Aren’t They Supposed to be Rubber Ducks?
Modern Family star Ty Burrell is such a big Oregon fan he’s willing to sit half-naked in a tub full of live ducks.
Whatever Floats Your Boat, Sammy
So this is how Sammy Watkins became one of the best young receivers in the NFL?
I Believe the Term is “Wondergoal”
This, from University of Maine at Farmington freshman Luke Sterling, is probably the best Division III soccer highlight you’ll see today. (The goal counts because it hit the goalie’s hands before it went in.)
Throwback Lovely Lady of the Day
Take My Money, Please
Oh yeah, I’d definitely wear a shirt commemorating Jose Bautista’s Hall of Fame bat flip. And I’m a Yankees fan.
You Think Bautista Made Some People Angry?
So MLB’s Vine of Jose Bautista’s savage bat flip has been viewed over 12 million times.
The league’s official Twitter account has posted the video a few times, which is great because it will never get old. Some fans are pretty cranky about it, though. Just check out the replies.
There Are a Bunch of Things Wrong With This Jeb Bush Joke
Here’s a thing Jeb Bush said about Washington’s NFL franchise recently:
“Someone sent me an e-mail and said ‘Jeb, the term Redskins isn’t the pejorative; it’s Washington that’s the pejorative,’” Bush said. “If they’re going to change their name, I don’t know what you’d call it, Northern Virginia Redskins or something like that.”
Even if you ignore that “Redskins” is very much a racial slur, Jeb, whose father and brother were both president, making a crack about how Washington just doesn’t get it is pretty rich. Oh, and Snyder’s team plays in Maryland.
Odds & Ends
There’s a Taylor Swift corn maze in Maryland. ... Our Thursday Night Football drinking game is back for another week. ... A set designer for Homeland slipped in an Arabic insult about the show. ... Mental Floss has a look back at SI’s old football phone. ... Deadspin’s Greg Howard slaughtered Jason Whitlock in his response to Whitlock’s criticism. ... A school principal lost her job for appearing in a music video. ... Here’s an interesting look from The Atlantic at some myths about modern sleep patterns. ... A semi-pro soccer league in Ontario is suspected of staggering amounts of match fixing.
Were You on the Cover of SI in 1990?
A New Jersey man is trying to get the autograph of every person ever to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Ironically, he’s having a hard time tracking down the autograph seekers in this photo.
Macklemore is a Weirdo Who Wears Leather Jackets While He Swims
Bose has a new commercial featuring two of the lamest dudes on the planet—Russell Wilson and Macklemore.
'Back to the Future Part II' and Sports Gambling
Back to the Future co-creator Bob Gale was a guest on SI Now today and talked about the movie’s connection with sports gambling.
Meet the Mets
There may be football on Thursday night, but the decisive game of Mets-Dodgers is probably the better bet.
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