Roundup: Bob Ryan vs. New MLB Stats; Oregon State Offers Class on Phish & Shawshank Redemption's Staying Power

brooklyn deckerBrooklyn Decker … great read on Tupac’s last wordsguy puts in vacation request, his boss forwards it to the entire company, internet goes bananas … Elliott Rodger, the loser who senselessly shot and killed people near the UC Santa Barbara campus, left some disturbing videos behind … eventually, the UCSB massacre will turn to the topic of gun laws … fascinating story about a seemingly-normal family that robbed banks … like Shawshank? Then you’ll love reading this about the movie’s staying power … print, read: The Case for Reparationsporn star who goes to Duke writes an open letter about the college student who did porn once, got cyberbullied, and killed herself … hope you didn’t see the latest Sandler/Barrymore movie, which sounds awful world’s tallest water slide didn’t open Monday; reports of test dummies going ‘airborne’ … students at Oregon State can take a class on Phish … Louisville restaurant owner had employees who were victims of human trafficking

Do baseball fans care about the new breed of stats? [Globe]

Patrick Peterson vs. Richard Sherman isn’t bad. Peterson makes some very valid points. [KTAR News]

Leticia Romero, the Big 12 freshman of the year, still isn’t being allowed to transfer from Kansas State. [Tennessean]

Rory McIlroy wins golf tournament days after calling off his marriage. [GOLF.com]

There’s a Johnny Manziel waffle in Cleveland. Really. [Thunder Treats]

Matt Russell, Denver’s Director of Player Personnel, convicted for DUI and sentenced to seven months in jail. [CBS Denver]

It’s pretty rough reading about Buster Olney talk about his childhood friend who was a sexual predator. The friend kidnapped and killed his niece and will spend the rest of his life in jail. [VPR]

Landon Donovan: “I not only thought I was part of the 23, I thought I was in contention to start. So that’s why this has all been pretty disappointing.” [MLS Soccer.com]

America’s oldest living person, who lives in Michigan, turned 115 over the weekend. [Free Press]

Former MLB pitcher: Wrigley Field is a dump. [Tribune]

Ryan Hunter-Reay won the Indy 500 by 0.06 in the 2nd closest finish in the race’s history. [Indy Star]

This guy is mad that ABC showed the wife of Ryan Hunter-Reay and girlfriend of Helio Castroneves near the end of the Indy 500. [Daily Gazette]

“The Pick-Up Artist Community’s Predictable, Horrible Response to a Mass Murder.” [Slate]

Swimming pool under backyard has a James Bond quality to it. [via Meredith Frost]

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