Umm ... Okay
Jay Williams is a belieber. The ESPN analyst hung out with Justin Bieber on Monday night and posted the above photo to his Twitter feed with the caption, "Spending the last 2 hours with @justinbieber was truly inspiring. He is changing lives. #BELIEVE." Shockingly, the internet was not amused by Williams's proclamation and let him know about it.
Dr. James Andrews Gets His Own Baseball Card
Dr. James Andrews, the most in-demand doctor in sports, now has his own baseball card. It's one of those "used memorabilia" cards, though I'm not exactly sure what that memorabilia is. Souvenirs I'd prefer not to have include pieces of hair from Daniel Nava's playoff beard, which is available (along with his baseball card) in Topps' Allen & Ginter's packs.
When Fans File Lawsuits
Yankees fan Andrew Rector has filed a $10 million lawsuit against the team, ESPN and ESPN commentators Dan Shulman and John Kruk for making fun of him on air when cameras caught him napping during a game earlier this season. According to the lawsuit, the used-car dealer “suffered substantial injury” to his “character and reputation,” as well as “mental anguish, loss of future income and loss of earning capacity.” In other legal news, the Missouri supreme court reversed a jury’s verdict in favor of the Royals in a lawsuit that claimed a hotdog thrown by Kansas City mascot Sluggerrr had caused eye injuries to a spectator. In other words, the fan's hot dog lawsuit has been reinstated.
Lovely Lady of the Day
Old pal Cyrus from Boulder alerted me to Brooke Wexler, who according to her Instagram profile is, "Just a Canadian who migrated to the Cali sun // Ice cream x puppies." In a crazy coincidence, I also love California, ice cream and puppies. I think we have today's LLOD.
Thanks Mom. Thanks Dad
Big news, hip-hop fans: Metta World Peace has released a new single titled Thanks Mom, Thanks Dad, in which he expresses his appreciation to his parents for keeping him out of trouble.
NBA/NFL Logo Mashups
Logo mashups are all the rage these days and graphic designer Brandon Hubschman decided to get in on the fun by mashing together NBA and NFL logos. My favorite is the Seattle Superhawks.
From the SI Vault
Steelers legend Jack Lambert celebrates his 62nd birthday today. The linebacker played 11 seasons in Pittsburgh, won four Super Bowls and was named to nine Pro Bowl teams. In this photo by SI's Walter Iooss Jr., Lambert (58) and Ernie Holmes (63) team up to tackle Lydell Mitchell during a 1976 Colts-Steelers game. For more classic sports photos, visit the SI Vault on Twitter.
Odds and Ends
David Ortiz is angry that his name is still being mentioned in conjunction with PEDs, and he wasn't pleased with the MLB Network for bringing his name up while discussing the Buck Showalter-John Lackey feud ... Tough to blame Scotland's top athletes for being embarrassed by their uniforms for the upcoming Commonwealth Games ... A look at which remaining World Cup teams have the loudest fans ... Baylor is building a statue of Robert Griffin III at its new stadium ... Summer Rae remains my favorite WWE Diva. This photo doesn't hurt her cause ... The dumbest kickstarter campaigns of all time ... Dubai plans to build the first temperature-controlled indoor city ... A compilation of July 4th fireworks fails ... Twenty recent movies that clearly aspired to Oscars, but which came up far short of their goals.
Derek Jeter's Bag of Tricks
The Yankees shortstop bluffed a tag at second base, faked out Jason Kipnis and turned a double play.
Walk-Offs of the Week
Bloguin has compiled the best walk-offs of the past week, including Mike Trout's July 4th bomb.
Iggy Azalea Meets Crosby, Stills and Nash
Jimmy Fallon put on his Neil Young disguise for a cover of Fancy, only to be joined by the great Crosby, Stills and Nash.
Its Always Sunny … The Russian Version
If there are any Hot Clicks readers in Russia, I suggest you check out It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Here is the trailer.