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Monday Open Bar - So I Watched Curling

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I spent most of late last night and early this morning watching curling. There's really not much going on, apart from an awesome announcement from a Mizzou football player. So you get light links. Enjoy!

Feel the rhythm! Feel the rhyme! Get on up! It's curling time!
Feel the rhythm! Feel the rhyme! Get on up! It's curling time!
Clive Mason

Curling. If you're not down with it . . . that's cool.

Light links today:

  • Prospect Sunday! Brian looks at the week that was, what's coming up and who's trending up among Blues prospects and gives us a draft update. [SLGT; SLGT; SLGT; SLGT]
  • Beyond Checkerdome Episode 30 was recorded yesterday. Resident stats guru Robb Tufts joined us, and it was excellent. Hear it on Wednesday.
  • David Backes inaugurates his trip to Sochi with an homage to his plane porn habit . . . [Twitter / @dbackes42]
  • . . . while Alex Pietrangelo got a good shot of the whole crew (minus himself and Vladimir Tarasenko) before takeoff. (CANADIAN. TAKEOFF. GET IT?! EH? . . . oh, nevermind.) [Twitter / @apetro_27]
  • Puck Daddy started a series on why (INSERT HOCKEY TEAM'S COUNTRY HERE) could TOTALLY medal in Sochi. The first four . . . Czech Republic, Latvia, Switzerland and Sweden.
  • Coca-Cola is trying to come up with a Keurig-type machine to deliver single servings of Coke without the bottle or can. Interesting. [Wall Street Journal]
  • Big news out of Columbia, MO yesterday . . . looks like we're going to have our first openly gay NFL player . . . Missouri defensive end Michael Sam, who will likely be drafted this year. Good on you, sir. [New York Times]
  • OutSports had an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Michael Sam's news. [OutSports]
  • And your video . . . the Sportsnet crew takes a look at whether or not Jaroslav Halak will be traded at the deadline. Your answer MIGHT SURPRISE YOU . . . (if you came here from The Asylum):

Got links for papa? Send links to papa. Or to me . . . I'm not your Goddamn papa: