Let me preface this by saying I have nothing against hockey. I don't hate hockey. I don't have an issue with anyone who's a huge hockey fan. I even think this NHL playoff awards piece is very funny. However, I have to point out that the sport has hit a new low in terms of how it's being treated. Everyone thought things were bad when the NHL had to go to Versus. But the latest occurrence is much worse. The Stanley Cup Finals -- let me repeat, THE STANLEY CUP FINALS -- have been bumped from NBC during the upcoming week because the network doesn't want to tamper with this prime-time lineup. (Games 1 and 2 will air on NBC this Saturday and Sunday.) What does next week's prime-time lineup consist of? Five straight nights of I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here! Granted, the show features Torrie Wilson, but is there any doubt it will be a huge flop? I'll watch pretty much anything, and even I wouldn't be caught dead watching this debacle...
However, This Debacle Is Awesome
One of the other "celebrities" who will be on the reality show mentioned above is former Detroit Pistons Bad Boy, John Salley, who recently went on Good Day L.A. to promote his role. But the appearance became awfully tense when one of the hosts asked the married Salley about his girlfriends.
Back To The Stanley Cup...
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Someone Finally Outspends The Yankees
Sport Or Not A Sport? That Is The Question
You may have seen or heard a thing or two about Thursday night's spelling bee. The spelling bee, like the hot dog eating contest, is now covered by sports outlets. The only thing is neither is a sport. Here's a list of other things that are not sports, despite the coverage they may get.
Not Backing Down
Yesterday, Hot Clicks told you about Fran Tarkenton taking some shots at Brett Favre. Well, the former Minnesota Vikings QB isn't backing down, even after getting chastised by Favre's fan club, I mean, the media.
As of this writing, Matt Wieters has yet to have a Major League at-bat, but Drew, of Washington D.C., let's us know that MattWietersFacts.com is already up and running. ... Cardinals catcher, Jason LaRue, almost got taken out by some wieners the other day. ... The person behind the "Vote For Manny" movement has posted a thorough explanation of his motives. And Hot Clicks still wants everyone to vote for Manny.
Podcasts, Twitter And Facebook, Oh My!
Sports Video Of The Day
Back on April 22, Hot Clicks posted the brilliant Cleveland Tourism video that's since made the rounds. Well, TNT jumped on the bandwagon and had the video's creator, Mike Polk, make a version of the song for it's NBA studio crew.
Acrobatic Video Of The Day
Yesterday, Hot Clicks featured an unbelievable video of a guy doing flips and other acrobatic moves. Here's something similar, with these folks combining basketball, football and gym moves into one. (Thanks to Frank, of Zurich, Switzerland, for the link.)
Bad Commercial Of The Day
Even Batman couldn't save this one. (Thanks to Scott Montgomery, of Tucson, Ariz., for the link.)
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