Roundup: Legislator Introduces 'Turn Gays Away' Bill; a Sleeveless, Hooded American Flag Cape; & Derek Jeter's Game-Used Socks

Sports Illustrated Models Play Ping Pong In Celebration Of The New York City BNP Paribas ShowdownGenevieve Morton … Tennessee state senator introduces bill to permit businesses to refuse service to homosexuals on account of religious beliefs (uh…) … NBC’s Winter Olympics ratings might be trending downward … Eight Corvettes fall into a sinkhole and Joe Biden mourns their loss … Michael Jordan’s UNC transcriptDerek Jeter’s game-used sock will run you $525 … Protestors show disdain for Silicon Valley at TechCrunch Awards … Airline pilots aren’t making very much money … Canadian hockey fan has an, um, interesting makeshift pocket for her cell phone … 57-year-old man offers $100 reward for help finding missed connection in time for Valentine’s Day … Man accused of killing journalist and selling victim’s $100,000 Magic Card collection … University of Wisconsin students want Russell Wilson to speak at commencementPackers fan is an Olympics polygamist … A Kickstarter for a hooded, sleeveless American flag cape (which, somehow, looks pretty badass) … People climb 650-meter Shanghai Tower with their bare hands … Mexico bans parents from giving their kids weird names like “Facebook” and “Circumcision” … Why snowboarders hate Shaun White

Sid Caesar passed away yesterday. He was 91. [New York Times]

Stefan Fatsis hurls a 98 MPH fastball at the foreheads of Sports Illustrated writers Thayer Evans, Pete Thamel, and Peter King for the manner in which they quoted NFL personnel men’s anonymous thoughts on Michael Sam [Slate]

Clay Travis makes a pretty compelling case that Tennessee should rehire Bruce Pearl [Outkick the Coverage]

If you have $2.4 million lying around, there are assuredly worse uses for it than purchasing the island where Olympic curling stones are mined [Extra Mustard]

Coke’s multi-lingual America the Beautiful Super Bowl ad was the Internet’s most-watched video last week [Ad Age]

The Broncos gave John Elway a three-year contract extension and the GM title [Denver Post]

The secondary market for Derek Jeter’s final regular season game, in Boston, is quite pricey [ESPN]

The operator of Vegas sports betting pools totaling $750,000 has gone radio silent. Did he snatch and run or did he get nabbed by the feds? [Betting Talk]

Nick Folk has some pretty solid ideas aimed at making the extra point and field goals more intriguing [NJ.com]

Mark Cuban is vying for HGH to be legal in the NBA [Deadspin]

Jared Sullinger watches The Lion King with alarming regularity. [Basketball Insiders]

The motherlode of kissing ‘fails’

This dog is infatuated with slides (via Daily Picks and Flicks)

Bill Murray and Charlie Rose talk for, like, an hour

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