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ESPN officially fired Hank Williams Jr. this morning, so he will no longer sing at the beginning of Monday Night Football each week. Hopefully, you'll still tune in for the game, but who knows? In an amusing twist, however, Williams claims he quit. Again, who knows. More importantly, who cares. Anyway, if you want to see a classic Saturday Night Live skit in which Chris Farley plays Williams, click here. (Thanks to Scott Stafford, of Smyrna, Ga., for the link.)


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As points out, one advantage Major League Baseball has over the NFL is entrance/at-bat music. So the site is imagining what tunes certain football players would use for their theme music.

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The NHL season kicks off tonight, so there's no better way to celebrate than with video of a player doing some bad karaoke. Here's new Florida Panthers forwardKris Versteeg in action. ... James, of Hartford, wants to see this very cool 2011 playoff montage in Hot Clicks. ... Matt L., of Richmond Hill, Canada, wants to see this 2010-11 season highlights video in Hot Clicks. ... And in case you missed it, here is a must-listen (if I do say so myself) podcast I did with Coyotes forward Paul Bissonnette a couple of weeks ago.

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Randy, of Columbus, Ohio, says, "Jimmy, Nadine Velazquez as this afternoon's LLOD. Plus, tonight is the season premier of The League, which she is on, so it's only appropriate to honor her." We like The League, so this is a done deal.

Lovely Lady Of The Day

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Redskins tight end (and now fullback) Chris Cooley caused a stir by saying the following about Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and Dallas' loss Sunday to the Lions: "It's hilarious to watch him throw pick-sixes, too, back-to-back. I loved it." I spoke to Cooley on the latest edition of The Hot Clicks Podcast about whether he has any personal issues with Romo, if he dislikes the Cowboys more than the Eagles and Giants, his new role as a part-time fullback, fantasy football (he just picked up teammate Ryan Torain), other NFL topics and more. Listen below or download the podcast here.

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Here's a pretty damn creative ode dedicated to the Philadelphia Eagles set to the Eagles classic song, Desperado. (Thanks to Bryce, of Sacramento, for the video.)

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