Hot Clicks: Lucy Pinder, Indy 500, celebrities at Lakers game
Lucy Pinder :: David Lodge/Getty Images
I'll be honest with you, I know nothing about NASCAR, Indy Car, F1 or any other racing leagues. In fact, I know nothing about cars. I consider it a success each morning when I put my key in the ignition, turn it and the car starts. That's the extent of my car knowledge. But, I do that the Indianapolis 500 is synonymous with Memorial Day weekend. Now, since I can't possibly say anything half intelligent about the race, I'll just link to this gallery of 56 Insanely Hot Race Car Grid Girls, which includes Lucy Pinder. Another big sporting event that kicks off this weekend is the French Open. Cuzoogle has posted the odds (and some photos) for the ladies side of the draw.
With Terminator Salvation and Star Trek now in theaters, Bleacher Report is re-imagining sci-fi classics by putting athletes in key roles.
Home Run Derby shows us that names aren't the only thing fans put on the back of their baseball jerseys.
John Cena, Shane McMahon
Have you ever wondered why Chuck Taylors are called Chuck Taylors? If so, you're in luck. Mental Floss looks at how nine famous sneakers got their name.
New York Giants offensive lineman Dave Diehl recently performed at a comedy club in New York. I don't know much about his act, except for the details provided by Sports Rubbish. But all anyone needs to know is that Diehl mocked Brett Favre.
As I wrap up the links section, it would be a travesty for me not to properly honor the unofficial beginning of summer, Memorial Day weekend. So here is a list of The 101 Sweetest Things About Summer. Lots of sports-related activities are featured, such as the MLB All-Star Game, badminton, playing Frisbee, softball, surfing and Wimbledon. "Bikinis" also made the cut, which gives me an excuse to link to this in-depth piece on bikini competitions.
Daniel Williams, of Nicholasville, Kent., said, "Jimmy, I love Hot Clicks and read it everyday. Thanks for all the great work you do! A couple months ago I sent you an e-mail about Courtney Lee from my beloved Western Kentucky University. Well, Wednesday night he dunked on THE LeBron James. Here is the link. Of course, ESPN didn't show the highlight at all because anything that makes the King look bad can't be shown. Could you please post this video and show James getting shown up by a Hilltopper? Go Tops!" Since it's a holiday weekend -- and Marv Albert does the play-by-play, I'll honor this request.
Memo to the New York Yankees: Get rid of the lame and tired YMCA bit, kill the Cotton Eyed-Joe nonsense and stop with the stupid "which subway will finish first" game. Just hire this kid to entertain the crowd in between each inning. Now! (Thanks to Stefan, of Toronto, for the link.)
I would love to interview any person who actually bought a car from these two people. (Thanks to Hillis Waymer, of Decatur, Ga., for the link.)