There are five things we know about this weekend: 1) “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” is opening in theaters. 2) In all likelihood, it’s going to make a big ol’ pile of money. 3) In all likelihood, it’s going to be a big ol’ pile of crap. 4) We’ll probably end up seeing it anyway, just so we can get two hours in the dark with Rachel Nichols (the actress, not the ESPN talking head who spent her summer sequestered in Hattiesburg, Miss).
As far as actual sports this weekend, mehhh. This may come as somewhat of a shock to our friends from the Northeast, but not every one is as geeked about the big Bosox/Yanks showdown as they are. Which means we’re still stuck in NFL training camp purgatory. All the more reason why we may need to get a little quality time with Ms. Nichols.
On with the linkage …
- Ben Roethlisberger’s accuser claims fans of the Steelers quarterback have left threatening messages on her answering machine. On a related note, our sources tell us that Prince Albert is still in the can. (The Big Lead)
- Jay Cutler appreciative of how “passionate” Chicago fans are. Oh yeah, this relationship is going to be SO much fun to watch. (Pro Football Talk)
- Our Florida dipshits o’ the day: Clearwater officials are trying to change a law that prohibits people from playing catch in city parks and beaches. Because as we all know, the one thing that drunken bums love more than anything else is a nice game of catch. (Steady Burn)
- Hugging Harold Reynolds back in the good graces of Twitter after being suspended for allegedly impersonating Harold Reynolds. Which is interesting, considering ESPN has yet to be suspended by Twitter for impersonating a journalistic resource. (Hugging Harold Reynolds)
- Isiah Thomas lands another highly-rated recruit for Florida International. And the pledge drive for FIU’s NCAA defense fund kicks off in 3 … 2 … 1 … (Fox Sports)
- And finally, No Guts, No Glory takes a crack at the 10 funniest scenes from sports movies.