Wednesday Link-Off: July 4th, 2012

I’m actually shocked that we have a linkdump for you today. After all, most blogs take the week of Independence Day off. But since it’s Independence Day, here’s American model Erin Heatherton.

Let’s start off with some news in the world of sports media. Erin Andrews is making the jump from ESPN to Fox Sports. She’s already drawn assignments for the MLB All-Star Game and playoffs, NCAA football and NFL football. (Sports Illustrated)

With all the free agent moves in the media this year, one this is very clear. ESPN talent is jumping ship faster than they can replace it. (Awful Announcing)

Summer blockbuster season is well underway. With all the costs of making and marketing movies, how exactly are studios able to be profitable? (New York Times)

After the jump, more on sports media, how to make it big on YouTube and Star Wars viral videos. Continue reading

Wednesday Link-Off: Easy Writer

I wasn’t sure who to kick off this linkdump with but Fox kept telling me last night was the season finale of Glee. Given that the ads made it seem like most of the cast was “graduating” and that the show is terribly written, I doubt it’s long for this world. Anyway, since she’s likely soon to fade out of the public eye without steady network employment, here’s Lea Michele.

Tim Tebow needs new handlers and a new outlook on life. His handlers have requested the deletion of all pictures of him with female cast members of Rock of Ages. Tebow like women and musicals! How can he be the second coming if that’s the case? (Awful Announcing)

For some reason, Rick Reilly is still writing columns for ESPN. I don’t know how he’s still employed after turning in crap like this. (Deadspin)

Though there might be a scientific reason why Reilly’s columns seem so awful. I mean, beyond the writer. He’s writing his columns at a 5th grade level. (Deadspin)

After the jump, the worst baseball hitter ever, George Lucas gets revenge on his neighbours’ wallets and Will Smith (and everyone else) raps the Fresh Prince theme on live TV. Continue reading

Sunday Link-Off: Media Madness

The theme of this edition of the Sunday links is how bad the sports media is becoming. Most of them can be taken as seriously as the “broadcast journalists” of the WWE. And I forced that analogy in there so I could run this photo of WWE “Diva” Kelly Kelly.

The greatest fictional detective of all-time is making a comeback between TV and movies. Along the way, he’s gained legions of fans and here’s the history of Holmes and his fans. (The Awl)

Keeping with writing, social media isn’t killing hockey journalism but hockey media trying to make everything more like Twitter is killing it. (Globe and Mail)

True story: The last time I tried to order an Old Fashioned, the bartender didn’t know what it was so he couldn’t serve it. He should read this history to the Old Fashioned which is one of my favourite cocktails. (Slate)

After the jump, more awful sports media, the life of a potato chip chef, and a cool Goodfellas homage. Continue reading

Sunday Link-Off: Let’s Make A Deal

If it’s Sunday, then it’s time for another set of our Sunday morning links. Let’s kick off with Candice Swanepoel who’s trying out of of Victoria’s Secret’s new workout attire. Insert easy workout joke here.

There’s bad breakups and then there’s this story from New York. A man decided to get revenge on his ex by framing her in a series of armed robberies. He almost got away with it too. (New York Times)

Good news for Canadians: Rob Faulds will be at the London Olympics and Rogers Sportsnet and TSN are putting their top anchors head-to-head in the morning. The bad news: Gord Miller is calling Track and Field. So much for watching the Olympics next year. (Fang’s Bites)

And speaking of failed broadcasting deals, the BBC is splitting F1 coverage with Sky Sports next year. Suffice to say, it’s not going over well. (Joe Saward’s Grand Prix Blog)

After the jump, why it’s alright to like the CFL, how Twitter plays you and Harry Potter and the Rom Com. Continue reading