Thurs. A.M. Hot Clicks: Elizabeth Smith; Swimsuit Models Preview NFL
Hot Clicks NFL Preview
The NFL season kicks off tonight and SI has burning questions for all 32 teams. But who wants a preview with actual NFL-related content? We invited SI Swimsuit models Hannah Ferguson and Kelly Rohrbach to the SI office and asked them to put their own spin on some classic touchdown celebrations.
Texas-Texas Tech Rivalry Heats Up
Love this gigantic middle finger Texas gave Texas Tech by making members of the Red Raiders marching band, known as the Goin’ Band, pay the full price of admission ($100/each) when the teams play in Austin on Nov. 26. It will be the first time that the Texas athletic department has charged the Goin’ Band. Speaking of bands, Kansas State students have rallied around the school's band after it's interesting formation last week.
Update (11:00 a.m.): I screwed up. This story is much ado about nothing as the four Texas teams in the Big 12 agreed to have the bands pay their way. I thought it would've been lame to just delete the story so instead you get this not-as-lame mea culpa.
Carmelo Called Out
Adult film star Jazmine Cashmere is not happy with Melo and nearly posted an incriminating video of him (until she got threatened with a $10 million lawsuit).
Lovely Lady of the Day
Elizabeth Smith, who was crowned International Tropic Beauty Queen 2014, should be on your radar. I haven't featured her in nearly a year, which is really bad work by me. She earns today's LLOD honors (click here for full-size gallery).
Hot Clicks Trivia Question
How to Anger Fans
Newly acquired Royals ace Johnny Cueto blew off aheavily promoted fan event in Blue Springs, Mo., which included a Cueto look-alike costume contest. His agent had a lame excuse as to why.
U.S. Open Highlight of the Night
Never Seen This Before
Odds & Ends
FYI: There will not be a Hot Clicks Pick'em Pool this season. I couldn't get a grand prize and didn't want to run one unless there was something worthwhile for the winner. Looking forward to your complaints in Comments section below ... The Deflategate judge released the letters he received from fans during the trial ... Wade Boggs verified a fake Wade Boggs signature for a fan ... Florida State is being sued over its parking lot gun policy ... You don't criticize an ESPN story, even if you work for ESPN ... How the sports world has changed during Queen Elizabeth II’s reign ... Ex-tennis star James Blake was slammed to the ground and handcuffed by police after being mistaken for a theft suspect ... Al Jazeera has a good piece on the WWE ... For all you fans of MLS and The Bachelor ... Best football movies on Netflix ... A girl with a tramp stamp birthmark is becoming an internet celeb.
Extra Mustard Minute
A deep dive into the newest athlete accessory. The Phunkee Duck.
Joey Votto is Angry
The Reds first baseman was a tad bit peeved with the umpires Wednesday night.
Sportsman of the Year
This guy solved a Rubik's Cube while skydiving. He gets my Sportsman vote. (H/T Next Impulse Sports)
History of Rap 6
Beyonce superfans Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake with another installment of the History of Rap.
Click here for previous versions of Hot Clicks, and visit our Extra Mustard Page throughout each day for more offbeat sports stories and the latest Cheerleader of the Week gallery. Also check out the SwimDaily Page for the latest updates and instagram pictures of models who have appeared in our issues.