Spain out of the World Cup games; Beat by Chile 2-0

Spain was the team to beat in the World Cup games – was being the operative word because they were defeated by Chile 2-0 today. From USA Today Sports:

ending its hopes of becoming the first team in 52 years – and third in history – to win back-to-back titles. It’s also the first time since 1998 that Spain has failed to make it out of the group stage, and it must beat Australia in the final game to avoid its worst showing ever in the tournament.

Poor Spain! They took the loss hard and the fans make take it the hardest. Well, they’ve got the next four years to figure out how to get back on top.

Your Jersey Girlfriend,

~Angela Davis

The infamous ‘Bronco Chase’ – 20 years later (VIDEO)

It seems like only yesterday when I was hanging out with my best friends watching television when all of a sudden a news report came on showing a police chase in California. A police chase in California, Los Angeles in particular, is not unusual, but this chase was different. The car, a white Ford Bronco was driving at a slow speed followed by no less than ten police cars and a helicopter. It was NFL sensation O.J. Simpson. He had been charged with murder was was slowly fleeing down a California highway. We were watching history in the making:

1994 – O.J. Simpson drove his Ford Bronco across Los Angeles with police in pursuit and millions of people watching live on television. After the slow speed chase ended Simpson was arrested and charged with the murders of Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman. 

 

It seemed surreal in the moment. What the heck was O.J. thinking?! We watched, in silence and in the days, weeks and months to come, what started with a slow police chase continued into the trial of the decade. O.J. Simpson’s life started into a downward spiral after the trial and he now sits in a prison cell for unrelated charges.

Today marks the 20th anniversary of that infamous chase, and we’re all still shaking our heads- in disbelief, shock and at the profound loss that stemmed from this incident. This was bigger than sports. It was about relationships, the judicial system, domestic violence and the issue of race and socio-economic status. 

Twenty years later. What have we learned?

Your Jersey Girlfriend,

~Angela Davis

 

 

 

Ray Rice and wife have a meeting with Goodell about their domestic incident

When an NFL player has any kind of “off the field” incident, it’s just a matter of time before he will have to go to the “principal’s office” — commissioner Roger Goodell, that is. It seems Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and his wife Janay Palmer Rice met with Goodell to discuss the incident that took place at an Atlantic City hotel and casino in March of this year.

I’m sure they explained that is was all a “misunderstanding” and wasn’t as bad as the media portrayed…yeah right! I’m sure they apologized and “accepted full responsibility” for their actions. 

Ray Rice is going to be suspended, no doubt about it. I’m sure this meeting was to hopefully gain some leverage on the length of his suspension, which will most likely be from 2-5 games given this was his first off the field incident.

I hope they can get it together. While meeting with Goodell is good, meeting with a marriage counselor is much better overall for sustaining what appears to be a very volatile relationship.

What do you think?

Your Jersey Girlfriend,

~Angela Davis

Colin Kaepernick is the NFL’s new 126 million-dollar man

If you’ve been struggling to get over the hump today, I bet $126 million would be the right push to finish your day. Well, if you’re Colin Kaepernick, today is a good day. According to cbssports.com the 49ers quarterback signed a six-year, $126 million deal that will include $61 million in guaranteed money.

Cha-ching!

“The only thing I can say is I’m going to work to make sure I’m worth every penny of this,” the quarterback said after signing.

The new deal will keep Kaepernick in San Francisco through the 2020 season.

San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke feels like Kapernick is worth every penny.

“Colin’s hard work and dedication have played an integral role in the recent success of the 49ers organization,” Baalke in a statement after the deal was done. “His work ethic, leadership and on-field production have positively influenced our team, and we look forward to his continued growth in all areas.”

This is a huge contract, and it will be interesting to see what other quarterback’s contracts look like in the coming weeks.

What do you think?

Your Jersey Girlfriend,

~Angela Davis

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer set to buy the Clippers for $2 billion

The bidding war for the L.A. Clippers has begun, andthe winner is former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. His bid of $2 billion was the highest. His bid beat out that of media mogul David Geffen ($1.6 billion) and other investors Tony Ressler and Steve Karsh ($1.2 billion). He was the only one to come forward with a solo bid –that is, a bid without other investors. Geffen has announced that his group had officially withdrawn their bid.

This isn’t the first time Ballmer considered buying an NBA team. He was a part of the group that tried to buy the Sacramento Kings and move them to Seattle. That effort failed.

While bidding is over, there are still more hurdles. Though the vote hasn’t officially taken place –and though it’s expected to pass along with Shelly Sterling pushing to make the sale before the vote, Donald Sterling is still being a bit stubborn.

I like what’s happening. I’m glad this process is moving forward. All reports about Ballmer seem to point to him being a good businessman who will also make a good owner.

What do you think?

Your Jersey Girlfriend,

~Angela Davis

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