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Wake N’ Blog: Pork Rinds Can Be A Truck Driver’s Best Friend…And Worst Enemy

Wake N’ Blog is the Sportress of Blogitude’s non-Home Run Derby-watching morning link dump. Obviously, it had better things to do, like watching paint dry and then tuning in to watch It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia on Comedy Central. A far better way to spend an evening, I have to agree. Send tips, links and miscellaneous comments, critiques and threats to

• A FedEx truck driver in Washington crashed his rig into a ditch after it jackknifed when he began choking on some spicy pork rinds. No one was seriously injured but the truck driver will be ticketed for “driving with wheels off the roadway,” which to me seems like a weird ticket, but not as weird (and delicious) as eating fried pig skin. Yummy. [Yahoo!/AP]

• The top 15 gnarliest Tour de France crashes. [Ranker]

• If your dream is to be an extra on the move Moneyball, here’s your chance. [Out of Bounds]

• ESPN hottie sideline reporter Jenn Brown has been asked to appear in SI‘s Swimsuit Issue. Yay! [Busted Coverage]

• During last night’s Home Run Derby, Bobby Valentine referred to David Ortiz and Jose Ortiz. Ha. [Tirico Suave]\

• Here are five fun parts of the finals of last night’s home run-related activities. [Big League Screw]

• Vanilla Ice’s eagerly-anticipated post-game concert at Tropicana Field in Tampa Bay did not disappoint. [Bugs & Cranks]

• Thank goodness: David Stern has put his stamp of approval on the Miami Heat’s recent roster makeover. All that guy needs is a fiddle to play while his empire burns. [Larry Brown Sports]

• Patrick Kane continues to haunt the Philadelphia Flyers, this time at their practice facility. [Puck Daddy]

• Here’s the “remix” of the Big 3 party in Miami. The DJ was the bomb. [TAUNTR]

• YBB’s brilliant feature, “The Sports Snob,” soldiers on, addresses the LeBron crap. [You Been Blinded]

• Emmitt Smiff at the WSOP. [Kissing Suzy Kolber]

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