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Wake N’ Blog is the Sportress of Blogitude’s morning link dump. Send tips, link submissions, etc. to As an aside, yesterday’s inactivity here at the Sportress was not due to brand new baby syndrome – instead, it was faulty computer equipment at the office. But we’re back up and running…woo hoo!

• Actually, those Cajun backwoods yokels from that show on History would have a nice chuckle over the harebrained actions of suburban police in Missouri, who mistook an alligator lawn ornament for a real live alligator. In fact, the police did not realize said alligator lawn ornament would not be a menacing, ferocious foe until after they pumped two shots into it. But the funny thing about alligators made of cement is that bullets have no effect on them.  [Yahoo!]

• Ha! Yet another LOLCubs moment at Wrigley Field. Check out this Cubs logo. [Midwest Sports Fans]

• That’s awfully nice of them: DirecTV will not charge NFL Sunday Ticket subscribers until games are played. [Larry Brown Sports]

• 2011 LOL NBA Finals Game 2. [That NBA Lottery Pick]

• In yesterday’s edition of Rick’s Cafe, Rick discusses whether a particular photo can be a metaphor for our times. Good stuff. [Off the Bench]

• SI and Jim Tressel: That’s What She Said. [Hugging Harold Reynolds]

• Here’s a disturbing tale about the NBA Finals Father of the Year. [Busted Coverage]

• Tiki Barber: still showing up places. [Bob’s Blitz]

• Another day, another crazy Chris Bosh face. [Sharapova’s Thigh]

• Comparing the NFL Lockout to a pimp/prostitute relationship. [PineRiders]

• Real tweets from real people regarding the fantasy spelling bee announcing teams. [Awful Announcing]

• Lewp recaps last night’s Mavs-Heat game. [Lewp’s Weblog]

• It’s time for another entertaining and educational edition of the KSK Sex/Fantasy Football Mailbag. [Kissing Suzy Kolber]

• What if Shaq tweeted other big announcements? [TAUNTR]

• Ladies and gentlemen, the First Annual Athlete Spelling Bee. [Sports Pickle]

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