Thursday's A.M. Hot Clicks: Brett Favre Third Choice for Movie Role
The Farrelly Brothers were guests on The Rich Eisen Show and revealed an interesting tidbit about Brett Favre's cameo in There's Something About Mary—Favre was their third choice. The brothers, who were raised in Rhode Island, originally wanted Patriots QB Drew Bledsoe for the role, but he had just gotten into trouble for stage diving at an Everclear concert so they turned to Steve Young. The 49ers QB, a Mormon, declined due to religious reasons (though that didn't stop him from having girls in his BYU dorm room, but that's another story). So the directors turned to Favre and the rest (as the cliché goes) is history.
Gordon Hayward > LeBron James
The Cavaliers nightmare start to the season continued in Salt Lake City last night, with the Jazz and Gordon Hayward pulling off a 102–100 upset. The former Butler star not only nailed the game-winning jumper, but also was in on the defensive play of the game, making made LeBron James look foolish on this drive to the basket.
You've heard of the Buttfumble. Last week we got the Butt-touchdown. And now we have the Buttgoal, courtesy of Rangers forward Rick Nash.
Lovely Lady of the Day
Hard to believe it's been seven years since Superbad was released. The movie first introduced me to Emma Stone, and since she turns 26 today, I'll make her the LLOD for the first time (click here for full-size gallery).
Magic Johnson is Delusional
The Lakers are 0–5. Kobe Bryant has attempted 122 shots and made just 49 of them, for a .402 field goal percentage. To break that down further, Kobe has missed more shots (73) than anyone else in the league has even attempted (except James Harden, Carmelo Anthony and Blake Griffin). Not exactly an MVP start for the L.A. star, unless you ask Magic Johnson. On Twitter, the Hall of Fame guard said, "Kobe should also be in the early MVP talks with LeBron, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, Anthony Davis, Carmelo, Curry, Thompson and Rose." Umm, if you say so, Magic.
Best Punishment Ever
Tulane coach Curtis Johnson made right tackle Sean Donnelly and defensive tackle Tanzel Smart hold hands for 20-minutes because they fought in practice.
Two Sides of the Hunting Debate
From the SI Vault
Arizona State linebacker Pat Tillman chases down Ohio State's Stanley Jackson in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1, 1997. Tillman, who was killed by friendly fire in 2004 while serving in Afghanistan, would have turned 38 today. If you have some free time today, be sure to read Gary Smith's ’06 cover story on Tillman's life and tragic death. For more classic sports photos, visit the SI Vault on Twitter.
Odds & Ends
Allen Iverson is still having fun with his famous 2001 rant about practice ... A group hoping to get Pete Rose reinstated by MLB was told to stop by Rose himself ... NFL logos, Disney style ... Colts fans can enter a contest to get engaged on the field at Lucas Oil Stadium ... Cal football players have a barber shop in their locker room ... Lauren Hill has her own Wheaties box ... After years as the NHL's most unpopular player, Sean Avery is taking his making-people-dislike-him talents to Broadway ... Good move by the Hockey Hall of Fame to grab this incredible Utah Grizzlies skeleton jersey ... Camouflage ice cream has arrived in time for Veteran's Day ... Funniest puns in internet history ... Discovery Channel will show a man being eaten alive by a giant snake.
Tim Tebow Gets Dissed
Tim Tebow presented Kacey Musgraves with Song of the Year honors at last night's Country Music Awards ... and is still waiting for her to grab his hand.
Ricky Rubio has a great reaction to one of Nikola Pekovic's answers during a postgame interview.
Six-Pack of Highlights
The best six plays from Wednesday.
Miss Supercross 2015
Our good friend Dianna Dahlgren will once again serve as Miss Supercross for the 2015 Monster Energy AMA Supercross. Here's a trailer for the third season of SX Ed; the first episode goes live tomorrow.
Miss Supercross Loves Hot Clicks
The woman has great taste.