SI Swimsuit Models Invade Brooklyn
The SI Swimsuit models were in Brooklyn on Friday to throw out the first pitch of the Cyclones game. We shot a bunch of videos that we'll push out over the next few weeks, and I'll have a big wrap-up in P.M. Clicks. But if you can't wait that long, here's Gigi Hadid, Chanel Iman and two random kids from the crowd playing an intense game of musical chairs.
NFL Weekend Notes
Peyton Manning earned the first taunting penalty of his career after cursing out Texans safety D.J. Swearinger for his hit on Wes Welker ... Johnny Manziel did the first "money" celebration of his NFL career after scrambling for a seven-yard TD. Michael Sam also his first "money" celebration, which occurred after sacking Manziel ... Colts tight end Coby Fleener saved $15,000 by not going through with this 'dunking on the goalpost' celebration ... Joe Theismann thinks Kirk Cousins has outplayed Robert Griffin III and should be the Redskins starter ... Jets cornerback Dmitri Patterson has been AWOL from the team all weekend but is expected to return ... The 49ers Vine account was on fire this weekend.
Rough Weekend for Adam Schefter
ESPN analyst Adam Schefter gets paid a lot of money to break NFL news and, in the rush to be first, mistakes happen. Take Sam Bradford's injury for example. On Saturday, Schefter reported that the Rams "dodged a bullet" as initial tests showed no damage to the quarterback's ACL. This angered Rams coach Jeff Fisher, who said of Schefter in his postgame press conference, “Oh. Oh, you know, I didn’t see Adam in the locker room or the training room today. That’s funny. If you see [Schefter] tell him I say hi." The next morning, Schefter started to backtrack, saying the Rams are now concerned the ACL could be torn. Less than two hours later, he tweeted that Bradford did tear his ACL and is out for the season. And if all that wasn't enough, the ESPN analyst was also accused of plagiarism.
Lovely Lady of the Day
There were plenty of options for LLOD after Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards and I was thisclose to choosing J-Lo because of this dress. However, Lucy Hale caught my eye - she kind of has a Winnie Cooper thing going -- and that is enough to earn today's honors (click here for full-size gallery).
Paging Brett Favre Fans
Top Twitter Accounts For College Football Fans
Athlon Sports has compiled the Top 100 Twitter accounts for college football fans, and here are a few more selections courtesy of SI's Twitter expert Richard Deitsch. Also worth reading: SI's preseason Top 25 and 10 freshmen to watch this season.
Speaking of College Football Fans
There aren't enough of them at Northwestern, so the school is using potted plants to hide empty seats.
From the SI Vault
Kel Mitchell turns 36 today, which is a great excuse to bust out this photo of 19-year-old Kobe Bryant posing with Mitchell and Kenan Thompson during a 1998 taping of All That. Mitchell will throw out the first pitch this Wednesday when the Brooklyn Cyclones host 'The ‘90s Are All That' Night, which include these amazing slime uniforms. For more classic sports photos, visit the SI Vault on Twitter.
Odds & Ends
Yasiel Puig met a pug ... The owner of a CFL club owes a free ticket to 33,196 fans after guaranteeing a victory for his squad ... Mark Cuban is not a fan of Bud Selig's work as commissioner ... Bills defensive lineman Alan Branch was pulled over for DUI after cops found him throwing up outside the driver's side door. He was cut the next day ... Dick Vitale took a quick shot at John Mayer on Twitter and then deleted it ... The great Joel Embiid offered Andrew Wiggins some (Twitter) words of encouragement ... Jennifer Lopez gave Miley Cyrus the angry look of death at last night's MTV Music Awards ... Taylor Swift's voice doesn't sound very good when the vocals are isolated to just her mic.
The Kobe Documentary
The first trailer for Kobe Bryant’s new documentary, Muse: The Sacrifice For Greatness, is out, and it looks awesome. If you're a Kobe fan, you should make time to read Chris Ballard's profile of the Lakers star.
Australian Hockey League Moment of the Week
Ric Del Basso of the Perth Thunder celebrates a game-winning goal.
Mets Turn Triple Play
Yasiel Puig was probably still thinking about that pug on this play.
Elephants Dancing to Violin
The headline says it all.