Football Injuries, a Grantland postmortem and the beautiful Jess Impiazzi round out today’s P.M. Hot Clicks.
Don't Forget About Basketball
Lot of football and baseball talk today for obvious reasons, but don't forget that the NBA is back in full force. SI has your very early power rankings, Russell Westbrook is still an out of control basketball machine, and Kobe has named himself the 200th best player in the league.
Why Grantland's Gone
SI’s Richard Deitsch has an in-depth interview with former interim editor-in-chief Chris Connelly on Grantland’s demise, and Slate has a list of the site’s best pieces from its four-year run. Former ESPN ombudsman Robert Lipsyte also weighed in on the controversial closure of the sports-and-culture site.
Football is Dangerous
Week 8 in the NFL was filled with big injuries. Steve Smith is out for the year with a torn Achilles. Same for Le’Veon Bell with a torn MCL. Khiry Robinson suffered a fractured tibia and is done for the year, and Ricardo Lockette will have season-ending neck surgery after a terrifying hit.
Stevie Williams Has No Chill
Getting fired is a bummer, but Stevie Williams is really mad at Tiger Woods, especially considering how much money Tiger made him. In his new book, he says he felt like Woods's “slave,” which is pretty extreme.
Confidence is a Dangerous Thing
This Picture is Hilarious
Better Than the Commissioner's Trophy?
Odds & Ends
Anthony Rizzo brightens the day of pediatric cancer patients ... Jerry Lawler is OK after a massive car wreck ... D’Angelo Russell might be dating Kendall Jenner, but probably not ... J.T. Barrett’s lost his scholarship, temporarily ... Aston Villa misspells new managers name ... Miami is selling T-shirts for ‘The Return’ ... UNC hoops tops preseason polls ... Best celebrity Halloween costumes ... It’s fall, make an apple pie
Frank Thomas Got Paid to Say This
Royals Fans Control the Weather
Steve Spurrier is Our Greatest Comedian
For Everyone Else With a Cold
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