Sunday Link-Off: Playing Ball

It’s Independence Day down in the States. I won’t be doing an eye candy post today but here’s Erin Andrews as consolation.

What happens when the local sports media can’t get a hold of their World Cup goat? They go after his mother. (Kotaku)

The question among sports fans for the last week has been where will Kovalchuk sign. No, I’m just kidding. It’s where will LeBron sign. Maybe his Facebook feed will provide some insight. (Slate)

Last week, I ran a NYT profile of Olivia Munn which was written for no apparent reason. This week’s profile is sort of timely because the Wimbledon finals are today. It’s a look at (zombie) tennis star John Isner. (New York Times)

After the jump, baseball links, send Bieber to meet Kim Jong-Il and Vuvuzela Hero.

On the day of the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, it’s appropriate to mention this. Angel Stadium is ramping up the menu in time for the All-Star Game. (OC Register)

Did you know that you can run almost as fast as David Ortiz? If you pull a hammy rounding first base and hobble the rest of the way. (Wezen-Ball)

Another did you know. Did you know that those fancy 4th of July hats that MLB teams are sporting are technically in violation of US law. Amazing what’s on the books. (SB Nation)

There’s not much I love more than a good baseball meltdown. Thank god for minor league ball players. (Big League Stew)

Did you know that the @ShitMyDadSays twitter feed is coming to TV? The man behind the feed talks all about it. (I Want Media)

The gang at 4Chan is trying to book Justin Bieber’s world tour. Ler’s send him to North Korea! (Fork Party)

Today’s big list is the 20 most annoying things in the world of sports. Why isn’t “Canadian broadcasting rules that let TSN ruin my enjoyment of watching sports” on there? (Gunaxin)

Amazing compilation video of the 100 greatest movie insults of all-time.

Coming this fall from Activision, it’s the latest edition to the “Hero” family of games. Joining Guitar Hero, DJ Hero, and Band Hero is Vuvuzela Hero.


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