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Links O' War: Thursday July 18th, 2013

Apparently Pachall is a horse, and Lebron is concerned about his hair line...

Andrew Redington

Here are your morning links!


Where Andy Dalton took out his teammates in FW & the throw that bugs him - The Big Mac Blog
Former TCU & current Cincy Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton makes his offseason home in Fort Worth, and two weeks ago he had as his guests six Bengals wide receivers and all of their quarterbacks to his house.

It’s past time for TCU to unmuzzle QB Casey Pachall | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News - ...
Next week in Dallas, the Big 12 media days will commence and TCU will not let loose the second-most interesting quarterback of the 2013 season.

TCU’s Devonte Fields selected Big 12’s top defender | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports ...
TCU defensive end Devonte Fields and Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk are the Big 12 preseason players of the year.

TCU's Gary Patterson Aiming For Big 12 Success
Taking over the TCU football program in 2000, coach Gary Patterson set lofty goals for the Horned Frogs for the future that many brushed aside as too high to achieve for the city of Fort Worth. Thirteen years later, Patterson is TCU’s all-time wins leader with 116 victories, has two BCS bowl berths, a Rose Bowl championship and seven conference titles.

TCU Announces Staff Promotions - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
TCU director of intercollegiate athletics Chris Del Conte has announced the promotions of Mike Sinquefield to associate director of athletics for administration and Matt Lewis to director of football operations.

Notes On A Scorecard - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
TCU director of intercollegiate athletics Chris Del Conte discusses the hot topics around the Horned Frogs.

Pachall On Davey O'Brien Award Watch List - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
TCU's Casey Pachall has been named to the watch list for the Davey O'Brien Award, presented to the nation's top quarterback.

TCU Places Four on Preseason All-Big 12 Team - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
Led by defensive end Devonte Fields as the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, TCU placed four players on the Preseason All-Big 12 Team announced by the conference office Wednesday.


Kenneth Faried dunks on TMZ -
TMZ accosted Kenneth Faried outside a nightclub without knowing who he was. It went wonderfully.

How EA Sports can still make a college football video game without the NCAA -
The NCAA's EA Sports announcement is significant as far as the future of college sports goes. But it doesn't stop any video game from being made.

The Daily Win presents: Rules for streaking -
Dylan Masone -- the fan who ran onto the field at the All-Star Game -- did it all wrong. The Daily Win instructs you how to properly streak at a professional sporting event. HINT: ditch the...

Johnny Manziel, SEC Media Days, and seagulls following a trawler -
This is all that's left of Johnny Football until football season.

LeBron James seems concerned about his hairline -
Nah, man it looks good. you look great!

6 bold predictions for baseball's second half -
As we look towards the season's second half -- which is really it's last 40 percent -- a half-dozen predictions of pennants won and records broken.

NBA free agency rumors roundup: LaMarcus Aldridge trade options explored, Byron Mullens to Clippers -
With the NBA free agent market slowly drying up, the Portland Trail Blazers' general manager has been discussing trade options with representatives for All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge. Meanwhile, a few other big men have signed with new teams.

British Open 2013: Leaderboard, live updates and results from Thursday's first round -
Round 1 of the 2013 Open Championship is underway with Miguel Ángel Jiménez out of the gates quickly at Muirfield.

Knicks see 'long-term, successful partnership' with Carmelo Anthony -
With rumors swirling about the Lakers planning to make a run at Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James next summer, the New York Knicks believe they will have a relationship with Anthony beyond this coming season.


Google Wants to Start Streaming Traditional TV Programming | Geekosystem
Because Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu don't offer us enough ways to procrastinate, Google may soon join their ranks. According to the Wall Street Journal, Google has begun approaching various media companies in an attempt to license their content to stream traditional television shows online.

Largest Star In The Milky Way Found ALMA Telescope | Geekosystem
If Hercules hadn't been made into a constellation, he would probably have been reborn in space as a recently discovered star: the largest one ever spotted in the Milky Way. A group of astronomers found the embryonic star, which is still forming inside of a huge cloud about 10,000 light years away from Earth, using the ultra-powerful ALMA(Atacama Large Millimetre/submillimetre Array) telescope. Now that they're getting a good look at the massive star, researchers have been able to learn some new lessons about how stars this size are born.

