That's Just Like Lunch To Me, Boy
Bobby Bowden took part in a Reddit AMA yesterday and it was awesome. The former Florida State coach discussed Taco Bell, the origin of the phrase "dadgum," his favorite type of pie, grits vs. oatmeal and a bunch of other topics. My favorite part came when a reader mentioned that Bowden was once spotted putting peanuts in his RC Cola, which seems beyond bizarre. Bowden responded, "Well you know, I always did that. I’d get an orange drink and put peanuts in it, or any cold drink. I think Jimbo does that too. It’s an old country habit. That’s just like lunch to me, boy."
Mike Ditka on the Redskins
Bears legend Mike Ditka was asked about the controversy surrounding the Redskins team name, and in true Ditka fashion, he had a lot to say. Here's a quick snippet: “It’s all the political correct idiots in America, that’s all it is. It’s got nothing to do with anything else. We’re going to change something because we can. Hey, listen, I went through it in the '60s, too. I mean, come on. Everybody lined up, did this. It’s fine to protest. That’s your right, if you don’t like it, protest. You have a right to do that, but to change the name, that’s ridiculous. Change the Constitution -- we’ve got people trying to do that, too, and they’re doing a pretty good job.”
Joel Embiid Likes Unexpected Nudes
Lovely Lady of the Day
Krystle Lina isn't just a former LLOD but also a photographer. She recently shot photos of Nikki Howard and they are fantastic. So for those keeping track at home, the official Hot Clicks scorer is crediting Krystle with an assist on today's LLOD (click here for the full-size gallery).
Stephon Marbury, Master Thespian
Stephon Marbury has become a cult hero in China since leading the Beijing Ducks to their first-ever CBA championship, in 2012. He even has his own statue and will soon appear in a play about himself. Tickets for I Was Marbury officially went on sale yesterday. The play will cover Marbury's life during the Ducks' championship season and the point guard will play himself in the production, but will only appear in a few scenes.
UConn sophomore Casey Cochran was just named the team's starting quarterback and showed off his trademark mullet at a press conference. Unfortunately, he still needs work before unseating the greatest sports mullet of all time.
From the SI Vault
Odds & Ends
Bob Costas threw out two first pitches before Tuesday's Cardinals-Reds game because the first one was so bad ... Missouri tight ends busted out the Haka Dance during practice yesterday ... Bryan Cranston and Vin Scully spent some quality time together ... Not sure what to make of Northern Illinois's black and white basketball court ... How to antagonize every MLB franchise in one sentence ... A three-year-old boy with cancer spent the day as a construction foreman, thanks to the Make-a-Wish Foundation ... Bill Murray is the best ... This is a funny tale of a random dude who spent the day with hardcore Taylor Swift fans and ended up eating pizza at her apartment.
Rough Night at Wrigley
The Cubs grounds crew struggled with the tarp last night, but it makes for a good video.
Feel-Good Video of the Day
John Mulhearn, whose father was a linebacker on Western Michigan’s 1988 Mid-American Conference championship team, scores a touchdown in his wheelchair during Broncos practice yesterday. (H/T Dr. Saturday)
Bayern Munich Gets New Bus
This is the first presentation I've ever seen for a team bus.
Shootout Goal of the Day
The Islanders should be excited about Josh Ho-Sang.