Thanks to Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez is thriving like never before.

By Jimmy Traina
July 24, 2017

The best of the Internet, plus musings by SI.com writer, Jimmy Traina.

1. Here's the deal: I don't like Alex Rodriguez and I never will. I know, I know. I'm a die-hard Yankees fan and he led the team to a World Series title in 2009. I understand that. I'm still not a fan. All of the embarrassing moments while he wore the pinstripes combined with the goofy, goober-like personality are just too much for me to look past. Having said that, he's dating Jennifer Lopez, who turns 48 years old today and looks like this.

❤️ #Repost @arod ・・・ Happy Birthday to Us!!! #leos 🇩🇴🇵🇷 #305

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Feeling it... #itsmybirthday #birthdaypic 📸: @lacarba

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As much as it pains me to give A-Rod credit, there's really only one thing to do right now.

2. We told you last week that Odell Beckham responded to a tweet about a 9-year-old boy battling cancer who wanted to meet his favorite NFL player. Yesterday, Beckham flew to Amarillo, Texas to visit his biggest fan.

3. Apparently, there's a Stephen Curry fan who drives around in this car.

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4. This was a powerful moment and exchange between ESPN's Jeremy Schapp and Mike Tyson, who opened up just a little bit about being molested as a young boy.

5. The WWE held a pay-per-view event in Philadelphia last night, so a loud "Trust The Process" chant broke out during the Jinder Mahal-Randy Orton match.

6. The Rock's 8,391st job this year is starring in his new extended commercial for Siri. The best part, by far, is seeing his iPhone background image.

7. For the first 22 minutes of the latest Off The Board podcast, I talk about leaving SI for FoxSports.com and then getting laid off from FoxSports.com and what that time was like. The second half of the podcast features a great interview Conrad Thompson, who hosts the ridiculously popular wrestling podcast, Something To Wrestle With. You can listen to the show on iTunes, on SoundCloud and on Stitcher. Please subscribe and review.

8. RANDOM WRESTLING VIDEO OF THE DAY: Survivor's Eye of the Tiger hit No. 1 on this date in 1982. I know this is considered blasphemy, but I always preferred Eye of the Tiger over I Am A Real American as Hulk Hogan's theme song.

 

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