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Sports Shorts - February 9 2011 Tags: NBA Mark Sanchez Eliza Kruger LeBron James NFL MLB

Well folks, I have come to a determination. Since I cannot commit to this post on Monday's, it will have to be retitled from Monday Monologues to Sports Shorts.

I hope you enjoy this week's edition.

 

-         The United States soccer team recently had to cancel an exhibition against the Egyptian squad due to civil unrest in Egypt. Had the game been schedule to be played in the United States, it would have been cancelled due to lack of interest.

-         Troy Polamalu won the NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award last week. He stood Head and Shoulder above Green Bay’s Suave Clay Matthews to claim the award.

-         News broke that Green Bay was fitted for Super Bowl rings on Saturday. Meanwhile, Ben Roethlisberger was fitting Dallas bathrooms for glory holes.

-          During the Super Bowl, Yankee third baseman Alex Rodriguez was caught on camera being fed popcorn by girlfriend Cameron Diaz. At home, the millions who were watching were caught hoping that he’d choke on it.

-         Deadspin.com is reporting the Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez hooked up with a 17-year-old girl in his New Jersey home, where the age of consent is 16. It is said that he and Justin Bieber are excited to be planning for prom in the spring.

That's the girl, Eliza Kruger, in the middle.

-         IBM’s Watson computer is set to appear on Jeopardy in the coming week. Immediately afterwards, it will rename itself Skynet and start sending out Terminators to kill Sarah Connor.

-         The statue of Harry Carey outside of Wrigley Field was vandalized this past weekend. The police are not yet sure if it was a-one, or a-two, or a-three perpetrators.

-         A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the NFL and the Dallas Cowboys due to the seating snafu at last week’s Super Bowl. No word yet on whether temporary seating will be built to accommodate all of the plaintiffs.

-         Wake Forest baseball coach Tom Walter donated a kidney to a player this week. The NCAA originally looked into the matter as an improper player benefit, but ultimately decided that if Lane Kiffin can give his soul to the devil to coach USC, then this was acceptable.

-         The Cleveland Cavaliers recently lost their 25th consecutive basketball game, setting a new NBA record. It is the second largest loss record in Cleveland sports history, trailing only the loss of fans by former Cavs star LeBron James.

The Lakers were said to be in talks to acquire Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony for center Andrew Bynum. Unfortunately, the deal fell through when Bynum injured himself while answering questions about the trade.

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