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Wake N’ Blog For January 27th: Was His Bag Of Holding Considered Contraband? Inmate Banned From Playing Dungeons & Dragons

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• If doing hard time in prison isn’t bad enough, a man in a Wisconsin prison has been banned from playing the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons. Via AP report: “Kevin T. Singer filed a federal lawsuit against officials at Wisconsin’s Waupun prison, arguing that a policy banning all Dungeons & Dragons material violated his free speech and due process rights.” Prison officials are concerned that the game promotes gang activity and when they discovered that Singer was carving a 20-sided die out of soapstone, that was the end of it. “Get busy livin’ or get busy hidin’ your Dungeon Master’s Guide, I guess.

What’s worse is the ruling sure doesn’t look good for the upstart Quidditch league a few Harry Potter-obsessed inmates were trying to get started. [MSNBC/AP]

• Sorry, Chicago Cubs: Andre Dawson will enter the Hall of Fame as a Montreal Expo. For you young punks out there, Montreal used to have a real live major league baseball team. [Chicago Tribune]

• Happy belated birthday, Wayne Gretzky. [Game On!]

• The copy editors at the San Francisco Chronicle were a bit confused just who was playing the Saints in the NFC Championship Game. [Sports Rubbish]

• Dr. Pepper is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. Gotta love the Pepper. [Pop Candy]

• If y0u’re anything like me, you were devastated when you found out Sasha Cohen would not be competing in the Olympics next month. But cheer up. Finnish figure skater Kiira Korpi is here to pick up the slack. By pick up the slack I mean that you can replace Cohen with her in your spank bank. [With Leather]

• Party dude/downhill skier Bode Miller is going to try to qualify for the U.S. Open tennis tournament. [CBS Sports]

• Oh dear. Shirtless photo of Patrick Kane is awkward. [Puck Daddy]

• Regarding the hullabaloo surrounding Tim Tebow’s pro-choice Super Bowl ad, Joy Behar from The View speculates that Tim Tebow could have just as likely wound up as a “pedophile rapist.” Interesting take. [The Sporting Blog]

• “Journalist” Peter Vecsey once again confirms he’s a moronic asshole. [Fanhouse]

• PGA golfer Ken Green’s son was found dead in his dorm room at SMU. [ESPN]

• Greg Oden on discovering his dong was all over the internet: “I saw them and my heart just dropped.” That’s likely not the only thing that dropped on Oden. [The Big Lead]

• At the Australian Open, Serena won, Venus lost. [CBS Sports]

• Ladies and gentlemen, Gourmet Spud’s “The Dino Whisperer.” [Food Court Lunch]

• A sheriff’s deputy has been assigned to Tiger Woods’ daughter’s preschool. [Out of Bounds]

• Finally, Chad Ochocinco performing his soon-to-be hit song, “Dat Ain’t My Baby.” Jeebus. [H/T Sports Crackle Pop!]