The fifth overall pick in the NBA draft may not see an American court for a few more years. Point guard Ricky Rubio made a move to Regal FC Barcelona after the spanish powerhouse won the buyout bidding war. Rubio was originally drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves and team officials have made multiple trips to Spain trying to secure the rights to Rubio. Unfortunately for the Wolves, Rubio will have to keep shooting hoops in Spain for at least another two years.
After failing to sign a contract with any NFL team, Pacman Jones has decided to make a move to the CFL. Jones signed today with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. This gives Jones a team to play with as he essentially auditions for the NFL. Consensus seems to be that Jones is hoping to be picked up by a contender before the playoffs as the CFL season comes to a close.
Football season is only days away and things are already heating up in Michigan. The NCAA has launched an investigation into claims by players that the required amount of time devoted to being part of the Michigan football program far exceeds the 20 hour limit. Coach Rich Rodriguez held a press conference this morning and claimed he was personally hurt by any insinuations that Michigan does not care about its young men. The last thing Michigan really needs is more distractions.
If you’re a New England Patriots fan, you have to be on edge. A report was released today that Tom Brady injured his shoulder during a hit from the Washington Redskins. Brady has since stated that he is merely bruised a bit and should be fine. However, after shipping away Matt Cassel, the Patriots need Brady to be healthy and play up to his ability.
Only 3 games into the preseason, the Kansas City Cheifs have fired offensive coordinator Chan Gailey. This looks a lot like a sign of panic arising from the Cheifs’ camp. This comes only days after new, prized quarterback Matt Cassel went down to a knee injury. Head coach Todd Haley will take over calling the offensive plays from the sidelines.
Jay Cutler made a trip back to Denver much to the delight of Bronco fans. After all the drama this summer, fans had been pining for a chance to boo the hell out of Cutler, and boo they did. The stadium was loaded with anti-cutler signs and booed every time Cutler hit the field. Unfortunately though for the Denver public, it was Jay who got the last laugh. Cutler played well and the Chicago Bears came away with a win.
The NFL is working its ass off to earn its title as the No Fun League. Today, Chad Ochocinco was fined $5,000 for wearing an orange chin strap during a preseason game. NFL rules do technically state that the chin strap must be white, but does that really fucking matter? Besides, is there any real reason that it must be white?
The biggest off-season acquisition for the Kansas City Chiefs has gone down to injury before ever seeing a single play during the regular season. Matt Cassel left tonight’s game after being sacked on the third play from scrimmaged. Cassel appeared to be favoring his right leg. No report has been released from the Chiefs.
The Washington Redskins have a tradition of carrying an American Flag out of the tunnel during introductions. The last man out runs to the center of the field with the flag. Last night, that player was Mike Sellers. Sellers ran out to the center of the field then threw the flag to the ground. Today, he released a formal apology and claims he was caught up in the moment.
Football season is going to be starting a bit late for one team in Virgina. D-II school St. Paul’s College had to cancel its season opener due not having enough helmets and pads for the team. This may seem like another tale of economic hard times, but the school has actually already placed the order for equipment. However, some dumbass placed the order late and none of the items have arrived yet.