I just wanted to throw my two cents on the fun stuff that happened over this past Labor Day Weekend.
Shawne Merriman doing his Lights Out Dance all over Tila Tequila after giving her the Undertaker choke slam! Well, that’s not exactly how TMZ reported it, and I guess he’s saying he was innocent. Which could be believable seeing how she was drunk, and he was ordering water towards the end of the night. I don’t really buy that he wasn’t drinking even if he was ordering water at the end of the night, because I do the same thing when I’m too drunk. If there was any question to why the AFC West is arguably the worst division in the league, all you have to do is look at the summer of fun it produced. You have a head coach hitting his other coach causing a broken jaw. There are Broncos star players (Cutler and Marshall) whining about every conceivable thing, and then taking it back then ripping on fans, and not practicing. Now we have Shawne Merriman beating down Tila Tequila. Keeping it classy down there in San Diego!
The Deutche Bank Classic. I caught the end of this battle, and it wasn’t even Tiger related which always instantly turns a tournament into only watch able for true golf fans. That actually makes me more interested than when Tiger is in the running. Anyways Steve Stricker ended up with dramatic come from behind win with a birdie on 18 to seal the deal. Although I was hoping that there would be a playoff, I would have rooted for him once the playoff began, so it was good to see him win and take the top spot on the FedEx points leader board. I think this third victory of the season firmly plants him behind Tiger in the PGA Player of the year race, who I’d previously given to Y.E. Yang. If he can somehow pull out a victory next weekend in the BMW, voters would definitely have to consider giving it to him over Tiger. Especially since winning the FedEx playoffs is almost as good as a major, since the field is so strong! So far, I’m really happy with the way these playoffs have been going the past couple years. It makes golf relevant after the last major. It’s a great way to keep the top players going to events.
Shocker of the Weekend, Matthew Stafford will be the starting quarterback for the Lions, and be throwing the ball exclusively to Megatron when the season starts. This is about as shocking as Joaquin Phoenix selling out one of his rap concerts.
Tennis US Open. Melanie Oudin’s improbable run is still going as the 17 year old has advanced to the quarter finals. It’s a cool story, but I’m not really that into it… With Isner getting defeated by Verdasco, it’s the first time there isn’t an American in the quarter finals on the men’s side for eight decades. It’s a shame that men’s US tennis hasn’t been good in nearly a decade. Roddick has tried, but he is more Stiffler from American Pie than Aggasi, Sampras, or even Jim Courier. It looks as though Federer should be winning another grand slam title. Hopefully Nadal can meet him along the way for one of their epic matches. Has anyone else noticed how much more relevant Nadal has made Federer? It’s really his first and only rival since he started dominating, and it feels like he’s made Rodger a bigger icon than he was before the two were consistently squaring off. I guess it’s hard to have a rival when you beat everyone, but Nadal’s emergence only makes Rodger’s legacy greater!
I’ll skip the College Football, because it’s been documented by Mceezy already!
September 9th, 2009 at 7:43 am
I think the Merriman situation is unfortunate. But I for one thing don’t believe it right under any circumstance for a guy to be raising his hand to a woman under any circumstance. And if Merriman is said to be so benevolent at the time. Then why didn’t he just get a taxi for the girl in the first place ? Instead all we’re hearing is that he states just was in fact slightly inebriated . But yet we’re also to believe that all he was consuming throughout the evening was bottled water ?
This is the same guy who’d have us believe that he was unaware that he was in fact ingesting a banned substance within his system which led to his four match suspension courtesy of the NFL.
Furthermore this isn’t the first time where Merriman has come under suspicion when it comes to his aggression towards a female. That being said until all of the facts do come out . It’ll be a matter of he said , she said .
For me the sports weekend was encapsulated by the filly Rachel Alexander who won the prestigious Woodward Stakes , by beating several top line male equine talent. She’s now gone 8 for 8 in races this season. And it’ll be interesting to see whether or not her owners will let her run in the Breeders Cup.
Tennis wise it’s still about Venus Williams and whoever else is prepared to step up to the plate against her. It won’t be Oudin but it could very well be Kim Clijsters.
So what if Stafford beats out Daunte ? Well at least they’re not going to be sharing any Brokeback Mountain moments .
September 9th, 2009 at 2:40 pm
My most recent pieces for which I’ve left a link.
Being There Live Or Watching From The Confines Of Your Home …….
What’s A Guy Supposed To Do Do Not Pass Go Do Not Collect $200-00 Afterall The NFL Is A Business ….
As and when you’re ready I’ll look forward to reading your comments.