January 26, 2011
And We Thought The NFL Was Strict...
Lionel Messi :: Lluis Gene/Getty Images

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi was fined yesterday for sending a happy birthday message to his mother (via his t-shirt) during Saturday's win over Racing Santander.
When Loyalty Leads To Trouble
Inspired by the Chicago car dealer who was fired for wearing a Packers tie, Mental Floss has compiled other stories of people getting axed for wearing the wrong team's colors.
Root For Overtime Next Sunday
Papa John's is giving away a free large pizza to everyone in America if the Super Bowl goes into overtime. From the company's press release: "To be eligible for a free large, up to three-topping pizza if Super Bowl XLV goes into overtime, all consumers need to do is register for Papa John's online customer loyalty program, Papa Points, at www.papajohns.com any time now until 11:59 pm ET Sat., February 5, 2011. Then, if Super Bowl XLV goes into overtime, the free pizza will be awarded to all Papa Points enrollees Monday, Feb. 7 in the form of 25 Papa Points -- the amount of points needed to redeem a large up to three-topping pizza. Consumers can redeem the 25 Papa Points for the free pizza anytime through June 30, 2011." Before you get excited, remember one thing: No Super Bowl has ever gone to overtime.
Lovely Lady Of The Day
Paula Garces :: Todd Williamson/Getty Images
Actress Paula Garces, who has appeared in all the Harold & Kumar movies, is today's LLOD.
Cheap Shot Of The Day
Sadly, this comes from a GRADE SCHOOL basketball game.
In Case You Missed It...
If you didn't read today's A.M. Hot Clicks, shame on you. You missed out on brand new Jaime Edmondson pictures.
Sports Video Of The Day
Want to see a model show off some impressive soccer skills? Of course you do. And who is this soccer-star-in-the-making model? Sylvie Van Der Vaart, the wife of Tottenham star, Rafael Van Der Vaart.

Hoarder Video Of The Day?
Check out something I filmed earlier in the day. It's the SI.com office version of Hoarders. Is my colleague, Bryan Graham, a hoarder? (Warning: I dropped an s-bomb in the video.)

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