Tamara Ecclestone, a British model … Adrianne Palicki will be in the Marvel movie Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D … catcalls are flattering, ladies, says female writer .. Bulgarians are vandalizing Soviet monuments … drinking is healthy says research … man robs Wawa store dressed as Wawa employee … Uber hires former Obama strategist … Skateboarder violently attacks ranger in Philadelphia … Compton school police will now carry AR-15 assault rifles … son of former NFL fullback Larry Centers starring for Utah State … “Teacher omits God from Pledge of Allegiance” … Nutella shortage possible! … Kansas has lost two RBs for the season already … “I had sex with Jared Leto back when I was presenting as a male. And, yes, it’s not only massive; it’s like a Praetorian Guard’s helmet” …
Great look at how the Diamondbacks are still paying for the 2001 World Series. For instance, they’re paying Bernard Gilkey $1 million a year. [Arizona Republic]
Former Rutgers QB leaves his high-paying Wall Street job to return to Piscataway to be a $14k a year (plus grad school tuition!) coach. [NJ.com]
The time new Clippers owner Steve Ballmer turned around a prep school in Washington … with some allegedly shady tactics. [Seattle Times]
Youth sports don’t stop: “We’ve gone from ‘Friday Night Lights’ to Every Night Lights.” [NYT]
Rihanna, Katy Perry, and Coldplay will play at halftime of the Super Bowl, but the NFL reportedly wants whoever plays to pay the NFL. Laughable. [WSJ]
Kawhi Leonard took the NBA Championship trophy home with him for a few days. [San Diego Union Tribune]
The sad story of Jenna Parlette’s death while running for Wilmington College. [NCAA Champion Magazine]
I can buy Matt Mauk of Missouri as a deep sleeper Heisman candidate. [Houston Press]
Nice read on Bryce Petty, the Baylor QB who could win the Heisman and be one of the first picks in the draft. [SI.com]
Chip Kelly acquires former Oregon RB Kenjon Barner for a conditional 7th round draft pick. The Panthers were going to cut Barner. [Charlotte Observer]
The New York Times profiles … Rich Paul, LeBron’s agent. Way to butter him up, guys! [NYT]
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on America’s class warfare. [TIME]
Fake? Real? From a Russian movie? Either way, this is fantastic.
Nicki Minaj released the video for “Anaconda,” and the sexual innuendo is off-the-charts. It’ll probably have 50 million views by the end of the week.
People who screwed up the Ice Bucket challenge. This really is funny.
Kobe Bryant, as a junior in high school, scored 35 points in a game, rallying his team to victory. Here he is scoring 18 points in the 4th quarter.