Michael Sam became the first gay player associated with the NFL to come out publicly and declare who he is before the media could. According to Sam however, he quickly found out he was far from the first gay player in the league. Although he isn’t naming names, Michael Sam is saying there are currently many gay players in the league who have decided to remain in the closet.
Leading up to their Sweet 16 game Thursday night, some West Virginia Mountaineers were vocally confident about their chances against the unbeaten Kentucky Wildcats. The key quote from freshman guard Daxter Miles Jr.: “Salute them to getting to 36-0. But tomorrow they’re gonna be 36-1.” Well, the Wildcats did not let that happen, as they spoke with their play (a dominant 78-39 win) and their tweets. Check the gallery!
Steve Nash announced his retirement from the NBA today in an unusual way. Rather than a big press conference or trying to get back on the court for a farewell tour, Nash chose to write about his own retirement, via Derek Jeter’s website “The Players Tribune”. Nash with the Lakers never really worked out due to constant injuries, but nobody should forget how amazing of a player Nash was in his prime and the MVP trophies he has to back it up. He never won a title but his career is destined to end up in the Hall of Fame without question.
Mexican wrestling lost one of it’s brightest stars when Perro Aguayo Jr died in the ring last night in a match against former WWE star, Rey Mysterio Jr. The cause of death is being reported as cerival spine trauma, after possibly the ropes snapped his neck. Aguayo Jr was just 35 years old and a star in the Mexican wrestling circuit.
Marcus Smart is going to pay for his cheap shot on Spurs Matt Bonner. Besides being ejected for the disrespectful move, he can bet the commissioner will be calling him with a fine very soon. Smart hit Bonner directly in his groin after Bonner tried to set a pick on him. If Smart is going to do punk stuff like this just cause he is frustrated he won’t last long. We can chalk this up to being a rookie but some other players might have punched him right in the face. He is lucky Bonner doesn’t have that demeanor.
For some strange reason people every year take issue with President Obama filling out his bracket for March Madness. It is always the same focus from these moron’s as well. always saying “shouldn’t the President be occupying his time focusing on more important matters and blah blah. As if him taking five minutes to fill out a bracket and be on ESPN is really hurting our quality of life. People always have an agenda and Charles Barkley is taking it a step further by saying the same people criticizing the POTUS are really just letting their racist side shine through.
San Antonio has been the league’s most consistent franchise for going on 18 years now, but two of the three players that have been in place for much of the team’s recent success — Duncan and Ginobili — are in the final years of their respective contracts, and could very well choose retirement at the conclusion of this season. If that happens, the Spurs aren’t going to pursue a long rebuild through the draft. They’re instead expected to go hard after one of the top unrestricted free agents that will hit the market this summer.
Some athletes need to really think about what they say on social media before they hit send. You don’t want to make it seem like God wanted you to get arrested for DUI, but that is pretty much what Bernard Pierce did after signing with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Pierce was released by the Ravens earlier in the week after being arrested for DUI.
If we know anything about Floyd “Money” Mayweather this should not surprise us. TMZ Sports has learned Floyd Mayweather used an 18 karat gold pen — worth $4,000 — to sign his contract for the big Pacquiao fight. It’s called the Peerless 125 (because there are only 125 in the world) by Cross. The same type of pen has been used by Oprah Winfrey and President Obama, who has signed official documents in the past with the pen. The company was excited to add Floyd to the list, who promptly retired his pen, saying it is now part of history. Check the gallery!
Well I am sure there were many players who wanted to take a swing at Michael Jordan during his playing days, it sounds like one guy would still want to throw down if given the chance. Jordan and the Bulls won six titles, split into two different three-peats thanks to his retirement and time playing baseball. While he was gone the Houston Rockets dominated the league and won two titles in a row. A player from that team is tired of hearing they would have never won if MJ didn’t leave and says he really wanted to fight.