Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The day in Sports

It may have been just a Tuesday, but some very interesting things took place today.  Let's take a gander.

  • To the surprise of no one, Brett Favre is back in Minnesota.  Since the grind of training camp is behind us, Favre decided to come back.  The guy is a total diva, but he gives the Vikings a legitimate shot at a Super Bowl run.  Sorry Sage Rosenfels.
  • Bobby Thompson, the New York Giant who hit the "shot heard around the world," back in 1951, died today.  He was 86, and he had been in poor health.  RIP Bobby.
  • Our douchebag of the week, Francisco Rodriguez, is out for the season, after punching out his girlfriend's father.  The Mets are also trying to withhold his salary.  Next time, beat up family members at home like the other athletes do.
  • Tough break for Titans running back Stafon Johnson.  He's out for the season after he dislocated his ankle in a preseason game.  For those of you who don't know, Johnson was almost killed while at USC last year, when a weight slipped and crushed his larynx.  The Titans plan on placing him on IR, and letting him recover.  Good luck Stafon, I'm rooting for you.
  • Adonal Foyle retired from the NBA after 13 years.  Not bad for a guy who averaged 4.4 points and 4.1 rebounds a game.  He also made over $63 million in his career.  If I were only a foot taller...
  • The Padres beat the Cubs, behind Jon Garland 1-0.  With the Giants loss,the Padres have a five game lead in the NL West.  The Padres next 8 games are against the Cubs, Brewers,and Diamondbacks.

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