Tab Dump: January 25th, 2010

Drizzy lights into rap for Complex.

Don’t bet on baseball.

Journalists to get news only from social media. I call this the weekend.

On the new, post-newspaper writing.

Not surprised. Double not surprised.

How Obama uses the Internet. Hint: Not for lolcats.

Here comes cricket.

Comparing Bryce Harper to Joe Mauer, and more.

Don’t believe the hype.

Charlie Davies is one tough sonuvabitch.

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Tab Dump: January 24th, 2010

Concept stolen from Ezra. Always steal from the best.

6’6″, 230-pound Gators tight end recruit to grayshirt, grow to immense size.

The story of phenom-turned-felon Kenny Turner.

Who dat? Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde.

Quickest—and best—audio rip ever.

Two items on how Brett Favre is less clutch in reality than myth.

Wishing Favre would return—in 2008.

“The yellow line is not official.”

A veritable treasure trove of schadenfavre. Quality over quantity.

How to take John Edwards from universal loathing to diffidence.

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Bill Simmons Alleges “I Don’t Read Sports Blogs”; Murky Syntax Saves Zoe Simmons’ Life

You pick the "your" tweet, Simmons?

I really don’t care about the “Simmons steals!” “controversy” (Basketball Prospectus’ John Gasaway nailed the only essential point to be made), but I do care about Simmons professing some aversion to sports blogs.

Why? Because he’s lying. (Probably. Maybe.) Continue reading

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Joakim Noah on Tim Tebow: “He Could Play Anything He Wants”

He knows what being the center of attention is.

He knows what being the center of attention is.

I’ll admit that though Tim Tebow is probably the best land-based athlete the University of Florida has had this decade (I see you, Ryan Lochte), my favorite is still Joakim Noah, who made up in height, boundless happiness, and purported capacity for free thought for what his reign lacked in length, relative to the Tebowverlord.

(What that has to with Noah being a Tebow fan, and a huge one, I don’t know. But I needed to say it.) Continue reading

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Vengeance for Before, Cheers for Now

I read this, on Tim Tebow, in Bruce Feldman’s always-a-must-read Sunday notes:

He also now has 56 rushing touchdowns in his career, three behind Eric Crouch for the FBS record among quarterbacks.

It got me thinking.

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Surviving Starkville

The 29-19 score wasn’t pretty. Continue reading

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Meanwhile, In Bill Simmons’ Corner of ESPN…

Simmons, in mirth.

Simmons, in mirth.

While a certain blog is waging war against ESPN’s PR department, the Worldwide Leader’s online franchise is giving interviews about The Book of Basketball, and other things.

And — surprise! — Bill Simmons is hinting at leaving ESPN again. Continue reading

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