Thursday February 26th, 2015

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Baseball's Big Spender

The Yankees' $211 million payroll just took a huge blow when the team was forced to cut a check to minor leaguer Jake Hernandez. The catcher/first baseman, who was signed as an undrafted free agent out of USC last season, tweeted out a $0.75 check he received from the team. I have no idea what the payment was for and Hernandez has since deleted the tweet, but anytime a billion-dollar team  issues a check to a prospect for 75 cents, it's going into Hot Clicks.


Kingsford Charcoal Trolls the NCAA

Kingsford Charcoal is taking a stand against the NCAA. Instead of using a generic college hoops player to capitalize on the March Madness craze, the company has decided to use Ed O'Bannon's image and pay him $1 for every time the #PayEd hashtag is used in a tweet. (I'm not sure if he's receiving additional compensation). The best part is the slogan to the left of O'Bannon's image: "Lights 25% faster. Doesn't burn athletes."


Just Another Thursday

Two llamas were on the loose yesterday in Arizona and athletes had plenty to say about it. Then a dress somehow appeared to look like different colors and athletes had plenty to say about that too. It was a strange day. 


Lovely Lady of the Day

Sarah from Toronto requested Lucy C. Miller as LLOD. I love requests from females and Canadians so this is a no-brainer (click here for full-size gallery).


Jay Bilas' 1981 Recruiting Letter From Kansas

Before he was President of the Young Jeezy Fan Club, Jay Bilas was just another high school hoops prospect trying to pick a school. The ESPN analylst tweeted out a photo of his 1981 recruiting letter from Kansas to show how recruiting has changed over the years. Bilas famously chose Duke and competed against some pretty decent players.


Twenty Retro Cereals That Ruled the 1980s

I miss Banana Frosted Flakes.


Greg Ostertag: Hockey Star


Is It Christmas Yet?


Bobby Knight's Personality Line


Rex Ryan's Truck > Josh McCown


Two Great Crossovers


Odds & Ends

Five fun facts about Jaromir Jagr's trade to the Panthers. Did you know his first NHL game came before 10 of his teammates were born? ... Bryce Harper is doing his best to channel Joe Namath ... Not a great night for Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings ... Could Randy Moss' son suit up for the Wolverines? ... Stop what you're doing and watch Sidney Crosby catch one of his teammates' sticks in midair ... 50 fake video games that should be real ... Harrison Ford signed up for a Blade Runner sequel ... The funniest GIFs of the week ... Who's excited for the new House of Cards season?


Jon Stewart vs. Seth Rollins

The WWE grappler and late-night host continue their rivalry.


Meet the Jags

The Jaromir Jagr Fan Club must be excited to spend some time in South Florida.


West Virginia's Newest Recruit

Five-year-old Nicholas Wince, who has a potentially life-threatening condition known as hypoplastic left heart syndrome, spends a day with the WVU men's basketball squad.


Local TV News is the Best

Rough sledding moment for Myra Ruiz of WYFF in Greenville, S.C.


Mashup of the Day

The Wolf of Wall Street meets Who's the Boss (H/T Uproxx)

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