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• A tortoise who was treated at the Washington State University is now a testament to the wonders of modern science after a leg that the more critter had to have amputated due to injury has been replaced by a swiveling wheel that was attached to its shell. The tortoise, named Gamera, named after a Godzilla movie monster, weighs 23 pounds and seems to like wheeling around, albeit at a slow pace. Said Charlie Powell, spokesman for WSU’s veterinary hospital: “I don’t know whether he’d pass the hare, but he moves around very well.” Indeed doctor, indeed. [azcentral]

• Hardly seems fair: the Dallas Mavericks’ J.J. Barea and his gal, who just so happens to be a former Miss Universe, are having a baby. [Larry Brown Sports]

• Jim Thome is about to reach the 600 homer plateau and it seems like no one cares. [Babes Love Baseball]

• Speaking of Thome, he’s the main character in the latest edition of The Dugout. Good stuff. [With Leather]

• For $2800, you can have the Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders over for a rousing game of football. [Busted Coverage]

• A British boxer is none too pleased about a two-story McDonald’s which will be erected in Olympic Village. [Off the Bench]

• Maybe it’s time to lay off Chris Bosh for a spell. [The Basketball Jones]

• There is a whole bunch of wrong going on in this foul ball field from Citi Field. [Bob’s Blitz]

• This just in: Jimmer Freddette is good at shooting a basketball. [Ball Don’t Lie]

• Check out what Giants closer Brian Wilson looked like sans beard. [The Legend of Cecilio Guante]

• Finally, a realistic sports bar menu! [Sports Pickle]

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