Your p.m. roundup for July 25, the day we took the kids to summer camp in a private jet. H/T to Jared for the photo, which was taken over the weekend at NOLA's Carousel Bar at the Hotel Monteleone. Got any stories or photos for us? Tip your editors.
What we're watching (all times EDT, unless noted): It's all dong, all the time today here at Deadspin. Tonight at 8, for one hour only, we will be showing the uncensored photo of Ron Artest's dong, the backstory of which we presented earlier today in two parts that can be found here and here.
Should you insist on another programming option, ESPN really is showing Pirates-Braves at 7. We've set the over-under on the first reference to Game 7 of the 1992 NLCS at the top of the first inning. Just wait. Meanwhile, over at ESPN2, the World Cup of Softball final between the U.S. and Japan airs at 9.
Trade Fucking Deadline!
Ken Rosenthal throws some shit at the wall: Because B.J. Upton could use some energizing. [Yardbarker]
Read Me: Today's Story That Doesn't Suck
'Do you know who W.C. Heinz is? Have you ever read him?' Go right ahead: The first in a series of Bronx Banter Blog reprints of old W.C. Heinz stories. This one is the original manuscript of a Pepper Martin profile published by True in October 1959. Buzz Bissinger read it, no doubt. [Bronx Banter Blog/True]
This Date In Deadspin History
July 25, 2006: Was This Why Harold Got The Axe?
Stow wasn't the only one attacked that day: "Prosecutors allege that in addition to the brutal Stow beating, Louie Sanchez, 29, attacked another man and a woman on March 31 at Dodger Stadium. He is facing misdemeanor battery and assault charges as well as felony assault and mayhem. The charges were filed Friday, but released publicly Monday morning." [LA Times]
Please let this be the end of it: "Brett Favre retired in January. He has not talked to any teams, including Carolina Panthers, Philadelphia Eagles, the Arizona Cardinals and the Seattle Seahawks. He has not talked to anyone about playing football. He's retired, period." [Jackson Clarion-Ledger]
No games were lost. No reason any employee wages should have been, either: "With the NFL lockout on the verge of ending, New York Jets owner Woody Johnson assembled the entire organization Monday morning in the team's auditorium and told about 150 employees that all lost wages from the lockout would be returned to them by the time they returned to their desks, according to a person familiar with the meeting." [ESPN New York]
New York Rangers 1979 Sasson Jeans Commerical Interlude:
Can they do away with writers making the selections, too?: "One reason Hall officials would want to shorten the waiting period is to make it a more "immediate" event. There is a lot to be said for that because, why should sure-fire, first-ballot Hall of Famers have to wait five years? We're much more of a quick-response world, and a three-year waiting period would fit the bill. This five-year waiting period was first enacted in the 1950s. Times have changed. There were 50 Hall of Famers on stage." [New York Post]
Appreciating Amy Winehouse: "Despite the escalating body count and the recorded evidence, we will probably never know whether musicians need to live out their lives on ugly side of that ravine. Would Kurt Cobain have been better without the heroin? What about Hunter S. Thompson? Jack Kerouac? Billie Holiday? The story of Amy Winehouse included an epiphanic moment, in which the torrent of her relationship with Blake Fielder-Civil submarined her down into uncharted depths of rapture and depression. There, she found the inspiration for Back to Black, the 33 minutes that carried her into the international spotlight. Then, as the myth ultimately dictates (every debt must be paid), the same gyre that inspired her was also what took her life." [Grantland]
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