Bad Fan Explains Himself
NFL fans let out a collective groan Sunday when a Panthers fan arrived at Bank of America Stadium dressed like a car-crash victim. The outfit was a reference to Cam Newton, who had been injured days earlier in a crash that (judging from the photos) could've been significantly worse. The fan, Mark Middlesworth, gave his side of the story and claims the getup was actually in support of backup QB Derek Anderson. The sign he wore (which nobody could read) was a spoof on the Allstate ads and read, "When Mayhem strikes, better get Anderson." Middlesworth also added, "In hindsight it could have been a little less tasteless."
From NFL Lineman to Apple Help Desk to Best Western
There are many stories of athletes doing interesting things after leaving the NFL and my current favorite is Victor Adeyanju. The former Rams defensive end was forced out of the league due to knee injuries, so he got his computer geek on and scored a job at the Apple Help Desk. He is now working an IT job with the Best Western corporate office.
Tim Tebow vs. Ryan Lindley
After some false rumors spread yesterday that Tim Tebow would sign with the injury-depleted Cardinals, Kissing Suzy Kolber came up with a chart comparing Tebow and the Cardinals current starter, Ryan Lindley. My favorite part is this description of Tebow ("sixth-round talent taken in first round") compared with Lindley ("sixth-round talent taken in sixth round").
Lovely Lady of the Day
Sam from Baltimore wrote in and demanded I make Joan Smalls today's LLOD. I like Sam's passion and taste in women (click here for full-size gallery).
The never-ending parade of awfulness better known as the Jets 2014 season took another great turn yesterday when owner Woody Johnson was caught favoring a tweet from a fan calling for GM John Idzik to be fired. Johnson then tweeted that he has "to be more careful when scrolling through my Twitter feed. The tweet I most recently favorited was inadvertent." If you believe that, I have swampland in Florida to sell you (here's an explanation of that phrase. I looked it up because I wasn't sure I was using it correctly). In other Jets news, the team cut the cornerback whose playbook was stolen.
One Way to Spend $24,025
Kings Unveil Stadium Series Uniform
Andre Iguodala Dance Party
Dwyane Wade vs. Referee
Odds & Ends
Kyle Korver's offseason workout is a lot more strenuous than yours, mine and everyone else's ... Reggie Miller said that "Michael Jordan on his worst day is 10 times better than Kobe Bryant on his best day ... The Panthers beat the Capitals in a 20-round shootout, the longest in NHL history ... Need a ticket to Thursday's Duke-UConn game? There is a good deal on Groupon ... A Saints fan was arrested for shoving the owner of the Bears ... The San Jose Sharks will host Metallica Night on Jan. 21 ... David Robinson's son Justin will join the Duke basketball squad next year as a "preferred walk-on" ... China is making its children play soccer because the national team is so bad ... Martina Navratilova is officially off the market.
Anastasia Ashley Discusses Her Twerking
Hot Clicks' favorite surfer discusses her workout routine, internet animals and that famous twerk.
Dick Vitale Busts a Move
These Wichita State cheerleaders now have a story for the rest of their lives.
A Very Puppy Christmas
A montage of people opening puppies for Christmas. This is fantastic. (H/T Next Impulse Sports)
Inside Metallica’s Disastrous 1992 Tour With Guns N’ Roses
This video was buried at the bottom of that Metallica/Sharks item and it's mesmerizing. I had no idea this happened.