Wednesday Link-Off: Long Gone

For no real reason, here’s Paraguayan javelin thrower (SI Swimsuit model) Leryn Franco. In case you cared, this photo shoot was in Banff.

It’s been 10 years since the Vancouver Grizzles left Canada to go to Memphis… And still be called the Grizzlies. Anyway, here’s what some of your favourite Van Griz players have been upto in the meantime. (Vancouver Sun)

How big is the Mike Fisher trade? Even the Wall Street Journal looked at it and the Ottawa fans likening Carrie Underwood to Yoko Ono. (Wall Street Journal)

Top rated NBA prospect and Ohio State Buckeye Jared Sullinger became a viral hit when his off-key rendition of Party in the USA hit YouTube. Well, fans at Purdue heard it too and thought they should serenade him. (The Dagger)

After the jump, the making of a minute of Dead Space 2, how Google is revolutionizing the web browser again and the new Charles Barkley song.

How did NASCAR become the 2nd biggest spectator sport in America? (Yes, it is. Check the TV and live attendance numbers.) The airplane. (Deadspin)

Speaking of sports business, the NHL just signed a new beer sponsorship deal will MillerCoors that is the largest deal in league history. (Sports Business Daily)

I seem to run a lot of these real-life vs. video game tests. Here’s one by a race car driver who made the step from video game to the Nurburgring. (Jalopnik)

One of my favourite DVD extras from Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith was the making on minute of the ending lightsaber battle. Well, here’s a look at the making of one minute of Dead Space 2. (Joystiq)

Another look at the demise of Guitar Hero and why original publisher Red Octane thinks Activision is to blame. (MCV UK)

I’m a Google Chrome user. In fact, I wrote this post on a Chrome tab. Anyway, it looks like Google wants to change things up for web browsers once again by ditching the conventional design. (Conceivably Tech)

I spend a lot of time during my day job in Microsoft Word. I suspect that I’m not the only one. That’s why I’m linking to this list of 10 tips for Word. (Gizmodo)

What happens when pool meets bowling? KNOKKERS! … The game. (Bro Bible)

I hate to be a downer but it looks like oral sex might have a downside. Turns out that HPV from oral can give you cancer. (NPR)

And on that note, in honour of Presidents’ Day, here are the top eight US Presidential sex scandals. (Guyism)

T-Mobile makes a decent attempt at viral marketing with this Charles Barkley autotune song.

I don’t know if you heard but Carmelo Anthony is now a New York Knick. Naturally, an intern at WFAN put together a Black and Yellow cover to celebrate.

You’ve seen real-life Mario Kart but are you ready for the real-life Super Mario porn parody.

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