Morning Link Dump - 02/08/10
Obligatory Sports Babe
This morning we’ll go with the real star of Super Bowl media day, as far as I’m concerned, Mexican TV reporter Ines Sainz.
On second thought, Mark Coleman’s strategy of trying to use his chin to hurt Randy Couture’s hand during Saturday’s UFC 109 may not have been the best idea.
Stay Classy, Louisiana Schools
“Maurepas High School officials sent a student home Friday for wearing a blue-and-white Indianapolis Colts football jersey to class on Black-and-Gold Day, an event staged to salute the New Orleans Saints, his father said,” reports 2theadvocat.com of Baton Rouge. “Colts fan Brandon Frost, 17, said he was called out of his first-period class by Principal Steven Vampran and told to go home because he wore the Colts jersey on the day the school was celebrating the New Orleans Saints going to Super Bowl XLIV.”
Still No Snow For Vancouver
“There's just one week to go before the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, but the biggest sport in town right now is predicting the weather,” reports ABC News. “It is a twist Olympic organizers never imagined having to deal with in a city famous for its spectacular winter surroundings. But the facts speak for themselves: The city is locked in the grips of its warmest winter since 1937.”
If Peyton Manning weren't a star athlete, “you might tally his social foibles and physical tics, lay them beside his 3.0 GHz mind, and conclude that the dude has obsessive-compulsive disorder,” explains a fascinating profile from Slate. “A more plausible lay diagnosis is obsessive-compulsive personality disorder. The difference? People with OCD want to stop a particular behavior; people with OCPD don't. "With Peyton Manning, he clearly doesn't want to stop doing what he wants to do," says Lennard Davis, an English professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the author of Obsession: A History.”
According to a BBC report this weekend a 72-year-old Scottish man became just the seventh living person to attain judo’s highest rank, 10th Dan.
The Calgary Herald gives us 17 reasons why Canadians are nuts for hockey.
According to a CBC report Mike Millbury had the balls to criticize Atlanta Thrashers GM Don Waddell on the return he got in his trade of star winger Ilya Kovalchuk. Mike Millbury!!!
The Montreal Gazette looks at two neighbours who often run into each other in St. Leonard, QC: Dennis Brodeur and Tony Luongo, fathers of Martin and Roberto.
Alexander Ovechkin can sure as hell score a goal, if this YouTube clip tells us anything.
Dr. Mike Marshall
“I know the injurious flaws in the 'traditional' baseball pitching motion that injures baseball pitchers and how to eliminate all pitching injuries,” claims Dr. Mike Marshall, the 1974 NL Cy Young winner. And below we see one of his pupils, somehow not losing an arm as he tosses a baseball about as awkwardly as you could possibly imagine.