Lindsay Applebaum here filling in for Andy, who informs me that I’m the first woman to ever do Hot Clicks. I never set out to be a pioneer, but here I am, practically the Amelia Earhart of sports blogging on SI.com.
Clippers Fan Gets Apology From Rivers
This young fan had to watch the Clippers go down by 31 points in the fourth quarter of an eventual 105-94 loss in Cleveland, but at least he got some dap from Doc Rivers.
Cause of Death: Football
Longtime Seahawks fan Michael Vedvik had a heart attack and died just hours after the Super Bowl, which is why his wife and brother-in-law added this amusing line to his obituary in the Spokesman-Review: “We blame the Seahawks lousy play call for Mike’s untimely death.” Vedvik's wife, Stephanie, told the Spokesman-Review her husband didn't actually see Russell Wilson's interception at the goal line that sealed a win for New England; he hadn't been feeling well so he'd recorded the game. But "It was just so true because my husband would have said, 'What a dumbass.'"
Oregon Duck Looking for Love
Following in the footsteps of Katy Perry's Left Shark, the Oregon Duck has apparently joined Tinder, which means there are even fewer actual humans on the dating app. Go ahead and swipe right if you're a man or woman who likes John Mayer and rhythmic gymnastics.
Lovely Lady of the Day
Sounds of the Downhill
The New York times put together a captivating interactive that takes you through a World Cup downhill. Check it out. Maybe put on a sweater first.
Curry Loses Shootout to 10-Year-Old Girl
In preparation for the 3-point shootout contest (and as part of a Foot Locker campaign), Stephen Curry took on five practice competitors. He lost to one of them: cool-as-a-cucumber Jaden Newman. Girl power.
'Nobody Parties Like the Gronk'
At least according to Patriots teammate Jonas Gray, who visited SI Now yesterday.
Yes, that is a baseball swing. Yes, that is a hockey puck. Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin continues to score the most ridiculous goals. (Gif via my old friends at Russian Machine Never Breaks)
Nick Young Pens Song About Chinese Food
This Is Not Tiger Woods
At least, not the Tiger Woods of yore. The present-day Tiger Woods took that shot and then pulled out of the Farmers Insurance Open with a bad back yesterday.
Odds & Ends
NBA celebrity All-Star game lineup includes Kevin Hart (of course) and Mo'Ne Davis ... Mila Kunis says Ashton Kutcher is planning for their daughter to coach the Bears ... You can now buy a baseball card featuring 50 Cent's god-awful first pitch ... Sports fans continue to make the most terrible tattoo decisions ... Boomer Esiason says the Ravens and Colts wanted to embarrass Tom Brady with Deflategate ... This Kurt Busch story keeps on getting weirder.
Mr. Belding Hung Out With Kobe
First the most epic reunion ever, and now this:
Gronk + Puppy