Well, I’d like to say that I had a better start of 2013 linkdump for you but the internet’s pretty much been shutdown since, well, Christmas. I do have a few links but it’ll be a pretty short post. Anyhow, let’s start with Genevieve Morton.
If you live in a Canadian border town, you’ll probably have been the victim of random roaming charges because your phone picked up the stronger American signal. It’s not just happening to you. It happens to a lot of people and the cell phone companies aren’t too worried about being proactive about it. (CBC News)
Scientists believe that garbled text messages could be a sign of serious neurological issues such a stroke. (CNET)
You might not consider pickpocketing a form of magic but the way the world’s greatest pickpocket, Apollo Robbins, does it, it may just be. (The New Yorker)
After the jump, a look inside NBC’s Sunday Night Football, new year’s resolutions for video game journalists and Stephen Harper style. Continue reading
So Esquire just named Rihanna the sexiest woman alive. Once again, a major publication gets it horribly wrong. Does anyone even have her in their top ten? I don’t think she’d even make my top fifty. Among the women I’d rank ahead of Rihanna is Genevieve Morton who made the cover of Sports Illustrated South Africa’s Swimwear Issue.
Some NHL GMs aren’t too happy with Brendan Shanahan. They gave him a mandate to issue stiffer suspensions but they didn’t actually think he would hand out stiffer suspensions. (CBC Sports)
In other Canada-centric sports stories, Anthony Calvillo became the all-time pro football passing yards record holder. That would’ve been a feat worthy of massive coverage if he wasn’t in the CFL. (Grantland)
We’ve all heard of Danica Patrick who is the most prominent of the women driving race cars but have you heard of Leena Gade? She’s the lead race engineer of the #2 Audi R18 LMP1 and led the team to victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in an epic battle with Peugeot. (Jalopnik)
After the jump, what your font says about you, how to survive the zombie apocalypse and Clarkson does his thing. Continue reading
Time for another edition of the Wednesday links. Let’s kick off with Genevieve Morton.
Charl Schwartzel may have won The Masters but people were only talking about Tiger. Why were we back on the band wagon anyway? (Simmons)
Now that WrestleMania has come and gone and we can forget about wrestling for the next nine months, let’s look back at the good old days of the 1980s WWF. (Gunaxin)
A 59-year-old Florida man tried out for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He didn’t make the cut but it’s a fun story. (55-Yard Line)
After the jump, the FBI opens up on aliens, the latest addition to the Phallological Museum and the return of Wally Backman. Continue reading
We’re less than a week from the launch of the SI Swimsuit Issue so here’s one of the girls on our shortlist, Genevieve Morton.
The gang at Baseball Prospectus have come up with the most important baseball movie article ever. They’ve figured out which baseball game Ferris Bueller went to. (Baseball Prospectus)
Ever want to be/meet Gus Johnson? Well, a new Big Ten Network contest has you covered. (Big Ten Network)
Odd personal fact: I’m a fan of British grime artist Lethal Bizzle. So when his song Pow (Forward) became one of the songs of the student protests over there, I had to link to the article. (Guardian)
After the jump, a Super Bowl photo diary, the hypothetical NBA Guardian Project, and the greatest sports pep talk ever. Continue reading