This is week 7 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.
One-armed Catcher Practiced With The Orioles
The Baltimore Orioles were part of a feel good story this week. They invited Luke Terry, a 14 year old one-armed catcher, to practice with them for the day and to catch the ceremonial first pitch from Hall of Famer Jim Palmer.
Stephen A. Smith Calls Lamar Odom A Crackhead
Stephen A. Smith is known for being loud, boisterous, and for saying some things that might rub people the wrong way. Well this past week while having a heated discussion about New York Knicks President Phil Jackson on ESPN’s First Take, Stephen A. called Lamar Odom a crackhead on TV.
Packers Fan Takes Wife’s Last Name
Die-hard Green Bay Packers fan, Ryan Holtan-Murphy, got married in a full out Packers suit. But that wasn’t the craziest thing Ryan did when he got married. Ryan also took his wife’s last name. You ask why he would do such a thing? Well his wife’s last name is Packer, of course.
There Is Still One More Road Block To The Mayweather vs McGregor Fight
A couple weeks ago it was announced that the mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor was a done deal. Both parties had signed their respected contracts to fight and the particulars of the fight were given to us by UFC President Dana White. There is just still one problem. Apparently the venue, T-Mobile Arena, is already booked for August 26th. Ice Cube’s BIG3 3-on-3 basketball league is having their championship at the T-Mobile Arena on that day. So technically it appears as if Ice Cube is the last man standing in the way of the Mayweather/McGregor fight.
Rob Gronkowski Apparently Ran Up A $100K Bar Tab
New England Patriots super star tightend Rob Gronkowski is known for getting a little wild and crazy. So it came to no one’s surprise when news came out that Gronk had partied so hard at Foxwoods resort and casino with Flo Rida that he allegedly ran up a $100K bill. Gronk denied that this allegation was true. He tweeted out a picture that implied if he was going to spend an exuberant amount of money like that it wouldn’t be wasted on a wild night out but rather be given to charity.
Well there you have it. That wraps up week 7 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.