On Wednesday, a six-year deal was signed for a Big Ten-sponsored football bowl game to be played in Detroit. On Thursday, Detroit filed for bankruptcy. Coincidence? I think not.
Millard West football star Harrison Phillips is going to Stanford. This is the first time in 11 years a player said he chose a school for the academics and meant it.
I choose to look at the glass as half full. We lost Harrison Phillips, but we still have Matt Damon’s nephew.
Congratulations to Jack Hoffman, who won an ESPY in the best moment category. I attribute the award to Hoffman’s feel-good, inspirational story — and the fact LeBron James was not nominated in that category.
SEC media days just concluded. For the fourth consecutive year, they were held at ESPN headquarters.
Florida coach Will Muschamp took a jab at Ohio State. Not to worry, Muschamp, someday after the Earth hurls into the sun and all life ceases to exist, Urban Meyer will forget this slight.
Johnny Manziel now says he left the Manning Passing Academy because he overslept. Apparently Manziel is saving “the dog ate my homework” for when he needs a really good excuse.
A couple had a Texas A&M football-themed wedding. It was so authentic, it was overshadowed by another couple holding a Texas Longhorn-themed wedding down the street.
It’s almost time for the Little League World Series. A player from Taiwan was just granted a sixth year of eligibility.
On Friday and Saturday at Werner Park, a team of U.S. college all-stars played the Cuban National Team. It was a chance to see the Major League Baseball stars of tomorrow. Of course I’m referring to the Cuban National Team.
At the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, the American League limited the National League to three hits. Or, as we say when a team at the College World Series gets three hits: a batting clinic.
For the first time since 1988, the Kansas City Royals had three players at the All-Star Game. This is believed to be due to the powerful voting bloc of “People Who Missed The First Two Months of the Season.”
The 18-year-old who ran on the field during the All-Star Game said he’d do so if he got 1,000 retweets on Twitter. When the commissioner called for making the All-Star Game more fan interactive, I’m not sure this is what he had in mind.
Real baseball fans are now asking: “How many retweets for you to go jump in a lake?”
The Detroit Pistons are hiring Rasheed Wallace to be an assistant coach. Just to get in the habit after Wallace agreed to the deal, the NBA called him for two technicals and suspended him indefinitely.
Dennis Rodman now has his own signature brand of vodka called Bad Boy Vodka. There’s just something about an unofficial U.S. ambassador to North Korea with green hair, 50 tattoos, 40 body piercings and his own brand of vodka that makes me a wee bit skittish.
A bystander threw urine on Tour de France riders. If it was drug free, he was doing them a favor.
John Daly had to miss the British Open due to a problem with his right elbow. I’m going to guess the words “repetitive motion injury” and “Happy Hour” are involved here.
And finally: NBA player Baron Davis claims he was once abducted by aliens. Actually, Davis was relieved. At first when he was grabbed, he thought he’d been traded to the Bobcats.