Athletes In Wax
Cristiano Ronaldo attended the unveiling of his wax figure at Madrid’s Museo De Cera museum on Saturday. And since there’s nothing more awkward then someone standing next to their own wax figure, here’s a whole gallery of such pics.
Punters and Speedos
Michigan State punter Mike Sadler likes his Speedos and offered to wear one if defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi wins the Broyles Award (given to CFB’s best assistant). Sadler still has a while to go before he matches the Speedo brilliance of fellow punter Zoltan Mesko.
Important Pro Bowl News
Did you know each NFL team sends one cheerleader to the Pro Bowl? Here are this year’s selections.
Lovely Lady Roundup
I saw Spring Breakers over the weekend. I did not enjoy it. It was overly artsy and hard to follow. But I do think Ashley Benson deserves some props … UK model Rosie Jones has a new calendar out – and it’s spectacular … Happy 36th birthday, Emmanuelle Chriqui.
Welcome to Chess Boxing
Yes, this is a real thing, and it’s happening in Russia.
15 Years Ago This Week
In the Dec. 7, 1998 issue of SI, Tom Verducci discussed baseball’s record-breaking free agent spending spree and proclaimed Anaheim’s pickup of Mo Vaughn as the best signing. Whoops.
“Mo Vaughn, Anaheim Angels ($13.3 million per year for six years). Think G.I. Joe, an action figure with leadership ability and a proven track record. Now Anaheim can trade centerfielder Jim Edmonds for pitching help and face September, its annual Waterloo, with confidence. Vaughn and the Angels are the only free-agent fit thus far that can turn a contender into a winner.”
Drew Bledsoe Got Robbed
No, I’m not talking about how Bill Belichick didn’t give Drew Bledsoe his starting job back when he returned from injury in the 2001 season. Bledsoe was actually robbed while he was at a dinner for a kid’s event in his home state of Washington.
The World’s Most Overpaid Actors
Congrats to Adam Sandler for earning the No. 1 slot in this year’s list.
Odds and Ends
SI.com’s Stewart Mandel has his annual college football bowl rankings … Johnny Manziel dined at Hooters … This blog has excellent taste in historic sports pics … There is a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Drinking Game. Here’s how to play … Joe Smith was asked about Kobe Bryant‘s return and the former No. 1 draft pick thinks Kobe will be great again. Also, Joe Smith is still alive … A disabled former pro wrestler earned a lifetime Wal-Mart ban for taking advantage of the store’s price-matching policy … Pitcher Jonathan Papelbon loves getting in the holiday spirit.
Locker Room Celebration Of The Day
The Rice football team goes crazy after getting its official Liberty Bowl invite.
Christmas Song Of The Day
The Ottawa 67′s present their Christmas Mashup.
U.S Women’s Ski Team Sing-Along
The squad hits the slopes and lip-syncs a medley of Katy Perry hits.