Derek Cooke Jr. throws down a massive dunk that's called a charge; Alison Brie is lovely lady of the day.

By Lindsay Applebaum
March 20, 2015

Perfectly Good Dunk Ruined by Stupid Rules

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Here's a pretty incredible dunk by Wyoming's Derek Cooke Jr. It was called a charge and didn't even count, because REFS, amirite?

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Where's Warren Buffett's Billion Dollar Challenge?

Thanks to some silly legal feud, the offer's off the table this year. Not that it really matters anyway, because perfect brackets are a LIE.

Why, Eileen? WHY?

Could this have been a perfect bracket? We'll never know, because she only picked 16 games.

Lovely Lady of the Day

LLOD honors go to crowd favorite Annie Edison/Trudy Campbell. (Click here for full-sized gallery.)

Guy Who Gets Paid to Say Inflammatory Things Says Inflammatory Thing


ESPN Colin Cowherd Saying Oregon is a Great State Because it's Mostly White People in It. #espn #oregon

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Colin Cowherd says Oregon is a wonderful place to live, mentions that it's "mostly white" and has "great wine." Is this what we're supposed to be talking about with our Starbucks baristas?

R.J. Hunter Nails It

A perfect reenactment.

Aaron Donald is a Good Son


Just bought my dad a new truck hahah great feeling

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St. Louis Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald celebrated his defensive rookie of the year honors by buying his father a truck. I once celebrated a tax refund by giving my mom a discounted subscription to Real Simple, so whatever.

Odds & Ends

Joe Maddon lost a bet and had to wear a Villanova sweatshirt. ... Magic Johnson approves of this dunk. ... Awesome photos of Bobby Orr through the years ... Ronda Rousey will fight Bethe Correia at UFC 190 in Rio ... What it's really like to get blindsided by a trade ... Derek Jeter and Hannah Davis watching sumo wrestling in Japan ... This wins the (non-sports) day: How to resolve workplace conflicts with body language. ... Matthew Wuest, founder of the indispensable hockey resource Capgeek, passed away Thursday of colon cancer. Help find a cure by donating here.

A Little Something for Your Awkward Elevator Ride

Here are some terrible, terrible NCAA Tournament smalltalk suggestions, courtesy of SB Nation.

Worst Couple Tattoos Ever

The Chive

There's more where that came from. Enjoy.

Meaningless Layup Means Everything

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