Mad Dash: Mike Tyson's former mansion to be a church

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If a property is the former home of Mike Tyson, its walls have surely seen a few things, many of which (we suspect) would not be allowed in most churches. That's what makes this story all the more interesting. The once-lavish former home of Tyson in Southington, Ohio, is about to be turned into a church. Tyson lived there during the heart of his boxing career to be nearer to the facilities of his promoter, Don King, in nearby Orwell. The home is breathtaking in many respects, from the pool to outer walls, but in the years since Tyson sold it (during his financial tumble for $1.3 million in 1999), it's had a number of owners and has fallen into a general state of neglect. The latest group plans to dramatically change that by converting it into a house of worship. Photographer Johnny Joo recently went inside to get one last look before the changes take place, and the pictures are eerie, to say the least. When the house is finally converted, the group reportedly plans to invite Tyson for its first services. Knowing the unpredictability and randomness of Tyson, we're inclined to believe he'll make the effort to show up. 

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy is known for getting creative with MS Paint for his Twitter avatar. In general, he's one of the most interesting professional athletes on social meda. So when Jerry Blevins stole McCarthy's thunder by enlisting the MS Paint help of his Twitter followers, McCarthy wasn't having it. Do it yourself, or don't do it at all. The bickering was pointless, but endlessly entertaining.

Nigel Hayes and the Wisconsin Badgers have become a bit of a phenomenon during the NCAA tournament. As a tribute to Hayes' game on the court and in the press conference, some Wisconsin fans dreamed up a t-shirt that gives a nod to the dynamic forward's propensity to challenge the press conference stenographer. The t-shirt's explosive run was short-lived, possibly because of a potential NCAA violation, but the biggest crime, we think, is that Hayes still hasn't gotten a version of the shirt he inspired. Someone needs to fix that.

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