Jeffrey Loria Gets Richer
Which is worth more: The painting on the left, or the entire payroll of the 2013 Miami Marlins? That is the question South Florida now knows the answer to and it’s not because they are art lovers. Earlier this week, Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria sold the painting (Albert Gaicometti‘s 1954 portrait of his brother Diego) for $32.6 million; he spent about $39 million paying his team last season. No wonder he’s so popular among baseball fans!
Get Used To Seeing This Highlight
A fan at last night’s Blackhawks-Jets game actually snatched the helmet off a player during a stoppage in play. Winnipeg defenseman Adam Pardy found himself nearly in the stands after a pane of glass fell along the boards during the third period. A scrum ensued and a fan reached out, snagging the helmet and putting it on, and pumped his fist to the crowd.
This Girl Is On Fire
Lovely Lady Of The Day
Oregon plays Stanford tonight and though Hot Clicks tries to not to play favorites, Ducks superfan Felicia Wilmerton makes it difficult.
What NFL Cheerleaders Earn
I’m not sure what motivated Amber Matsumoto of Yahoo Sports to create this infographic on NFL cheerleaders but it’s worth checking out.
In Custom Sneaker News
Rams cornerback Cortland Finnegan had two pairs of Air Jordans specially designed for him in blue and gold to honor St. Louis’ original colors.
SI Vault Photo of the Day
It looks like Houston’s iconic Astrodome will face the wrecking ball in the not-too-distant future. We compiled this collection of memorable Astrodome photos including this famous shot of Muhammad Ali retreating to his corner after knocking out Cleveland Williams in the third round of their 1966 fight.
Odds and Ends
The NCAA will start using a new flat-seamed baseball for its championship, starting in 2015 … If you like boats, the Bud Light hotel seems like the place to stay for this year’s Super Bowl … An injured Greg Oden dined at a Miami Hooters while the Heat were playing on the road … Will there be a Full House sequel in 2014?
Colbert vs. Dr. J
Julius Erving face off in a game of paper basketball (3:30 mark)
Brooklyn Nets Star in Funny or Die Video
The Nets do not hide from their old-school status.