Brooke Hogan, Jenn Sterger :: Getty Images/Icon SMI
The Victoria Times has a thorough examination of what it's calling "The Erin Andrews Era." The Angry T is searching for the next Erin Andrews. And Busted Coverage is celebrating Andrews' upcoming birthday with a big bash. Lastly, there's been some talk that Joba Chamberlain may have said something to tick off Andrews during a recent interview. We e-mailed Andrews about it, and this was her response: "He said nothing of the sort. He's a sweetheart. It was my fault. I was looking over at my producer at the end, asking him what we needed to get next from him because I had to do another interview with him about the bugs in Cleveland. Again, my fault I shouldn't have looked away so quick. I didn't think that would be included on interview."
If you consider yourself an NFL draft expert, or just want to kill time at work, take this quiz that MentalFloss.com put together. When you're done with that, check out these 15 quotes provided by Barstool Sports, and then guess if they came from NFL draft analysis, Dancing with the Stars or an ad for an escort service.
Vegas Watch has a full report on the odds being offered for tomorrow's NFL draft, including "Which ESPN NFL Analyst will have the most correct selections on their final 2008 NFL draft 1st Round mock draft, Mel Kiper Jr. or Todd McShay?"
New York Jets fans :: AP
Many of you e-mailed us about this rap video put together by The Best Damn Sports Show Period. The clip, which starts slow but then picks up, features a bunch of draft prospects, Kim Kardashian and pop culture references. And while we admit to being biased because we're Jets fans, this clip should be watched every year at draft time.
The Sporting Blog has the exclusive first look at Brett Favre's upcoming Madden 09 cover.
Maxim.com looks at The Most Inappropriately Named Sports Teams and suggests a new name for each squad. (Thanks to Eric, of New York, for sending us the link.)
The Sonics are leaving Seattle hot on the heels of one of the oddest marketing campaigns you'll ever see.
Puck That Hit breaks down the first-round performances of each NHL playoff team in comparison to movie monsters.
Greg Oden :: AP
Greg Oden likes boxed wine ... Duke fans still blaming Wojciechowski ... University of Buffalo player turns to Facebook to have a paper written ... NFL draft bingo game ... Video: Crazy for David Archuletta.
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We had no idea Michael Jordan once broke a backboard with a dunk until we watched this video sent to us by Benjamin Koch, of Leipzig, Germany. We also had no idea anyone in Germany read Hot Clicks, but we digress.
Via the Deuce of Davenport comes this awesome commentary by a local Dallas sportscaster who isn't happy about the Pacman Jones trade. In fact, he wonders, "If character really doesn't matter, why don't they sign Osama Bin Laden to play wide receiver. They need one. He's 6-4, and we know nobody can catch him.
We were a little skeptical when we saw the title of this video ("Nerf Basketball Dunk Contest") sent to us by Nick Hall, of Crystal Lake, Ill., but thanks to some good editing and music, we have to admit, we're impressed. (If you enjoy it, here's a second version, sent to us by Matt Lythberg, of Naperville, Ill.)