Robin Lopez :: Photo via Grantland
Jimmy needed the day off to mourn the loss of Twinkies.
He'll return on Monday. Meanwhile, they say bravery isn't measured by size, and there may be no better example than 7-foot, 225-pound Robin Lopez
. The Hornets center visited Splash Mountain at Disneyland on Thursday, and as this photo demonstrates
, he's absolutely terrified. My guess is he got home afterwards, put Man in the Mirror
on repeat (Lopez is a huge Michael Jackson fan
) and tried to erase the incident from his mind. Didn't think Adele
and Derrick Rose
had much in common? What about Carmelo Anthony
and John Mayer
? Clearly you haven't read Spin Magazine's piece pairing NBA players with their pop music alter-egos.
The Jets locker room hasn't been the most shiny, happy place since players anonymously ripped Tim Tebow
to the New York Daily News
on Thursday. Former running back LaDainian Tomlinson
guessed the anonymous criticisms came from Antonio Cromartie and Bart Scott.
(Cromartie quickly denied the allegations
.) Starting running back Shonn Greene
said the team needs a change while talking about Sanchez, then quickly denied
saying he wants to see Sanchez replaced. Jets owner Woody Johnson made one of the most obvious statements ever about Sanchez ("Mark is a player on the team"
) before saying that he didn't sign Tebow just to sell tickets (and lucrative Personal Seat Licenses
). On the bright side, Penn's Grove (N.J.) High School coach Kemp Carr
was named the team's High School Coach of the Week
. So there's that.
Jessica Gomes :: Walter Iooss Jr./SI
Complex counted down the 100 hottest supermodels of all time
and as luck would have it, SI swimsuit model Jessica Gomes
made the cut (she's No. 42
). And that's just the second most important part of her week. Today, she is our Lovely Lady of the Day
. While his head coach Jim Harbaugh was being hospitalized
for an irregular heartbeat, Niners running back Brandon Jacobs tweeted
that you should "never work in a place where you hate your boss so much, you should always be happy at work. #YouLiveAndYouLearn" Mandatory.com has a great compilation of 20 terrible wrestling gimmicks, including when Brutus Beefcake became "The Booty Man"
and a 7-foot-7 Giant Gonzalez
wearing a furry spandex body suit. When not filling in for Jimmy on Hot Clicks, I run the SI Vault Twitter feed
and like to post old and embarrassing photos of athletes. It just so happens that 7-7 Giant Gonzalez (real name: Jorge Gonzalez
) was once a third-round pick
of the Atlanta Hawks. Here is an AP photo
of him standing next to then-coach Mike Fratello
, who is listed at a generous 5-foot-7. Whenever Tony Parker
is the doorman for a barbecue involving a mascot as a chef and Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobli in full uniforms, I post it.
We should all be as happy as this dog on his waterslide.
The DeLorean from Back to the Future
is being restored. Here is video of this important event: