Thursday’s Hot Clicks: Jess Strother; Kate Upton and Justin Verlander Enjoy Some World Series PDA – Sports Illustrated

In Thursday’s Hot Clicks, we look at every angle of the Astros World Series victory. Plus a feature on the lovely Jess Strother.

World Series Round-Up

Houston, we have a title. It only took 55 years but the Astros are champions. Some items of interest: Yuli Gurriel tipped his hat to Yu Darvish during his first at-bat … ​Here’s a look at the game’s final outCarlos Beltran cried after winning his first title in 20 MLB seasons … Carlos Correa proposed to his girlfriend (Miss Texas USA Daniella Rodriguez​) right after the game … Justin Verlander and Kate Upton had a postgame kiss I am so impressed with this gambler for walking away with $14 million … Joe Buck and John Smoltz did a great job in broadcast boothCelebrites and other MLB players went on Twitter to congratulate Houston … The Dodgers are favorites to win in 2018 but we are predicting a Houston repeat.

We called it

In 2014, SI’s Ben Reiter predicted the last-place Astros would win the 2017 World Series. Here is that story, which was a big Twitter subject during last night’s game  We get a lot of things wrong and people let us know about it, so allow us (and Bon Appetit) to have this moment. Especially since this is the second time we’ve predicted a World Series winner in last six years. 

Nothing to do with sports but…

I want to live on a Singapore Airlines Airbus A380. It looks like heaven.

Jess Strother stopped by the office for a SI Swimsuit casting call and she was quite popular among my co-workers. She is today’s LLOD (click for full-size gallery). 

How O.J. Simpson spent Halloween

He dressed up as himself and welcomed trick-or-treaters to his Las Vegas home.

Important soccer news

Kyle Beckerman’s glorious hair is no more.

James Harden makes a friend

For the Astros fan in your life

These made me laugh

Odds & Ends

Cleveland sports-talk host Bruce Drennan finding out about the Browns’ failed trade is must-see TV … Enjoyed this behind-the-scenes look at David Ortiz as a Fox MLB analyst … Lonzo Ball just bought a new mansion and it’s much nicer than my apartment … Nothing warms Bill Belichick’s heart more than good special teams play … Why the NFL wants to lose the Supreme Court betting case … Manu Ginobli’s son had an excellent Halloween costume … LeBron James took an unfortunate groin shot from Lance Stephenson … Ranking every Richard Linklater movie … Aziz Ansari accepted a comedy award by making fun of the show …Tyrese has some serious money problems.

Last time I mention it. I promise.

Houston likes its Astros

Carlos Beltran respects A-Rod’s notes

Don’t look back in anger

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