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• Jonathan Trappe of Raliegh, North Carolina recently crossed the English Channel while strapped into a chair attached to helium balloons. When asked why he did it, Trappe replied, “Didn’t you have this dream, grabbing on to a bunch of toy balloons and floating off? I think it’s something that’s shared across cultures and across borders — just this wonderful fantasy of grabbing on to toy balloons and floating into open space.” Can’t argue with the guy. Kudos. [Yahoo!/AP]

• David Beckham: armed and dangerous. And I’m not talking about his underwear ads. No homo. [Out of Bounds]

• Ron Artest hits game-winning basket, gets interviewed by Craig Sager. That’s a whole lot of crazy right there. [Ball Don’t Lie]

• Chris Bosh explains sex, sort of. [Sharapova’s Thigh]

• Sacramento Kings fans write song to impress LeBron James. Not sure how well “The LeBron Song” is going to work, since it is based on “The Thong Song.” Yeesh. [That NBA Lottery Pick]

• In other people with no lives wasting time, Los Angeles Clippers fans hold a parade for LeBron. [Larry Brown Sports]

• Suns coach Alvin Gentry got a little pukey last night. [The Last Angry Fan]

• Coming to TV this fall: Weeds: NBA Edition. [Tirico Suave]

• Organizers of the Indy 500 are bringing in big stars (Jack Nicholson) and big asses (Kim Kardashian) for the race. [Midwest Sports Fans]

• John Daly played a bogey-free round and is in the mix at Colonial… [Devil Ball Golf]

• …and his gal is clearly pretty pumped up about it. [Wei Under Par]

• The Michael Jordan statue in Chicago is wearing a Blackhawks jersey. [Mouthpiece Blog]

• NBA officiating signs are explained. [Sports Pickle]

The Onion Headline of the Day: President Obama Mentions He’d Like To See LeBron James In Chicago, Also That He’s Leader Of The Free World