Tuesday February 17th, 2015

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Mark Your Calendar

I love Major League. It's the greatest sports movie ever made. So I can't say enough good things about the Milwaukee Brewers' plans to honor the movie with Major League Night on July 21. Yes, the movie was based on the Cleveland Indians but it was filmed at the since-demolished Milwaukee County Stadium, so there is a Milwaukee tie-in. The festivities will include a Harry Doyle Bobblehead Giveaway. Doyle, played by Bob Uecker, was the Indians play-by-play announcer in the movie. Speaking of Uecker, ever wonder what he looks like in a Speedo?


I'm Back

Just wanted to quickly thank Lindsay Applebaum, Brendan Maloy and Pete Blackburn for handling Hot Clicks the past couple weeks while I was away in Swimsuit heaven. If you missed my behind-the-scenes diaries from launch week, check out The Lead-Up, Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 and Day 4, and be sure to visit SwimDaily for the latest SI Swimsuit news. Did I plug enough there? Anyhow, I'm back on full-time Hot Clicks duty and not going anywhere for a while. As always, feedback is welcome so let me know (andy_gray@simail.com) if you have any questions/tips/advice or just want to talk. 


NFL Should Switch to These Helmets

The graphic design geniuses at Deeyung Entertainment created an alternative set of NFL helmets that are, in my opinion, better than what the players are using now. How can we switch to these?


Lovely Lady of the Day

After two weeks of SI Swimsuit models as LLOD, I figured it was time for something different. With that in mind, here's Jessica Ashley. Thanks to John from Toronto for the request (click here for full-size gallery).  


Best College Football Weight Rooms

They look just like my gym, only 20,000 times nicer.


Life Pro Tip

Something valuable I learned while away: When checking your coat, take a quick photo of your coat check ticket so you have a record of it in case it gets lost. The more you know.


Your Westminster Dog Show Winner


This Week's SI Covers


Alex Ovechkin Slashes, Doesn't Fight


Ouch!


Odds & Ends

Duke big man Jahlil Okafor is really into mermaids ... Two Triple-A baseball teams got into a Twitter beef over Better Call Saul ... Speaking of Twitter beefs, UConn beat Syracuse in this one ... This may be the worst possible way to lose a basketball game ... A Kansas City Royals Single-A affiliate is selling Opening Day tickets for four cents each ... The Pistons are interested in a trade for Joe Johnson ... The Blackhawks granted a wish to an 8-year-old boy ... Alabama's football program makes a lot of money ... Looking back at the first season of Parks and Recreation ... Celebrity Westminster Dog Show Doppelgangers. 


Two Swimsuit Models Play Hockey With Three Predators

As part of our trip to Nashville, we took two models (Kate Bock and Emily DiDonato) to Bridgestone Arena, where they competed in a skills competition with Seth Jones, Filip Forsberg and Roman Josi of the Predators. We're saving the video for the start of the NHL Playoffs but the Predators' video team did a cool behind-the-scenes look at the shoot. FYI -- I'm the idiot who walks right in front of the camera at the end. 


Golf Trick Shots

The San Diego State women's golf squad shows off its skills.


Time Lapse of the Day

Blackhawks fan Bob sent in this video. He  took a hockey stick and a shovel to etch the Blackhawks logo onto the snow that had fallen on his backyard hockey rink. He asked me to give a shout out to his wife, Julianna, who shot the video, and to his good friend @Coach Q's Mustache,  who encouraged him to create the backyard rink in the first place.


You've Got Time

Happy 35th Birthday to the great Regina Spektor.

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