Sunday Link-Off: News Madness

gracie-carvalho-next13-01It’s the end of the week which means it’s time for some links. This week will be pretty interesting because I’m planning to debut an IndyCar column this week. It’ll be along the lines of the F1 recap columns and hopefully you enjoy it as much as the F1 column. Along with that, we should have a couple of video game posts. Not sure what else we’ll have this week but we’ll figure it out.

For now, let’s start out with Gracie Carvalho.

You may know Matt Ufford from Kissing Suzy Kolber or SB Nation but before he became a prominent blogger, he was a US Marine. For the ten-year anniversary of the start of the Iraq war, Ufford writes about his experience as a member of the first wave of Marines in the invasion and the lasting effect it had on him and his men. (GQ)

Now that the Steubenville rape case has been settled, it’s time to turn our attention to a similar case in Torrington, Connecticut, where people seem far more against the victim than in Steubenville. We need Anonymous to get some attention on this case and repay the victim bullying. (The Register Citizen)

Some say that now is the best time in history for access to news and information. However, local news is suffering because of free and open access to news on the internet. (The Atlantic) If free access to news would but an embarrassment of a newspaper like The Sault Star or a glorified press release aggregator like Soo Today out of business, I’m all for it.

The Tea Party is abandoning Fox News claiming that they’ve become too liberal since the election. (The Daily Beast)

Fox News answered that criticism by saying that yoga is leading to the “wussification” of America. They haven’t changed too much. (Media Matters)

Deadspin’s Tim Burke does the sites video capturing and uploading. For March Madness, that means tracking four basketball games at the same time in addition to every other sporting event going on at the same time. He has a pretty damn big setup to do that. (Gizmodo)

Speaking of March Madness, have a little bracketception with a bracket of brackets. (The Atlantic Wire)

The US men’s national soccer team may have beaten Costa Rica in World Cup qualifying but there is still doubts over whether manager Jurgen Klinsmann should still be in charge of the team. (Sporting News)

Ever wonder how important goaltending actually is? Deadspin has a detailed statistical examination. (Deadspin)

The iPad game Sweatshop HD was pulled because Apple works under the philosophy that games shouldn’t have a message. That’s a very outdated notion. (Pocket Gamer)

Canadian is its own language, not just a nationality. Here are 24 phrases that are certifiably Canadian. (Mental Floss)

I wish that I had seen this link during SXSW but here’s a look at Friday Night Lights’ shooting locations in and around Austin. (Vulture)

I can’t remember if I posted this video here yet so here it is (or here it is again depending on the case). It’s a Loose Change parody about Star Wars.

And just for fun, here’s a compilation of people falling down stairs.

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