Is This The Year?
The Chicago Cubs begin their quest to end a 100-year championship drought at 6:37 p.m., ET. If the Loveable Losers clinch any series in the Windy City, however, fans wanting to celebrate with an adult beverage are gonna be out of luck. In other Cubs news, here's your guide for jumping on the team's bandwagon. Here's something for those of you who need a refresher on all of the jinxes and bad things that have doomed the franchise. And here's a piece on a brand new Cubs jinx -- the jinx of Dick Stockton. Lastly, for those of you who just want to see hot chicks in Cubs jerseys, here's one more photo of Anne V in bodypaint, and here are several shots of Marisa Miller, who visited Wrigley earlier this season.
The Boston Globe issued an apology yesterday for a photo that appeared in its Sunday paper. The picture showed Patriots third-string quarterback Kevin O'Connell wearing a wristband that had a dirty phrase written on it. In other odd Boston media news, Mike, of Wallingford, Conn., told us about this gem: "I would never think to come across this on NESN's Web site ... it's an error message but notice the picture? Kind of 'unpatriotic' wouldn't you say?"
Two More Unusual Catches
If you haven't seen the Al Davis press conference from yesterday, we strongly urge you to check it out. Davis' rare public appearance prompted Karl, of Los Angeles, to ask "Is it just me, or does Al Davis look like the guy from the Saw movies (top left)?" Wesley Dugle, of San Pedro, Calif., chimed in with "Hey, just a comment, but I was reading the article here on Al Davis' firing of Lane Kiffin and I noticed that Davis has an uncanny resemblance to Gollum from Lord of the Rings. Both look like they have lived for at least a few hundred years, with a few strings of hair left, giant beady evil eyes, snake and clammy-like skin, the guy looks he fondles over a miniature model of the Raiders team saying 'My Precious.'" And Blue Monkey Disco Party is imagining how a conversation between Davis and Darth Vader would go.
E-Mail Of The Day
Jim Hiza, of Charlotte, N.C., sent this early this morning, and we're kinda depressed because we really expected a Kim Kardashian wardrobe malfunction at some point. "Update on this week's Dancing With the Stars.
1. Julianne (pro) is hot. check out her in the 2:35 mark here.
As always, the singing is worse than bad American Idol wannabes."
There are a few of us in the SI.com offices who are obsessed with crappy-product pitchman Billy Mays. His commercials run on the YES Network throughout the day, and we can't get enough of them. There are several other oddball products advertised on the station, such as Riddex, which SI.com's Gennaro Filice just purchased. This all leads to CoEdMagazine.com's list of the Top 10 3 A.M. Infomercial Products That Don't Suck.
New Items Facebook
Two new links are up on our Hot Clicks Facebook Group page, including a must-see video.
Players fighting urges ... An idea for Brady Quinn ... The scoop on Red Nation course ... Attractive starlets as Big Ten teams ... Video: Penn State's whiteout.
Sports Video Of The Day
Since we started with the Cubs, we figured we'd give the Dodgers fans some equal time. Here's Manny Ramirez at a Dodger rally on Monday saying that he wants to return to L.A. next season.
Bad Driver Video Of The Day
Political Video Of The Day
Via Mac G's World comes this clip of a Fox News reporter who doesn't seem to understand what the word "split" means.
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