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In case you missed it, SI put together an extensive set of lists, photos and other fun stuff to celebrate the end of the decade. Here are some of the highlights: Peter King gave away some NFL awards and Joe Posnanski honored some of the decade's best in baseball.Jon Heyman also had a fun baseball piece looking at the decade's best trades, best/worst free agent acquisitions and more while Ian Thomsendid the same for the NBA. I also enjoyed the signature moments of the decade in college basketball which has a bunch of good videos. If failure is your thing, take a look at the biggest flops of the 2000s (cough, Barry Zito). I couldn't disagree more with Damon Hack's decision to make Phil Jackson the coach of the decade over Bill Belichick, though I'll likely name my first son Bill Belichick Gray, so my opinion isn't exactly neutral. But this is Hot Clicks, so if there's one piece you must check out it's the best moments in pop culture including the debut of Friday Night Lights starring the beautiful Minka Kelly (aka - the future Mrs. Jeter).
Minka Kelly Among the Decade's Best
Minka Kelly:: Toby Canham/Getty Images
Yesterday we showed you some of the top Christmas gifts of the 1990s. Not to be outdone, The Legend of Cecilio Guante looks at the best sports gifts of yesteryear, including my favorite beach game of all time, Kadima.
More Presents From the Past
This locker room interview with Derek Fisher appears to be like every other locker room interview you've ever seen. Except for the sudden appearance of a full moon -- courtesy of Shannon Brown -- over the interviewer's left shoulder. Between Brown and Tommy Kelly's accidental exposure, this has been a great week for the ladies.
For the Ladies
If you didn't see the gruesome injury to Texas A&M senior guard Derrick Roland, I suggest you keep it that way (but if you need to look, here it is). If you are the type of person who can watch this stuff all day, Popcrunch has collected videos of the worst football injuries including Lawrence Taylor's famous 1982 sack of Joe Theismann. As you can see above, the hit did not stop LT from making it to Canton.
Ugly Injury Watch
Lawrence Taylor:: AFP/Getty Images
There are two kinds of people in this world -- those who like Dane Cook and those who find him incredibly annoying. If you're part of the latter group, you'll be glad to know his Christmas tree was infected by poisonous spiders.
To get you in the Christmas mood, here are the 15 scariest Santas of all time ... These are some awful Christmas ornaments ... Good luck to Drew Stanton as he starts his first NFL game on Sunday. Let's hope its nearly as much fun as he had in college ... LeRoy Butler had some unpleasant things to say about his former teammate, Brett Favre ... Here are 10 Festivus foods for the holiday season.
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When I heard about the Karate Kid remake starring Will Smith's son, I thought it was a terrible idea. Judging by this trailer, my opinion hasn't changed.
Bad Idea of the Day Video
Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins have broken up after 23 years. On the bright side, it gives me an excuse to show Andy Dufresne's daring escape from prison in The Shawshank Redemption.
Shawshank Video of the Day