CLICK HERE FOR THURSDAY'S P.M. HOT CLICKS.I love it when you guys do my job for me. Zach, of Denver, says, "I'm sure I'm not the only one requesting that you feature Charlize Theron Friday because of the ever-important World Cup draw. The U.S. needs all the good juju it can get if it expects to succeed in South Africa next summer. Thanks!" Tiago Oliveira, of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, says, "The biggest sporting event of the day is the World Cup draw. Can Charlize Theron get some love on Hot Clicks? She is a proud South African and one of my favorites. Great page, keep up the great work." And Jonathan, of Garden City, says, "Charlize Theron. South Africa. World Cup. Final draw. 'Nough said. Do it." Yes, World Cup fever is high.Mike Cash, of Bermuda, said, "Jimmy, I know it's always hard to have folks in the U.S. appreciate the world's appetite for football (or soccer), but here's the link for the BBC Web site, which started their live blog of the World Cup draw FIVE HOURS before the actual draw starts. I can't even imagine this for the NCAA tournament." Oh, and about those Charlize Theron pics, here you go.
World Cup Fever
Charlize Theron :: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images
Rich Rodriguez just added to his troubles by comparing what Michigan football is going through to what the Saints had to overcome after Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans.
Ridiculousness From Rich Rod
Clemson will play Georgia Tech for the ACC title tomorrow, but fans of each school are putting their differences aside to boycott spending any money inside Raymond James Stadium because the gates don't open until 4:30 p.m. for the 8 p.m. kickoff, thus putting a serious dent in tailgating time.
Standing Up For A Great Cause
Oregon is headed to the Rose Bowl after beating Oregon State last night. And while running back LaMichael James had the big game (25 carries, 166 yards, three touchdowns), LeGarrette Blount got some redemption after his controversial start to the season with this impressive touchdown run.
Nope, You Can't Catch LeGarrette Blount
LeGarrette Blount :: Tom Hauck/Getty Images
Mark Cubanis going to host WWE'sMonday Night Raw next week, and apparently he has beef with Randy Orton.
Him And David Stern In A Cage Match?
The Spurs' DeJuan Blairscored a basket last night -- for the Boston Celtics. ... The Cavaliers held Retro Night on Wednesday and their introduction video was solid. ... Matt Millen can't run a team, but he can get to the point when he's broadcasting.
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Can the Jets just cut Braylon Edwards already?
Sports Video Of The Day
Rough times for Kansas Jayhawks sports. First, football coach Mark Mangino resigned yesterday after being accused of verbally and emotionally abusing his players. And now, Jeremy Harlan, of Washington, (hometown Denver), sends in this video of the school's baseball players.
Embarrassing Team Video Of The Day
At the 42-second mark, South Carolina mascot Cocky throws a big diss to a Clemson fan -- who's about 6 years old. (Thanks to James, of Harrisonburg, Va., for the link.)
Mean Mascot Video Of The Day