As our long Olympic journey closes, let’s end on a positive note: the US men’s volleyball won the gold medal on Sunday by beating the heavily-favored Brazilians 3-1. Of course, the real story of the match had little to do with bumps, sets and spikes.
The story was US coach Hugh McCutcheon. As most people know by now, his father-in-law was killed and his mother-in-law was seriously injured by a knife-wielding nut job the day of the Opening Ceremonies. He missed the first three games of the tournament, but returned to his team at the urging of his wife after his mother-in-law was well enough to be moved to a US hospital.
The real reason to get into sports radio - procuring potential Playboy Playmates.
• Joe Buck bellows that he’s now bored with baseball. Boo-freaking-hoo.
• We cringe in sympathy for Diamondbacks catcher Chris Snyder, who’s been placed on the DL with a fractured left testicle.
• A sprinter runs for 30 seconds then rests for 30 seconds - but is it art?
• Tonight’s the last chance to stuff all those MLB All-Star ballot boxes! A-Rod & Jeter thank you.
• Who wears short shorts? The U.S. Olympic men’s volleyball team certainly doesn’t want to find out.
Tags: Aaron Rodgers
, All Star Game
, Arizona Diamondbacks
, Baron Davis
, Barry Bonds
, Brett Favre
, Chris Snyder
, Green Bay Packers
, Joe Buck
, Kobe Bryant
, Olympic Volleyball
, Shaquille Oneal
, Shawn Johnson
, Sprinting For Arts Sake