With the Bengals' offense in disarray and Andy Dalton struggling, will Cincinnati turn to Kap? Plus a look at the lovely Kristina Peric.
The Bengals' QB situation gets interesting, and more NFL notes
Week 2 is in the books, and Peter King has a full wrap-up in MMQB. Also of note: This poor Chiefs cheerleader got destroyed by a cameraman ... Why you should feel bad for Younghoe Koo (those cannons didn't help) ... Great work here by the NBC music department ... Jags fans are doing weird things with mayonnaise ... Everyone is in love with Tony Romo as a broadcaster... Marshawn Lynch danced on the sideline and it was magnificent ... Nobody in L.A. cares about the Rams or Chargers ... Colin Kaepernick finally broke his silence. Could he replace Andy Dalton and start for Cincinnati?
Jemele Hill Update
Friend of Hot Clicks Richard Deitsch has the backstory behind media members using Jemele Hill as their Twitter avatar. Meanwhile, ESPN faces many challenges if they choose to fire the controversial SportsCenter anchor.
As if ESPN doesn't have enough on its plate, along comes some unexpected nudity.
Lovely Lady of the Day
I am home for the weekend and enlisted my mom to choose today's LLOD. I gave her a choice of five girls and she opted for model Kristina Peric. I think she did a wonderful job (click for full-size gallery).
SI Swimsuit model throws perfect first pitch at Wrigley
Get used to the name Chase Carter. She's going to be a star.
War breaks out between natural history and science museums
Think it's fun when sports teams spar on Twitter? They have nothing on museums.
Hot Clicks Giveaway
Saturday was National Guacamole Day, and I planned to celebrate with a Wholly Guacamole giveaway in Friday's Hot Clicks. Then I forgot all about it. So here we are, doing the giveaway two days late. My apologies. Anyhow, Wholly Guacamole is in most supermarkets (the ones I go to, at least), is made from hand-scooped Hass avocados, and is pretty delicious. I have five prize packs to give away and will send to the 50th, 100th, 150th, 200th and 250th people to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) their favorite thing about Hot Clicks—or least favorite. Either will do. Please make the subject line "Wholly Guacamole."
Today in fun stats
Stat Alert: Our preseason record is 0-0-0 all-time when scoring first.— Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) September 17, 2017
Gronk entered the day with 69 career TDs. Just had his 69th TD catch. Next will be his 69th TD catch from Brady. #69— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) September 17, 2017
No No No
Butch Jones right now
Odds & Ends
I interviewed Rachael Ray about cooking on game day and her love of the awful Jets ... Andy Staples' Punt, Pork and Pass remains the best weekly college football column ... There were plenty of celebs on hand for the Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin fight ... Giants cult hero Ryan Vogelsong had one of the more unique retirement celebrations ... How Florida saved its season with one Hail Mary ... David Pastrnak celebrated his $40 million deal with an $8 dinner ... The radio call of Florida's Hail Mary is fun ... Alec Baldwin was not impressed with Sean Spicer's Emmy appearance ... The 20 best cities for singles ... The five biggest organized crime groups in the world.