Look Out, Clayton Kershaw
SI Swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen threw out the first pitch of last night's Dodgers-Angels game. And since it's Aug. 6 and there's very little going on in the sports world, I'm leading Hot Clicks with this important athletic achievement. It also gives me a reason to post this photo of Teigen in body paint, which I think is the single best SI Swimsuit picture of the last few years. And here's a gallery of celebrity first pitches in 2014.
Welcome to Human Foosball
Yes, human foosball is now a thing. It's the brainchild of Mark Kacka, a Minnesota resident who was looking for a way to keep the children of his town busy after school closed down.
McDonald's Tackles Race Issue
McDonald's announced that its next series of Happy Meal toys will be NFL figurines. For some reason, however, the company made Drew Brees black and Richard Sherman white.
Lovely Lady of the Day
I spent some time on the the Playboy Instagram feed this morning (for research purposes, of course), and came across the beautiful Beth Williams, Miss August 2012. She's long overdue for LLOD honors (click here for full-size gallery).
New Feud Alert: Pacman Jones v. Ludacris. I think.
Not sure what motivated this, but Ludacris took a shot at Pacman Jones with an Instagram collage of a heavyset woman on the shoulders of an unidentified man next to a photo of Jones in a neck brace. The implication being (I guess) that Jones injured his neck in a similar way. The Bengals cornerback, predictably, didn't find it very funny and went off on the rapper, calling him a p***y. This whole thing is bizarre and I feel like there is a lot more going on that I don't know about. But I love a good rapper-athlete feud.
Scenes From Jayson Werth Garden Gnome Giveaway Night
How Is This Possible?
There are 2.3 million people still paying AOL a monthly fee to use the internet. Call your parents right now and make sure they aren't one of them.
From the SI Vault
Chris Bosh is jumping into the men's fashion world with his own line of ties. This, of course, gives me a good excuse to bust out this 2008 photo of Bosh being a cowboy. I interviewed the Heat center in February and asked him about this photo. His response: "It was my idea. It just comes from a lot more free time. I didn't have a family back then and was having fun. The pressures of winning wasn't as great back then and I had some free time to do things. I just wanted to show my creative side a little it, make people laugh and have a good time." For more classic sports photos, visit the SI Vault on Twitter.
Odds & Ends
Adam Dunn pitched the final inning of last night's White Sox-Rangers game and gave up a run on two hits ... Joba Chamberlain stuck out his tongue at Derek Jeter and then plunked him ... The 49ers new stadium is a dud, according to Business Week ... The Rockies continue to have issues with spelling ... Mike Smith's sandals played a large role in the season debut of Hard Knocks ... Two (really bored) junior hockey players are recreating classic movie posters ... This is an interesting painting of Tom Brady ... I want George Costanza underwear ... This man launched a Twitter campaign to find a woman he met on a plane ... Texts and tweets can now be projected onto your windshield as you drive ... A New Jersey hospital charged a teacher nearly $9,000 to put a bandage on his middle finger.
Padraig Harrington Channels Happy Gilmour
Harrington tears down the house at the PGA Championship’s Long Drive Competition on Tuesday.
One Way To Announce a Scholarship
Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen uses a trivia game to announce a scholarship for sophomore Conner Udelhoven. (H/T Next Impulse Sports)
For the Ladies
Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist has a new commercial out for Bread and Boxers in which he strolls around shirtless.
Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood
David Robinson turned 49 today. Here is one of his famous Nike ads from 1991.