NFL Cheerleaders :: Stewart Shining/SI
The whole NFL vs. NCAA football debate has been done to death. But Fan IQ figured out a way to make us pay attention to it today -- use cheerleaders. And if you need more of a sample, we have NFL cheerleaders here and college cheerleaders here. And Maxim.com does its part to help out, as does All Balls.
Mondesi's House has come up with a great way to test your NFL knowledge. Can you figure out whether these players are on a current roster or not?
We'll pass on making the obvious joke about Michael Jordan being too old for Michael Jackson, and just present this surreal clip of the Gloved One teaching His Airness how to dance.
We have a secret to share. We know it's gonna turn a lot of you off and you'll probably stop reading Hot Clicks from now on, but we're just gonna say it -- We love Chris Berman. He's bashed throughout the World Wide Web, but we don't care. We like the corny nicknames, we think Primetime is the greatest studio show in the history of sports television and he reminds us of our youth. Sure, we could do without the "back, back, backs," but nobody's perfect. The other thing we love about Berman is the Swami. He was one of the first people to go television and actually acknowledge the spread while picking NFL games. So with that, we'd like to congratulate Berman on 30 years of the Swami.
Mrs. Davis, Sarah Palin :: AP
Yesterday, we discussed an e-mail we received from Mike, of Columbia, S.C., who said Sarah Palin looks like Mrs. Davis, the teacher/stripper from Varsity Blues. We mentioned that we couldn't find a photo from the movie, but, of course, you guys came through. Lenny, of Roanoke, Va., sent us this one. Bill Jentsch, of Bloomfield, N.J., and Jim Haron, of Toronto, passed along this link. And Lucas Nurmi, of Seattle, e-mailed another. We also got some more e-mails on the subject. Twayne, of St Louis, wrote, "Oh, come on man, that chick from Varsity Blues isn't even close to looking like Sarah Palin. Google Annie Potts, man. You remember, the red head from Ghostbusters. She could really be Palin's sister." Mike, of Girard, Ohio, said "Palin looks like the mom from Malcolm in the Middle." Don, of Cincinnati, said "I can't believe you haven't mentioned it yet, but the first person that popped into my head was Tina Fey. Look at this and this." Lastly, Brahsome.com chimed in with "Dude, everyone knows that Palin looks like Dr. Melfi."
A guy who's a dead ringer for Joba Chamberlain has been busted for impersonating the Yankees pitcher. And the culprit doesn't even sound too upset about getting arrested, judging by this quote: "It was joke that got out of hand. Obviously, I know I am not him. But for the 15 minutes of fame ... it is what it is."
Uncoached.com honors the best television characters who were athletes.
How would NFL players answer the question, "Why did the chicken cross the road?" NEPatriotsDraft.com has some ideas.
The Onion takes on Brett Favre.
USC Song Girls:: Andy Altenburger/Icon SMI
YOU can rent a USC Song Girl ... Arian Foster wants to open a "philosophy store" ... Phelps does fantasy with Brooklyn Decker ... Video: Beach faceplant.
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Via the World of Isaac comes this clip from last night's U.S. Open. The New York fans -- not fans of Novak Djokovic (maybe we had something to do with it.) Make sure you stick around til the end, when the announcer begs for some applause and gets even more boos.
And it takes place during a boxing match. (Thanks to Matt, of St. Louis, for sending us the link.) Update, 12:33 p.m.: Our complete ignorance when it comes to MMA has been exposed. Chris Kinda, of Baltimore, Russell, of Germantown, Md., and Marcus, of Montreal, e-mailed to tell us the video is from an MMA fight.
In the interest of being fair and balanced, we figured we'd follow up that last video with this one.