Weekend Hot Clicks: Kinsey Wolanski; NFL Conference Championships previews

Saturday January 21st, 2017

And Then There Were Four

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Which two NFL fan bases will start packing for Houston and Super Bowl 51? We'll know soon enough. Here's our prediction for the outcome of the NFL Conference championships ...  Jordy Nelson, the NFL's comeback player of the year, made a surprising return to the NFC Championship game after suffering broken ribs two weeks earlier ... The Atlanta-Green Bay matchup has already set an NFL gambling record ... More than a few non-Patriots fans are suddenly rooting for New England to win it all, just so that they can watch Roger Goodell squirm ...How well do you know Super Bowl history? ... A  deep-dive look at the schemes and matchups we're likely to see in Steelers-Patriots and in Packers-Falcons.

The Air Up There

This video of 7-foot-7 high school freshman Robert Bobroczky making his varsity basketball debut is gonna get you locked in on following the rest of his career. And while we eagerly await Game 2 footage of Big Bob to drop, here's a look at the NBA's tallest and shortest players together, because you just know that's where he's headed.

Lindsey Vonn Defies the Odds Again

Away from competition for 322 days after the broken leg she suffered in February 2016 and the broken arm eight months later, Lindsey Vonn won a downhill ski race Saturday over a field that included last season's overall World Cup winner. That's 77 overall victories for Vonn, nine shy of the record.

Kinsey Wolanski: Lovely Lady of the Weekend

Your lovely lady of the weekend is California's Kinsey Wolanski. Give her a follow @kinsey_sue/instagram. (Click here for full-size gallery.) 

Don't Say You Weren't Warned

Laila Ali may be retired as a boxer, but she's still throwing haymakers, telling anyone in the position of making comparisons, "Don't ever compare Ronda Rousey to my father."

Tony Gonzalez Catches the Acting Bug

Tony Gonzalez, one of the greatest tight ends in NFL history, is making his big screen debut this weekend in xXx: Return of Xander Cage. Here's a look at pro football players turned actors who have gone beyond merely playing themselves on screen. (Click here for full-size gallery.) 

Roger Federer Part of a Boy Band at Australian Open

Adam Jones Scratches Another Item Off His Bucket List

A San Diego native and season ticketholder for the city's minor league hockey team, Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones served as an off-ice official during Friday night's game and signed autographs during one of the intermissions.

This is How Bad Things Have Gotten in Chicago

Odds & Ends

Would former president Barack Obama seriously consider playing in the NBA's All-Star celebrity basketball game? We'd pay to watch it ... The best view from every state (The choice for Texas was unexpected) ... Everything People magazine knows about the Jennifer Lopez-Drake relationship so far ... How much is San Diego Chargers memorabilia worth now that the team is headed to L.A.? An appraiser weighs in ... The 10 best celebrity quotes of the week ... As Jack Nicklaus celebrates his 77th birthday today (Jan. 21), here are some of our favorite pictures of the golfing legend ... ​Two outstanding drivers and three prominent car owners were inducted into NASCAR's Hall of Fame Friday night ... The 23 most anticipated book-to-movie adaptions coming to theaters in 2017, including Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black in a new version of Jumanji ... Thirty presidential nicknames and the history behind them, or why Abe Lincoln was known as The Wrestler.

UFC Fighter Cracks Open Pineapple With His Bare Hands

When an Alligator Decides to Jump in Your Boat

Until Monday

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