December 16, 2011
Priorities In Line
Adrian Peterson :: David E. Klutho/SI

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With his Vikings a lackluster 2-11 and a left ankle performing at just 85 percent, it makes sense for Adrian Peterson to shut it down for the season and come back strong in 2012. But he has a reason to suit up on Sunday. "It's very important, especially for my fantasy team owners," Peterson told the Minnesota Star Tribune. "They've been giving me a hard time." And speaking for all fantasy owners who are in the playoffs and needs a strong game for Peterson, let me publicly thank AP for thinking of us. Now go out and get us some points!
Today's Tim Tebow News
Panthers receiver Steve Smith said its the Broncos defense that has made them winners and Tebow "wouldn't be on my son's flag football team" ... Jockey Underwear, which Tebow endorses, is giving away $1 million in prizes if the Broncos win the Super Bowl ... Forty students at Riverhead High School in Long Island were caught Tebowing in the school's hallway, which resulted in a one-day suspension for the two kids who organized it.
New York's Top Player?
While Tebow works his magic on the field, Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez is making his presence felt off of it. The Jets quarterback was spotted checking into a New York hotel at 3 a.m. Tuesday with a brunette who stayed until 8:30 the next morning. Two hours later, he was welcoming a pretty blonde into his room at the same hotel. Take that Tim!
Photo Gallery Of The Day
Alison Brie :: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images
Since Community seems to be going away for the foreseeable future, let's honor the lovely Alison Brie in today's Photo Gallery of the Day.
This Is Just Awkward
A Minnesota high school pep rally turned awkward when the captains of the school's varsity teams received a mystery kiss from someone of the opposite sex. Sounds ideal, especially for the captains, except the mystery kissers turned out to be their parents.
This Is Just Gross
Zung Nguyen, a 37-year old defenseman for a men's hockey league in Boston, was suspended for "defecating in opponent's glove following a fight on the ice."
Random Links
Michael Jordan was one of the owners who opposed the (rejected) trade that sent Chris Paul to the Lakers ... In his native Serbia, Novak Djokovic is a bigger deal than the president ... Jermaine Hopkins, who played "Sams" in Lean on Me, was arrested for allegedly buying 200 pounds of marijuana ... Rangers catcher Mike Napoli judged a Hooters bikini contest.
The Hot Clicks Podcast
The outspoken Charles Barkley joined the latest edition of the Hot Clicks Podcast for a chat that covered a wide array of topics. Along with the state of the NBA, David Stern's power trip and the status of Chris Paul and Dwight Howard, we also discussed Barkley's disdain for the over-the-top Tim Tebow coverage, his intense hatred of Skip Bayless, his gambling habits and dieting. Yes, dieting. Barkley is the new spokesman for Weight Watchers. You can listen to the show below or download it here.

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Titans kicker Rob Bironas recruited a bunch of country stars to make his case for the Pro Bowl.

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Saints quarterback Drew Brees appeared on Sesame Street to teach Elmo about the word "measure."

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