Marisa Miller :: Raphael Mazzucco/SI
One week from today is July 1. Do you know what that means? As reader Dan Behrens, of Belleville, Ill., points out, July is National Bikini Month. However, for some people, a bikini is actually too much clothing. From a press release sent from the American Association for Nude Recreation to SI.com: "Here's a sporting event for the record books: The Guinness World Records Organization has just created a new category for the largest number of people simultaneously skinny-dipping. ... Skinny-dipping, a wholesome tradition as old as mankind and frequently honored in art and movies, celebrates the natural joy of plunging into water without hindrance of clothing. AANR plans to coordinate skinny-dipping events at participating clubs and legally sanctioned nude beaches throughout North America on Saturday, July 11, 2009, at 3 p.m. Eastern Nudist Time, as an exciting finale to Nude Recreation Week (July 5-11, 2009)." I'll go out on a limb and say not too many of you will celebrate Nude Recreation Week, but we all should celebrate National Bikini Month, especially when new video of Marisa Miller, Miranda Kerr and Alessandra Ambrosio in bikinis hits the Internet.
If you're looking for a player to support at Wimbledon, Vince Spadea is your man. As Rumors & Rants points out, there is this classic exchange between a reporter and Spadea -- "Reporter: What was the last sporting event you've been to, not tennis-related? Spadea: I was at the parking lot of the Lakers game. I almost made it in. I was trying to get some tickets on the slide. We waited until the first half was over and it was still three-hundy each for two tickets and I decided that the $50 parking fee was enough." And if that's not enough, there's Spadea's rapping, if you can call it rapping.
Mike Timlin, Kenny Chesney :: Jim Rogash/Getty Images
The Chive has compiled 15 must-see photos of spectators who have faced some interesting situations during a sporting event.
If you're over the age of, say, 12, it's kinda pathetic to bring a glove to a baseball game. But it's not pathetic to use a box that your food came in to catch a foul ball.
You Might Be That Guy If... (Thanks to Drew, of Greensboro, N.C., for the link.)
Many of you may be familiar with sideline reporter Charissa Thompson, who covers NFL games for Fox and works for the Big Ten Network. Charissa, like all other sideline reporters, always draws comparisons to the one and only Erin Andrews. If you don't believe me, just check out this tremendous song by Ryan Parker, set to Bostons' classic tune Amanda.
I meant to link this up earlier this week. Last Friday, Jimmy Kimmel did his awesome This Week in Unnecessary Censorship bit. The first clip is over Stuart Scott introducing David Stern, and it's CLASSIC!
Since Hot Clicks started with talk about bikinis, how about taking a look at a new commercial featuring Audrina Patridge from The Hills? It's not bad, but it can't compete with this gem from Padma Lakshmi.