Athletes and Their Dogs
According to my bizarre holiday calendar, today is National Dog Day. So get up, grab your mutt and give him a little scoop of peanut butter to celebrate. Then sit back down and check out this gallery of Athletes and their Dogs.
SI's Chris Ballard spent six days in China shadowing Kobe Bryant and the result is one of the best profiles you'll read about the Lakers guard. Ballard also had a bunch of material that didn't make the final story, most of which we posted online today. Among the topics Kobe hits upon are the players he most respects today, the veteran he is trying to emulate his game after and finding his inner zen.
Hot Clicks - What Do You Think?
Jimmy, your previous Hot Clicks landlord, and I just grabbed lunch, so this seems like a good time to check in with all of you readers. What do you like about Hot Clicks? What do you dislike? Have the LLODs been up to your lofty standards? Do you have any general questions about the process? Email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) whatever's on your mind and I'll do my best to answer.
Lovely Lady Round-Up
Confession time: I am addicted to Revenge and may or may not have consumed the entire 22-episode first season in less than a week. Most people have told me the second season is a bit of a letdown but it picks up again in Season 3. Time will tell. In the meantime, Ashley Madekwe (who plays Ashley Davenport) has been one of the best parts of the show ... Jessica Hart has a must-see pictorial in the new GQ ... Hannah Davis and Ariel Meredith played water balloon baseball.
Hot Clicks Giveaway: The Walking Dead
If Revenge isn't your cup of tea, I suggest you check out The Walking Dead. The show's fourth season is now available on Blue-ray and DVD and it's loaded with hours of bonus features, including never-before-seen production footage, audio commentaries and deleted scenes. I have two copies to give away -- one DVD and one Blue-ray. The 30th and 60th person to email me (email@example.com) the two people featured in the Vault photo of this morning's Hot Clicks will get them. Please make the subject line "Walking Dead."
Update (6:34 a.m.): Contest is Closed. Winners will be notified. Thanks for playing.
Full House 2.0?
Full House reruns are killing it on Nick at Nite and the success has John Stamos leading the charge for a revival of the hit show. And as luck would have it, most of the original cast is available and interested. Judging by the Instagram account of Kimmy Gibbler (or Andrea Barber, as she calls herself), the show's stars are as close as ever.
Doug Flutie and His 1979 Trans Am
Odds & Ends
USC is looking into whether Josh Shaw really saved his drowning nephew or if the whole story is a lie ... PGA tour players talk anonymously about Tiger Woods ... A Kansas City Royals fan put Derek Jeter's face on the Mona Lisa ... Every U.S. state ranked by beer ... A Superman comic sold for $3.2 million on eBay ... Reddit tales of waiters coming to the table at the worst possible time ... Tennessee is using Beyonce to recruit top players ... The Yankees have an interesting good-luck charm these days.
Ejection of the Day
Tommy Thompson of the minor league Winston-Salem Dash loses his mind.
Women in Lingerie Get Vicious
Mayhem breaks out at the end of a Legends Football League game. Mucho swearing, so put on your headphones.
The Building of McLane Stadium
Time lapse video of Baylor's new home field being built.
Before They Were Famous - A Compilation
World Wide Interweb created this great mashup of celebrities before they were famous.