Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Luke Scott Still Challenging President Obama's Authenticity

Since President Barack Obama ran for office many have questioned his place of birth. I'm not going to go into my personal thoughts about this topic, except that no one has ever had their authenticity questioned more than President Obama.

Luke Scott of the Baltimore Orioles still think that the President of the United States is a phony. In an article by Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star, Scott voices his opinion on the recent turn of events where  President Obama's birth certificate was produced.

“(President Obama’s) birth certificate has yet to be validated,” he is saying.

“If they can counterfeit $100 bills, I think it’s a million times easier to counterfeit a birth certificate, if you ask me,” Scott says. “So, all it is, let’s just see if it’s real. Anybody can produce a document, so let’s check it out.”

This is a story I would like to see die.


Aroldis Chapman In Cinco de Mayo Commercial. He's Not Mexican

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman was involved in a Pepto-Bismol commercial recognizing Mexican holiday, Cinco de Mayo.

There was only one small problem. Chapman is Cuban, not Mexican. I don't mean to nitpick but shouldn't the makers of the product (Proctor and Gamble) get their facts straight.


Not a bad commercial though.

Lions May Pursue Nnamdi Asomugha cites various of reports saying that the Lions will go hard after free agent CB Nnamdi Asomugha.

Here is an excerpt from that article…

Some reports say the Lions will go hard after free-agent CB Nnamdi Asomugha to fill the need for a starter opposite Chris Houston, but the team naturally will have lots of competitors for his services and might not be able to match the financial package Asomugha could be seeking.

This all comes after the Lions failed to address some pretty considerable needs in the secondary during this years draft. In the second round the Lions opted to go offense drafting Boise State WR Titus Young and Illinois RB Mikel LeShoure.

Now there are two potential huge hurdles that could prevent the Lions from signing Asomugha. First Asomugha will demand a huge contract on the open market. So big that it may be out of the Lions’ price range or prevent them from addressing other needs on their roster. The excerpt in a way touched on this. Second is there is no guarantee that we will have free agency going into next season. Lions fans need to keep in mind the NFL lockout and ongoing CBA negotiations that could end up changing the landscape of the entire NFL in terms of trades, contracts and free agency. It is because of that reason alone that it was important the Lions do everything they could to take care of their needs via the draft which they obviously didn’t do.


Absolutely Heartless

This story is just out and out horrible. Except for the part about the police catching the person behind the crime.

Pittsburgh police arrested a 17 year old boy for robbing an usher after an extra innings Pirates game. Whe you read that part you figure it's your normal everyday robbery. But the victim in the crime was robbed after he pulled his car over while suffering a heart attack.

Police aren't identifying the suspect because of his age. They said Tuesday he approached the car and pulled out 58-year-old driver Michael Schacht, who had been slumped over and in distress. They say he stole the man's wallet and drove off in his car, leaving him on the ground.

That's just foul, no pun intended. The suspect doesn't qualify to be charged as an adult, but he deserves whatever punishment is doled out to him.

Gonzaga's Goodson Leaving To Pursue Football

Gonzaga's Demetri Goodson is the latest to trade in his high tops for football cleats. A few weeks ago Tennesee's Melvin Goins was trying to make the transition to the gridiron, now Goodson is doing the same. Goodson informed coach Mark Few of his decision on Tuesday. He also could have two years of football eligibility left.

“I have decided to pursue football next year,” said Goodson, who would have been a senior on next year’s Bulldog basketball team. “I would like to thank my coaches and staff for the opportunity to play here. I also want to thank the city of Spokane and all of the Zags fans who have supported me over the years. It’s been an awesome experience.”

A report on  says the signs point to him joining Texas A&M, where his brother Mike starred and is now a current Carolina Panther. Demetri last played in his sophomore year in high school.