Daily Briefing: Friday 8/26 (Sports Surprises)

Item #2 updated 12:15 pm, 8/26.

Item #2 updated again at 6:40 pm, 8/26.

Apparently Kevin Ware, U of L’s Next Great Point Guard, isn’t going to be academically eligible until, at the very least, the second semester.

Imagine our surprise.

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Looks like Jordan Jefferson, who was out hours after curfew at a bar in Baton Rouge, got involved in a fight during which he kicked a U.S. Marine who was on the ground, and who was neither charged nor arrested by the crack city PD, remains in good standing on the team and will start the opener for Les Miles against Oregon.

Imagine our surprise.

Update: Jordan Jefferson and teammate Joshua Johns are said to be turning themselves into the police after felony assault warrants were issued for their arrest. There is no information available as to what effect this will have on LSU’s Fulmer Cup standing, what the player’s bond might be, or whether Les Miles will suspend them at all pending resolution of the charges.

All together now: Imagine our surprise.

Update #2: Les Miles has, since my last post, suspended Jefferson and Johns for the opener against Oregon, at least, and possibly longer. Two other LSU Tiger pigskinners are people of interest in the matter, but have not been charged with any offenses yet.

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Tiger Woods, who has been having trouble hitting it in the fairway, putting it into the hole, scoring consistently under par or acting like a decent human being, has been named to the President’s Cup team by captain Fred Couples.

Imagine our surprise.

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Texas A & M advised the Big 12(10) that it was going to explore other conference opportunities.

Imagine our surprise.

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Danica Patrick, who has had far more acclaim for her godaddy.com ads than on the IndyCar circuit, is jumping to NASCAR next season.

Imagine our surprise.

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Nary a whisper of news from the players or owners of the NBA about any labor talks in the works.

Imagine our surprise.

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While four teammates who were involved in a bar fight well after curfew remain in good standing on the squad, LSU WR Russell Shepard has been suspended for the team’s opener against Oregon for talking with a teammate about an NCAA inquiry.

Imagine our surprise.

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Texas A & M is still a member of the Big 12(10).

Imagine our surprise.

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ESPN nationally televised one of Duke’s exhibition games from China, but did not, to my knowledge, televise any other school’s summer junket games.

Imagine our surprise.

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My alma mater, the woeful J.M. Atherton Rebels, are a 4+ touchdown underdog to Country Day.

Imagine my surprise.

– Seedy K

2 Comments

  1. Tim Schooler
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    You are so easily surprised, C.D. ;-)

  2. cbcard
    Posted August 27, 2011 at 9:41 am | Permalink

    Actually Ware is a 2 that HCRP is going to try to make into a 1.

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