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Wake N’ Blog For February 2nd: Hey Alaska, Nice Marmot

wake-n-blogWake N’ Blog is the Sportress of Blogitude’s morning link dump. The other day, Wake N’ Blog and I went to a shopping mall and laughed at all the shoppers, and security guards trailed us to a record shop. We asked for Mojo Nixon, they said “He don’t work here.” We said “If you don’t got Mojo Nixon, then your store could use some fixin’…Ahem, send tips and whatnot to Grazie.

• Government at work: last year, then-Governor Sarah Palin signed a bill that makes February 2nd “Marmot Day” in the great state of Alaska, since groundhogs are not common there. The bill does not “give marmots any weather forecasting duties, but she hopes the state will create educational activities around the animal.” So that’s good for the marmot. [MSNBC/AP]

• Here is a solid breakdown of the Joe Mauer news that tore through the interwebs yesterday afternoon by a person with far more objectivity than yours truly. [Big League Stew]

• Speaking of studious bloggery, Punte expertly addresses the rumors that Pitt might join the Big Ten. [With Leather]

• Sad news: the wife of former Dallas Cowboys great Jay Novacek was discovered dead yesterday and it is being speculated that it might have been a suicide. Tragic. [ESPN Dallas]

• You stay classy, New York Post. [The Sports Hernia]

•  Making the Curse democratic. People will be able to vote which athlete will grace the cover of Madden 11. [First Cuts]

• The Top 11 reasons the Chicago Bears went with Mike Martz as their offensive coordinator. [Five Tool Tool]

• Congratulations to Ryan Ballangee of the great golf blog Waggle Room for being accepted into the Golf Writers Association of America. [Waggle Room]

• Tim Tebow is not the first football player to star in an anti-abortion commercial. [Out of Bounds]

• It is being reported that there has been a tentative agreement regarding who owns “Who Dat.” Thank goodness. [Fox Sports]

• Awesome: actor Rip Torn, 78, was arrested in Connecticut “after police found him ‘highly intoxicated’ and with a loaded revolver inside the Litchfield Bank in Salisbury, where the actor lives…” It doesn’t get any better than that. [Film Drunk]

• Thankfully, CBS has finally sold all of the Super Bowl advertising spots. I was worried about them. [Reuters]

• Ladies and gentlemen – but really, just gentlemen: the hottest ladies of Super Bowl media day. [Guyism]

• Sky Sports aired world’s first 3-D sports event in Britain. It was a soccer match, but still kick-ass. [SI/AP]

• Here are 15 sexy demotivational posters for your viewing pleasure. [Uncoached]

• The Negro League Museum is facing troubled times. [Game On!]

• Japanese Business Cat!! [Warming Glow]

The Onion Headline of the Day (with Video!): “Packers Fan Announces He Will Return To Drinking For Another Season” [The Onion]

• Finally, Rudy Gay, what were you thinking, dude? [H/T Ball Don’t Lie]