Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Wild World of Wednesday – August 13, 2008

What can I say but Olympics, Olympics, and Olympics! If you aren’t totally captivated by all of the exceptional stories, camaraderie, and athleticism then I don’t know what to tell you. Check out ESPN or Yahoo! Sports for schedules and info. Michael Phelps is halfway to perfection so far by winning four gold medals and setting four world records in four tries. Can he get all eight? The Chinese Diving Team has been rather amazing to watch as well.

Golf: Tiger Woods announced that he probably won’t be swinging a club until next year sometime. He’s able to ride a stationary bike to rehab his injury but he’s not rushing back to golf. He announced in his newsletter that he could probably putt, but he isn’t going to. I’ll bet that Tiger could take several months off from golf for what is likely the first time in his life and be fine. It will probably do him good. Heck, he might actually like staying at home with the family! He’s plenty busy with his endorsements and designing golf courses so it’s not like he isn’t working at all.

NFL: Jay Feely was cut by the Miami Dolphins this week. Feely claims that he never felt wanted since the team was trying to be “younger and cheaper”. Chad “Ocho Cinco” Johnson is over the shenanigans that plagued him in the offseason and seems to be playing just fine with the Bengals now. Don’t look now, but there is a quarterback competition going on in San Francisco. Imagine if the team had a real QB again…oh and speaking of QBs…now there is complaining about Tampa Bay not fighting hard enough to get a certain one that ended up going to the Jets.

Today in Sports History

- Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins the LPGA World Golf Championship

1988 - Ronald J Dossenbach sets the world record for pedaling across Canada from Vancouver, BC to Halifax, NS in 13 days, 15 hr, 4 min

- 71st PGA Championship is won by Payne Stewart by shooting 276

1995 - Baseball Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle dies of liver cancer at age 63


Lindsay said...

I have spent all my evenings watching the Olympics since Saturday. I just can't get enough.

Apryl DeLancey said...

I know, why can't we have the Olympics every year?