Thursday A.M. Hot Clicks: lovely lady of the day Gal Gadot; Meet the Pacquiao-Mayweather Ring Girls
We're less than three days away from the biggest boxing match of the past two decades and the news is coming in fast. We'll start with the important stuff. Coed has a look at the Tecate Ring Girls who'll be working the fight. In other news, ESPN analyst Teddy Atlas hinted that Manny Pacquiao used PEDs, Mike Tyson called Floyd Mayweather "a very small, scared man" while Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach shared a ridiculously sad story about his fighter. SI also has a few good items worth checking out: Behind the scenes training galleries with Mayweather and Pacquiao along with this fascinating story of how the fight finally came together.
That Time Ric Flair Wrestled in Front of 190,000 Confused North Koreans
If you haven't noticed, we've been beefing up our pro wrestling coverage as of late. Last month, we had a huge profile of Randy Savage to go along with our interviews of Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart and Kurt Angle. Wednesday, however, we took it to another level with this huge oral history of the Collision in Korea, when WCW wrestlers Ric Flair, Scott Steiner, Rick Steiner and Road Warrior Hawk joined Muhammad Ali on a 1995 trip to perform in North Korea. It's long but completely worth your time.
Hunter Pence Celebrates International Dance Day
It's International Dance Day and ESPN compiled the best sports dances of the past five years while the crew at 9NEWS in Denver busted a move at its news desk. Hunter Pence, however, stole the day with these slick moves.
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Lovely Lady of the Day
I've received several requests lately to feature Israeli actress and model Gal Gadot as LLOD but I was waiting for her birthday. Well, today's the day. Happy Birthday, Gal. You earn today's honors (click here for full-size gallery).
NFL Grammar Power Rankings
I know that Andrew, who filled in for me during yesterday's P.M. Clicks, wrote about the grammar ranking of NFL fanbases, but I think it's worth mentioning again. The Wall Street Journal was curious which NFL fanbase had the best grammar, so it reviewed 150 reader comments that were at least 50 words long from the news section of each NFL team's website. Congrats to Redskins fans, who finished dead last with 16.5 mistakes per 100 words while the Lions finally won something!
Marvel NFL Football Helmets
Who Has the Worst Facial Injury?
Third Wheel Alert
Don't See This Everyday
Love These Helmets
Custom Jordans of the Day
Some Great Bargains Here
Odds & Ends
Jaguars defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks asked 18-year old cancer patient Khameyea Jennings to be his prom date ... The latest NFL Draft buzz, via Peter King ... Former MLB pitcher John Burkett, age 50, is becoming a professional bowler ... Whichever team drafts Colorado State quarterback Garrett Grayson will also get a first-class WAG ... Danica Patrick is losing her GoDaddy partnership ... Here are 66 photos of Rob Gronkowski's new girlfriend, Camille Kosteck ... Kentucky changed its logo after a disappointing Final Four performance ... Former NBA player Javaris Crittendon was sentenced to 23 years in prison as part of a plea deal in a murder case ... Rajon Rondo did not receive a playoff share from the Mavericks ... Magic Johnson is really proud of his accomplishments (and isn't afraid to humblebrag about it) ... Running out of things to say about the hotness that is Ashlyn Coray ... Sony is now taking advance orders for its $2,500 custom headphones ... Steelers cornerback William Gay opened up about losing his mother to domestic violence.
Life of an NBA Mascot
Chicago mascot Benny the Bull wears a GoPro.
Good Timing Award
The mother of Reds starter Michael Lorenzen was interviewed about her son's MLB debut just as he gave up a home run.
Hole in One
Ben Martin with a perfect shot during the first round of the World Golf Championships – Cadillac Match Play.
Happy Story About Handicapped Turtle
Meet Mrs. T, the 90-year-old turtoise, with wheels for legs.
PSA: Don't Smoke
It's Isiah Thomas' 61st birthday. Here's a 1983 anti-smoking ad starring Thomas and Reggie "Hang Time" Theus.
Update: Isiah is actually 54 today. Not sure why I aged him seven years. Apologies.
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