Wednesday Link-Off: The Deal Breaker

kate-beckinsale-esquire-4Here’s this week’s sexiest woman alive Kate Beckinsale.

 The Phoenix Coyotes may be bankrupt but the news isn’t all bad for the NHL. They have the highest proportion of visitors making over $75,000 of any of the big four sports leagues. (Wall Street Journal)

How did Rio de Janeiro win the 2016 Olympics? The Governor of Tokyo says that political deal brokering earned them the votes they needed. (Around the Rings)

The Erin Andrews peephole videographer was arrested over the weekend. The FBI got a tip from TMZ that the man had tried to sell them the video. They’ve been sitting on that information since January and Deadspin’s A.J. Daulerio has been doing some sluthing. (Part 1, Part 2)

After the jump, NFL news, it’s Mario, and the Prime Minister gets by with a little help from his friends.

Now that the MLB regular season is over and the post-season kicks off tonight, let’s take a moment to recall how much the Mets really sucked. (The Fall Classic)

And if you watch the playoffs of TBS, then you can hear from the outspoken David Wells. (Newsday)

Sports Illustrated’s Peter King is probably the biggest NFL writer in the world. Since, he’s got a new book coming out, he on the interview circuit passing along neat tidbits of information. (Wall Street Journal)

Keeping with NFL news, some teams have resorted to begging to sell out games. I guess begging isn’t as embarrassing as getting blacked out. (The Legend of Cecilio Guante)

Was NBC’s Rodney Harrison just joking when he said Tom Brady should take his skirt off? If he wasn’t, then I’d agree. (Black Sports Online)

Being a veteran of live radio, I know that a live-to-air report doesn’t always go well. For some folks, field work can go very, very badly. (Uncoached)

ESPN podcaster extraordinaire Bill Simmons is doing a podcast series in honour of ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary series. His first with with Kings Ransom director and FNL creator Peter Berg. (ESPN Radio)

The World Wide Leader also has an unfathomably large group of experts working in Bristol. Too bad they’re all clueless. (The Wizard of Odds)

Today’s photo gallery is a look at some of the best wallpapers based on Super Mario Brothers. (Sharenator)

This could be the worst thing to happen in the history of The Beatles. Even worse than Yoko Ono. Maybe she was right, though. The Beatles: Rock Band could bring about world peace… With a little help from my friends.

The new Aston Martin Rapide? Yes, please!


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