Posts Tagged ‘Kansas City Star’

This week’s links, presented in alphabetical order by chronological importance.

* Great SI cover story from Lee Jenkins on Kobe Bryant as he returns from his Achilles injury.

* What if all 32 NFL team mascots were fat?

* S.L. Price on the still-mysterious Yasiel Puig.

* From SB Nation, a streetballer’s cross country journey to play at Rucker Park.

* Manhattan finally has a third water tunnel, as workers just completed a 40-year project. 

* Does Harvey Weinstein help or hurt movies, from Grantland. 

* Gay Talese annotates his classic story Frank Sinatra Has a Cold.

* Dwight Howard’s mad that the Magic gave someone his No. 12. 

* Former Georgetown Hoyas – and Sioux Falls Skyforce star – Vic Page has been charged with 33 crimes in less than 4 years. He also lost an eye at some point. The Washington Post has the story. Sort of.

* The Kansas City Star reported on a really ugly tale involving an alleged sexual abuse being allegedly swept under the rug.

* When Sports Illustrated and ESPN cooperate, good things happen. Like this piece from Richard Deitsch with Bill Simmons.

Welcome to this week’s hottest — coolest? — links.

* The most interesting piece of the week to me — and an important story — was Patrick Hruby’s piece in Sports on Earth about money and sports, specifically looking into stadiums (how they’re financed, PSL’s, etc.). But it touches on everything from rental car fees to the fact the NFL is “considered a nonprofit outfit. Just like the United Way.”

* If you stayed up until 1 on Wednesday/Thursday, you saw Dave Grohl playing drums with other former members of Nirvana while Sir Paul sang with the fellas. That was fun. The Washington Post had a nice feature on Grohl.

* Courtesy of, the worst job posting in history. If you’re in England and want to get into book publishing, here you go. Read the whole thing. But among the gems. “Any of the following will be grounds for immediate dismissal during the probationary period: coming in late or leaving early without prior permission; being unavailable at night or on the weekends; failing to meet any goals; giving unsolicited advice about how to run things; taking personal phone calls during work hours; gossiping; misusing company property, including surfing the Internet while at work; submission of poorly written materials; creating an atmosphere of complaint or argument; failing to respond to emails in a timely way; not showing an interest in other aspects of publishing beyond editorial; making repeated mistakes; violating company policies; DO NOT APPLY if you have a work history containing any of the above.”

* Kris Humphries nearly had a free throw blocked by a referee.

* Here, according to New York Magazine, are the 10 best SNL sketches of 2012.

* In what might be the worst story ever about newsroom cuts, the Kansas City Star allegedly told two employees to decide amongst themselves who would get the axe. Great googily moogily. Too rich for my blood.

* In good news/bad news news, there’s a chemical in beer that can help people fend off a nasty respiratory virus. It’s just that you’d need to hammer roughly 30 cans in order for it to take hold. In other words, this only applies to Andre the Giant … if he’s still alive.

* The podcast of the week belong to comedian Greg Fitzsimmons and his FitzDog Radio. As you might expect it’s, well, funny. But part of what makes it funny is that – surprise! – the unimposing Fitzsimmons reveals himself to be a fighter, amongst other things.