Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Wild World of Wednesday - August 6, 2008

Sports Personalities: Everyone’s favorite sports personality Lisa Guerrero and her production company with baseball husband Scott Erickson is busy planning their latest ventures. First off the company’s premier movie, A Plumm Summer, has just been picked up by Paramount Studios for DVD release. The family film will be released nationwide by the end of the year in time for the holidays and you’ll be able to pick it up at all of the major retailers. For updates on the release just check the website for A Plumm Summer here. (See the Los Angeles premier video here.) In addition, the company is working on their next film – a thriller that will be rated PG-13. They start shooting in the spring next year and release is planned for late 2009. You can keep updated on Lisa’s work on her website here.

Basketball: The word is that LeBron would consider offers in Europe for $50 million or more. Yeah, who wouldn’t? This is just the latest gossip regarding basketball overseas. The weak dollar and other issues contribute to the fact that playing elsewhere is starting to seem like a viable choice for young stars. The Lakers nearly lost Sasha Vujacic to Europe just in the last few weeks but were eventually able to re-sign him. Basketball has come a long way in Europe for sure…I’ll bet And One will have plenty to say about this one! Carolyn?

In the meantime, the Team USA basketball squad made it through the pre-Olympic matches undefeated. The big news is that weaknesses were exposed against Australia that they can hopefully remedy before the Games begin.

English Football: The Premier League season starts in just ten days! Wayne Rooney of Man U picked up a virus on the pre-season tour of Nigeria and will miss the start of the season. Although Cristiano Ronaldo is definitely staying with the club according to manager Sir Alex Ferguson he will likely miss the season start due to his ankle. There are plenty of rumors that says Ronaldo wishes for a trade before the August 31 deadline though. Will Manchester United struggle without these two integral stars? Can they stay on top? Can they really keep Ronaldo? Time will tell...

Today In Sports History

1890 - Denton True "Cy" Young pitched his first Major League Baseball game

1985 - Major League Baseball players go on strike.

1991 - Debbie Doom of the United States pitches 2nd consecutive perfect game in women's softball at the Pan American Games and beats Nicaragua by a score of 8-0.


Lindsay said...

I would love to see the U.S. Olympic basketball team lose a few games. I get tired of them thinking they are better than everyone else. As for the Olympics in general, I am already planning my Saturday around gymnastics and swimming.

Apryl DeLancey said...

I know - I'm planning my viewing time for the whole games!!!!!

Monica 08 said...

Hi Apryl Delancey,
What sport are you following in the 2008 Beijing Olympics?

You know my answer ;-)(Tennis and Soccer- both Argentina).

Apryl DeLancey said...

Hey Monica -
A better question would be which sports I am not following! I love soccer and tennis but also basketball, gymnastics, baseball, get the idea!