Monday's A.M. Hot Clicks: Germany, David Hasselhoff Celebrate Victory
Scenes From the World Cup Finale
The World Cup is over and Germany is on top of the soccer world after a 1-0 victory over Argentina. Mario Goetze, 22, became a national hero after scoring the winning goal, then joined the postgame parade of German players celebrating with their WAGs. Goetze is currently dating lingerie model Ann-Kathrin Brommel. David Hasselhoff got fans fired up for the game with this 'Beats by Dre' commercial spoof (then repeatedly kissed a soccer ball to celebrate afterwards) while North Koreans can't figure out why everyone's cheering Germany when they were the real winners. Also of note: Argentina's Rodrigo Palacio has an amazing rat-tail, Lionel Messi vomited on the field and LeBron James recorded a video of a would-be streaker interrupting the action.
Stanley Cup Cereal Bowl
Kings center Anze Kopitar spent Sunday with the Stanley Cup and used it as a cereal bowl (along with a replica Stanley Cup/cereal bowl for his dog). This is probably my fourth all-time favorite Stanley Cup photo, trailing Mario Lemiuex's pool party, a grocery store trip with Dustin Brown and Marian Gaborik's BMW.
One Perk Of Dating Floyd Mayweather
Floyd Mayweather gave girlfriend Bad Medina a Rolls Royce for her birthday. In a related story, Mayweather will earn $105 million this year.
Lovely Lady of the Day
Victoria's Secret angel Lindsay Ellingson is off the market after deciding to spend the rest of her life with this dude. Let's give her LLOD honors.
Dwight Howard On Middle-East Politics
You know someone regrets sending a tweet when they delete it minutes later. Such was the case with Dwight Howard on Saturday, when he sent out a message that said #FreePalestine, then sent a couple follow-ups apologizing for it.
Yasiel Puig Feat Of The Day
The Dodgers outfielder hit a pitch so hard that an imprint of the bat was visible on the ball.
From the SI Vault
It's Robin Ventura's birthday, which gives me an excuse to bust out this famous shot of him exchanging pleasantries with Nolan Ryan. The famous encounter occurred after the Hall of Fame pitcher drilled Ventura in the back during a 1993 game. Ryan was 46 at the time, 20 years older than Ventura. For more classic sports photos, visit the SI Vault on Twitter.
Odds and Ends
The Browns will have a new mascot next season, a live bulldog named Swagger ... Greg Oden was spotted in a "Heatles" T-shirt while hanging out in Columbus on Thursday ... Reggie Bush married a Kim Kardashian look-alike on Saturday ... Gabe Kapler apologized to St. Louis Cardinals fans for a dumb comment he made while in the Fox broadcast booth ... In honor of Mick Jagger, a list of celebrities who have cursed sports teams ... San Jose Sharks fans are not excited about the team's decision to bring in Ice Girls ... Marquis Daniels, who last played for the Bucks in 2013, has a new rap single out ... Bill Cosby will return to NBC next year with a new family sitcom ... Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd starred in an unreleased 1984 movie called Nothing Lasts Forever ... The 50 greatest Saturday Night Live sketches of all time ... MLB and the rock band KISS have teamed up for a new series of T-shirts. Because, you know, KISS is very relevant in 2014 and MLB is on the cutting edge of pop culture. OK, rant over. Check out the Hot Clicks archives here.
Clint Dempsey Scores In Seattle
The USMNT hero scored last night during the Sounders-Timbers game in Seattle.
Not Worth It
An Arena League Football fan sitting in the front row tries to grab a souvenir (and pays for it).
The Future of NHL Shootouts
Yahoo's Puck Daddy collected the top five shootout moves of this summer's NHL developmental camps. My favorite is Washington's Jakub Vrana.