November 7, 2013
Another month has come and gone. October was a big one in the sports world with the return of the NBA, the Boston Red Sox winning the World Series and of course the NFL and college football seasons taking shape. But you already knew about all that. Lots of other stuff happened in the sports world that you may have missed. Such as:
DeAngelo Hall of the Washington Redskins had a post-game interview cut short by an NFL wardrobe inspector who threatened to fine Hall because he was wearing an unapproved shirt. After the game. In the locker room!
A restaurant in Houston named a burger after the Texans starting quarterback Matt Schaub. Probably not the first time a restaurant has done that about a local star. But this was not in support of the quarterback. After Schaub struggled and had a few interceptions returned for touchdowns, a local eatery came out with the “Pick Six” burger in his honor.
In protest to all of the rule changes and fines the NFL has unleashed on defenders lately, San Fransisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner decided to officially change his last name to “Hitner.”
The Atlanta Braves made the playoffs and left their highest paid player off of the playoff roster.
The new head coach of the Brooklyn Nets, Jason Kidd, was suspended for two games before ever coaching a game. (The suspension came after he crashed into a telephone pole and was under suspicion of drunk driving.
Did you see Miley Cyrus’s “Wrecking Ball” video? Let’s be real. Who didn’t see it? But did you see which big name from the sports world did a spoof of that video? That’s right. None other than Hulk Hogan got in the act with his own version of “Wrecking Ball.”
Kansas head coach Charlie Weis was as surprised as anyone when his team attempted a fake punt from inside its own 20-yard-line.
Phil Mickelson helped the USA to a win over the International team in the President’s Cup. How did he prepare for the competition? By hiring a new coach. A ping pong coach that is.
A 47-year-old, two-time Olympian, Zola Budd, crushed a bunch of college runners in a 5K event in North Carolina.
Former Secretary of State Condeleezza Rice was named to the NCAA’s playoff selection committee.
People who don’t even work for USC have been contacting coaches and attempting to recruit them to fill the Trojans’ coaching vacancy.
A 15-year-old who was announcing a middle school football game was punished for using a phrase that NFL announcer Gus Johnson uses in the Madden NFL game. The phrase that got him in hot water….”He’s got that getting-away-from-the-cops speed.”
During an MMA fight in Brazil, a fighter found a new way to submit. He just jumped out of the cage and left the arena in the middle of the fight.
Kansas City Chiefs fans sent a record for the loudest crowd when they hit 137.5 decibles.
The Los Angeles Dodgers don’t have a team mascot so it was a bit of a surprise when someone in a bear costume came out during the 8th inning of the NLCS Game 3 against the Cardinals. The bear put on an amazing performance for the crowd before being ejected from the game.
A Cleveland Browns fan posted an ad on Craigslist looking for a decent quarterback for the team.
After a 91-0 blowout win a high school coach in Texas is being accused of bullying.
A Red Sox fan couldn’t get the day off of work from his job selling furniture to attend Game 1 of the World Series. So he quit.
Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis admitted to sleeping during team meetings. And he wonders why he’s been replaced in the starting lineup.
A fan who was injured by a hot dog thrown by the team mascot back in 2009 is now suing the Kansas City Royals.