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If you missed Heath Bell's entrance into last night's All-Star Game, it's definitely worth checking out. ... So is his postgame press conference. ... Speaking of postgame press conferences, here's a great clip of Prince Fielder and his son reacting to a nasty beverage. ... Did you see Brian Wilson's funky cleats?
Heath Bell :: AP
If you tuned in last night and immediately wondered what was going on with Joe Buck's voice, the answer is this: He's recovering from having nerve ailment in his left vocal cord. That's not an excuse, however, for this error. It also didn't stop Justin Timberlakefrom busting Buck's chops during this funny in-game interview.
"If that man was on fire and I had to piss to put him out, I wouldn't do it. I hate him and will never respect him." That's Steelers linebacker James Harrison, in a new interview, on NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
Let's Play The Feud
I know Mila Kunisgot a run in Hot Clicks, but this photoshoot fromGQ just came out, and since she did such a good deed for the Marine, she deserves to be featured twice in one week. I doubt you'll complain.
Photo Gallery Of The Day
Mila Kunis :: GQ
Ohio State Fans + Funeral = This.
Photo Of The Day
Garret Olsen, of Madison, Wis., says, "Jimmy, I'm sorry for hurting your feelings and not listening to you when you repeatedly told me to watch Friday Night Lights. I have just finished Season 1 on Netflix instant watch. I will do everything you tell me to do from now on. Except like the Yankees. Or Derek Jeter." That's fair. Sadly, for those of you who've watched the series all along, you know that the final episode of the series airs this Friday on NBC. I've already seen it on DirecTV and it's tremendous. There will be a big Friday Night Lights package on SI.com this Friday to celebrate the series. As part of it, I'm interviewing Connie Britton (aka Tami Taylor) this afternoon. If you have any questions you'd like me to ask her, please send them along. To hold you over, here's a new interview with Kyle Chandler. (Thanks to Mark, of San Antonio, for the link.)
The End Is Near
I have one copy of The Official MLB Opus (retailing for $300) to give away. What is that, you ask? Here's the description: "The Official Major League Baseball Opus tracks the development of the game over the past 150 years filled with key moments, statistics and profiles of baseball legends on a scale never before seen in such a large and stunning format. Measuring 18"x13" and weighing an astonishing 26 pounds, the Opus is the most definitive sports publication ever produced!" You can get more information here. The first person to e-mail me the answer to these questions get the book. You must e-mail me the answers (Jimmy_Traina@simail.com) and put "Contest" in the subject line. Do not fill out the form below. All answers come from recent editions of Hot Clicks.
1. Which fast food chain recently offered Dwyane Wade a job?
2. Which NBA player is currently hosting a comedy tour?
3. A female fan recently got the logo of which NBA team tattooed on her leg?
4. Which NBA player recently described what it was like to walk in on his parents having sex when he was 8-year-old?
5. Which NBA player recently Tweeted about "the state of Orlando?"
UPDATE, 2:05 p.m.: Contest is over. Mario Di Lorenzo is the winner. Answers were 1) Kentucky Fried Chicken; 2) Ron Artest; 3) Oklahoma City Thunder; 4) Ron Artest; 5) Gilbert Arenas. On a side note, Metta World Peace would've been acceptable, as well.
Giveaway Of The Day
Official MLB Opus
The Franchise: A Season with the San Francisco Giants debuts tonight on Showtime at 10 p.m. ET. I was fortunate enough to see a screening yesterday and the show is definitely worth watching. The overall tone is a little more serious than Hard Knocks in that it gives you a good look at just how often baseball players are on the road and how that impacts families. But don't worry, there's also plenty of Brian Wilson magic. The episode that airs tonight covers the injury to catcher Buster Posey. I asked Showtime to make the clip below -- which gives you a super, up-close look at the catcher's ankle after surgery -- available to Hot Clicks Nation and they were kind enough to do so. Warning: This will gross you out a little.
Sports Video Of The Day
You'll click the play button no matter what I write, so I'm not writing anything.
Kate Upton And Erin Andrews Video Of The Day