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World Track And Field Championships, Brett Favre, Brandon Marshall, Top Stories

Posted by Gene Morris on August 19, 2009

Brett Favre causes emotions to flair

The opinions have been flying over Brett Favre’s decision to sign a contract to join the Minnesota Vikings yesterday. If I was a Packers fan I would be extremely upset that Favre decided to sign with a division rival, and as a sports fan I just don’t want to hear anything else about this over exposed story.

Vikings legend Fran Tarkenton, who had been outspoken in the past about the Favre situation, spoke out again today. “Wouldn’t you be upset if you’re a Packer fan? I think you’re going to have Packer fans burning the No. 4 Favre Green Bay jersey. I think the Packer fans have every right to be outraged,” he said on “The Opening Drive” on Sirius NFL Radio.

ESPN’s Howard Bryant wrote a column in which he sided with Favre and against those speaking negatively about the indecisiveness of the veteran quarterback.

Jeffery Chadiha had a differing opinion, calling Favre “selfish” for showing up at training camp three weeks after his teammates and making the story about himself instead of a solid team with playoff aspirations.

Usain Bolt reaches 200-meter final, South African teen to undergo gender testing

The worlds fastest man, Jamaican Usain Bolt, easily reached the finals of the 200-meter after running his heat in 20.08 seconds. This comes just days after he destroyed the world record in the 100-meter, clocking in at a time of 9.58 seconds. The finals of the 200-meter take place Thursday.

The other big story coming out of the World Championships involves Caster Semenya, a female runner from South Africa.

Semyena ran away from the field in the 800-meter, but the big story involved the fact that it was announced earlier in the day that she would be undergoing a gender test because of concerns that she doesn’t meet the requirements to compete as a women.

The process will take weeks to perform and involve a multitude of different doctors.

Brandon Marshall back in the headlines, again for off the field incidents

Denver Bronco’s wide receiver Brandon Marshall, a specimen of an athlete and great performer on the field, can’t seem to stay out of the headlines for his actions off of it.

Marshall spoke out against the Broncos organization after hearing that a team public relations staff member told the rest of the team to not gloat over the fact that Marshall was acquitted of misdemeanor assault last week. Marshall made sure to mention “trust issues” between himself and the team.

This incident was far from the first time that Marshall has had brushes with the law.

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Brett Favre Stays Retired

Posted by Gene Morris on July 29, 2009

Brett Favre told the Minnesota Vikings today that he will not play for them this upcoming season. He told ESPN’s Ed Werder, “It was the hardest decision I’ve ever made.”

Thank god this saga is over. We’ve been over saturated with Brett Favre stories the past few off seasons, and I’m very happy we won’t have to hear about it anymore.

Until he changes his mind again at some point. I’d say at this point the odds are low but I would not put it past him.

Because it’s not like we haven’t see that before.

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Michael Vick Reinstated On Conditional Basis by NFL Commisioner Goodell

Posted by Gene Morris on July 27, 2009

The news has finally come down today and Michael Vick is on his way back to the National Football League.  Vick’s conditional reinstatement will be decided on by Goodell by week 6.

Let the outrage begin.

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Weekend Wrap

Posted by yankeesin2008 on October 27, 2008

MLB:

The Phillies took a commanding 3-1 lead in the Series last night behind that bats of Ryan Howard and… Joe Blanton?

Howard hit two bombs and drove in five runs, and Blanton became the first pitcher in 35 years to homer in the fall classic. He picked up the win with six solid innings of work.

But the Phils look to close it out tonight, and they have the right guy on the mound in Cole Hamels. Guy’s been lights out. He’s trying to become the first pitcher to win five postseason starts in one year.

Don’t be surprised if Tampa pulls it out though, they didn’t get this far just to roll over and die, as the Red Sox can surely attest too. Scott Kazmir is just as likely to throw a complete game shutout as he is to not make it out of the first inning.

It’s going to be interesting to see if the Rays can get it back to St. Pete, or if the Philly bats will pound their way to the cities first championship in 25 years.

NHL:

Crazy night in the NHL on Saturday. For only the second time ever – the other being opening night in 2005 after the lockout – all 30 teams were on the schedule.

The Devils and Flyers carried over some bad blood from Friday night into a Saturday matinee. Four fights broke out in the second period, including two at once when Pierre-Luc Letourneau battled Riley Cote while Mike Rupp fought Aaron Asham.

Philly took four points over the weekend, just in time to save its season from totally going down the drain.

Saturday night also saw a great comeback in New York City. Trailing 2-0 going into the third period, the Rangers rallied to beat the Penguins 3-2 in a shootout

Nikolai Zherdev tied the game with 8.1 seconds left, and Fred Sjostrom scored his second shootout winner in eight days for the Rangers.

Henrik Lundqvist stoned Sidney Crosby on the Pen’s final attempt to wrap up the win.

NFL:

The New York football Giants showed the world just why they are the team to beat this year. It certainly wasn’t the prettiest game you’ll ever see, but on the road against a very good Pittsburgh Steelers team it was the perfect game.

Good speical teams play, and limiting the number of mistakes were key for the G-Men. Roethlisberger (spelled that right the first time) tossing four interceptions and a long snap through the back of the end zone sure helped as well.

But all the other NFC East teams picked up victories as well. The Cowboys squeaked by the Bucs, again without Tony Romo – and who knows exactly when he’ll be back – and the Eagles and Redskins took out the Falcons and Lions respectively.

With the difficulty of the Giants schedule the rest of the season, this division race is going to come right down to the wire.

NBA:

The big New York NBA story of the weekend involved Isiah Thomas. Just when you thought this guy was out of the spotlight he finds his way back in.

So Police were called to Isiah’s house in Rye because he overdosed on sleeping pills.

But Isiah told the New York Post that it was his daughter who had the medical issue.

David Hall, police chief for the town of Harrison, disputed Thomas’ claim about his daughter.

“I understand that this person claims it was his daughter; he is lying,” Hall told The New York Times. “It was definitely not his daughter, it was a male. We know the difference between a 47-year-old black male and a young black female.”

Isiah, Isiah. No matter what is going on there, something is very wrong. He was a terrible coach and made millions ruining a once proud basketball organization, but one can’t wish harm on him or his family.

UFC:

In the bizzare main event of UFC 90, reigning middle weight champion and the world’s best pound-for-pound fighter defeated challenger Patrick Cote in the third round via TKO.

But it was not the usual stoppage for Silva, who remains undefeated in his UFC career. At no point did he unleash his trademark explosive Muay Thai offense consisting of knees, elbows, kicks, punches flying every which direction. Once nicknamed “A ballet of violence” by UFC commentator Joe Rogan, Silva’s game plan was just strange.

When Cote tore up knee apart midway through the third round and could no longer compete, Silva was declared the winner.

The real losers were the fans, who relish every chance they get to see the best in the world do what he does. And he didn’t bring it on Saturday night.

The big winner of the night was Junior dos Santos, a Brazilian heavyweight who came in as an big underdog against title contender Fabricio Werdum.

As was written in a post on MMA Junkie earlier in the week, dos Santos was no joke and a great bet as the huge under dog. I have a feeling we’ll be seeing a lot more of this guy in the future.

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