There are less than 2 months until the London Olympics people: today’s links start with another great slideshow of Team USA (distance runner Barnard Legat is just a sample). Hat tip to The Hairpin, whose staff are clearly our Olympic soulmates.
- One of the athletes pictured is weightlifter Holly Mangold, sister of Jets lineman (and entertaining Tweeter) Nick Mangold. No article on this yet, but here’s a tweet (from ESPN’s Jane McManus, not Nick) that makes me kind of love Rex Ryan again.
- Exactly how did Willie Stargell get on a postage stamp? Rob Neyer has an educated guess.
- Before the NBA Draft Lottery, Bill Simmons had New Orleans as second on his list of “teams that will cause fans to scream about conspiracy theories if they get the Number 1 pick (i.e. Anthony Davis).” If you ignore that he whiffed spectacularly with his first choice — Brooklyn — he looks pretty smart.
- And finally, this is not sports related at all, but if you love the Muppets (I DO!) and you have some time to kill, please enjoy this astute exploration of the 50 best Muppet musical numbers.