Unlike the DeflateGate flap that has dominated much of the conversation during Super Bowl week, the Miss America pageant doesn't have an issue of contestants cutting corners. At least that's what Miss Arizona, Alexa Rogers, told us at the Elevee Suits And Sneakers Fashion Show at the W Hotel in Scottsdale.

"The only thing we cheat with is painting on a little bit of abs," Rogers says. "Contouring is a lifesaver, so if we're 'cheating,' I guess that's the only way we're doing it. But other than that, it's completely fair."

Tom Brady is going to get mocked for his disaster of a hairstyle at Super Bowl media day.

For example, we could suggest that his look was inspired by this Cameron Diaz classic from "There's Something About Mary."

But perhaps the joke is on the rest of us. Maybe Brady is just smart enough to know that if he shows up for the freak show of Super Bowl media day with a zany haircut, everybody will be buzzing about it -- and not DeflateGate.

It is a sound political and military strategy. It's pre-emptive, and it's diversionary.

Brady's hair has been the subject of some media intrigue during his career, so he knows this is a topic that will command some attention.

He has taken lots of shots about his hair already, so if it helps push DeflateGate to the backburner, it is definitely worth it for Brady.

Brady was the last Patriot to arrive on the interview floor Tuesday, and one of the first questions for him was about his wife, supermodel Gisele. Where was she?

"At home with the kids," Brady said.

Another non-DeflateGate topic was his alma mater, Michigan, hiring Jim Harbaugh as its new football coach.

"Hopefully we can beat Ohio State and figure out how to beat those guys," Brady said. "They look pretty tough to beat these days."

But back to the haircut. Compare his media-day look with those he trotted out while accompanying Gisele, often on formal occasions, and you can see that he isn't shy about experimenting:

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An odd-but-enduring tradition at the Australian Open is to ask odd, even suggestive questions to tennis stars during post-match interviews. But Serena Williams wasn't comfortable when a commentator asked her to twirl in her tennis outfit.

The world's No. 1 female player has drawn plenty of attention for her daring neon tennis outfit, including from fellow players. But Williams wondered if her male counterparts would have been asked to twirl for fans.

After the match, she told The Guardian what was going through her mind in that moment.

"I wouldn’t ask Rafa [Nadal] or Roger [Federer] to twirl," she said. "Whether it’s sexist or not, I don’t know."

But she did make it clear she wasn't comfortable with complying with the commentator's request. Many would characterize such a public solicitation of a suggestive action as being the textbook definition of sexism, but Williams wanted to move past the issue.

"I didn’t really want to twirl because I was just like, you know, I don’t need all the extra attention. But, yeah, it was fine," Williams said.

Other female tennis stars have not shared her unhappiness with the post-match treatment. Fellow tennis star Eugenie Bouchard found the request shocking and a little embarrassing, but she was happy to comply:

Bouchard did make it clear, though, that Williams' wardrobe was the true gem of the tournament. Other than the expert athleticism and world-class competition, of course.

Incredible devotion requires incredible detail. When Laker superfan Spencer Larkin asked his friend and tattoo artist Dustin Yip to ink him up with representations of Magic Johnson and Kobe Bryant, even the smallest features were included. How small? How about the official NBA logo embroidered on their jerseys as well as the tiny holes of mesh on it? Check it out:

As bad as this season has been for the Los Angeles Lakers, who have the second worst record in the Western Conference through nearly 40 games, it has been that positive for the legend of Swaggy P.

Nick Young, the affable Lakers forward whose nickname was "given to him in a dream by God," has provided a humorous distraction as his team's ship sinks disastrously. There was the time when he boldly claimed he'll end his career with 46,000 points. Or when his girlfriend, the rapper Iggy Azalea, got him a 1962 Chevy Impala for Christmas. Or when Lakers coach Byron Scott did an uncanny impersonation of Young's swagger.

And now, thanks to a new feature in Sports Illustrated, Young is getting even swaggier. Lee Jenkins profiles Young, and of the many anecdotes about Young's opulence, one stands out as the most ridiculous.

"The 6,600-square-foot white traditional [Young] recently purchased with Azalea -- which used to be owned by singer-actress Selena Gomez -- is a monument to his passions. The property, tucked behind a gate in the San Fernando Valley neighborhood of Tarzana, comes with a detached building that Young is converting into a “shoe house.” He employs not one but two “shoe keepers,” who oversee his 500-plus pairs of sneakers, a collection that includes Vans fitted with roller-skating wheels."

That's right, Swaggy P has more than 500 shoes and he's got two "show keepers" to manage them.

Young, who in July 2014 signed a four-year, $21.3 million deal with the Lakers, is not shy about showing off his kicks on Instagram:

These are so cold !!!

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I just do it

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These shoe's tho ... I'm a killer

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Things on the court haven't been going well for Young, who has fallen into a shooting slump since the New Year. After Tuesday's 2-for-11 performance in the Lakers' loss to the Miami Heat, Young is now 23 for 85 in seven January games.

Young will also need to add more sneakers to catch former NBA player Josh Childress, who has more than 800 pairs in his collection.

You've heard about how the "Back to the Future" trilogy travels to the year 2015, and you've read countless lists of what the movie got right and wrong about the future.

