LeBron James vs. David Blatt
LeBron James' triumphant return to Cleveland has turned into a bit of a nightmare as the Cavs have lost five of their last seven and fans are calling for the firing of coach David Blatt. While general manager David Griffin gave Blatt a vote of confidence over the weekend, Cleveland fans remain worried that the coach and superstar don't get along. SI's Phil Taylor thinks the feud is as intense as it seems. Judging by these photos, I believe Taylor has a point.
Paging Atlanta-Area Singles
The Hawks are hosting a Tinder-themed "Swipe Right Night" on Wednesday. Details are scarce but the Hawks have won nine of 10 and Atlanta has some really good-looking citizens, so what do you have to lose?
WAG Update: Rory's New Girl
Rory McIlroy has been linked to Erica Stoll, who works as the Manager of Championship Volunteer Operations at the PGA of America. This is still in the rumor phase and may turn out to be nothing, but it's much more fun to pretend they're dating so I can compliment Rory on a job well done.
P.M. Lovely Lady of the Day
Stephanie Snyder is a die-hard Steelers fan, so I reached out to see if she was going to jump on another team's bandwagon now that her team has been eliminated. She was not into this idea: "I will always be loyal to black & yellow... We still have 6 rings, I'm satisfied. Good luck to the team that tries to attempt that this year." I respect her loyalty (click here for full-size gallery).
The Future is Almost Here
From Al Wakrash Stadium in Qatar (a.k.a. - the stadium that looks like a part of a girl's anatomy) to the Kings new arena in Sacramento, SI's Tim Newcomb looks at 10 of the coolest venues opening in the near future.
I'd Pay To See This Fight
National Championship Uniforms
P.K. Subban is a Cowboys Fan
How the Mighty Have Fallen
Breakfast With Drew Brees
What a Guy
Odds & Ends
Submissions for Wilson's Ultimate College Fan Face-Off are due tomorrow. If you're a Oregon or Ohio State fan, enter ASAP ... Serena Williams was feeling sluggish in the middle of a Hopman Cup match, so she had a ballgirl get her an espresso ... Lionel Messi followed Chelsea on Instagram and soccer fans went insane ... Nobody understands Aaron Rodgers' jokes ... Someone put a Michigan State hat on Baylor's Robert Griffin III statue ... There will be three new flavors of Girl Scout Cookies this year ... A Connecticut brewery was forced to apologize after putting Mohandas Gandhi's name and image on a beer can.
Cowboys Cheerleader Dance Party
Someone's excited about a playoff victory!
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John Mellencamp Destroys Billy Joel Classic
Billy Joel was named the winner of the 2014 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The ceremony was on PBS over the weekend and included this cover of Allentown. As the headline suggests, I am not a fan of this version.
Cleanse Your Musical Palate
I don't want to leave you with that bad musical taste in your mouth so here's a much better cover: Widespread Panic tackles The Ballad of John and Yoko.
Alyssa Miller in Body Paint
One of SI's more underrated swimsuit models gets painted up.