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SteelersMongol
12-28-2008, 12:59 PM
The 2008 Clicksy Awards have come and gone. And after nearly 500,000 votes the results are in. The winners are announced below (with some brief commentary) and we even have comments from some of the winners, including Heidi Klum, Brooklyn Decker and Stacy Keibler.

Most Bizarre Off-Field Story
Jason Giambi admits to wearing lucky thong (37%)
Chad Johnson changes his name to "Ocho Cinco" (35%)
Green Bay station pulls "Seinfeld" because it's Eli Manning's favorite show (20%) :chuckle:
Sean Avery does a summer internship at "Vogue" (8%)

Analysis: This was wide open. And Ocho Cinco doesn't sound so crazy now that we have Stylez G. In the end, you have to honor the man who'll wear a banana hammock.

Most Bizarre On-Field Incident
Referee throws forearm at South Carolina quarterback (61%)
High school pitcher intentionally(?) hurls pitch at umpire (24%)
End of the Steelers-Chargers game in Week 11 (15%) :doh:

Analysis: We're surprised the referee didn't get at least 90% of the votes.

Wackiest Minor League Promotion
Elliott Spizter Night (34%)
Larry Craig Bobblefoot Night (33%)
Beetle Eating Night (33%)

Analysis: What a battle! And what a moment for Elliott Spitzer. First, he gets Ashley Dupree. Now he wins a Clicksy.

Worst Sports TV Moment
TBS misses start of Game 6 of the ALCS and shows The Steve Harvey Show (48%)
Game 6 of NHL Finals on Versus gets cut off in third period for Victoria Principal infomercial (31%)
Fox's Danielle Sargent's interview with Mike Singletary (21%)

Analysis: This is the most surprising result to us. We thought for sure, Danielle Sargent would take it. Maybe asking someone if they called a dead person isn't that big of a deal.

Most Ridiculous Injury
Brandon Inge injured lifting a pillow (46%)
MLS' Fabian Espindola breaks leg after doing backflip to celebrate goal (30%)
Mikhail Youzhny splits his head open after hitting himself with his racket (13%)
Hunter Pence walks through a sliding door (11%)

Analysis: We expected a better showing from Hunter Pence, but we can't say the winner is a surprise at all.

Most Embarrassing Fan Moment
Rockets fan proposes during game, girlfriend says no (60%)
Naked woman in SkyDome hotel gets put on JumboTron during Blue Jays game (29%)
Phillies fan gets knocked off traffic light by flying vodka bottle (10%)

Analysis: This was a painful video to watch.

Most Disturbing Fan Story
Bruins fan urinates on other fans during game (61%)
Iowa fans have sex in Metrodome bathroom (24%)
Patriots fan tattoo's logo into his head (16%) :screwy:

Analysis: A no-brainer.

Best Sports Commercial
Heidi Klum for Guitar Hero (62%)
Olympic hoops Nike ad with Marvin Gaye singing national anthem (27%)
LeBron James sneaker commerical with profanityfilterprofanityfilterprofanityfilterprofa nityfilterprofanityfiltercat Doll (11%)

Analysis: LeBron's commerical was the most entertaining, the Olympics hoop spot was the most dramatic and intense. But Heidi's was the one you wanted to watch over and over.

Best Rick Roll
John McCain (29%)
Mets organization (28%)
Hot Clicks readers (26%)
Eastern Washington basketball game (17%)

Analysis: We're not gonna lie. We wanted to win. But that McCain video is pretty special.

Most Memorable Betting Story
End of the Steelers-Chargers game in Week 11 (60%)
Phillies bettors get paid for suspended Game 5 of the World Series (21%)
Iowa St. covers +13 against Iowa in Week 3 because of an intetional safety by Iowa (11%)
Sasha Vujacic throws in meaningless 3-pointer in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals (8%)

Analysis: We benefitted the most from Iowa St., but the Steelers-Chargers game was one for the ages.

Blogosphere Moment Of The Year
Shaq asks Kobe how his a-- tastes (48%)
Chris Berman "unplugged" videos hit Deadspin (29%)
Chris Cooley accidentially shows his junk on his blog (23%)

Analysis: We thought Berman was a lay up. He dropped F bombs at his staff and talked about prescription drugs. But, we were wrong. You can't underestimate the shock of one man asking another man how is behind tastes.

Best Banned Commercial
10/10: Bud Light (51%)
11/24 Ikea (29%)
9/3: New Yorker (14%)
1/28: Jawbone (7%)

Anaysis: We couldn't nominate what was easily the best banned commercial of the year (Just YouTube "Guiness Banned Ad) but we can't argue with the winner here.

