Fans at the NFL Draft
Devoted Fans at Past NFL Drafts
The NFL Draft begins Thursday—here's Peter King's mock draft and a rundown of what every team is looking for—as the football world descends on Chicago. The draft fans have always been a high point of the night. My favorite is busty Big Blue (photo No. 4), a die-hard Giants supporter. Who's your favorite?
Scenes From 'Brian Williams Pants on Fire' Night
In February, we mentioned that the Akron RubberDucks, the Double-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, were hosting 'Brian Williams Pants on Fire' Night to coincide with National Tell a Story Day. Well, the event was Monday and it was awesome. Fans played "Two Truths and a Brian Williams" in which fans read two facts from a scoreboard and had to determine which was fake and which was real. A random dude named Brian Williams threw out the first pitch. Players from both teams were photographed in suits. My guess is it'll go down as the second-best minor league promotional night of the summer, trailing the Brooklyn Cyclones' Saved by the Bell Night, which is scheduled for late June.
Giancarlo Stanton may have a $325 million contract and body-painting experience with an SI Swimsuit model, but that doesn't mean the Marlins operations department knows how to spell his name correctly.
P.M. Lovely Lady of the Day
Remember how I told you about the nude Nina Agdal photos I had coming soon? Soon has arrived and here are the photos. I highly suggest taking a few minutes and checking them out. We starred off all the NSFW parts so you're good to invite your boss to your computer for a showing. If not, here are some tamer Nina photos (click here for full-size gallery).
Hot Clicks Giveaway: The Gambler
I like Mark Walhberg. I enjoy gambling. So it's no surprise I enjoyed The Gambler. If you missed it in theaters, the plot is best explained by IMDB: "Lit professor and gambler Jim Bennett's debt causes him to borrow money from his mother and a loan shark. Further complicating his situation is his relationship with one of his students. Will Bennett risk his life for a second chance?" The DVD/Blue Ray comes out today and I have five combo packs to give away. I'll send them to the 20th, 40th, 60th, 80th and 100th person to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) the name of the athlete with the best hair in baseball. The answer was in A.M. Hot Clicks. Please make the subject line "The Gambler."
Update (8:50 a.m.): Contest is over. Winners will be notified. Thanks.
If NBA Teams Wore Helmets
Good Deed of the Day
Western Illinois football player Jordan Veloz is donating bone marrow to "an infant suffering from a rare immune disorder." Veloz signed up as a possible donor during a "Get in the Game" drive and got the call last month that he should be a match. If you don't know, donating bone marrow is not like donating blood. It's extremely painful and a good way to help someone you may never get to meet.
Ty Lawson > Rajon Rondo
That's what the Nuggets point guard had to say during this Instagram exchange.
LSU Loses Its Foul Poles
Bret Bielema's Badass Belt
Chris (Birdman) Andersen and Udonis Haslem Go Gator Hunting
This Week's (double-sided) SI Cover
Odds & Ends
The New York Rangers's Twitter account has banned capital letters for Capitals series ... The best all-time draft pick of every NFL team ... Kirk Gibson has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease ... The top 50 most jacked NBA players ... I support this 13-year-old girl's petition to make McDonald's start recycling its plastic ... A ranking of all 30 MLB stadiums ... This woman ran the Boston Marathon while 34 weeks pregnant ... Twelve random observations from Floyd Mayweather's camp ... A 3-year-old girl without feet received a puppy without a paw ... Kids who watch TV for an hour a day will have an increased chance of being obese. So basically, every kid in America has an increased chance of being obese.
Bo Knows Golf
Even at 51, Bo still can nail a golf drive.
Synchronized Diving Fail
Juan Guillermo Ríos and Víctor Ortega of Columbia competed at the FINA Diving World Series in Kazan, Russia. This was not very synchronized.
Who Will be the Biggest Bust of This Year's NFL Draft?
Peter King, Jenny Vrentas and The Scouting Academy director of scouting development Dan Hatman discuss who will be this year's worst pick.
Random Music Video of the Day
It's hard to be a saint in the city. Just ask Bruce Springsteen.
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