August 8, 2011 Leave a comment
If you did what this guy did this past weekend then you missed a great weekend in the sporting world. From Yanks-Sawx to Stevie Williams’ loud mouth, here were the seven most notable storylines and happenings from the weekend that was in sports:
- The Yankees and Red Sox played another memorable series at Fenway Park this past weekend. The Yanks took the first game 3-2 behind a go-ahead double by Nick Swisher. Much to Barney’s chagrin, the Sawx took the next two games of the series, a 10-4 shellacking of CC on Saturday and a improbable 3-2 walk off win on Sunday night. The Sawx are now one game ahead of the Yanks in the always entertaining AL East. [New York Post]
- The underlying storyline from this past weekend’s Yanks-Sawx series was Jorge Posada and his continually decreasing role in the Yankees lineup. Posada was benched Sunday night, and was further told by Yankees skipper Joe Girardi that he will no longer be the team’s designated hitter against right handed pitchers (righty Josh Beckett was on the hill for the BoSox last night). Naturally, Posada was not happy. Although, us Yankees fans aren’t really happy with his abysmal numbers either, so we’re not as disappointed with the situation as Georgie is. [New York Daily News]
- Speaking of New England-New York rivalries, the Patriots caused quite a stir when they snatched up Jets veteran d-end Shaun Ellis. Ellis, who spent 11 seasons with Gang Green, was not happy with Jets management when they offered him the veteran minimum (a one-year, $910,000 deal). So the longest tenured Jet jumped ship to the hated Patriots. Terms of Ellis’s deal with the Evil Empire are undisclosed as of now. Although what isn’t undisclosed is how Rex Ryan felt about the whole situation. [ESPN]
- And a few more important happenings in the NFL world: DeSean Jackson reported to Eagles camp Monday morning after a brief contract hold out. Giants first round pick Prince Amukamara is likely out two months because of a broken foot. Lions second round pick Mikel Leshoure is out for the season after tearing his Achilles tendon in training camp practice Monday morning. Ricky Williams is bringing his talents to Baltimore, signing a two-year deal worth up to $4 million.
- Spanish soccer power Real Madrid signed an Argentine prodigy over the weekend. No it was not Lionel Mess, although the player does go by the nickname of Leo. The “why do I give a shit about this?” kicker: Leo is 7 years old. 7. [SI]
- Adam Scott won the WGC Bridgestone Invitational this past weekend, cruising to a 4 stroke victory over a trio of players that included world #1 Luke Donald. Scott finished with a four-day total of 263 (-17) But Scott’s new full time caddie, Stevie Williams, decided to take the spotlight from his boss with some choice words directed at his former employer, Tiger Woods. [Golf.com]