Wednesday November 26th, 2014

Programming Note; There will be Hot Clicks on Thursday and Friday. One version each day. Both should be posted by 11 a.m., probably earlier. Time will tell.

2014 Turkeys of the Year

Thanksgiving is tomorrow and SI is celebrating with our annual Turkeys of the Year gallery, leading with (who else?) NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

OSU-Michigan Rivalry Heats Up

Ohio State and Michigan face off for the 111th time on Saturday, but Bri’onte Dunn has already won the trash talk battle. The OSU running back posted a photo of Michigan safety Jarrod Wilson’s girlfriend as his 'Woman Crush Wednesday' and tagged Wilson in said post. The Buckeye student body is in game-day mode already, judging by these half-naked students jumping into Mirror Lake and chanting vulgarities at Michigan.

Return of the Cowgirl

Jenn Sterger, the former FSU student made famous by a doting Brent Musburger, is now a standup comedian in L.A. but will be donning her cowgirl gear for Saturday's game against Florida. I hung out with Jenn a couple times back when she wrote for our site in 2005 and 2006. She was super cool and down to earth, for whatever that's worth.

P.M. Lovely Lady of the Day

As I'm sure you know, the 28th Annual ARIA Awards went down last night in Sydney, Australia. I carefully researched all the red carpet photos and decided Delta Goodrem was the MVP (click here for full-size gallery).

Back in the Day

Fran Tarkenton wrote a first-person piece for Twin Cities Sports about how drug use has been a longstanding and ignored problem in the NFL. This part is pretty eye-opening:

"Every Friday for the rest of the year, I got a shot of butazolidin in my shoulder. I couldn't throw or practice during the week, and it didn't even really help with the pain, but I played on Sundays anyway. I couldn't throw the ball more than 40 yards, and I had nothing on it, but I got by on guile. Butazolidin is a painkiller used on horses -- and it is now illegal for human use in the United States. I took it every week for a whole season. We went to the Super Bowl that year, losing to the Steelers."

I tend to glaze over these stories written by retired players but this one made me do a double-take.

Concession Food Item of the Week

Meet the $12 Howdy Dog.

Bill Belichick Press Conference Zinger

Steph Curry is Efficient

Odds & Ends

A fan at Raymond James Stadium (home of the Buccanneers) ordered a shot of Cuervo and was served colored water instead ... Metta World Peace's tips for a happy Thanksgiving ... The Devon Still story takes an unfortunate turn ... NHL Sweater Jersey Rankings (H/T Reddit NHL) ... Meet the only all-female skydiving team ... A 14-year-old broke the stories about Boston signing Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez ... This scout was spot-on in his evaluation of Aaron Rodgers ... This new Joel McHale show about internet commentators looks promising ... Linda Gray (no relation) is looking great at the age of 74 ... Bette Midler apologized for calling Ariana Grande a "whore" ... Roseanne Barr "clarified" her not-so-nice tweets about Bill Cosby.

Scenes From the Warriors Team Plane


Turning up before we take off to orlando lol. @dlee042 @fezzyfel @money23green @wardell30 @theblurbarbosa @brush_4 #DubNation

A video posted by Mo (@mspeights5) on

Life of a Hockey Parent

Great behind-the-scenes video with Erie Otters forward (and future NHL star) Connor McDavid. I feel bad for whoever has to fix that garage.

Jon Gruden + GoPro = Gold

The ESPN analyst strapped on a GoPro and coached up some youth football players. 

Seeing That It's Snowing Out

This video of a giant panda playing in the snow should cheer you up. (H/T Guyism)

Tina Turner at Playboy After Dark in 1969

Tina turned 75 today. 

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