A Wanted Man
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Before we get into the tournament, I wanted to post this tidbit - the NYPD is looking for Mariano Rivera. Okay, that's not true - they are looking for a guy who looks just like Rivera. Oh well.
Hot Clicks Helps CornellJust like yesterday, I used the A.M. version of Hot Clicks to predict an upset and it came to pass. Yesterday was No. 13 Murray State and today is No. 12 Cornell, who beat Temple by 13 points. I got a few E-mails from Cornell fans who were unhappy that I spoke about the lack of hot Cornell alums, but there's not much I can do. Someone tried to convince me otherwise and sent photos of the mom from 7th Heaven (Catherine Hicks) and the electronics store manager from The 40-Year Old Virgin (Jane Lynch) as proof. No dice, however I will give credit to Summer Rayne Oakes, a Cornell grad who appears to have carved out a niche is the eco-model (whatever that means). She may not be Donimique Piek, but she is certainly a credit to the whole Big Red.
My Own Starting FiveI have received about two dozen E-mails from fans of West Virginia, Florida State and Central Florida, wanting me to give props to Curb Your Enthusiasm's Cheryl Hines, who attended all three schools. Since it's tourney time, I am putting together my starting five of hot sitcom actresses who are known more for being funny than for being hot. Hines is my starting center. At forward, I have 30 Rock's Tina Fey and Peri Gilpin, who played Roz on Frasier. My point guard is definitely Jenna Fischer (Pam from The Office) and Modern Family's Julie Bowen will play the two. I'd need a strong first woman off the bench and that honor would go to Julia Louis-Dreyfus. I dare anyone to match that lineup.
Lovely Lady of the Day
Vida Guerra :: Kristian Dowling/Getty ImagesVida Guerra turns 36 today. I am assuming nobody minds if I make her the Lovely Lady of the Day.
This is Just DisgustingAs we speak, a new season of MTV's The Real World is shooting in Baron Davis' New Orleans house and let's just say someone's mouth is not feeling very fresh right now.
Random LinksFive years ago, UConn's Emeka Okafor looked so good, most thought Orlando was crazy for drafting Dwight Howard ahead of him. How the mighty have fallen ... This is what it's like to be at a pool party with girls from Hooters ... For those who enjoyed the debut of Justified, here are the 20 best films and TV series of Elmore Leonard ... Just when you think the tattooed chick who slept with Jesse James couldn't get any worse, along comes this tidbit.
Vault Photos of the DayWhen not filling in for Jimmy, I run the SI Vault and its awesome Twitter feed, which I update all day with old and embarrassing photos of athletes. Today I have Mike Schmidt dissing Charles Barkley as Michael Jordan looks, Chris Mullin showering with his dog and George W. Bush from his cheerleading days. Enjoy!
One Shining Moment - 2003After watching this video, I am reminded not only that Joe Dumars picked Darko Milicic over Carmelo Anthony, but that seven years later he still is running the Pistons. They are currently 23-45 and owe Ben Gordon a mere $55 million over the next five years.
Video - Two Penguins Discuss Jake DelhommeFor some reason, this video cracked me up.
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