June 05, 2012
He Sucked, But That's Not A Knock
Jonathan Papelbon :: AP

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Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon blew a 3-3 game in the ninth inning last night and took the loss against the Dodgers. Paps thought he was squeezed on a couple of calls, so he ripped home plate umpire D.J. Reyburn after the game. Papelbon, however, tried to play both sides of the fence including qoutes such as "I thought he was terrible," "I thought he sucked," and "He probably needs to go back to Triple A," along with "That's not a knock on him, and "When you don't do a good job you should be demoted or fired."
Thanks, Gregg
Last night's Thunder-Spurs game gave you reason No. 9,026 why in-game interviews with coaches are a complete waste of time.
Target Practice
When Louisville football players use the urinals in their locker room from now on, they'll have something to aim at.
Photo Gallery Of The Day
Pia Toscano :: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic
Former American Idol contestant (and absolute beauty) Pia Toscano has sung the national anthem before each L.A. Kings home playoff game this season. Since the Stanley Cup is on the verge of ending Wednesday, I figured I should feature her in Hot Clicks while I still had the chance. (Thanks to Zip, of Kitchener, Ontario, for the tip.)
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Giveaway Of The Day
I have five copies of Season 1 of Showtime's Episodes, starring Matt LeBlanc, to give away. First five people to e-mail me the correct answers to these two questions win the DVD. You must e-mail me (Jimmy_Traina@simail.com) the answers and put "Contest" in the subject line. Do not fill out the forme below. All answers come from recent editions of Hot Clicks.

1. What song does Bartolo Colon listen to before each of his starts?

2. How much does DeShawn Stevenson charge as a withdrawl fee for use of the ATM in his kitchen?

3. Soccer fans from what country where recently put on eBay for Euro 2012?

UPDATE, 3:07 pm: Contest is over. Winners have been e-mailed. Answers were 1) Set Fire to the Rain; 2) $4.50; 3) Belgium.
Sports Video Of The Day
No offense to this A's fan, but you don't get credit for catching a foul ball while on the phone if you are using a glove.

Caller ID Video Of The Day
This comedy sketch, with very strong language, examines how we store people into our phones. (Thanks to Bobby Street, of Los Angeles, for the video.)

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