Blog-O-Rama: Goalie Solo Hopes For Redemption

• RIZZO SPORTS BLOG passes along news that U.S. women’s soccer goalie Hope Solo can get some redemption in Thursday’s Olympic gold medal match against Brazil.

Hope Solo

• LARRY BROWN SPORTS bets you’ll enjoy Pete Rose’s recent radio quips about Tony Gwynn & Marge Schott.

• YOU BEEN BLINDED learns that Tiger Woods can really walk on water. Hallelujah!

• HUGGING HAROLD REYNOLDS discovers that the Phillies’ Gay Community Night was held on the same evening as $1 wiener night.

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US Women’s Soccer Off To Awful Olympic Start

Even though the Opening Ceremonies aren’t until Friday, the 2008 Beijing Olympics officially got under way Wednesday with some exciting girl-on-girl action. That’s right - as Heather Mitts earlier alerted us, the women’s soccer competition kicked off today. And the U.S. squad started things off by getting kicked around by Norway.

US Norway women's Olympic soccer

The Norwegians surprised the Americans, 2-0, in what USA TODAY writer Beau Dure described as a “sultry Wednesday night”.

Let’s let Beau tell us what happened - in very descriptive detail:

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Sports Bras Save Lives; Ex-Pacman Prays for Imus

Looks like Kobe & Vanessa and Tony & Jess share the same travel agent.

• Stranded on a ledge in the middle of the Alps? Sports bras to the rescue!

sports bra

Adam “Don’t Call Me Pacman” Jones is praying for Don Imus.

• An Alabama teacher gets to first base, second base, third base & home with some high school baseball players.

• D-U-I! D-U-I! Carmelo Anthony gets a 2-game suspension.

• The U.S. Olympic women’s soccer team has regained Hope while sending Brianna Scurry-ing away.

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Solo Named to US Olympic Team; Scurry Scuttled

We cannot let this slip by into the blogging net behind us: Hope Solo has vanquished Brianna Scurry, taking her spot on the U.S. Olympic Women’s Soccer team. All involved will only say that there are two goaltenders headed to the games not named Scurry and that Scurry accepted the rejection “professionally”.

Hope Solo

New coach Pia Sundhage had little choice; Solo is the better ‘keeper, but holding Scurry on would have left a looming presence over Solo on every save attempt. However, Solo will now have to deal with being the unintentional Scurry-killer. Consider that her teammates wouldn’t even let her eat with them after her critical comments about Scurry in 2007.
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