It's That Time Of Year
Adrian Peterson :: David E. Klutho/SI
Adrian Peterson isn't the only one excited for tomorrow night. Here are 75 other photos of athletes - everyone from Michael Jordan (in four different outfits!) to Tom Brady (dressed as Jim McMahon) - getting in the Halloween spirit.
Speaking of Tom Brady
The results are in for yesterday's poll about whether it's fair to criticize Brady for his Cowardly Lion Halloween costume. As of the time of this writing (9:11 a.m. on Wednesday), 14,744 people (84.3%) say Brady can wear whatever he wants, with 2,803 voters (15.8%) saying he should be embarrassed.
In NBA News
There was so much going on yesterday, especially with that important Tom Brady poll, that I barely got to mention the start of the NBA season. SI has its annual "Behind Enemy Lines" piece, in which anonymous scouts discuss the strengths and weaknesses of all 30 teams ... Carmelo Anthony and Charles Barkley continued their underrated feud ... The Sixers are a 9,999-1 shot to win the championship ... A general manager for one team admitted (anonymously) that his team needs to tank this season for long-range success. And find time to read Adrian Wojnarowski's piece about how Clippers owner Donald Sterling nearly sabotaged his own team.
Lovely Lady Of The Day
Lisalla Montenegro :: Photo by C.J. Wilson
Jimmy had an enormous crush on Lisalla Montenegro, so I was going to avoid using her as LLOD. But then her fiance, C.J. Wilson, shot these great photos of her for Esquire and that plan went out the window.
The Newest "It Couple" In Sports
Kate Upton and Arnold Palmer appear together on the newest issue of Golf Digest.
Serbia’s new national carrier, Air Serbia, named its first plane after Novak Djokovic.
Submit Your Pics to the First Annual Hot Clicks Halloween Dog Costume Contest
I'm extending the deadline until Friday for you to send me (firstname.lastname@example.org) a pic of your dog in a Halloween costume. On Monday, I'm going to put the names of everyone who sent pics into a hat and pick 10 winners. Those 10 will receive a 2014 SI Swimsuit calendar. So far I've received about 60 submissions, some of which I've posted in the gallery above. Send your pics in today!
Odds and Ends
You can rent a custom Lamborghini designed in honor of LeBron James' newest Nike sneaker for $7,000 per day ... Seats for tonight's World Series Game 6 at Fenway Park are going for close to $2,000 each ... This Islanders fan is really going to miss Matt Moulson ... Rob Gronkowski and his four brothers are shopping an animated TV show.
Video Of The Day
Chris Bosh video bombs LeBron James during a postgame interview last night.
Dental Commercial Of The Day
Brian from Portland emailed me after I published the target="_blank">Manitoba Dental Association video that the "the Oregon Dental Association did it first and better." See for yourself.