Wednesday Link-Off: July 4th, 2012

I’m actually shocked that we have a linkdump for you today. After all, most blogs take the week of Independence Day off. But since it’s Independence Day, here’s American model Erin Heatherton.

Let’s start off with some news in the world of sports media. Erin Andrews is making the jump from ESPN to Fox Sports. She’s already drawn assignments for the MLB All-Star Game and playoffs, NCAA football and NFL football. (Sports Illustrated)

With all the free agent moves in the media this year, one this is very clear. ESPN talent is jumping ship faster than they can replace it. (Awful Announcing)

Summer blockbuster season is well underway. With all the costs of making and marketing movies, how exactly are studios able to be profitable? (New York Times)

After the jump, more on sports media, how to make it big on YouTube and Star Wars viral videos.

The NFL is having trouble filling up some of its arenas. The owners sound like they’re already prepping for the next round of CBA negotiations. (Wall Street Journal)

Coming soon to a channel you’ll never find on your dial is Sports Illustrated on NBC Sports Network. (Ad Age)

UEFA is in some hot water over running footage from Euro 2012 out of order for maximum impact. In other words, live sports is going reality TV. (Business Insider)

Speaking of Euro, Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas asked the ref to blow the whistle to end their massacre of ItaLOL. He’s far kinder about it than I am. (Deadspin)

Cracked has quickly become one of my daily go-to sites but it didn’t start off life that way. (SplitSider)

Who are the biggest stars of YouTube? It’s not the professionals that dominate YouTube but the amateurs. (New York Times) By the way, we have a YouTube channel. We’re working on regular content for it.

And it’s easy to understand why people want to get their face on YouTube. There’s money to be made from viral videos. (Gawker)

YouTube is also working on a new commenting system to deal with racists, trolls and the like. In other words, they’re trying to change how the internet functions. (Wired)

Coming soon to a club near you: A dress that becomes transparent as you flirt. (Washington Post)

Seeing as it’s Independence Day, I thought it would be appropriate to run this list of the worst celebrity drivers because most of them are American. (Jalopnik)

Let’s go with some Star Wars YouTuberry to close out. First, Epic Meal Time made Crispy Tauntaun.

In keeping with the theme of viral videos, here’s a Star Wars themed parody of Goyte. I have no idea what I just wrote.

And let’s close out with a viral video of 100 classic rock riffs in 12 minutes.

One thought on “Wednesday Link-Off: July 4th, 2012

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