Thurs. A.M. Hot Clicks: Emily DiDonato; Panthers Fans Create Epic Rap Song
Go Panthers Go
Cam Newton scored the SI cover this week as the Panthers prepare for Super Bowl 50. Some may say we cursed him, but few people know the SI Cover Jinx can actually be reversed by a really bad homemade rap song. And as luck would have it, two Panthers fans created just that.
Badass Homes of NFL Players
Bad Night for NHL Refs
Calgary defenseman Dennis Wideman cross-checked/drilled a referee while skating off the ice during Wednesday night's game against Nashville. Wideman was shaken up right before but it definitely seemed intentional. That was not the case in Los Angeles, where an angry Milan Lucic accidentally punched a linesman in the face during a scrum.
Lovely Lady of the Day
It's almost time for the 2016 SI Swimsuit Issue, which means I'll be spending less time writing Hot Clicks and more time hanging out with swimsuit models. That's supposed to sound obnoxious. Wednesday, SI announced its second year of fan festivals (you can come meet the girls!) in New York City and Miami and the first three models in this year's issue. Hockey legend Emily DiDonato is one of the three, and today's LLOD (click for full-size gallery).
Paging Hoosiers Fans
History of Dumb Super Bowl Bye Week Storylines
You'll Never Guess Who Had a Sex Dream About Shaquille O'Neal?
Styled by Marriott
One Reason to Make an All-Star Team
Seems Like a Good Deal
Odds & Ends
The New Orleans Pelicans have the most bizarre mascot in sports ... Shaquille O'Neal is getting his own statue outside Staples Center ... Tom Brady penned a thank-you note to Patriots fans ... Johanna Konta became the first British woman to reach a Grand Slam semifinal since 1983 ... Five tips for hosting the perfect Super Bowl ... DId you know Abe Vigoda had his very own baseball card? ... Really nice gesture by this Massachusetts high school wrestler ... Dirtiest sports headlines of all time (some NSFW material in this post) ... Why food tastes different on an airplane ... The fruits and vegetables most linked to weight loss ... Great moments in 3D sidewalk chalk art. ... Gallery: The Night in Sports (Jan. 27).
Point of the Tournament
This Kid Rules
Happy 67th Birthday, Gregg Popovich
Take It Easy
Rolling Stone readers voted on their 10 favorite Glenn Frey songs. Take it Easy came in at No. 2.
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