Thurs. A.M. Hot Clicks: Kara Del Toro; Chandler Parsons' Cowbell Dance
Chandler Parsons Has a Fever
There's a ton of important NBA news out there. Stephen Curry hates when a person sneezes without covering his/her mouth. Mikhail Prokhorov is teaching the Nets dribbling tricks. Caron Butler comes clean about his Mountain Dew addiction. But all that is second fiddle to Chandler Parsons and his ridiculous cowbell video, as Tiffany Oshinsky explains in this video.
Northwestern's Next Star
There's some alternate world where Elaine Benes and David Puddy had a baby back in the mid '90s and that baby is now a forward on the Devils. But in real life, Julia Louis Dreyfus's son Charlie Hall (with husband Brad Hall, not Puddy) is a Northwestern basketball walk-on.
Sleeping Yankees Fan Loses Lawsuit
Remember the guy who fell asleep in the stands of a 2014 Red Sox-Yankees game and was ridiculed by the ESPN announcers and then sued the sports network, Major League Baseball and the Yankees for $10 million? The case was thrown out of court by a New York judge. Though I give an A for effort to the snoozer, who even appeared on the Today Show to drum up interest in his case.
Lovely Lady of the Day
Kara Del Toro stars in the latest Carl's Jr. ad and recently stopped by Fox and Friends for an interview with FOHC (friend of Hot Clicks) Diana Falzone. It made me realize that I have never featured Kara as LLOD before. Until now, that is (click here for full-size gallery).
Hot Clicks Giveaway
Our pals at Xbox are excited to unveil the Xbox One Forza Motorsport 6 Limited Edition Console in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the critically-acclaimed franchise and the passionate community that has been a part of the landmark racing series for the past decade, and you can find our full review of Forza Motorsport 6 here. In fact, I have one console to give away. I'll send it to the 200th person to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) the team behind our favorite minor-league-themed jersey of 2015. Please make the subject line "Forza Motorsport 6 Console."
Update (1:58 p.m.): Contest closed. Winner will be notified. Thanks for playing.
Sportsman of the Year
This is one hell of a story. North Carolina resident Joe Gillespie (and his mullet) attended Charlotte Beerfest at BB&T Ballpark a couple weeks ago and got so drunk he passed out at the bottom of a stairwell and woke up at 12:30 a.m., way after the event was over, inside an empty stadium. He stumbled into the (unlocked) mascot's dressing room, put on the outfit of Homer the Dragon and spent the night partying until he took an Uber home in full costume at 5:30 a.m. He was arrested early the next morning. Also worth noting: The Gin Blossoms performed at the Beerfest and Gillespie considers the night a win because he "got like three numbers that night and have added like 20 chicks on Facebook."
Most Expensive Homes By State
Girl and Her Owl
My Two Favorite Hockey Players
Shaq Be Like...
Odds & Ends
SI is always on the lookout for High School Athlete of the Month nominees. Here's how you can nominate someone ... I hope the Cubs win it all just for this fan ... The Robin Lopez-Pierre T. Pelican feud is still going strong, while the Ty Lawson-Steph Curry one is just beginning ... The Rugby World Cup is in England this year and no one there understands the sport ... This couple had to bail from a wedding last minute and were charged $75 for the no-show ... A look at the past five years of fall TV failures ... The 50 best horror films of all time ... Burger King will start selling Whopper Wine in Spain ... Donald Trump with a manbun ... So this story about marathon cheater Kip Litton is a few years old but easily the best thing I read all week. It's long but I couldn't put it down.
Best Video Bombs of 2014-15 NBA Season
I thoroughly enjoyed this.
Air Force vs. Navy
The guy from the Air Force who asked Taylor Swift on a date dropped a great diss track against Navy. The teams face off this weekend. (H/T BroBible)
Speaking of T-Swift
Please Bring 1st and Ten Back!
It KILLS me that HBO won't put 1st and Ten on HBO Go or On Demand or something. I'm considering a Change.org petition to get it to air the show. If anyone else has seen it, let me know what you thought of it in the comments section.
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