Friday's Hot Clicks: Sofia Jamora; Meet the most undateable man in New York City
The most undateable man in NYC
It's the Friday before the Fourth of July holiday weekend, and hopefully you all will be spending the next few days with your significant other. Unless you're Billy Peck, that is. You see, Billy went on a date with Alyssa for Time Out New York's weekly series The Undateables. Everything seemed to go pretty well on Alyssa's end, but Billy had other opinions of the date, which has made him the most disliked person on the internet (or a close second to me right now).
Knicks can't spell (and other problems)
There is a lot going on with the Knicks. John Calipari is rumored to be "very interested" in the team's vacant presidency, though the team appears to have their eyes on Masai Uijri and David Griffin. Carmelo Anthony is dying to get out, and reports are that he chewed out Kristaps Porzingis last year for praising the Triangle Offense. And if all that's not enough, the team completely butchered the spelling of their rookie's (Frank Ntilikina) name.
Any NBA teams looking for a 61-year-old grandpa?
Calvin Roberts, who was a fourth-round draft pick of the Spurs in 1980 and played 15 years oversees, is looking to hook up with a team for Vegas Summer League and hopefully land a roster spot for the upcoming season.
Lovely Lady of the Day
Dave from Seattle requested that I make Sofia Jamora today's LLOD, and I think that's an excellent suggestion (click for full-size gallery).
Jimmy Butler is probably on the phone right now
Over the past few years, Twitter has become a way for athletes to speak directly to fans. Jimmy Butler has other ideas. The Timberwolves' latest addition gave out his phone number at his introductory press conference and has been taking calls from fans.
Cornhole golf is now a thing
Fourth of July sales
Holiday weekends almost always mean holiday sales. Foot Locker is offering an extra 25% off clearance this weekend, while Under Armour will offer a 15% off deal for military, veterans and first responders starting tomorrow. And if you’re looking for non-athletic clothes and footwear for summer, check out Sperry’s Semi Annual Sale for up to 50% off select styles and use code FOURTHFUN for 50% off your purchase at J.Crew Factory.
Hot Clicks Giveaway
Dogfish Head is excited to share that fans of craft beer cans CAN enjoy SeaQuench Ale, Flesh & Blood IPA, and 60 Minute IPA in cans. The man behind the can, Sam Calagione, founded Dogfish Head in 1995, and has worked tirelessly since then to keep gastronomic innovation at the forefront of the brewing process. Consistently committed to using all-natural, fresh culinary ingredients to create its unique flavors, the Delaware brewery draws inspiration from remarkably off-centered places. As luck would have it, I have five Dogfish cooler bags to give away. I'll send to the 40th, 80th, 100th, 150th and 200th person to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) one of the changes the Hawks are making to Phillips Arena. The answer was in yesterday's Clicks. Please make the subject line "Dogfish."
Lou Williams does not love the media
So crazy to me that all these nerds cover all sports. Not one athletic bone in their body with all the opinions and analysis.— Lou Williams (@TeamLou23) June 29, 2017
Jeremy Lin seems bored
Odds & ends
Venus Williams was 'at fault' for the fatal car accident that killed a 78-year-old man ... The Alex Rodriguez Reclamation Project is humming along quite well ... The Warriors might make that White House trip after all ... The NFL may open the 2019 season in China ... Recently-released Bartolo Colon may be heading back to the Mets ... Breakdown of the Vegas Golden Knights' new uniforms ... Marshawn Lynch is giving away 2,000 free water park tickets to kids in Oakland ... A ref in Brazil pulled out a gun during a contentious soccer match ... This company is offering a month’s worth of avocado toast to millennials who buy a house.
Marshawn Lynch works out at beach in boots
Beastmode VS Flashmode LOL amazing workout with my guy @beastmode Super funny guy and he made the workout hilarious. He's really a beast though, I had him lace up boots to make him work harder during his footwork exercises on sand. His explosive power is nuts! I would definitely not want to be in front of that train.