Morning Links: Hey, This Doesn’t Look So Bad

It sorta looks like somebody broke in and stole our furniture, but at least we don’t have an “under construction” gif at the top of the page anywhere. Copy pasta’d liberally from Mr. Matt Ufford:

As with most layout changes, there are some things to like and some things not to like, but for the most part the changes are intended to improve the user experience. In the end, this is still gonna be the same website, but if you’re super-pissed off about it, please send constructive hate mail to

We are under construction, though, so bless this mess.


NFL Teams Be Transactin’ – Hey look! The NFL got its act together and now everybody’s doing things. Let’s keep up this momentum and do things for the rest of the season. That would be awesome! [Kissing Suzy Kolber]

Talking Trades: 5 Deadline Deals That Should Go Down – It’s not the coolest thing to admit, but I’m gonna go ahead and come out as the guy who would be super excited if David Wright ended up in Cleveland. Also, BJ Upton. And Beltran. Let’s go Tribe! [Smoking Section]

The Citi Field Stormer: A Celebration of Bad Planning – He still planned better than the dude in the wedding dress, because he planned to not be a dude in a wedding dress. [SBN]

Voelker TKOs Bowling – This title is pretty misleading. I thought this was going to be a new episode of Jenn Sterger’s show. [Cagewriter]

With Leather

The Dugout: Crooked Neck Club – I should just link to everything, because it all looks so fresh and new. Don’t miss yesterday’s Dugout, which is about surface piercings, doodoo and “Laverne & Shirley”. I’m old. And weird. [The Dugout]

Unbreak My Heart: A Retrospective of Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari – You know you’re a terrible quarterback when your reality show girlfriend seems too good for you. [With Leather]

Christianity Is Brought To You With Limited Commercial Interruption, By Ford™ – The worst pre-race prayer ever, dressed up as the “best prayer ever” and championed as cool by Christians because “God should be awesome”. No he shouldn’t, Spuds McKenzie should be awesome. God should be completely different. [With Leather]

We Hate This Soccer Guy Because He’s Black! – I mean, WE don’t, but soccer fans sure do. Also, big ups to the commenter who said they clicked this article thinking it was going to be about Nintendo, because that was the entire headline joke. [With Leather]

Not Sports

Katy Perry’s Smurftastic Smurf Premierer Mini-Dress – Witness the beginning of the end for Katy Perry, as she stops looking like the busty Zooey Deschanel and starts looking like a busty Hilary Burton. Perez Hilton should’ve worn the same thing, but with Snagglepuss on the front. [FARK]

Comic-Con Photo Diary Part 2 – I feel like a Comic-Con diary could be accomplished in one paragraph. “Saw some kinda hot girls dressed like things, awkwardly walked past a comic book artist/writer/creator I didn’t recognize or want to talk to, gave Xander 40 bucks to take a picture with me.” Is there more to it than that? [Film Drunk]

Awesome and Ridiculous San Diego Comic-Con Cosplay – None of these people are as awesome or ridiculous as my last two Halloween costumes, Hooded Justice and The Peculiar Purple Pie-Man of Porcupine Peak. I want to be Longshot this year, but do you know how hard it is to find a vegan leather bodysuit? [Gamma Squad]

Meme Watch: LOLSummer69 Thinks Tumblr Has Always Wanted to See Them Naked – Real talk: I want to see everybody naked. [UPROXX]