Maria Menounos … the rise and fall of Blackberry … Wall Street Mothers, Stay-Home Fathers … gripping read about an 11-year old homeless girl in New York … runners in Philadelphia re-created Rocky’s memorable run … a list of, allegedly, the 50 most influential people in sports business … a cockroach resistant to freezing cold? … if you ride the Beijing Metro, beware of a man dressed in blue under the seats … for those interested in Google and internet searches … this is a helluva story (and really long) … love at first gunshot … Michigan State police are offering a big reward for information in the ‘civil disturbances’ over the weekend …
Very cool: Tracking down every Heisman Trophy winner. [Washington Post]
Wild story about how a Memphis Grizzlies assistant coach could get let go during the playoffs. [Sporting News]
Alabama cornerback recruit flips for Auburn. [AL.com]
Very cool story about how the Eagles landed Nick Foles. [Philly.com]
Dave Clawson is Wake Forest’s new head football coach. [SI]
Robinson Cano pocketed an extra $42 million by picking Seattle over New York thanks to taxes. [Bloomberg]
Russell Wilson and Colin Kaepernick could be the next Brady/Manning. But they both handle the media very differently. [NYT]
Curt Schilling will replace Orel Hershiser in ESPN’s Sunday Night baseball booth. [ESPN Media Zone]
Oh, look, a former basketball player sues Rutgers over the Mike Rice incidents. [NJ.com]
Here’s a nice read on Royce White, the NBA free agent whose brief career has been a disaster. [NYT]
The Dodgers are interested in David Price. Who isn’t? [LA Times]
Dick Vitale recently celebrated his 34th year announcing college basketball games. [SI]
Samuel Eto’o to the MLS? [Guardian]
Magglio Ordonez is now the mayor of a socialist city in Venezuela. [LA Times]
Greg Hardy is a mystery wrapped in an enigma. Or something. [Inside the Panthers]
Here’s video of every ‘sucks’ uttered on the air at ESPN over the last month. [Deadspin]
Johnny Bench singing? Turn back the clock over 40 years. [via Hot Clicks]
This Australia condom ad was shown before movies. It has been banned.
Rice was very excited to get invited to the Liberty Bowl. Toast of the town!
Here’s a 30-car accident that happened in the snow in Wisconsin. The northeast is getting snow today – drive safe, folks.
Silent Night at Taylor University – always a good time. [via Big Buzz]