Big NFL Weekend
Is this the best slate of four Divisional games in recent memory? The fire alarm was pulled at the Chiefs' hotel on Saturday night and Brian Billick called Ben Roethlisberger a "drama queen" for his injury history. Could home teams go 0-4 again in the Divisional Round, giving them an 0-8 mark in the playoffs? Also, it was announced that Lawrence Phillips' brain would be donated to CTE research and that ESPN's Chris Mortensen has throat cancer...we're sending a lot of thoughts and prayers his way.
Yes, it's arguably the best NFL weekend of the year but mid-January also marks the start of the college basketball season for casual fans. Friday night's Monmouth-Iona game (Side note: Iona coach Tim Cluess hates the Monmouth bench's celebrations) ended with a scuffle that included Iona's Jordan Washington slapping Monmouth's Chris Brady HARD in the face and Hawks' head coach King Rice blowing a kiss to the Gaels' rowdy crowd:
Also, Butler did a tremendous job honoring Andrew Smith, Mississippi State is wearing throwback uniforms for Saturday's game against Tennessee that honor MLK and the 1963 'Game of Change' and here are the best unranked squads in college basketball.
For you southern folks, it's important to appreciate the beauty and versatility of snow. And that's exactly what Red Bull and F1 driver Max Verstappen did by racing in the fluffy stuff.
Lovely Lady of the Day
Our Weekend LLOD is Christina Hendricks, aka Joan Holloway from Mad Men. The Knoxville, Tenn., native is a six-time Primetime Emmy nominee and was voted the Sexiest Woman in the World by Esquire Magazine readers in 2011. (Click here for full-sized gallery)
This adorable mini donkey with a prosthetic leg is just loving life. Inspiration to everyone.
So Much Swag
Alternate uniforms have dominated college football over the last decade and things reached an all-time high in 2015. Here are the best alternative uniforms and helmets from a spectacular season.
Think They're 'Bama Fans?
@ClayTravis Just spotted in Foley, AL pic.twitter.com/ZsADa1CWSL — Murray Moss (@mmmoss44) January 16, 2016
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Who Are You?
Jason Terry had to check Sasha Kaun's jersey to see who he was:
Jason Terry had to check Sasha Kaun’s jersey to see who he was https://t.co/MAlUtSiAZv — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 16, 2016
The Night In Sports: Jan. 17
Odds and Ends
These bros snowboard in a closed amusement park ... The Los Angeles Rams released a cool 'Coming Home' hype video and a new (but not really new) logo ... Dog gets into heated argument with chattering chipmunk toy ... CFB recruits that could spurn the Power Five and sign with a Group of Five team ... Chipotle to close all of restaurants on Feb. 8 to address food safety ... 'Benny the Jet' from The Sandlot is facing serious charges for assault ... 15 facts you might not have known about Johnny Manziel ... Tracy Morgan is returning to TV in FX comedy pilot ... David Blatt vents about resting players.
If the Chiefs defeat the Patriots on Saturday, it will be their first trip the conference title game since 1994, the same year The Mask was released:
Get Pumped, Pats Fans
Crouching Tiger, Swinging Lightsabers
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