Tag Archives: volleyball

My New Favorite Olympian- Destinee Hooker

28 Jul

I would like to start off by apologizing for spelling Destinee Hooker’s name wrong on Twitter. I mistakenly thought it was spelled Destiny as in Destiny’s Child. You can see where the confusion could happen. Although you may think that I like Hooker because of her wildly unique name(which if anyone knows the origin of-please write and share), it is actually because she is an amazing player.

Today Hooker helped lead team USA Volleyball past South Korea, 3-1. Hooker had 21 points and 19 spikes. Currently USA is ranked number 1 in volleyball. Team USA will take on Brazil on Monday. Brazil beat USA four years ago so it will be an interesting match.

We will be watching.

-M

 

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The Good Old Morality Clause

8 Apr

The case of Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino keeps getting more interesting progressing. If you have been under a rock and haven’t heard: Petrino was caught when joy riding went wrong with a hot young new hire Jessica Dorrell. Even though Petrino was in a great amount of pain from the crash, with broken ribs, he did not want anyone to call 911. Petrino knew that both his marriage and job would be at risk if there was a 911 report including Dorrell’s name. And of course that is exactly what happened when the information came out. Petrino admitted that he was trying protect a “previous inappropriate relationship” and when he says previous he means five minutes ago. I actually expected a better excuse out of Petrino could he had not just lied further and said he was just giving her a ride home? (No double meaning meant by ride home.)  Then Mrs. Petrino could take a beat from Mrs. Clinton and come out in a stylish headband claiming Petrino would never sleep around. I mean the rule of this game is deny, deny, deny. The man broke his ribs and didn’t want an ambulance but he can’t come up with a cover-up?

When Petrino signed his very expensive $3.5 million a year contract with Arkansas he also signed a morality clause. The morality clause gives the school the ability to fire Petrino for doing something like sleeping with an employee. The question is how badly has this incident damaged Arkansas reputation enough to give up Petrino? The school says it is waiting for the public to forget still conducting it’s investigation. Petrino has put Arkansas football back on the map and giving that up is going to mean a loss of alumni dollars. I expect they will ride out the media storm and reinstate Petrino just in time for the fall.

Sex, Lies, Motorcycles

6 Apr

The story of Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino has it all sex inappropriate relations with a woman employee half his age  that all comes to the surface after a motorcycle accident. Men in midlife crisis take note: If you are going to cheat do it in a safe vehicle like the family minivan. A minivan accident would have never garnered this much attention. Not to mention is much less likely that you will break four ribs and end up in neck brace.

Originally Petrino didn’t admit that anyone else was involved in the crash. They blamed Petrino’s concealing his companion on the bike as simply a result of the crash trauma. Oh yes how convent that he left out the detail that might get him fired. Finally he admitted that he was joy riding with a new hire 25-year-old Jessica Dorrell. In response Arkansas put Petrino on leave.  The story gets even better Dorrell is engaged to be married this June to hot swimmer. I’ve seen Petrino and he is no match in against 20 something swim instructor. I thought the whole bad boy motorcycle look stopped being cute over the age of 20. Something doesn’t add-up, either this girl really loves football or she really needed a job?