Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Transactions....

Nice to see China wait for like 6 seconds after the Olympic lovefest ended to expel 8 political protesters from the country. Yeah, the Olympics really helped "open up" Chinese society.


Miami Hurricane football coach Randy Shannon suspended 7 players for the game against Charleston Southern this week. All 7 will be back and play the following week against the Florida Gators. Wow, what a disciplinarian. Suspending them for the Charleston Southern game—if he really wanted to punish them he should have bought them X-boxes and free pizza.


Here's a great story I wish had gotten out more at the Olympics. Not only did the American women sweep all three medals sabre fencing—the first time that's happened for America, but the gold medal winner, Mariel Zagunis, also won the gold in Athens in 2004. And she wasn't even supposed to be there.

In 2004, Zagunis only made the team as an alternate. However, at the last second, Nigeria decided not to send an athlete, so Zagunis got to go, although had next to no chance for any medal. She then, however, won every match and got the first gold for American fencing in 100 years. Then, she did it again this year. A great story.


By the way, New York Giants....whatever Strahan wants to come back....give it to him. A private blimp to take him to and from Giant games, a personal cheerleader/masseuse squad. Whatever. Give it to him.


He's a review from a scout watching the Giants: "They have not been sweating the loss of (Jeremy) Shockey at all. (Second-year TE Kevin) Boss is good — he’s a better blocker (than Shockey). It does not even look like they even blinked (since he left)."


Seems like the National league took, what? 3 weeks to adjust to Jeff Karstens?


And Julius Jones is looking the same in Seattle as he did in Dallas—a bad mix of hard/easy. Afraid to hit the hole hard, goes down easy.


I loved the Olympics, but man am I happy to not hear Tim Daggett criticize each and every gymnast mistake as "Disastrous" 1000 times a night.


The man the Chiefs traded around Jared Allen's 16 sacks a season for, Brandon Allen is still walking around with a boot around hi left foot. And with the other starting offensive tackle Damien McIntosh also out with an injury, the Chiefs might be entering the season with back-ups at both tackle spots. Why not just paint a bulls-eye on Brodie Croyle now?


And lastly, America's favorite recovering alcoholic/strumpet/part-time actress, Lindsay Lohan called Bears quarterback du jour, Kyle Orton ''super-hot''as he showcased his moves at a Chicago dance club. So for you all, I decided to showcase Kyle showcasing his moves at other clubs over the years. Gotta tell ya...I just don't see the super-hotness.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe Lohan meant Orton was super sweaty.

Travis said...

In addition to the women's fencing team, how come we heard next to nothing of the Bryan Clay winning gold in the decathlon? That event shows perhaps the most complete athlete.

Seeing those pics of Orton reminds me, I have been super-hot before too.