Wednesday's P.M. Hot Clicks
It's Don Cherry's 80th birthday and CBC Sports has put together 80 interesting facts about the hockey legend. Did you know that he was ranked the seventh greatest Canadian in 2004? I honored Cherry by putting together a gallery of his most colorful (and awesome) outfits.
If you are on Twitter and have an extra minute, send out a tweet with the hashtag #LeBronMeetEbony. Ebony, in this case, is Ebony Nettles-Bey, a star basketball player at Wisconsin's Verona High School who is fighting stage four Rhabdomyosarcoma. As the hashtag indicates, she really wants to meet LeBron James.
I loved Roy Hibbert on Parks and Recreation. I really loved Roy Hibbert when he destroyed this bottle of Gatorade, which led to the #RoyHibbertChallenge. I really, really love Roy Hibbert today, not only for publicly blocking a troll on Twitter, but also for challenging "Stone Cold" Steve Austin to find five other pro wrestlers for a five-on-five game against the Pacers.
Jasmine Dustin is not only a model but also the founder of Cause4Paws, which makes her that much more awesome. Go buy her 2014 calendar ... The 50 most fascinating women to watch for in 2014 ... I don't know if this Elizabeth Hurley-Bill Clinton rumor is true, but it gives me an excuse to feature Elizabeth Hurley.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers have gotten flack for their halftime performance because their instruments weren't plugged in and everything but the vocals was pre-recorded. The latest to pile on is Guns N; Roses singer Axl Rose, who did so in his own
completely crazy unique way.
In honor of the recently announced DMX-George Zimmerman fight, Extra Mustard has put together its favorite Celebrity Deathmatches.
If you can peel your eyes off Jen Selter for a second, you'll notice a Seahawks blanket in the background. The blanket is produced by The Northwest, the same company that produced the handwarmers at the Sunday's Super Bowl, and they have provided me with three blankets to give away. The first three people to email me (email@example.com) the year of today's SI Vault Photo of the Day (from AM Hot Clicks) will get them. Please make the subject line "Seahawks blanket."
(Update, 4:17 p.m.: Contest is over. Winners have neen notified. More contests on the way so stay tuned).
Bill Belichick and Peyton Manning played golf together this afternoon ... Slate's Josh Levin has an interesting piece on the "take my talent to..." phrase and where it began ... 50 Cent is now the co-sponsor of NASCAR’s Swan Racing ... The Super Bowl boost didn't give much of a boost to New Girl and Brooklyn Nine-Nine ... This story made me feel good about life ... This story made me angry about life (especially as a New Jersey taxpayer) ... Former American Idol star Clay Aiken is running for Congress ... Andrew Bynum had to talk Larry Bird and other Pacers execs into signing him.
SI's Ben Golliver has a long piece on how to fix the NBA's Slam-Dunk contest and begs for the inclusion of LeBron James. This video is a good reason why.
The hockey legend has never been short on words.
The Pacers center takes us through a typical day in his NBA life. This is from 2012 but I'm on a big Hibbert kick so felt it was worth posting.
The former New Edition frontman turns 45 today. Here's a video I watched roughly 385,000 times as a middle schooler.