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Earlier this month, I gave you a glimpse into what my inbox looks like, and the response was overwhelmingly positive. So, once again, here is an edition of Hot Clicks that features nothing but e-mails -- the good, bad, and bizarre from readers. My comments to some of the e-mails are italicized in parenthesis.* The definitive Sarge Matthews hat collection.
The Hot Clicks Mailbag
Brittany Dasani :: Ryan O'Nash
LET'S START WITH THE GOOD STUFF
"Hi, Jimmy. My name is Rose C.E.O of Roseay Models and I am e-mailing you in regards to our client, Brittany Dasani, who would love to be part of your publication. We feel that she fits Sports Illustrated and would love to work with you on any future projects you may have. Please feel free to contact me at any time."
(I assume by "publication," Brittany wants to be in the Swimsuit issue, but, unfortunately, the people in that department don't consult with me, so all I can do is feature her in Hot Clicks.)
ANOTHER LLOD REQUEST
J.T. Phelps, of Akron, Ohio, says, "Jimmy, again, I must make a plea for middle-aged men across the United States. Marie Osmond, all 51 years of her, is still a fabulous babe. Don't ignore the middle-aged demographic, Jimmy! Men of a Certain Age is a hit on TNT for a reason. Marie Osmond will be a hit as the LLOD for that same reason. Trust me, Jimmy. When all your young guy readers hit middle-aged, they'll wish their woman looked half as good as Marie."
("Men of a Certain Age" was cancelled last week.)
SOME SPORTS LINKS E-MAILED TO ME THAT MISSED THE CUT EARLIER
* Thirty awesome sports-themed caskets.
* A follow-up on the guy that has the WWE belt tattooed on his stomach.
AND A VIDEO
Matt Smyth, of London, Ontario, Canada, says, "Hey, Jimmy! Love what you are doing. Hot Clicks really helps me and my co-workers get through the daily grind. You'd probably agree that if you like Hot Clicks, then you probably like fast cars to go along with sports, humor and beautiful women. This is a clip I found of a guy taking his Corvette for a spin around Laguna Seca with his mom in the passenger seat. Skip ahead to the 5:00-minute mark when the squealing begins."
OF COURSE TRESSEL DID THAT
(Unfortunately, I deleted this e-mail by accident and can't retrieve the name of the person who sent it. If the sender is reading this, e-mail me and I'll put your name in.)
A reader says, "I saw your item in Hot Clicks about the Nicest Football Coach, and I wanted to share with you something I did in early 2009. I found out I was having a little boy in late 2008 and I am a huge college football fan. I live in North Carolina so I figured I would e-mail ACC schools and just request anything from their football program to be sent for my son, Kaiden. I assumed that I would get a 'thanks for your support' type letter back, but I ended up getting a autographed picture from Duke and Clemson within two weeks. So I ended up e-mailing every FBS, FCS, and Division II school, and before my son was born, we received 62 items from different schools across college football. He got personalized letters coaches and even a recruitment brochure from Jim Tressel."
I'M NOT A MAGAZINE CUSTOMER SERVICE REP
Joshua Grubb-Johnson, of Knoxville, Tenn., says, "I am a subscriber to SI and I have not gotten any of the Swimsuit editions. So what I am trying to say is can you send me some please. P.S., Can it be the sexiest ones you got please and thank you?"
I WANT TO INTERVIEW THIS GUY (IF HE'S TELLING THE TRUTH)
David, of London, says, "Hi, Jimmy. First off, love the column. I know you're a huge Friday Night Lights fan (watched the first season myself) but the guy who watched the lot over 18 days isn't that impressive. I once watched 60 episodes of the West Wing in four days and me and two of my friends once watched Season's 1-4 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (76 episodes x 43 minutes per episode non-stop, and no sleep.")
THIS KID HAS MOVES
Matt, of Toronto, says, "Hey, Jimmy. Longtime reader, and I love your column. I wouldn't normally send in a video of my own kid, but check out the celebration dance at the 4:40 mark. My 3-year-old son outdrove my 10-year-old daughter...the dance is too much. After that, he beats her in a highest shot and hardest swing competition."
Benjamin Ray, of Florence, Alabama, says, "Jimmy, long-time reader. Can you feature the lovely Alex Morgan in Hot Clicks in the near feature? I think she is gorgeous. I even asked her to my fraternity's winter formal via Twitter, but she never replied. So I'm taking that as a no. Think you can help a guy out?
HOT CLICKS EDUCATES
Glen Glater, of Natick, Mass., says, "The Duran Duran cover of Hungry Like the Wolf done by the Alter Kakers that was in Hot Clicks? Alter Kaker in Yiddish means 'old fart.'"
THIS HATER WANTS A POLL
Erwin, of Regina, says, "First of all, Hot Clicks in general is a fun site. I do admit, I like some of the items. Four things annoy me, though. 1) The constant Friday Night Lights promotion. It's a decent show, but you don't have to remind us of that two times a day. 2) The Yankees are the most hated team in baseball. Being such an obvious fan rubs a lot of people the wrong way. 3) Erin Andrews is not that hot. Please leave your creepy fascination out of this site. 4) Stop promoting yourself on Twitter. I looked at it, and really, you're not that interesting. Just some words of advice: Why don't you put a poll together to see what the readers find the most annoying one out of the four I just listed?
"(Poll is below. Follow me on Twitter and check out this greatErin Andrews clip.)
AT LEAST HE DIDN'T ACCUSE ME OF OVERPROMOTING THE HOT CLICKS PODCAST
If you missed it in today's A.M. Hot Clicks, the newest edition of the Hot Clicks Podcast is this funny interview I did with A's pitcher Brandon McCarthy and his wife, Amanda.