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Redemption For The Rams
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After getting destroyed by analysts everywhere for their inclusion in the NCAA tournament, fans of 11th-seeded VCU are thumping their chests (and rightfully) so after advancing to the Final Four yesterday. The hot item on campus is this $2,000 banner that takes direct aim at Dick Vitale. Meanwhile, the Rams faithful was still going strong at 1:30 a.m. at their pep rally where coach Shaka Smart had some words for VCU's critics (at the 5:34 mark). And to see exactly how the Rams fans celebrated, which led to some folks getting sprayed with tear gas and fire extinguishers, this page has you covered. (Thanks to Jovan for all the links.)
The Life Of A Former MLB MVPLet's try to recap the weekend of Jose Canseco: 1) He tried to pick up Lady Gaga via Twitter and gave out his phone number; 2) He played a key role in his team winning on The Celebrity Apprentice; 3) He bailed on a scheduled boxing match, but had his twin brother go in his place, which fooled no one.
Disturbing Spring TrendEarly in spring training, we brought you a few stories about players getting their cars stolen. Now Rays players Evan Longoria, David Price and Reid Brignac have had their homes broken into. And the thieves made out like bandits.
Photo Gallery Of The Day
Nikki Bella, Kelly Kelly, Brie Bella :: Michael Tran/Getty ImagesAlong with MLB's Opening Day and the Final Four, this is also WrestleMania week. The Rock will appear live on Raw tonight, so set the DVRs. You can get to know your WWE Diva's with this gallery.
Random LinksThis Butler cheerleader is INTENSE. ... When it comes to athletes, Kim Kardashian draws the line at hockey players. ... Fresno State and the University of San Diego played the third-longest game in NCAA baseball history on Saturday -- seven hours and 12 minutes. The Bulldogs pulled out a 3-2 win in 22 innings.
Hot Clicks NCAA Bracket Pool UpdateBill from Charleston, S.C., automatically becomes a Hall of Fame member of Hot Clicks Nation because he did all the dirty work to come up with the remaining scenarios in our pool. Here is the scoop from Bill: "Hi, Jimmy. I downloaded a spreadsheet to see how I'm doing. I have UConn and Kentucky playing, but that's it. I can't win as I'm currently tied for 112th. I did a little analysis on the standings. Based on my review, there are 37 people who still have a team in the dance: 18 of them have Kentucky winning it all, 18 have UConn, and one person has Butler. Surprisingly, no one picked VCU to win ... go figure. If Butler wins, your winner will be Shawn Goldsmith, who deserves our admiration for picking Butler. If UConn wins, you'll have a tie between MacKenzie Ludgate and James Coffman, with MacKenzie having 135 for the tiebreaker, and James having 156. If Kentucky wins, your winner will be Todd Goren. However, if VCU wins it all, it'll depend on who the team beats. If the Rams win over UConn, it's back to Ludgate and Coffman and the tiebreaker. If they win over Kentucky, it's Goren."
Erin Andrews On The Hot Clicks PodcastGive a listen to episode No. 2 of the Hot Clicks Podcast. Topics covered with Erin Andrews include the NCAA tournament, the Brandon Davies-BYU sex scandal, her first year on College GameDay, reality shows, her supposed big nose, her love of Taylor Swift and her desire to host a late-night talk show on ESPN with Scott Van Pelt.
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Sports Video Of The DayCheck out the ridiculous rally from the Novak Djokovic-Andy Murray-Sergiy Stakhovsky-Mikhail Youzhny doubles match over the weekend.