The Best Damn Show On TV
In the nearly two years Hot Clicks has been around, the only thing I've written about more than Erin Andrews is Friday Night Lights. The show's third season begins tonight on NBC at 9 p.m ET. The season has already played out on DirecTV and I can tell you that it's just as good as the first two. I can also tell you that if you didn't watch the first two seasons, you can and should start watching it now. It's easy to pick up. I've begged and pleaded with you guys to watch it before (and I'm not the only one) and now I'm even willing to bribe you. So, here's the plan. You have to watch tonight's episode. If you're in the Northeast, it's supposed to be like 80 below, so stay in and watch it. If you can't watch it tonight, TiVo it, DVR it, watch it on iTunes ... I don't care. Just watch it. In Monday's Hot Clicks, I will ask 3-5 questions about the episode. The first person to answer each question correctly will win Scene It for Xbox 360, a 2009 SI Swimsuit calendar and I will let you choose the woman to lead off Tuesday's Hot Clicks. If that isn't enough, check out the following links: The beautiful reasons to watch this awesome show ... A great interview with the executive producer of FNL (Warning: Spoilers included) ... The 32 Hotties of Friday Night Lights ... The 20 Greatest High School Shows of All Time ... Even more Minka, because you can never have enough ... Entertainment Weekly gives the show an A ... The New York Post gives it four stars.
Opening Day Never Seemed So Far Away
I mentioned the frigid weather that's taking place in a lot of areas right now. The folks at Home Run Derby are taking advantage of the conditions to bring you these cool photos of various baseball stadiums in the winter.
Erin Andrews Alert!
I also mentioned everyone's favorite sideline reporter (or, as the fine folks at With Leather call her, Erin Pageviews, as exemplified here) in the today's lead item. Well, the Love of Sports, which says "she radiates golden sunshine in HD for all the world to see," is looking back at EA's Greatest Hits. Somehow, hanging out with me, missed the cut.
NFC, AFC Championship Game Links
Rumors and Rants has put together Philadelphia-Arizona and Baltimore-Pittsburgh Tale of the Tapes ... Real Clear Sports wants mayors to step up their game when it comes to those lame bets they make with one another, while Machochip wonders which other elected officials should put their names up for a sports bet ... Joe Flacco has inspired this post about the top unibrows in sports ... Last, but not least, Ted Lilly Fan Club is publicly inviting -- guess who -- Ted Lilly to join them at the Super Bowl.
Amazin's Are Amazingly Lame
Stephen Colbert has some fun at the expense of the New York Mets and the lame and uninspired 2009 patch that'll be worn on their jerseys this season.
E-Mail Of The Day
Andrew, of Lawrence, Kan., says "I don't see why the Marlins can't get anybody to go to their games. It basically looks like it would be going to a strip club with a little baseball thrown in."
Here's a comprehensive list of Tim Tebowisms ... Even Jeopardy is taking shots at Bill Belichick ... Tirico Suave knows which quarterback the Lions should target ... Somebody recently fell for one of those Nigerian e-mail scams.
Three More Random Links
Fan IQ closely examines the cheerleading squad that will go to Hawaii for the Pro Bowl ... NBA TV just got a lot hotter ... In one last plea to convince you to watch Friday Night Lights, here's one more gallery of the fine women on the show.
Must-See Items On Facebook
Two new links were added yesterday to our Hot Clicks Facebook Group. Check 'em out.
Sports Video Of The Day
I don't know why, but I kind of enjoyed Pete Carroll dumping all over Mark Sanchez yesterday, after the quarterback decided to enter the NFL draft.
Commercial Of The Day
Chris R., of North Attleboro, Mass., and David O'Malley, of Stamford, Conn., sent in the best banned commercial we've seen in a while. (Warning: Video might not be safe for work.)
Knockout Video Of The Day
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