Tuesday October 14th, 2014

Nobody Likes the Panthers

Florida Panthers :: @JoshRimerHockey/Twitter

The Florida Panthers and Ottawa Senators faced off yesterday in front of just 7,311 fans, the lowest attendance in the team's history. Clearly the success of the Dolphins and Hurricanes has sucked the excitement out of South Florida. Just kidding. It turns out that Miami just isn't a great place for a NHL franchise and despite the team's inspirational Twitter message, it may be time to relocate this team north of the border.

Twitter Exchange of the Day

On to happier NHL news. The Kings and Oilers had an epic Twitter exchange yesterday that ended with a Full House video. Speaking of Full House, Dave Coulier is now best friends with a woodchuck and still doing his "cut it out" gimmick on the road while Aunt Becky scored a hole-in-one last week.

One Tight End. Two WWE Divas.

Johnny Manziel may get all the ink in Cleveland, but the true lady's man on the team is Gary Barnridge. The team's backup tight end is trying to get with two WWE divas and has made it clear he has no desire for a long-term relationship.

Lovely Lady of the Day

Natalie Dormer is among the 40 rising stars People Magazine is honoring in its annual "One to Watch" issue. I get a bunch of requests to make her LLOD, so this seems as good a time as any (click here for full-size gallery). 

Hot Clicks Sing-Along

Not sure what was in the air yesterday but sports fans were treated to a pair of memorable musical performances. First there was Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph showing off the pipes with a song directed toward Mother Nature. Second, Iman Shumpert felt the need to sing Pharrell's Happy during a Carmelo Anthony interview, which was likely inspired by Melo's hat. 

Off the Market

Kevin Durant Gets a Pool Table


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From the SI Vault

Steve Bartman and Moises Alou :: John Biever/SI

Eleven years ago today, Steve Bartman jumped to the top of Chicago's most hated list. The Cubs fan was sitting along the left-field line during a playoff game against Florida when he interfered on a foul ball that was going into the glove of outfielder Moises Alou for the second out of the inning. At the time, Chicago held a 3-0 lead and needed just five more outs to advance to its first World Series since 1945. The play opened the floodgates to an eight-run inning and the Cubs haven't sniffed a World Series since. For more classic sports photos, not all as painful as this one, visit the SI Vault on Twitter.

Odds & Ends

This dumb, little Twitter exchange really made me like Nationals reliever Jerry Blevins ... Rams receiver Austin Pettis has a sweet Mighty Ducks tattoo on his neck ... A puppy interrupted an Argentina Premier League game between Belgrano and Quillme ... #BlameJameis is a fun hashtag right now ... This Stanford student met Tiger Woods then shot a 59 the next day ... The WWE released ring announcer Justin Roberts, who was easily the best ring announcer not named Howard Finkel ...  A truck containing 18 tons of Crisco sticks was stolen in Florida ... Pulp Fiction turns 20 today. Here's a tribute to The Gimp ... Saturday Night Live ratings are at an all-time low ... Speaking of All Time Low, that is my third favorite Widespread Panic song (after From the Cradle and Up All Night). Here's a video if you've never heard ... As always, shoot me an email (andy_gray@simail.com) if you have any requests/thoughts for Hot Clicks. Also, follow me on Twitter and check out our Facebook page.

120 Seconds of Highlights

In case you missed last night's sports action while catching up on Sunday night's episodes of Revenge and The Good Wife. I'm talking about a friend, of course.

Randy Orton RKO Vines

Not sure who started all these but there are brilliant.

Hockey Trick Shots

Dude Perfect teams up with Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn of the Dallas Stars.

NHL Ref Cam in Action

Rick Nash scores during Sunday's Rangers-Leafs game, as seen from the vantage point of the referee.

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