Highlights of the Year: Hot Clicks
Heidi Klum :: Robert Erdmann/SI
Yesterday, we unveiled the voting for the Bizarre Stories of the Year. Today's topic in the 2008 Clicksy Awards is "Highlights." We're honoring the best of the best in categories such as "Blogosphere Moment of the Year," "Best Rick Roll," "Best Banned Commercial" and "Best Sports Commercial." The nominees in that category are a) The men's Olympics basketball commercial that used Marvin Gaye's rendition of the national anthem b) LeBron James' suggestive sneaker commercial with Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls and c) Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero commercial. Now, some of you might be saying that Guitar Hero isn't a sport, but around here, in the Hot Clicks universe, video games and pro wrestling count as sports. So, stop what you're doing, click this link to the Highlights of the Year, and vote. Then send the link to your friends and get them to vote. Then, check out our Hot Clicks Facebook page for the best Heidi Klum video ever.
We know it's a little late for this, but we laughed out loud a few times The Bleacher Reports' Facebook-style recap of Week 13 in the NFL.
On the heels of Oscar De La Hoya quitting against Manny Pacquiao this past weekend, The Sporting Blog is ranking sports' most ignominious quitting incidents.
Here's a stocking stuffer for you: A Mark Cuban bobblehead doll -- that features phrases Cuban yells at the referees. Speaking of the Mavericks, Homers on the Range is comparing members of the team to members of Hickory High.
Mister Irrelevant has found the best athlete tribute video ever, as a fan professes his love for Gilbert Arenas ... Cuzoogle.com is having fun with NBA players, movie posters and Photoshop again ... Chris Webber REALLY likes Rajon Rondo.
Paul, of Milwaukee, says "Here is a link and WARNING for the men who fail at holiday shopping" ... Axel Janson, of Cordova, Alaska, sends in this piece on What NOT to Buy Your Girlfriend for Christmas ... A must-see version, that tackles these terrible economic times, of Mariah Carey's classic All I Want For Christmas ... Last but not least, tonight on that TV station nobody watches or knows about, MyNetwork or whatever it's called, is showing our all-time favorite Christmas movie Home Alone. And the flick just got even better, because College OTR has invented the Home Alone Drinking Game.
Don't forget... more Heidi Klum on our Hot Clicks Facebook Group page.
Matt Williams and Brandon Carter had award-worthy years. :: AP : Karl Anderson/Icon SMI
Texas Tech dominated the '08 CFB Oscars ... Best-looking collegiate female athlete finals ... Learn how to best deal with your Tebowner ... Rank the least compelling bowl matchups.
Brian, of Cary, N.C., sent in this gem. We're not even going to describe it.
Steve Y., of Auburn Hills, Mich. e-mailed a link to this YouTube of a guy singing A Whole New World from Aladdin. The video has more than 8 million views, but we've ever seen it. But we're going to embed the guy doing One Sweet Day from Boyz II Men and Mariah Carey instead just because we like the split-screen effect at the 54-second mark.