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Jimmy took the day off to celebrate the Yankees finally beating the last-place Mariners, and asked me to fill in. I was going to lead with this funny picture of Canucks fans from SI's "Did You See That?" gallery but then word hit that Jim Tressel resigned from his position as head football coach at Ohio State. I'm sure you'll hear a TON about this over the next few days, but here's a shot of Ohio State fans in happier times.
Tressel Done At OSU
Ohio State Fans :: Aaron Josefczyk/Icon SMI
Congratulations to Tony Romo, who married Candice Crawford, a former beauty queen and local news reporter, Saturday night in Dallas. The out-of-town guests received a sweet gift bag which included a Neiman Marcus gift card, gourmet cookies, Moet champagne, Dude Sweet Chocolates, gourmet popcorn, chips and salsa, pecans, Voss water and Kiehl's beauty and body products. The gift bag at the last wedding I went to included a bag of skittles, two bottled waters and a travel-size tube of toothpaste. Take that, Romo!
Romo Gets His Ring
If the race was called the Indianapolis 499, J.R. Hildebrand would be a happy man today. The 23-year-old was racing to victory when he crashed on the last turn of the final lap and had to settle for second place. Hildebrand, a straight-A student in high school, was accepted to MIT and UC Berkeley before deciding to become a full-time racer so he has a bright future on and off the track. Also, I stole that Indy 499 joke from the great Eric Stangel.
I have no idea how Carles Puyol, who plays for FC Barcelona and looks like this, scored Spanish model Malena Costa. But after Barcelona's big Champions League win, there's no better way to celebrate than making Costa our Lovely Lady of the Day.
Lovely Lady Of The Day
Malena Costa :: Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images
From the things you don't see every day department, University of Florida catcher Mike Zuninoknocked his pitcher unconscious while trying to throw out a runner at second base. Luckily, all tests came back negative and pitcher Brian Johnson will make a full recovery.
Avril Lavignedropped a few four-letter words during her post-game concert in Tampa Bay following a Rays game ... I want this dog ... More corruption with FIFA ... Steve Nashdiscussed the impact of a NBA player coming out ... Ric Flair was issued an arrest warrant.
Orioles pitcher Jeremy Guthrie (@JGuthrie on Twitter) has plenty of interests. Two of his biggest are boy bands and sneakers. (He even gives away tickets to Backstreet Boys/New Kids on the Block shows on Twitter, so you closet fans can follow him for a chance to win.) Guthrie talked about these things and much more on the latest edition of The Hot Clicks Podcast which you can listen to below or download right here. (For those of you who want to download the mp3 file, click the "subscribe" button.)
The Hot Clicks Podcast
New Zealand BMXer Jed Mildon landed the world's first triple backflip at the Unit T3 Mindtricks BMX Jam in Taupo, New Zealand on Saturday. Here is his view of the jump.
BMX Video Of The Day
On Memorial Day in 1991, the Bulls finished a four-game sweep of the Pistons to put an end to Detroit's dynasty. Check out what happened at the 7:40 mark, as several members of the Pistons left the court before the game concluded to avoid congratulating the Bulls. Chicago went on to win the title a couple weeks later.
Retro NBA Video Of The Day
Alexander C., of Chicago, says, "I love going through your links and musing each day after work. Thank you. I know you have a soft side, and honoring our veterans is an important part of being an American. So in advance of Memorial Day, I thought I'd pass on a link my dad sent me about the Honor Flights program."
Memorial Day Video Of The Day