Sunday Link-Off: The Grab Bag

elizabeth-banks-edit15-02Sometimes, it’s really hard to come up with a theme with a linkdump post. I know I’ve said that a few times before but I’m struggling to come up with a title and intro for this post. So I’m just going to shut up and let links happen.

And with that out of the way, it’s time for the Sunday set of links. Since Jackie covered off San Andreas yesterday, today, let’s cover off Pitch Perfect with Elizabeth Banks.

The 2016 Presidential campaign hasn’t really started but Jeb Bush is already slinging mud and lies. This is going to get ugly people. (Washington Post)

RIM/BlackBerry was one of the many short-lived great Canadian tech success stories. This time, it wasn’t a tech bubble that killed a Canadian tech giant but leadership that killed RIM. (MacLean’s)

A man threatened to kill himself so his girlfriend called the police. He ended up getting killed. Is suicide by cop a problem with the suicidal person or the cops? (The Daily Beast)

You may not have heard of Chuck Blazer but he might be the most important person in the FIFA scandal. He’s the man whose testimony made this all happen. (Bloomberg)

I know the long words look hard but if you get in the final round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, beware the short words. (Wall Street Journal)

Kurt Busch looks to be in NASCAR’s Chase but his early season suspension and waiver into the Chase wasn’t without controversy. After this detailed look at Busch’s domestic dispute, I’m surprised NASCAR let him have the waiver. (ESPN)

With the Women’s World Cup upcoming, the big story in Canada will be former Canadian Sydney LeRoux returning to her home and native land in stars and stripes to bring the championship to the US. (The Blog Formerly Known as Grantland)

FiveThirtyEight and ESPN Films take a quick look at Jesse Ventura’s rise to Governor of Minnesota. (ESPN / FiveThirtyEight)

Sports stadium music wasn’t really sports stadium music until Jock Jams. Here’s the story of the compilation album that’s defined your sports experience for 20 years. (Mic)

Do you use Hola? Better change that quick. (Daily Dot)

Here’s an inside look at the final day of Letterman. (Bill Scheft)

So while I’ll be watching Game of Thrones, wrestling fans will be watching the next great Canadian, Kevin Owens, demolish American hero John Cena. Fight, Owens, fight!

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