Don’t be mad Average Fan Detroit?? You won’t steal home here?? Olympic Uniforms foreign made?? Kid meets a tree?? Did ScottJax scare ya?? Orange squeeze into the ACC?? All this and more in this weeks edition of…
Sorry if my picture scared some people off. It did wonders at work, because since the picture was posted there have been no bug problems. LOL. So I made it up to you by posting a picture of Kate Upton.
Gotta love it that she is wearing a Yankee hat!! How’s that AFD!!
Okay, the uniforms look great. They should. They were designed and made by Ralph Lauren. So what’s the problem. The apparel were made in China and its causing an uproar in the United States Congress. Here is what some had to say:
"I am so upset. I think the Olympic committee should be ashamed of themselves. I think they should be embarrassed. I think they should take all the uniforms, put them in a big pile and burn them and start all over again," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., told reporters at a Capitol Hill news conference on taxes. "If they have to wear nothing but a singlet that says USA on it, painted by hand, then that's what they should wear," he said, referring to an athletic jersey.
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi told reporters at her weekly news conference that she's proud of the nation's Olympic athletes, but "they should be wearing uniforms that are made in America."
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said simply of the USOC, "You'd think they'd know better."
In a statement, the U.S. Olympic Committee defended the choice of designer Ralph Lauren for the clothing at the London Games, which begin later this month.
"Unlike most Olympic teams around the world, the U.S. Olympic Team is privately funded and we're grateful for the support of our sponsors," USOC spokesman Patrick Sandusky said in a statement. "We're proud of our partnership with Ralph Lauren, an iconic American company, and excited to watch America's finest athletes compete at the upcoming Games in London."
"It is not just a label, it's an economic solution," said Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y. "Today there are 600,000 vacant manufacturing jobs in this country and the Olympic committee is outsourcing the manufacturing of uniforms to China? That is not just outrageous, it's just plain dumb. It is self-defeating."
Drew Brees found out what it will be like to be a very rich man having just signed a five-year $100 million contract that has $60 million of it guaranteed, an NFL-record. Drew’s first year of the contract will net him $40 million fully guaranteed ($37 million in bonus money and $3 million salary, carrying a $10.4 million cap hit).
No one can dispute how great a quarterback Drew Brees is. His records speak for themselves. But, could it only be a one year deal? In 2013, 5 days after the Super Bowl, the Saints will have a 3-day window, during the waiver period, to avoid paying another $15 million of guarantee money. In 2014, another $5 million is guaranteed under the waiver formula as is the remaining $39 million earned in 2015 and 2016.
Jason Kidd busted his Cadillac Escalade into a telephone pole east of Southampton Village. He was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor of driving while intoxicated. Kidd was so drunk he didn’t know what happened. He did sustain minor injuries.
I am not a Los Angeles Dodgers fan, so nothing could please me more than to see the Padres steal one from the Dodgers. The Padres trailing 6-5, with two out in the top of the ninth, pinch-runner Everth Cabrera on third and Will Venable on second. With a 2-2 count on hitter Alexi Amarista and Dodgers pitcher Kenley Jansen wondering how to pitch to him, Cabrera dashed home. See the video to see what happens.. Ah, it can wait. Cabrera steals home as Jensen threw the ball passed catcher A.J. Ellis, and Venable had also come around to score with the winning run.
Here is the clip:
Syracuse will be leaving the Big East and joining the Atlantic Coast Conference on July 1, 2013, a year early than originally planned. Syracuse will pay the Big East a fee of $7.5 million. So far no word if Pittsburgh will be leaving in 2013 or 2014.
If Pitt does leave in 2013, as some are saying this is what will happen next year:
The new ACC will go to a 9 game conference schedule.
Each team will play every year against its own division.
Two games will be against an opponent in the other division.
One team will be designated as a “cross-over” team an play each other every year.
North Carolina State
Syracuse will play Pittsburgh every year as the “cross-over” team.
The will leave 3 non-conference games for the ACC to play.
More NFL players who were tendered franchise tags signed long-term contracts on Monday.
Ray Rice a 5-year contract worth $40 million. Ray will get $17 million this year and $8 million in 2013.
Matt Forte signed a four-year deal worth about $32 million, $17 million of it guaranteed.
Josh Scobee signed a four-year deal worth about $14 million, about $3.4 million a year with $4.75 guaranteed.
Til next time