The NBA offseason is two months old and social media departments of teams are clearly bored. Luckily for us, their boredom resulted in a late night hashtag game of movie title puns and Photoshop. My two favorites are above, with Char Wars not far behind.
The Browns officially named Brian Hoyer the starter over Johnny Manziel, a decision that led to this great T-shirt.
Is This Necessary?
After the success of last year's Inaugural Kitten Bowl, the Hallmark Channel is starting a Feline Football League with a draft and actual games leading up to the Su-Purr Bowl on Feb. 1.
Lovely Lady of the Day
Mitch in Baton Rouge wrote in requesting Bryana Holly be named today's LLOD and I see no reason to deny his request (click here for full-size gallery).
Hot Clicks Giveaway: Amazing Spider-Man 2
Spider-Man will be throwing out the first pitch of Saturday's Rays-Blue Jays game and we're celebrating with Blu-Ray/DVD combo packs of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The 25th, 50th and 75th person to email me (email@example.com) the names of all eight SI Swimsuit models who will be throwing out the first pitch of Friday's Brooklyn Cyclones game. The answer was in yesterday's P.M. Hot Clicks. Please make the subject line "Spider-Man."
Update (11:59 a.m.): Contest is closed. Winners will be notified this afternoon. Thanks for playing!
Rex and His Big Mouth
After five seasons coaching the Jets, Rex Ryan, one would think, would have learned that he doesn't have to respond to every negative comment about his team. So when Giants rookie Andre Williams claimed the Giants "are the real New York team" in advance of the preseason game between the two squads, Ryan probably should've laughed it off like every other NFL coach. Instead, he made a crack about William's performance against Clemson and a not-so-subtle threat at the Giants rookie.
From the SI Vault
On this day in 1982, Brewers reliever Rollie Fingers became the first player in major league history to record 300 career saves as Milwaukee defeated the Mariners, 3-2. And to be honest, I've been looking for an excuse to feature Fingers' mustache in this space since I took over Hot Clicks. For more classic sports photos, visit the SI Vault on Twitter.
Odds & Ends
A Chicago bar banned a group of Cowboys fans from watching games because they curse Tony Romo too much ... The Giants won the first official protest in 20 years and the end of their game against the Cubs will be replayed ... Roger Clemens landed a role in a low budget comedy ... Two Steelers running backs (Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount) were arrested for marijuana possession ... The NHL uses more than 321 million gallons of water each year ... This helmet could solve the NFL's concussion problem ... Northern Illinois students can't access Wikipedia or (more importantly) porn in their dorm room ... This makeup artist transformed her lips into cartoon characters.
Vernon Davis Works at Jamba Juice
Not really, but he donned a wig and Jamba Juice attire to prank unsuspecting customers.
Legends Football League Video of the Day
I can't get enough Lingerie/Legends Football League videos. In this one, former Redskins great Gary Clark threatens a referee. You probably want to put your headphones on for this one.
Jeremy Lin Smashes Pie Into His Mom's Face
What a son!