The former Boston Celtics great likes the mural but not the tattoos on a large painting of him on an Indianapolis multi-family residence. Artist Jules Muck’s depiction of Bird includes tattoos of two rabbits mating on his right arm and a spider web on a shoulder. The mural is a replica of Bird’s appearance on a 1977 Sports Illustrated cover when he played for Indiana State. Muck says she was just trying to be funny when she added the tattoos, and she says she’ll remove all but a tattoo of “Indiana” on his arm. Bird’s attorney, Gary Sallee, said the former Indiana Pacers executive “needs to protect” his brand and “doesn’t want to be seen as a tattooed guy.”
The longtime Chicago Cubs fan in Sunapee, N.H., celebrated her 111th birthday in with cupcakes and a tribute from singers. Nilson was born Aug. 21, 1908, in Chicago. Before the Cubs won in 2016, she liked to say she was born the last time the team won the World Series. Wearing a cake-shaped hat, Nilson sampled a peach cupcake at her party Wednesday. The Sunapee Singers sang “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” in her honor. Before moving to New Hampshire in 2014, the former physical education teacher lived in Stone Lake, Wis. When asked if she has any secret to her longevity, she said don’t fret, smile, and enjoy life.
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