Thursday's P.M. Hot Clicks: Rachel Hilbert; 1984 Mets commercial
Meet The Mets
The Mets make their first postseason appearance in nine years Friday night, so there’s no better time to revisit this ad they made in 1984.
Let's Give It Up For Beards
The bearded Jake Arrieta was dominant in Wednesday’s win for the Cubs, but could Chicago's ace pitcher prevail at the World Beard and Mustache Championships? (Pictured above.) For more facial hair-related news, check out this in-depth study of NFL teams.
Arrieta Needs a New Tank Top, Though
Arrieta’s performance is even more impressive when you consider the wardrobe issues he was dealing with throughout the night.
P.M. Lovely Lady of the Day
LSU Makes The Swamp Feel Like Home For South Carolina
Severe flooding (worse even than the floods in France) forced South Carolina to move its home game against LSU to Baton Rouge, so the Tigers are doing their best to help the Gamecocks feel comfortable. No, they won’t be benching Leonard Fournette, but they will have the marching band learn USC’s fight song and alma mater. They’re also going to play South Carolina’s traditional entrance music: Darude’s “Sandstorm.”
Sweet Kicks, Bubba
First the pink driver, now the star-spangled spikes? Didn’t anyone tell Bubba Watson golfers are supposed to be boring?
Fall Looks Awesome
The Atlantic has a gallery of photos depicting autumn all around the world, and they’re all as stunning as the one above.
Odds & Ends
The NFL’s breast cancer awareness efforts may be pretty bad (only 8% of proceeds go to breast cancer research), but at least you know that it could be much worse. A Massachusetts police department thought it would be a good idea to apprehend criminals with pink handcuffs this month. ... A British auction house is selling a cracker that survived the sinking of the Titanic. It’s expected to go for $12,000 to $15,000. ... Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (he went to Harvard, you may have heard) is sick of talking about his Wonderlic score. ... In Game of Thrones casting news, British actress Melanie Liburd is going to be playing a Red Priestess next season. ... Here’s a great 1931 photo taken from the east side of Manhattan. ... Some sociopath gave their Range Rover a blood-smeared paint job for Halloween. ...
This is a balloon version of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s panther mascot. Yikes.
Happy Anniversary, Don Larsen
Don Larsen’s World Series perfect game happened 59 years ago today. Larsen pitched the Yankees to victory in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series against the Dodgers and the boys from the Bronx won the championship two days later in Game 7. After the final out, catcher Yogi Berra lept into Larsen’s arms.
Welcome Back to the Playoffs, Toronto
Back to Back
(Warning: Contains explicit language.)
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