October 05, 2012
Here We Go
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Baseball's new playoff format kicks off today with two one-game wild card series. Here are the odds for each game, one of which seems like an easy play in my opinion.

Cardinals: +145
Braves: -165
Over/under: 6.5

Orioles: +165
Rangers: -190
Over/under: 9

As for the rest of the postseason odds, here's a look at the World Series and Pennants.

Odds to win the 2012 World Series
Reds: 5/1
Yankees: 5/1
Nationals: 5/1
Tigers: 6/1
Rangers: 7/1
Athletics: 15/2
Giants: 15/2
Braves: 12/1
Orioles: 15/1
Cardinals: 15/1

Odds to win the 2012 AL Pennant
Yankees: 9/4
Tigers: 11/4
Rangers: 13/4
Athletics: 7/2
Orioles: 7/1

Odds to win the 2012 NL Pennant
Reds: 2/1
Nationals: 9/4
Giants: 3/1
Braves: 13/2
Cardinals: 7/1

Before The Playoffs Begin...
Make sure you check out the funniest photos from the 2012 MLB season.
Where's The "Like" Button?
How would a Facebook conversation between NFL quarterbacks unfold? This hilarious piece (filled with lots of NSFW words) gives us some insight.
Photo Gallery Of The Day
Minka Kelly:: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage
A lot of sites/blogs (like this one and this one) are running "WAGs of the MLB Playoffs" pieces right now. This makes me sad that Minka Kelly is no longer a sports WAG. (Supposedly she's now dating actor Chris Evans, which is OK since Not Another Teen Movie is the most underrated movie of all time, but I digress.) Anyway, let's all remember a one-time Sexiest Woman Alive and all-around beauty.
Eventful Night
After making this sweet catch, Rams wide receiver Danny Amendola injured his shoulder. He then let out his frustrations on his helmet.
Giveaway Of The Day
TOMS Shoes
TOMS Shoes is providing five pairs of sneaker from its college "game day" line. Winners will be able to choose which school they want from its Campus Collection. The first five people to e-mail me (Jimmy_Traina@simail.com) to answer to the following questions win the shoes. You must e-mail me (do not fill out the form at the bottom of this page) and put "CONTEST" in the subject line to be eligible. All answers come from recent editions of Hot Clicks.

1. Which pitcher injured his ankle while celebrating his team clinching a playoff spot?

2. Which college football team's truck his a cow on Wednesday?

3. Who was spraying Ichiro Suzuki with champagne in a recent "Photo of the Day?"

UPDATE: Contest is over. Winners have been e-mailed.
Sports Video Of The Day
This should get you pumped up for the MLB playoffs.

Concert Video Of The Day
How big has Gangnam Style gotten? Just check out this video of PSY's return concert to Seoul. Those people are INTO IT! (Thanks to my colleague and Tweeter extraordinaire, Bryan Graham, for the tip.)

Jimmy Kimmel Video Of The Day
Here is the latest installment of This Week in Unnecessary Censorship.

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