Wednesday's A.M. Hot Clicks: Hannah Ferguson; Good & Bad of Tiger Woods
Good Tiger, Bad Tiger
The best and worst of Tiger Woods were on display Tuesday. We'll start with the good. Woods wrote an inspirational letter to a young fan who attempted suicide after being bullied for his stutter. Woods, who also stuttered at a young age, shared his personal experience and the struggles he faced. Now to the bad. Woods and longtime girlfriend Lindsey Vonn reportedly broke up after Woods confessed he cheated on her with a prostitute.
The crew at Barstool Sports, all major Patriots fans, were arrested after handcuffing themselves together at NFL Headquarters ... The Patriots changed the team's official Twitter avatar to a photo of Tom Brady's No. 12 jersey ... Some of the strongest statements by NFL officials were mysteriously left out of the Wells Report ... Brady's merchandise sales have doubled since Monday's Deflategate ruling ... The #NoBradyNoBanner hashtag is getting plenty of attention around New England ... The Wells Report fallout has led to some pretty bad political cartoons ... A group of Jets fans bought ads on 12 electronic billboards throughout New Jersey with the words "Tom Shady." I despise the Jets, but I have to tip my hat on that one.
For the Pro Wrestling Fans
You know when someone completely messes up a move in the ring? It's called a botch, and a 27-year-old from the UK has created a mini-empire collecting those botches into a video series called Botchamania. We have an extensive profile of the man behind the videos, his process in creating them and how pro wrestlers have reacted to the phenomenon.
Lovely Lady of the Day
Big news. Sports Illustrated introduced its first-ever off-season SI Swimsuit photo shoot on Tuesday, featuring Hannah Ferguson. We took these a couple weeks ago at the Trump Soho and it was freezing out. There were actually space heaters just out of view and big bathrobes to throw over Hannah between takes. She was a trooper thoughout, and the photos look great. She earns LLOD honors (click here for full-size gallery).
Green Bay Still Loves Brett Favre
The Packers sold 64,000 tickets in six hours to watch Brett Favre's team Hall of Fame induction ... on the stadium video boards.
One Reason To Be a Celtics Fan
Ronda Rousey and Two Muscleheads
Ronda Rousey is on the cover of this week's SI and posed for one of the more bizarre photo shoots in recent SI history (see photo below). My favorite part of the profile was the discussion of her Tinder alter-ego and main makeout partner (her dog). One person she won't be making out with is Snappers McCreepy, her nickname for the ex-boyfriend who took a bunch of nude pics of her while she wasn't paying attention.
Born to Run Breakdown
Lightning Eye Check
Best Giveaway of the Summer
Russell Westbrook Goes to the Movies
He Meant To Do That
Odds & Ends
Aaron Rodgers isn't just a top-notch quarterback, he's a great Jeopardy player ... Former FSU coach Bobby Bowden went off on Jameis Winston ... Not so sure Taj Gibson deserved his ejection from last night's Bulls-Cavs game ... Yasiel Puig's rehab was shut down after an MRI on his hamstring revealed a strain ... This is one of the better fan tattoos I've seen in a while ... Mike Trout loves the weather ... NBA playoff participants and their Mad Men counterparts ... Chipotle is now being used to recruit college football players ... "Any pizza is a personal pizza if you believe in yourself" and other great yearbook quotes ... David Beckham spent some quality time with Stephen Hawking.
Poor Chris Webber
The last thing Chris Webber wants to talk about is time outs. Marv Albert must've missed that memo.
Ronda Rousey Finds Out She's On This Week's SI Cover
"I like the color scheme."