Morning Link Dump - 06/30/10
Obligatory Sports Babe
This morning, mostly because I’m lazy, but also because… well… you’re lookin’ at it, I’m going straight back to the Asian girls in body paint—via Total Pro Sports—that I went with yesterday. OK? OK.
For those non-Canadians out there who might get confused by it, please note that tomorrow, July 1st, is Canada Day—a national holiday in these parts, marking the first time a Mountie, the Queen and a beaver sat down for maple syrup-covered Kraft Dinner at Donald Sutherland’s house in 1985. As such, you won’t see much activity around here.
One Last Indignity for England
After leaving South Africa in shame England's World Cup flops suffered one last indignity last night [see? told ya] as it emerged they had had personal items stolen by hotel staff,” explains the Daily Mail of what is, to my mind, as much a story about the England players as it is about the mind-bendingly swift nature of South African justice. “Five cleaners have been jailed for three years after stealing items worth £7,000 from the players - including underwear - police have confirmed.” Already? Holy fuck!
Another Comeback Attempt for Mark Prior
“Prior's going to work out for scouts tomorrow, in the hopes of getting back to the big leagues. It's sad, and unsurprising, and we all wish him luck as we expect him to fail,” explains Deadspin of the former Cubs starlet. “There are few Baseball Reference profiles more depressing than Prior's. After the largest signing bonus ever for a prospect (until Strasburg came along), he had an abbreviated rookie year full of promise. Then, in 2003, he was if not the best, certainly the most dominant pitcher in the game. That was his first full season. That was his only full season.”
Athlete Sex Moves
From The Soccer Player (“Go down on your partner at the slightest contact”) to The Dusty Baker (“Leave it in way after climax, even if it starts to hurt”) and many more in between, the Sports Pickle has a list of 12 patented—and patently hilarious (see what I just did there?)—athlete sex moves. Fake ones, that is.
In honour of the retirement of Rasheed Wallace, With Leather counts down their top ten angriest sports heroes.
The BBC explains why German fans moo at English fans, which… um… apparently they do.
Kevin Kaduk of the fantastic Big League Stew takes umbrage with the assertion that George Steinbrenner was the best thing to happen to baseball in the last forty years.
For some reason Woman’s Day, who are apparently too lazy to look up a synonym for “scandal” that starts with a “t,” takes a look at 10 “tumultuous” tennis scandals.
Penalty Kick Or Hitting a Baseball
Answering the age-old question that they completely just made up them, in this clip Sport Science determines which is the tougher: hitting a baseball or saving a penalty kick.