Hot Clicks: Olympian Leryn Franco; Tim Tebow shirtless at Jets camp
Let's Go Camping
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NFL training camps opened late last week. That means the usual array of lighthearted nonsense is in full swing. Here are some highlights from the weekend. Tim Tebow caused a stir at Jets camp Saturday when he peeled off his jersey and jogged in the rain. You knew the Internet would have fun with this, and it did, proved here by this mashup of the quarterback and Bo Derek's famous run on the beach in 10. ... Vikings rookie cornerback Josh Robinson called out a Packers fans at church. ... Colts receiver Reggie Wayne showed up to training camp Saturday in a Humvee while wearing military fatigues. ... Giants safety Tyler Sash and linebacker Spencer Paysinger got comfortable with Tinker Bell and Super Mario blankets. ... Bears cornerback D.J. Moore hit up his Twitter followers for a TV that he can use at camp.
Gone But Not ForgottenSean Payton was suspended for the season because of his role in Bountygate, but the Saints' coach is still keeping a close eye on his team.
You WILL Flinch If You Watch ThisCheck out John Daly hitting a tee shot off analyst David Feherty's MOUTH.
Photo Gallery Of The Day
Leryn Franco :: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty ImagesBecause Hot Clicks' relationship with Paraguayan javelin thrower Leryn Franco dates to Aug. 12, 2008 -- and includes many mentions and photo galleries -- we figured we should acknowledge her appearance (seen above) at the Opening Ceremonies, and provide you with one more gallery.
Man Of His WordLongtime Reds announcer Marty Brennaman said he'd shave his head if the team won 10 games in a row. Cincinnati won its 10th straight game yesterday. Here is Brennaman calling the last out and accepting his fate.
The Hot Clicks PodcastWith NFL training camps open for business, I wanted to talk to a player about what life is like during that time. Texans linebacker Connor Barwin joined the show to discuss that and much more. Barwin is not only a Hot Clicks fan, but, as he's shown on Twitter, he's one of the more engaging players in the league. On the podcast, we talked about why he thinks a gay NFL player would be accepted by his peers, Jeremy Lin going to Houston, the possibility of replacement referees and more.You can listen to the podcast below, download it on iTunes or download it to your mp3 player.
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Giveaway Of The Day
RGIIIOn the heels of this commercial that's gotten a lot of buzz, the folks at adidas are providing a Robert Griffin III gift box for one lucky reader. The gift box includes an RGIII-signed pair of Gold adizero 5-Star cleats, a sized pair of adizero Sonics, an adizero "Light You Up" T-shirt and a one-of-a-kind collectors box. First person to e-mail me the answer to the questions below wins the gift box. You must e-mail me (Jimmy_Traina@simail.com) and put "Contest" in the subject line to be eligible. All answers come from my recent podcast with Connor Barwin.
1. Which teammate did Barwin impersonate during his rookie year when he had to perform in front of the veterans?
2. What time do the Texans start practice during camp?
3. Barwin said which teammate would've been the highlight every week had the Texans been featured on Hard Knocks?
UPDATE: Contest is over. Reader David Katz was the winner. Answers were 1) Shaun Cody; 2. 7:45; 3) Antonio Smith
Sports Video Of The DayThe Rockies are 37-63. Clearly the players don't care anymore about how many outs there are in an inning.
Tear-jerker Video Of The DayThis military dad incorporated Star Wars into his return home from duty. (Thanks to Adam Mackenroth, of Puyallup, Wash., for the video.)