Hey everyone! Pete Blackburn here with you for this afternoon's edition of Hot Clicks while Andy continues to work on the Swimsuit Issue. Feel free to give a follow on Twitter (@PeteBlackburn) so I can pretend like I have friends!
Pete Carroll Opens Up
Pete Carroll sat down with Matt Lauer for an interview that aired on the Today Show this morning, which you can watch here. The Seahawks coach opened up about the decision to pass the ball on the goal line instead of handing it off to Marshawn Lynch, a decision that wound up costing his team the Super Bowl. Carroll said it was "the worst result of a call ever" and that he's had some sleepless nights as a result -- not all that surprising -- but also that he'll use the heartbreak to fuel him in the future.
One moment does not define you; the journey does. We will outlast this.— Pete Carroll (@PeteCarroll) February 5, 2015
Drama in Winnipeg
Reports surfaced earlier this week that Evander Kane, the Winnipeg Jets star who has often been on the receiving end of some unfair criticism, was benched for a game because he violated the team's dress code. Today, however, news broke that he skipped the game entirely after some teammates threw his clothes in the shower that morning. Now the team is reportedly listening to trade offers for the 23-year old. Sheesh.
A snowboarder got caught in an avalanche while shredding down a mountain in Romania this week. He was wearing a GoPro on his helmet and the footage is terrifying.
Lovely Lady of the Day
It's Throwback Thursday and Swimsuit Issue excitement is heating up, so I figured that today would be as good a day as any to feature Brooklyn Decker, one of my favorite models to ever appear in the magazine. Decker, who's married to former tennis star Andy Roddick, graced the Swimsuit cover in 2010. (Click here for full-sized gallery.)
Straight To The Spam Folder
A Seahawks fan wrote the most pathetic open letter to the Patriots complaining about their antics during Wednesday's Super Bowl parade.
Prince of Trolling
Kobe's Wife Got Game
A video posted by Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) on
Odds and Ends
The three fastest players at the NFL Combine will win Porsche... Bode Miller suffered a very gruesome injury after taking a spill during a recent event... Bill Walton went on a fiery rant about the legalization of weed during a college basketball broadcast... Kobe Bryant and Jimmy Fallon shared a story of the time they bought beer together in 1996... Tony Kornheiser was in last night's episode of The Americans... Here's a giant high school football player dominating his opponents in every aspect of the game.
Posterizations Set To 'Pony'
Super Beach Bros
Long Beach State basketball made a very awesome Super Mario Bros-themed highlight reel.
Just One of the Guys
Best. Sheep. Ever.