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Entrails: June 26th, 2009

The shadows do not make it cooler.

The shadows do not make it cooler.

Well, this feels weird. I’m bringing back Entrails as a weekly post of links per reader request. (Yes, I’m as stunned as you are that I have readers, much less requests.) But today, while The Rookies cope with a server meltdown, the SpinDead crew is graciously bringing the gathering over to my place.

And I promise a more organized series of links next time.

NCAA Football 10 stadium screens are incredible. (Facebook)

Unprofessional Foul does the Showdown in Chinatown justice. Impressive. (Unprofessional Foul)

How to pick a winner, U.S.-Spain-style. (Goal)

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Entrails: April 10th, 2009

This is heartbreaking.

This is heartbreaking.

Fantastic top four reads in this Entrails, in spite of how the material came to be.

Rest in peace, Nick Adenhart, Henry Pearson, and Courtney Stewart. My heart and best wishes go out to your families and friends.

A beautiful tribute to a friend. (Sharapova’s Thigh)

Sobering thoughts on the tragedy. (Dave Lozo)

Vin Scully’s simple remembrance. (Will Leitch)

The story surrounding Adenhart’s start. (LA Times)

And my two cents: The three people in the Mitsubishi were innocents felled by fate, outrageous fortune colliding with stupidity and calamity. It’s a natural tendency to want the person who drove drunk, ran a red light, and ended three lives to be brought the most justice possible.

But punishing one person does not solve the problem, just as putting murderers to death has not curbed killing. There is a fundamental difficulty in America with alcohol being a social lubricant and a idiocy accelerant.

Perhaps, while venting our spleen at someone whose colossal mistake took promise from us, we should make promises to prevent that from happening to those we love in whatever way possible. Remembrance through action is a powerful thing. Continue reading

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Entrails: April 8th, 2009

I love Renee's smile. (AP)

I love Renee's smile. (AP)

You know where to send tips.

But what if the UConn women were better? (The Quad)

A fantastic picture taunting Duke. (Golden’s Nuggets)

A Twitter mixtape exists. God help us. (2dopeboyz)

Bar Refaeli: Less alluring than Augusta National. (Sports Biz)

Maybe it’s because of the prices. (Devil Ball Golf)

Reilly on the D’Backs’ great generosity. Very cool. (ESPN)

More than you ever needed to know about Jeff Giles. (The CIS Blog)

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Entrails: April 7th, 2009

CC: Midseason form. And size. (AP)

CC: Midseason form. And size. (AP)

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Opening Day in fifty words. (Ladies…)

Nine Inch Nails: The iPhone app to end musician iPhone apps. (Gizmodo)

Could UCF be the new Conference USA favorite? They did land Marcus Jordan, son of that guy named Air. (Open Mike)

Uni Watch starts a classifieds section. Huh? (Uni Watch)

An interview with Yahoo’s Dan Wetzel. (Real Clear Sports) Continue reading

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Entrails: April 6th, 2009

I assume the text won't be overlaid. (Gizmodo)

I assume the text won't be overlaid. (Gizmodo)

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MLB’s plan for Web video is exhaustive, awesome. (Gizmodo)

Your college is so fat, instead of having dining halls, they have troughs! Fine. Don’t laugh. (LeMassive)

Sick of Twitter? Try (the fake) Flutter! (Search Engine Watch)

A review of soccer podcasts. (Avoiding the Drop)

Is being poor getting harder? (Freakonomics Blog)

Washington Wizards remake Nike commercial, redeem season. (Dustin Canalin)

So, wait, people think there’s a way the NBA Finals won’t be Cavs-Lakers? (TrueHoop) Continue reading

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Entrails: April 2nd, 2009

Is Donovan looking on, still?

Billy Donovan was almost gone.

I’m starting something new. This is a daily collection of links, not all sports-related, devoted to the best, most interesting, or most important stuff I want to share.

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More backstory on Billy Donovan-to-Kentucky: Anonymous sources, but I know and trust the writer and he trusts them, so I believe this is how things transpired. (RootZoo)

Actual analysis of football from Orson Swindle? Expect it to be raining fire in a matter of days. (EDSBS)

Encouraging the Lions to fail…to make the first selection in the NFL Draft. Intriguing idea, but Punter sums up the Draft wonderfully in the last sentence. (With Leather)

Allen Iverson would rather retire than ride the pine. So what team needs a starting point guard in 2009? (ESPN)

Enormous Amazon sale on Majestic baseball apparel. (Amazon)

Greg Oden, from range. (But The Game Is On)

The celebrity charity medley era is over. Thank the stars. (The No Look Pass)

On Jozy Altidore. Tyler Duffy does smart soccer writing well. (The Big Lead)

Ireland shocks Italy in World Cup qualifying. (The Red Carders)

Jason Whitlock, repentant and circumspect. This is new. (Fox Sports) Continue reading

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Entrails: April 1st, 2009

Kurt Warner's "QB Vision," also known as the "Jesus Cone." (EA)

Kurt Warner's "QB Vision." This feature also known as the "Jesus Cone." (EA)

I’m starting something new. This is a daily collection of links, not all sports-related, devoted to the best, most interesting, or most important stuff I want to share.

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EA Sports, reinventing quarterback play playing tricks. I will admit to being fooled. (Inside EA)

Gay Division I kicker talks to Outsports. World fails to collapse. (Outsports)

ESPN’s new SportsCenter theme sounds like an extended remix of the old one done by Avenged Sevenfold. (Awful Announcing)

The Ladies… pick an interesting Hump Day Hottie. (Ladies…)

The Zodiac of college football coaches. I am so not Lane Kiffin. (EDSBS)

Former Devo member’s album can be yours for $7 or $50K. Genius plan. (Consumerist)

Great post: Stop whining about baseball. (Big League Stew) Continue reading

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