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Wake N’ Blog For January 18th: I Wonder If It Was A Hungry, Hungry Hippo

wake-n-blogWake N’ Blog is now and will forever be the Sportress of Blogitude’s morning link dump. It is very happy today after the Vikings beat the tar out of the Dallas Cowboys. Wait. Is Wake N’ Blog gloating? Damn right it’s gloating.

• Bad news out of Montenegro: the country’s only hippo, a two-ton female named Nikica, escaped from its enclosure at the zoo after seasonal flooding. Crazy artiodactyl.[Yahoo!/Reuters]

• Poor, poor Nate Keading. I bet it sucks to be late guy right about now. [Kissing Suzy Kolber]

• Apparently, the new owner of the Cubs wants a World Series title. Yeah, good luck with all that. [Sporting News/AP]

• Wait, Alexander Ovechkin has never scored a goal in a shootout until yesterday? Is that what they’re saying in this article? Huh. []

• Rest in peace, Gaines Adams. He was only 26-years-old. Damn. [Chicago Tribune]

• Spotlighting the highlights of Gourmet Spud’s Twitter escapades from the past week. [Food Court Lunch]

• I guess New York Jets fanatic Fireman Ed will be able to write at least one more diary entry for the Daily News. Yep, Fireman Ed is writing a column for one of the biggest newspapers in the country. I guess it’s all about who you know. Or how much you act like a complete tool. One of the two. [New York Daily News]

• Suuuuuthper!!!! Figure skater Johnny Weir’s reality show debuts tonight on the Sundance Channel. [Seattle Times]

• Japanese man catches you a delicious bass, breaks world record. [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]

• Ottawa Senators fan wants to give everybody on the ice a boob show. Thankfully, it was a woman. [Busted Coverage]

• B&C hits the mother lode and lands an interview with oddball former MLBer Darren Daulton. [Bugs & Cranks]

• Chris Hanson’s Axe breaks down the weekend that was in the NFL. [Style Points]

• The early leader for the hockey goal of the year. [Fanhouse]

• Tennis stars play an exhibition match to benefit the victims of the Haiti earthquake. [SI/AP]

• Dallas Cowboys meathead Keith Brooking didn’t appreciate the Vikings running up the score on his team. Here’s an idea, Keith: stop them. [Shutdown Corner]

• I am inclined to agree. This is the most disturbing cheerleader picture ever. [Uncoached]

• Finally, Brett Favre singing “Pants on the Ground.” You knew I was posting this bad boy. Purple Pride! [H/T The Huddle]