Hot Clicks: What athletes are most, least thankful for in sports, pop culture

Giving Thanks In The Hot Clicks Way
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With the Thanksgiving holiday here, I asked several athletes, celebrities and "Friends of Hot Clicks" to let us know what they are most thankful for in sports and pop culture and what they are least thankful for in sports and pop culture. (You can thank Logan Morrison for the Katy Perry picture above). Their amusing responses are below. Each person's name is also linked to their Twitter page. Give them (and me) a follow. They deserve it for helping me out.

Logan Morrison, Marlins outfielder

Most Thankful, Sports: LeBron James' receding hairline. It gives me the confidence to be myself, no matter what.

Least Thankful, Sports: The NHL lockout. I've grown to really love the game and have been lucky enough to get to know a handful of NHL players. It's tough to see them going through this mess. Want to see them back on the ice ASAP!

Most Thankful, Pop Culture: Katy Perry's big, round, gorgeous....eyes. They're literally captivating.

Least Thankful, Pop Culture: Justin Bieber's alleged sex tape. No 16-year-old should be filming themselves having sex. There's no way there any good at it, and it probably only lasted 60 seconds from the stripdown to clean up.

Evan Longoria, Rays third baseman

Most Thankful, Sports: My career.

Least Thankful, Sports: My 2012 fantasy football draft class.

Most Thankful, Pop Culture: Call Of Duty, Black OPS.

Least Thankful, Pop Culture: Stupid sites like TMZ and Perez Hilton.

Jaime Edmondson, Model, former Dolphins cheerleader

Most Thankful, Sports: Football on Sundays, because otherwise people may expect me to do domesticated activities, but football is a built-in excuse not to.

Least Thankful, Sports: ESPN's non-stop desire to s--- off Tim Tebow. Also, cleat chasers who shamelessly attempt to take my man away from me even when I'm sitting right next to him.

Most Thankful, Pop Culture: Movies, books, TV shows like Vampire Diaries, Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Twilight and Once Upon a Time, so I can pretend to live in a fantasy world even though allegedly I am an adult.

Least Thankful, Pop Culture: I would say I am least thankful for the Kardashians. They are nails on a chalkboard.

Brett Anderson, A's pitcher

Most Thankful, Sports:: Coco Crisp robbing Prince Fielder of a home run in Game 3 of the ALDS.

Least Thankful, Sports: The way to BCS title game is shaping up, Notre Dame vs. a one-loss SEC team.

Most Thankful, Pop Culture: The election being over.

Least Thankful, Pop Culture: Apple making more products I don't need but will probably get anyway.

Connor Barwin, Texans linebacker

Most Thankful, Sports: Wade Phillips and his weekly gems on Twitter as @sonofbum. Rasheed Wallace being back in the NBA.

Least Thankful, Sports: Arbitrary NFL fines, Rockets games not being on TV in Houston, Tigers losing in the World Series.

Most Thankful, Pop Culture: Girls in Lulu lemon yoga pants, group text, Workaholics and Gen. Petraeus having an affair, which somehow managed to bring more attention to the ongoing war in Afghanistan than both Presidential candidates managed to do in an entire year of campaigning.

Least Thankful, Pop Culture: Frog shoes/five-finger shoes or whatever you call those things. Vampire/Zombie movies.

Carlos Bocanegra, U.S. soccer captain

Most Thankful, Sports: Being part of the U.S. National Team.

Least Thankful, Sports: Losing to Brazil 3-2 in the Fifa Confederation's Cup Final.

Most Thankful, Pop Culture: Anything from Apple. Nandos app.

Least Thankful, Pop Culture: Michael Bublé. And my dumb ass not being able to sign into a Yahoo account to play in my fantasy football league!

Maria Menonous, Host of Extra

Most Thankful, Sports: Tom Brady's health and the mind of Bill Belichick.

Least Thankful, Sports: Gronk's fractured arm.

Most Thankful, Pop Culture: The movie Argo. The success of my Afterbuzz TV network (12 million listeners a week!).

Least Thankful, Pop Culture: Walking Dead killing off Sarah Wayne Callies' character! Loved her.

Geoff Schwartz, Vikings offensive lineman

Most Thankful, Sports: Twitter. It's the best. Get my sports news right away, interact with fans, promote your brand.

Least Thankful, Sports: Halftime/Mid-game interviews of coaches and players. I watch lots of sports and not once have I ever gotten any useful information from these. They are worthless.

Most Thankful, Pop Culture: Creative people who post hilarious content online that makes me laugh everyday.

Least Thankful, Pop Culture: Reality TV. Just too much of it. It used to be cool, now it's just drawn out.

Scott Porter, Actor

Most Thankful, Sports: Peyton Manning in Orange and Blue.

Least Thankful, Sports: Dwight Howard in Purple and Gold.

Most Thankful, Pop Culture: The Walking Dead, Season Three.

Least Thankful, Pop Culture: Rihanna's new jam.

Paul "BizNasty" Bissonnette, Coyotes defenseman

Most Thankful, Sports: Women's tennis groans.

Least Thankful, Sports: Greedy sports owners.

Most Thankful, Pop Culture: The upcoming Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on CBS Dec. 4.

Least Thankful, Pop Culture: The American Music Awards. They were painful. Kids these days don't even know what music is. It's junk and it's getting worse.

Andy Roddick, Retired tennis player, radio host

Most Thankful, Sports: Fantasy football (but not this year).

Least Thankful, Sports: Having to say goodbye.

Most Thankful, Pop Culture: Tosh.0.

Least Thankful, Pop Culture: Any show ending in "Housewives."

Brooklyn Decker, Model, actress

Most Thankful, Sports: The cotton candy at baseball games.

Least Thankful, Sports: The saying "there's always next year" (ahem, Carolina Panthers).

Most Thankful, Pop Culture: Twitter.

Least Thankful, Pop Culture: Twitter.

Chrissy Teigen, Model, Twitter superstar

Most Thankful, Sports: Fried food.

Least Thankful, Sports: The Jets.

Most Thankful, Pop Culture: The Real Housewives. (I knew there was life after 50.)

Least Thankful, Pop Culture: Gangham Style.

John Legend, Singer

Most Thankful, Sports: SlingBox/SlingPlayer.

Least Thankful, Sports: Ohio State not eligible for bowl game because of tattoos.

Most Thankful, Pop Culture: Breaking Bad.

Least Thankful, Pop Culture: Autotune still hasn't died, despite Jay's demands..

Drew Butler, Steelers punter

Most Thankful, Sports: I am thankful for Hot Clicks. Yes this is a brown-nose comment, but it's the best one stop shop (twice-a-day) for all the sports/culture news that gets me through the day. 'Preciate it, Jimmy.

Least Thankful, Sports: I am unthankful that there isn't a Hot Clicks app. I know you get this comment/e-mail daily from your readers, but that should tell you something. Get it together, Traina.

Most Thankful, Pop Culture: I am thankful for BizNasty's twitter account. Simply put, the guy is a legend. Always a good timeline to scroll through.

Least Thankful, Pop Culture: I am unthankful for bad "rolls" at burrito restaurants. This isn't sports/pop culture related, but burrito restaurants are now a staple in society. Ordering a delicious burrito, only to have it sabotaged and poorly crafted, really can ruin what was a great day.

Tom Crabtree, Packers tight end

Most Thankful, Sports: Balls. Where would most sports be without balls?

Least Thankful, Sports: Fatigue during sports. Sports are hard.

Most Thankful, Pop Culture: Rock and roll! And House Hunters on HGTV.

Least Thankful, Pop Culture: The Seinfeld finale (still no closure).

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