NASA's IRIS Telescope Door is Open | Geekosystem
In exciting space news, the door on NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) telescope is open. The door was successfully opened by the IRIS Lockheed Martin team today at 2:14 PM EDT, and it's a pretty major milestone for the IRIS in its 60-day checkout period. When that's over on August 26th, the instrument will go into normal science mode and we can probably expect some lovely images shortly there after.

Smokey the Bear Fights Fires With Hugs in Adorable New PSAs [Video] | Geekosystem
Smokey the Bear has been the longtime spokesbear for forest fire prevention, but he's recently been given a reboot with a new series of public service announcements by the Ad Council. They have standard fire safety tips, but they also have hugs. So many hugs. Now I want to go camping just to show Smokey that I remember all my fire safety rules from scouts. I really want a Smokey the Bear hug.

TBS Picks Up American Dad For 11th Season In 2014 | Geekosystem
Cable to the rescue! Deadline has reported that American Dad! will move to TBS in 2014. While the 10th season of the animated sitcom, which starts airing on Fox September 29th, was expected to be its last, TBS has offered the show a stay of execution, ordering a 15-episode 11th season for the following year. Though it's often ignored by those who love Seth MacFarlane and dismissed by those who dislike him, this is a great relief to those of us who consider AD an underappreciated, surreally brilliant show in its own right.

PayPal Error Credits Man With $92 Quadrillion Fortune | Geekosystem
Chris Reynolds is your average small-town Pennsylvania resident who uses PayPal to buy and sell vintage car parts on eBay. While a fun hobby, he never expected it to make him successful beyond his wildest dreams or anything -- so you can imagine his surprise when he received his monthly statement in the mail and found that PayPal had mistakenly credited him with approximately $92 quadrillion. Geez oh man, think all of the overpriced hair twigs you could buy on Etsy with that kind of money! Like, at least eight or nine very fancy, very overpriced twigs.

Reddit Drops Politics and Atheism from Default Subreddits | Geekosystem
It's happening! Reddit is finally doing some spring cleaning and changing their line-up of default subreddits for the first time since October 2011. Better yet, they're removing two of the most drama-filled, off-putting, controversial areas on the whole site: /r/politics and /r/atheism. It's a brave new world, ladies and gentlemen. Well, mostly gentlemen according to Reddit demographics.

Verizon adds 941,000 subscribers, earns $5.2 billion in profit during second quarter | The Verge
Verizon has just released its financial report for the second quarter of this year, and unsurprisingly, it's another solid quarter for the largest carrier in the US. Verizon reports adding 941,000...

Microsoft bundles 12 months of Xbox Live with Office 365 subscriptions | The Verge
Microsoft is unveiling a new offer on Thursday designed to tempt consumers over to its subscription Office 365 service. Between July 18th and September 28th, customers who purchase a year-long...

Grid for iOS reimagines Excel, but ditches the formulas | The Verge
Designer Josh Leong was growing impatient with Microsoft. After spending a few years working his way up the chain from designing icons to helping design Flash Fill, one of Excel 2013's best new...

As PC sales slump, Intel's new CEO claims cheap, convertible tablets are the way forward | The Verge
The PC industry is in its steepest, longest decline in history, but Intel's new CEO Bryan Kraznich thinks there might be a way out. In his first quarterly earnings call — where the company r...

HTC One mini coming in August with 4.3-inch screen, LTE, and 'no compromises' | The Verge
Responding to the call for smaller flagship-caliber smartphones, HTC is today introducing the One mini, a 4.3-inch version of its leading Android handset, the One. The physical design and onboard...

Everything you need to know about PRISM | The Verge
Since September 11th, 2001, the United States government has dramatically increased the ability of its intelligence agencies to collect and investigate information...

Tech firms and civil liberties groups unite, asking the US to disclose surveillance requests | The Verge
The Washington Post and All Things D are reporting that a coalition of tech companies and civil liberties groups will ask the White House and Congress on Thursday to relax secrecy surrounding the...

Jamie Foxx shocks as Electro in first 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' teaser | The Verge
The first teaser for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has just been unveiled as part of the Comic-Con festivities in San Diego. Posted by Cosmic Book News, The 40-second spot is essentially one big...

Nokia now sells more Lumias than BlackBerry sells phones | The Verge
With this quarter's mixed financial results, Nokia revealed that Lumia sales were up to a record high of 7.4 million. That means that the company sold more Windows Phones last quarter than...