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Links O' War: Saturday July 13th, 2013

If our baseball team had performed this year as they are this summer, we would have been undefeated.

Here are your morning links!


Gary Patterson, TCU - ESPN
TCU coach Gary Patterson talks about his team's growth during the offseason, managing success at a school like TCU and more.

TCU's Jason Verrett looking to make Horned Frogs a Big 12 threat - College Football - Dan Greene -
At some point last September, TCU's Jason Verrett picked up on a trend. The then-junior cornerback would spend the defense's film sessions eyeing each upcoming opponent's best receiver, making note of the side of the field from which he operated. Then, sure enough, when it came time for Horned Frogs head coach Gary Patterson to divvy up defensive assignments for that week's game, Patterson would tell Verrett to man that side of the field. The implicit trust soon became an unspoken agreement; Patterson's assignments were merely formal acknowledgments of something that was already understood.

Two Bullfrogs Selected to All-Star Team - OurSports Central - Independent and Minor League Sports News
White leads the Bullfrogs in batting average (.324), hits (44), RBI (26), on-base percentage (.400) and OPS (.885), while also playing as many as three different positions for the Bullfrogs this season. He has been named Northwoods League Player of the Night twice in the past week.

TCU Places Two on Jim Thorpe Award Watch List - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
TCU safety Sam Carter and cornerback Jason Verrett are on the watch list for the Jim Thorpe Award, presented to the nation's top defensive back.


Hulu isn't being sold, but Time Warner Cable might still nab a stake | The Verge
While Hulu's owners — 21st Century Fox, NBCUniversal, and The Walt Disney Company — said Friday that they won't be selling the streaming video service after months of talks with suitors,...

Meet Terry Myerson, the most important man at Microsoft | The Verge
In December 2008, there was an emergency meeting at Microsoft that those present reportedly nicknamed the "cage match." Terry Myerson, a young executive with a blunt affect and a love of Hawaiian...

Was Jay-Z's Magna Carta app bad design or a sleazy data grab? | The Verge
Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail was supposed to be huge, the self-proclaimed Best Rapper Alive's entrée into the internet age. "We need to write the new rules," he said in the omnipresent pre-roll...

Eric Schmidt has a Moto X and he's using it right now | The Verge
Google chairman Eric Schmidt took part in the annual Allen & Co. business conference yesterday — and took the time to show off Motorola's latest hardware. Italian site has posted...

Twitter twister: why did 'Sharknado' take a huge bite out of the internet? | The Verge
A TV movie about shark-infested tornadoes took the internet by storm last night, marking one of the most bizarre social media events in recent memory. Syfy’s Sharknado, a disaster film starring...

One Microsoft: will Ballmer's big reset mean better products or more broken promises? | The Verge
Microsoft has always been a giant castle with many fortresses. Internal battles and power struggles have led individual divisions to focus on their own success to the detriment of collaboration....

Hulu pulls plug on sale after months of bidding, owners invest $750 million in company | The Verge
Streaming video site Hulu won't be sold after all. 21st Century Fox, NBCUniversal, and The Walt Disney Company announced today that they will be keeping their existing shares in Hulu and...

On The Verge with NASA JPL and 'Terms and Conditions' director Cullen Hoback | The Verge
Robots! Virtual Reality! A "human-robot partnership" that'll put a billion people in space! Senior reporter TC Sottek went to Pasadena, CA for a trip to NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, an experimental...


MSNBC, HLN Air Image Of Trayvon Martin’s Dead Body, Anchor Apologizes For ‘Awful Mistake’ | Mediaite
For just under a second on Thursday afternoon, MSNBC accidentally aired a photograph showing Trayvon Martin's corpse sprawled out on the grass in Florida, just hours after he was shot and killed by George Zimmerman. If you were watching the network's coverage of the trial yesterday, you likely missed the split-second mistake. But one Gawker reader caught it; and he submitted it into the website, resulting in a post that has made the rounds on the Internet this afternoon.

‘Ho Lee Fuk’: Someone Pranked San Francisco TV Station Into Reporting Fabricated Names Of Asiana Pilots | Mediaite
A local Fox affiliate, the San Francisco powerhouse station KTVU, is dealing with the fallout of a major error on Friday. During their noon broadcast, a report on the deadly Asiana Airlines crash took a turn for the unintentionally offensive when they broadcast the names of pilots in charge of that flight. The mangled Asian-sounding names were, in fact, thinly-disguised expletives mocking the sentiments expressed by the crash victims and their families

NJ Transit Passenger Captures Video Of Bus Driver Masturbating While Driving Bus | Mediaite
When you're behind the wheel of a moving vehicle, there's only one stick you should concern yourself with. But one New York bus driver shocked and disgusted passengers last month by masturbating while in motion. One passenger, a librarian from Manhattan caught video of the driver's public display and the story took off from there.

Maher & Cornel West Battle GOP Guests Over Zimmerman: Trayvon Racially ‘Criminalized’ Then ‘Physically Murdered’ | Mediaite
Bill Maher opened his panel discussion tonight discussing race in the George Zimmerman murder trial. Cornel West was very adamant in speaking out in favor of Trayvon Martin and slammed Zimmerman for criminalizing Martin before actually killing him. West continued to list examples of how young, poor black men are consistently, unfairly singled out in the American criminal justice system.

The Five Hosts Tear Into Al Sharpton: ‘Race-Baiter,’ Pressured Zimmerman Arrest & Trial | Mediaite
The hosts of The Five tonight partially pointed the finger of blame at the race politics of the George Zimmerman trial at MSNBC host Al Sharpton. Sharpton has been one of the most outspoken media figures about the trial from the beginning, and even spoke at rallies for Trayvon Martin's family. Eric Bolling went so far as to suggest Sharpton was even the catalyst behind the Murder 2 charge Zimmerman is facing.

Explosive O’Reilly Panel On Police Preparing For Zimmerman Verdict Riots: Feeds Idea That Black Men Are ‘Menace’ | Mediaite
Laura Ingraham, filling in for Bill O'Reilly tonight, conducted a heated panel discussion over whether the decision by local Florida authorities to take precautions against potential violence as a result of a not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial is racist or just patronizing to the black community.

Eric Holder’s DOJ To Restrict Rules For Monitoring Journalists, Bar Labeling As ‘Co-Conspirators’ | Mediaite
On Friday, the DOJ announced new rules which would make it harder for investigators to access the communications records of journalists.

Head, Meet Desk: NTSB Admits Fake Pilot Names (‘Ho Lee Fuk’) Confirmed To TV Station By Their Summer Intern | Mediaite
The saga of a bunch of obviously, hilariously fake names being reported as real on a local San Francisco TV station just got stranger. After people noticed that KTVU was reporting that the names of pilots in the Asiana Airlines crash included Ho Lee Fuk and Bang Ding Ow, KTVU insisted that it wasn't them, it was a spokesperson at the National Transportation Safety Board who confirmed the names to them. And aside from the fact that they were very obviously fake names, it turns out that the person at the NTSB who confirmed the names to them was, naturally, a summer intern.