June 24, 2005

Link-O-Rama

It's been a while since I dumped some links on you, so let's go ...

  • Quote of the Week, from friend of AG.com Paul Katcher:
    Do you think Sam Cassell has Internet access, or did he cancel his AOL account after coming across the 500th website that cited him as the ugliest player in sports?

    I can't even begin to tell you how many Sam Cassell-related jokes I've made since he joined the Timberwolves. And that's coming from a guy who looks like this.

  • Don't ask me how I stumbled across this site, but you've really got to check out Billy Ray Cyrus' incredible mullet. Cyrus is to mullets what Cassell is to giant alien heads, and I mean that as a huge compliment to both men.
  • I linked to this already in one of my THT columns last week, but it's worth pointing out again for any Twins fans who may have missed it: "Heave the Hawk." And yes, with the Twins several billion games out of first place, I have resorted to picking on Chicago's announcers. "D.J. Sucks Too," apparently. Personally, I miss Wimpy. I loved it when he analyzed.
  • The more I read about new Timberwolves coach Dwane Casey, the more enthused I am about the team hiring him. It seems as though he is one of the most respected coaches in all of basketball. Friend of AG.com Kevin Pelton wrote a very nice farewell to Casey at SuperSonics.com.
  • I agree completely with my buddy Steve Silver: HBO's new series, The Comeback, is horrible. The show has a similar feel to Curb Your Enthusiasm, except without any of the humor or wit. Whereas Larry David plays himself brilliantly, Lisa Kudrow is playing an over-the-top character who belongs in a bad Saturday Night Live sketch (which I'll admit is a bit redundant these days).

    I decided to give it a few weeks before judging the show, but each episode is like a long, drawn-out setup for a big joke with absolutely no payoff. It's a shame too, because the show's plot has a lot of potential if it weren't being done so horribly on every level.

  • On the other hand, Entourage improves every week. Plus, "let's hug it out, bitch" has officially replaced "I'm Rick James, bitch" as the most-used bitch-related TV line.
  • No one asked me, but here's my vote for the most underrated woman of all-time: Lori Loughlin. And like with the Billy Ray Mullet link, don't ask me why I am randomly bringing this up now. I have always been confused about why Loughlin and Monica Potter aren't bigger stars. You know, aside from their acting.
  • Comedy Central is coming up with a lot of good show ideas lately.
  • I think this site basically sums up the best and worst things about the internet. And it's funny as hell, of course.
  • Lisa Gray sent me a series of e-mails earlier this month basically calling me a jerk and a sellout. So here's a link to her blog.
  • Speaking of women and baseball blogs, apparently sass is no longer allowed at Bat-Girl's "Less Stats, More Sass" blog. I wonder if the new lack of sass means that there will now be more stats? It is, I'm sure, a delicate balance. The lesson, as always: Those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw around "Bitch Sox." Or something like that; I've never been big on lessons.
  • Poker players are so sexy. Yeah, you heard me.
  • Happy 30th birthday to Seth Stohs, the man behind Seth Speaks. Why, I remember way back when Seth was just a guy in his 20s who decided to start up a Twins blog. Now he's ... well, he's a 30-year-old guy with a Twins blog, I guess. (Remember, we kid because we care.)
  • And finally, this week's Rotoworld column is posted, and it includes several Twins-related notes that may be of interest.
  • Today at The Hardball Times:
    - National League Cy Young Candidates (by John Brattain)

    Today's Picks (62-54, +$715):
    Detroit (Maroth) -100 over Arizona (Estes)

    Sunday's Picks:
    Boston (Wells) -105 over Philadelphia (Myers)
    Minnesota (Lohse) +120 over Milwaukee (Santos)
    Atlanta (Smoltz) -130 over Baltimore (Lopez)
    Detroit (Bonderman) -140 over Arizona (Vargas)


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