Merle Meets Her Man
Meet Merle, a 92-year-old Oregonian and a die-hard Blazers fan. She attended her first Blazers game Thursday night and (thanks to social media) got to meet her favorite player, Damian Lillard. They spoke for 20 minutes and Merle is going to drop a few rhymes on Lillard's next mixtape. OK, I made up that last part but it was still a great moment, as Tiffany Oshinsky explains.
Thursday Night Football Round-Up
The Bengals destroyed the Browns on Thursday Night Football and Tyler Eifert fantasy owners (three TDs) are loving life. Also of note: Johnny Manziel played decently and celebrated a touchdown by channeling Cristiano Ronaldo ... Cincinnati linebacker Vontaze Burfict broke a really expensive TV camera ... Cleveland receiver Dwayne Bowe, who is making $9 million this year, made his first catch of the season ... NFL midseason All-Pro team.
Jacoby vs. JaCoby
Rough week for people named Jacoby/JaCoby Jones. The one with the lowercase "C" was cut by the Chargers after a disappointing first half of the season (though he was claimed by Pittsburgh). The one with the uppercase "C" is a Tigers prospect who was suspended 50 games for recreational drug use. More importantly, did you know there is a website called HowManyOfMe.com that tracks how many people in the U.S. have your name?
Lovely Lady of the Day
Jocelyn Chew is my favorite Icelandic/Chinese Canadian model out there. It's been over a year since I featured her, which isn't good for anyone. She is today's LLOD (click here for full-size gallery).
Funny Notes For Bad Parking Jobs
Impossible! Nothing is Better.
Derrick Rose Makes Fashion Statement
Mike Dunleavy Makes (louder) Fashion Statement
Odds & Ends
There is no shame in Zach Randolph's cell phone game ... A Clippers employee was disciplined for trolling Memphis on social media. This Mavs tweet seems much worse ... CC Sabathia opened up about his rehab stint ... Love the karma of this dude's entire book being posted on Twitter ... Who knew skunks were such great dancers ... The 2015 word of the year, according to the U.K.’s Collins dictionary ... Vintage photos of NYC in the 1940s ... Seth Rollins is out of action for six to nine months. I really hope the WWE doesn't go the obvious route and make Roman Reigns champion but we all know it will. I'd have Brock Lesnar make a surprise return and win the title.
Buffalo Sabres Anti-Drug PSA
Not sure what year this is from (post says 1985, video says 1988-89) but it's magnificent. I've never met Deadspin's Samer Kalef, but he deserves a raise for uncovering this gem.
Johnny Football and His Pup
Concussion Movie Trailer
Rolling Stone counted down Peter Gabriel's Top 10 songs and Solsbury Hill is No. 1. Great choice.
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