Wednesday Link-Off: Quickie

It’s an abbreviated version of the Wednesday links thanks to yesterday’s minor WordPress problems. To make up for it, here’s Candice Swanepoel.

You that stereotype about Americans being idiots? Turns out that Newsweek’s research shows it might just be true. (Newsweek)

We may never really get a look inside the NFL Combine but this might be the next best thing. A documentary about Western Mustang John Surla takes us inside CFL e-Camp. (55-Yard Line)

Last weekend, TSN2 cut away from March Madness to cover women’s curling. Suffice to say, we’re officially a laughing stock. (The Big Lead)

After the jump, the Madden Madness bracket, some WWE stories and Sheen does Kimmel. Continue reading


Wednesday Link-Off: Countdown to Madness

Well, I got the links off on time today. Let’s start with another linkdump newcomer in Eva Amurri.

It’s time for March Madness which means it’s time for Gus Johnson. The New York Times seems to have discovered the internet’s favourite play-by-play man and profiles Mr. RISE AND FIRE himself. (New York Times)

The NHL’s supplementary discipline system has been described as a wheel of justice. Now we actually have an interactive wheel of justice on the internet. (NHL Wheel of Justice)

And we can’t really get enough of Charlie Sheen and his winning. So to find out if you’re winning, check out this winning flowchart. (Regretful Morning) Banging seven gram rocks? Winning!

After the jump, Charlie Sheen night, scads of links about social media and Web 2.0 and the best of Gus Johnson. Continue reading

Wednesday Link-Off: Definitely Not Winning

I’m back from my weekend in the big city. I’ll have a Humanoids column before my return visit in a few weeks. For now, here’s Blake Lively.

We’re still waiting for something of substance to happen in the NFL CBA negotiations. However, Bill Simmons boils down the owners’ position to a simple analogy. (ESPN)

With Charlie Sheen getting fired from Two and a Half Men, you’d think he could be out of work for a while. However, HDnet’s Mark Cuban has already sent him a job offer. (With Leather)

And Sheen also has a job offer for you. You can be Charlie Sheen’s #winning intern this summer. Winning that job would be winning. (Internships)

After the jump, more Sheen winning/not winning, stages of being drunk, and Tom Brady dancing. Continue reading

Sunday Link-Off: Not Winning

So Steve is away for the weekend, so it’s actually Jackie here writing your latest edition of the Sunday Link-Off. Since he has been nice enough to cover for my Entertainment Link-Offs while I was away, it would be nice of me to return the favour. Kicking off this entry is Vanessa Hudgens. She’s starring in the film Beastly this weekend… and from the looks of it, it’s not looking like it’ll be winning any Oscars next year.

After the jump, more Charlie Sheen moments, a flowchart to help you figure out which MLB team to root for, a new extreme form of hockey has emerged, and Canadian national anthem fail. Continue reading

Entertainment Link-Off: Use the Force

I’m back for the latest edition of the Entertainment Link-Off. There is a wide selection of films to check out this weekend including the animated film Rango starring Johnny Depp, the thriller The Adjustment Bureau starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt or perhaps CBS’ modern adaptation of Beauty and the Beast called Beastly. Oh almost forgot, there’s also the much delayed release of the comedy Take Me Home Tonight starring Topher Grace and Teresa Palmer. If you’re not interested, you can still catch Teresa in the sci-fi actioner I Am Number Four.

After the jump, CW fail, some Oscars related tidbits that don’t necessarily involve James Franco, Charlie Sheen quotables, Darth Vader tackles a Toyota, first look at Tron Uprising and another round of movie charades for Modern Family. Continue reading

New Lowdown Swag – Charlie Sheen Edition

I don’t know if you’ve noticed but we’re all about winning on The Lowdown Blog these last couple of days. This week’s talk about Charlie Sheen and winning have inspired the creation of two new pieces of Lowdown Swag for you. The first has Charlie’s new catch phrase “I’m winning” on the front. The other is an unofficial design for Charlie’s buddies, the Vatican Assassin Warlocks. Continue reading

Charlie Sheen Interviewed On Piers Morgan Tonight

Let’s wrap up our day of winning on The Lowdown Blog with one more feature-length Charlie Sheen interview. This morning, we had Charlie’s interview with Howard Stern. The night before that, he had his first live interview on TV with Piers Morgan. It’s quite a bit more serious than the Stern interview that covers Two and a Half Men, drugs, Charlie’s party lifestyle, his potential status as a role model and more.

After the jump, we have the full 48-minute interview. Continue reading

Charlie Sheen Interviewed On The Howard Stern Show

Charlie Sheen has been making the rounds as of late. He’s been on The Dan Patrick Show, The Today Show, 20/20 and Piers Morgan Tonight. But his best interview, by far, was Tuesday’s interview on The Howard Stern Show. They talked about Two and a Half Men, Chuck Lorre, sex, Charlie’s women, porn stars, his family and winning.

After the jump, we have the full 45-minute interview. Continue reading

Wednesday Link-Off: Winning

Jennifer Lawrence may have not won an Oscar for best actress but she was definitely winning on Sunday night.

The folks at GQ were planning on running this profile of Charlie Sheen in their April issue. With all that’s happened with him over the last few days, they’ve released the profile early online. That’s winning. (GQ)

Gordon Bombay has some advice for Charlie Sheen. Bombay did get a DUI in ’92 so he has some experience. That’s how he ended up coaching District 5. (Tauntr)

Want an early front-runner to win the potential NFL lockout? I’d take the owners. Some have enough money to weather a two-year lockout. (CNN Money)

After the jump, more Charlie Sheen winning, VW’s great new concept and how celebrities stay in shape. Continue reading

Entertainment Link-Off: One Sheen-ing Moment

I’m back in the saddle again for another set of entertainment links. To make up for it, I was going to go with Brooklyn Decker from Just Go With It but I refuse to support the Sandler/Aniston machine (despite the cameo by Dan Patrick). So here’s I Am Number Four’s Teresa Palmer.

The biggest entertainment news of the week came from a sports talk radio show. Dan Patrick scored the interview coup of the year with his interviews with Charlie Sheen. (Sports Radio Interviews)

Here’s the story of how DP landed the interview with Sheen and how he ended up in seven Sandler movies. (The Wrap)

So Watson kicked the asses of mankind’s best on Jeopardy much to the surprise of no one. But you can do battle with Watson (or at lease his algorithms) in this online game. (New York Times)

After the jump, the new Wonder Woman, the NBA all-star weekend and James Earl Jones catches Bieber fever. Continue reading