Thurs. A.M. Hot Clicks: Viki Odintcova; Novak Djokovic Dance Party
Dancing in Queens
I'm back. Thanks to Andrew Doughty, Ryan Wong, Dan Gartland, Brendan Maloy and Rohan Nadkarni for filling in while I was away. It makes me feel good about life when it takes five people to cover for me. Anyhow, there's a ton of stuff to get to, but let's start with Novak Djokovic dancing Gangam Style with a U.S. Open fan after his second-round victory over Andreas Haider-Maurer. Where does Djokovic rank among these other great sports-related dancing this summer?
Soap Opera in D.C.
No NFL team has been in the news more this preseason than Washington, and Wednesday things got a whole lot uglier. It all started last week when ESPN reporter Dianna Russini wrote a story that general manager Scot McCloughan wants to trade Robert Griffin III, but owner Daniel Snyder won’t allow him to. This prompted Scot's wife, Jessica, to write on Twitter that Russini got the scoop because she's having an affair with McCloughan's husband (though she used much more colorful language than "having an affair"). The Redskins quickly denied the tweets were real but it all blew up Wednesday when Jessica took to Twitter and apologized to Russini for her comments. On the bright side, at least the story made people forget Desean Jackson's sexist Instagram post and the destruction of RGIII.
Can Everyone Just Relax?
I check roughly 25 blogs in writing Hot Clicks every day and it seems as if every single one is down on Boston radio host Kirk Minihane for his "someone should kill Roger Goodell" joke. I'm not defending Minihane (who you might remember for the Erin Andrews controversy), but if you watch the clip, it's obvious he's joking. But look at how the story is framed on one site as opposed to another and you can see how a joke (albeit one in bad taste) gets blown completely out of proportion.
Lovely Lady of the Day
A reader named @harman097 commented in last Thursday's Hot Clicks that I should feature model Viki Odintcova as LLOD. Wowser. I don't know who @harman097 is, but he has great taste in women (click here for full-size gallery).
50 Best Twitter Accounts To Follow For College Football Season
Playboy.com (which is SFW these days) compiled the 50 best Twitter accounts for the college football season. And while we're on the topic of college football, have you visited SI's new college football section Campus Rush yet?
Food That Looks Like Famous People
Ronda Rousey Gets a Mural
Pesky Blue Whale Strikes Again
Manu Approves of His Impersonation
Assist to the Batting Helmet
Odds & Ends
LeBron James' Starz series was renewed for a third season ... Most anticipated games of the 2015 college football season ... Rob Gronkowski can now be your GPS voice guide ...Rex Ryan says the Bills are his last stop in coaching. I bet two years' salary that proves to be untrue ... I never thought former WWE wrestler Chris Benoit would get his own biopic ... Fantasy football team name generator ... Dwight Howard will not face charges for having a gun in his carry-on bag at a Houston airport ... Dan Marino and Damon Huard are partners at a winery outside Seattle ... Both Google and Verizon got new corporate logos ... A ranking of every Netflix Original Series (Grace and Frankie deserved better) ... Biggest tips ever left for service employees ... 14 of the most famous kids in college this semester.
Daniel Bryan is Too Sexy
Football Trick Shots
The Bryan Brothers visited Williams-Brice Stadium, home of the South Carolina Gamecocks, to show off their skills. The college football season kicks off tonight. Join in the conversation by using the #CollegeColors hashtag.
Speaking of Trick Shots
Real Madrid's Gareth Bale somehow converts this shot from behind the net. (H/T Next Impulse Sports)
One Way To Celebrate a Touchdown
Legends Football League running back ChrisDell Harris would probably get flagged for this if she played in the NFL.
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