Over the weekend, Liverpool striker Luis Suarez appeared to bite – yes bite – Chelsea defender Branislave Ivanovic while the pair were engaged in front of the goal mouth. Needless to say, that’s not exactly normal soccer behavior. His punishment has yet to be announced; but I think it’s safe to say a suspensions is surely in his future. But there is an upside to all of this for the controversial striker. He’s picked up a new Twitter follower – yes, you guessed it. Iron Mike Tyson.
WORLD OF SPORTS
The United States Men’s National Team is set to square off Tuesday night against arch-rival Mexico in the final group stage of 2014 World Cup qualifying. With a blizzard-inspired win over Costa Rica Friday night, the Americans currently sit in second place and would be more than pleased to leave Estadio Azteca with even a point to show for the effort. Mexico, on the other hand, is very much in need of three points. With lackluster performances against Jamaica and hexagonal leader Honduras, El Tri finds itself in unfamiliar territory – in the bottom half of the group.
Sometimes a “real world” example is the best way to make a point; and sometimes the world of sports provides the best examples – even if the dollars and cents are anything but “real world.” Americans for Tax Reform ran some numbers this week and realized Super Bowl winning quarterback Joe Flacco is not the highest “paid” player in the National Football League – as was reported extensively last week when news of his new contract was announced. You see, there’s a difference between what a player is “paid” and what he actually earns after taxes. That’s “take-home-pay” to folks like you and me. And in the case of the Ravens quarterback, the difference amounts to millions of dollars.
You know it’s a slow news week when Dennis Rodman, of all people, is grabbing headlines. You know it’s a really really really slow news week when people are debating whether he somehow legitimized Kim Jong Un and the North Korean regime by watching basketball with the dictator on his recent visit. Yesterday, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos interviewed the former basketball great known as “The Worm” and made headlines of his own for exposing Rodman’s ignorance regarding North Korean atrocities and a history of human rights violations.
Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis took to the podium Tuesday in New Orleans expecting to field an array of questions about his legacy, about the game, and about the impact of his retirement on the team and the game. But instead of receiving a shower of love, admiration, and affection; he was forced to answer questions about deer antler spray and PED use.
Manchester United has become the first sports team in the world to be valued at more than $3 billion, Forbes Magazine reported Monday.
Unreal video here, folks. A spotlight crashes on a high school wrestler right in the middle of the match. Luckily, the kid emerged with only minor injuries. Double lucky since now we get to watch this video and laugh uncontrollably knowing the dude was okay. The fact that the event was dubbed “Madison Square Garden” is just icing on the cake
Is it Har Bowl or Harbaugh Bowl? I’m pretty sure either one will work. Well you can’t say S-U-*-E-R BO*L. That kinda limits the list, don’t ya think? Actually, I guess you can. You’ll just find yourself in a civil suit if you try. All things considered, I think a tribute to the Harbaugh brothers is appropriate.
Clint Dempsey struck two minutes into injury time for Tottenham to secure a 1-1 draw against Manchester United at White Hart Lane.