The Obstancy: Barrels Full of Links

It’s been too long since we’ve tossed some links out there with minimal effort. Let’s do that now.

The World Hockey Summit is in Toronto this week, and I have to admit I don’t know what it’s all about. Chris and I debated going to see what the deal is, but that sort of fell through. I’m sure you know places to read up on it, but I agree with
Marek: don’t expect anything groundbreaking to surface. We’re all just desperate for hockey, aren’t we?

You know you’re becoming a nerd when a story like this is extremely interesting to me in a few different ways. Feel free to ridicule me in the comments for being a phone nerd.

Speaking of nerds, any Star Wars fan worth his snuff has probably seen this already, but if you haven’t prepare to squee in delight. If only Han would shoot first on the Blu Rays…

I have none of the skill nor drive to make one of these, but I totally want one. I don’t even have enough keys to justify the effort, but that is cool.

Ebert tweeted about this last week, but I thought I’d pass it along as well. As a Falls resident, this sort of blows my mind.

If you’re absolutely starving for hockey, check out this NHLPA video interview of Ryan Miller. I honestly couldn’t get through it because the first picture they show during that montage is of Patrick Lalime. Look closely, I couldn’t time it right for a screenshot…

I love this food blog, and I was inspired to document my eating during my recent trip to Washington because of it. Whether it sees the light of day is another story, but give the Kid a shot.

A friend of the Roost has been writing some interesting stories about the Sabres during the summer hockey drought. Ho check out Scott’s story about Pat LaFontaine’s charity work, and a look at the Sabres’ use of video scouting. He’s good people.

This report on bloggers and press passes seems completely obvious, but the numbers are interesting to note. Actually, this story breaks it down much better than the raw data is presented.

If you’re looking for a good recap of EPL news, you have to check out David Hirshey’s column at ESPN. He’s a fellow Arsenal fan, and a damn good writer to boot. His stuff at Deadspin was always a good read, and he’s continuing the trend at The Four Letter.

I had my first fantasy draft of the year on Friday, and I have to admit the further I get away from it the more I like my team. My friend Nick was involved in that league as well, and he had some good advice for those of you who are yet to draft.


  1. My in-laws have pictures from when the Falls were diverted. Cool stuff.

    If you like that, you’ll love this:

  2. ScottyMCSSProSportsDaily

    It’s good to be a “friend of the Roost.” Thanks, guys.

    Put up an article today on David Beckham/Anderson Cooper/Sir Isaac Newton/Physics Professors. That was fun.

    And thanks come from the “Heart Camp” for the link. We can’t expect a great many more to show up this year, but the press has been outstanding. So, here’s to hope.