Michael Phelps: Distraction King
In November, SI's Tim Layden wrote a lengthy cover story on Michael Phelps as he prepares for the 2016 Olympics in Rio. In my mind, however, his gold-medal performance occurred Thursday night when he attended an Arizona State basketball game and joined the student section's "Curtain of Distraction" for opposing free throw shooters. He may not have given birth as other students have done, but he helped the Sun Devils beat Oregon State.
50 Women. One Tight End.
Congrats to Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, who will star in a new E! series in which one girl from all 50 states vie to be his lifelong "teammate" (that's so cheesy I had to include it). “On top of being a well-respected athlete, Travis has a fun-loving, over the top personality that draws people to him, and we are excited to give our viewers an up-close look at his search for love,” said Jeff Olde, EVP, Programming and Development, E!. I'm betting on the girl from Missouri.
Free Bacon For All
In one of the best giveaway ideas ever, Florida State will offer free bacon to all students in attendance for Saturday's men's basketball game against Clemson.
Lovely Lady of the Day
Atlanta de Cadenet is not only the new face of Penelope Cruz's Agent Provocateur lingerie line, but also the daughter of Duran Duran's John Taylor. That definitely earns her LLOD honors (click for full size gallery).
MLB Uniform Changes for 2016
Definitely Museum Worthy
Super Bowl Grounds Crew Screws Up
I Don't Believe This Rumor
Odds & Ends
Another big name model is confirmed for 2016 SI Swimsuit (bringing the total to nine announced so far) ... Here's a great video of Draymond Green finding out he made the All-Star team from his mom ... Am I the only one who finds Russell Wilson incredibly annoying? ... Gallery: The Night in Sports ... Ric Flair and Jim Harbaugh are not two people I expected to be friends ... Enjoyed this profile of former Terp and current WWE NXT member Mojo Rawley ... This profile of Brad Stevens is a good read, too ... McDonald's left the mozzarella out of its mozzarella sticks ... What to expect in an emergency landing ... Ranking Leonardo DiCaprio's movies ... Pre-show rituals of famous musicians.
Chinese Basketball Play of the Day
Former Pistons big man Jason Maxiell gets nailed with cheap shot and runs the length of the floor looking for revenge.
Can't Find any Good Videos, so Here's My Dog Larry Playing With a Pig
Hungry Like the Wolf
Did you really think I'd have Duran Duran's bass player's daughter as LLOD and not include one of its songs?
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