Sunday Link-Off: Back Story

The ESPYs were last week. They serve no purpose at all but we did get to see Brooklyn Decker. That’s got to count for something.

By now, I’m sure you’ve seen the double rainbow guy video. But did you know that the double rainbow guy is a former MMA fighter? (Out of Bounds)

Fans are really into some of the most inconsequential characters in the Star Wars universe. Here are 10 of those characters with back stories that aren’t the slightest bit necessary. (Topless Robot)

Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert was fined $100,000 for telling LeBron James where to stick it in that epic letter of his. Some Cleveland fans are taking it upon themselves to help their owner pay that fine. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

After the jump, some video game stories, douchebaggery at ESPN, and LeBron’s heel turn.

We all know that Tim Tebow is the cover athlete for NCAA Football 11 but the proud state of Alabama has their own special cover for the game. (SB Nation)

On that note, EA Sports is pulling out nearly all the stops for next week’s release of the Madden 11 demo. (Kotaku)

A scary thought for everyone. Somebody made a hockey musical. Be afraid. Be very afraid. (Puck Daddy)

I know I joke that there’s an official supplier of everything in NASCAR but the NHL has finally one-upped them. There’s now an official cupcake supplier to the New York Islanders. (CNBC)

Everything may appear all peaches and cream at ESPN (events like The Decision and the ESPYs are prime examples of everyone toeing the company line) but there’s a bit of behind the scenes backstabbing that’s just coming to light. (The Big Lead)

A few weeks back, we saw LeBron James’ Facebook news feed. This week, it’s Barack Obama’s news feed. (Slate)

Here’s a behind the scenes look at the new Transformers movie. In specific, it’s a couple of the cars that will be featured in it. Boogity, boogity, boogity, Michael Bay. (Jalopnik)

Jackie’s going to cover this year’s Comic Con but he better keep a low profile on the blog. God apparently hates nerds. (Gizmodo)

Here’s my newest piece of bedroom furniture: The Anti-Zombie Night Table. (Lost At E Minor) Hell, I’m getting one of these for my office, too.

A trio of lists to close out. First, the top ten pit to car radio moments in F1. (F1 Fanatic)

Second, the top 25 most badass moments in the world of sports over the first six months of 2010. (Complex)

And the top 25 douchiest moments on ESPN over the last 12 months. (Bro Bible)

We’ve heard all the comparisons between LeBron James and the New World Order. Now, we get to see the inevitable mashup of LeBron in the role of Hollywood Hogan and the epic heel turn.

With the World Cup finished, you had to think we were done with vuvuzelas. Not quite yet. Here’s somebody performing classic film music on a vuvuzela.

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