Thursday's A.M. Hot Clicks: Kings Raise Banner as NHL Season Kicks Off
Welcome Back, NHL
The 2014-15 NHL season kicked off last night as the Kings raised their Stanley Cup banner to the roof and were promptly beaten by the Sharks. If you missed some of our preview content, here are 30 questions for all 30 teams and the 15 "can't miss" games of the season. In other NHL news, Henrik Sedin scored an epic empty netter, Wayne Gretzky admitted his wife wanted him to play in Detroit over Los Angeles and the Ref Cam made its debut, which should change the way fans view the action.
Help Feed the Trinindad and Tobago Women's Soccer Team
The T&T Women's Soccer Team landed in Dallas yesterday as it prepares for the CONCACAF Championship in order to qualify for the World Cup, One problem -- the team only has $500 for what could be a month-long stay in the United States. Coach Randy Waldrun, who coaches the Houston Dash of the National Women's Soccer League, took to Twitter to raise/beg for money.
You Learn Something New Every Day
South African scientists have discovered a rare condition in which cyclists who ride frequently can grow a third testicle.
Lovely Lady of the Day
Alexis Ren modeled a bunch of sexy Halloween costumes for Leg Avenue, which made today's LLOD decision easy (click here for full-size gallery).
Dumb Controversy of the Day
Giants fan Joe Ruback (a.k.a. - License Plate Guy) donned his custom 'Eagles zero Super Bowl' jersey and persuaded Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Prince Amukamara to pose with him. The photo made its way to Twitter and one of the dumbest controversies of the 2014 NFL season was born.
The Google Street View Camel
From the SI Vault
John Lennon would've turned 74 today. In this photo, the former Beatle poses with Art Garfunkel, Paul Simon, Yoko Ono and Roberta Flack at the 1975 Grammy Awards in New York City. For more sports (and the occasional music) photos, make sure to visit the SI Vault on Twitter.
Odds & Ends
A failing Brazilian soccer team is hoping a hypnotist can turn their season around ... Missouri sanctioned an MMA bout between a fighter with Down syndrome against a fighter with cerebral palsy ... A Liverpool defender is under fire for posting a photo of himself with a Hitler mustache ... A list of all the MLB players who had Tommy John Surgery in 2014 ... The Detroit Lions caught the fan who used a laser pointer and banned him "from games" ... Here's how to get $10 if you purchased a Red Bull in the past decade ... Jon Stewart was in the running to host Meet the Press before Chuck Todd got the gig ... The Ghostbusters reboot will feature women in the lead roles ... Ikea made a talking mirror.
Kliff Kingsbury is Attractive
And now he's reading tweets about it.
A Tribute to Landon Donovan
The U.S. Federation posted this video in advance of Donovan's final international match on Friday.
Bill Murray on Howard Stern Show
If you're a fan of Murray or Stern, this is a must-listen.
Seeing that it's John Lennon's birthday, I thought a link to one of my favorite all-time commercials was appropriate. What I didn't know (and just learned) is that the ad is directed by David Fincher.