As I sit down to write this week’s edition of Monday Morning Hangover, I can honestly say that I have absolutely nothing of interest to say. I could tell you about Lefty winning The Open but to be honest as nice as it was to see him hug his wife and daughters I would have been more excited to see a certain golfer in a red polo hoisting the trophy. Then I could tell you about the NCAA dumping its arrangement with EA Sports but in reality that news will probably not even affect the College Football game due to the fact that the College Licensing Company actually is the agent for over 200 schools licensing and has re-upped with the EA franchise to bring College Football 2015 to game consoles everywhere next July. As I scour the news from the sports world this week all I seem to find is weird news stories unless you count the Home Run Derby and Mariano’s send off as All Star game MVP. So here we go this weeks Monday Morning Hangover will focus on the Top 3 weirdest news stories over the past week in sports.
#3: Lebron and Carmelo as Lakers- Exhibit A of my boring week claim has ESPN and other media types creating a rumor mill of Carmelo and Lebron joining Kobe in the City of Angels as Lakers. Now this would be a huge story but when there is an entire season yet to be played before another Big 3 could be formed on the West Coast this really is a weird story. I also believe that this one would be a far-fetched one as well. Carmelo could never share the floor or the ball with two people who are so much better than him. I mean this man shoots the ball so frequently it would be difficult for them to form a cohesive unit. As for Lebron in my opinion will not leave Miami unless he heads home to Cleveland. If he did decide to take his talents to Los Angeles it would be interesting to see him actually play the Robin role because Kobe would not be anything other than Batman. I would have to say at this time this is just ridiculous talk to bide the time until real news pops up.
#2: Media Day for College Football- Now I don’t know about the rest of you but this is something that I pay a lot of attention to because of two reasons. The first is I love football and the second is because of all the dumb things you get to hear from coaches. Take South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier for instance who not only stated that he supports stipends for football and basketball players but also managed to give his two cents on Notre Dame when he asked the question of why the school gets to remain Independent. Spurrier claims that all the schools in the SEC think Notre Dame should have to join the ACC completely and not just in all sports but football. If I were Steve I would worry more about Aaron Murray and the Georgia Bulldogs along with the Gators and the rest of the SEC. Another Gamecock created a stir when some ACC players were asked if they feared stud defensive end Jadaveon Clowney. Of course Tajh Boyd of Clemson and Bryn Renner of North Carolina claim to not fear Clowney but maybe they should go back and watch that Michigan play one more time. More media days are up this week it should be interesting to see what comes out of them.
#1: Oh To Be a Gator- What a couple of weeks for the University of Florida. From their old coach ratting them out for recruiting violations to their former player getting arrested and charged with murder anyone associated with the Gators has to be shaking their heads. Except maybe the Pouncey twins who were photographed wearing “Free Hernandez” hats at their birthday bash. But even though all of those stories are entertaining nothing can compare to the story of current Linebacker Antonio Morrison. Morrison’s exciting summer started on June 16th when he punched a bouncer for not giving him a discounted rate to enter the Kava Bar and Hookah Lounge. Sadly that arrest does not even compare to his most recent hand cuffing experience. At 3:43 am Sunday cops were investigating a car outside a hotel when Morrison walked past the car and decided to start barking at the Police Dog in the back seat of the cruiser. Of course the dog barked back which caused the officer investigating the car to lose focus. This prompted Morrison’s second arrest in 5 weeks and now he will serve a 2 game suspension to start the year. Moral of the story never and I mean EVER bark at a Police Dog.
Hopefully as players report to training camp in football and the trade deadline approaches in baseball there will be better news stories for next week’s Monday Morning Hangover. Although nothing will probably be able to beat a guy getting arrested for taunting an officer that just so happened to be a dog.