
Ranking NFL Mascots
Ragnar and the Vikings may be on the outs but there are still plenty of mascots in the NFL to delight and terrify us. Here's Sports Illustrated's definitive ranking of NFL mascots.
NBA's Best Ball Handlers
Isaiah Thomas wrote up a nifty article for The Players' Tribune in which he lists who has the best handles in the league. Spoilers: Yes, he includes himself on the list.
Blast From the Past
United Welcomes Pope Francis
Guess a Bulldog Fan is Getting Hitched
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Odds and Ends
Remarkable Story: Father runs from Seattle to New York City with his son who has cerebral palsy … Carson Palmer mocked the Bears on Facebook and the entire NFL responded in hilarious fashion (not really, but it's still awesome) ... Check out the 20-room mansion that Roy Hibbert is selling ... Eight FCS football stadiums that have to make your bucket list ... The Raiders aren't using gold markings at the50-yard-line ... Zydrunas Ilgauskas volunteers as an assistant coach for a high school basketball team ... Best apps to tailor your football homegating experience ... These are the top 10 players in NBA 2K16 ... Remember when Rutgers was dancing and all happy? It's sad what it's come to in New Jersey.
Like a Dry Twig
WARNING: Very graphic.
I'll Stay On Land, Thank You
A man went kayaking off the coast near Santa Barbara when his boat was rammed by a hammerhead shark.
Kevin Hart is David Beckham
H&M brought new favorite David Beckham and Kevin Hart together for this 30-second trailer.
In Case You Missed These
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