February 10, 2012

Link-O-Rama

• If only I could have paid off my losing Super Bowl bet the same way as Maria Menounos.

• This post-Super Bowl column in the Boston Globe is everything wrong with sportswriting.

• I wrote a guest column for Baseball Prospectus, which has been my dream for 15 years.

• KFAN is the eighth-highest rated sports talk radio station in the country.

• I sometimes feel guilty about Link-O-Rama being sexist, so here's something for the ladies.

• I'm starting to think some of these "parents groups" should be more parenting.

• Finally, conclusive evidence that I've spoken to a woman.

• This week's "Gleeman and The Geek" guest, Lindsay Guentzel, was chosen as a finalist for the MLB Fan Cave contest, so go vote for her a few thousand times.

Jose Reyes' dreadlocks sold for $10,200 on eBay. Seriously.

• I'm actually kind of surprised it took this long.

• Obviously the solution is to start using books as toilet paper.

• Just in case you need a pep talk after a long week, Coach Taylor is always here for you:

Can't lose, obviously.

• I've been watching the Starz series Boss on Netflix. It can get a little too cheesy at times, but Kelsey Grammer is great in the lead role and the show is definitely worth watching.

• And after mentioning Boss on Twitter one of the supporting actors randomly replied to me.

• We're doing very important things at Hardball Talk.

Ozzie Gullen, mocking Baseball Think Factory regulars since 2012.

Old habits die hard, even when your entire writing career has been spent on the internet.

• How many episodes of a new television show should you watch before you give up on it?

• This is the best decision rabbis have made since expelling me from Hebrew school.

• I'd love to have sat in on the meetings where this horrendous idea was approved.

• It took one week for former Harvard point guard and NBA journeyman Jeremy Lin to become every Knicks fan's favorite player.

• I'm not really the target demographic for Smash, but I look forward to running into Katharine McPhee at the NBC holiday party.

Kendrick Perkins needs to learn that the key is being the source of the negativity.

• I moved out of St. Paul at age 17, so obviously this happened.

• And to think, this man dated Official Fantasy Girl of AG.com Mila Kunis for many years.

• Something tells me Terry Ryan won't be joining Twitter any time soon.

• Finally, this week's AG.com-approved music video is Basia Bulat signing "Before I Knew":

  • AM.

    Aaron, I think I speak for everyone in saying we don’t want you to pay off your bet like Maria Menounis did. For as a generate gambler, I suppose it is only a matter of time, though, before you show up at the Wild Boar for a podcast in a speedo.

  • Heathcliff

    I strongly disagree with your parenting comment. I’m responsible for teaching and developing my three kids, but it certainly doesn’t help to see a music star give an obscene gesture on TV. Yes, it was a teaching moment, but it also gave my kids another idea in their adolescent toolbox. I don’t agree with everything that parents group state, but I’m more aligned with them than those without children who make snide comments.

    I enjoy your blog, by the way. You are very talented.

  • ben

    gave my kids another idea in their adolescent toolbox

    Darn, and you made it so long without them ever seeing an obscene gesture!

  • Ted

    The Boston Globe is usually a good source for everything that is wrong with sports writing.

  • Jamie B.

    KFAN is a popular sports station. . .

    Even if they over-use the stupid sound-boards.

    Even if Paul Allen is as entertaining as listening to a parrot squawk canned phrases for 3 hours/day.

    Even if the Common Man (who over-uses the stupid soundboard AND catchphrases more than all) has been coasting for years. Good god his show sucks! (Of course, I haven’t heard it since Reusse -and now Hartman- improves the prospects at the timeslot.)

    I don’t get the appeal of Morris. He seems harmless though.

    I like Barreiro, but now I don’t need to listen to him anymore either. ‘CCO finally shit-canned Michelle (mispronounce a key phrase about the topic you’re discussing) Tafoya, and replaced her with the entertaining John Williams.

    Truth-be-told, KFAN has been going downhill FAST!

  • mackenzie

    Seriously Aaron! Lasorda’s balls? I would rather you just keep link-o-rama sexist. The only balls I want to see are baseballs! And that is the reason this chick reads your blog at all.

  • MacTheKnife

    I used to be in love with Katharine McPhee. Then she went and ruined it by getting married to a guy twice her age. Aaron, if you do happen to run into Mr. & Mrs McPhee at the NBC holiday party, give Mr. McPhee a sarcastic “Thanks” for me. Then kick him in the nuts.

  • Pedro Munoz

    Aaron, as a parent myself, I thought your “snide” comment on the “parents groups” was spot on. With all the real issues that kids face, the idea that anyone would waste any time at all freaking out about middle finger or, heaven forbid, a nipple, at a superbowl halftime show is beyond stupid. Its too bad that so many parents don’t have the sense you do.

  • Feloniousj

    Point and lol at parents worried about someone putting up their middle finger while the dancers 10 feet behind her are thrusting their crotches up and down.

  • Know it all

    Jaime B. – I completely disagree! I think it’s clear as the morning sun that all the shows on KFAN are done by guys that really love what they do and want to deliver relevant and entertaining topics to the Twin Cities. They’re knowledgeable, fair, objective, critical, praising, funny, etc. I hope all those guys get life long contracts on that show.