Hot Clicks: Hakeem Nicks pop culture interview; Marielle Jaffe
Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks recently answered our list of random pop culture questions. Based on some of his answers, I don't think he enjoyed some of the questions, but that makes the Q&A even more amusing.
SI.com: Celebrity crush?
Nicks: Only crush is and always has been football, but when I was a kid I looked up to Denzel Washington.
SI.com: Celebrity whose popularity annoys you?
Nicks: Nobody -- to each their own.
SI.com: If you could meet any celebrity, who would it be?
Nicks: I grew up a huge Michael Jordan fan, and being from North Carolina and going to UNC, I had the pleasure to meet him and he was everything I thought he would be -- kind, humble, intelligent and friendly.
SI.com: Song you hate the most?
Nicks: I'm not a hater. So the song I like the most is "Guap" by Big Sean.
SI.com: Song you'd sing at karaoke?
Nicks: Any Drake song.
SI.com: Song on your iPod you're ashamed of.
Nicks: Favorite song on iPod I play before games anything from Meek Mill.
SI.com: Best boy band of all time?
Nicks: There is no best boy band...My favorite singer is Beyonce.
SI.com: TV shows you DVR?
Nicks: I TiVo multiple Sponge Bob Square Pants episodes for my daughter Harmony since it is her favorite show.
SI.com: Favorite TV character of all time?
SI.com: Movie you've seen the most?
SI.com: Favorite chick flick?
Nicks: My favorite flick to watch with my girlfriend is "Training Day" with who else -- Denzel Washington.
SI.com: Food you refuse to eat?
SI.com: Most slices of pizza you've ever eaten in one sitting?
SI.com: Best burger joint?
SI.com: Biggest Twitter pet peeve?
SI.com: Favorite people to follow on Twitter?
Nicks: Jordan (@jumpman23); New Era (@new_era_caps); my agent Peter Schaffer (@peterjschaffer); @Giants.
SI.com: First 3-5 websites you check after logging onto the Internet?
Nicks: Profootballtalk.com; SI.com; NewEraCap.com; Jumpman.com.
SI.com: Have you ever gotten caught looking at an adult website?
Nicks: Never look at it.
SI.com: Most annoying question reporters ask you?
Nicks: "Are you playing this week?"
SI.com: Game day superstitions?
Nicks: Not superstitious.
SI.com: Do you have any fears/phobias?
Nicks: Wrath of the Lord.
SI.com: If you could trade places with one athlete, who would it be?
Nicks: I am comfortable with where I'm at and would not want trade places with anyone.
SI.com: Funniest athlete you know?
Nicks: Martellus Bennett, tight end on the Giants.
SI.com: Worst thing a fan has ever said to you?
Nicks: The best thing a fan has said to me is "that I inspire them to be better people."
SI.com: Best perk of being an athlete?
Nicks: Platform to be a great role model.
Bonus question: What are you plugging?
Nicks: Hakeem Nicks' Helping Hands -- my charity that provides backpacks full of healthy food and snacks for disadvantaged youth in New York and New Jersey to take home from school each weekend to continue healthy eating habits at home.A tribute for Nuggets center JaVale McGee set to a Beatles classic. 2) A little girl raps about 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. 3) An Adele song for Roger Goodell about a potential rule change. this dance.
SWM, Lynnwood, Wash., says, "James, Far be it from me to criticize your choices of LLODs. However, there are so many, many fine young ladies to choose from it seems a shame to have so many repeats. After exhaustive research I nominate Marielle Jaffe. Of course, there is a chance your keen eye has seen to present her previously. If you had a list to research myself and others could prevent such occurrences. Thank you for your service to the nation." First off, I really hope SWM doesn't stand for Single White Male. Anyway, SWM, I appreciate the kind words and your exhaustive research. However, after writing Hot Clicks for nearly six years, repeats are inevitable. There's no way around it. In face, Mariell Jaffe is a repeat. Your extensive research needed to be a little more exhaustive because she was the Lovely Lady of the Day in April of 2011. However, that's no reason why she can't get the honors again, so Marielle Jaffe is today's LLOD. this picture in the San Francisco Chronicle and immediately thought I should send it in for the Hot Clicks Nation. BTW, the Kings are horrible. The Magoof's are lame. Even the cheerleaders aren't hot. At least I can look forward to the LLOD two times a day. So as a suffering Kings fan would it be too much to ask that Sasha Grey, about the hottest thing from Sac, be the LLOD? Thanks and keep up the hard work." While I feel your pain, Steve, I'm not sure the the SI higher ups would appreciate me featuring a porn star. Maybe I can feature the Entourage Sasha Grey, but I'll have to go to the judges.today's A.M. Hot Clicks) isn't a gift you'd like to give someone, you may find something here for the tailgater in your life.