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I committed a fireable offense yesterday by not mentioning that Hard Knocks aired its first episode last night on HBO. For some reason, there was barely any buzz about the show leading into the debut. You'd think the Bengals would generate some excitement because Lord only knows what you'll get with them. Anyway, in a pleasant surprise, Chad Ochowhateverhisnameis did not dominate the first episode, but his constant use of the phrase "child please" was definitely a highlight, along with Tank Johnson's telling a fourth-grader he needs to learn how to fight. More details on Episode 1 are here.
This may get me in trouble, but I have to do it. It's my duty (no pun intended) to serve you guys, and I just have to take a chance. In this week's Pop Culture Grid, found in Sports Illustrated and right here on SI.com, athletes were asked what song is playing on their iPod right now. Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kerhsaw responded, "Anything by Taylor Swift." Clearly, you'd think that would be the standout item in the Grid. Not. Even. Close. The athletes were also asked to finish this sentence: "Don't mess with me when I'm..." L.A. Galaxy forward Alan Gordon responded, "Dropping off the kids at the pool."
Chase Russell, of Dallas, e-mailed to say, "Jimmy, you definitely need a Jeter one of these. Meanwhile, Ted, of Chicago, says, "It's funny you forgot to show some hilarious pictures of your man-crush. Here are a few for you. Maybe you'll show them, but I doubt it." The pics Ted is referring to are here and here, and I'm giving you a bonus one here.
They just dance around. Enjoy. (Thanks to Sean Kim, of Calabasas, Calif., for the link.)