Team Xtreme Racing on Friday was forced to withdraw the No. 44 Chevrolet from Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway after its only available vehicle was stolen from a Drury Inn parking lot in Murrow early in the morning. Driver Travis Kvapil was going to be behind the wheel for qualifying this morning. Team Xtreme is a small independent team and unfortunately they don’t have a back up car at this point. A small glimmer of hope for the team was that the theft was caught by hotel security cameras.
Rick Ross is still saying he is hopeful to be apart of the Miami Dolphins in an ownership role if they will have him. Ross had previously said he had a meeting with the Dolphins last year just to speak on his interest, but so far nothing. This week while in NYC, he restated his desire to get involved, saying he just needs 5%. The Dolphins obviously have the final say in all of this, but funny thing is they denied ever meeting with Ross last year, so what is it? Regardless the Boss wants in.
I know Floyd Mayweather is one of the best of all time and has an undefeated record, but I don’t think he would have ever wanted to jeopardize that by getting into the ring with Mike Tyson. This week Iron Mike said he wishes he and Floyd could have been in the same weight class at the same time during his career and there is no doubt he wanted to know him out. Floyd is confident, but he isn’t crazy. Tyson also goes on to say who he thinks is the best ever period and why he doesn’t think he could beat him.
Former Louisville Cardinals guard Chris Jones has been charged with raping one woman and sodomizing another and a warrant has been issued for his arrest, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported Thursday morning. According to the Courier-Journal, one of Jones’ alleged victims was a 19-year-old woman and the other was 20.
These are the times we live in. Arguing about the color of a dress on social media and EVERYONE getting sucked into it. Rather you thought the dress was gold & white, or blue & black, you likely were voicing your opinion via twitter, Instagram or some other platform. People were literally going crazy and wondering why it was even changing colors in front of their eyes. The sports world was no different as numerous players and teams jumped in the fun to debate what color it was. For the record ladies and gentlemen, the dress was White & Gold! Check the gallery.
Manny Pacquiao is too funny sometimes, even when he isn’t trying. Manny can’t sing for shit, and recently said he was giving it up. It appears though he has new inspiration now that his fight with Floyd Mayweather is official. Pacman has gone ahead and jumped back in a studio, this time to create his own song for his entrance music for the May 2nd fight. This is so conceited that it’s hilarious. I guess he figures he if is going to walk out to music anyway it might as well be his own. Pacquaio laid down the vocals for “Lalaban Ako Para sa Pilipino” … which we’re told translates to “I Fight for Filipinos.”
When it was reported earlier this week that Derrick Rose was going to need another procedure on his right knee we all likely had the same reaction…it’s over for him! Not only just him, but over for the Bulls as far as this season is concerned as well. Rose has shown in the past he at times is not mentally tough, which is even more important when it comes to injuries. The good news in this case is now that a few days have passed, more info has become available and Rose’s injury may not be so bad after all and could lead to him returning during the regular season.
Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings has apologized for a postgame incident Thursday night in which he was caught on camera berating his player Wade Baldwin IV profanely, at one point saying, “I’m going to f—ing kill you.” Stallings said “he did not mean his words literally” when confronting Baldwin, who had taunted a Tennessee player in the postgame handshake line. Based on his choice of words, I am not sure his apology is going to end this story.
The NBA as we know today, with African-American players pretty much being the majority in the league, gets taken for granted because it has been like this for so long. However it wasn’t always like this young sports fans. The NBA used to be full of nothing but white players, and I mean really white. Earl Lloyd showed courage and made such an incredible long term impact when he played his first NBA game in 1950, becoming the first black player in the history of the league, and at the same time changing the future.
Ahhh social media, you gotta love it! Yesterday the country was taken by storm by a dress that had people bugging out over it’s true color and earlier in the day we had llamas on the loose in Arizona, which led to a whole bunch of jokes and memes. The llamas were seen running around in Sun City, Arizona and showed off some speed and moves that NFL coaches wish their players had. It led to the Arizona Cardinals twitter account offering contracts to the llamas, but the Indianapolis Colts wanted in on the deal too, but only if they are willing to trade Andrew Luck’s beard. All in good fun. Check the gallery