Sunday Link-Off: TKO

chrissy-teigen-daytimeemmys15-03So 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)

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Wednesday Link-Off: Fight the Good Fight

lily-aldridge-victoriassecret13-05It’s Wednesday which means it’s time for links. It also means that we’re seven days from unveiling our SI Swimsuit Issue cover odds list. Maybe I should get started on that… Okay, while I do that, here are the links and here is the return of Lily Aldridge.

As he heads into his second four-year term as President of the United States, TNR interviews Barack Obama about his plans for the next four years. (New Republic)

In that TNR interview, the POTUS says that the Republicans won’t change their obstructionist ways until they are made to pay the price for being obstructionist. You know, he’s right. (Washington Post)

Now that he’s lost the fight against ObamaCare, Papa John wants to pretend that he never fought the fight against ObamaCare by getting any ObamaCare related comments he made scrubbed from the internet. (National Confidential)

After the jump, the history of Deadspin, a profile on one of BioWare’s exiled bosses and an epic trombone quartet. Continue reading

Manti T’eo Link-Off: We’re Not Faking It

woman-silhouetteAs we are wont to do when there’s a big news story with a lot of info floating around the internet, we’re dedicating a special link-dump to cover the recent breaking story about Manti Te’o’s fake girlfriend. We’ve gathered some of the most informative news pieces and best columns about this story into this handy post.

Since Lennay Kekua isn’t a real person, we don’t actually have a picture to start this post with. So we’re running with that picture to the right as the next best thing.

First, here’s the in-depth Deadspin investigation by Jack Dickey and Tim Burke that launched this story. (Deadspin)

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Sunday Link-Off: Power and Politics

It’s time for the return of the Sunday links after a three-week hiatus. To make up for the absence, here’s Chuck star Yvonne Strahovski. Maybe the show would’ve had better ratings if she did more photoshoots like this before the fifth and final season.

If you’ve ever wondered why it seems as though American political coverage has gone a bit overboard, we finally know who to blame. Political coverage is following the lead of sports coverage. (The Atlantic)

The Black Keys think Nickelback sucks. I knew there was a reason I liked these guys. (Uproxx)

It was AJ Daulerio’s final week at Deadspin last week. That meant that he got a classically Deadspin-esque roast sendoff. And he’s been roasted by the likes of Leitch, Magary, Scott Van Pelt and more. Sadly, no Brett Favre. (Deadspin)

After the jump, the latest on SOPA, a new player in gaming media and a new and better candidate for President. Continue reading

Sunday Link-Off: Laying The Smackdown

Surprisingly, Jackie didn’t lead off his ELO with a picture of a starlet from one of this weekend’s new movies. So I’ll cover that for him with Columbiana star Zoe Saldana.

If you thought The Wrestler was a fictional movie, the old and broke wrestler struggling to make ends meet is more common than you’d think. Those ranks include the legendary Nature Boy Ric Flair. (Grantland)

What happens when a Deadspin writer gets invited to ESPN’s state of the union address? Nothing good for Mr. Craggs. (Deadspin)

Speaking of the mothership, ESPN courted controversy by running an article wondering how things would be different if Michael Vick was white. In response, BSO wondered what Tom Brady would be like if he was black. (Black Sports Online)

After the jump, The Rock is ready to lay the smacketh down on NBC, food photo galleries and what happens to WWE Raw comes to Canada. Continue reading

The Humanoids: Auld Lang Syne

It’s been about two months since I last wrote a Humanoids column. What better time that the end of the year to drop another set of ridiculous opinions about the year that was and some more recent events. This year may just go down as one of the more depressing years on record. Bad news seemed to dominate the world in 2010. Of all the top news stories of the year, the only one that you could actually classify as good or even neutral is the rescue of the Chilean miners. But let’s take a look back at the year that was and toss in a random story for the fun of it. Continue reading

Wednesday Link-Off: Big Payday

Here’s Minka Kelly who was just names Sexiest Woman Alive (or something like that).

The infamous Cigar Guy’s identity has been revealed. He’s not a cigar smoking, turban wearing golf fan but an investment analyst. (Sports By Brooks)

We heard that Deadspin spent more money than ever before on the Brett Favre dongslinger pics. One blogger’s sources say that the pics cost $75,000. (Terez Owens)

And on that note, hear’s a long look inside the Gawker Media empire and at its chief Nick Denton. (New Yorker)

After the jump, a sports agent tells all, the most dominant video game athletes, and the tables get turned on Mario. Continue reading