This Doesn’t Seem Kosher
Why is there a picture of a pig atop this edition of Hot Clicks? I really can’t explain it. All I can tell you is that Spurs guard Tracy McGrady was asked Friday if he’d be ready to play in Game 2 of the NBA Finals if called upon. His graphic and NSFW answer can be seen here and heard here.
Spitter Shut Down
Hot Clicks linked to an item last week from LobShots.com about umpire Jordan Baker, who had a nasty habit of spitting massive amounts of gum all over the field of play during games. Well, the story gets even better. Baker’s wife was not happy and sent several e-mails to Lob Shots, while Joe Torre, Executive Vice President for Baseball Operations, actually stepped in and told Baker to clean up his act.
Wrapping Up The Week
Guyism.com has compiled the best sports GIFs, screencaps and memes of the week
Lovely Lady Of The Day
Model Christen Dye just got LLOD honors a few weeks ago, but she was kind enough to send in a brand new set of photos for Hot Clicks Nation, so we’re happy to make her the Lovely Lady of the Day once again.
If you watch Mad Men, you will love this piece that casts the show using players from this year’s NBA Finals.
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari tied the knot in Nashville on Friday. … Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel stars in a new country music video. … WWE superstar Kane may run for Senate in Tennessee.
Sports Video Of The Day
Spurs guard Manu Ginobili pulled off a pretty sweet through-the-legs pass Thursday night.
Ice Video Of The Day
Just in time for your summer barbecue comes this instructional video on ice tricks.
The Weekend Playlist By Tom Mantzouranis
For those in the greater N.Y. area, this is the weekend of Governors Ball, a three-day music festival that boasts a pretty impressive lineup this year. I won’t be attending — though fellow SI.com editor Ben Glicksman and I are going to the Japandroids after-party show tonight. But for those who are — or for those like me who will be appreciating it from afar — here are 10 songs by bands performing at the festival this weekend.
As always, click any of the song links to listen, or you can just subscribe to the Hot Clicks Nation playlist on Spotify. Every Friday, the playlist will automatically change to that week’s selections, so the new music will come to you. Let me (Tom Mantzouranis) know on Twitter what you like and what you do not. (Warning: NSFW language in some songs.)
Japandroids, “The House That Heaven Built”
Feist, “I Feel It All”
Animal Collective, “Fireworks”
Nas, “N.Y. State Of Mind”
Yeasayer, “Ambling Alp”
MS MR, “Hurricane”
Kendrick Lamar, “Poetic Justice”
Pacific Air, “Float”
Dinosaur Jr., “Crumble”
F**cked Up, “Queen Of Hearts”