September 02, 2011
Stacking Up The Signal-Callers
Aaron Rodgers :: AP

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With the NFL season opening in less than a week, has this fun piece that compares several quarterbacks to 2011 summer movies. Aaron Rodgers is Thor, but I'm only pointing that out because I wanted to post a picture of Rodgers' new fancy mustache.
High School Heroes
A trio of offensive lineman from the Forest Park (Ind.) high school team rescued a pregnant woman from a burning truck by lifting it and turning it over. (Thanks to Josh, of South Bend, Ind., for the link.)
Solid Use Of Twitter
Maryland defensive lineman A.J. Francis took to Twitter earlier this week to complain about not receiving his Academic All-ACC award. The move worked, because ACC associate commissioner Michael Kelly responded with an apology and promised to rectify the situation. (Thanks to Matt of Alexandria, Va., for the links.)
Spelling Test
Can you spell the names of these 20 sports figures?
Lovely Lady Of The Day
Alba Carrillo :: Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images
Spanish model Alba Carrillo gets today's LLOD honors.
Random Sports Links
The San Francisco Giants are hosting a Star Wars-themed game and event on Sunday. ... Doug Flutie's daughter has made the Patriots' cheerleading squad. ... The Tampa Bay Rays recently cut pitcher Dirk Hayhurst, so he's having a "Post Release Auction Party."
Random Non-Sports Links
Domino's pizza has announced plans to open a store on the moon. (Thanks to Sean, of Dublin, Ireland, for the link.) ... You can now buy New York City dirt. (Thanks to Danny Stahl, of Leawood, Kan., for the link.) ... This was an actual headline from the Aug. 26 edition of The Oregonian. (Thanks to Michael Powers, of Oregon, for the tip.)
Follow-Up Items
Here's the latest on the story of Iowa football and Hawkeye the dog, who became a viral hit after staying by the side of the fallen Navy Seal. (Thanks to Jeremy Fluhr, of Dubuque, Iowa, for the link.) ... A few weeks back we linked to a story about a marine who left his friends money to go to Vegas. Here's a report on that trip. (Thanks to Bryan Hopping, of Las Vegas, for the link.)
Blog Business
The Big Lead is wrapping up its annual Culture Tournament. It's a battle of behemoths in the finals, but for different reasons, as Kate Upton takes on Bill Simmons. ... A couple of weeks ago, you had the chance to nominate folks for various sports media awards courtesy of Blogs with Balls. The nominations are in and now it's time to vote for the winners.
Get In The Pool
Once again, Hot Clicks is running an NFL Pick 'Em Pool. All you have to do it pick each game each week WITH THE POINT SPREAD. Whomever has the most correct picks at the end of the season wins a prize package. I don't know what that is yet, but I will keep you posted. Anyway, you should be able to join the pool right here. The league ID is Hot Clicks (or 59414) and the password is hotclicks. Good luck.
Sports Video Of The Day
This punt return from last night's Texans-Vikings game featured two massive hits. (Thanks to Tim LaBerge, of Minneapolis, for the link.)

Tug-At-The-Heartstrings Video Of The Day features videos of soldiers returning home. Trust me, once you get on the site, you stay there for a long time watching all the clips. Below is one example. (Thanks to Gabe Lynott, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for the link.)

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