It’s mid-week again – and that means time for “Hump Day Links”… featuring various entertaining reads throughout the online sports world.

Hump Day Links (Vol. 7): August 18, 2010

NFL Hall of Famer says he’s lost respect for Brett Favre… wait, someone’s lost respect for Favre? Get outta here!

With his decision to return to the Vikings, have we finally seen the end of “Favreapalooza”, at least for this offseason?  Here’s hoping so – and here’s a poll on the most annoying folks in sports over the last year…

Over the last YEAR, which of the 3 following SUPERSTAR athletes are you SICK of hearing about the MOST?

  • Tiger Woods (35%, 12 Votes)
  • Brett Favre (35%, 12 Votes)
  • LeBron James (29%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 34

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Joe Maddon – one of the best in baseball [Tophatal’s Blog]

What cliché lines like “one game at a time” really mean [Guyism]

Hate it when players flop?  Here’s a guy DEFENDING the flop – gasp! [Sports Chump]

Comparing Bryce Harper to Top Draft Picks of the Past [Mr. Irrelevant]

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How good will Bryce Harper be once he reaches D.C.?

Don’t believe every NFL preseason thing you hear, such as Super Bowl losers struggling during the following season [FPL]

Various types of people that you could meet at a Fantasy Football draft [Gunaxin]

Jose Canseco is still talking through something other than his mouth – including on Twitter [Wicked Good Sports]

Still talkin’ Dustin Johnson, Whistling Straits, plus photos of the famous bunker [Wei Under Par]

One man lists his sleepers in Fantasy Football this season [Josh Q. Public]

Hazing Comes to Head With Jacksonville Jaguars [Sports by Brooks]

Derrek Lee finally accepts a trade – and is bound for Atlanta [New York Times]

Will the Phillies counter before the end of the waiver deadline?  I wouldn’t rule that out, though with that rotation, they are in great shape…

New York’s latest basketball crush is on Carmelo [The Big Lead]

Yes, “distracting” is one way to refer to Eva Longoria (below) [With Leather]

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Eva Longoria – wife of Tony Parker – is one of the most beautiful sports wives today

So very, VERY distracting…