Tuesday March 3rd, 2015

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Go, Cubs, Go

In Back to the Future Part II, Gray's Sports Almanac predicted the Cubs would defeat the Marlins in the 2015 World Series. While that World Series matchup is impossible, the chances of Chicago claiming it's first World Series in 107 years isn't that far-fetched. In fact, the Volo Art Musuem in Volo, Ill., has announced that it will give away a 1981 exhibition model DeLorean (worth $85,000) to one lucky person should the Cubs win it all. Anyone who visits the museum between March 21 and the day before the World Series ends is eligible for the contest and the winner will be drawn after the World Series. If the Cubs don't win it all, the winner instead receives a hover board prop.

Where's the Love?

Not sure why, but there was plenty of anger on the hardwood last night. Markieff Morris took out former teammate Goran Dragic during the Suns-Heat game, which turned out to be the undercard of this Alex Len-Hassan Whiteside brawl/wrestling match. Meanwhile in Austin, a loose ball scrum in the Texas-Baylor game led to a seven-player ejection as the teams got into it by the sideline. These all come on the heels of an enormous brawl at a Spanish Basketball League game. And in case you missed it, Kevin Garnett was on edge last night.

Jon Stewart's Next Gig?

Last month, Jon Stewart announced his plans to step down as anchor of The Daily Show but curiously didn't discuss his plans for after. He certainly has a future in pro wrestling, as he proved last night during his appearance on WWE's Monday Night Raw. The late-night host was getting bullied by Seth Rollins when a distraction (Randy Orton's entrance music) allowed Stewart to kick Rollins in the nether regions. Granted you can totally see Stewart waiting for a signal (watch him nodding) before the kick, but still a great moment.

Lovely Lady of the Day

Tom from Ann Arbor requested some pics of UFC ring girl Jhenny Andrade. Seems like a fair request (click here for full-size gallery). 

Josh Reddick Needs a Number Agent

In 2013, Darrelle Revis joined Tampa Bay and paid Mark Barron $50,000 for his No. 24 jersey. I'm not claiming this should be a benchmark for all future jersey number purchases but it should be part of the conversation. Unfortunately, Josh Reddick missed the memo and let new teammate Billy Butler purchase his jersey for a new X-Box. That's all. One X-Box.

Marshawn Lynch Dresses How He Wants, When He Wants

Marshawn Lynch joined a bevy of NFL stars in Turkey as part of the league's "American Football Without Barriers" program. And as the photo demonstrates, Beast Mode didn't get the dress code memo. Now, what are the odds that he muttered, "I'm just here so that I don't get fined."

This is What a $974 Million Check Looks Like

For the Kids!

So Long, Kick Khaki

This is Lame

Big Baby Video Bomb

Odds & Ends

The New York Yankees are running out of numbers ... Andrew Luck shaved his beard ... Syracuse's Rakeem Christmas now has his own snowman ... Not everyone is convinced Dominique Wilkins is worthy of getting his own statue in Atlanta ... The Yankees fired an employee who sent a crude message to Curt Schilling's daughter ... Chris Young was struck out by the Yankees pitching machine ... Michigan alum Nik Stauskas lost a bet and was forced to wear Michigan State attire ... Did Tiger Woods fail a drug test? ... It took No. 2 ranked Virginia nearly 14 minutes to score its third point during last night's matchup with Syracuse ... Random fact: The stock market in Australia does much better when an Aussie is on the cover of the SI Swimsuit issue ... The artist who painted Bill Clinton's official White House portrait snuck a Monica Lewinsky reference into the painting ... Tinder just got more expensive for the over-30 crowd.

Happy Birthday, Herschel Walker

The former Heisman Trophy winner turned 53 today. To celebrate, I wanted to find the cheesiest, most 1980s video I could find. While looking, I came across this: "Herschel Walker's Fitness Challenge for Kids Intro." Mission accomplished.


David Ortiz Would Be Proud

Cuban slugger Alfredo Despaigne hits a home run, takes 41-second trot around the bases.

Today in Stupid Human Tricks

Here's a woman balancing upside down on traffic cones with her hands while shooting a plastic bow and arrow with her feet. (H/T Vice)

Go, Cubs, Go

We've come full circle on this edition of Hot Clicks. Here's a message to Cubs fans and DeLorean lovers everywhere.

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