NFL Roundup: Hello, Snow
Snow finally made an appearance and played havoc on Week 13 in the NFL. Vikings running back Adrian Peterson called Baltimore “the worst fan base I’ve experienced” for throwing snowballs throughout the game. It was a bad day for Peterson, who was carted off the field with a foot injury and then had to wait three hours at the airport after the Vikings team plane was delayed after being smashed by a catering truck. The Eagles and Lions played in the day’s snowiest game, which looked a lot more fun to watch on TV than attend in person. Peyton Manning, who was the subject of this puzzling photo, told critics to shove the idea that he can’t play in the snow “where the sun don’t shine” after Denver’s 51-28 pummeling of the Titans. In other NFL news, referee Jeff Triplette once again blew a huge call, Eagles cornerback Bradley Fletcher needs a refresher course on the rules and nobody came to FedEx field for the Redskins-Chiefs game.
This Is Ugly
Sebastien Courcelles, a center for the Thetford-Mines Isothermic of the Ligue Nord-Americaine de Hockey, got his left cheek gashed after taking a skate to the face. It’s graphic and disgusting.
This Is Really Ugly
Lakers guard Nick Young attempted a 360-degree layup during last night’s game against the Raptors. It did not go as planned.
Lovely Lady Of The Day
I watched the movie Savages over the weekend. I still can’t tell if I liked it or hated it, but I am certain that Blake Lively made it 4 to 5 times better. Therefore, I’m making her today’s LLOD.
Hot Clicks Giveaway
Our friends at Guinness World Records have provided me with some copies of the 2014 edition. From the wacky to the wonderful, this year’s book is bursting with fantastic new records and images! I’ll send copies to the first three people who email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) the meal Harry Caray and Elvis Presley once ate at 5 a.m. (answer was in Wednesday’s P.M. Clicks). Please make the subject line “Elvis.”
UPDATE (10:49 p.m. ET): Contest is closed. Winners will be notified this afternoon. We’ll have another giveaway tomorrow.
Meet the 16-Year-Old Monster Truck Driver
Rosalee Ramer, a native of Watsonville, Calif., crushed her first car at age 13 and has been been competing in events for nearly two years.
Ain’t No Party Like an Erin Andrews Pajama Party
The Fox Sports reporter attended the Los Angeles Kings pajama party on Friday night. She is dating Kings center Jarret Stoll.
SI Vault Photo Of The Day
Dick Butkus turns 71 today. In this iconic photo, the Bears linebacker bears down on Packers quarterback Don Horn during a 1968 game at Soldier Field. For more classic athlete photos, follow the SI Vault on Twitter. While you’re at it, follow me on Twitter as well as SI’s Extra Mustard.
Odds and Ends
Harry Potter fan Greg Hardy listed “Hogwarts” as his school during Sunday Night Football lineups … Ohio State coach Urban Meyer drowned his sorrows in Papa John’s after losing to Michigan State on Saturday … A Sonic fast food franchise near Kansas City apologized after posting a sign that said the Chiefs would “Scalp the Redskins” …. Bill Belichick gave Browns defensive back T.J. Ward the look of death after he injured Rob Gronkwoski … Posters for the fictional movie Rochelle Rochelle, made famous during Seinfeld, are going up in NYC.
Fan of the Weekend
I have nothing but respect for this Saints fan who dressed up like defensive coordinator Rob Ryan.
Kobe’s Ridiculous Introduction
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant was given a special Star Wars-themed introduction as he returned to the Lakers last night. He then went out a shot 2-for-9 with eight turnovers in Los Angeles’ 106-94 loss to Toronto.
Bizarre Video Of The Day
Reds catcher Johnny Bench sings a Jim Croce song during a 1972 appearance on the show Hee Haw. (HT: Fark)
Did You Know?
The brother of today’s LLOD is Jason Lively, who played Rusty in National Lampoon’s European Vacation.