Pats beat Bucs, Michael Irvin wears ugly suit
The Patriots squeaked past the Buccaneers last night, thanks to kicker Nick Folk melting down and missing multiple field goals (to which Twitter had many jokes). The pregame show featured Cam Newton's apology (which received mixed reviews) and Michael Irvin's pink checkered suit (which received negative reviews). Tom Brady and Jameis Winston had a nice chat after the game that left a big impression on the young quarterback.
MLB Playoff Round-Up
Little Jose Altuve blasted three home runs to lead the Astros past the Red Sox in Game 1 of their ALDS series. Chris Sale picked a bad time to suck (his words) and John Farrell made more shaky decisions. In Cleveland, Terry Francona's gut feeling proved to be right as Trevor Bauer dominated the Yankees. Aaron Judge struck out four times. The two teams face off again today at 5:08 p.m. ET.
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Lovely Lady of the Day
The great Gigi Paris has been featured as LLOD several times but will she be cast for SI Swimsuit 2018? She came in for a casting and I was impressed. She is today's LLOD (click for full-size gallery).
Two feel-good stories to start your Friday
Former NHL enforcer Louie DeBrusk was moved to tears after his son Jake, a forward for the Bruins, scored his first NHL goal last night. In a completely unrelated (but equally uplifting) story, a partially paralyzed Miniature Doberman will "run" the Chicago Marathon on Sunday.
If you like football, you'll want to read this story
Tim Layden has a great piece on the life lessons he learned from high school football.
Tyrese is not a Dwayne Johnson fan
It's very rare these days to see anyone talking negative about Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, but Tyrese had some choice words for the former WWE star about his involvement with the Fast and the Furious franchise.
My new favorite Harbaugh
?James Harbaugh Jr. (son of Jim) shared his thoughts about his dad's fashion.
Under Armour is Celebrating Columbus Day
In honor of Columbus Day, Under Armour is offering 25% off all training gear (available until 10/15). This means you can get big discounts on some of UA’s new training gear, including the best-selling UA C1N Trainer sneakers, the all-time favorite UA Tech shirts and much more.
Editor's Note: This starts Monday. I jumped the gun publishing today. Apologies.
Someone's been hitting the gym
Bryce Harper unveils 'Pray for Las Vegas' cleats
Odds & Ends
A donut controversy swept across the SI office and I am not sure where I stand ... I feel bad for David Wright at this point. Seems like a good guy who just can't stay healthy ... Can't blame this Diamondbacks fan for deciding against a face tattoo ... Roger Federer had his sneakers shipped to a hotel vault ... Barry Bonds' $6.6 million home is on the market ... This father took his son's benching way too personally ... Harvey Weinstein is suing the New York Times for $50 million after Thursday's expose ... As the owner of a therapy dog, this story makes me very happy ... Netflix is raising its prices ... Iggy Azalea is being sued by American Express for not paying her bill.