Hot Clicks: Becki Newton; ESPN uses offensive Jeremy Lin headline
The Jeremy Lin Weekend
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Friday: The woman above holds up the sign above. The Knicks lose to the Hornets. Lin has nine turnovers. ESPN's mobile site features a headline that says "Chink in the Armor." (Technically, this happened on Saturday at 2:30 a.m.)
Saturday: ESPN apologizes for the offensive headline. Saturday Night Live opens its show with a skit about Linsanity and pokes fun at all the puns being used.
Sunday: ESPN fires the editor who used the offensive headline. The Knicks beat the Mavericks. Lin has 28 points and 14 assists. Lin asks the media to leave his family alone because they are being followed all over Taiwan.
I Think Everyone Is Rooting For CM PunkWith wrestling, it's sometimes hard to tell if things are "real" or "scripted." Or in wrestling language, is it a "work" or a "shoot." That seems to be the case with a CM Punk-Chris Brown Twitter war that's broken out. Punk tweeted last night, "I would like @chrisbrown fight somebody that can defend themselves. Me curb stomping that turd would be a #wrestlemania moment." Brown responded, "@CMpunk needs more followers. He's such a leader! Not to mention the roids hes on has made it utterly impossible for him pleasure a women." Whether this is being done to actually lead to a match between the two, or whether this is indeed real, based on his past, I think it would be best if Chris Brown passed on making any references to pleasing women.
Lovely Lady Of The Day
Becki Newton :: Steven A Henry/Getty ImagesI wasn't able to watch last week's How I Met Your Mother until last night, so actress Becki Newton, who joined the show last week as Barney's love interest/stripper, is fresh in my mind. (On a side note, for those of you who've never taken the Long Island Railroad, which I do every day, that was a pretty accurate depiction of the "drunk train.") Plus, the show airs a new episode tonight. Therefore, Newton gets today's LLOD honors.
Tremendous TributeThe Montreal Canadiens remembered Gary Carter before yesterday's game with a stunning tribute.
The Hot Clicks PodcastIf you haven't listened to the newest Hot Clicks Podcast with Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson, you should. It would be impossible to mention all the topics we covered, but after telling me he hasn't watched TV since November, Wilson later describes what it's like to go to an L.A. club with transvestites, little people and Kim Kardashian (who he says can't dance). There are plenty of other good nuggets in between, including Wilson talking about what it was like to film a commercial with Kate Upton. You can listen to it below or download it here or here if you have an MP3 player.
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Sports Video Of The DayCollegeBaseballDaily.com alerts us to the nifty dance show that the Florida International University baseball team put on during a rain delay last Friday.
Saturday Night Live Video Of The DayBesides the show's Linsanity skit I mentioned at the top of Hot Clicks, another highlight was a cameo by Kate Upton.