These kids are now the highest paid MLB and NFL players
The above photo is of a young Matthew Stafford and Clayton Kershaw playing together as kids on a Dallas soccer team. The two are close friends and after Stafford's new (and slightly crazy) contract, the highest paid players in the NFL and MLB respectively. According to this 2014 profile of Kershaw (which is well worth a read), the two were teammates at Highlands Park High School, where Stafford was Kershaw's catcher on the baseball team and Kershaw was Stafford's center on the football team.
Jim Harbaugh has new podcast, also loves to troll
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is a master troller, and I have to tip my cap to his latest move. In response to the mini-controversy over him not releasing his 2017 depth chart yet, he sent out a roster on Monday. Only it was a list of former Wolverine players and coaches now in the NFL. Perhaps he'll discuss this in his new podcast.
Clay Travis vs. ESPN
This is quickly turning into my favorite feud of 2017. Or a close second to Roman Reigns-John Cena.
Lovely Lady of the Day
Dominique Le Toullec: Lovely Lady of the Day
Dominique Le Toullec is the first Australian/French/Moroccan model I've ever featured in Hot Clicks, and I've very excited about this. She is today's LLOD (click for full-size gallery).
Major League Lacrosse accidentally released its players’ personal information, including social security numbers.
Congrats to Indiana residents Ray and Wilma Yoder, who have now eaten at all 645 Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores in the country.
One way to avoid Game of Thrones spoilers
A simple, yet effective idea. I hope it worked.
Bucks go old school
I'd rather they switch to this
Mustache champion of the NFL
Odds & Ends
A school in Maryland is prohibiting students from wearing Redskins gear ... Rob Parker had a scalding hot take about Matthew Stafford and the comments are priceless ... I don't totally believe this story about Kristaps Porzingis and his problems with Knicks management ... Floyd Mayweather is not donating $200 million to Hurricane Harvey relief ... Royals pitcher Danny Duffy was found passed out in a Burger King drive-thru lane ... A law expert explains New Jersey's Supreme Court betting case ... Kathy Griffin has taken back her apology for the infamous Donald Trump shoot ... The 25 most high-tech cities in the world.
Joe Thomas lands SI cover
Ben McAdoo meets his Mini-Me
Lindsey Vonn works out with her dogs
J.J. Watt is doing great things for Hurricane Harvey victims
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