So I understand that there was a boxing match on last night. While I like boxing, I never had any intention of watching that fight. I don’t know how some people can separate Floyd Mayweather the person from Floyd Mayweather the boxer and I certainly don’t know how people can overlook Mayweather’s history of violence altogether. So rather than put money in his pocket, I skipped the fight.
Anyway, enough with the pre-amble because it’s Sunday which means that it’s time for us to do the links. Let’s kickoff today’s post with a knockout of a different kind. Here’s Chrissy Teigen.
Robyn Doolittle isn’t the only reporter (once) of the Toronto Star to get her own book about a major Canadian scandal. Her partner on the Rob Ford beat, Kevin Donovan, will get one for the Jian Ghomeshi scandal. (Hello)
In other media matters, things aren’t getting any better for Brian Williams but he isn’t going to give up without a fight. (Page Six)
So the so-called fight of the century that would save boxing was last night. One participant (and the likely winner though I’m writing this several hours before bell time) has a track-record of domestic violence. However, the Nevada legal system has been successfully used to protect Floyd Mayweather and keep evidence under wraps. (Deadspin)
I don’t know if Deadspin managed to get or keep any credentials for the fight. Considering how journalists who are attempting or have attempted to cover Mayweather’s history of domestic violence have been banned from the fight, I doubt they got credentials. (Deadspin)
And in case you needed the must-read primer on Mayweather, Deadspin has you covered again with a look at his legal history. (Deadspin)
It’s very rarely mentioned in modern pro wrestling history but the biggest show of all-time wasn’t WrestleMania 3 but a NJPW/WCW joint event in North Korea. Some of the wrestlers tell their tale of their time in Pyongyang. (Sports Illustrated)
The biggest story in this year’s NFL draft wasn’t college records or combine performances. Teams were worried about “character.” (LA Times)
Before becoming the #2 player in the mobile sports app, ESPN tried selling their own cell phone on their own network. That failure allowed them to reach their current success. (Vice Sports)
With two-and-a-half weeks to go before he hangs up his tie for the last time, David Letterman reflects on 33 years working in late night TV. (New York Times)
You know how much I like food. Here are the best restaurants in America. (Business Insider)
Hilary Duff is on Tinder and actually has a Tinder date setup. No, you still don’t have a chance. (TMZ)
Why don’t you have a chance? Because speculation is that she’s using the Tinder buzz to drum up some publicity and therefore money. (Blind Gossip)
A tortoise wasn’t happy about being cockblocked so he started the slowest chase ever.
Hulk Hogan is going to Australia. Unfortunately, the Australians have the Hulkster’s propensity for embellishing stories slightly.