Now thanks to Nike, there will be one more thing that the movie series gets right. The famous Nike high-tops worn by Marty McFly/Michael J. Fox in "Back to the Future 2" will come to life in a 2015 release -- with the Power Laces.

Nike innovation chief Tinker Hatfield confirmed this news while speaking at a trade show Tuesday in Long Beach, California, according to a report by Nice Kicks.


For further evidence that these shoes will become a reality, Nice Kicks reported on the U.S. Patent papers Nike filed for the Power Laces.

A specific release date -- and a price, for that matter -- weren't available.

"The anticipation for this release is something that few understand," Matt Halfhill, publisher of NiceKicks, told Mashable. "I don't even know if everyone at Nike realizes just how much demand there is for this shoe."

This wasn't an overnight decision, though. Nike auctioned off 1,500 pairs of a limited edition of the shoe back in 2011, donating the proceeds to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, making it clear that the company understood the value of the product. Some high-end sneaker shops later sold the 2011 edition for $5,000.

Now, fans can own the real thing -- or at least, they will soon.

There are plenty of other products featured in the movie that could have a second life in reality, although some are a little more far-fetched than others. Food hydrators probably aren't going to become a thing in the next 11.5 months.

At any rate, Nike's ability to bring a fictional futuristic item to life is a strange but exciting crossover from one of the more exciting movie series of all-time. Even casual fans have to be geeked.

Andrew Luck went face-to-face with J.J. Watt twice this year while standing behind a leaky offensive line.

Yet Luck managed to beat the Texans both times and lead his Colts to the AFC divisional round.

If you want to find something that really scares the 25-year-old Luck, look beyond Watt and into the razor aisle at your local pharmacy.

In a conference call with Denver reporters ahead of Indianapolis' clash with the Broncos, Luck admitted that one of the main reasons he's kept his considerable mane is that he is scared of, you guessed it, razor burn.

"To be honest, I don’t like shaving during the season. Razor burn," Luck told reporters. “If you grow it this long, you might as well keep it."

Luck, who led all quarterbacks this year with 40 touchdown passes, assured reporters that he gets grief about the look from the women in his life. But that's not enough to get him to take action.

"I know it’s a bad look. My girlfriend tells me every day. My mom tells me," Luck said. “I realize it’s a bad look. But I’m not going for any specific look.”

Sorry, Colts fans, but if Luck's mom and girlfriend can't convince him to change, no one can. So, at least for the time being (before an endorsement opportunity for a soothing skin-care product develops), you'll have to put up with the Civil War general comparisons and the Amish jokes while your quarterback throws for 4,700 yards.

2015 isn't off to the greatest start for Caroline Wozniacki. Less than a year after fiancee Rory McIlroy broke off their engagement, the tennis star has been dropped as an underwear model for the design firm JBS.

That also brings to a close the company's partnership with Wozniacki in producing a line of underwear designed to provide athletic support and comfort while maintaining a sexy appeal. Until now, Wozniacki was the headlining name attached to the company.

By ending its relationship with Wozniacki, the design firm will divert all of its resources toward expanding its relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo, a global soccer star who, in an ironic twist, was attracted to the idea of underwear design and modeling by Wozniacki herself.

"He had seen how Caroline dared to be pictured in only her underwear that we had made for her, and he liked it," said JBS director Morten Alstrup, according to 101 Great Goals. "We had hoped to grab a market, but the impact of CR7 has been far, far greater than we dared dream of."

And so brings to a close the all-too-short underwear modeling career of one of tennis' most popular athletes.

Wozniacki's underwear line is still for sale and featured on the JBS website. It's unclear if she will be removed from the site, or if her products will continue to be sold until the inventory is sold off.

Either way, don't expect to see more of this anytime soon:

'Tis the season for giving back, spreading cheer and, of course, dressing like Buddy the Elf.

Phoenix Suns strength and conditioning coach Mike Elliott joined several other assistants by wearing an ugly sweater for the Suns' matchup with the Mavericks on Tuesday. Except Elliott's look was a little different from his colleagues.




Elliott was paying homage to one of the most popular Christmas movies of recent years, Elf. For comparison, here's Will Ferrell's character from the 2003 movie:

Perhaps spurred on by Elliott's outfit, Phoenix topped Dallas, 124-115.

Lost amid all the discussion and concern, for Patriots fans at least, after New England's 17-16 victory over the New York Jets was the fact that Tom Brady and Bill Belichick showed up to their postgame press conferences with identical hairdos.

Brady and Belichick could not be further apart on the fashion spectrum. Brady is a chiseled quarterback who is married to a supermodel and has an endorsement deal with UGG boots. Belichick's biggest contribution to fashion is cutting the sleeves off his hooded sweatshirt.

But due to their shared stylist or (more likely) an amazing coincidence, Brady and Belichick had their hair looking very similar after Sunday's game:


Brady most likely tossed his hair that way on purpose. Belichick, meanwhile, was simply disheveled after a frustratingly close win over a 3-12 team. Regardless, the duo's shared style made for lots of funny tweets:





It's hard to tell if this is embarrassing for Brady or impressive by Belichick, but we're leaning towards the latter. After all, Brady is somewhat of a hair icon, so Belichick's ability to predict and match his look is just another brilliant schematic adjustment by the Patriots head coach.

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