Elodie Frege, a French singer … sure sounds like Rounders 2 is going to happen … attractive actress arrested for fight in bar … Rutgers offers a class on ‘The Wire‘ … former Outdoors writer illegally shoots deer, gets in trouble … this Jesse Owens movie is destined for greatness … wait, anti-bacterial soaps may not work? … Georgia high school student suspended a YEAR for hugging a teacher … there’s a North Korea prison camp where prisoners dig their own graves … state-by-state breakdown of what teachers get paid … very in-depth long read: Fall of the House of Tsarnaev … man, the Judd sisters have problems … eight hours after getting married, husband dies helping stranded motorist …
Michael Jordan’s 56,000-square foot house was up for auction, but didn’t generate any bids that met the reverse price. It’ll be up for sale again in 2014. [Tribune]
Remember how Dez Bryant left the field early against Green Bay? He said it was so he could cry. [Morning News]
Gavin Floyd had his choice of the 2-year deal with the Orioles or a 1-year deal with the Braves, and signed with Atlanta. [Sun]
Oregon Ducks defensive back arrested on allegations of menacing, strangulation. [Comcast NorthWest]
Good breakdown of Kentucky’s defensive struggles so far this year. [Rush the Court]
Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year? Peyton Manning. Too many people are making a big deal out of this … they have to sell magazines. [SI]
John Axford will be the closer for the Cleveland Indians in 2014. [Plain Dealer]
Rick Pitino loved Jason Whitlock’s column on RGIII. [DC Sports Bog]
Joe Johnson hit 8 three-pointers in the third quarter – when he scored 29 points – and the Nets rolled the 76ers. [NYDN]
Rudolph is 5-foot-3, weighs 375, and is a free agent in 2023. Very cool. [Baseball Reference]
The idea Texas may go after Chip Kelly likely will be shelved after reading about his Show-Cause. [Athletic Scholarships]
Not a huge Steve Serby fan, but this 1-year Rex Ryan extension isn’t a terrible one. Doubt Rex would go for it, though. [NY Post]
If you feel like laughing, there’s this Texas coaching list, which begins with Les Miles. [Oklahoman]
But as Texas fans worry about not getting their guy … remember the disaster that was the Tennessee football search after the Vols canned Derek Dooley? They’ve got the No. 2 recruiting class. These things take time! [AJC]
Sunday night clutchness, irresponsibly omitted on Monday: Damian Lillard.
Drunk Santas brawling in NYC Saturday night.
Cheetah and dog play in the snow at the Cincinnati Zoo. This is cute enough to offset all the dashcam videos from 2013, right? [via Hot Clicks]
If you like basketball and ball movement and learning, this is somewhat hypnotizing: Watch all these ball screens. [via Zak Boisvert]
Jameis Winston read the Top 10 on David Letterman Monday night.
Amazing save. But a major question for the Dad – what the hell were you thinking?