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Hot Clicks: Scott Van Pelt comments on Howard Stern prank call


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Since Scott Van Pelt felt the wratch of Captain Janks last night, as highlighted in today's A.M. Hot Clicks, I figured it would be interesting to get the anchor's reaction. Van Pelt, who revealed he's a Howard Stern fan and grew up listening to the legendary radio host on Washington's D.C. 101 station, said, "Many of the most respected anchors in the business, folks far more respected than me, have been on the wrong end of Howard's loyal following. Here's a little-known fact. I was on the receiving end [of a prank call] back in the day at The Golf Channel. So, I believe this places me in rarified air. How many people have twice on live TV heard the dreaded words 'Howard Stern'? I'm just bummed that my 'Hi, YouTube' comment was not caught on camera, because I knew that's where this moment was headed."

Scott Speaks

Scott Van Pelt :: ESPN

While checking out (and laughing at) this picture of Tim Tebow on, I saw this story (and another great photoshop) about Cardinals reliever Ryan Franklin, who isn't a fan of Major League Baseball banning guns in the locker room. That's right. Isn't a fan of the ban.

Franklin Likes His Firearms

Is a Star Wars character about to become Ole Miss' new mascot?

This Will Intimidate Opponents

Brett Bornstein, of Plainview, N.Y., says, "Jimmy, I know you've featured Alessandra Ambrosio before in Hot Clicks, but I don't think she's ever gotten Lovely Lady of the Day honors. I think she should after seeing this."

Lovely Lady Of The Day

Alessandra Ambrosio :: Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images

It didn't happen to a player, it happened to a manager.

Spring Training Injury Of The Day

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The Situation from Jersey Shore just did a photo shoot with Bar Refaeli, but nothing I write about it can be as good as Warming Glow's take.


Thanks to CreateSpace DVD on Demand and Team Marketing (on, I have five DVD copies of the 2010 Daytona 500 as well as the first ever broadcast of the Daytona 500 in 1976. The first five people to e-mail me the answer to this question get one copy of each: "What is the name of the charity event where Tucker Haas sang Boom, Boom, Pow?"

UPDATE, 4:57 p.m.: DVDs are gone. Thanks for playing.

Giveaway Of The Day

Will be given away Friday to someone on the Hot Clicks Facebook Fan Page. You can join here. If you're already part of the Facebook "group" page, you'll still need to "become a fan" of this page, because the group will be going away soon.

Brooklyn Decker Signed Swimsuit Issue...

Ludacris has a new song out, titled Sexting. He uses the infamous Tiger Woods voicemail at the beginning and goes out to mock Tiger about other things. (Warning: There is an F-bomb in the song.) (Thanks Mike Bryan, of Bethesda, Md., for the link.)

Music Video Of The Day

This video is titled "Born This Way." It highlights the difference between men and women. I'm only posting this for the humor value, so please don't e-mail me saying I'm sexist. I didn't make the video, I just laughed while watching it. (Thanks to Jeff Sorensen, of Salt Lake City, Utah, for the link.)

Battle Of The Sexes Video Of The Day