Seattle played awful the first 57 minutes of Sunday's NFC Championship Game, but rallied late and won in overtime, 28-22, to make a return trip to the Super Bowl. Aaron Rodgers still thinks Green Bay is the better team but he'll be relaxing and watching from home (with Olivia Munn, which isn't the worst thing in the world). A chaotic postgame scene saw Russell Wilson in tears, Doug Baldwin yelling at reporters and a bunch of Seahawks fans desperately trying to get back into The Link after departing early. Seattle's comeback will be talked about for generations, as will the dropped onside kick by Packers tight end Brandon Bostick and celebratory postgame bike ride by Michael Bennett. Only one question remains: Will Marshawn Lynch wear his gold cleats at the Super Bowl.
In New England, the Patriots continued their dominance over the Colts with a 45-7 victory. Things got off to an auspicious start when Tom Brady showed up dressed like Sherlock Holmes and the Gronkowski Party Bus was denied access to Gillette Stadium, (though Rob didn't notice as he was busy hitting on Charissa Thompson during the pregame interview). Among the game highlights were 6-foot-8, 320-pound offensive lineman Nate Solder catching a touchdown pass, Tom Brady's impressive "slow, white guy" scramble and Gronk's postgame dance party. Bill Belichick was all smiles after the game and didn't even let some cheating accusations deter him from celebrating with his dimepiece.
Speaking of WAGs
Now that Cristiano Ronaldo and Irina Shayk are no longer an item, the SI Swimsuit model has a new suitor. Bucks forward Giannis "Greek Freak" Antetokounmpo is ready to pounce.
Romance on the Ice
Congrats to Justin Sawyer, a defenseman for the ECHL's Elmira Jackals, who surprised his girlfriend by proposing on the ice during the first period intermission of Friday's game against the Reading Royals.
Lovely Lady of the Day
Vancouver native Kate Bock stopped by the SI office last week and professed her love for hockey. As Hot Clicks historians well know, Kate was my first LLOD after taking over Hot Clicks a couple years back and is one of my favorite SI Swimsuit models (click here for full-size gallery). I also asked her a bunch of random questions to prove how cool she is.
Space Jam Art
Yup, there's a A Space Jam-themed art show in New York City and we have photos if you can't make the trip.
Here are 11 classic paintings recreated with food. And you thought today's Hot Clicks would just be a bunch of football items!
I Smell Buddy Sitcom
Pats Fans and Their Tattoos
Super Bowl Coaches in College
Odds & Ends
Lance Stephenson does not approve of his own bobblehead ... Good story about a blind Blackhawks fan attending her first game ... Props to Greg Monroe, who refused to throw ex-teammate Josh Smith under the bus when asked about the Pistons recent success ... Shout out to all the Aussies in the NBA ... This is what $750,000 buys you in New York City ... How kids dressed for school in 1969 ... Five ways to honor Martin Luther King Jr ... Betty White was surprised by a flash mob for her 93rd birthday ...
Colts Cheerleaders Do (Terrible) Ric Flair Impression
I was looking forward to this video, but her impression is far too much church preacher and not enough '80s Flair. No wonder the Colts lost.
Angry NHL Coach of the Day
Super Bowl History (Taylor Swift Style)
SI's Tiffany Oshinsky, a "hot girl with mediocre vocals" (her words not mine), has a Blank Space-inspired parody about the past 48 Super Bowls.
Everybody Has a Price
Happy 61st Birthday to "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase, who turned 60 today. Did you know he once appeared on The Arsenio Hall Show with Virgil?
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