Well, since I’m travelling this week, it’ll be a shorter linkdump than usual today. I’m hoping to have that that all fixed by Sunday. To make up for it, here’s Nina Agdal. Did you read my SI Swimsuit Issue cover odds post yesterday? There’s a reason why I’ve featured her today.
Rick Reilly’s column about Colin Kaepernick was pretty bad but the Times-Picayune’s write-up of the Playboy Super Bowl party might just top it. (Deadspin)
What is Fox’s Gus Johnson going to do now that the football season is over? He’s off to Europe to be groomed as Fox Sports’ new voice of soccer ahead of the 2018 World Cup. (Sports Illustrated)
Speaking of soccer, they’re once again in the midst of a massive match-fixing scandal. Well, if they’re willing to accept bribes to host the World Cup, which is the biggest sporting event in the world, why not accept bribes for everything else. (National Post)
After the jump, CBS’ big fail of the Super Bowl, some very Canadian sports kerfuffles, and The Walking Dead as a sitcom.
If the Super Bowl power outage taught us anything, it’s that the highly paid talking heads on CBS are completely useless when they’re actually called upon to think. (Sports on Earth)
By the way, Leitch says that Drew Magary’s breakdown of the same topic was better. (Deadspin)
There was a curling controversy in the Saskatchewan provincial championships. One player was ejected for swearing and took the official to task on Twitter. (Regina Leader-Post)
Speaking of controversies that could only happen in Canada, Toronto police were called in to break up a fight between figure skaters. (Off the Bench)
By the way, Community is back tomorrow. You really should watch, even though I’m not exactly hopeful about the show’s long-term prospects. Anyway, here’s a profile of Richard Erdman who plays the recurring character of Leonard. (LA Times)
Some parody accounts are better than others. The Daily Mail parody @DMReporter went to the next level by pretending to be hacked by Anonymous. (Geekosystem)
Want to be more like Sherlock Holmes? Here are some tips to solve problems like the Great Detective. (FastCo)
Alright, I’ve been thinking. When life gives you lemons, don’t make lemonade – make life take the lemons back! Get mad! I don’t want your damn lemons, what am I supposed to do with these? Demand to see life’s manager. Make life rue the day it thought it could give Cave Johnson lemons! Do you know who I am? I’m the man who’s gonna burn your house down! With the lemons! (et geekera)
What would happen if The Walking Dead was a sitcom? It might look a little bit like this.
Move over Larry Bird. This kid is the best shooter that you’ll ever see.