Friday August 12th, 2016

Olympics Round-Up

By Jim Thompson

I woke up feeling pretty sick—headache, body hurts, possible fever—but the Hot Clicks train must keep rolling so I stuck it out. Here's what happened in Rio on Thursday: Michael Phelps won more medals (after a hearty pregame meal with Ryan Lochte), Gabby Douglas is not a great teammate, and this newspaper made a pretty awful mistake considering it's 2016. SI has about 20 people in Rio so follow our Olympics page for more coverage. Gallery: Thursday's best Olympic photos.

Welcome Back, NFL

Our long, national nightmare is over. The NFL is back. Cam Newton dressed like a preppy farmer, Jay Cutler brought the guns out and the rookie I'm most looking forward to seeing suffered a gross elbow injury. Sept. 8 can't come soon enough.

Justin Beiber's Worst Crime Yet

The Biebs played some pickup hockey and wore a goalie jersey while playing forward.

Kate Upton: Lovely Lady of the Day

I was trying to figure out today's LLOD when I came across this tweet from an old pal. Apparently Blake Bortles is now using Kate Upton as an audible call, which is a good enough excuse to make her today's LLOD (click for full-size gallery). 

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Red Sox Honor A-Rod

What do you get the player who almost joined your team, ended up going to the enemy and became the most hated player in baseball? The Red Sox were faced with this very dilemma on Thursday night.

Crappy Bands That Are Really Rich

Creed tops this list with over $25 million earned on record sales alone. Though in defense of Creed, the WWE used to put out these incredible highlight videos set to My Sacrifice back in the day and it gave me chills. I'll include a couple in the video section below.

Famous People Fired From Saturday Night Live

Did you know Randy Quaid was a SNL cast member? Also, have you seen Randy Quaid lately?

Fans Love Preseason Football

Scenes From Prince Fielder's Press Conference

Odds & Ends

I love stories about tension between A-Rod and Derek Jeter ... This is the best accordion-playing outfielder in baseball today ... Good postgame rant by Terry Collins after a Mets' 9-0 loss ... Curt Schilling has a lot to say about Tim Tebow's chances of making it in pro baseball ...   How accurately are you reading your dog's expressions ... Matt Damon paid tribute to Robin Williams on the second anniversary of his death.

Olympic Fashion Update

Know Your Lanes!

Baltimore Loves It's Hometown Swimming Star

Play of the Day

WWE Makes Creed Not So Bad

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