Andrew Doughty
Saturday July 2nd, 2016

Fourth of July Weekend

I hope everyone is enjoying their Fourth of July weekend. Here are the top four most memorable Fourth of July sports moments, and be sure to check in on Wimbledon throughout the holiday weekend. Bryce Harper will don some awesome patriotic cleats and Time has 14 photos that prove T. Swift does Independence Day better than anyone. Lastly, Ludacris is taking his talents to Guantanamo Bay this weekend and consider watching these 10 patriotic movies that aren't cheesy.

We Need a Football Section

There are few newsworthy items coming from the world of football but I do not care. Football needs to start soon, therefore hopefully this football section holds us over for the weekend.   Prepare for fantasy football with SI's NFL player rankings, and who are the best slot corners in the NFL? Also, the Saints accidentally e-mailed all 31 teams their waiver claim, NFL players posted strong reactions to NBA free agency contracts and the Texans proposed that a naked Vince Wilfork be added to NFL logo. In college football, SI is ranking the top 100 players in the nation and ICYMI: Ranking every jersey Jim Harbaugh wore during satellite camp tour.

Free Agency Grades

Ben Golliver and Rob Mahoney gave NBA free agency grades to every notable signing.

Lovely Lady of the Day

Your LLOD for this beautiful Independence Day weekend is Miranda Nicole (Click here for full-sized gallery)

Both Awesome & Heartbreaking

Last week, a cancer-stricken West Virginia fan was granted her dying wish.

Noooooo Thank You

Someone made a rap song dedicated to CrossFit and it's even worse than you think.

What an Animal. Literally.

Andres Escobar

Land of the Midnight Sun


Last week’s #summer solstice marked the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, but Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve in #Alaska hasn’t noticed much change. The last time the sun set in Bettles was on June 2, when it dipped below the horizon for a little over 20 minutes. The next time it sets will be on July 10, when it will once again drop below the horizon briefly before rising again. No wonder it’s called the land of the midnight sun. Photo by #NationalPark Service. #findyourpark #usinterior

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I'd Buy One Bag of M&Ms Every Second

Odds and Ends

Haunting images of abandoned sports venues around the world ... Hassan Whiteside GOT PAID then went to the zoo ... 23 greatest fighters in the history of The Ultimate Fighter ... SI Swimsuit model Hannah Ferguson is dominating Instagram ... Fergie dropped a M.I.L.F. music video that features Ciara, Kim Kardashian ... Matthew McConaughey will teach a film class at Texas ... Here's what to expect from Amazon Prime Day 2016 ... 23 affordable vacations perfect for budget travelers ... MLB Trade Rumors: 15 biggest names available this summer.


Magic Gone Wrong

This magic trick on live TV went horribly wrong when the host got stabbed by a massive nail:

"Today, We Celebrate Our Independence!"

Get fired up for the holiday with President Whitmore's legendary speech from Independence Day:

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