You didn't actually think there wouldn't be more Star Wars links in Weekend Hot Clicks, did ya? The Force Awakens shattered box office records on Thursday and Friday and is projected to continue its demolition through the weekend. Two UFC fighters had an awesome lightsaber duel during weigh-ins and Athletics' closer Sean Doolittle's girlfriend was not pumped about wearing costumes to the premiere. The internet was furious with Michael Sam after he tweeted a Star Wars spoiler and moviegoers LOST THEIR MINDS when the theater projector broke. Also, radio show host Mike Francesa is utterly confused about Star Wars, does not care about it, here are college football stadiums as Star Wars planets and these coaches and athletes have serious Star Wars fever.
The Warriors' revenge win over the Bucks included a scuffle between Draymond Green and O.J. Mayo and Warriors fans flaunting 10-18 shirts after Bucks fan donned 24-1 shirts last Saturday. This kid went ballistic after Jordan Hill's thunderous dunk against the Nets and Paul George went off on the refs with a NSFW rant after the game. Also, here are the college basketball power rankings (ones devoid of truly elite teams) and Canadian high school player Ahmed Ali scored 103 points this week. The best part of this week in hoops came when Russell Westbrook handed out shoes and backpacks to 65 homeless children.
Zaevion Dobson, a 15-year-old high school football player in Knoxville (Tenn.) was killed while reportedly trying to shield three girls from a random gang shooting. We're sending a lot of thoughts and prayers to Dobson and his family and friends.
Lovely Lady of the Day
Ladies and gentlemen, the LLOD for this beautiful mid-December weekend is Denver Nuggets dancer Kelsey (Click here for full-sized gallery).
Get Up Santa!
Apparently Santa Claus dunking videos exist and they're stupendous. Here are five Santa dunking videos to make your holiday season even brighter.
What a Great Dude
Minnesota punter Peter Mortell has made headlines for his social media prowess and declaring himself Holder of the Year but he's much more than a comedic genius. After donating his bowl game allowance last year, he's doing the same this season, but on a much larger scale by trying to raise $25,000 to buy gifts for teenage patients at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital.
Transfer Parade Continues
After we sawTexas A&M quarterbacks Kyle Allen and Kyler Murray announce their departures, Florida's Will Grier is also transferring:
NYC Dog Mushing?
You have to read about this guy's quest to bring dog mushing to New York City.
Sunday Sessions today in Brooklyn @ McCarren park. I have four Available spots at 1PM! To Book your dog e-mail me quick! $35 firstname.lastname@example.org #nycdogmushers A photo posted by NYC Dog Mushers (@nycdogmushers) on
Alcorn State does their own haka led by Samoan players such as Iskeli Ongosia: #celebrationbowl https://t.co/mhq3s2Ex7H — RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) December 19, 2015
Odds and Ends
SMU's locker room went nuts Larry Brown reunited with team after his nine-game suspension ... Cool infographic brings X-Files history to life ... Here's another look at Rory McIlroy's lovely fiancée Eric Stoll ... You must see the hilarious difference between Kirk Ferentz's approval ratings this month vs. in May ... Floyd Mayweather rides the highest zip line in the world ... You either love or hate egg nog and here's a simple recipe for those that love it ... This guy does the best Bernie Sanders impression you'll ever see ... 15 MLB players you would not want to meet in a dark alley ... Channing Tatum bombarded Quentin Taratino's e-mail inbox trying to get a role in The Hateful Eight ... Five must-watch EPL games this weekend.
Easy, Tommy, Easy
Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo was really fired up the hustle of Bryn Forbes during Friday's win against Northeastern:
It's Morphin' Time!
In honor of the Power Rangers movie getting a new release date, take a look the first ever sequence involving all six rangers from the iconic TV show: Click here for previous versions of Hot Clicks, visit our Extra Mustard Page throughout each day for more offbeat sports stories. Also check out the SwimDaily Page for the latest updates and Instagram pictures of models who have appeared in our issues.