By Andy Gray
December 17, 2013

The Book of A-Rod

Alex Rodriguez :: Alex Rodriguez ::

Alex Rodriguez is on the verge of signing a multimillion dollar deal to write a tell-all book about his battle with MLB. Besides his desperate need for money (he's made $335 million so far in his career), A-Rod wants to reveal the "real low-down dirt of MLB tactics and collusion with the Yankees to get him out of the game." This won't be his first book. Rodriguez's children's book, Out of the Ballpark, is currently listed at $6.29 for Amazon Prime members. 

MNF Leftovers

Ravens kicker Justin Tucker gave a shout-out to his fantasy team after kicking six field goals in Baltimore's 18-16 victory over Detroit while Ravens receiver Torrey Smith lashed out at fantasy owners  ... Retired receiver Chad Johnson watched the game from the "cold a** home theater" in his house ... Lions tight end Joseph Fauria did the Cat Daddy dance after a fourth quarter score.

The Fool on the Hill

Paul McCartney may have sold over 100 million albums and cemented himself as a musical legend, but that doesn't mean he won't beg for a free T-shirt while attending a NBA game.

Lovely Lady Of The Day

Pro surfer Alana Blanchard, who appeared in the 2013 SI Swimsuit Issue, will star in the third season of Alana: Surfer Girl on Network A. The show will follow Blanchard through her prospering career and travels throughout the world.

Two Women Supporting Their Men

Linda Holliday showed her support for Patriots coach Bill Belichick by wearing a custom-made "Ms. Belichick" jersey to Sunday's game against Miami. Kay Malone, meanwhile, took to Instagram to thank her husband Karl for their romantic mornings together.

AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli wore cleats designed with newspaper articles written about himself during Milan’s Serie A match against AS Roma on Monday.

SI Vault Photo of the Day

Manny Pacquiao and  Juan Manuel Marquez :: Robert Beck/SI Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez :: Robert Beck/SI

Manny Pacquiao turns 35 today.  In this photo, the Filipino boxer looks for an opening against Juan Manuel Marquez during their Nov. 2011 fight. Pacquiao would go onto win the fight by a controversial decision, leading to their fourth fight in Dec. 2012 with Marquez coming out the victor. For more classic athlete pics, follow the SI Vault on Twitter. While you’re at it, follow me on Twitter as well as SI’s Extra Mustard.

Odds and Ends

Shoppers in East Columbus, Ohio really wanted the new Air Jordans ... Dennis Rodman is heading back to North Korea ... Knicks guard Pablo Prigioni had an embarrassing fall during last night's game ... Congrats to Evan Longoria on his engagement to the beautiful Jamie Edmondson ... Here are 50 funny photos of children on Santa's lap.

A NHL Christmas Video

The Boston Bruins star in The Bear And The Gang The Christmas Spectacular.

Another NHL Christmas Video 

The San Jose Sharks announcers break down scenes from the team's holiday party.

Yet Another NHL Christmas Video 

The St. Louis Blues sing The 12 Days of Christmas.

Surfer Girl Video of the Day

Here's a preview for the new season of Blanchard's Surfer Girl series.

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