Sara Sampaio, a model … RIP Glenn Frey, who died at the age of 67 … former NYC cop is now a bodybuilder in Florida – oh, and he collects $40k a year disability from NYPD … “911 Operator Missed Emergency Call, Was Ordering Pizza” … that’s not a bobcat, just a 27-pound housecat … a great tick-tock on how El Chapo was captured … “China launches system to check authenticity of living buddhas” … when I read the “Murder Kroger” headline, I spent 10 minutes googling and reading about that nickname … 538 making it sound like Donald Trump has no chance in the general election … ISIS “seized control” of a “Mafia marijuana growing operation” … supermodel Stephanie Seymour got a DUI over the weekend … don’t look at your stock portfolio – the market is getting crushed so far in 2016 … Don McLean, the “American Pie” Singer, was arrested for domestic violence in Maine … 2015 was a bad year for homicides in Baltimore, and looting after Freddie Gray’s death may have contributed … oil prices have plummeted so far, a barrel is cheaper than sparkling water …
My Fox Sports Radio Show: A team surpassed the Cleveland Browns as the dumbest in the NFL last week; interviews included John Canzano Chip Kelly, Darren Rovell on the LA Rams and Mike Florio on Peyton Manning’s future. [3-Hour Show; Best of 30-Minute Podcast]
Here’s a ranking of all the special teams in the NFL this year, and the Jets were 31st. [Dallas Morning News]
Cleveland 98, Golden State 132. Cavs fans are nervous, but it’s January. [Ohio.com]
Clippers 140, Rockets 132 in a throwback game. JJ Redick scored a career-high 40 including nine 3-pointers. Dwight Howard scored 36 points and collected 26 rebounds. [Chronicle]
The Cubs are trying to shut down a couple streets adjacent to Wrigley Field during games. [Crain’s]
The Australian Open is underway, and two big names have already lost: Simona Halep and Rafael Nadal. [The Guardian]
If you need to find something about Daniel Snyder to like, it’s gotta be the “Hurt Locker.” [Washington Post]
Did Lovie Smith get too much credit for Jameis Winston’s rookie year? [Joe Bucs Fan]
Totally disagree that this is a “pivotal year” for Juergen Klinsmann. You’ve got to keep him through the next World Cup and then make a decision. [LA Times]
Pitchers and catchers are reporting sometime next month, and this seems kind of relevant: “Canadian baseball scouting takes a hit.” [Toronto Sun]
Nice piece by DeMaryius Thomas of the Broncos. Should have been in a newspaper or magazine, but this is where we’re headed, folks. [Players Tribune]
Duke lost its 3rd straight, this one to Syracuse. In Cameron. [Duke Chronicle]
Alabama TE OJ Howard can catch, run and … block? I may need to get him in my next 1st round.
My favorite Glenn Frey song.