January 2010 Link Round-up; Highlights and Lowlights

Well due to the success of my 2009 link round-up I decided to make it a monthly think. So again, this link dump will feature content created in January 2010 and some older content which I just happened to come across this month.

The case against 5 former Blackwater guards was dropped after it was horribly mishandled by the prosecuting team. And I do mean horribly. <The Wall Street Journal>

The Mets were weird when they were good. <The Big Lead>

Avatar almost had to raise their MPAA rating. What I am a talking about? Why a deleted Na’avi sex scene involving those tentacles of theirs. <Filmdrunk> (more…)

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Well I Called That

Just a few days ago I mentioned that Allen Iverson was retiring for the first time. Well, I was right that it wouldn’t be his last. Granted, I can’t feel too impressed with myself because I’m sure everyone saw it coming. But yes, A.I. is back. And he’s back with the Philadelphia Sixers no less! Kudos to the LA Times story I saw that confirmed his comeback for including the “practice” video at the end of their article. I had never seen that before. It’s so entertaining that I have to include it. The only difference is this version counts how many times he uses the word “practice”. (more…)

Published in: on December 2, 2009 at 9:34 pm  Leave a Comment  
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A.I. Retires For The First Time

10-time All-Star Allen Iverson is planning on retiring according to Stephen A. Smith. I don’t follow the NBA enough to say whether or not I saw this coming, but after reading this part of the article I will tell you that I think I see something else coming.
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Published in: on November 25, 2009 at 8:17 pm  Comments (1)  
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Good For Marcus

So Marcus Jordan wore Nikes instead of Adidas basketball shoes in the University of Central Florida’s game against St. Leo University on Thursday. Adidas responded by canceling their 3 million dollar endorsement deal with UCF. Personally I think it’s the right move by Marcus. His dad and Nike have always had a great relationship and their Air Jordan shoe has been extremely profitable for years now. The shoe itself is legend. How could anyone expect the son of Mr. Air Jordan himself to wear the rival basketball shoe? (more…)

Chalmers and Arthur missing out on needed education

How exactly is tossing Mario Chalmers and Darrell Arthur from the NBA’s rookie transition program supposed to help anything?

The former Jayhawks were discovered with marijuana and women in their hotel room and promptly kicked out of the program. Orientation week is all about how to handle the sudden fame and fortune these guys have found. They learn what’s expected from them off the court, and they learn how to succeed. Clearly, Chalmers and Arthur are just the kind of guys that need the indoctrination. But they’ve gotten kicked out just for proving that it’s necessary. What a typical, backward reaction. (more…)

Published in: on September 3, 2008 at 5:46 pm  Comments (2)  
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How can an online store like this even exist?

Let me introduce you to http://www.stungunking.net . Apparently someone wanted to sell stun guns and other gizmos like that and they decided to sell autographs of famous sports athletes on top of everything else. I have no idea how legitimate the electronics side of the business, but get this. They are selling autographed cards of Barry Sanders, Jerome Bettis, Albert Pujols, Kobe Bryant, Dwayne Wade and Mark McGwire for only $5.00. An Eli Manning signed card is only $7.00. $2.00 will get you a signed card of David Wright and for a dollar you could get an autographed card of Paul Konerko, Luis Matos, Paul Sorrento, David Robinson, Ryan Leaf… The list goes on.
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