Friday's A.M. Hot Clicks: Simone Villas Boas; White Sox Throwback Uniforms
White Sox Go Old School
The White Sox got in the Throwback Thursday spirit in a big way this week, sporting a disco era uniform with navy and white shirts untucked below their waists. The uniforms looked great (though a tailor wouldn't have hurt) and the Sox came away with a 4-2 victory. Would it have killed them to wear the matching shorts?
Popular Mechanics vs. Utah Football
Forget Giants-Cowboys or Cardinals-Cubs, there's a new sports rivalry in town and it's between Popular Mechanics and Utah football. In its September calendar, the magazine declared Michigan's matchup against Utah next Thursday a "cupcake game." Keep in mind that Michigan went 5-7 last year while Utah was 9-4, including a 26-10 victory over the Wolverines. The magazine tried to make things right by sending the school cupcakes but the damage has been done.
Paging J.J. Watt
A few weeks ago I featured Lindsay Pelas as Lovely Lady of the Day. It was the highest-trafficked Hot Clicks of the summer. With that in mind, I highly recommend J.J. Watt watch this video of Pelas proclaiming her love for him and act on it. Here's her LLOD gallery in case you missed it.
Lovely Lady of the Day
Brazilian model Simone Villas Boas stopped by SI for a 2016 swimsuit casting and wowser. She is today's LLOD (click here for full-size gallery).
When Athletics and Academics Collide
Very interesting story in the Wall Street Journal Thursday about the public communication major at Auburn. Back in 2013, the university’s Curriculum Review Committee concluded that the major added very little to the school’s academic mission and voted to eliminate it. As it turns out, nearly all of the top players on the Auburn football team majored in public communication. You can probably figure out how this story ends.
Oral History of the Saints, Superdome
Before Roger Goodell became a commissioner embroiled in scandal after scandal, he was instrumental in getting the Saints back to the Superdome just one year after Hurricane Katrina ravished New Orleans. Goodell, along with former Saints Deuce McAlister and Joe Horn, Saints general manager Mickey Loomis and many more share their memories of a displaced season and the revival of the Superdome in this riveting oral history.
Ken Griffey Jr. Wayback Machine
Mariners legend Ken Griffey Jr. has a cameo in the latest Macklemore video, wearing the exact outfit he donned on his 1989 Upper Deck trading card.
Enes Kanter is 6-11, By the Way
R.I.P. Darryl Dawkins
Play of the Day
Odds & Ends
NBA players posted tributes to the late Darryl Dawkins ... A butt punt was returned for a touchdown in a Ohio high school football game ... According to Pro Football Focus, Ryan Tannehill is better than Andrew Luck ... Ryan Mallett overslept and missed Texans practice ... Jerry Rice took some shots at the 49ers leadership ... Curt Schilling has one random celebrity in his corner ... A look at Serena Williams' and Maria Sharapova's Grand Slam fashion through the years ... I hope the Heat wear these Miami Vice uniforms this year ...This Colorado high schooler suffered two bad concussions in middle school and became a musical prodigy ... The sexual proclivities of Friends ... Ten movie mistakes that made it past editing ... Finally, Instagram is allowing portrait and landscape photos ... The Homeland season five trailer is out.
CFB Scholarship Video of the Day
Darryl Dawkins' 20 Best Dunks
Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence dance atop a piano during Billy Joel's concert at Wrigley Field Thursday night.
Timeout with T.O.
The great Tiffany Oshinsky looks back at the week in sports.
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