Mike Tyson vs. Michael Jordan
Mike Tyson's longtime manager Rory Holloway has a new book out called Taming the Beast: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson and it looks trashy and spectacular. The book includes a great story about Tyson and Michael Jordan, who were out for dinner in Chicago with Mike Ditka, Richard Dent and Don King shortly after Tyson's divorce from Robin Givens. As luck would have it, Jordan had dated Givens several years earlier and after a few cocktails with Tyson, things got interesting between the two. Not as interesting as the Tyson-Naomi Campbell bathroom incident, but interesting nonetheless.
Johnny Manziel Controversy of the Day
Another day, another Johnny Manziel story. According to TMZ, Manziel was at a club in Houston when some members of the crowd started yelling at him and "aggressively" trying to take photos. Manziel flipped them off, they threw drinks at him and the QB left with his entourage. This led Kellen Winslow Jr. to offer some advice to the former Heisman Trophy winner, which is kind of funny since Winslow
was allegedly caught pleasuring himself at a department store parking lot has encountered some off-the-field problems of his own.
Wade Phillips Wins Twitter
I admit that I hadn't been paying much attention to Wade Phillips' twitter feed over the past few months, but the social media experts at SB Nation have been all over it and compiled Phillips' best tweets. They are hilarious and awesome.
Talking about records. I am the only coach ever let go by all 3 Texas NFL teams(Oilers,Texans,Cowboys)!— Wade Phillips (@sonofbum) March 8, 2014
Lovely Lady of the Day
Josh from Brooklyn asked me to feature Helen Owen again as it's been several months since she last appeared in Hot Clicks. I like Josh's taste in women (click here for full-size gallery).
Nets rookie walks into a Miami hotel room at 5 a.m. with three women who look like "hot, busty strippers" ... yada, yada, yada ... Nets rookie scores 2 points and has his worst game of the season the next day.
30 Under 30
From star athletes (Clayton Kershaw, J.J. Watt) to front office prodigies (Kyle Dubas, assistant GM of the Maple Leafs), Forbes has its annual list of sports' 30 top "young game changers, movers and makers" under the age of 30.
UNC Students Honor Stuart Scott
Benny the Bull or James Harden?
Sony Walkman: Then and Now
Steph Curry Fools Russell Westbrook
Jimmy Butler Denies James Harden
Odds & Ends
Scientists in Seattle are preparing for a Marshawn Lynch Earthquake ... Dion Waiters found out 90 seconds before tip-off that he'd been traded. He had a bunch of friends and family at the game ... Joel Embiid had a great tweet to LeBron James following Philly's victory over Cleveland ... Nine teams that could be on Hard Knocks next season ... Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg has some impressive dance moves ... Katy Perry is taking her feud with Taylor Swift to the Super Bowl Halftime Show ... Sporting KC's Matt Besler had an octopus named in his honor.
Ode to the Browns
The Browns missed the playoffs again and this fan used a Billy Joel song to vent his frustrations. (H/T Rant Sports)
Why I Love Mike Francesa
The legendary New York radio host makes short work of this fan who suggests the Lions and Cowboys play again after the botched pass interference call.
Since Smoove's Been Gone
A Detroit fan took Kelly Clarkson's Since You've Been Gone and set it to Josh Smith highlights. The Pistons have won five straight since cutting Smith.
Darts Video of the Day
I don't know much about Darts, but this is impressive. Thanks to Rod from Calgary for the link.