In Wednesday morning's Hot Clicks, Lionel Messi meets his biggest fan, and Genevieve Morton is the lovely lady of the day.
Messi Meets His Biggest Fan
Remember the young Afghan boy who became an internet star after wearing a Lionel Messi jersey made from a plastic bag? He finally met his idol and did not want to let him go.
As Long As We Got Each Other
Bummed to hear about the death of Alan Thicke, my favorite TV sitcom dad of the 1980s. People.com has a nice tribute and reaction from the other celebs. Like most Canadians, Thicke was an enormous hockey fan and a big influence on a young Wayne Gretzky, as this 1981 SI Vault story reveals.
So this is one of the stranger sports stories of the past few years. Former Wake Forest coach (and current TV analyst) Tommy Elrod has provided confidential gameplan information to opposing teams since 2014. I'm sure there are more layers to this story yet to unfold but SI's Mike Rosenberg's piece is worth a few minutes of your time.
Lovely Lady of the Day
Not sure how closely you've studied the 2017 calendar market but Genevieve Morton is going all nude for hers. I applaud this decision. She is today's LLOD.
I'm Not Buying This For a Second
Justin Bieber is a badass on the hockey rink and wants you to know about it. Or a better theory: This is all staged.
Can You Name the Pitcher By His Delivery?
One Way To Decorate a Christmas Tree
This Made Me Very Angry
Stat of the Day
Huge Game For Russell Westbrook
Calling All 2 Chainz Fans
Odds & Ends
Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria has received a lot of calls after his business card ended up on EBay ... This is how the Jim Harbaugh to the Rams rumor was started ... A frustrated Browns fan put this team up for sale on Craigslist ... Kristaps Porzingis isn't afraid to throw down if you provoke him ... A golfer in New Zealand played 237 holes in just 12 hours ... The craziest end to a basketball game you'll see all year ... One day we'll all be rich enough to own a Rolls Royce self-driving car ... The most popular Google search terms of 2016.
This Kid is the Best
My 7-Year-Old Nephew Does This To Me
Dunk of the Year?
Reporter Crashes Christmas Scooter
My Favorite Alan Thicke TV Theme Song
If you didn't know, Alan Thicke wrote a lot of great TV theme songs. This is my favorite.
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