LPGA Backs Down From English Requirement
Facing anger from lawmakers, where even a California lawmaker said he would push for legislation to ban the policy if taken into effect, and even astonishment from the sponsors, whom they were trying to help in the first place, the LPGA Tour rescinded its stringent punishment of suspending players if they couldn’t speak English on Friday. They’ve decided to devise a new way of going about the process, and fining remains an option.
Good to see some people actually have the courage to take back their word if they know it to be wrong. That’s a tough thing for a lot of people, and I applaud the LPGA despite the fact that they really had their own foot up their ass with an unreasonable aspect to the game. Really, they had themselves in the doghouse with Jason Whitlock, FOX Sports writer, who recently wrote how Richard Collier’s shooting went underreported because he was black and how an NFL owner would rather choose a white person because he’s less likely to get into legal trouble. I don’t know how they still let him write.
LeBron Loses in H-O-R-S-E to Warehouse Worker
You read that right. If you haven’t heard by now, LeBron James was at an outdoor court in Venice Beach, CA earlier this week for a game of H-O-R-S-E against David Kalb, a warehouse worker who won an online contest for the right to face James. James lost both games, not even recording a letter in one of them and losing in about five minutes. $50 million a year, my ass.
Is it acceptable for NBA players to lose to nobodies in a basketball game despite the fact that people like Kalb spend their entire time perfecting trick shots? It’s kind of pathetic for one of the most athletic people in the world to get whooped like so, kind of like NBA players who shoot under 70% from the free-throw line. (Yes, I have an issue with that.) It sure isn’t the first time, as Steve Nash got it handed to him in H-O-R-S-E as well. The unathletic-looking and smaller Kalb sure has some hops though. Check out the vid here:
Culpepper Retires From the NFL
Daunte Culpepper, unable to find a starting job to begin the season, has quit at the tender age of 31. The ex-Vikings quarterback, who was offered backup jobs from the Packers and Steelers, declined to take a back seat to a team. He had this to say, “Since I was not given a fair chance to come in and compete for a job, I would rather move on and win in other arenas of life.” That’s kind of a pitiful thing to say, being that it was known Culpepper wasn’t the same since he blew out his knee. He’ll be kicking himself when Matt Flynn is on the field leading Green Bay because Aaron Rodgers got benched for poor play.
I wonder what other skills Culpepper has.
OKC Thunder the New NBA Team Name
The Seattle Supersonics have undergone an entire name change, as they have decided on the Oklahoma City Thunder. Kevin Durant and company will don the blue, orange-red and yellow beginning next season in what is going to be the most exciting thing to come from the team.
Nightmare for Dream
The Atlanta Dream is on pace to set the WNBA record for worst regular season record, where they are currently 3-28 (.098). Their best shot is this Mon. at home against the 14-16 Indiana Fever before finishing the season on the road against the L.A. Sparks (18-13) and Seattle Storm (20-10). (By the way, I have a crush on Sue Bird.)
The 1998 Washington Mystics hold the infamous record for the worst WNBA season at 3-27 (.100).
FOX Sports Calls Arenas’ Contract Worst This Offseason
Remember my list two monts ago of the worst NBA free agent signings this offseason? I can tell you it didn’t include Gilbert Arenas, who topped Fox Sports’ list as the worst contract this offseason. Check out their ludicrous list here.
It’s almost as crazy as Quinton “Rampage” Jackson saying he was delusional the day of his arrest because after reading the bible and that he was a son of God, that he was a god himself.
Where someone replied, “Why did you lose your last fight?” (Jackson lost to Forrest Griffin in July.)
Liddell’s Career on the Line Tonight Against Evans
Chuck Liddell, who has lost two of his last three fights, headlines another major fight tonight when he squares off against the undefeated Rashad Evans. Evans, who is the Ultimate Fighter 2 heavyweight winner, is 16-0-1 with his draw coming against Tito Ortiz. The Iceman has some points against him even before this match begins. At 38, he is ten years older than Evans, and a loss tonight could prove devastating for his career.