The Army is Allowed to Have Fun
The annual Army-Navy game is two weeks away and while the 15th-ranked Midshipmen should handle the 2–9 Cadets, Army definitely has won the pregame hype video contest.
LeBron's on the Cover, Again
LeBron James is on the cover of Sports Illustrated this week, yet again. Check out the rest of his SI covers in the gallery below.
Buy Bug Spray, Joba
Joba Chamberlain, who is bad now, signed a minor-league deal with the Indians Tuesday. Cleveland, you may remember, is where Chamberlain was famously bombarded by tiny bugs during a playoff game.
Now that he’s a member of the team, the franchise made sure to apologize for the infestation.
Lovely Lady of the Day
Kate Grigorieva, a Russian model from the town of Olenegorsk, is your Lovely Lady of the Day. “All passenger trains on the St. Petersburg–Murmansk railway stop at Olenegorsk,” Wikipedia says. Sounds nice. (Here's the full-size gallery.)
This Game is Boring. End it.
The president of Mauritania, a troubled desert nation in Western Africa, is accused of ordering a championship match to end in a penalty shootout almost 30 minutes early because he was upset with the pace of the game. Saturday’s game between FC Tevragh-Zeina and ACS Ksar in Mauritania’s Ligue 1 was tied 1–1 when the ref ordered the players to stop. The country’s football federation denies it was at the president’s request.
What if NFL QBs had bad tattoos?
In honor of Brock Osweiler’s terrible tattoo, we decided to imagine what regrettable marks other pro quarterbacks might be hiding under their sleeves.
Johnny Cueto's Auditory Assault
Here’s a video Johnny Cueto posted on Instagram. Be grateful he doesn’t live in your neighborhood.
Odds & Ends
North Korean fishing boats full of dead bodies keep washing up in Japan. ... This is the 51st anniversary of the Houston Colt .45s changing their name to the Houston Astros. ... Andy McCullough, one of the best baseball beat writers out there, is joining the L.A. Times to cover the Dodgers. ... Barry Bonds could be close to an MLB return (as a coach). ... Former St. Louis and Utah basketball coach Rick Majerus died three years ago today. ... Here’s some rare footage of Siberian tigers in the wild. ... Here’s a short documentary on the disappearance of New York’s payphones. ... Would NFL games be better with guns? A police union thinks so! ... This old Pepperdine media guide is pretty cool.
This is Where the 2022 Olympics Are
The Heir to Gangnam Style
This is the newest music video from PSY, the Korean singer behind the Gangnam Style sensation.
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