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NFL Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice went undercover as a Lyft driver in San Francisco for the day. And, even though he drove plenty of 49ers fans, no one recognized him until he revealed his identity at the end of the ride. If it turns out there's not much money in being an NFL legend, at least we know he can earn his keep taxiing folks around. Discuss

A real-life story unfolding in Australia sounds more like an insane movie plot. A man named Balenga Kalala paid three hitmen to kill his wife, Noela Rukundo while she was on a trip to her home country of Burundi, because he thought she was running off with another man. After kidnapping, blindfolding and threatening her, the unidentified hitmen, who somehow knew Rukundo's brother, decided to let her live. Without telling her husband, they dropped her off on the side of a road with a cell phone and evidence of the whole, dirty exchange. She made her way back to Melbourne, Australia where her husband had told their friends and children that she had died in a tragic accident. She got back in time for her own funeral and surprised her horrified husband, who immediately cried, “I’m sorry for everything.” Unsurprisingly, that didn't resolve the issue, and Rukundo called the police. Kalala has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to nine years in prison for incitement to murder, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Discuss

Earlier this morning, a 20-story crane collapsed in Lower Manhattan. The massive crane toppled over and fell on a row of parker cars in Tribeca, killing one and injuring 15. The man who was killed was 38-year-old David Wichs. "He was a wonderful, wonderful person. He was the best, the absolute best, and that's what makes this tragedy that much greater," his rabbi told New York Daily News. A crew was working with the crane when it started tumbling out of control due to 20-mile-per-hour winds. They ceased work and were lowering the crane to secure it when it began to plummet to the ground. Discuss

The highest ranking member of China’s officially recognized Protestant church has been imprisoned after he vocally opposed the government’s plan to demolish crosses displayed on churches in the province of Zhejiang. According to reports from the group China Aid, Pastor Gu Yuese has been placed in a “black jail” and is under “residential surveillance.” Gu’s wife and several family members are also now missing.

In a statement, the president and founder of the group China Aid, Bob Fu, said, “His arrest marks a major escalation in the crackdown against those who oppose the forced demolition of crosses. He will be the highest-ranking national church leader arrested since the Cultural Revolution.” Government officials have disputed the details of his imprisonment, saying that he is being investigated for “suspicions of economic issues, including embezzling money.” Activists and supporters, however, have said that the arrest was motivated by Gu’s opposition to the government’s recent crackdown. Discuss

What better way to prepare for the Super Bowl than to have you heart melted by a bunch of football players doing their daughters' hair? Answer: there is no better way.