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We've always liked ESPN anchor Bob Ley. Those feelings only increased today after seeing this clip of Ley reciting the lyrics to Jay Z's Blow the Whistle while discussing the DeShawn Stevenson-LeBron James feud. We wonder if Bob has filled out his bracket in this Jay Z song tournament. (Thanks to Dowell, of The Borough, for the link.)
Bob Ley :: AP
Check out the bruise White Sox reliever Jesse Crain ended up with after Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez hit a line drive off his midsection last week.
Photo Of The Day
Remember former NBA player Rony Seikaly? Of course you do. Allow me to share with you the first two paragraphs of a PR e-mail that was sent out today:
"Rony Seikaly - former NBA and current DJ and Production Superstar announces a brand new single Take Me Higher. Released digitally through Eric Morillo's venerable Subliminal Records imprint, the track will be available through iTunes, Beatport and Traxsource June 28th.
Sure to be a summer dancefloor staple, Seikaly expertly combines thumping rhythms, ascendant synths and soaring vocals on Take Me Higher."
If you'd like to listen, here isTake Me Higher.
You Really Don't Want To Get "Higher"
Any Rony Seikaly mention automatically means his ex-wife and SI Swimsuit model, Elsa Benitez, has to be featured. So, Elsa gets today's LLOD honors.
Lovely Lady Of The Day
Elsa Benitez :: Walter Iooss Jr./SI
Worst Person Of The Day
An anonymous reader (I hate those, by the way. Put your name and e-mail address on your e-mails to me please.) says, "URGENT! How did you not feature this clip ofRachel McAdams from the Stanley Cup finals in the A.M. edition? Hopefully this gets to you before the P.M. edition."
Packers linebacker Clay Matthews attended in the CMT Awards last night. He wore Walmart. ... Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnsonwants you to wear your seat belt. ... If you live in Baltimore, outfielder Adam Jonesmight be in your pool. ... Texans wide receiver David Andersonis sad about the lack of good mail these days. ...
Today On Twitter
In Tuesday's A.M. Hot Clicks, I highlighted a story about a Mets fan who was kicked out of the stadium for promoting his blog on a sign. I then encouraged Hot Clicks Nation to plug Hot Clicks on signs they bring to stadiums. Aaron Chin, of Davis, Calif., was the first to come through. He says, "Hi, Jimmy. I took my daughter to the Giants game and she wanted to make a sign for Brian Wilson (her favorite player), so naturally I wanted to add 'SI.com Hot Clicks' on to it. Wilson ended up not pitching, but we still had a great time (my daughter got a foul ball and got on TV) and showed our sign for everyone to see how much my daughter loves Brian Wilson and how much I love Hot Clicks. The Giants didn't seem to have a stick up their you know where and didn't hassle me over the sign. PS. If the sign looks like a kindergartener wrote it, it's because a kindergartener did write it!" I don't care who wrote it. It's the thought that counts. On a side note, I'll be in Chicago late next week for Yankees-Cubs at Wrigley Field. (Hoping to go to Friday's and Saturday's game). I toyed with the idea of bringing my own Hot Clicks sign, but then realized that might be too douchey.
Hot Clicks Fan Of The Day
The NFL Network's Rich Eisen joined me on the latest edition. Listen below or download it.
The Hot Clicks Podcast
Cardinals wide receiver Steve Breaston riffs on the NFL lockout via a poem.
Sports Video Of The Day
Andrew Gibson, of San Diego, says, "Hey, Jimmy, to go along with the cute kid theme from today's A.M. Hot Clicks, this kid was on last night's America's Got Talent. My wife fell in love with him before he even started dancing."
Another Cute Kid Video Of The Day