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Posted: Tuesday January 27, 2009 10:15AM; Updated: Tuesday January 27, 2009 11:25AM
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By Jimmy Traina
Super Links
Kristin Cavallari
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I guess I have no choice but to add to the annoying hype for Super Bowl XLIII, huh? All right, let's get to it. Sports Rubbish takes into account a variety of factors to determine which team is more likely to have someone get in trouble. Doesn't Arizona get a huge edge just based on having Kristin Cavallari's former boyfriend, Matt Leinart (remember him?), on the team? (On a total tangent, since we mentioned Cavallari, we need to say that her omission from the Ask Men Top 99 women list was a travesty, but this awesome recap of the Top 99 list is not.) OK, back to the Super Bowl ... Top 10 Worst Super Bowl MVPs ... Top 10 Ways That Super Bowl XLIII Can Save Money ... And if you don't want to miss commercials Sunday, make sure you have The Stadium Pal.

Two More

Since these Super Bowl links cover betting, they gets their own space. Here is Mental Floss' Handicapping in Hindsight Quiz. And here's an unbelievably detailed study of those Super Bowl boxes that we all partake in. (Thanks to Scott, of Chicago, for the link.)

Tom And Gisele On The Beach
Blowout Bonanza

You probably know the story about a Texas high school basketball coach who was fired after his team recently squeaked out a narrow 100-0 victory. In honor of that score, The Bleacher Report is looking at The Top 10 Beat Downs of All Time.

Shaq ... With The Kiss!
Shaquille O'Neal

Via The Hoop Doctors, check out how Shaquille O'Neal apologized to Caron Butler after dishing out a hard foul.

Randy Johnson Has Company

A baseball isn't the only thing that birds need to watch out for. Things can get dangerous on the soccer field, too. (Thanks to Brooks, of Philly, for the link.)

A Non-Super Bowl Football Link

Here's a video that uses Billy Joel's We Didn't Start the Fire to recap the 2008 season.

Random Links

It's a good thing In Game Now posted its Lingerie Bowl preview over the weekend because the game was officially canceled yesterday ... This Lakers T-shirt is just wrong -- very, very wrong (Thanks to Phil, of Boston, for the link.) ... Islander Mike Comrie and girlfriend Hilary Duff enjoyed the All-Star break.

Two TV Items

First, I was kind of bummed out that How I Met Your Mother was a repeat last night. However, Chris M., of Chicago, comes through with this: "I'm a big fan of Cobie Smulders who plays Robin on How I Met Your Mother. She's a 10 in my book, and hilarious. She's in the upcoming movie The Slammin' Salmon, which is done by the guys who did Beerfest and SuperTroopers." Here's the trailer. (Warning: Link contains strong language.) Lastly, a lot of you wrote in yesterday about the Friday Night Light's trivia contest. Yes, the car in the scene with Matt and Julie was a Corolla, but Julie told Matt she was going to buy a Celica. Now excuse me while I go order something from here. (Thanks to Jimmy, of Northbridge, Mass, for the link.)

Best Super Bowl Link Is On Facebook

For one of the funniest videos you'll see this week, check out our Hot Clicks Facebook Group.

Sports Video Of The Day

Last week, I linked to a video of the best double ally-ooop that you'll see. Today, I bring you the best no-look, over-the-head, .5-second tip-in from three-point range that you'll ever see. (Thanks to Michael Swisher, of Kingfisher, Okla., for the tip.)

High School Musical Video Of The Day

How will Kansas' men's basketball players live this one down? From the YouTube description: "The University of Kansas Women's Volleyball team and Men's Basketball team combined to create a skit called "Jayhawk Musical" for the 2009 University of Kansas Student-Athlete variety show called Jayrock. The skit is based entirely off of High School Musical 1, High School Musical 2, and High School Musical 3. If you love KU Basketball, KU Volleyball, or High School Musical, you will love this video!" (Thanks to Erin, of Lawrence, Kan., for the link.)

Only In New York Video Of The Day

I wish I would've known this was going on a couple of weeks ago: 1,200 New Yorkers ride the subway without pants in a snow storm. (Thanks to Alti, of Chicago, for sending me the link.)

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