Memorable Sports Afros
Oscar Gamble turns 64 today and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with this collection of great sports Afros.
The Grinch Loves Christmas
Six years after SI put Bill Belichick in a Santa hat on its cover, the Patriots coach discussed how much he loves Christmas and his favorite holiday songs.
NFL Touchdown Celebration Audit
Did you know that twice as many NFL players celebrate a touchdown by slamming the ball over the goalpost crossbar than spinning it on the ground? The Wall Street Journal has an in-depth breakdown of all this year’s TD celebrations.
Lovely Lady Roundup
UK beauty Lucy Pinder is celebrating her 30th birthday today … Paulina Gretzky turned 25 yesterday … Guyism has the 101 hottest celebrity Instagram photos of the year … Lisa Morales is the Bikini Team model of the month. Congrats!
Ten Years Ago Today
20 Years Ago Today
SI’s Tom Verducci wrote this lengthy feature on the Mets fall from perennial contender to baseball laughingstock.
Hot Clicks Giveaway
The good people at Monster/EA SPORTS have provided me with two pairs of headphones (or as they call it, the ultimate gaming headphones) to give away. The first two people who email me (email@example.com) Michael Jordan’s batting average on the billboard in this morning’s Hot Clicks will get them. Please make the subject line “headphones.”
(Update: 5:15pm: Contest is over. Winners have been notified. I’ll have another giveaway on Monday)
About That A-Rod Book
Remember the story last week about two major publishing companies battling for Alex Rodriguez‘s tell-all book (and the $5 million advance the third baseman was to receive for the book)? It turns out neither Random House or HarperCollins know anything about it.
Terrified Kids Crying On Santa’s Lap
Odds and Ends
Dr. Pepper was very pleased with the performance of Ravens kicker Justin Tucker … A frustrated fantasy football player threatened to kill Calvin Johnson and Matthew Stafford … This guy won a $1 million Picasso painting with a $138 lottery ticket … Troy Aikman is not a fan of the Cowboys play-calling.
Best Shootout Goals of 2013
Yahoo’s Puck Daddy has collected the 10 best shootout goals of 2013, leading with this gem from Pavel Datsyuk while playing for the KHL’s CSKA Moscow.
Steve Spurrier/R Kelly Video of the Day
Thank you to whoever came up with the idea to mash up Steve Spurrier‘s awkward workout routine (which we discussed in yesterday’s Hot Clicks) with R. Kelly’s Bump N’ Grind.
More Fun With Red Lightning
Florida State’s ball boy continues to be one of the most amusing parts of the 2013 college football season.