Friday December 16th, 2016

Sports World Mourns Craig Sager

By Jim Thompson

Craig Sager died on Thursday at 65 after a long battle with cancer. The broadcaster was one of the most popular figures in the NBA, and the league quickly took to Twitter to express condolences. Sager, who was randomly a part of baseball history when he got his start, was famous for his humorous battles with Gregg Popovich, and the Spurs coach was obviously shaken by Sager's death. You'll read a lot of tributes today but I recommend this cover story, The Bright Side, by Lee Jenkins from earlier this year.

Thursday Night Football Report

The Seahawks (and their lime green uniforms) beat up the Rams on Thursday Night Football. Rams QB Jared Goff got hit hard by Richard Sherman and is now in concussion protocol. Same with punter Jon Ryan, who was leveled while scrambling on a fake punt. Todd Gurley wants to beat up a disgruntled fantasy owner.

That Didn't Take Long

There is already controversy surrounding Lane Kiffin's first recruit at FAU.

Hannah Ferguson: Lovely Lady of the Day

Texas native Hannah Ferguson was among a bevy of models who jetted off to the beautiful Bahamas to soak up the sun. She is today's LLOD (click for full-size gallery). 

End of an Era

Before I took over Hot Clicks in 2013, the ship was steered by my good pal Jimmy Traina. Not sure how many of you were around back then. Anyhow, he was somewhat obsessed with Erin Andrews, though to his credit they became friends and he eventually played a role in her stalker trial. But I digress. Erin got engaged to hockey-playing boyfriend Jarrett Stoll, thus taking the original LLOD off the market.

Trouble at the Global Pole Dancing Championships

Do not disrespect China like that!

World's Strangest Christmas Trees

Who knew Jack Daniels was so festive?

#OaklandStrong

The Future of Desks

The Perfect Holiday Gift

Odds & Ends

The 30 top sports plays of 2016, ranked ... Jeff Hornacek made the Knicks do wind sprints during a timeout ... The Baylor women's basketball team won by a record 108 points ... Draymond Green vs. Kristaps Porzingis is a rivalry I can get behind ... Steve Young is not a fan of 49ers ownership ... The Giants are being investigated for illegal walkie-talkie use during their game with the Cowboys ... Looking back on the disastrous RG3 trade ... The best weather photos of 2016.

Remembering Craig Sager

Sports Style Swipe

 

Body by Bartolo

Best News Bloopers of 2016

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