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This is pretty damn impressive. Reader Levi Elston says, "Jimmy, I'm a long time Hot Clicks follower, but never thought I would have something worth sending for your Hot Clicks page ... until the Mavs won the NBA championship! My brother Joel is a serious Mavs and Dirk Nowitzki fan. He stated five years ago (2006 NBA Finals) that if Dallas won the championship, he'd dye his hair blonde. Obviously, it didn't happen that year, but apparently that statement never had an expiration date because after the Mavs' Game 6 victory, he changed his hair, facial hair, and eyebrows from dark brown to very blonde. Now, he's a dead-ringer for Dirk Nowitzki! Post some love for Dirk and one of his biggest fans. Here are the before and after pics."
More Mavs And DirkMarcus Ryan of Dallas, says, "Jimmy, I thought you'd appreciate this picture from last Halloween when I went as Dirk. I wore specially-made sweatpants over drywall stilts, which made me more than eight feet tall. The look on kids' faces when I walked around was priceless." Kyle Wilkinson, says, "My friend Jack Johnson (Yes, his name is Jack Johnson, and, no, he doesn't play acoustic guitar. He does play piano, but that is neither here nor there.) is a huge Mavs fan. Last Sunday, he arguably had the best day of his life. It entailed skydiving Sunday morning in his Mavs t-shirt, taking in the Mavs Game 6 victory at a local sports bar, and getting the Mavs logo tattooed on his body. Naturally, he filmed all of it and compiled it into a short tribute film. I think you and the other readers of Hot Clicks will enjoy it."
Tommy John SurgeryWe've all heard that phrase many times, but, chances are, you've never seen the results. Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain had the procedure last Thursday, and Tweeted these pictures today. It ain't pretty.
Lovely Lady Of The Day
Alyssa Campanella :: APChris, of Gilbert, Ari., says, "Are you an American? If so, then you should feature the new Miss USA, Alyssa Campanella. My wife and I both called it early that she would win. While I'm saddened I actually wasted two hours of my life watching this show, the winner was Lovely Lady of the Day worthy." Campanella won the Miss USA pageant on Sunday, and today's she's given LLOD honors.
TroughFew topics in the four-plus year history of Hot Clicks have inspired such a passionate response as the issue of troughs in stadiums. (If you don't know what I'm talking about, read today's A.M. Hot Clicks.) As of 4:30 ET, more than 20,000 of you voted in the trough poll: 59 percent of you have no issues using a trough while 41 percent were opposed to using the trough. Here is a sampling of the e-mails that came in about this controversial topic.
* Bob Mason, of Sacramento.: "When you're buzzed or outright smashed, the trough is just fine. You're thinking too much. Most guys don't give a crap."
* Keith Dubey, of Sterling Heights, Mich.: "Jimmy, you've never seen a trough system in a stadium bathroom until you've been to the Big House in Ann Arbor. Gotta have a way to get those 100,000-plus fans in and out quickly. It's not even a trough per se, more like peeing on the wall and letting it run down into a stream of water, but it does the job! The thing wraps all the around the whole bathroom. Very efficient!"
* Michael Butler, of Colleyville, Texas: "Jimmy, I don't have a link or a picture, but I remember attending a game at the University of South Carolina years ago. As I recall, their men's room had neither elevated troughs nor urinals. It basically featured a trough cut into the floor, so essentially you just peed against the wall and it made its way down. Pretty disgusting."
* Matt Hall: "At least there is a trough at Wrigley. At the Martinsville race track in Virginia, the men's room has a concrete block wall with running water going down it with a trench along the bottom for drainage!"
Lastly, the great trough debate of 2011 prompted a million of you to send in this clip.
Gorilla Video Of The DayHere's your typical break dancing gorilla.
Music Video Of The DayWeird Al takes on Lady Gaga.