Hello, all. Brendan Maloy here. Andy is hanging out with swimsuit models all week, so I will be your guide through the wilds of the internet this morning.
Knicks Fans Buying a Billboard
The New York Knicks have had a rough 21st century so far, but fans are hoping they can change the team's fortunes by getting a new owner. And how will they get a new owner? By getting a billboard outside MSG. The fans, who were also behind the successful Fire John Idzik campaign with the New York Jets, say that James Dolan's scathing letter to an elderly fan inspired their new effort.
Swim Week Diary
Your usual Hot Clicks captain, Andy Gray, is working his way through Sports Illustrated's Swim Week and keeping us all up to date on the various goings on of the first day of the Swimsuit Fan Festival in New York City with his Launch Week Diary.
Gregg Popovich Gets His 1,000th Win
Spurs head coach, and lovable curmudgeon, Gregg Popovich got his 1,000th career victory. Pop is only the second coach to get to the benchmark with one team, and the ninth coach overall to get to 1,000.
Lovely Lady of the Day
As Swim Week marches on we are featuring the stunning Samantha Hoopes as Tuesday's Lovely Lady. you can see even more of Samantha in this year's Swimsuit Issue, and at the Swimsuit Fan Festival in New York and Nashville this week (click here for full-size gallery).
Blackhawks Miss Game Winner by a Millimeter
The Chicago Blackhawks hosted the Phoenix Coyotes last night and came as close as humanly possible to netting an overtime game winner, but refs ruled the puck was somehow not completely over the line.
Thunder's Handshake Game is Strong
The Thunder's pregame rituals first caught everyone's eye with Steven Adams and Nick Collison's staredown handshake, and now it is Jeremy Lamb's and Perry Jones' turn with a jumping, spinning, multi-part greeting.
I Think They Mean Columbus
This is a Bad Way To Get Dunked On
Florida State's Phil Cofer is not afraid of Duke's Jahlil Okafor
This is a Worse Way To Get Dunked On
Georgia Tech's Chris Bolden adds injury to insult by kneeing Virginia Tech's Ahmed Hill in the head.
And he got called for a foul
NBA Twitter is Big On Mixtape Messages
Odds & Ends
1937 Blackhawks sweater appraised for $7k-$10k in Antique Roadshow ... Skydivers narrowly avoid mid-air collision with plane ... Padma Lakshmi still looks great in a bikini ... Vote on the 99 most outstanding women of 2015 ... The 61 best photos on the internet ... Michael Bennett's NFC championship bike sells for $10k ... Sports Quiz: Match these athletes with their twitter handle. ... Kevin Durant gets floral with latest sneaker ... Make dinner for Valentine's Day ... Check out the woman behind Google maps ... Swimsuit Issue: By The Numbers
This Seems Like a Bad Idea
Sixers Rookie K.J. McDaniels is Having Fun
This Should Help Ease Football Withdrawal
This Man Just Revolutionized Karaoke