Hot Clicks: Cowboys-Giants recap; Triple H cuts his hair
Opening Night Observations
Kevin Ogletree :: Ron Jenkins/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT via Getty Images
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Before every fantasy player raced to their waiver wire to pick up Kevin Ogletree last night, Queen Latifah sang the national anthem in what looked like a Giants jersey. However, it had Peyton Manning's No. 18 on it instead of Eli Manning's No. 10. Then, during the game, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones caused the biggest reaction on Twitter because it looked like he had a personal glasses cleaner with him. It turns out the guy who did the honors on Jones' specs, though, was his son-in-law. You didn't need clean glasses, though, to understand what Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan said to his players after a big stop.
Banned From Hot Clicks!This is the last time any story about Floyd Mayweather's supposed bets will appear in Hot Clicks. Somehow, we only hear about Mayweather's winners, like his $200,000 bet on the Cowboys in the second half of last night's game. Of course, Mayweather wastes no time getting on Twitter and sending out a pic of the winning ticket. However, we never see the losing tickets. And when we hear about one of his losers, like the $3 million bet on Michigan last week, Mayweather claims it's not true. As someone who has placed a few wagers (recreationally only, of course) throughout the years, I know very well you don't win every single bet. Mayweather wants you to think he does. Let him fool other people.
The Hot Clicks Q&AThis is a new feature you will see regularly in Hot Clicks. I've come up with a list of 20 standard questions -- none of them serious -- to ask athletes for what will be known as "The Hot Clicks Q&A." Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings stars in the debut edition.
Photo Gallery Of The Day
Seahawks cheerleaders :: Seahawks.comJeff Taucher, of Lake Oswego, Ore., says, "Jimmy, you are now the anti-Madden curse machine. Wednesday's AM and PM Hot Clicks ladies in Cowboys gear guaranteed the Dallas upset in NYC tonight. Can you find a pair of Seahawks photos that will assure they get off to a good start on Sunday?" All I can do is give you the Seahawks cheerleaders, known as the Sea Gals, and let you know they have a calendar, which is where the picture above came from.
Going Out In StyleAndy Roddick always entertained during press conferences throughout his career. Things were no different yesterday after his final professional match.
Get Well Soon, Brandon McCarthyTwitter won't be the same without his sarcastic tweets. Hopefully he's feeling well as soon as possible after taking that frightening line drive off the side of the head yesterday afternoon.
Giveaway Of The Day
Madden NFL 13: EA SportsI have five copies of Madden NFL 13, courtesy of EA Sports, to give away. The first five people to e-mail me (Jimmy_Traina@simail.com) the correct answers to the following questions win the game. You must e-mail me and put "Contest" in the subject line. If you fill out the form below, you won't be eligible. All answers come from recent editions of Hot Clicks.
1. Which three MLB teams did I predict would go over their season win total?
2. Which three MLB teams did I predict would go under their season win total?
3. A Raiders fan featured in Wednesday's P.M. Hot Clicks was wearing whose jersey?
4. Which NCAA football team was banned from tweeting earlier this week?
UPDATE: Contest is over. Winners have been e-mailed. Answers were 1) Angels, Rays, Braves; 2) Red Sox, Royals, Phillies; 3) JaMarcus Russell; 4) Georgia Tech.
Sports Video Of The DayIf you're a hockey fan concerned about the upcoming lockout, watch this video that pleads for the owners and players to come to an agreement. (Thanks to Kevin, of Newmarket, Ontario, for the video.)
Karma Video Of The DayThis is why you shouldn't drive like a (word I can't use on SI.com but ends in "hole"). Thanks to Juan Paez, of Honolulu, for the video.