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The Strike Zone
May 02, 2011
Tracking the week's news both inside and outside the confines of cool
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May 02, 2011

The Strike Zone

Tracking the week's news both inside and outside the confines of cool

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Community star Danny Pudi's nerdy-cute tweets about the Bulls, like this one: "The playoffs are difficult! ... High 5s to Mr. Deng and Mr. Korver for being clutch."

Lionel Messi's stubborn refusal to take a dive. Ever.

Say it ain't so, Iron Mike! The ex-champ is said to be correcting his signature gap-toothed smile.

Norm Macdonald's brilliant return to the news desk, on a Comedy Central sports show—especially his use of the Sad Bill Cosby face.

Phillies fans booed the mechanical hurler that (poorly) threw a first pitch last week. So, yeah, when the robots take over, steer clear of Philly.

The Forest Gump-ian will of the British runner who did the London Marathon—and then ran 99 more miles home.

This insane (but real!) headline: paul the octopus's replacement in training for euro 2012

Manny Pacquiao's got a new single. It's called Sometimes When We Touch. And since Manny knows where SI's office is, we'll leave it at that.

MTV.com's lazy/brilliant gallery, "18 Photos of NBA Players Who Can't Believe They Were Just Called for a Foul."

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