Joanna Krupa … Genesis Rodriguez: future star … fired because her boss found her irresistible … Andrew Sullivan, Independence!… he ranked the 243 best concerts he saw in 2012 … more on that massive maple syrup heist … Buzz Bissinger has bailed on Philly radio after just six months … for Grand Theft Auto fans … she tried to buy an ipad with food stamps … he drove drunk in a stolen golf cart for 13 miles … “Kansas wants sperm donor pay child support” …
Mild Big Ten upset: Purdue 68, Illinois 61. Haven’t had the chance to write about it, but love what John Groce is doing with the Illini. [Tribune]
NBC Sports Network ratings are in the tank. Technically, below the tank. Underneath it. [Sports Media Watch]
ESPN’s David Pollack talks about going from being a fatty to in shape. [Men’s Fitness]
Ray Lewis, greatest leader in football history? [Mike Silver]
Josh Smith, the portly center from UCLA, will transfer to Georgetown. [Jeff Goodman]
So if Oregon loses Chip Kelly, where do the Ducks go for a new head coach? [Oregonian]
Torii Hunter Jr, a Notre Dame recruit, suffered a broken femur over the weekend and should be out about six months. [South Bend Trib]
So I guess the Saints didn’t like defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo? [NOLA.com]
Jim Boeheim picked up his 903rd win last night, moving past Bob Knight on the all-time list. [Post-Standard]
Rose Bowl ratings down for ESPN, Orange Bowl ratings up. [ESPN Media Zone]
Georgia’s losing a lot next year, especially if QB Aaron Murray declares. [Macon.com]
Imagine that – a newspaper spending money to make money … and it’s working. [NPR]
Notre Dame-Alabama is finally happening soon, and here’s a nice read on Theo Riddick of the Irish. [NYDN]
Man jailed in Sean Taylor murder case offers apology in first public comments. [Times]
Can I interest you in a timelapse of 48 hours at the Georgia Dome?
Junior Cadougan was the definition of clutch on New Year’s Day. Marquette beat UConn in overtime.
This is one of the wildest rescue attempts on ice that I’ve ever seen. [via Herbie]
Idiot tries to fire a bottle rocket from between his butt cheeks. I won’t spoil the ending. [via Adam]
I’ve “held” parking spots many times (when I used to live in New York City). Never once did anyone try to run me over.
If you’ve ever been so drunk at an airport you need to urinate on the floor, you have problems. [via Cartmaniak]