Sunday Link-Off: Let’s Make A Deal

If it’s Sunday, then it’s time for another set of our Sunday morning links. Let’s kick off with Candice Swanepoel who’s trying out of of Victoria’s Secret’s new workout attire. Insert easy workout joke here.

There’s bad breakups and then there’s this story from New York. A man decided to get revenge on his ex by framing her in a series of armed robberies. He almost got away with it too. (New York Times)

Good news for Canadians: Rob Faulds will be at the London Olympics and Rogers Sportsnet and TSN are putting their top anchors head-to-head in the morning. The bad news: Gord Miller is calling Track and Field. So much for watching the Olympics next year. (Fang’s Bites)

And speaking of failed broadcasting deals, the BBC is splitting F1 coverage with Sky Sports next year. Suffice to say, it’s not going over well. (Joe Saward’s Grand Prix Blog)

After the jump, why it’s alright to like the CFL, how Twitter plays you and Harry Potter and the Rom Com.

The NFL is getting back into the swing of things and is a couple of weeks away from the start of pre-season games. But with over a month until the start of the regular season, there’s plenty of time to still watch the CFL. Here’s why it’s alright to watch the Canadian game. (The Smoking Jacket)

Ever wonder which words people don’t know? The New York Times have been tracking the words in their articles that get looked up the most and here are the words that no one knows. (New York Times)

We’ve heard of people gaming the system but what about the system gaming the people. Thanks to retweets, Twitter is practically encouraging people to seek the gratification of being retweeted. (An Associate’s Mind)

And sometimes people will do or say anything for a retweet. Take the story of @NFLDraftInsider on the first night of NFL free agency who gamed and was gamed by the system and other tweeters. (Jason Schrerier)

The crew at Cracked look at the worst types of blogs. I’d like to think that we’re not on that list. (Cracked) We might be on the link thing but we still produce some original content and commentary.

Since Nickelodeon seems to be doing a throwback to its great shows of the 90s, how about we check in on the creators of the legendary Nick shows of that era. (SplitSider)

Ever wonder what your favourite 80s band says about you? Well wonder no more. (McSweeney’s Internet Tendency)

LucasFilm lost their lawsuit over the original Stormtrooper suit designer selling recreations. Maybe they can turn their attention to these 12 Darth Vader inspired items floating around. (Oddee)

And on that note, here’s blogger-extraordinaire Drew Magary’s tour of Comic Con. (Deadspin)

The US Congress is a bit tied up this weekend working on the debt ceiling crisis. Fortunately for them, they have some good-looking company on Capitol Hill as evidenced by this list of the 50 most beautiful people in Washington. Warning: This list includes dudes. (The Hill)

Umpire Jerry Meals became a household name this week after botching the game-deciding call in the 19th inning of a Pirates/Braves game. But that’s not his only blown call. (Tauntr)

One of my favourite ads that we ran on The Lowdown radio show was a very true ad for a Baltimore car dealer. Well, here’s his Los Angeles equivalent.

Best fake trailer ever? It’s Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince as a teen romantic comedy.

Remember that crazy NASCAR prayer from last week? It’s been autotuned.

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