Portraits Of David Hasselhoff
Perhaps no American was more pleased to see Germany win the World Cup than David Hasselhoff. The Baywatch star and pop singer became a legend in that country after his 1989 single Looking For Freedom became an anthem for German citizens when the Berlin Wall went down. Hasselhoff performed the song atop the partly-demolished wall on New Year's Eve 1989 and has been a cult hero in the country ever since, even releasing this Beats By Dre spoof before yesterday's World Cup finale. So I decided to lead Clicks with a gallery of Hasselhoff sports photos, but then I came across an amazing set of portraits that you can see in the gallery above. So forgive me for straying a bit from sports, but if there's any day to do it, it's today, when there are no major events (no offense, Home Run Derby).
Speaking of Shirtless Men
For all the ladies reading this: Please take a moment and collect yourself after that Hasselhoff photo bonanza. Then check out the top shirtless moments from the 2014 World Cup, as chosen by Extra Mustard's own Nicole Conlan.
Pick Weather. Win $500,000
The Colts are offering fans a chance to win $500,000. All you need to do is guess the kickoff temperature for all four preseason and 16 regular-season games, along with your prediction about whether the roof will be open for the team’s 10 home games. Then, if you get all 30 of those exactly correct, you are eligible to win $500,000. So to be clear, you have to nail the exact temperature 20 times (basically impossible) and then predict whether the dome will be open or not (still challenging, not as difficult) just to be eligible. Good luck!
Lovely Lady Round-Up
I think Ashley Greene looks the best in this gallery of celebrities without makeup ... Sasha Cohen is really getting into the "post yoga pics on Instagram" craze ... Jessica Alba enjoyed some beach time in Mexico ... Ann-Kathrin Brommel is the WAG of the moment after her boyfriend, Mario Gotze, scored the World Cup-winning goal on Sunday ... Xenia Deli, who remains one of the most jaw-dropping models I've seen come through the SI office, has a new lingerie photo shoot out.
Studying the Celebrations of Every World Cup Goal
There were 167 goals scored in the World Cup and the Wall Street Journal broke down the celebration of each one. The most common reaction: the arms-out run. The least common: use ball as prop and pretend to be pregnant.
Top 50 Swimming Cities
USA Swimming released a study and concluded that Ann Arbor, Mich., is the nation's best city for swimming. Some of the factors studied include percentage of active swimmers and swim clubs, number of accessible pools and volume of top-level swimmers from the area. This shouldn't come as a huge surprise considering Michael Phelps had his entire desk set up at the bottom of a swimming pool when he was a freshman at Michigan.
Rocky Balboa and Ivan Drago Reunite
Odds and Ends
This is what the college football playoff championship trophy looks like ... Ricky Watters is back at Notre Dame, earning his degree in graphic design ... Japan has a ton of leftover World Cup merchandise after its team's disappointing performance in Brazil ... Pete Rose thinks PEDs have had a greater impact on baseball than gambling (and I agree 10,000%) ... Pele, 73, did a good job with his World Cup predictions (though he missed on Spain) ... The Simpsons put out this cool poster for its 25-year anniversary ... Archie (the comic book character who is dating Betty and Veronica) was murdered saving his gay friend ... How kitchens will look in 2025 ... Eight episodes of the underrated Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23 will air on Logo ... Are you allergic to your iPad? ... The Hot Clicks archives.
Bregje Heinen Swimsuit Outtakes
Behind the scenes with one of 2014's top swimsuit rookies.
Swim Daily, Bregje Outtakes
Fun outtakes from Bregje Heinen's SI Swimsuit 2014 shoot in Brazil.
Yasiel Puig Gets Tossed
Vin Scully provides play-by-play of Puig's ejection.
Dwyane Wade Is On Team Austin
With LeBron in Cleveland, Wade took his talents to ... The Disney Channel's Austin and Ally.
Video Of The Day (David Hasselhoff Edition)
No better way to end Hot Clicks than this epic video for The Hoff's Jump In My Car.