Photo of the Year
Vikings owner Zygi Wilf and Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton broke ground on a new stadium last night, which would be a boring Hot Clicks item if not for this amazing photo.
Quote of the Year
“We eating pasta, he had elbow pasta, I had shell pasta, and I told him how my shell pasta is better than his elbow pasta. And he was pretty upset about that. He loves elbows pasta, but I disagree, I think shell pasta is better. I don’t care. I will stand by that. Shell pasta.’’
-Metta World Peace explaining his heated argument with teammate Kenyon Martin before Sunday’s game.
Coach of the Year
Brett Favre, the offensive coordinator for Mississippi’s Oak Grove High, hopes to lead his team to its first state championship when it plays Tupelo on Friday. I know the headline might be a bit much but I had a good theme going with the “of the year” stuff and didn’t want to ruin the flow. The real Coach of the Year may be Lawrence Frank, who will now earn $6 million filing daily reports after being removed from Jason Kidd‘s coaching staff in Brooklyn. That’s on top of the $3.7 million he is getting from the Pistons after they fired him with a year left on his deal.
Lovely Lady Of The Day
Brooklyn Decker, Chrissy Teigen and Erin Andrews are enjoying some type of “hottest girls alive” trip to Disneyworld, which inpsired me to bust out some of Decker’s best SI Swimsuit shots and make her today’s LLOD.
For Those With An Extra $30 Million Lying Around
Populous, the architecture firm behind the new Yankee Stadium, London’s Olympic Stadium and Oriole Park at Camden Yards, will design a stadium in your backyard for a starting price of $30 million.
Ronaldo Loves Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo announced yesterday that he is opening a museum dedicated to himself on the Portuguese island of Madeira.
This Is Sad
The Panthers didn’t exactly pack them in for last night’s game against Ottawa at the BB&T Center.
SI Vault Photo of the Day
As Bernard King celebrates his 57th birthday, we look back to 1976, when King, Ernie Grunfeld and their orange-striped pants had the Tennessee Vols on top of the college basketball world. This photo was taken for a January 1976 Sports Illustrated cover story on “the country’s most dazzling scoring combo.” The duo was recently featured in the 30 for 30 documentary The Bernie and Ernie Show.
Odds and Ends
Michigan sophomore Nik Stauskas had some fun with the Cameron Crazies during Tuesday’s game against Duke … Alex Rodriguez referred to PEDs as “food” in emails and chastised Biogenesis founder Anthony Bosch for calling them “meds” … This is the official game ball that will be used in the 2014 FIFA World Cup … The fiancee of Aaron Hernandez lied to a grand jury 29 times while under oath … Carl Crawford is expecting a baby with Evelyn Lozada, the ex-wife of Chad Johnson and ex-fiancee of Antoine Walker.
Ron Burgundy Interviews Peyton Manning
Ron Burgundy dropped by Sports Center and interviewed the Broncos quarterback.
Donnie Does Roger Federer
Donnie went to Shanghai with a few bodyguards and pretended to be Roger Federer. People are gullible. (Thanks to Bryan Graham for link).
Can You Spell K-R-Z-Y-Z-E-W-S-K-I?
ESPN asked a bunch of ACC players to spell the name of Duke’ coach. They didn’t have much luck.
Retro Tyra Banks
Tyra Banks turns 40 today. Here’s a look at her first appearance on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.