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A Little Pick-Me-Up
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Obviously, the biggest story today is the tragedy that took place in Texas last night. A Rangers fan (he was a firefighter, according to reports) fell out of the stands while trying to catch a ball. The fan died, as his son looked on. The story is heartbreaking and there's not much to add to it. If anyone hears of any charity undertakings to help the family or anything like that, please let me know and Hot Clicks will try to help out. Now, Hot Clicks has to try and do what it sets out to do each day and entertain/amuse you. This video of a kid dancing to Michael Jackson's Thriller at last Friday's Mariners game is a great place to start.
Happy ReturnThe highlight of this weekend (if you have HBO) is the return of Curb Your Enthusiasm. The NFL Network's Rich Eisen recently interviewed Larry David and most of the cast for his podcast (there's video, too). There is plenty of sports talk, including Larry hilariously going off on the NFL's zone defense and Eisen comparing Larry to Brett Favre for his constant waffling on coming back to do another season.
Giveaway Of The DayThe folks at Chevy (specifically the people behind the 2012 Chevy Cruze Eco) are offering two Hot Clicks readers a gas card worth $100 (the winner can choose from Shell, Chevron, Phillips 66, Exxon, Conoco, Speedway SuperAmerica, ARCO, BP or Texaco cards). The first two people to e-mail me -- Jimmy_Traina@simail.com -- which comedianne Nick Swisher told me he liked during our discussion of Howard Stern on my podcast get the cards. You must e-mail me your answer with "Contest" in the subject line. Do not fill out the form below or you will be eliminated from contention.
UPDATE, 12:39: Contest is over. Answer was Chelsea Handler. Mark Rodriguez and Chris Stevens were the winners.
Sports Video Of The DayJustin Timberlake made this very entertaining promo for the Captial One Cup to be presented at the ESPYs. It includes You're The Best. What more do you need to know?