Hello all, Kiley Kmiec from Next Impulse Sports here. still starting to get a hang of this thing, I think. Here's some background: I am a big fan of surfing, Chicago and happy hours. Let's get into some Weekend Hot Clicks, shall we? You can follow me on Twitter HERE.
The Washington Wizards were eliminated from the 2015 NBA playoffs by the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night by a score of 94-91. The game was not short on drama as Paul Pierce nailed aother three-pointer at the buzzer, but it was waived off after a review. Jeff Teague had the highlight of the night when he utterly confused Drew Gooden with this move.
The Washington Post summed up the loss perfectly with their Saturday morning sports page... Paul Pierce said he is unsure at the moment about whether he will return for next season... Meanwhile J.R. Smith and John Wall are trading playful jabs about fashion.
In the other game Friday night, the Warriors beat the Grizzlies for a third straight game, 108-95. The highlight of the game was provided by Steph Curry in the form of this effortless 62-footer as time expired in the third quarter. Steph also crossed up Courtney Lee with a nasty behind the back move which left Lee on the court. Steph Curry had a great response when asked after the game by a reporter on which team he'd rather play, the Clippers of Rockets...
2nd Time's The Charm
As we mentioned in Friday's A.M. Hot Clicks, Tony Romo joined Twitter this week and his first Tweet made us worry for his long-term sustainability on the social media platform. However, with his second Tweet he totally redeemed himself.
Lovely Lady of the Day
The LLOD today is Cassie of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Cassie loves fishing with her family and then eating the freshly cooked fish. Cassie's favorite website is surprisingly SI.com... "I always look forward to viewing the NFL Cheerleader album each week in the fall!" Well, we hope you enjoy this one as well (click here for full-size gallery).
Romney vs. Holyfield
In what people are already calling the 'fight of the century,' Mitt Romney and Evander Holyfield fought on Friday night, and for a good cause. SB Nation has a great recap which includes, Romney "knocking" Evander down with a vicious right, but eventually the champ would prevail.
The Cubs Win 5th Straight in Bizarre Fashion
The Chicago Cubs have won five straight games, and on Friday their win was gifted to them by the Pittsburgh Pirates. You have to see Gregory Polanco taking a tumble as he went to field a routine fly-ball and cost the Pirates the game. The gaffe lead to a great 'Stanky Leg' meme as well as a brilliant Lance Stephenson photoshop. I guess the Cubs need to bring out the "Double Bubble Rally Bucket" more often...
'The Mountain' From Game of Thrones
'The Mountain' from Game of Thrones had a little fun with the Phillies mascot on Friday.
Pete Carroll Receives Honorary Degree From USC
The former USC football coach was back on campus Friday to receive a honorary degree from the University, and he even got a photo with USC athletic director Pat Haden.
Jim Harbaugh's Deflategate Joke
Even though Jim Harbaugh is in Peru, he found time to crack a Deflategate joke on Twitter.
Odds and Ends
Kenley Jansen made his 2015 MLB debut, proceeded to strike out four batters in one inning... Southampton’s Sadio Mané managed to score a hat trick on Aston Villa in less than three minutes. Cavs owner Dan Gilbert 'crushed' a report that coach David Blatt will be fired... Derrick Coleman is really good at the whole Mother's Day thing. Here is a great list of the top 10 NFL games you should be looking forward to watching in 2015. The men's college basketball rules committee proposed some rule changes on Friday -- including a proposal to shorten the shot clock from 35 seconds to 30 seconds. There is a report floating around that the Seahawks are not willing to meet Russell Wilson's contract demands. A Smokestack at the Reds' Great American ball park caught on fire during a game. A trail of macaroni salad led police investigators in Livingston County to three suspected burglars. The Quesalupa is coming to Taco Bell soon, and it looks incredible. A top 25 ranking of Harry Shearer’s best characters on The Simpsons... Daniel Craig will (secretly) play a stormtrooper in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens." The Clintons reportedly earned $30 million in the last 16 months.
You Are Doing It Wrong
Joel Parkinson is one of the best surfers in the world, but he needs to work on his jet ski hanging-on abilities.
Rihanna and Louis C.K. Host SNL
Louis C.K. will host the season finale of SNL with Rihanna, and Leslie Jones loses it.
100 Years of Cocktails
Adam Delaney mixes up the best cocktails from the past 100 years.