Sports writer and blogger Jelisa Castrodale recently went on Jeopardy and proceeded to lay a beat down on a Jeopardy legend. Here’s her recap of the experience. (Out of Bounds)
Jose Bautista hit his 50th dinger of the year last week. The question remains: Is he clean? Well, here’s a far more intelligent examination of the situation than one Damien Cox will give you. (Joe Posnanski)
And your other fun baseball fact of the day: Before the Cubs had Steve Bartman, they had Al Bundy. (Slanch Report)
After the jump, ESPN’s new sideline reporter template, epic fan takedowns, and Cliff Clavin on Jeopardy.
The OHL season is underway. My hometown Greyhounds shockingly didn’t get eliminated from playoff contention yet. But how’s your team look heading into the season? Here’s a look at the key storylines for all 20 teams. (Buzz the Net)
I never thought this would happen but Terrell Owens, Chad Ochocinco and I all agree on something. We all think that we’re better off without Sarah Palin in the White House or Playboy. (Out of Bounds)
An Ole Miss student tells her tale of her ESPN internship. Sadly, no Ackbar or Salisbury-esque tales. (Daily Mississippian)
Mind you, when ESPN hires a female intern, I’m sure their long-term focus is finding another sideline princess. Fortunately for ESPN, Mattel has developed a real Sideline Barbie doll for future ESPN employees to aspire to. (The Big Lead)
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of GoodFellas, here’s an interview that looks behind the scenes of one of the greatest movies of all-time. (GQ)
And here’s a look at Linda McMahon’s Senate campaign. Fair warning: I only could stomach the first few paragraphs of it because it read very anti-McMahon. (New York Times)
Bad news: It looks like LittleBigPlanet 2 won’t be out until January 2011. Adjust your Christmas buying/saving plans accordingly. (IGN)
Sorry to shatter your image of rock bands but they tend to be posers. Take all those amps that they have on stage. Turns out that most are fake. (Gizmodo)
Let’s close with some lists. First, it’s the 11 most epic takedowns of fans that try to crash the field. (Total Pro Sports)
With the TV season just underway, this list might be a bit late. The gang at Slate listed the TV characters they missed the most over the summer. There were some pretty good/funny entries on the list. (Slate)
Here’s a couple videos that we can’t embed here. First, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats had some fun with Andy Fantuz’s cereal and came up with Fantuz Flakes shampoo. (55-Yard Line)
And here’s a video I’m not sure how to describe. It’s an animated video that combines the elements of modern and 8-bit fighting games in a cool sort of mashup. (Kotaku)
I know I mentioned before that I’m not a huge fan of the music of Glee. But here’s Glee reimagined as a Nintendo game. There’s no singing and it’s even an interactive bit of YouTubery.
And to bring this linkdump full-circle, here’s Cliff Clavin on Jeopardy. I always thought this was one of Cheers’ better moments.