Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Your Midweek Links: Behind the Scenes on Chikara's Lost Year

Relive this night, if you dare
Photo Credit: Danielle Matheson
It's hump day, so here are some links to get you through the rest of the week:

Wrestling Links:

- The true story behind the craziest pro wrestling stunt ever [VICE Sports]

- Ranking the top 12 WWE Hardcore Champions on the 12th anniversary of its death [With Spandex]

- Angry Andy reviews NYWC Hotter Than Hell [Juice Make Sugar]

- The Best and Worst of RAW: Throwing Up Bella [With Spandex]

- Examining the Tiger Mask/Dynamite Kid series of matches [411 Mania]

- The Thread Count: Wrestling Weddings Part 1 [With Spandex]

- TNA Impact (August 28) Review [Voices of Wrestling]

- The Best and Worst of Impact Wrestling: BORE BORE BORE [With Spandex]

Non-Wrestling Links:

- The 2014 College Football Adopt-a-Team Guide [Grantland]

- Drunk on Third Down: Beyonce predicts the 2014 college football season [Every Day Should Be Saturday]

- The Footbawl Blog's Third Annual Preseason Awards [The Footbawl Blog]

- 32 hot takes for the upcoming NFL season [SB Nation]

- Why the Washington Redskins will never change their name [GQ]

- ESPN was dumb, but Michael Sam's showering habits do matter [Deadspin]

- Sam Agonistes: A gay NFLer negotiates a straight player's world [Deadspin]

- Josh Gordon's suspension and NFL discipline [SB Nation]

- Marijuana: An Explainer [Every Day Should Be Saturday]

- The simplest way to make football better [Every Day Should Be Saturday]

- This Week in F*ck You: This F*cking Shitstorm of an Offseason [Kissing Suzy Kolber]

- The worst fucking summer ever [Jezebel]

- The Life and Death of Michael Brown: A Ferguson Reader [Gawker]

- Be nice to the people who give you boners: Thoughts on the Great Celebrity Nude Leak of 2014 [Film Drunk]

- The problem with casual cruelty against women in gaming [Kotaku]

- Zoe Quinn, Anita Sarkeesian, and Internet misogyny as terrorism [Pajiba]

- #GamerGate is a lie gamers need to stop telling themselves [Gamma Squad]

- The best in-store video game reviews [Dorkly]

- Ten Marvel Universe artifacts more powerful than the Tesseract [io9]

- What's wrong with baseball? [Deadspin]

- Stop being a pretentious disaster snob [The Vane]

- The Chinese Basketball Association is fucked up [VICE Sports]

- August is a sports wasteland, and the NBA or NHL playoffs should move there [Regressing]

- The seven deadly sins of pop culture [io9]

- What FXX's marathon taught us about The Simpsons' greatest writer, John Swartzwelder [Warming Glow]

- It doesn't matter whether Tony is alive or not, so stop asking [Pajiba]

- Who's the most evil character on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia? [Warming Glow]

- Things I consumed at the Minnesota State Fair, ranked [Foodspin]

- A very thorough and painfully scientific ranking of the new Taco Bell dollar menu [UPROXX]

- Hospital Food: The Snacktaku Review [Kotaku]

- How to grill a skirt steak, 11 minutes of worthwhile grilling [Foodspin]