“Couple of Strong, Independent Women”: Ronda Rousey teams up with Saturday Night Live castmember Cecily Strong and guest artist Selena Gomez for her latest round of SNL promos. Rowdy’s comedic timing could use some work, but she does have the benefit of being able to take down Beck Bennett. So there’s that.
Space Jam: Here’s a reason to head up to the NBA All-Star weekend in Toronto: There will be a live reading of Space Jam on February 13. No word yet on who plays the part of Tweety Bird, but we’re hoping for Blake Griffin. [SB Nation]
Stacks, Not Sacks: Peyton Manning is set to earn $2 million if the Denver Broncos win the AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots on Sunday, CBS Sports reports. At this point, though, we’re gonna bet that Manning would rather win it all for the sake of retiring on top. (He also gets $4 million for winning the Super Bowl, which doesn’t hurt.) [CBS Sports]
When the Going Gets Tough: American cyclist Tyler Farrar took a nasty spill during the Tour Down Under in Australia, crashing into a ditch at a speed of 40 miles per hour. Bloodied, bruised, and stranded with a smashed-up bike, Farrar was stuck—until a spectator loaned him a bike and his riding shoes, enabling Ferrar to make the fourth stage of the race. [The Guardian]
An Offer You Can’t Refuse: Whether you’re bracing for a mountain of snow or just plan on spending a solid chunk of time in bed this weekend, HBO would like to make you a deal: Parts I and II of The Godfather, including footage never before seen in theaters. All they ask in return is 7 hours of your time.
The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift?: Hermès has released its new handmade bands for the Apple Watch, available from both Hermes.com and Apple.com starting Friday. They’ll set you back a few bucks, though: the Hermès “Single Tour” design starts at $1,100, while the fancier “Cuff” lists for $1,500. [USA Today]
A Tale of Two Mutations: If you’re interested in the science of genetic mutations that lead to muscle—and who isn’t?!—then The Atlantic has a story for you. Writer David Epstein follows the story of a woman named Jill Viles, whose ordeal with muscular dystrophy led her to discover the genetic mutation that caused her unusual case—the same genetic mutation that triggered the extraordinary musculature of Canadian hurdler Priscilla Lopes-Schliep. “This is my kryptonite, but this is her rocket fuel,” Viles says. “We’re like comic-book superheroes that are just as divergent as can be.” [The Atlantic]