Many of these are a few days old, but you'll have to excuse me, because I've spent the past few nights hiding under my bed as neighborhood chaps launch all manner of explosive devices into the sky and onto my porch, quite literally. 'Tis a great time to live in the District. Also, an e-mailer insists that a contestant in the hot dog contest yesterday carried a sign that ruined the ending of the latest Harry Potter book, but I can't find visual evidence. Is this true?
2) A blogger from Sports at Random provides an extensive review of "Second Chance Season," the Nick Young movie. Spoiler alert: he likes it.
3) Japers Rink is all over the strange saga of Michael Nylander. ColbyCosh also reviews, at great length. For me, the best part of this whole thing is when Japers calls the Oilers' VP of Communications, who responds "I don't have anything to say to bloggers." Just call yourself an "Online 21st Century Journalist" next time.
4) Inspired by hot dog madness, We Rite Goode reviews the 10 Most Patriotic Moments in U.S. Sports History. Yeah, the Miracle on Ice is on there, right after Charles Barkley elbowing some Angolan.
5) In honor of Dmitri Young's All-Starness, my friend and countryman Mister Irrelevant went through the history of All-Stars who were especially blessed by the one-team-one-man rule. Wait, Robert Fick was an All-Star?
Other things I've been meaning to mention
This is exceedingly old, but Andray Blatche's new haircut is beyond tremendous.
Bullets Forever has many Juan Carlos Navarro links.
The Orioles are starting an all-you-can-eat promotion, and Deuce of Davenport is impressed. "The Orioles have obviously tried everything to change the perception of their team, spending 90 million dollars in salary, firing coaches left and right, but apparently the only way the perception of their team can improve is if they kill off all their fans and start anew."