Link Love

What better way to start the week than with the some of the most interesting stuff the Internet has to offer?

A cheat-sheet for the World Cup: everything you need to know in under two minutes.

The Frisky presents the hottest men of the World Cup. You’re welcome, ladies.

Also for the girls, how to root for your favorite team in style.

Hard-core soccer fans need to check out Vanity Fair’s World Cup blog, Fair Play, if they haven’t already.

Last week, the NCAA levied severe penalties on USC’s football program for violations during the Reggie Bush era. Time explains why the punishments are too harsh.

Inspired by the blog 1000 Awesome Things, a class of eighth graders share their favorite things. Cute!

Even if you don’t live near the Gulf, remember the oil spill will still affect you.

Plus: Video Love

Star Wars + Soccer=

Dwyane Wade’s free agency is one of the biggest stories in South Florida, and the Miami Heat have launched a massive campaign to re-sign the NBA superstar. Efforts include this hilarious video starring Banana Man, a staple at Heat games.

Remember OK Go’s treadmill music video for “Here It Goes Again”? Well, their video for “This Too Shall Pass” might be that much cooler.

What stories/videos did you enjoy last week?

Link Love

What better way to start the week than with the some of the most interesting stuff the Internet has to offer?

Legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden passed away on Friday at the age of 99. Even if you’re not a sports fan, you should check out his great “Woodenisms.

An interesting look at co-education at the collegiate level from Feministing.

Women in the workplace: one bankers says she was fired for being too sexy, while five anchors at Al-Jazeera quit because they were harassed for not following “modest” dress codes.

Do you know how to protect yourself on Facebook?

From one of my favorite blogs, More Magic Always, an argument for minimalism.

Video Love

If you’re still singing along to “Break Even”, watch the video for The Script’s previous single, “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved”.

900 people lip-synch to the impossibly catchy “Hey Soul Sister” by Train.

Meet Costa Rica’s answer to Shakira: Debi Nova. This may just be the perfect summer song.

Speaking of Shakira, she sings the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)”, an adaptation of a traditional soldiers’ song.

What links were your favorite from this past week?

~ Sarah