Sunday March 20th, 2016

March Madness Round-Up

The first weekend is over, the Sweet 16 is set and I'm still trying to figure out how Northern Iowa blew a 12-point lead with 33 seconds left. There are a million other things that happened this weekend but here are my three favorites: The pep band dance-off between North Carolina and Providence, Oklahoma's Sweet 16 locker room celebration and Notre Dame's Matt Farrell being all sorts of creepy during an interview with Allie LaForce. Bonus shout out to Thomas "Don't Call Me Bryce Harper" Walkup of Stephen F. Austin, who was my favorite random player of the first weekend and will live in my tournament lore alongside Kevin Pittsnogle and Bryce Drew.

Speaking of Dance-Offs

The UCLA and Cal softball teams made the most of a rain delay.

Hot Clicks Survey: Where Do You Stand on the Adam LaRoche Situation?

By now you've heard about the Adam LaRoche controversy in Chicago. White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf issued a statement Sunday praising LaRoche while also backing his front office. There are some shades of grey to the story (the team promised LaRoche his son could be with team, other players may have complained) but where do you stand on the controversy?

Lovely Lady of the Day

I don't want to tell you who to vote for in the 2016 AskMen Crush List, but I'm better friends with Anastasia Ashley than I am with any of the others so she gets my support (click for full-size gallery). 

Weirdest Subplot of NHL Season

If you've haven't been paying attention, the Florida Panthers have a weird fascination with Kevin Spacey. It began when the team met Spacey on a road trip and went on a win streak. The players credited Spacey for their success and he's become (along with his space hoodie) a good luck charm this season. It all culminated on Saturday when the actor showed up at the BB&C Center and received a standing ovation. Not to get all Chris Farley, but it was awesome.

Coolest Subplot of NHL Season

The Blue Jackets game day posters are shaking up the art world.

Sad Grandpa

Poor guy made 12 burgers and only one grandchild showed up.

Twitter Turns 10 Today. This is the First Tweet Ever Sent.

Important Mac and Cheese News

I'll Miss You Thomas Walkup

Odds & Ends

Relive Stephen Curry’s tremendous NCAA run with this interactive quiz ... Tyler Seguin tweeted a photo of his Achilles tendon ... Sneakers of the NCAA Tournament ... This tight end could be the heaviest player drafted in NFL history ... Former NFL safety John Lynch once drank 34 Mai Tais​ ... Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett at age 15 ... Embarrassing moments in track and field ... What your zip code says about you ... People were very excited to meet Luke Perry. ... Galleries: The Day in Sports Photos: March 20March 19 and March 18, all featuring action from a wild NCAA Tournament.

Vanilla Ice Performs With Dwyane Wade

DeMarcus Cousins vs. MSG Security Guard

Yasiel Puig: The Cannon

This Train is Bound For Glory

A bunch of bands (Mumford and Sons, Old Crow Medicine Show) team up for this American classic.

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