Sunday, November 25, 2012

Dropping Links: Sunday, November 25, 2012

Some links from around the blogosphere as you settle in for some more turkey leftovers, some afternoon basketball and another NFL Sunday.

- Speaking of afternoon basketball, the Knicks host the Pistons at 1pm today. Speaking of the Knicks, here's my latest for The Knicks Wall, discussing how the Knicks' weaknesses were on full display Friday night in the team's loss to the Rockets. |The Knicks Wall|

- Mark Sanchez fumbled while basically shoving his head directly into the ass of one of his offensive linemen Thursday night, so here are some of Brandon Stroud's favorite YouTube comments regarding the play. |With Leather|

- Jesse Palmer had to apologize for doing an upside down Hook 'Em Horns hand signal because ESPN owns the Longhorn Network. |Awful Announcing|

- Wrestling's six most memorable stables |WhatCulture!|

(Photo courtesy of Yahoo!)

Thursday, November 22, 2012

NFL Power Rankings: Week 12

The Texans and Falcons keep their top two spots after hard-fought victories, while the Packers moved up one spot after barely eeking out a win in which their kicker missed three field goals. The big fall comes from Chicago, a team that looked absolutely horrible without Jay Cutler.

1. Houston Texans (9-1) LW: 1

2. Atlanta Falcons (9-1) LW: 2

3. Green Bay Packers (7-3) LW: 4

4. Baltimore Ravens (8-2) LW: 5

5. San Francisco 49ers (7-2-1) LW: 6

6. Denver Broncos (7-3) LW: 7

7. New England Patriots (7-3) LW: 8

8. Chicago Bears (7-3) LW: 3

9. Seattle Seahawks (6-4) LW: 10

10. Pittsburgh Steelers (6-4) LW: 9

Thursday, November 15, 2012

NFL Power Rankings: Week 11

The Texans overtake the top spot after holding on against the Bears, while the Falcons lost a battle against the Saints. The Giants slide down five spots, and out of the top ten, after a pathetic looking loss to the Bengals.

1. Houston Texans (8-1) LW: 2

2. Atlanta Falcons (8-1) LW: 1

3. Chicago Bears (7-2) LW: 3

4. Green Bay Packers (6-3) LW: 5

5. Baltimore Ravens (7-2) LW: 7

6. San Francisco 49ers (6-2-1) LW: 4

7. Denver Broncos (6-3) LW: 8

8. New England Patriots (6-3) LW: 9

9. Pittsburgh Steelers (6-3) LW: 10

10. Seattle Seahawks (6-4) LW: 11

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Dropping Links: Sunday, November 11, 2012

Some links as you watch the afternoon slate of football and remember the sacrifice of our Veterans:

- Yahoo's Fantasy Sports servers were down for a long time today and Fantasy Football players were not pleased. In fact, some of them wanted to kill Yahoo!, its employees, and their families. Stay classy, internet. |BuzzFeed|

- Tony Gonzalez caught his 100th and 101st touchdown passes today. |Shutdown Corner|

- 2K Sports has released the first roster update for NBA 2K13, but it doesn't have many "updates" in it. |Pastapadre|

- The MLB Network will televise the BBWAA Awards. |Awful Announcing|

- Here are 10 awesome video game speed runs. |WhatCulture!|

- The World War Z trailer got a Pee Wee Herman re-dub. |Film Drunk|

- Mark Wahlberg is going to be the star of Transformers 4. |WWTDD|

- Anne Hathaway hosted SNL, with Rihanna as the musical guest. Here's your recap and clips. |Warming Glow|

Video game shows off new Astros uniforms

Via Pastapadre comes a look at the new Houston Astros uniforms. The Astros went back in time a bit, with the new uniforms being a re-do of a previous version of the team's duds. The uniforms were unveiled last weekend but this is a good look at each of the styles the Astros will wear when they move to the American League, from the MLB 13: The Show videogame.

(Photo courtesy Pastapadre)

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Dropping Links: Saturday, November 10, 2012

Some Saturday afternoon links:

- NBA 2K13 was tops in sales charts for the month of October. |Pastapadre|

- Kobe Bryant had a big game, propelling the Lakers to their second victory of the season, on the day the team fired its coach, Mike Brown. |Ball Don't Lie|

- Here's a compilation of Charles Barkley's greatest golf hits. |With Leather|

- The Knicks, some former players, and New York media personalities helped out Hurricane Sandy victims by raising funds during the Knicks' victory over the Mavericks Friday night. |Bob's Blitz|

- The TV GIFs of the week. |Warming Glow|

- Lolo Jones may be new to bobsledding, but she's already winning medals. |BuzzFeed|

- Iman Shumpert modeled the new Knicks alternate orange jersey, which they will wear on Christmas Day and on Sundays after the new year. |The Knicks Wall|

- With Ronda Rousey headed to UFC, here is some speculation on who her first opponent could be. |Cagewriter|

- Can you figure out whether these people were MLB pitchers or James Bond villains? |Hall of Very Good|

Thursday, November 8, 2012

NFL Power Rankings: Week 10

The top three remain the same, while the 49ers and Packers move up after the Giants' loss to the Steelers. We also have a new bottom team, the Jacksonville Jaguars.

1. Atlanta Falcons (8-0) LW: 1

2. Houston Texans (7-1) LW: 2

3. Chicago Bears (7-1) LW: 3

4. San Francisco 49ers (6-2) LW: 5

5. Green Bay Packers (6-3) LW: 6

6. New York Giants (6-3) LW: 4

7. Baltimore Ravens (6-2) LW: 7

8. Denver Broncos (5-3) LW: 9

9. New England Patriots (5-3) LW: 8

10. Pittsburgh Steelers (5-3) LW: 11

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Video: Texas high schooler's awesome coast-to-coast missed FG return for TD

Texas high school football player Sean Landez returns a missed field goal attempt for a touchdown in this clip from Bob's Blitz, via The Big Lead. While that may not seem spectacular on its own, add in that Landez catches this ball over his head, tip toe-ing the end line to stay in bounds, and then breaks loose for the basically 110 yard scramble and you've got yourself a pretty good play.

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