CFB: My Three Favorite Things
Happy Labor Day. This will be the only Hot Clicks for today so I've made it twice as good! The college football season is officially underway and I suggest reading Martin Rickman's Between the Hashes and Andy Staples' Punt, Pass & Pork (great name) to catch up on everything you missed. My three favorite things from the college football weekend were this behind-the-back catch by Nebraska's Jordan Westercamp, the Central Florida skydiver who completely missed the stadium and this toast between Lee Corso and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin.
Meet the Twinx
If you are anywhere near Syracuse, I suggest you get to the Great New York State Fair and try the twinx, pronto. Unless a twinkie stuffed with a Twix candy bar, wrapped in bacon, coated in batter and dropped into a deep fryer doesn't appeal to you. In which case you still should go and check out The Doobie Brothers, who are performing at 6 p.m.
Paging Tommy John
A high school baseball game in Japan took 50 innings to complete. And both starting pitchers pitched the entire game and threw nearly 700 pitches each.
Lovely Lady of the Day: Ariane
Big news. The new season of WWE's Total Divas premieres this Sunday (Sept. 7) on E! Hot Clicks is celebrating with a full week of divas as LLOD. We kick things off with Ariane (who performs under the ring name Cameron).
Pro Wrestling in North Korea
North Korea hosted its first pro wrestling show in 20 years and the spectators were slightly confused about what was going on. The event was organized by legendary Japanese wrestler Antonio Inoki (who once fought Muhammad Ali) and featured Bob Sapp and Jon Andersen.
Joe Girardi vs. Toronto Blue Jays Weight Room
Injured Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka planned to spend the weekend in Toronto with his teammates before manager Joe Girardi sent him back to New York. Why, you ask? The Blue Jays workout facilities were not up to Girardi's standards. The Yankees manager complained that Rogers Center didn't have a SwimEx, modalities and was simply too small. That's not to say the trip was a total bust. Derek Jeter received a "three-night VIP trip to the Banff Springs Hotel with accommodations in the royal suite and a helicopter tour of the Rockies" as a parting gift.
Ice Bucket Challenge
The Ice Bucket Challenge may finally be losing steam as my Facebook feed has once again returned to videos of friends' babies I don't care about. So how effective was it? According to this chart by Plenty Consulting, it was more effective than anyone could have imagined.
Odds & Ends
Manu Ginobili got a statue of himself in Buenos Aires and he's now part of this fraternity ... A group of cyclists in Norway were hospitalized after accidentally drinking soap, which they thought was a soft drink ... Congrats to Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union, who were married over the weekend ... Also deserving congratulations is Staffordshire student Jack Sexton, who broke the world record for fastest pogo mile ... ESPN analyst Mark Schlereth got religious on Twitter and did not apologize for it ... Brewers prospect Nathan Orf played all nine positions during a game for the Class-A Brevard County Manatees ... Here are some photos of dogs dressed like hot dogs ... A Japanese teenage girl won the Air Guitar National Championship ... This has been the worst summer for movies at the box office since 1997 ... This is a great sign to deter people from peeing in public.
USA Basketball's Top Plays of Exhibition Season
As the headline says, here are the 10 best plays of the 2014 Men’s National USA Basketball Team from its exhibition games leading up to the FIBA World Cup.
Great Wall of Los Angeles
The Dodgers employed a unique defense during Friday's extra innings game against the Padres
Greatest Play in Super Bowl History?
James Harrison announced his retirement after 11 seasons in the NFL. Here's a look back at his 100-yard interception return for a touchdown during the 2009 Super Bowl between the Steelers and Cardinals. And here's SI's eye-catching gallery of the same.
Believe It Or Not, I'm Walking On Air
Fox is rebooting The Greatest American Hero, which hopefully means the return of my favorite all-time TV theme song. My top three (in case you're wondering) are The Greatest American Hero (No. 1), Welcome Back, Kotter (No. 2) and The Jeffersons (No. 3).