TOM KELLY THE 5 decade long announcer for USC athletics died on Monday. He was a Trojan Homer, no doubt, and his announcing was the style USC liked – play up Troy at all costs. He cut many a phrase during his 50 years calling the shots – one was
“Oh Mercy Nurse!”. RIP Mr. Kelly
THE RIO OLYMPICS has the potential to be a disaster for Brazil. Forget that the county is a political mess – Athletes are opting out of participating for health concerns. Zika Virus is a major concern. Events like Rowing are plagued (see what I did there?) with pollution. The water is so bad that if an athlete ingests the water they could be become violently sick.
The US team will wear an Anti-Microbial Suit that is intended to keep out most micro-polluting sicknesses… but it doesn’t cover the athletes mouth…so…. yeah.
Not Really. To offer but one example of what a dolt he is – he once took classes to be a racehorse jockey. Buss is around 6ft and 200lbs.
Insiders have ridiculed his “smarts” for years, and although he promised to quit – he still hasn’t.
THE WARRIORS likely set a record for most wins that will never be broken – racing through the play-offs only to upended and bested for the Championship. 73… all for naught – and useless.
TECHNICALLY… that’s true. Ethically… meh….
Pat Haden and his family were running a non-profit and they collected over 2.4 Million in “salary and compensation”. His Sister worked part time. Her comp was pretty sweet with hundreds of thousands going into her pocket – all while the Foundation’s scholarships were reduced. See ya later Tricky Pat.
LeBron James finally decided to stop whining and play. When he puts in a “Michael Jordan-Like” effort, he’s kinda hard to stop. Curry and Co. had a chance to close it out and they gave it away.
OK, they weren’t literally spooning, but I wanted to try an Enquirer Headline to see if I caught any eyes. Ariel Helwani is a writer for MMAFighting.com. He was also a paid Shill for Dana White UFC, and when Helwani stepped off the reservation and reported something that White didn’t want released, he was “banned for life”. The lifetime ban lasted about 2 days, but during his ban he admitted that UFC’s parent company paid him.
It’s kinda the state of journalism now. Reporters aren’t very objective in 2016. Too many let loyalties (or paychecks) dictate their stories.
NCAA and Nick Saban have hard-ons for Jim Harbaugh. Although Saban has said what an awful thing Satellite Camps are, he can’t and hasn’t explained why they “hurt” athletes. Saban doesn’t like them because he doesn’t do them, and he wants Harbaugh to get out of his backyard. The bottom line – Saban wants control and he’s pissed that he doesn’t have it with Harbaugh’s Camps.
Saban is acting like a Small Time Country Sheriff who wants to run the Moonshine Business. He thinks it’s a bad thing in public, but as long as he’s doing it… its cool.
UCLA signed a deal with Under Armour for $280,000,000. How much of that will go to the athletes who wear the Under Armour logo? Maybe some used T-shirts and “underwear”.