Today’s must-reads from around the Internet.
In honor of the playoffs, we couldn’t resist passing along this 1969 Sports Illustrated snap, which finds Joe Namath relaxing poolside with reporters in the run-up to Super Bowl III. Note the shorts, the fan base and the shit-eating grin. Eat your heart out, Rodgers.
This assemblage of sneakers comes courtesy of the Sports Illustrated photo vault (which you should really be following), showing what might be the best the Converse One Star has ever looked. Check out the full-size version and you’ll see Larry Bird getting postered by one Julius Winfield Erving, M.D.. Gotta be the shoes.
Andrew Bangs inspired us to a little digging through the Sports Illustrated archives, where we found this snap of an NCAA-era Magic Johnson. The kicks are pretty fantastic, but mostly we’re glad he’s not afraid to show a little ankle.
What has Leo DiCaprio got that you haven’t? Well, Bar Refaeli for one, the startlingly stacked Israeli model he’s been keeping company with for the past couple years.
Considering the stilettos she’s stepping into here – Leo’s ex is if course The Gisele – Bar looks like beating the odds. She was the first Israeli chick to be admitted into the ranks of *Sports Illustrated*’s Swimsuit Issue sirens and was recently named Best Body of 2008 by *Arena* magazine. To top it off she was just picked as the new face (and such) of Hurley, the Californian surf and skate company with a cult-like following.
The ads (above) will debut in the fall, when she’ll also be appearing in Tommy Hilfiger’s *Iconic America* TV special.
We’ll let you make your own “Bar none” joke.
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