Sideline Cheap Shot
The rather blurry photo you see above is Texas A&M student assistant Michael Richardson taking a shot at a West Virginia player during Monday's Liberty Bowl. Richardson delivered a couple sideline cheap shots in the first half and was told by coach Kevin Sumlin to go home. Richardson, as expected, was the subject of much
talk hate on Twitter, including a threat from Daryl Worley, one of the West Virginia players he punched. As for the game, Kyle Allen threw for 294 yards and four touchdowns as the Aggies rolled to a 45-37 victory.
Fatherhood Strikes Again
Props to the Big Ten Bands
From Ohio State's Viva Las Vegas tribute to Purdue paying homage to The Wizard of Oz, here are some of the best Big Ten halftime shows of the year.
Lovely Lady of the Day
With Rex Ryan officially out as Jets coach, let's take one last look at the funniest front pages from his tenure.
Stars' Scoreboard Trolls Rangers
Michigan Man Gets His Pants
Uni Watch: Louisville
Reporters Worst Nightmare
From the SI Vault
Happy 30th birthday LeBron James. SI has been covering James since his high school days at St. Vincent-St. Mary, including this 2002 shot taken in the locker room before a game. For more classic sports photos, visit the SI Vault on Twitter.
Odds & Ends
The Rockets-Wizards game was delayed nearly 30 minutes because one of the rims was crooked ... Brandon Marshall called a Chicago radio host "a clown" and challenged him to a boxing match ... Frank Gore bought pizza for media members who covered the 49ers ... The Jaguars are mad at the Patriots for using an outdated logo on a Facebook graphic ... There aren't a lot of grandpa-grandson duos playing hockey together ... Johnny Damon will be on the new season of Celebrity Apprentice ... Before and after photos of location from The Wire ... A police chief in New Hampshire told a teenage girl he'd drop charges of underage drinking in exchange for nude photos ... The most pirated movie of 2014 ... Microsoft is ready to replace Internet Explorer with a new web browser.
Kings Play 4-on-5
Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive famously suggested a strategy of having his team play 4-on-5 defense while a player cherry-picks on offense for an easy basket. It finally happened last night, albeit accidentally, and resulted in a missed Reggie Evans dunk.
Bat on the Court!
I missed this over the weekend but a stray bat delayed the start of a D-League game between the Austin Spurs and Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
Hockey Goals of the Year
FTW has the best goals of 2014, including this one-hander by Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko.
Local News Reporter of the Day
Texas reporter Kim Powell recites all of Blackalicious' Alphabet Aerobics before a news report. (H/T Huff Post)