Athletes In Cardboard
I was enjoying another delicious lunch from the Time Inc. caf when I came across this story about a New Jersey woman and her Bradley Cooper cardboard cutout. Danielle Davies, a mother of two, went to Villanova with Cooper and now brings his cardboard likeness along to the grocery store, the mall and even on jogs around her neighborhood. She documents it all on her Instagram account, aptly titled, "My Life With Bradley Cooper." Of course, cardboard cutouts have become de rigueur for sports fans, and Davies' obsession with Cooper is a good excuse for me to create a gallery of Athletes In Cardboard.
World Cup News
Michael Bradley ran more miles (23.6) in the Group Stage than any other player ... Members of the USMNT are excited (on Twitter) for today's game against Belgium ... Nobody gives a World Cup pep talk quite like Mike Tyson ... Seven "bad apples" on the Cameroon team are accused of match fixing ... The Waffle House continues to poke fun at Belgium ... The best USMNT memes and photoshops ... Is FIFA more inept that the NCAA?
Meet Mr. July
It's usually good to get things done in advance to avoid last-minute scrambling and the stress that comes with it. Then again, you could end up with Aaron Hernandez, who is currently facing murder charges, as your Mr. July 2014. Just ask the Florida Gators.
>Lovely Lady Round-Up
Hernandez may be Mr. July for Gators football fans, but he has nothing on Playboy's Miss July 2014, Emily Agnes ... The sexiest U.S. World Cup fans on Instagram ... Irina Shayk posed for Maxim ... Female celebrities wearing the American flag.
Biggest Jerk Ever
Paralympian Erik Hightower was visiting a family member in an Ohio hospital and left his racing wheelchair in a trailer in the parking lot. Then someone stole it, even though it's is customized and useless to anyone but Hightower.
Fan of the Day
Michigan superfan Larry Pietrangelo easily has the best collection of Wolverines tattoos this side of Ann Arbor, but he took it to another level in 1997 by inking a block M on his forehead to win tickets to that year's Michigan-OSU game. In a cruel twist, he lost the contest and has had to live with the consequences.
Kyrie Irving's Celebration Dance After Agreeing to $90 Million Extension
Odds and Ends
The Jaguars are now tops in the scoreboard game ... The Royals are cheap tippers at strip clubs ... Darnell Dockett has some thoughts on the NFL's new customized facemask rules ... Want to meet Ric Flair at a minor league baseball game? It'll cost you $60, including a ticket to the game as well as hamburgers, hot dogs and soft drinks ... Here are 31 cast members from Orange is the New Black appearing on various episodes of Law and Order ... Why your earphone cords are always a tangled mess ... How to deal with someone you dislike at work.
Lingerie Football Outburst of the Day
Baltimore Charm coach Gary Clark goes nuts on the refs (warning: swearing involved).
Paging Marty McFly
Are hoverboards making a comeback?