This is week 5 of the Weekly Water Cooler Talk, your cheat sheet to the week that was in sports. This is your Spark Notes per say of the top stories that took place this past week in the world of sports so that you will have the confidence on Monday morning when you gather around the water cooler with your coworkers. A quick synopsis of a few sentences for you to take with you in order to show off your sports knowledge at work. Also after each synopsis will be a link to a blog post that goes more in-depth on each story if you feel the need to dive in a little deeper on each subject. Here we go.
The Cavs might have been smoking weed after Game 2 of the NBA Finals
So a reporter, Mike Wise, snitched on the Cleveland Cavaliers saying that he smelled an aroma from the Cavs locker-room after Game 2 of the NBA Finals that may or may not have been pot. Who knows if it was actually the Cavs or if it was a reporter or facility worker, but according to Wise the scent was permeating from their locker-room. After their performance in games 1 and 2, if I were the Cavs, I would be smoking some marijuana too in order to try and ease the pain from those two embarrassing losses.
Ole Miss becomes the latest scandal in college football
The whole Laremy Tunsil incident before, during, and after the 2016 NFL draft opened up an investigation into the University of Mississippi football program. The investigation resulted in the NCAA coming up with a notice of allegations against the Ole Miss football program. Recently Ole Miss responded to this NOA, stating that they will be contesting 7 out of the 21 allegations the NCAA presented to them.
The best pitcher in college baseball is actually a convicted sex offender
Word came out recently that the best pitcher, Luke Heimlich, on the best team in college baseball, Oregon State University, is actually a convicted sex offender. Word broke Thursday after an Oregonian report revealed that he pleaded guilty to molesting a 6-year-old girl when he was 15. Apparently this information came out because Heimlich failed to follow up with the necessary paperwork that is required of sex offenders in the state of Oregon.
Sidney Crosby may in fact be a dirty player
The Pittsburgh Penguins Sidney Crosby has been known as the darling and good guy of hockey, but he may in fact be sneakily the dirtiest player in the NHL. Recent actions by Crosby in game five of the Stanley Cup Final would prove of this. Crosby was penalized for repeatedly smashing Nashville Predators P.K. Subban’s head into the ice. Later during the same game Crosby was seen throwing a water bottle onto the ice. Not a good look for someone who is supposed to be the nice guy of hockey.
Steph Curry appears to take a dump on the court at the end of Game 3 of the NBA Finals
Right after the Golden State Warriors Kevin Durant hit the dagger 3-pointer in the face of Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James, the Warriors Steph Curry appeared to gesture like he was taking a dump on the Cavs court right in the faces of all of their fans. When questioned about it after the game, Curry denied that he was in fact motioning like he was taking a dump. After further review, some have suggested, that Curry was actually motioning that Durant had big balls for taking and making that huge 3-point shot.
Well there you have it. That wraps up week 5 of the Weekly Water Cooler Talk. You have been given the tools for success. Now go out there with confidence and take your fellow cube warriors by storm.