Scenes From a Winter Classic
A total of 105,491 fans, the largest crowd in U.S. hockey history, braved the 13-degree weather and piled into Michigan Stadium yesterday for the Winter Classic between the Maple Leafs and Red Wings. Toronto’s Tyler Bozak scored the game-winning shootout goal to give Toronto a 3-2 victory. As for Winter Classic style, Maple Leafs defenseman Paul Ranger wore a massive amount of eye black, Red Wings coach Mike Babcock rocked a fedora on the Detroit bench and this fan went home with a great counterfeit T-shirt.
Poor Cody Zeller
It’s been a rough couple days for Bobcats rookie Cody Zeller. First, he sent out this sad tweet about never having a midnight kiss on New Year’s Eve (or as he put it, “I’m now 0-21 on that whole ‘midnight kiss’ thing.”) and then he had the worst missed dunk of the season.
Two Things That Are Ugly
I’m not sure which is worse: The enormous knuckle of Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin or John Wall‘s spiked Louboutin shoes that cost a mere $1,200.
Lovely Lady Of The Day
SwimDaily is counting down the five most popular SI Swimsuit models of the past year. Nina Agdal had an extremely busy 2013 and comes in at No. 4 on the list.
How Many Men Does It Take To Massage One International Soccer Star?
The Newest Olympic Hero?
USA Hockey accidentally invited a 67-year-old Canadian man to play on its team at Sochi.
SI Vault Photo of the Day
As the Celtics and Bulls prepare to face off tonight, we look back at this 1986 shot of Michael Jordan driving the lane against Larry Bird. 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
Olympic runner Nick Symmonds is planning to work out naked until he finds a new apparel sponsor … The wife of Robert Griffin III wants nothing to do with being on television … Billy Ray Cyrus recorded a hip-hop version of Achy Breaky Heart … Mike Tyson wished fans a Happy New Ears … Here’s a look at the all-time best NFL playoff fantasy performances … An Arsenal fan covered himself in jam after his team’s latest win … Babies born yesterday at the Children’s Hospital in Buffalo received these Sabres blankets.
Locker Room Celebration of the Day
The Michigan State players form a locker room dance circle after defeating Stanford at the Rose Bowl last night.
Blake Bortles, Lindsey Duke and 6 Million Googles
UCF coach George O’Leary had a priceless quote during this feature on how Lindsey Duke (the girlfriend of quarterback Blake Bortles) is so much more famous than Bortles.
Leo: The Movie
This is what happens when you take all of Leonardo DiCaprio‘s movie roles and combine them into one piece. (HT Time.com)
RIP, Uncle Phil
James Avery, better known as Uncle Phil on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, died on Tuesday. Here’s a look back at his funniest Fresh Prince moments.