Sunday Link-Off: Media Massacre

We’ve got a pretty packed linkdump for you today. And I thought I’d be too busy with the 2012 Hottest Canadian bracket to put this post together. Okay, not really. I just wanted an excuse to plug it. In the meantime, here’s Sofia Vergara who is ineligible for our bracket because she’s Columbian.

Has Google gone completely evil? With all the changes they’re shoving down our throats, there’s a case for that claim. (Gizmodo)

The Onion is making the move from New York to Chicago but it hasn’t exactly gone over well or even very smoothly. (The Atlantic Wire)

Under the leadership of AJ Daulerio, Gawker has not only grown but become a more fun place for writers to work. (Nieman Journalism Lab)

After the jump, Tim Tebow got traded, a first look at CBS’ upcoming Sherlock Holmes disaster and Samuel L. Jackson does NBA intros.

By the way, you might not have heard that Tim Tebow was traded to the New York Jets for the price of a plane ticket out of Denver. Naturally, the New York newspapers had a field day with it. (Business Insider)

But what will the move to New York do to Timmy’s budding romance with Taylor Swift / Dianna Agron / Katy Perry? NYDN has some options for Tebow. (New York Daily News)

And what exactly happened behind the scenes in Denver and New York as the Tebow trade happened? Something like this. (Kissing Suzy Kolber)

Jacksonville Jaguars fans had their hearts broken by Tim Tebow. For a short period of time, ESPN said that Tebow was a Jag. It turns out that ESPN was duped by a fake account of one of its own reporters. (Sports Grid)

Tangentially related to Tebow is his biggest fan at ESPN, Skip Bayless. He was recently nominated for a Sports Emmy as Best Analyst but he’s the farthest thing from an analyst. (Awful Announcing)

For our amusement, Deadspin/KSK’s Drew Magary re-wrote the SAT for us. This is his story. (Deadspin)

Here’s the first look at CBS’ Elementary which is their modern take on Sherlock Holmes… In New York… With Lucy Liu as Doctor Watson… God help us when they pull the trigger on the inevitable sexual tension and relationship between Holmes and Watson. (Pajiba)

Coming at some point in 2012 is LittleBigPlanet Karting by the makers of ModNation Racers. (Joystiq) I absolutely loved MNR and both LBP games so LBPK better knock my socks off. Expectations will be on par with ME3.

The producers of World of Warcraft have made a rare admission: They’ve admitted that competition is hurting their business as millions of users are abandoning WoW for Star Wars: The Old Republic. (Insert Coin)

If Star Wars wasn’t a sci-fi movie and took place on Earth, Han Solo wouldn’t be flying the Millennium Falcon. So what would he pilot instead? (Jalopnik)

And let’s keep with flying by looking at the coolest looking fleet of planes in the skies which belong to South Africa’s Kulula Airlines. (Twisted Sifter)

Samuel L. Motherfucking Jackson did the introductions at an NBA game this week. He wasn’t as funny as Will Ferrell but he was 100% more badass.

Apparently the lightsaber fights in The Phantom Menace aren’t realistic enough. Some people won’t be happy no matter what.

Let’s do another Tim Tebow song seeing as Tim Tebow’s Fire is out of date with the man leaving Denver.

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