Florida State Quarterback De’Andre Johnson was charged with battery last month for punching a woman in the face at a local Tallahassee bar. Johnson was subsequently suspended after the charge and will hopefully (and that’s a great BIG hope being that this is FSU) be removed from the team. Video obtained by the Tallahassee Democrat is pretty damning.
Soccer Man Andrea Pirlo has officially joined New York City FC along with Euro stars David Villa and Frank Lampard.
USWNT ambushed, smashed, annihilated Japan’s hopes for a repeat performance of their 2011 Women’s World Cup Championship..in the first 15 minutes. They would eventually end the bloodbath at 5-2 in an unprecedented show of offensive firepower ever to see a women’s final before.
Let’s get something straight off-the-bat: Kobe is the greatest of his era. He transcended the game long before social media could have elevated him to god status. You know this because probably half of your friends in middle school and high school were Lakers fans, and STILL are to this day. You know this because girls would have cut-out magazine pictures of Kobe in their locker and their binders. You know this because #8 was the number always taken in gym class. You know this because you saw purple and gold EVERYWHERE during those years. Even your mom knows who Kobe is.
Chris Webber. Peja Stojakovic. Mike Bibby. Vlade Divak. To a 14 year-old Mavericks fan like I was, their names may as well had been Boogie-Man, Demon, Satan, and well…Vlade. THESE were the Sacramento Kings. Good for 100 a night, put your paycheck on it. I hated them. I hated them because they were GOOD. I hated how their fans would bang those stupid cowbells, and I hated that they couldn’t kill the Lakers when they had the chance.
The NBA Draft is probably the most predictable of the 4 major sports (well, if the NHL has a draft and no one is around to hear it…does the NHL draft exist??). But that’s not to say it isn’t exciting to see some 5 syllable-ed guy from Germanistania or Urzbeckehubbidubbistan get drafted by the Spurs and stored away in some cryogenic freezer for 4 years. I mean, who DOESN’T like seeing all these guys get interviewed one after another giving the same “I couldn’t have been drafted by a better organization” speech. You know, actually, for once I’d like to see some guy be honest on the mic and just say “hell nah, I ain’t playing for no God damn 76ers. fuck that!” or something along those lines.
News is just coming in that Darryl Hamilton, ex-MLB Outfielder for the Texas Rangers among other teams and current baseball analyst for the MLB network, has been shot dead in his home in Pearland, Texas in what police are calling a “murder-suicide” according to the Houston Chronicle.
We’re two weeks out of crowning our NBA Champions and already the Lakers are dying for your attention. Rumors are swirling around that Dwyane Wade and the Lakers are showing mutual interest in having him come on-board next season.
Chris Simms, ex-University of Texas quarterback who’s best known for not being his dad Phil, recently, while filling in for a CBS Sports radio show, talked about his time in Austin between 1999 thru 2002 and how he was given money from alumni for autographs.
Robert La Amenaza Garcia was set to fight Errol Spence this Saturday on Spike TV but has pulled out from what’s being reported as a “mental breakdown,” the Monitor is reporting. His trainer, Edgar Sanchez believes that his career may actually be over and that he may be in need psychiatric counseling.
Garcia had won his last 9 fights with his last loss coming against Antonio Margarito back in 2010.