Sunday Link-Off: Dollars and Sense

eugenie-bouchard-flare15-01Another week has come and gone. It seems as though I don’t know where the time goes but I still don’t think that time goes quickly enough either. Maybe it’s more like everything I am obligated to do in my life seems to take forever while I don’t have enough time for other things in my life like reading and blogging and friends and hobbies.

Anyway, if it’s Sunday, that must mean that we’re here to do the links. Let’s kick things off with Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard.

The Globe’s Elizabeth Renzetti wins the day with her column about why Ontario parents fighting against sex ed are doing more harm than good. (The Globe and Mail)

It didn’t take conservative attack ads to derail Justin Trudeau’s momentum. All he had to do was back the government’s so-called “anti-terrorism” legistlation. (ThinkPol)

On that note, the former Bradley Manning says that the US government needs to be more open and transparent about it’s doing. (The Guardian)

“Everyone presents an edited version of life on social media.” A look at a Penn State student whose life looked perfect on social media but was anything but in reality. (ESPN)

Want to go see Taylor Swift with a US Congressman in the $60 seats? That’ll cost you $2,500. (Washington Post)

The Sports Guy, Bill Simmons, is leaving ESPN. What could be next for him? (The Big Lead)

ESPN insiders says that Simmons found out about his firing on Twitter. He also got fired not for his salary demands but by criticizing Roger Goodell, again. (Deadspin)

You know what else happened this week that Simmons may not like? Ballghazi report! (Deadspin)

But you know what should be more damning for the NFL is the report showing that they aren’t supporting the troops out of the goodness of their heart but because they’re being paid millions of dollars. (Scout)

For shits and giggles, here’s an oral history of Big League Chew bubble gum. (Fox Sports)

Over the next week, expect a lot more Letterman links. (Bloomberg)

Everyone here should know how big a fan I am of Diamond Dallas Page. Here’s a professionally produced tribute to him with original interview footage. I told you it was professional.


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