In this weekend's edition of Hot Clicks we discuss the return of Pita Taufatofua, plus we welcome SI Swim's rookie Olivia Culpo.
Pita is back!
Remember Pita Taufatofua, the shirtless Tongan flag-bear from the Rio Olympics? In the last year, he somehow learned how to ski and qualified for the cross-country event at next month’s Winter Olympics.
Raisman, Wieber speak
Aly Raisman and Jordyn Wieber both appeared in court on Friday during the fourth day of Larry Nassar’s sentencing hearing and delivered impassioned testimonies. And here are four key sports law implications of the Nassar scandal.
Ranking the 52 best players remaining in the NFL playoffs, here’s everything you need to know about Tom Brady’s hand injury. Former Jaguars’ great Tony Boselli praises Blake Bortles and says they will not be intimidate by Pats.
Lovely Lady of the Day
Your Weekend LLOD is the lovely Olivia Culpo who is now officially a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model (Click here for full-sized gallery)
Even non-tennis fans can appreciate the unbelievable third-round match between Simona Halep and Lauren Davis.
No deal, no hoops
The government shutdown led to the cancellation of the Air Force basketball game ... FIVE hours before tipoff.
Never know when you’ll encounter a flaming net
These Argentine goalkeeping drills are as useless as they are absurd https://t.co/DStSlFrrTL— SI Extra Mustard (@SI_ExtraMustard) January 20, 2018
Love that logo
Ollie on the hot seat?
Security just confiscated Peter Satonick’s sign here at the XL Center in Hartford. No. 1 Villanova at UConn. Noon. pic.twitter.com/OKbFqcGz3G— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) January 20, 2018
Nicole Harrison Casting Call
Odds and Ends
The craziest game endings in the NFL this season ... Terrell Owens torched Jason Garrett in a Twitter rant ... 8 college basketball coaches on the hot seat ... Heat forward and MMA fighter James Johnson evaluated the recent NBA fights ... A new species of wasp was named after Ichiro Suzuki ... HBO released the first trailer for the Joe Paterno movie.
He’s 15 years old. 15!
Don’t don’t bother Luke
Here’s a random one for you: Saturday is the 31st birthday of Evan Peters, who is best known for roles in American Horror Story and X-Men. But to me he’ll always be Luke Cooper, whom you don’t don’t bother.
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