We always like to learn about new people in the sports industry, so since we don't watch NASCAR, we have to thank The Big Lead for alerting us to pit reporterJamie Little. TBL has a Jamie Little quiz, and more important, more photos.
Let's Rick Roll
Reader Adam of State College, Pa., sent us this video of a bunch of people busting out Rick Astley's Never Gonna Give You Up during a college basketball game. Since we love all things '80s, we found the clip highly amusing. However, we were curious about the title of the YouTube clip: "College Basketball Game Gets Rick Roll'd." So we did a little research to find out the meaning of "Rick Roll'd." Urbandictionary.com explains it as "to be tricked into clicking a link of a Rick Astley video," and of course, there's a http://www.yougotrickrolled.com/ Web site. We'll be Rick Rolling our friends all day long.
First, Barack Obama had to deal with the controversy surrounding his pastor. Now, MLB has ordered a Pennsylvania student to stop selling baseball T-shirts that had Obama's name where the team logos normally appear. Machochip.com has a peek at what the shirts looked like.
The Jessica Simpson Jinx Continues
Tony Romo, Jessica Simpson :: AP
Jessica and Tony attended last night's Lakers-Mavericks game, and as you can tell by the looks on their faces, Dallas lost, 102-100.
Finding the next Cowgirl ... Update on the Michigan Academic Scandal ... Most ridiculous mascots ... Top all-time buzzer beaters ... Steve Lavin and His Hair ... Video: Amazing Ball-Balancing Dog ... more.
We've all seen the famous clip of Randy Johnson hitting a bird with a pitch, but today was the first time we saw this similar incident, which occurred in a minor league game awhile back. (Thanks to Stais of Hialeah, Fla., for sending us the link.)
Reader Larry of Toronto sent us the following: "I heard about this link from a radio show. Basically, Nickelback plagiarizes themselves." Larry is right. The song starts out slow, but by the middle, you realize Nickleback got two hits for the price of one.
Bashing Dane Cook Video Of The Day
After seeing the shot we took at Dane Cook yesterday, reader Eddie of Rye, N.Y., sent us the following e-mail: "I thank you greatly for posting any video which bashes, berates and criticizes Dane Cook in any way. I despise him and his so called "comedy" and can't begin to fathom how a human being with a proper working mind and soul could find any one of his jokes funny. I'm sure you've already seen this video on MadTV, YouTube or another site of its kin and if not, I'm glad to share. I can totally imagine Dane Cook performing this exact routine and the auditorium roaring out in laughter. It makes me sad that people don't understand comedy these days. Just because a "comedian" is mildly attractive and runs around a lot doesn't mean that he is remotely funny.
Got A Link Or A Comment?
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.