Saturday, April 07, 2007

Links: The Internet Still Exists On Weekends Edition

Here are some links, sports and not-sports, getting my attention this weekend.

Women's Hoops Blog points out just some of the misogyny in Bill Simmons' work. And the examples given are just the tip of the iceberg. What worries me is that as a widely read sportswriter, Simmons just validates and perpetuates the strong threads of misogyny already prevalent among many sports fans.

AOL Fanhouse discusses trade rumors involving Josh McCown going to the Raiders. I still don't know why Detroit signed McCown, paying him something like $4 million in '06, just to sit him behind Kitna even late in a 3-13 season.

AOL Fanhouse also points out that Bill Walton is a weird S.O.B. I love eccentric athletes, and as he is a UCLA legend and a vegetarian, Walton is one of my all-time favorite athletes.

Rumors and Rants points out a weird sub-plot in the University of Illinois' decision to eliminate its Native American mascot.

Awful Announcing comments on coverage of Alex Rodriguez (I'll be surprised if I watch a single baseball game this season, but I think I sort of root for Rodriquez just to be contrarian).

The Star Tribune Notes that three Gopher football players are currently being held for suspicion of rape.

The Ghosts of Wayne Fontes notice that The Wonder Years is now in syndication on Ion (this turn of events has also been noticed in the PV household).

Jimmy Traina of SI lists his 10 most memorable moments from The Sopranos (I only experience shows from the HBOX in DVD form, so I'll be waiting awhile to see these last episodes of The Sopranos. And I always encourage people to call it "the H box" rather than "HBO" because it is so much more fun to say).

"The Outing" is my favorite episode of Seinfeld. There's a interesting note in the "Notes About Nothing" on the Seinfeld DVD: the famous "Not that there's anything wrong with that" line was added when some executive pointed out that Jerry's and George's vehemence when denying they were gay could be taken the wrong way; Jerry then thought it would then be funny to say "Not that there's anything wrong with that" as many times as possible during the episode. Anyway, what is your favorite?


  1. My all time favorite Seinfeld episode remains "The Contest."

    "Are you still master of your domain?"

  2. Anonymous8:59 AM

    The best Seinfeld episode is "The Race" where Kramer becomes a communist Santa Claus and Jerry cheats to win a footrace. . . I don't think any other episode is even close.