Ali Larter … middle school kids are still snorting smarties … family had three brothers go to war, only one came home … “Google, Tell Me. Is My Son a Genius?” … reviewing the Taco Bell grilled stuft taco … firefighter puts out fire with beer … if Friday Night Lights would have continued, this was the direction things were headed … police spokesman quits after admitting sex with city employees and a journalist while on the job … the five best punctuation marks in literature … an 18-page profile of Barack Obama’s Presidency … the mastermind behind Silk Road was allegedly a 29-year old Eagle scout … must-read story on greed fro a hedge fund trader … Rihanna really stepped up her Instagram game while on vacation in Brazil …
The Super Bowl opened pick-em and quickly moved to Denver -2. [AP]
Michael Lombardi has made a lot of mistakes already as GM of the Cleveland Browns. [ESPN Cleveland]
Boston’s Henry Owens might be the next Clayton Kershaw. [Providence Journal]
LaVar Arrington on the Redskins changing their name: “It should be considered to be blatant racism.” [CBS Local]
Tim McCarver will announce about 30 games on Fox Sports Midwest next season. [Post Dispatch]
Maria Sharapova got bounced from the Australian Open in the 4th round. [SI]
Return of the white wide receiver? [28 Sherman]
Should the Dolphins have let the Browns know Davone Bess was troubled when dealing him? [Miami Herald]
Tom Brady was just “ordinary, again” in the AFC Title game loss, according to a Boston columnist. [Boston Herald]
Marshawn Lynch is savvy: He trademarked Beast Mode, and is making money off of it. [ESPN]
Ranking the greatest Memphis Tigers basketball players of all-time. [Commercial Appeal]
The Detroit Lions asked Tony Dungy if he was interested in returning to coaching. He said no. [Free Press]
Nik Stauskas with a sweet dagger for Michigan in Wisconsin Sunday.
Half a million people have viewed this local news interview with a high school kid. [via Brobible]
Rajon Rondo to Jeff Green. It’s good to have Rondo back.
You’ve heard of a rap off? Dance off? Now, there’s something called a twerk off.