TOM KELLY DEAD AT 88

Tom Kelly

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

RIO OLYMPICS

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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.

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

PAT HADEN IS NOT A CROOK…

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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.

MMA REPORTER CAUGHT SPOONING WITH DANA WHITE

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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.

MORE ON SATELLITE CAMPS

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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.