Roundup: Raiders and Chargers Exploring Joint LA Stadium; First Aquaman Photo Surfaces; RIP Harris Wittels

Roundup: Raiders and Chargers Exploring Joint LA Stadium; First Aquaman Photo Surfaces; RIP Harris Wittels

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Roundup: Raiders and Chargers Exploring Joint LA Stadium; First Aquaman Photo Surfaces; RIP Harris Wittels

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debbiestpierre1Debbie St. Pierre … If you are disturbed by clowns, don’t click this one. … Lede: “A load of excrement forced the closure of the southbound Interstate 65 exit ramp onto Indiana 18 about 1:45 p.m. Thursday.” … Massachusetts drunk driver tries to trick police that crash was due to black ice. … Here’s the first photo of Aquaman from the new Batman vs. Superman movie.  … The CEO of Vice News reportedly spent $300,000 of his own money on a dinner for 30 in Vegas. … “Pizza bandit” gets a year’s probation. … Aaron Afflalo traded to the Blazers. … Simpsons quote database. … Infographic on what it takes to make different types of booze. … Even more crazy pictures of the snow in Boston! … Kurt Cobain’s Visa card is going to auction. … Chelsea bans three fans for racist behavior in Paris earlier this week. … Guy buys $35,000 watch for $5.99 at a Goodwill. … Chris Weinke joining the Rams’ coaching staff. … Back to the Future II iPhone case. … Happy birthday: Phil Esposito (73); Sandy Duncan (69); J. Geils (69); Ivana Trump (66); Walter Becker (65); Patty Hearst (61); Joel Hodgson (55); Charles Barkley (52); French Stewart (51); Cindy Crawford (49); Andrew Shue (48); Tom Waddle (48); Liván Hernández (40); Stephon Marbury (38); Justin Verlander (32); Brian McCann (31); Rihanna (27). … Have a nice weekend.

The Raiders and Chargers are exploring options on a joint, $1.7 billion, privately-funded stadium in Carson, Calif., if they can’t find new stadiums in Oakland or San Diego. [LA Times]

RIP comedian/writer Harris Wittels. [Variety]

Kobe Bryant really likes Harry Potter. [GQ]

Jayson Werth talks about his five days in prison. [Washington Post]

New York Times writer Oliver Sacks writes on his terminal cancer diagnosis. [NYT]

Bad news for the Rangers: Jurickson Profar needs shoulder surgery, could miss all of 2015. [Dallas Morning News]

How important is the 40-yard dash at the NFL combine? [Yahoo!]

Pablo Sandoval laughs off any critics of his weight from a Spring Training photo earlier this week. [ESPN Boston]

Former NFL lineman Jeff Zgonina wants to win the Westminster Dog Show. [WSJ]

Unofficially, this is the longest thing ever written about Super Smash Bros. [Grantland]

Strange premise: Soviet-born American writer decides to spend a week watching Russian television from a luxury New York hotel suite. [NYT Mag]

Here’s a review of five shitty Nic Cage movies that are on Netflix, or something. [The Toast]

Cage also appears right at the beginning of this profile on Carrot Top. [Esquire]

Thank you Internet: An extensive history of “Whoomp (There It Is)” in professional wrestling. [With Spandex]

Comedy is in the news lately (i.e. SNL). Here’s a reprinted 1981 Esquire article about the life and death of Doug Kenney, who wrote Animal House and Caddyshack. [Daily Beast]

Here’s 40 ‘unheralded’ SNL sketches worth exploring on a Friday. [Splitsider]

Breaking down Michael Keaton’s 1980s filmography.. [Uproxx]

This guy caught a 1,058 pound marlin. [BroBible]

New international trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road movie.

Hero dachshund!

This guy had a lot of time on his hands.

An old SI Swimsuit video featuring Jessica Gomes.

Father John Misty.

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