In today’s SPORTS report we chat about the Cardinals, an update on some London Olympics stuff and we talk about the Rams making a big name contract extension and talk about Jeremy Shockey…and how it kind of seems like a retard.
The Cardinals had a rough weekend in Chicago. They got the win on Friday but then lost late in the game both Saturday and yesterday, wrapping up their series with a walk-off 4-2 loss. The team is off today but then heads to Colorado to take on the Rockies tomorrow night. Kyle Loshe gets the start for the Cardinals.
Quick RAMS note…defensive end Chris Long and the Rams have reached a 4 year deal. The team will now focus on their other unrestricted free agent James Laurinatius. Kind of strange…but it was announced that Long signed by executive VP of football operations Kevin Demoff…while he was wearing a Rams Helmet, Rams Jersey, Shorts, and Flip-Flops. He was at some training day fan event. Very professional.
Two days into the London BORE-lympics that U.S is in 2nd place in the medal count right behind China. Even though were are only one medal behind them…they have 3 more gold. Here is the medal count as of this morning: China is in first with 12 medals and 6 gold. US in 2nd with 11 medals, 3 gold, 5 silver, and 3 bronze. Followed by Italy with 7, South Korea with 5, and Japan with 5. For the US gold went to to swimmers Ryan Lochte and Dona Vollmer. And skeet shooter (which sounds just filthy) Kim Rhode (ROADIE).
A big story out of London is that fact that Michael Phelps is rocking the big “O-fer” so far. He has competed in two medal events…and hasn’t won gold in either. Saturday he raced in the 400-meter individual and got 4th. Then yesterday he teamed up for the 4by 100 meter freestyle and the US got silver. Phelps will have 5 more medal events….but people are saying he may have already lost it.
And finally…Jeremy Shockey went on quite the Twitter rant this weekend…and most of it included the outright BASHING of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Shockey started by tweeting: “Science tells me I’ll be dead time in 54 yrs old.” He then went out to reply to a couple tweets and ended with “NFL stands for NOT for long…in the league and life.” And then closed with “The no it all Rog Goodell lied to every player and told us concussions will not effect us in life. THAT A LIE.” And then he linked an Wikipedia article about concussions. Wahhhhhhh.