Friday November 18th, 2016

Meet Handsome Dan the 18th

This will not be a long edition of Hot Clicks. I've been fighting a bad cold all week and just want to get back in bed. But since the show must go on, I'm going to start by concentrating on something positive. Yale introduced its new mascot, the eighteenth Handsome Dan, who follows in the university's long line of Olde English Bulldog mascots. Random fact: Handsome Dan IX appeared on the 1956 cover of SI.

Thursday Night Football Report

Cam Newton wore really ugly cleats, Luke Kuechly​ was carted off the field with a scary injury and the Panthers held off the Saints in a 23-20 victory.

Important Kate Upton-Justin Verlander Update

Just one day after Kate Upton's epic/awesome Twitter rant about Justin Verlander not winning the Cy Young Award, the couple traveled to Italy and visited The Vatican. I hope they made time to read all the awesome replies to Upton's tweet.

Ekaterina Enokaeva: Lovely Lady of the Day

Matt from California wrote in and requested a feature on Russian model Ekaterina Enokaeva. Great suggestion. Ekaterina is now No. 2 on my Russian model power rankings (after Irina Shayk, of course). She's also today's LLOD (click for full-size gallery). 

I Want To Live in Steph Curry's Mansion

This is much nicer than my Jersey City apartment (though I love Jersey City). Make it yours!

Guess Who Needs Attention?

I'm Kanye West. No one has paid attention to me for a few weeks so I'm going to say something really controversial so I'm back in the news. He is the worst.

Andy Dufresne Sentenced to 63 Months in Prison

I bet the movie version is better than the real life one.

No. Just No.

Odds & Ends

Quiz: Who said these famous inspirational sports quotes? ... Need a football-related gift for the holidays? We have some suggestions ... This is the best high school football catch you'll see today ... Johnny Manziel spent Thursday in court ... Someone paid way too much money for a used Marilyn Monroe dress ... Boob necklaces and butt tables are items you can buy someone for Christmas.

Athlete Fashion Report Card

Shaq Attends Jewish Wedding. Hilarity Ensues.

This is one of my favorite, random stories of 2016.

This is Sweet

Vernon Davis Gets Taste of Military Life

Andy Dufresne Finally Tastes Freedom

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