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Wake N’ Blog: People Are Getting Married By Computers Now

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• Technology, eh? Miguel Hanson and his fiancee, Diana Wesley, were not able to have their friend conduct their wedding ceremony, so they did the most logical thing: Hanson wrote a computer program which served as minister of their nuptials. From the report: “During the wedding, to be held in the Houston home of Hanson’s parents, the couple will stand before a 30-inch monitor in the backyard. In a robotic voice, the computer will greet the guests, say how the couple met and go through the ceremony.” Nerds. [azcentral]

• Minor league ballplayers sing/lip-sync to Backstreet Boys. There you go. [Off the Bench]

• Hope Solo drove the pace car at the Brickyard 400. [Larry Brown Sports]

• Good friend of S.O.B., Monday Morning Punter, bids farewell as a writer for KSK. Best of luck in your future endeavors, Josh. [Kissing Suzy Kolber]

• Ben Roethlisberger wore a No. 78 jersey in honor of a released teammate. [Shutdown Corner]

• Video: Kobe Bryant may be good at soccer…or not. [The Basketball Jones]

• Headline: “90′s Era Sports Stars Ask You To Keep It In Your Pants In The Most 90′s Era Way Possible” Now if that doesn’t make you click through, I don’t know what would. [Tirico Suave]

• Here is what a Paul McCartney concert at Wrigley Field looks like. [Busted Coverage]

• Yankees fan on a cell phone takes a baseball right off his schnozz. Ha. [Bob’s Blitz]

• The Versus cable network will officially be re-branded as NBC Sports Network next year. [Awful Announcing]

• Five things you may have missed in MLB while paying attention to the trading deadline. [Big League Stew]

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