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Robin Lopez terrified at Splash Mountain; Jessica Gomes

Embarrassing Photo of the Day
Robin Lopez :: Photo via Grantland


Jimmy needed the day off to mourn the loss of Twinkies. He'll return on Monday. Meanwhile, they say bravery isn't measured by size, and there may be no better example than 7-foot, 225-pound Robin Lopez. The Hornets center visited Splash Mountain at Disneyland on Thursday, and as this photo demonstrates, he's absolutely terrified. My guess is he got home afterwards, put Man in the Mirror on repeat (Lopez is a huge Michael Jackson fan) and tried to erase the incident from his mind.
Carmelo=John Mayer?
Didn't think Adele and Derrick Rose had much in common? What about Carmelo Anthony and John Mayer? Clearly you haven't read Spin Magazine's piece pairing NBA players with their pop music alter-egos.
Jets Update
The Jets locker room hasn't been the most shiny, happy place since players anonymously ripped Tim Tebow to the New York Daily News on Thursday. Former running back LaDainian Tomlinson guessed the anonymous criticisms came from Antonio Cromartie and Bart Scott. (Cromartie quickly denied the allegations.) Starting running back Shonn Greene said the team needs a change while talking about Sanchez, then quickly denied saying he wants to see Sanchez replaced. Jets owner Woody Johnson made one of the most obvious statements ever about Sanchez ("Mark is a player on the team") before saying that he didn't sign Tebow just to sell tickets (and lucrative Personal Seat Licenses). On the bright side, Penn's Grove (N.J.) High School coach Kemp Carr was named the team's High School Coach of the Week. So there's that.
Lovely Lady Of The Day
Jessica Gomes :: Walter Iooss Jr./SI


Complex counted down the 100 hottest supermodels of all time and as luck would have it, SI swimsuit model Jessica Gomes made the cut (she's No. 42). And that's just the second most important part of her week. Today, she is our Lovely Lady of the Day.
Dumb Tweet of the Week
While his head coach Jim Harbaugh was being hospitalized for an irregular heartbeat, Niners running back Brandon Jacobs tweeted that you should "never work in a place where you hate your boss so much, you should always be happy at work. #YouLiveAndYouLearn"
When Pro Wrestling Characters Go Wrong
Mandatory.com has a great compilation of 20 terrible wrestling gimmicks, including when Brutus Beefcake became "The Booty Man" and a 7-foot-7 Giant Gonzalez wearing a furry spandex body suit.
Speaking of Former 7-7 Wrestlers
When not filling in for Jimmy on Hot Clicks, I run the SI Vault Twitter feed and like to post old and embarrassing photos of athletes. It just so happens that 7-7 Giant Gonzalez (real name: Jorge Gonzalez) was once a third-round pick of the Atlanta Hawks. Here is an AP photo of him standing next to then-coach Mike Fratello, who is listed at a generous 5-foot-7.
NBA Commercial of the Day
Whenever Tony Parker is the doorman for a barbecue involving a mascot as a chef and Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobli in full uniforms, I post it.

Dogs on a Waterslide Video of the Day
We should all be as happy as this dog on his waterslide.

Back to the Future Video of the Day
The DeLorean from Back to the Future is being restored. Here is video of this important event:

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