The Viral Roundup – Ronda Rousey Will Demolish A Bro Edition
Salutations! How are you doing? Did you sleep well? That’s _____ to hear. Welcome to the March 6, 2015 edition of The Viral Roundup. Think of us as your friendly recap of everything big and buzzing in the world of sports. We’ll get you caught up and acquainted with the world of pro and college athletics you’re walking up to this morning. In today’s edition: Maurice Jones-Drew calls it a career, the Yanks say no one can follow Jeter and Portland gets the win but lose a starter.
Did You Hear?
Have you ever seen someone so distraught while mourning a loved one that they dove onto the casket to prevent it from going into the ground without them? That’s the vibe New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman is giving off at the moment. In an interview, Cashman says that he thinks no one else on the club is worthy of the captaincy now that Derek Jeter has packed it in. ”As far as I’m concerned, and I’m not the decision-maker on this, that captaincy should be retired with No. 2. I wouldn’t give up another captain title to anybody else,” said Cashman told ESPNNewYork. So if you’ve prepared a lovely cake with “World’s Best Captain” iced on it for the next dude in pinstripes earning the captaincy, you can eat that dessert without fear that you were supposed to give it to someone. Speaking of the Yanks, they’re currently saddled with 33/1 odds to win the World Series.
Did You See?
Do you think you can take some punishment from MMA star RondaR ousey? One goober thought he was up to the challenge and he was promptly transformed into a vessel of moans. In a clip that’s been blowing up online, theUFC bantamweight champ gives a dude a judo throw and laid a number on his internal organs in the promise. It was all very “For you, the day Bison graced your village was the most important day of your life. But for me, it was Tuesday” as Rousey took this skeptic out with minimal muss or fuss.
Did You Know?
- Portland exited last night’s contest versus Dallas with a positive in the win column and a big loss in the lineup. The Blazers, who were 2 point favourites in this home contest, waxed the Mavs with a 94-75 final score. Starter Wesley Matthews left the showdown with an Achilles tendon and the club announced that the starter would be out for the rest of the season. As of this morning, the Blazers have 25/1 odds of winning the league title in 2015.
- Russell Westbrook continues to offer up juicy box score numbers. The Oklahoma City Thunder star racked up 43 points in a tight loss to the Central leading Chicago Bulls. Sure, the Bulls won the game, but let’s keep blabbing about Westbrook for a sec. The reigning NBA All-StarMVP is just the fourth player in Association history to knock out three consecutive games of (at minimum) 40 points, 5 assists and 5 rebounds. The only other players to pull this off this feat are Hall of Famers Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain and Michael Jordan. There’s certainly worse groups to be a part of.
- Last night, the Calgary Flames notched their first win in Boston since 2003. That’s not a typo. The Flames had a twelve year gap where they couldn’t beat the Bruins in their own building. It wasn’t an easy feat either. The Flames needed a shootout marker from David Schlemko to clinch the 4-3 victory. Calgary currently sits in a precarious playoff position (3rd in the Pacific Division), as does the Wildcard clutching Bruins. Boston’s a sexier Cup pick for oddsmakers, earning a 16/1 placement on the futures line.
- The Habs continue to lose on the left coast, albeit by increasingly slim margins. Montreal lost their third straight contest, this time in a shootout versus the playoff hungry Los Angeles Kings. It was the first shootout victory for the Kings since October and kept the team tied with Calgary in the postseason hunt.
- Happy trails, MJD. Maurice Jones-Drew has announced that he’ll no long be transporting footballs into end zones in a professional capacity. The star RB is retiring after nine years of NFL service, a decision that arrived before the athlete’s 30th birthday. Jones-Drew was a mainstay for the Jags for the bulk of his career, playing eight seasons in Jacksonville before an underwhelming final season in Oakland. The Raiders will be in the market for a new running back with MJD gone and Darren McFadden unlikely to re-sign.
- In the market for a used defensive tackle? Vince Wilfork says the New England patriots will not pick up the option on his contract. The parting of ways comes after 11 seasons and multiple Super Bowls with the franchise.
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