• That is one mighty-sized mansion Derek Jeter is building himself down in Tampa.
• Both Tom Watson & Lance Armstrong fall short over the weekend.
• Cubs skipper Lou Piniella gets personal with Milton Bradley.
• Indonesia asks Manchester United to never mind the bombings.
• $12 million could sure help the Arena Football League stay in business.
Tags: Arena Football League
, Bill Belichick
, Chicago Cubs
, Chicago Tribune
, Derek Jeter
, Lance Armstrong
, Lou Piniella
, Manchester United
, Michael Jordan
, Milton Bradley
, New England Patriots
, New York Yankees
, Shaquille Oneal
, The House That Juice Built
, Tom Watson
Pity upon the world outside America and Western Europe that we think they’re lawless, brutish savages. After all, as a general rule, the only time they make the news is if A) the Olympics are going on or, more likely, B) something has exploded or broken and a whole lot of people just died.
(”This is not fit for a celebrity! Gentlemen, let’s be on our way! Harrumph!”)
So when Indonesia, only the fourth most populous country on the planet, finally made some headlines last week, it’s frankly no surprise that it’s because a hotel was bombed. With that, Manchester United cancelled a date to play an exhibition match in Jakarta, seeing as how it was their hotel that got bombed just a week before they arrived and all. But Indonesian government officials were undeterred, to their credit, and continued to extend an invitation to ManU to play down there. So did the famed squad thumb its nose in front of terrorism and strike a blow for sanity over fear?