Tuesday's A.M. Hot Clicks: Svetlana Bilyalova; Fallout From Deflategate
No one can accuse Roger Goodell of favoring the Patriots anymore. The NFL Commissioner slapped New England QB Tom Brady with a four-game suspension, fined the team $1 million and stripped it of a first- and fourth-round draft pick. Patriots officials are left wondering why key statements from NFL officials were left out of the Wells Report while the wife of Jets owner Woody Johnson celebrated with an emoticon (which she promptly deleted). Both Pats owner Robert Kraft and Brady's agent Tom Yee came out with strong statements against the report and the punishment. New England fans have already started a crowdfunding site to help pay the penalty (though it's worth noting that Robert Kraft is worth $4.3 billion, so he doesn't exactly need the financial help). Will Ferrell and Donald Trump were among the celebs to weigh in on Twitter. I was curious what Rob Gronkowski thought of the punishment, but he's still recovering from his birthday weekend in Vegas. I'm a Pats fan but thought this cartoon was well done.
Peyton Manning Sings Johnny Cash
Here's one way to forget all the Deflategate talk—Peyton Manning singing Folsom Prison Blues with Dierks Bentley.
John Wall's Ugly Suit and More From Monday Night in the NBA
Paul Pierce missed a game-tying three pointer as the Hawks evened their series with the Wizards at 2-2. In Memphis, Stephen Curry had his best game of the series as the Warriors also tied up their series at 2-2. Now that we have that out of the way, can we discuss John Wall's suit? I know NBA players want to make fashion statements but this was not a good look for anyone. Even his teammates were dumbfounded (as was J.R. Smith and most of the internet). In other NBA news, Cavs coach David Blatt was widely mocked for comparing himself to a fighter pilot, Catfish may be the key to the Warriors' playoff success and Tony Allen (illegally) played high school football under the fake name Antonio Brown.
Lovely Lady of the Day
Scott (from Parts Unknown) and Adrian (from Los Angeles) both wrote in recently asking me to feature Russian model Svetlana Bilyalova as LLOD. I almost always grant an LLOD request when it comes from more than one person, especially when their request looks like Svetlana (click here for full-size gallery).
Hot Clicks Giveaway
We're less than 48 hours from Game 7 of the Rangers-Capitals series and New York hockey fans need something for their heads. Luckily, our friends at '47 Brand have these great '47 CLEAN UP caps. I will send them to the 20th, 40th, 60th, 80th and 100th reader who emails me (firstname.lastname@example.org) the name of the Rangers player who scored the overtime goal to beat Washington in Game 5. Please make the subject line "47 Brand."
Update (1:17 p.m.): Contest is closed. More contests coming soon. Thanks.
Best Dunk Ever?
Great-Grandson of the Year
No Thank You
Darnell Dockett. Inspiration To All.
I just motivated a stripper to stop dancing and become a school teacher... 😊😄...— DARNELL DOCKETT (@ddockett) May 11, 2015
One Day He'll Love This Photo
Good Job, Clippers Fans
This Cracked Me Up
Odds & Ends
Had this in Monday's P.M. Clicks but still can't believe it. New Jersey governor Chris Christie spent $82,594 in concessions at MetLife Stadium in 2010 and 2011 ... MLB has increased baseball security in the wake of Deflategate flap ... Florida State is the likely landing spot for Notre Dame transfer Everett Golson ... Is LeBron more clutch than Michael Jordan in the playoffs? He just may be ... Ex-UCF football player Robert Pritchard walked at graduation three years after a stroke left him paralyzed ... Portlandia's Carrie Brownstein threw out the first pitch in Seattle Monday night ... Pete Rose declared he will die as "The Hit King" during his debut on Fox Sports 1 ... Barry Bonds is getting ready to sue Major League Baseball for collusion ... Cristiano Ronaldo donated almost $8 million to earthquake relief efforts in Nepal ... Eric Clapton's "Oyster Albino" Rolex sold for a record $1.4 million at auction ... Morgan Freeman loves his weed ... Kids swimming with mermaid tails is officially a problem ... Funny graffiti is the best graffiti.
Yogi Berra Turns 90
The Yankees legend turned 90 today. Here he is appearing in a 1957 ad for Florida Orange Juice.
Two More Vintage Yogi Berra Ads
If you can't tell, I love classic ads. Here are two more featuring Berra, including one for Camel cigarettes.
Howard Stern Visits David Letterman
Stern made his final appearance with Letterman Monday night.
Best Son Ever Award
And I thought I was a good son by getting my mom a $50 Amazon gift card.
Was This Scene Faked?
I am a huge fan of The Good Wife. I think it's one of the five best shows on TV. My (good) wife Dori and I were watching Sunday's episode and she insisted the Kalinda-Alicia scene was filmed with a split screen so the two (who famously dislike each other in real life) didn't have to film together. I thought she was crazy but there are conspiracy theories everywhere and now I think she's right. What do you think?
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