Friday January 23rd, 2015

You made it! Happy Friday, everyone! Pete Blackburn here with one last edition of Hot Clicks before the weekend. Andy will be back with you on Monday, but you can find me on Twitter, if you're so inclined - @PeteBlackburn.


Dez-perate For Attention

It's been a few weeks since the Cowboys felt the crushing weight of a controversial call that overturned an amazing Dez Bryant catch, but one Dallas fan is not prepared to move on just yet. Terry Hendrix, who is currently an inmate at a Colorado correctional facility, is suing the NFL for damages over the referee's decision. His asking price? A cool $88 billion. Nice try, Dr. Evil... now get back to your cell.


NHL Stars Wearing GoPro Cameras = Amazing

Shortly after signing a partnership deal with GoPro this fall, the NHL had its biggest stars meet up to showcase their skills and record some unique footage at ice-level. The resulting video has finally been released, and it's absolutely incredible to watch.


Move Over, Mark Brunell

Sal Paolantonio is now officially the most embarrassing #DeflateGate analyst at ESPN.


Lovely Lady of the Day

One of our readers, Dan, pointed us in the direction of the lovely Jess Impiazzi, and she's a very worthy honoree to close out the week. (Click here for full-sized gallery)


Giveaway of the Day

Did you know today is National Peanut Butter Day? Our friends at Justin's did and have put together five prize packs of their various peanut butter offerings (jars, squeeze packs and peanut butter cups) for our Hot Clicks readers. As you know, Justin's innovations have transformed the conventional world of nut butters and confections by using a one-of-a-kind grinding process that merges high-quality, all-natural ingredients with amazing taste, texture and nutrition. Onto the giveaway. Andy will send prize packs to the 20th, 40th, 60th, 80th and 100th person to email him (andy_gray@simail.com) with the name of this morning's LLOD. Please make the subject line "Justin's."

Update (Monday, 10:09 a.m.): Contest is closed. Winners will be notified. Thanks.


Can't Stop. Won't Stop.


Booyah


Mariners Bring Back The Blue & Yellow

They'll be wearing these retro unis for Sunday home games. I love 'em.


Odds & Ends

An 8th grader nailed an amazing one-handed half-court buzzer beater... Most Canadian thief ever steals $28,000 worth of hockey sticks from Quebec store... Deflategate has inspired some pretty terrible political cartoons... Northwestern's basketball coach had a ridiculous outburst on the sidelines during yesterday's game... The NHL All-Star Game features a 34-foot snow slide... Kyle Lowry may have Justin Bieber to thank for his All-Star selection... Travis Kelce went full TMI during a Twitter Q&A... A Ravens player is reportedly under investigation for animal cruelty... A police officer has reportedly worked as a "cleaner" for the Steelers for over a decade... The 101 hottest celebrity Instagram pictures this week.


Do Deflated Balls Help Shaq's Free Throw Shooting?

Spoiler: No. Nothing helps Shaq's free throw shooting.


Take It Away

Powerful new ad imagines Washington's NFL team without the name & logo. (via Sportress of Blogitude)


Great Moment At The X-Games

Thanks to reader Kim for sending over this video of a Special Olympics snowboarder meeting his idol and snowboarding gold medalist, Jamie Anderson.

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