Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011
Ozzie wants to know his future
White Sox coach Ozzie Guillen and his wife are going on a vacation to Spain two days after the regular season is over. There has been talk about Guillen being traded to the Marlins. Guillen wants to know his stance with the Sox so he can enjoy his vacation but the only people who know his future is Jerry Reinsdorf and God, said Guillen. (Hardball Talk)
FOX fabricates Cutler headlines
During the Sept. 11 Bears-Falcons game, FOX Sports displayed three headlines across the screen questioning Jay Cutler's toughness:
Cutler Leaves With InjuryCutler Lacks CourageCutlers No Leader
Thenannouncer Daryl Johnston said those were actual newspaper headlinesfrom local Chicago papers. The Tribune looked through Illinoisnewspapers and found no headline of that sort in Illinois or in theU.S. FOX Sports spokesman Dan Bell admitted the headlines werefabrications. (Chicago Tribune)
Former Notre Dame coordinator Brown's psychological tests
Former Notre Dame defensive coordinator Corwin Brown's hearing about the charges of confinement and domestic battery from him striking his wife and holding her against the wall were put on hold. Brown is hospitalized and undergoing psychological testing at the University of Michigan Hospital. (Chicago Tribune)
Wood down for the count...forever?
Over the weekend Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood tore a meniscus in his left knee and his season is over. Wood says the surgery could have him ready for the spring but will Wood pitch again? He said he doesn't want to be anywhere else and if the Cubs need him back then he'll be back. (Bleacher Nation)
Fantasy Football: Week 3
Injuries already? Jamaal Charles and Jordan Shipley are out for the year with ACL injuries. Michael Vick and Tony Romo's head and rib injuries leave a few question marks. A few more are inactive and their futures are a toss up include, Aaron Hernandez, Mario Manningham and Steven Jackson. (Chicago Tribune)
Just like on Day 1 of the Oilers' Phase 3 training camp leading up to their play-in series against the Blackhawks, Edmonton defenseman Caleb Jones didn't participate in practice and was deemed "unfit to play" on Day 2 Tuesday.
Under the NHL's Return To Play protocol, teams will not be giving specifics on the status of players who are unavailable to skate.
Related: Corey Crawford misses Day1 of training camp, deemed "unfit" to play by Blackhawks
Jones, 23, has played in 60 games with the Oilers over the past two seasons. Mike Green, another Edmonton defenseman, opted out of the NHL's Return To Play program and will not participate in camp or the league's 24-team playoffs.
The Hawks will play the Oilers in a best-of-five qualifying round in Edmonton starting Aug. 1.
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Many NBA players are big time gamers.
Gordon Hayward is famously obsessed with “Starcraft.” Dwight Howard loves “Call of Duty” so much he appeared in a commercial for the franchise in 2011. Zach LaVine often streams “Call of Duty: Warzone” on his Twitch account. And, seriously, just look at Meyers Leonard’s bubble setup:
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Incidentally enough, it turns out the biggest request by players inside the Disney bubble so far is gaming-related. According to NBA writer Keith Smith, who was also 20 years an employee of Disney, the most popular request by players during their first week at the campus was gaming chairs. And it makes sense. No one wants to sit in a normal hotel room chair for four hours when gaming — that includes the top athletes in the world.
“I heard the big delivery in the last two days was gaming chairs, because they don’t want the hotel chairs,” Smith told Jason Goff on the latest episode of the Bulls Talk Podcast. “They’re asking for all sorts of stuff.”
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Also on the show, Smith discussed what life is like inside the bubble for players and team personnel — from extracurricular activities, to food, to security and more. Smith was the first national writer to speculate about Disney as an option for the league to restart its season in an article for Yahoo! Sports back in April, and has been all over the story since.
Smith also shared why he’s optimistic the league will be able to finish despite the sharp rise in COVID-19 cases recently in Florida.
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