In Thursday's Hot Clicks, we look at every angle of the Astros World Series victory. Plus a feature on the lovely Jess Strother.
World Series Round-Up
Houston, we have a title. It only took 55 years but the Astros are champions. Some items of interest: Yuli Gurriel tipped his hat to Yu Darvish during his first at-bat ... Here's a look at the game's final out ... Carlos Beltran cried after winning his first title in 20 MLB seasons ... Carlos Correa proposed to his girlfriend (Miss Texas USA Daniella Rodriguez) right after the game ... Justin Verlander and Kate Upton enjoyed a postgame kiss ... I am so impressed with this gambler for walking away with $14 million ... Joe Buck and John Smoltz did a great job in broadcast booth ... Celebrites and other MLB players went on Twitter to congratulate Houston ... The Dodgers are favorites to win in 2018 but we are predicting a Houston repeat.
We called it
In 2014, SI's Ben Reiter predicted the last-place Astros would win the 2017 World Series. Here is that story, which was a big Twitter subject during last night's game We get a lot of things wrong and people let us know about it, so allow us (and Bon Appetit) to have this moment. Especially since this is the second time we've predicted a World Series winner in last six years.
Nothing to do with sports but...
I want to live on a Singapore Airlines Airbus A380. It looks like heaven.
Jess Strother stopped by the office for a SI Swimsuit casting call and she was quite popular among my co-workers. She is today's LLOD (click for full-size gallery).
How O.J. Simpson spent Halloween
He dressed up as himself and welcomed trick-or-treaters to his Las Vegas home.
Important soccer news
Kyle Beckerman’s glorious hair is no more.
James Harden makes a friend
For the Astros fan in your life
These made me laugh
Odds & Ends
Cleveland sports-talk host Bruce Drennan finding out about the Browns' failed trade is must-see TV ... Enjoyed this behind-the-scenes look at David Ortiz as a Fox MLB analyst ... Lonzo Ball just bought a new mansion and it's much nicer than my apartment ... Nothing warms Bill Belichick’s heart more than good special teams play ... Why the NFL wants to lose the Supreme Court betting case ... Manu Ginobli's son had an excellent Halloween costume ... LeBron James took an unfortunate groin shot from Lance Stephenson ... Ranking every Richard Linklater movie ... Aziz Ansari accepted a comedy award by making fun of the show ...Tyrese has some serious money problems.
Last time I mention it. I promise.
Houston likes its Astros