Pancake Endorses Waffle House
It's not very often that I lead Hot Clicks with an endorsement deal, but how often does someone named Pancake sign a deal with Waffle House? The pancake I'm referring to is 24-year-old Brooke Pancake of the LPGA, who inked a new sponsorship deal with the breakfast chain. Somewhere, an IHOP executive is kicking himself for missing out.
Best Fan Giveaway Ever: Lunchboxes
If you're attending Saturday's AHL game between the Grand Rapids and Iowa, be sure to bring a kid with you. The Griffins are honoring Jeff Hoggan with a lunchbox giveaway that depicts the team captain as Superman. Only the first 2,500 fans who are 12 and under will receive, one so arrive early.
50 Cent Baseball Card
Last season, 50 Cent threw the worst first pitch in recorded history before a Mets game. That pitch, along with other (less ugly) first pitches, will be part of Topps' 2015 Series 1 baseball card collection. Other celebrity first pitchers to be honored include Jeff Bridges, Eddie Vedder and McKayla Maroney.
Lovely Lady of the Day
Derek from London requested Charlotte Springer be featured as LLOD. According to the Hot Clicks bylaws, any LLOD request that comes from overseas is automatically granted (click here for full-size gallery).
Most Popular NBA Players in Hip-Hop
SportsGrid has a fascinating breakdown of NBA player/team references in hip-hop over the past 30 years. Among the findings: The peak for both players and team names was 2000, and Shaquille O'Neal is easily the most-referenced hoopster with Kobe and MJ tied for second.
Life Pro Tips
I just discovered the Life Pro Tips section of Reddit, so I'm going to share a few helpful ones with you: 1) If you don't have a paper shredder, tear a document in half and soak it in water. 2) For a quick heating pad, fill a clean sock with rice, tie it up and mircrowave for 30 seconds. 3) If you can't open a jar, use your computer mousepad for a better grip.
Pacquiao Calls out Mayweather
Amazon Gets In On Fun
Little Coach K
Ovechkin Slap Shot Coming At You
Odds & Ends
The FCC fined ESPN for misusing the Emergency Alert Systems tone ... Oklahoma's mascot was fined for taunting Oklahoma State fans ... The 76ers bought Jason Richardson adult diapers for his birthday ... Any Alabama fans need a doghouse? ... A German soccer team scored a goal five seconds into a game ... Nick Young had another great quote about Kobe Bryant ... The five worst NHL logo rebrands of all time ... Tourists in Philly did their best Rocky impression by running up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Arts and were surprised to find Sylvester Stallone waiting at the top ... Steph Curry is fined by his mom for committing turnovers ... Healthy snack ideas for your Super Bowl party ... For those three people in the world who miss McDonald's pizza.
The Newest Carl's Jr. Model
Congrats to Charlotte McKinney, who is featured in a new ad for the All-Natural Burger. As I'm sure you know, the All-Natural burger features grass-fed, free-range beef that has no added hormones, steroids, or antibiotics. Follow the #EatLikeYouMeanIt hashtag for more info.
Silver Lining for Leafs Fans
The season has not gone well for Toronto hockey fans, but at least they have this cool 3-D projection system to pump up fans before games.
Haka Dance On Ice
Cheesy '80s Song of the Day
Billy Ocean turned 65 today. Here's the video for Caribbean Queen, which will now be stuck in your head all day. You're welcome.
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