Happy Junior Friday to those who celebrate. Let’s get things going in The Cooler:

*My affinity for Red Panda is well-documented. The halftime act, whereby she kicks bowls onto her head while riding a very tall unicycle — yes, you read that correctly — is the best halftime act you’ll ever see. I’ve watched in a number of times at Wolves games and have even made a point to go when she is performing. She’s simply the best. Better than trampoline dunks. Better than Frisbee dogs. Don’t @ me.

But the unthinkable happened during Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday: Red Panda fell off the unicycle. It wasn’t even while she was kicking bowls onto her head.

Apparently her unicycle was stolen earlier this year and she’s been adjusting to a new one, so maybe that accounts for the slip-up? (Seems like a potential custom unicycle thief would be a pretty narrow group. Can’t they find the perpetrator and recover it)?

*The baseball equivalent of falling off a unicycle, then tumbling down a flight of stairs, then setting a basket of laundry on fire before landing in a bucket of paint happened last night in the Rockies vs. Reds game. I won’t patronize you by pointing out all the blunders. Just feast your eyes on THIS (and yes, the best part is at the end when the third baseman is like, “OK, enough of this. Stop.”)

*Former Vikings QB Case Keenum continues to draw rave reviews from his new Broncos teammates (though, really, what else are they going to say?)

“I’m grateful we have Case here,” tackle Garrett Bolles recently told reporters. “I think he brings a demeanor here. That season he had in Minnesota was not a fluke thing. It was 100 percent who he is. A man that has been benched and moved around multiple times and still fought his way to the top and took his team as far as he did.

*Strange and sad story about the arrest of Kevin Garnett’s sister, via TMZ Sports.

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