Best Uniforms Ever
Forget Northwestern’s Wounded Warrior uniforms. Forget the Star Wars themed sweaters of these two minor league hockey teams. The Bakersfield Condors of the ECHL will wear this jersey on Sunday to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln‘s Gettysburg Address.
Two Awful Referee Calls
This was ruled a safety even though Ohio QB Tyler Tettleton was four yards out of the endzone when he threw the pass. Equally bad are the referees who blatantly missed this overtime goal by Sharks forward Tommy Wingels.
One Bad Coaching Call
The coach of a middle school football team in Portland decided to hold his team’s annual awards banquet at a Hooters. He was promptly fired.
Lovely Lady Of The Day
Dianna Dahlgren (aka – Miss Supercross) is once again serving as the spokesmodel for Monster Energy Supercross that begins Jan. 4 in Anaheim. She’s also the centerpiece of the second installment of the series “SX Ed.” Follow her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
NHL Players and Their Celebrity Crushes
The NHL made this cute little video of NHL players revealing their celebrity crushes. Some made sense (Logan Couture chose Selena Gomez), some made sense 10 years ago (Sidney Crosby chose Jennifer Garner and Dan Boyle chose Pamela Anderson) and one made my day (Matt Moulsen picked Amy Smart, who I’ve had a crush on since Road Trip). Also worth noting: SI Swimsuit model Kate Bock revealed her NHL crushes in Hot Clicks a couple weeks ago. She seems to have a thing for Blackhawks.
Pearl Jam Still Feels Sonics Snub
During a concert in Charlotte last night, Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder joked with the crowd about the reason the band hasn’t played there in 10 years. He said: “To be honest, we might be a bit upset because you have a basketball team and we don’t.” He went on to say (in some colorful language) that he really should be upset with Oklahoma City for taking away his beloved Seattle Supersonics. Speaking of Vedder, here’s a great photo of him and Dennis Rodman after the Bulls beat the Sonics to win the 1996 title.
In Ryan Lochte News
The five-time gold medalist injured his ACL and MCL, the “result of a freak injury caused by an unexpected fan encounter.”
Odds and Ends
Jay-Z is being investigated by the MLBPA for the $34,000 watch he gave Robinson Cano … This story about a 86-year-old runner who died on Monday from injuries suffered during the New York City Marathon is a must read … Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo will be wearing a mustached goalie mask in honor of Movember … A high school runner in Kentucky pulled out of a meet because she didn’t want to wear the bib number 666.
Hating on A-Rod Video of the Day
Comedian (and diehard Yankees fan) Artie Lange goes off on Alex Rodriguez during an appearance with Conan O’Brien. What makes it even better is that sitting next to Lange were Red Sox outfielders Shane Victorino and Jonny Gomes.
Price is Right Video of the Day
I love everything about this woman.