I’ve been busy this week so today’s set of links might be a little shorter than usual. Hopefully, it’s a case of the decrease in quantity is made up for with an increase in quality. Anyhow, let’s start with Alessandra Ambrosio.
One of the all-time greatest hockey players, Gordie Howe, turned 85 this past Sunday. While he’s just as spry as any 85-year-old. The problem is the toll the game seems to have taken on his mind. (Detroit Free Press)
Disney is a massive corporation. Not many companies would have been able to afford to buy LucasFilm, after all. However, it’s not the Mouse but the Mothership, ESPN, that brings in the biggest dollars. (The Economist)
How does the NRA protect the right to bear arms? Not through meaningful discourse or the use of facts. Solely though scaremongering. (TPM)
At the age of 25, Mark Cuban learned the lessons that changed his life. (Forbes)
I didn’t see Rick Ware’s broken leg and I don’t want to. Will Leitch hasn’t either but doesn’t blame people who have or are showing it. (Sports on Earth)
It’s probably a little late for you to learn this term but if you picked all favourites in March Madness, it would be called a busted bracket… And chalk. It would also be called chalk. (New Republic)
Jose Calderon has done the tunnel walk so many times at the Air Canada Centre that he doesn’t know where the visitor locker room is. (Larry Brown Sports)
They might have left ESPN but the feud between Michelle Beadle and Erin Andrews isn’t over. (Awful Announcing)
Why did Justin Timberlake come back to music despite apparently retiring? It had to do with a $20 million contract with Live Nation. (The Hollywood Reporter)
Drew Magary was volunteered for the ultimate kidnapping experience. He has such lovely employers. (GQ)
What if celebrity chefs were characters on Game of Thrones? It’s clearly wrong because King Joffrey would be Guy Fieri so he could get slapped. And if Fieri is Joffrey, Tony Bourdain is perfectly cast as Littlefinger. (The Braiser)
And let’s close with my two favourite video game jokes of April Fools’ Day.