Sunday Link-Off: Opening Weekend

I’m back for another edition of the Sunday links. This one is slightly less rushed than Wednesday’s edition but to make up for that one, here’s Lowdown favourite Kate Upton.

WrestleMania 27 is tonight in Atlanta. I’m excited because The Rock will be there an almost certainly make an impact. Even more exciting is the fact that you can bet on the outcome of the matches. (Bodog)

As we kick off the 2011 MLB season, legendary baseball writer and statistician Bill James laments the lack of quality up-and-coming sports writers. (Slate)

It’s easy to understand his concern when you realize that computers are pumping out better game stories than real writers. (Deadspin)

After the jump, some more baseball links, hot women won’t go Dutch and Everybody Loves Raymond goes to Russia.

Vin Scully’s got greatness looking over his shoulder. Well, technically it’s ESPN’s picture but it’s still The Honky Tonk Man in the booth with Vin. (Fang’s Bites)

Just because the season just started doesn’t mean that the Nationals can’t already be in mid-season form. They’re already making ugly spelling mistakes. (Mister Irrelevant)

Looking for the next big thing in ballpark food? The Akron Aeros have a 5-lb. ice cream sundae they call The Screamer. (Akron Aeros)

How does a 13-year-old phenom ruin his racing career? Doping. They’re starting them earlier and earlier. (Sportress of Blogitude)

Consider me shocked: Auburn’s football program considered football more important than academics. (Sports By Brooks)

A new study out of St. Andrew’s University says that attractive women don’t want to pay their way on dates because they think their presence is worth the price you’re paying. In other news, the sun rose this morning. (Daily Mail)

Speaking of women troubles, Toronto Raptor Sonny Weems has taken to Twitter in his search for a girlfriend. And I thought I had trouble meeting women. (Toronto Star) [Jackie’s note: Steve has a lot of trouble. A radio show, Twitter and Facebook hasn’t helped him.]

Ever think of moving to Canada (or even within Canada)? Here’s a look at MoneySense’s Top 10 Canadian cities. (Food Court Lunch)

Grand Theft Auto fans are pretty good. They’re recreating GTA: Vice City in GTA4. Looks pretty cool. (Kotaku)

LucasArts and BioWare had some fun on April Fools’ Day. They dropped the latest localization news for Star Wars: The Old Republic which just happened to be for Wookies. (The Old Republic)

Just for fun, here’s a map of countries showing the average breast size. (TargetMap) In other news, I’m planning on moving to either Russia or Scandinavia.

What happens when the creator of Everybody Loves Raymond is hired to bring a sitcom to Russia? This promising looking documentary.

It’s opening weekend for Major League Baseball. It also happened to fall on the same weekend as April Fools’ Day. Naturally, Curtis Granderson took the opportunity to have some fun with his batting walk-up song.

Since college basketball is wrapping up on Monday, I thought we should run a “One Shining Moment” video. But this one isn’t about March Madness, it’s about the football off-season.

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