Your morning roundup for July 25, the day we learned of the Russians' plans to invade a beach in Brooklyn. H/T to Dave Littlefield for the video, though we kinda wish it had been from the real Dave Littlefield. Got any stories or photos for us? Tip your editors.
What we watched: Great. Just great. Don't get us wrong: We're all for the return of the NFL, and we're grateful the 2011 season was saved (even if it means we're back to being stuck paying for those stupid preseason tickets). But the timing of this really couldn't be worse. The MLB trade deadline is upon us, too, which means just as we're about to be bombarded with the play-by-play of who might or might not be going here or there or nowhere, we're going to be hit with the concurrent kabuki theater of an uber-abbreviated period of NFL free agency.