Brendan Maloy
Thursday March 17th, 2016

Mustard Minute

Did you spend a lot of time on your bracket? Well Tiffany Oshinsky let her kitten, Purrtis, fill out a bracket and that might be a better way to handle it.

March Madness

The most relentless sporting event of the year begins today. SI has analysis of the entire NCAA tournament field ... The tournament already has a Cinderella story in Holy Cross ... Get tips on how to best handle the flood of Day 1 games here ...Jim Larranaga is hoping for another magical March with Miami ... Enter SI’s Bracket Challenge before the games start today.

Adam LaRoche Really Loves His Son

Adam LaRoche retired early and left $13 million on the table after the White Sox told him his 14-year-old son could no longer hang out in the clubhouse.

Lovely Lady of the Day

Caitlin O’Connor is your Thursday A.M. Lovely Lady. Caitlin lives in California and today is the day the synthesis of the element californium was announced. What a coincidence! (Click here for the full-size gallery.)

The Future Starts Now

While everyone was busy pretending hoverboards are real, Nike unveiled its first auto-lacing shoe, the HyperAdapt, a feature first seen in Back to The Future II. I once spent a day  trying to hunt down the movie’s famed Air Mags. I failed. 

St. Patrick’s Day

Maybe read some Yeats or Seamus Heaney, or learn about some of Ireland’s beautiful landscapes and rich history. Or just be loud in a bar while wearing a green shirt. Choice is yours.

Tourney Talk

Healthiest Jersey of the Year

Leave Derrick Alone

Cool joke about a young person who has suffered multiple serious injuries.

This Bunny Made You Some Lunch

Odds & Ends

Former Golden State player Jermaine O’Neal says he doesn’t mind missing the Warriors championship run ... Advice for NFL teams with quarterback trouble ... Watching the NCAA tournament as an NBA Fan ... Universal Studios is opening a Willy Wonka-themed restaurant ... The seven kinds of drunks, from an 1834 book ... Everyone loves hamburgers ... Was Ted Cruz the lead singer of Stryper? ... The Kings have made Doug Christie sad ... New York Times has crowned the perfect binge-watching snack in time for the tournament. ... Gallery: The Day in Sports (March 16).

Luis Suarez is Good at Soccer

Lakers Can't Even Joke Right

Dennis Schroeder, Kent Bazemore Getting Creepy

Justin Bieber vs. Nate Diaz

God's Son

I waited in line for a long time to see Nas at House of Vans Wednesday night, but didn't get in. He is still great though.

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