Roundup: Taylor Swift Rips Kanye West at the Grammys & Nina Agdal Wins the SI Swimsuit Issue

By Jason McIntyre
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Nina Agdal, who Sports Illustrated wisely put in the Swimsuit issue … what a tremendous story: “Lego prosthetic arm for children wins award at Paris show” … if you didn’t show up for work for this long, would anyone notice? … yes, this is a crazy Airbnb story … “Despite promising signs, pandas at Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo fail to mate” … Stephen Fry quits twitter, says what we’ve been saying for months … “Fugitive in Violent Robbery of Collector Caught in Mexico” … how cool is this bird migration map? … “I train fat rich guys and then get them laid” … print has been dead for years, but digital is dead, too? Not sure I agree … Jennifer Lawrence and Aziz Ansari had dinner together on Valentine’s Day! … four people in New Hampshire submitted write-in votes for Tom Brady at the primary last week … “60 Funny Fantasy NASCAR Team Names for 2016” … this diamond found in South Africa could be worth $20 million … not a surprise, the wildly popular and ultra talented Taylor Swift dominated the Grammys

My Fox Sports Radio show: Cam Newton, delusional? Also, spirited chats with Richard Deitsch (media!), Noah Coslov (NBA!) and Jason Whitlock (Cam!). [3-hour show‘Best of’ Podcast]

The rich get richer: Bowling Green WR Gehrig Dieter, a very productive receiver, is transferring to Alabama. [Fox Sports]

NBA All-star game ratings … up from 2015! The 7.6 rating is impressive considering it doesn’t include Toronto, where the game was played. [Sports TV Ratings]

“Peyton Manning is a pinata in the childish, social-media race war. Millennial journalism is driven by racial demagoguery and cheered on by desperate-for-relevance-and-survival, old-school journalists and talk-show hosts looking for 2 minutes of debatable content.” [J. School]

Tre Demps of the Northwestern basketball team is not only married, but he’s also about to be a father. His father is the GM of the New Orleans Pelicans, Dell Demps. [Chicago Tribune]

The new student body president at Notre Dame is … Irish wide receiver Corey Robinson. David Robinson’s son. [The Observer]

This is a good, long read on old man Vince Carter. [Bleacher Report]

Monmouth 79, Manhattan 70. Monmouth is now 22-5 and in a few weeks, could have a solid enough resume to sneak into the tournament with an at-large berth. [APP.com]

What happened to the Russian soccer team? [New Yorker]

Latwan Anderson, who was a top 20 football recruit in the Class of 2010, is in jail, arrested for armed robberies. [Cleveland.com]

Stacey Augmon would like to be the next UNLV basketball coach. [Review Journal]

If you think the Warriors take a lot of 3-pointers, take a look at what’s happening in college basketball, where Buddy Hield’s Sooners are among the leaders. [SI.com]

Sounds like Greg Norman still wants to be a golf announcer. [Golf World Digital]

Interesting piece on Fangraphs, which one could argue has made MLB less popular because the sport has become such a slave to stats, many which fans don’t understand. [Washington Post]

“Norway’s conservative minority government, with support from most all other parties in Parliament, is making it possible for courts to sentence drug-addicted convicts to treatment programs instead of to jail.” [News in English]

Taylor Swift wins album of the year, takes a shot at that clown Kanye West (2:05 mark).

This sheep herding video taken via drone is incredible.

Look at the range on Ohio State’s Vonn Bell, a fringe 1st round pick.

Taylor Swift is so cool, her handshakes go viral.

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