Around the Sports World (with no apologies to Cowherd's "spanning the globe" segment, which is a ripoff itself.)
It appears this week on TSE is evolving into one of those "Kopech's gonna do everything...again" weeks (my 6/9 posts this week back that up) so in my attempt to make that job as easy as possible let's see what's going on in this, our sports world.
Adam "Pacman" Jones has been formerly charged with two counts of felony coercion. Every sports website in existence has not only picked this up but most have found clever ways of making fun of it (for example...) but my take is pretty simple. Just as Paul mentioned earlier after Pacman was made a person of interest in a gun crime, I roll my eyes. At least Tank Johnson had the common courtesy to keep his guns and posse locked the hell up. And, I'm happy with this because someone needs to pay for paralyzing the bouncer involved. That's just awful.
Tom Hicks counts his money and, oh, yeah, says Juan "going, going gone" Gonzalez probably used steroids. From SI.com by way of the AP:
Hicks was responding to questions about a television interview in which heHicks, of course, is part of the un-holy triumvirate of batshit nuts Dallas-area sports team owners (he owns the Dallas Stars hockey team, too, and is joined by Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys and Mark Cuban of the Dallas Mavericks). Having met "Juan Gone" myself (at a Boston bar after a Texas/Sox game was rained out and he was having a nightcap with Pudge Rodriguez...true story) I cannot confirm nor deny these charges, but in this day and age, who can believe anything about steroids?
was asked about decisions he regretted since owning the team, then mentioned the oft-injured outfielder and steroids. "Juan Gonzalez for $24 million after he came off steroids, probably, we just gave that money away," Hicks said in the interview, aired Sunday night on KTVT-TV in Dallas-Fort Worth.
In other athlete-related-baby-daddy news, Jeff Gordon and wife (??) have baby girl. Ella Sofia Gordon was born this morning, tipping the scales at 7 lbs, 1 oz and 20 inches, putting her right between LeBron's second son and Tiger's new girl. Kind takes a bit of the weight out of my favorite NASCAR song, "Jeff Gordon's Gay" (no link, sorry) but Jeff Garcia is married to a Playboy Playmate, so there's that.
That'll just about do it. It's 5, which means I get to go home and start grilling and drinking. So I've got that going for me...which is nice.