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NFL’s Roy Williams sues ex-girlfriend over engagement ring

July 7, 2011 Leave a comment

The headline:  NFL receiver Roy Williams sues ex-girlfriend for $76,600 ring after proposal rejected

The link: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/07/07/2011-07-07_nfl_receiver_roy_williams_jr_sues_exgirlfriend_for_76600_ring_after_proposal_rej.html

The summary:  Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Roy Williams is suing his ex-girlfriend, Miss Texas 2009 Brooke Daniels, for a $76,000 engagement ring he gave her prior to the end of the relationship.

The reaction:  I love this story!  Instead of getting down on one knee, Williams sent Daniels a package in the mail that included the ring and a recorded message asking her to marry him.  What a Romeo!

Williams is a notoriously cheap guy (he reportedly doesn’t tip pizza delivery guys) but wanting a $76,000 engagement ring is at least a little more understandable.

Charlie Sheen admits to steroid use during filming of Major League

June 29, 2011 Leave a comment

The headline:  Charlie Sheen Reveals Steroid Use For ‘Major League’ Role

The link: http://movies.yahoo.com/news/usmovies.accesshollywood.com/charlie-sheen-reveals-steroid-use-major-league-role?nc

The summary:  Charlie Sheen reveals in a recent Sports Illustrated interview that he did steroids for “six or eight weeks” to prepare for his role in the baseball movie Major League.

The reaction:  Did anybody tell him that it wasn’t real baseball?

In light of everything that’s happened to Sheen in the last six months I suppose this isn’t at all surprising.  The fact that he took steroids indicates that he took his role as Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn just a bit too seriously.  I understand wanting your fastball to look good but that’s what the Hollywood cameras are for.  Besides, you’re a PRETEND pitcher!

North Korea women’s World Cup coach claims team was struck by lightning

June 29, 2011 Leave a comment

The headline:  North Korea blame loss to U.S. on players getting struck by lightning

The link:  http://sports.yahoo.com/soccer/blog/dirty-tackle/post/North-Korea-blames-loss-to-U-S-on-players-getti?urn=sow-wp2852

The summary:  Following a 2-0 loss to the United States in their World Cup opener, the North Korea women’s coach told reporters that several members of the team were struck by lightning and affected their performance in the game.

The reaction:  Of all the reasons I’ve heard for a team losing an important game, the team getting struck by lightning has to be a first.

Who knows if this is really true or not.  I feel more comfortable saying that the players on the team are probably at risk for being physically tortured by their government for losing than saying they were struck by lightning.  Plus, as the article mentions, it’s quite ironic that this information only comes out after a World Cup loss.

Wednesday Poll Question: The Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks are tied 2-2. How does the series end?

June 8, 2011 Leave a comment

Thursday Poll Question: The defending NBA champion LA Lakers lost the first two games of their series against Dallas at home. What’s the final result of the series?

May 5, 2011 Leave a comment

How to train like the Navy SEALs

May 4, 2011 Leave a comment

The headline:  Navy SEAL candidates must undergo six months of pure hell

The link:  http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/05/04/2011-05-04_navy_seal_candidates_must_undergo_six_months_of_pure_hell.html

The summary:  Training to be a Navy SEAL can be an exercise in non-stop physical training, sleep deprivation and sheer will.

The reaction:  I thought this was an interested read in light of the attention focused on Navy SEAL Team 6 recently.

Navy SEAL training is considered one of the toughest regimens in existence and very few make it to the end.  I doubt I have what it takes to be a SEAL but it might be fun to try!

Roof of Indiana high school gym collapses

May 3, 2011 Leave a comment

The headline:  Indiana gym collapses just before start of school day

The link:  http://rivals.yahoo.com/highschool/blog/prep_rally/post/Indiana-gym-collapses-just-before-start-of-schoo?urn=highschool-wp1579

The summary:  Most of the roof over the gymnasium at Jasper High School in Indiana collapsed early Monday morning.  No one was injured.  The cause of the collapse has yet to be determined.

The reaction:  Officials at the school believe it is a total loss and looking at the pictures you can see why.

The scary part is that the gym was just hours away from being filled with hundreds of students for the school’s prom.  While losing the roof of the gym is a big loss, losing all of those young lives would have been a far greater tragedy.