Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Let It Be...
UFC President Dana White made a trip to Toronto yesterday to announce - finally - that UFC will indeed be coming to Toronto on April 30th, 2011 in what is anticipated to be the organization's largest attended event (a lock) and largest gate (a lock). No word on the card yet.
LeBron James weighed in on his old team and town and compared it to how Green Bay reacted when Brett Favre left town a few years back. As poorly as that was handled in Green Bay, nobody went on TV with a "The Decision" moment. That's about as close as you'll get to me defending everybody's favorite Sunday Afternoon Tackling Dummy Interception Machine.
The Dallas Cowboys are loving the fire and attention to detail that Jason Garrett has brought to the fold and are talking of how they're playing with a sense of urgency. That's all well and good, but shame they didn't have a sense of urgency when there was something to be urgent about. At any rate, pretty safe to say Garrett is the man for 2011 (or 2012, whenever the next season comes) and hard to argue against that so far.
At this point, 28 major league teams and 6 independents are said to have made offers to Cliff Lee, including a pair of matching 22-year offers. Methinks that there's an agent at work building a competition that isn't as deep as it is being made out to be. I love Lee at 5 or 6 years, I walk at 7.
The Toronto Blue Jays are said to be chasing Carlos Pena big time to fill their hole at first base. They do know he had all of 95 hits last year right in 582 at-bats? Granted, 28 left the park, but he's not exactly going to help the Jays fix their lack of runners on the bags anytime soon. EDIT: Pena signed with the Chicago Cubs for one year and $10 million.
Former Michigan running back Kevin Grady is building himself quite the resume when it comes to DUI. Two years after getting clipped and blowing a .281, he blew a .30 late last month. Call me crazy, but I'm going to suggest he's got a bit of a problem. Bad Jocks ranks the best - meaning "worst" - blood alcohol content readings among athletes. Grady now has two top ten slots.
The Texas Longhorns 2010 season summarized, using MS Paint.
100 vintage foreign objects - or as they're now called in this politically correct world: international objects - in the wrestling world.
Lance Bass is going to be one of New York Yankee Nick Swisher's groomsmen at his wedding this weekend. I have no idea how this works.
Memo to Seattle Seahawk Leon Washington: if you're going to celebrate a punt return for a touchdown, make sure the punter doesn't take you down.
It was 30 years ago today that John Lennon left this earth, and in honour of that, we've got a version of Let It Be from a Norwegian TV show, featuring Ray Pruitt, Bud Bundy, John Bender, Ivan Drago and loads more. Has to be seen to be believed.