Puppies and Kittens and Fish...Oh my!
The Super Bowl is coming up, which means something even more exciting will be on your TV this Sunday: cute animals! The Kitten Bowl kicks off at 12/11c on the Hallmark Channel, followed by the Puppy Bowl at 3/2c on Animal Planet, and the Fish Bowl at 8/7c on Nat Geo Wild. The Puppy Bowl and Kitten Bowl are very similar: the little canines or felines run around a miniature football field. The Fish Bowl, on the other hand, is...a big fish bowl:
This year you can get even more invested in the adorable shelter dogs featured in the game by drafting your very own Puppy Bowl fantasy team. I don't want to tell you how to run your team, but there have been a lot of past MVPs coming out of the Terrier family, making Darby, the 15-week-old Jack Russell, very underrated.
Highlight of the day
Durant hits a deeeeeep three to win it.
Oldest person to ever appear on a baseball card?
New Topps baseball cards are out, including their First Pitch cards, featuring photos of people who threw out ceremonial first pitches last season. In addition to famous athletes like Abby Wambach and Kristaps Porzingis, there's a card for Mariners fan Evelyn Jones, who threw a pitch on her 108th birthday last July. You can check out all of the cards here.
Ricky Rubio's popcorn bath
Ricky Rubio saves the ball, but trips on the popcorn bucket and has to get it out of his hair pic.twitter.com/CrI7RbFMAg— The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) February 4, 2016
Beat my Disco Bowling score
The new SIKids.com features a lot of cool games. My favorite is Disco Bowling. Try to beat my high score of 171!
The NFL will be implementing a “Rooney Rule” to give woman a fair chance at executive positions, league commissioner Roger Goodell said at the NFL Women’s Summit on Thursday.
The Rooney Rule currently in place, which was established in 2003, requires the NFL to interview minority candidates for head coaching and senior football operations positions. A similar rule will apply for women seeking front office positions.
Last month, the Buffalo Bills made history when they hired Kathryn Smith as the league’s first full-time female coach.
Goodell did not specifically state when the rule will come into effect.
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James told ESPN he is a fan of Cam Newton, but he downplayed the comparison between himself and Newton in response to a comment the Carolina Panthers quarterback made earlier this week.
At media day ahead of Super Bowl 50, Newton was asked if he should be considered the LeBron James of the NFL.
“Why can’t LeBron be the Cam Newton of power forwards?” Newton responded.
When asked about that label on Wednesday and whether he should be considered the Newton of the NBA, James said, “I’m LeBron of the NBA.”
James also noted that Newton gave him the wrong position.
“I’m not a power forward right now, and I’m not slowing down any time soon,” James said. “So, I like being a wing guy. It’s cooler.”
James praised Newton, calling him a special player.
“He’s a rare talent,” James said. “And obviously his size and speed is just a rarity at that position. And then his height as well, there’s not many guys that are 6-foot-5 or over in the NFL—especially playing the quarterback position. So that’s why, combined with his IQ, combined with his speed, his power and combined with the great guys surrounding him, that makes it very tough [to defend him].”