Wednesday Link-Off: That Indie Spirit

I’ve never heard of Emily Ratajkowski before (apparently she’s an actress in addition to being a model) and clearly that’s a massive oversight.

When the most popular wrestler in the WWE is Daniel Bryan and the least popular is John Cena, you know that independent wrestling is slowly taking over the major pro wrestling landscape. (Grantland)

We all know about The Masters tournament thanks to the many poetic stories from golf scribes and the endless TV coverage of the event but here’s the real story of Augusta during Masters Week. (The Awl)

Depending on the day of the week, ESPN’s Skip Bayless is either a troll or a moron. So it’s nice when an ESPN employee takes Skip down on his own show. (Awful Announcing)

After the jump, what scares Ilya Bryzgalov, which parts to buy for your desktop and we’re riding Solo… Han Solo, that is.

The change in the Carolina Panthers’ logo cements a growing trend in NFL logos: They’re all becoming more angry. Here’s a history of increasingly angry animal logos. (SB Nation)

Is Flyers’ goalie Ilya Bryzgalov scared of the Pittsburgh Penguins? No but he is scared of bears. (Larry Brown Sports)

Looking for advice on the best restaurants around America? Your best bet is to talk to this baseball writer. (New York Times)

If you’re looking for dining advice close to or in stadiums, you should check out this list of stadium dining guides. (Eater)

Is there a difference between movie stars and actors or are the two designations even mutually exclusive? (IFC)

We all know that celebrities get photoshopped to make themselves look better. Women are generally airbrushed to look curvier… Unless you’re Jennifer Love Hewitt who actually got a digital breast reduction recently. (Media Bistro)

Electronic Arts might have just been voted the worst company in America but at least they’re pretty good about positive portrayals of homosexuals in video games. Okay, BioWare, which is owned by EA, is on the cutting edge there. Still, after an anti-gay campaign launched against EA, the company is gaining support from all corners, including Stephen Fry. (Kotaku)

Look who’s on the comeback trail! Nokia is making a comeback with Windows Phone and it’s looking good for both of them. (New Yorker)

Looking to buy/build your own computer? Maybe you just want to get up-to-date on the latest bits and pieces you can get for a computer. Either way, you should check out this computer guide. (TechSpot)

Have we mentioned that the best slash most functional portion of the Star Wars Kinect game is the tossed in dancing part. It has Star Wars parodies of pop songs. One of those is a Lucasarts cover of Jason Derulo’s Riding Solo. But there’s already one out there by MC Chris called Han Solo. Shouldn’t they have been able to just drop that song right in there?

See what I mean? It’s so much better than what Lucasarts came up with.

And, for fun, let’s close out with the top five calls ever by the legendary Vin Scully.

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