Tatiana Golovin, Daniela Hantuchova, Maria Kirilenko :: Walter Iooss, Jr./SI
The U.S. Open kicked off yesterday and that means we get to see SI Swimsuit models Daniela Hantuchova and Maria Kirilenko in action. Unfortunately, the lovely Tatiana Golovin will not play this year due to injury. If that's not enough to satisfy your cravings for hot women who play tennis, both Coed Magazine and The Big Lead have posted babes of the U.S. Open galleries.
It's not looking very good for Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez, who teared up in a press conference yesterday while addressing accusations that he broke NCAA rules by practicing too much. But as the Legend of Cecilo Guante points out, R-Rod is just one in a long line of athletes and coaches who shed a tear in front of a national audience. Of course, Michigan has a long way to go before it makes this list of the five biggest college sports scandals of all time.
Uncoached.com has an all-star selection of 20 inebriated MLB players, and though the pictures are amusing, I don't think a player being photgraphed holding a beer or signing a girl's chest constitutes inebriation. That being said, it is still a fun gallery to look through, though I have a difficult time believing this is Kevin Youkilis, especially considering what he looks like now.
Matt Ryan : AP
I may not be the most qualified person to judge, but Matt Ryan is not the NFL's most handsome quarterback, despite what this Wall Street Journal story says. Is Gisele beating down Ryan's door? Did he date an SI Swimsuit model? This is the most ridiculous story about a QB since my good friend Andrew Perloff declared Tom Brady to be among the NFL's most overrated players.
I fully admit that all my golf knowledge is derived from video games and I've never set foot on an actual course. That being said, if a Hot Clicks reader wants to hire one of these "Eye Candy" caddies to carry around Jimmy's and my clubs on the links one afternoon, we are game.
Team Gorgeous can make anyone a beach volleyball fan . ... Where are they now -- The Princess Bride edition. ... Brett Favre tops the list of best-selling NFL jerseys. ... My favorite announcer in sports, Tommy Heinsohn, is also an accomplished painter. ... Forbes has its list of most expensive zip codes and a town in New Jersey is No. 1 ... This Tulsa football player (and his girlfriend) enjoy fishing with their bare hands.
Who is Jeff Manto? I have no idea, but apparently he played for the Orioles in the mid-'90s. Why am I talking about Jeff Manto? Because he's just one of the 40 most undeserving MLB players to have a Starting Lineup figure. If you recognize most of the players on that list, you'd probably do well in Mental Floss' baseball card challenge.
When I'm not filling in for Jimmy, I run the SI Vault and spend part of my day tweeting rare and highly amusing sports photos like this 1972 shot of Pat Riley posting up Phil Jackson or this 1979 photo of Magic Johnson frolicking through the Michigan State campus in sweatpants. You should also join the Hot Clicks Facebook group for more links and videos that don't make Hot Clicks.