Wednesday's PM Hot Clicks, March 18, lovely lady of the day
Offbeat Photos of the Week
From photography ace Arnold Schwarzenegger in Australia to Justin Bieber measuring Shaquille O'Neal's head with his hand, check out the week's wackiest photos in the above gallery (click here for the full-size version).
The Chinese Shaq Embarrasses Steph Marbury
Meet Han Dejun, a 7-foot-1, 300-pound center who plays for Liaoning of the Chinese Basketball League. You may know him better as the guy who destroyed Stephon Marbury during Game 4 of the CBA Finals.
The NFL's Smartest Player
I understand 15% of this tweet by Ravens lineman John Urschel, but I know he's way smarter than I'll ever be. Though if it were a contest about swimsuit models, pro wrestling and The Good Wife trivia, I'd destroy him.
My paper, A Cascadic Multigrid Algorithm for Computing the Fiedler Vector..., has been published in the Journal of Computational Mathematics— John Urschel (@JohnCUrschel) March 18, 2015
P.M. Lovely Lady of the Day
Hot Clicks Giveaway: College Beach Towels
March Madness is here and the great people at The Northwest are so excited that they want to give away five NCAA beach towels to readers of Hot Clicks. They'll even allow you to choose the team! I'll send them to the 30th, 60th, 90th, 120th and 150th person who emails me (firstname.lastname@example.org) the name of the Edmonton Oilers forward who bought a homeless man dinner. The answer was in A.M. Hot Clicks. Please make the subject line "The Northwest."
Need Help With Filling Out Your Bracket?
For those of you who might be waiting until the last hour to turn in your bracket, take a minute or so to look at some of SI.com's preview material. You can find a lot of it here--a preview of every team and every game of the Round of 64.
Random Fact I Learned Today
Only in Spring Training
Why is Rickie Weeks batting leadoff today? McClendon says Weeks has a dental appointment and move is designed to help him get three at-bats.— Bob Dutton (@TNT_Mariners) March 18, 2015
Mario Lemieux, Age 15
At Least Kevin Pillar Has a Sense of Humor About His Sneezing Injury
Stan Van Gundy Disses Dave Joerger
I Love Everything About This Guy
A video posted by Nelson Durán (@n_eduran) on
Odds & Ends
Extra Mustard's predictions for WrestleMania 31 ... Is Cristiano Ronaldo heading to MLS in 2018? ... Stanley Cup playoff games will air on the USA Network this year. I hope it doesn't interfere with Monday Night Raw ... DeAndre Jordan picked his nose and J.J. Redick was his tissue ... Netflix additions (and subtractions) for April 2015 ... Protesters climbed a tree (and lived there) to object to the construction of a championship-caliber golf course in New Orleans ... These fans won the Florida Panthers 'Goal of a Lifetime' contest ... Vintage ads used to be quite offensive ... Scott Boras is angry with the Cubs' handling of his top prospect ... Love this Jimmy Kimmel/Matthew McConaughey commercial ... There's a recall on Kraft Mac & Cheese.
Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews on a GoPro
FYI - Hockey is a fast-moving sport.
Mark Turgeon Pays Tribute to Dean Smith
This is a clip from HoopsU, which premieres tonight on Showtime. The show "peels back the curtain on the Fighting Irish's and Terrapins’ men’s basketball programs, offering viewers a front-row seat to the final month of conference play and the conference tournaments, culminating with Sunday’s tournament selection." This speech is magnificent.
Kimmel sent his team to Austin for the South by Southwest music festival. He discovered many liars at the event.
NPR Tiny Desk Concert: Phoenix
Stripped down versions of Lisztomania and 1901.
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