As Craig Ferguson would say, it's a great day for America everybody! It's a great day to be alive! In the midst of the warmest, driest winter in living memory, I'm getting a tan on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! Bring forth the apocalypse!
Speaking of apocalypses, that whole Richard Sherman thing was still going strong on Monday. I wasn't going to mention it again, as it's been over-discussed a million times over, but then I saw this:
can't believe you're all talking about Richard Sherman after he specifically said not to— Alec Jacobs (@alecjacobs) January 20, 2014
That guy wins the Internet.
In other news...
Richard Sherman "apologizes" for his post-game comments | SB Nation
It's not really an actual apology of course - and why would it be? As one of the comments says "I apologize for everyone's overreaction to the comments I made," which about sums it up. But if the media wants to make the whole Super Bowl about Manning vs. Sherman, I'm sure the Seahawks will be just fine with it. He can handle the attention, Mourinho-style, while the rest of the team preps to kick some ass (and get that offense clicking again). Well, [shoe], I wasn't going to talk about this again.
Good-looking girl is good at tennis, so we must ask her about dating | SB Nation
Casual misogyny is fun!
Star Wars Episode VII script is done | The Wrap
Do not fail me, J.J. Abrams, you're my only hope.
CHART/DATA: the top 20 Metro Areas in the United States, 1790-2010 | Peakbagger
Cool. Cool cool cool.
The 2014 BMW M235i Coupe Is What You Hope All BMWs Will Be | Jalopnik
Because I can't afford an (orange) BMW 1M, the M235i (in black, probably) is going to be my next car. It HAS to be. Come to daddy.
FOOTBALL (all times GMT):
19.30: Coppa Italia, quarterfinal: Roma vs. Juventus
19.45: League Cup, semifinal 2nd leg: West Ham United vs. Manchester City (0-6 on agg.)
20.00: Copa del Rey, quarterfinal 1st leg: Espanyol vs. Real Madrid
20.00: Coupe de France, second round: Olympique Marseille vs. Nice