That Was Weird
After a World Series that saw two games ending in unique fashion (obstructed runner, pickoff at first), the NFL decided to get in on the action as last night’s Dolphins-Bengals game ended on a walk-off safety by Cameron Wake. It was only the third time a game has ended on a safety in league history. But that wasn’t all. Bengals RB Giovano Bernard pulled off perhaps the season’s best run with a 35-yard touchdown scamper. Dolphins RB Lamar Miller also had a ridiculous run, but fumbled at the end to cost Miami a likely touchdown. And this fan, with his giant Dan Marino head and tube socks, deserves special mention.
Forget Banksy. Whoever created this Andy Reid pumpkin is a true artist … Ohio State coach Urban Meyer looked fantastic as Mike Ditka … Grizzlies teammates Quincy Pondexter and Jon Leuer paid homage to White Men Can’t Jump … Tony Kornheiser and Mike Wilbon hosted Pardon the Interruption dressed as Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn … WWE superstar Mark Henry shaved his head and dressed up as Rick Ross … Sportscaster Paul Gerke of KIVI-TV in Boise channeled Ron Burgandy during his nightly report … Lolo Jones hasn’t rocked curls since high school (and didn’t seem to enjoy this person who dressed up like her).
(Update at 4:03 p.m.: Urban Meyer’s wife Shelly went on Twitter earlier to to say that Ditka picture was actually a family friend. Oh well.)
This Seems Wrong
The George Mason basketball team is recruiting a 10-year-old.
Lovely Lady of the Day
Australian model Shanina Shaik earns LLOD honors after wearing this outfit Heidi Klum‘s annual Halloween party.
Not Exactly How I’d Celebrate
Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster celebrated the World Series victory by staying at Fenway Park and throwing batting practice to family and friends past 3 a.m.
For the Ladies
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated the launch of his new underwear line with a massive billboard at Madrid’s Palacio de Cibeles.
Bad Twitter Move of the Week
Is it okay to retweet a photo of a porn star’s booty if she’s wearing a NFL-themed outfit? Whoever runs the official Seahawks twitter account thinks so.
Odds and Ends
Ryan Lochte left a tip of $606 on a $314 bill after eating at a steakhouse in Las Vegas … Derrick Rose hit a game-winning jumper to lead the Bulls past the Knicks … David Beckham‘s son Brooklyn is close to signing with Manchester United … New Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday forgot he doesn’t play for the Sixers anymore … David Ortiz will be David Letterman‘s guest on Monday.
Hoosiers Pay Tribute to Michael Jackson
The Indiana football team showed off their Thriller moves.
Heckling Story Of The Day
Edmonton Oilers coach Dallas Eakins talks about being heckled by a 10-year-old (thanks to The Big Lead for the link).
Sweetness Video Of The Day
Walter Payton died 14 years ago today. Here are some of his best plays.