Feuds Of The Week
Bolt, the undisputed Fastest Man on Earth had a pretty standard week for him -- two world records (100m, 200m) and a solid variety of poses. Unfortunately, though, being the most dominant athlete in the world isn't good enough for some people (bored sports radio hosts grasping at straws until football season starts), so the speculation has begun as to whether or not Bolt could run fly routes, steal bases or score breakaway goals.
Guess what? He can't. Sports are highly specialized activities. They require a foundation that consists of years of training, learning, and adapting. Furthermore, how much do you hear about who Bolt actually beat? Sure, we know about
OK, try to stay with me here. You're telling me that the No. 1 ranked incoming college running back who was repeatedly the subject of rampant suspicion during his recruitment because of his "advisor" may now be ineligible to play for Tennessee, a school that only started recruiting him a month before college football's signing day?
To be fair,
Generally, August is the most boring month of the baseball season. The dog days. The season isn't new and postseason races have yet to fully materialize. Luckily, the second-to-last month of the regular season is now the "August o' Attempted Decapitations." In what has become a near-everyday occurrence, pitchers are headhunting in the name of "retaliation" and "pitching inside."
The aggressive approach to pitching raises many questions: Will Major League Baseball take actions against managers who call for HBPs and the pitchers who carry out their orders? Will this lead to more players adopting safer helmet technology?
This week, Memphis became the second Calipari-coached school (the first being UMass) to vacate a Final Four appearance. The punishment handed down stems from
Calipari, who has since moved on to Kentucky, now officially has a pattern of breaking NCAA rules in an effort to do anything it takes to win a championship. As asinine as the NCAA can be, preventing coaches or programs from cheating is generally regarded as a worthwhile cause. Just saying.
Even though both parties are denying any sort of issue, the rumor goes that
Shaq has the advantage when size, power, and (occasional) touch is involved. This includes football, rowing, field events, volleyball, etc. Nash has the advantage when coordination, precision, and timing are involved. This includes action sports (skating, surfing, etc), baseball, and soccer.