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Idol Buzz

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If you're a Hornets fan who watches American Idol, this item is for you! Hornets247.com is comparing contestants and judges on AI to members of the New Orleans franchise. Unfortunately for those of us who watch Idol, the show's best-looking female contestant, Kady Malloy (above center) was booted last week, so now we just have the singing to focus on now.
Magazine Madness
Sports Illustrated's special Brett Favre commemorative issue is flying off the newsstands in Wisconsin. If the magazine wants to repeat that success, it might want to take a crack at publishing these other very special issues, courtesy of Flatusyahu.com.
Behind The Video
Russakoff Rules has compiled the Top 10 Sports Team Music Videos of All Time. One of the clips that made the list was that embarrassing/disturbing/funny 1986 Dodgers video that we featured in Hot Clicks a couple of weeks ago. Well, Big League Stew recently caught up with some members of that team and asked them what they were thinking when they made the video.
Dancing With The Stiffs
Timberwolves forward Mark Madsen, former coach and broadcaster Al McGuire and the oldest son from Mr. Belvedere crack Holy Taco's list of The Lamest Dance Moves Of All Time. (Warning: Link contains strong language.)
WWF Action Figure Quiz -- Part II

WWF Action Figures
We linked to Part 1 a couple of weeks ago, and it was a big hit. Today, it's time for the sequel.
The Perils Of Reading
Former Met and Phillie Lenny Dykstra is featured on this month's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. Newsday's Neil Best has a recap of the interview, with the following exchange being the best: BERNARD GOLDBERG: "Is it true you once said you don't read books because they might hurt your batting eye?" LENNY DYKSTRA: "Yeah. You got to rest your eyes man, plus it makes you think too much."
This Is Why LeBron Rules
King James is working on meeting the fan who went onto the court at Madison Square Garden last week to get up close and personal with his idol.
Feel The Pain
The sports world is being hit by a rash of bizarre injuries.
Wannabes
The Sports Hernia imagines what would happen if other celebs followed Billy Crystal's lead.
Rarified Air -- And Tourney News
We had a long chat yesterday with SI.com college hoops writer Luke Winn about the MacBook Air, so we found this story (sent to us by reader Jonathan Lim Davis, Calif.), about a passenger missing his flight because the TSA didn't think the MacBook Air was a real computer, very amusing. Speaking of Winn, his must-read NCAA Tourney Blog launched today on SI.com (he played Scrabble with UConn's Hasheem Thabeet.) Also, we've gotten tons of e-mails from people asking if Hot Clicks would be running an NCAA bracket pool. We won't be, but we'll be joining Winn's pool and encourage all of you to do so as well. We'll post more details when we get them.
Today in Campus Clicks
The Big House Shrinks ... Props for the UCLA dance team ... Coppin State baseball team snaps 55-game losing streak ... Kentucky hoops stars buy donut shop ... Tour Guy visits Durham ... Video: Carrier Dome transformation ... more.
Win $2,500
It's not too early for March Madness games. If you predict the Final Four correctly in SI's Bracket Challenge on Facebook, you could win $2,500. And, while we're talking Facebook, if you haven't joined the Hot Clicks group, now is the time do so.
Videos of the Day
Sports Video Of The Day
Top Flight knows how to get people to buy their products -- create a viral video with a super hero and hot chicks.


Music Video Of The Day
We've never understood the whole Stairway to Heaven thing. It's always topping all sorts of lists and charts for best song and most played song, etc. We don't get it at all, but for those of you who do, reader Dylan Moody of Cincinnati passes along this clip of the Foo Fighters covering the classic tune.


Groin Injury Video Of The Day
Stick around for the slow-mo replay. (Thanks to Dylan Moody of Cincinnati for sending us the link.)



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