Dogs in Costume
The best thing about Halloween is
half-naked girls dogs in costumes. Lucky for us, photographers captured all the action at the annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in Manhattan and the Growl-a ween Parade in Old Town in Pasadena. My favorites are the bikini (No. 3), Woof of Wall Street (No. 14) and Mailman (No. 25). Karl Malone would be proud.
Speaking of Costumes
Tom Brady is Ready for NBA Season
Tom Brady on Facebook has become as interesting as his wife on Instagram (maybe not, actually). To celebrate the start of the NBA season, the Patriots QB posted this photo of himself as a 12-year-old Celtics fan. I have no idea what (besides the headband) is photoshopped and I don't really care.
P.M. Lovely Lady of the Day
Doug from Syracuse requested some photos of Johana Gomez, a request I'm more than happy to fulfill (click here for full-size gallery) ... Elena Melnik stopped by the SI office for a 2015 Swimsuit casting call ... The WWE divas are ready for Halloween ... Kate Mara's best bikini photos.
Hot Clicks Giveaway: SodaStream
Did you know that SodaStream, the home soda brewing system, allows sports fanatics and tailgaters alike to create personalized cocktails and beverages? In fact, you can craft better-for-you game day libations with sparkling drinks from one of SodaStream’s selection of over 60 flavors and personalize your machine with SodaStream’s Skins to really show your fan flair. Now that I have your attention, I have three SodaStreams to give away. I'll send them to the first three people who email me (email@example.com) the amount of goals Gordie Howe scored in his 32-year career. The answer was in A.M. Hot Clicks. Please make the subject line "SodaStream." Good luck!
Update (6:36 a.m.): Contest is closed. Winners have been notified. Thanks for playing!
Concession Food Item of the Week
If you have a hankering for an an eight-pound burger that features cheddar and swiss cheese along with mushrooms, pickles, lettuce and bacon, head to a Charlotte Hornets game. And make sure you have $70 to pay for it.
This Guy Deserves a Royals Win
Busted Coverage has a great interview with the man pictured in this photo and the sad story about how he lost his arm (Spoiler: it was over a girl he's no longer with).
Best Helmet Ever?
Georgia's Gubernatorial Candidates Agree On One Important Measure
Odds & Ends
Carmelo Anthony was on Sons of Anarchy last night. He kept both his eyes for the entire episode (you have no idea what that means if you don't watch SOA) ... Scariest pro wrestlers of the 1980s ... Best all-time Hell in a Cell matches ... The Royals are giving Jeremy Guthrie a gift card for being the team's translator ... You know the LeBron to Cleveland is a big story when The New Yorker writes about it ... SI's midseason NFL All-Pro team ... Charles Barkley discusses LeBron James and his falling out with Michael Jordan ... 13 most influential toys of all time ... A woman who is a victim of domestic violence called 911 and pretended to order a pizza. The operator figured it out and called authorities to help.
This Actually Happened
The most incredible end to a football game I've ever seen. I feel bad for the quarterback.
Benny the Bull Dance Party
The Bulls mascot is ready for tonight's tip-off.
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Mike Tyson Plays Mike Tyson's Punch-Out
The boxing legend plays his own game during an appearance with Jimmy Fallon.
Darlene Love is the Best
Every year since 1986, Darlene Love has performed her 1963 girl group classic Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) on the last episode of Late Show With David Letterman before Christmas. She just announced that she'll retire the song after this year's performance. Also of note: Love played Roger Murtaugh's wife in the Lethal Weapon movies.