Soccer’s Royal Couple
In 2012, we spoke to Alex Morgan about Twitter and she revealed to us that “people ask me out, and ask me to marry them basically every day on Twitter.” Well, bad news, Twitter creeps; Morgan is engaged. The 24-year old women’s soccer star will tie the knot with MLS player Servando Carrasco of the Houston Dynamo.
Why America Is Broke
The Michigan State University Federal Credit Union is offering loans (with rates as low as 6.9 percent!) so fans can attend the Spartans first trip to the Rose Bowl in 25 years.
Why Rudy Gay Will Never Be Broke
Rudy Gay, who is making $17 million this season, asked the Raptors for a refund on tickets he bought for friends to watch him play against the Lakers. Gay had been to the Kings earlier in the day so he no longer needed tickets to a Raptors-Lakers game.
Lovely Lady Of The Day
I thought I spotted SI Swimsuit model Jessica Gomes on the PATH train during my commute in from Jersey City this morning so I decided to say hello. I was greeted with a strange look and a thick, scary Long Island accent (instead of Gomes’ Australian cadence) telling me I had the wrong person. So I embarrassed myself pretty good but decided to make up for it by honoring Gomes as today’s LLOD. Good story, right?
Living The Good Life
Rays manager Joe Maddon was recently asked about the David Price trade rumors to which he responded, “Honestly, listen, I’ve been in an RV for a month,” Maddon said. “I just saw my grandkids in Arizona, hung out in Long Beach for about a week. I mean this sincerely, I really put it down. I’m pretty good at putting it down. I think it’s important to put it down.” I did some research and found out that Madden has been putting it down in this $300,000 luxury RV.
Giveaway of the Day
Fast & Furious 6 is available today on Blu-ray and DVD. I have a few copies to give away. The first five people who email me (email@example.com) the name of the ’80s movie Blake Lively‘s brother starred in gets them (answer in Monday’s A.M. Hot Clicks). Please make the subject line “Fast 6.”
Update (11:30 a.m.): Contest is closed. I got a TON of responses but could only give away five. There will be another more giveaways so keep coming back.
For Pro Wrestling Fans
Someone on Reddit posted this script of a Sept. 2000 episode of Monday Night Raw.
SI Vault Photo Of The Day
Tony LaRussa joined Bobby Cox and Joe Torre as the newest electees into Baseball’s Hall of Fame on Monday. In this 1980 photo, LaRussa, then the White Sox manager, shares a drink with owner Bill Veeck at Miller’s Pub in Chicago. LaRussa managed eight seasons (1979-86) with the White Sox and finished his tenure with a 522-510 record. He’d win World Series titles at his next two stops (Oakland, St. Louis) on his way to 2,728 career wins. For more classic athlete pics, 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
Duke students will not have to pay for their $90 Chick-fil-A Bowl ticket thanks to alumni donations … Reggie Bush‘s Heisman Trophy is locked up in a NYC storage unit … Broncos coach John Fox used the fake name “Johnny Drama” during his hospital stay … Clippers center DeAndre Jordan had the “Los Angeles” ripped off his jersey during last night’s game against the 76ers … Former Cubs pitcher Mark Prior, who last pitched in the Major Leagues in 2006, officially retired from baseball.
Buzzer Beater Of The Day
Buzzfeed has collected the Top 25 buzzer beaters of 2013. Their top choice is this shot by New Rochelle High School senior Khalil Edney against Mount Vernon.
A Tribute to Baseball Managers
I tried to find a good video of Bobby Cox arguing with the umpires and then came across this compilation of famous managers screaming at the men in blue.
A Tribute to Funny Dogs
Speaking of compilations, here are the funniest guilty dogs of 2013.