1. The Pope, Baby!

Longtime ESPN college hoops analyst Dick Vitale, who is apparently spending the offseason running around Europe, got a chance to meet the Holy Father himself. We can only assume the Pope expressed his disappointment in Notre Dame's recent postseason play.

2. That's An American?

Josh Gatt must not have received the memo saying that Americans aren't supposed to break ankles on the soccer pitch. The 19-year-old Michigan native, playing professionally in Austria, embarrasses a defender before firing the ball into the net. Can you say World Cup 2014?

3. Hopefully No One Hits 'Reply All'

The 49ers must really want to get rid of safety Taylor Mays. The team sent out a mass email to every NFL team proclaiming the availability of the former USC Trojan. If the 49ers get even more desperate, it wouldn't be too surprising to see a special Taylor Mays discount offer on Groupon.

5. This Is Why We Have Airport Security

Former NBA player Darius Miles got busted at the airport in St. Louis on Wednesday trying to bring a loaded firearm through security, and was subsequently arrested. Don't know whether Miles belongs on the no-fly list, but he definitely belongs on the no-team list -- the No. 3 overall pick in the 2000 NBA Draft hasn't played in the league since 2009.

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