Best Sign
Erin Andrews Loves The Hardwood (73%)
Let's Lei Hawaii Doggie Style (17%)
Incoming Kelvin Sampson Call (11%)

Analysis: We expected this.

Funniest NBA Players
Shaquille O'Neal (35%)
Greg Oden (33%)
Chris Bosh (18%)
LeBron James (14%)

Analysis: We've always thought The Diesel was one of the funniest athletes in sports, and he hasn't slowed down as proven by the video we mentioned above. We're shocked King James didn't perform better.

Hottest Athlete Girlfriend Always Featured In Hot Clicks (Major Sport)
Adriana Lima (29%)
Gisele Bundchen (24%) :point: Poor Brady
Minka Kelly (19%)
Jessica Simpson (15%)
Kim Kardashian (13%)

Analysis: One Victoria's Secret model tops another. The venom for Marko Jaric continues to grow.

Hottest Athlete Girlfriend Always Featured In Hot Clicks (Secondary Sport)
Brooklyn Decker (54%)
Ingrid Vandenbosch (20%)
Ashley Judd (14%)
Elin Woods (13%)

Analysis: Andy Roddick is a lucky guy. If you saw Decker's swimsuit pics, this result isn't too surprising.

Best Hot Clicks Newcomer
Leryn Franco (42%)
Jags cheerleader, Kelli (35%)
Feres Twins (23%)

Analysis: We're glad to see all of our posts about Franco paid off. We're impressed with Kelli's showing. She came in way ahead of twins -- TWINS!

Hottest Reporter: National Level
Erin Andrews (76%)
Ashley Russell (9%)
Charissa Thompson (8%)
Rachel Nichols (8%)

Analysis: The Internet's darling romps.

Hottest Woman Often Featured In Hot Clicks For No Reason
Stacy Keibler (38%)
Jessica Biel (31%)
Emmanuelle Chriqui (21%)
Blake Lively (9%)

Analysis: We thought Chriqui would win. We always get tons of e-mails about her. But Keibler's legs are unbeatable. That's the bottom line.

Hot Clicks Lifetime Achievement Award
Marisa Miller (64%)
Erin Andrews (29%)
Leryn Franco (7%)

Analysis: We thought E.A. would put up more of a fight. But the majority of e-mail we get that says "Please give us more so-and-so" is about Marisa Miller.

Athlete You'd Most Want To Trade Places With For One Day
Tom Brady (29%) :puke:
Tiger Woods (25%)
Derek Jeter (24%)
Tim Tebow (9%)
David Beckham (8%)
LeBron James (6%)

Analysis: Stunning. Jeter should've rolled.

Cheesiest Team Video
Rams: Ram It (39%)
Dodgers: Baseball Boogie (32%)
Eagles: Buddy's Watchin' You (29%)

Analysis: The Rams should've won just based on the title.

Best Viral Ad
Gatorade's ballgirl catch (49%)
Kobe jumps over Aston Martin (27%)
Tiger walks on water (24%)

Analysis: We thought Kobe would take this category. But that Gatorade ad was picked up on tons of sites.

Best Video Of An Athlete Singing
Greg Oden sings It's Gonna Be Me (46%)
Jonathan Papelbon, Manny Delcarmen sing Blame It On The Rain (26%)
Tony Romo sings Sweet Child O'Mine (20%) :noidea:
Patriots sing The Right Stuff (8%) :jawdrop:

Analysis: Our favorite was Papelbon and Delcarmen. It's freakin' Milli Vanilli! But the readers couldn't get enough of Oden's horrendous voice.

Coolest Athletic Video: Compilation
Stuart Tanner schools Devin Harris (60%)
Remi Gaillard (21%)
Ben Wilson (19%)

Analysis: Anytime a commoner schools an NBA player, it's newsworthy.

Cooleset Athletic Video: Single Play
Philip Lutzenkirchen of the Lassiter Trojans laterals ball from back of end zone (37%)
Wisconsin high school linebacker leaps over offensive lineman for tackle (33%)
Morgan State's Edwin Baptiste makes circus catch (30%)

Analysis: All three were great plays, but Lutzenkirchen pulled off a play you never see.

Best Pop Culture Video:
Sarah Silverman: I'm F------ Matt Damon (51%)
Any Tina Fey as Sarah Palin clip (34%)
Bill O'Reilly flips out (15%)

Analysis: We're not gonna lie. While the Silverman/Damon tune was genius, we wanted O'Reilly to win.

Favorite News Mishap
Bird poops in reporters mouth (50%)
Reporter gets taken out by sled (33%)
Reporter walks into pole (18%)

Analysis: It's always hard to top poop.

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With winning season or not the Cheatriots still making the news, huh?