Monday P.M. Clicks: Are You Ready for the National Championship?
National Championship Preview
College football's National Championship game is tonight. Perhaps you heard. SI's experts are pretty split about which team will come out victorious. As you decide, check out Ohio State's and Oregon's road to the national championship. Also of note: OSU players have been told to personalize all autographs .... Buckeyes QB Cardale Jones has blocked every contact in his phone (except coaches and his mom) ... Marcus Mariota attributes his success to a love of golf ... Oregon cheerleaders went bull riding ... Stadium parking will not be cheap.
Tennis in Unusual Places
Thought a tennis match on the roof of a 1,000-foot building was weird? How about a floating court in the Middle East? Neither were as exciting as Roger Federer and Lleyton Hewitt playing against each other while on moving speedboats in Sydney Harbour.
Meet Miss Kentucky
Meet Katie George, the newly-crowned Miss Kentucky and member of the Louisville volleyball squad.
P.M. Lovely Lady of the Day
Have you purchased your 2015 Hooters Calendar yet? Emily Phelps is the centerfold and also the star of Hooters' new "Greatest Month of Football" ad. And if all that isn't enough, she also earns today's P.M. LLOD honors (click here for full-size gallery). FYI: The good people at Hooters are sending me some 2015 calendars for a giveaway next week. Stay tuned.
Hot Clicks Giveaway: Oregon/OSU Gear
My friends at 47 Brand emailed to see if I wanted to give away any Ohio State or Oregon gear before tonight's game. It wasn't a difficult decision. I will send these playoff "We're All In" hats (you choose the team -- here's Ohio State and Oregon) to the 25th, 50th, 100th, 150th and 200th person who emails me (firstname.lastname@example.org) the name of the LLOD in this morning's Hot Clicks. Please make the subject line "47 Brand."
Update (6:23 a.m.): Contest is closed. Winners will be notified. Thanks for playing.
Speaking of Ohio State/Oregon Gear
Columbus Zoo Makes Its Prediction
Crazy Stat of the Day
Peyton Manning earned more in a week this year ($789,474) than Russell Wilson made all season ($662,434).— Bryan Armen Graham (@BryanAGraham) January 12, 2015
Tom Brady is Ready for the Colts
Hank at the World Dog Awards
Odds & Ends
Lionel Messi brought his A-style game to the Balloon d'Or Gala ... Jerry Jones' suite did not seem like a fun place to be after the Dez Bryant reversal ... Adam Dunn retired after 14 seasons and 2,379 strikeouts ... Sergio Brown's Ric Flair impression is quickly becoming my favorite thing about the Colts ... Bret Bielema laughs at your team's "No Gun" rule ... Eugene Levy (the dad from American Pie) has a new show out called Schitt's Creek ... A 9-year-old in Idaho was arrested for stealing a pack of gum ... What if Leonardo DiCaprio starred in Boogie Nights?
Congrats to The Macho Man
On Monday Night Raw tonight, Randy Savage will be named the newest inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame. Here's my first memory of him.
The Chris Christie Hug
Packers fans re-enact the Chris Christie-Jerry Jones hug before Sunday's game. [H/T Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
Never Seen This Before
A KHL game was stopped because a player's jersey got caught between two panels of glass.
Kate Hudson, Broncos Fan
The actress celebrates a touchdown before last night's Golden Globes.
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