Hot Clicks: Oscar nominations, Beyonce in GQ

At The Movies
Silver Linings Playbook :: The Weinstein Company

Oscar nominations were announced this morning, so this gives me a chance to tell you to go see Silver Linings Playbook and Zero Dark Thirty as soon as possible. It also gives me a chance to post this gallery that looks at the history of sports movies and the Academy Awards. I guess Silver Linings Playbook isn't considered a "sports movie," but Robert DeNiro (nominated for Best Supporting Actor) does play a bookie and huge Phiadelphia Eagles fan.
All The News That's Fit To Print
As you know, not a single player was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame yesterday. (But Aaron Sele did get a vote!) The New York Times handled the news in an extremely creative way today.
So Sorry
In honor of ESPN's absurd apology for Brent Musburger, here is a thorough list of all the things the World Wide Leader has issued mea culpas for over the past few years.
Lovely Lady Of The Day
Beyonce :: GQ

Beyonce is gearing up for performing at halftime of the Super Bowl by appearing in this month's GQ.
Referee Billy Kennedy was caught on camera last night telling Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni that he was stalling for a TV commercial even though ESPN was back on the air. The network then cut to a commercial, which made the sequence all the more bizarre.
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Sports Video Of The Day
Hot Clicks' ban on dunks is being lifted today because this is one you haven't seen before. San Diego State guard Jamaal Franklin basically threw an alley-oop to himself FROM THE THREE-POINT LINE against Fresno State last night.

Live TV Video Of The Day
And people thought Brent Musburger went too far...

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