Hot Clicks: Natalia Velez; Players react to Saints bounty suspensions
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You knew it would happen, and it has. NMA.tv has weighed in on the Amar'e Stoudemire-fire extinguisher story.
We Should All Smell What He's Cooking TodayI've said before that I'm not big on featuring someone because it's their birthday, but sometimes the individual is so big, so special, so dynamic that you have to pay homage. The most electrifying man in sports entertainment, The Rock, turned 40 years old today. With Leather has a damn impressive look at 40 great moments in the Great One's career, while SI.com put together this gallery of rare Dwayne Johnson photos.
Yup, Kate Upton Even Gets Mentioned HereRoger Goodell handed out suspensions earlier today for Saints players involved in Bountygate. Linebacker Jonathan Vilma got the harshest penalty, a one-year suspension without pay for the entire 2012 season. Players throughout the league, including many Saints, took to Twitter to react, and Deadspin has an outstanding round-up.
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Natalia Velez :: Esteban EscobarA small sampling of e-mails from the past 24 hours:
Mike, of New Haven Conn.: "Natalia Velez is the best thing since sliced bread." Gary, of St. Louis, Mo.: "Jimmy, you need to have a permanent Natalia Velez section in Hot Clicks in addition to the LLOD." Hernen Cercamo, of Lima, Peru: "Simple as this, Natalia Velez week. And you know it, biatch." Andrew Walker, of Jackson, Wyo.: "Natalia Velez is without a doubt the hottest woman alive, and that is saying something with a girl like Kate Upton walking the earth. You are now obligated to make Natalia the LLOD every day until the end of time." Jay, of San Antonio: "What I'm about to say, I don't say lightly. You should retire LLOD immediately. The [Stewart Mandel mailbag] crush went away for good reason, so should LLOD. Natalia Velez is straight ridiculous. There is no way on earth you can top it."
OK, here's the deal. I'm not going to have a full week of Natalia Velez for one reason. Not because she doesn't deserve it, but because we've done that, and you can never recreate magic. The first time for anything is always special, so we're not going to repeat what happened with Jaime Edmondson. However, I'll give you the hat trick of Natalia today, and will be sure to feature her on a regular basis. Anyway, we have the exclusive gallery Hot Clicks posted yesterday, Natalia's personal website and this video, as she gets LLOD honors for a third straight day.
SoccerHere's Fiorentina (Italy Serie A) manager Delio Rossi attacking his own player, Adem Ljajic, after Ljajic sarcastically gives Rossi a thumbs up after getting pulled from today's game.
Food Video Of The DayHere's a guy who traveled from the U.S. to Dubai just to try Pizza Hut's "Crown Crust" Cheeseburger-Stuffed Pizzas. (Warning: Video contains curse words.)
Hail Video Of The DayCheck out the hail that fell in St. Louis last Saturday.
Awful Parent Video Of The DayNot only has this woman destroyed her own face, but she takes her 5-YEAR-OLD daughter to the tanning salon.