5 Sports Rumors We Need To Clarify Immediately

1. There is no truth to the rumor New York Yankees star Jorge Posada is dead.  I know you may have turned on SportsCenter this morning and wondering why he was the lead story.  He either has a stiff back or a hardened resolve.  After being listed as ninth in the batting order for last evening’s game against Boston, he reportedly went to Manager Joe Girardi’s office and asked to be taken out of the lineup.  While his wife was letting the world know via Twitter he had a stiff back and loved being a Yankee, GM Brian Cashman held a spontaneous/calculated meeting with the press early after the game began to advise Posada was not injured at all.  More came out after the game…but thank God the man is alive.  At least, that’s what ESPN is reporting as of now.

2. There is no truth to the rumor Philadelphia hates every opposing sports figure.  Mike Drago of the Reading Times (PA) reported in today’s edition Bryce Harper, the phenom in his first pro season within the Nationals’ minor league ranks, had a rough go of it last week in West Virginia.  Seems as though fans were really piling on the young man with vulgar verbal assaults.  These folks burn their furniture after WVU wins football games so I can only imagine what he was hearing.  So what does he say when asked about handling it all?…“It’s just getting me ready for Philly.”  Bryce, a word of advice from someone who has lived in the Philly region over fifty years now.  Well, maybe more than one word…there really are other parts of the world where people yell at opposing players and…we really weren’t going to be harsh on you at all…until now.  Brace yourself Bryce.  You will pray all games are played in West Virginia.

3. There is no truth to the rumor a competing major television network is trying to get the Lakers and Celtics to agree to play a best-of-seven series right alongside the NBA Finals.  Yet…

4. There is no truth to the rumor NASCAR is going to award Dale Earnhardt Jr. a lifetime pass into The Chase.  Yet…

5. The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Boston Bruins 5-2 in their Eastern Conference Final opener last night.  There is no truth to the rumor the Bruins were not notified the game counted until the last two minutes, when they immediately sprung to life.  One of the Bruins’ best players, Patrice Bergeron, was out due to a mild concussion.  All the Bruins graded out as having played mild…reasons unknown.


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I'm Bruce. Born, raised and still outside the City of Brotherly Love. Managed (so far) to visit a dozen of our United States and Canada (twice). Addicted from birth to Television/Movies/Sports. Took three years of French and got credit for two of 'em.
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10 Responses to 5 Sports Rumors We Need To Clarify Immediately

  1. Rah says:

    Nice post!
    I hadn’t heard of the rumor about the Lakers and Celtics.. That would be awesome. I can’t say I really think it would be good for the game of basketball BUT as a Lakers fan, I can’t say I’m opposed to the idea.


  2. Thanks, Rah. Yeah, I have to admit I started that rumor about the Lakers and Celtics to see if it would gain any traction…but so far no go!!!


  3. rdthomas1999 says:

    A moment of levity: How cool would it be if OKC won the NBA Championship and Tampa Bay won the Stanley Cup Finals?


  4. FireDannyAinge says:

    Crazy man. There is not more Celtics. THEY ARE DEAD! I saw the Miami Heat kill them. Killed them like the whiny little girls they are. WOO WHO Parade time.:)

    P.S.- The Bruins knew there was a game. They just forgot.


  5. FDA – OK, the Celtics are dead. But are the Bruins…?


  6. toosoxy says:

    i heard this rumor that posada’s going to return to pinch hitting. this time for soaps. see, he got great reviews over the weekend. and, i must admit, i thought it was emmy-worthy. and with soap operas cancelling left and right (did you HEAR about all my children?!) they do need a hero. I can’t wait to see how the plot line will evolve now that, rumor has it, Jorge Posada is going to appear as Victor Newman’s long lost son. I hear the first plot sticker involves a neck transplant.


  7. Soap opera star Jorge Posada. Has a nice ring to it. Somehow, I know who Victor Newman is…


  8. FireDannyAinge says:

    Days of out lives. Jorge will be the new star of DOOL


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