Athletes and Their Cars
In perhaps my favorite sports story of the year, suspended Browns receiver Josh Gordon starts working at an Ohio car dealership this weekend. According to ESPN's Josina Anderson, Gordon will be working as a salesman among his other duties. You can't make this stuff up (well, Larry David sorta did). In honor of Gordon, here's a huge gallery of Athletes and Their Cars.
The Perfect Beer For Every NFL Team
Thrillist assigned a beer to every NFL team. Is it Sunday yet?
Aaron Rodgers Meets Hans and Franz
Aaron Rodgers needed to get in shape for the season, so he called Hans and Franz to help pump him up. At least that's the scene in the latest State Farm commercial. No offense to Rogers or State Farm, but couldn't they find something a little more modern? Was the Church Lady busy?
Throwback Lovely Lady of the Day
I really wanted to make the Lovely Miss Elizabeth today's Throwback LLOD to go along with our Divas Week, but I just couldn't find enough photos. I did, however, notice that Rose McGowan turns 41 tomorrow and she starred in that awful pro wrestling movie a few years back. Seems like a good reason to make Rose this week's Throwback LLOD (click here for full-size gallery).
Hot Clicks Giveaway: Skullcandy Headphones
The good people at Skullcandy just introduced their new Sport Performance line and have given me three pair of Method earbuds to give away. As you probably know, Skullcandy completely redesigned the shape of the earbud for a secure fit that’s so comfortable and snug you’ll barely know it’s there. I will send a pair to the 25th, 50th and 75th person who emails me (firstname.lastname@example.org) the name of the person A-Rod was eating corn with at Joe's Crab Shack. The answer was in this morning's Hot Clicks. Please make the subject line "SkullCandy."
Update (10:29 p.m.): Contest is over. Winners will be notified tomorrow. Thanks for playing.
Hot Clicks Pick'em Pool. Last Chance!
The NFL season kicks off in a few hours. We still have a few slots open in the Hot Clicks Pick'em Pool. The winner will receive a smorgasbord of random prizes. A personalized Instagram message from Anastasia Ashley may or may not be one of them. Just go to poolhost.com and register, then choose "Join a private pool" and "Pro Football Pick'ems" on the next screen. The Pool ID is "HotClicks35" and the password is "reggielewis." Sign up now! Also, challenge your friends in our other weekly fantasy football game.
Yao Ming Has a Message
Yao Ming's NBA days are long behind him and he has a new cause: Wean China off its love of ivory and save Africa's shrinking elephant population.
TBT: Larry Bird Goes Fishing
Odds & Ends
Adrian Peterson predicts he'll score a touchdown on his first run of the year ... Stephen Hill blames the New York media for his struggles with the Jets ... Is the SEC an actual Sauron? ... Evander Holyfield's son Elijah scored seven touchdowns in one game. He's currently a junior in high school ... The Bengals signed a player to their practice squad so he could pay for his daughter's cancer treatment ... Undercover cops in Seattle will wear Packers gear to tonight's game ... Speaking of Seattle, the Seahawks now have the NFL's most expensive ticket prices ... A 3-year-old Great Dane had 43.5 socks removed from his stomach during surgery ... A woman in Oregon started a brush fire to give her bored firefighter friends something to do.
Michelle Jenneke Races a Car
Australian hurdler and former SI Swimsuit model Michelle Jenneke visiting the Top Gear Festival in Sydney and raced a Nissan GTR. Spoiler: she does the warmup dance at the 2:02 mark of the video.
Ejection of the Day
Joe Mikulik is at it again. The Myrtle Beach Pelicans manager, who famously stripped after being ejected last month, had another meltdown last night.
Pugs in a Ball Pit
This is tremendous.