Weekend Hot Clicks: Trail Blazers cheerleader Natalie; NBA playoff madness

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Saturday May 13th, 2017

Playoff Madness & Sadness

The Wizards haven't been to the conference finals since 'Nam but John Wall got them one step closer on Friday night by forcing a Game 7. Is John Wall vs. Isaiah Thomas turning into a legit, must-watch rivalry? And Ben Golliver wonders if Warriors-Spurs will save a mostly uneventful playoffs. In hockey, the Predators magical playoff run continued with a thrilling overtime win over the Ducks in their series-opening game on Friday, though Ryan Getzlaf still rolls into work like a boss. Lastly, should the Capitals actually trade Alex Ovechkin?

Moms are the best

Andy posted this video on Friday but it's worthy of revisiting: Watch ECU head coach Scottie Montgomery inform a walk-on's mom that her son will get a full scholarship. This mom raised FOUR sons to be CEOs. And instead of mugs, massages and pedicures, take your mom on one of these trips for Mother's Day.

Big moment for cookie connoisseurs

Oreo is offering $500,000 to the person who comes up with their newest flavor. You'd think it wouldn't be that hard, right? There's a Wikipedia page for Oreo varieties and, if it's accurate, I don't know how you could suggest something edible that hasn't been done.

Lovely Lady of the Day

The Blazers got eliminated but that won't stop us from honoring one of their cheerleaders, Natalie, as our Weekend LLOD (Click here for full-sized gallery)

You get an offer, you get an offer and you get an offer!

Tennessee football has made 332 scholarship offers to recruits in the 2018 class, the most of Power Five schools. And the SEC has made an INSANE number of offers.

He found his calling

The Game of Thrones stunt coordinator really, really loves setting people on fire.

Think face guards will ever be required?

Hockey is Violent

I love fans

Roll Tide never sleeps

Odds and Ends

Latest news, rumors and buzz as the NBA Draft nears ... Athlon made a list of '10 Monster Energy girls we love' ... Mets are giving away fidget spinners to all their nervous fans ... Predicting Madden cover players through 2030 ... TV shows that should get a follow-up movie ... Will Ferrell belted out Whitney Houston's I Will Always Love You at USC commencement ... Celebrate Stevie Wonder's birthday with his hilarious SNL sketch ... Here are all the pink uniforms MLB teams will wear on Sunday.

Get Ben Crane a beer. Or eight.

Dog and deer BFFs

Happy weekend

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