13 September 2011

This Week in Sports

Things I liked:
  • Sunday in the Women's US Open final, Serena Williams, who has dominated the tournament (with the exception of the game she defaulted to attend Kim Kardashian's wedding - priorities) was matched against Australian, Samantha Stosur (who wasn't even born the last time an Australian woman won the US Open). I started out rooting for Serena Williams because she is an American and was slightly disappointed when she didn't win. That is, until the little outburst in the video below. She has been fined $2,000 for that. Then, they showed her family and friends after the match. Not a single one of them clapped for Samantha Stosur. Rude. And, I guess, as to be expected, Serena didn't shake the hand of the ref at the end of the match. Why would I want to support this person?? So, the reason this is in "Things I liked" is because I'm glad Serena was fined, and I'm happy for Samantha Stosur.

  • Danny Amendola is on my fantasy team and the Rams. He was injured Sunday, along with Steven Jackson and Sam Bradford, who were all taken out of the game. The Rams all but fell apart. This could be under things I didn't like, cause that sucks. The reason it's under things I liked is that when Amendola hurt himself (it looked like he broke his arm), Fox didn't show a replay because it looked so bad. Kudos to them for not making me rewatch it. My fiancé with the DVR is another story...
  • I meant to post this last week. Djokovic spotted some guy in the stands dancing at the US Open, so he then responded with a little dance of his own. Then he invited the guy to come meet him and dance with him. Good to see he has a better attitude than Serena Williams.

Things I didn't like:
  • In a tragic accident last week, a private plane crashed at an airport in Russia. As it turned out, that plane carried one of the top hockey teams in Russia. One player and one crew member survived the crash and it has been announced that the last player has just died. So, so sad.
  • The Mayweather/Ortiz fight is this coming Saturday. I am hard core rooting for Ortiz. I've been watching HBO's series 24/7 leading up to the fight and Mayweather just makes me sick. He's arrogant and has an ego larger than Kanye West's...ok, maybe I'm getting crazy. I will be at a wedding, so won't watch the fight, but I sure hope Ortiz wins. Anyone else been watching 24/7?

Things that surprised me:
  • Michael Jordan, part owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, talked to reporters about the NBA lockout, which you're apparently not supposed to do. To teach him his lesson, the NBA fined him $100,000. His offense was really 50 times worse than Serena Williams? I think not.
  • Steve Smith, from the Panthers, equaled the amount of touchdowns he scored in 2010 in the first week of this season, which means he either sucked last year or is in serious need of a thank you and a raise. Seems the lockout was good for this guy.
  • The Packers started out the first game of this season absolutely spanking the Saints, but the Saints caught up. The game ended 34-42 Green Bay. It was a good season opener and I was able to avoid Obama's speech - win!
  • Did anyone see this fight between the Steelers and Ravens this weekend? I was shocked no one was kicked out of the game.

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