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The saga of Jeremy Lin is nothing but a feel-good story right now. But via SportsPickle.com, here are 10 other athletes who once came out of nowhere like Lin, but ended up fading away quickly.
Flashes In The Pan
Buster Douglas :: Tony Triolo/SI
ESPN announced today that Ron Jaworski will no longer call Monday Night Football games. Football fans are now stuck with the two-man booth of Mike Tirico and Jon Gruden, which ESPN says "will combine to give ESPN one of the top duos in NFL broadcasting." What's your take?
Monday Night Mixup
Even Vegas is getting in on Linsanity. These prop bets were sent out today by Bovada.lv (formerly BoDog.com).
* New York Knicks Odds to Win Championship
Before Lin's First Game: 40-1
* New York Knicks Odds to win Eastern Conference
Before Lin's First Game: 22-1
* New York Knicks Season Win Total
* Will Jeremy Lin win NBA MVP?
* Will Jeremy Lin hit a game-winning buzzer-beater shot from February 15th on in the Regular Season?
Some of you were not happy that I proclaimed Michelle Vawer the SI Swimsuit Rookie of the Year over Nina Agdal. So, in the interest of fair play, I'm giving Agdal today's LLOD honors. If you want to vote for the Rookie of the Year, go here.
Lovely Lady Of The Day
Nina Agdal :: SI
Rumors have swirled about a Friday Night Lights movie (off the TV show, not the original movie that the TV show as based on. Got it?). There are now reports that the movie could incorporate the tale of Mike Leach and his firing from Texas Tech.
Please Let This Happen
Memo from Bill O'Reilly: Get yourself on that Internet.
Bill O'Reilly Discusses Kate Upton Video Of The Day
The group's newest video is interactive.
Red Hot Chili Peppers Video Of The Day