It was a great weekend for the more than 230 players who were selected in the 2012 NFL Draft, but a not so hot one for two players who were in total free fall.
Linebacker Vontaze Burfict of Arizona State was projected as a late first round draft choice six months ago. Unfortunately for Burfict, he earned himself numerous red flags during a disastrous offseason, leading up to the NFL combine in February, where he performed very poorly.
The LA area native went undrafted during the three-day New York City extravaganza, instead signing as an undrafted free agent with none other than the Cincinnati Bengals.
All of Chicago is mourning the loss of star point guard Derrick Rose, after last season’s league MVP tore an ACL during the final minutes of the top-seeded Bulls Game 1 victory over Philadelphia on Saturday.
Rose’s injury is also being felt in the city of Las Vegas.
Chicago opened the playoffs at 7-2 odds to win the NBA title, but have now dropped to 15-2 after Rose's injury.
While the Bulls are dropping, the Miami Heat "rose" from 2-1 to 3-2 favorites, according to the sportsbook at Bovada.
Robert Griffin III just became the number two pick in the NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins and now he has received yet another honor to go with his Heisman Trophy.
Tuesday, Griffin was honored with a bust of himself by his new sponsor Subway. The bust was entirely made from barbecue chicken and various sandwich toppings. His hair was composed of peppers and his teeth were made of garlic.
Here is the horrific sculpture from a New York City Subway store.
A world record was set at the Kansas Relays in Lawrence on Saturday, but it was not on the track or in the field.
Athletes and spectators paid $1, or donated canned food, in exchange for a massive serving of nachos, helping to set a record according to a judge from the Guinness Book of World Records who was present.
The grand total was 4,689 pounds of pure nachos, on an 80-foot plate. The tasty feast included more than 1,200 pounds of ground beef and 230 pounds of dip.
Roughly 70 percent of the meal was consumed during the day.
Proceeds from the festivities were donated to the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen, a local food bank and charity which provides meals to low income families.
It seems more and more likely that the Sacramento Kings will move to Anaheim before next season, giving Southern California a third NBA franchise.
Six weeks ago, the owners of the Kings and the capital city of California approved an agreement to build a new downtown arena, but now the city and the Maloof family (Kings ownership) declared that they distrust each other.
A loval committee, formed by former NBA star and current Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson, released a statement saying that “dealing with the Maloofs is like dealing with the North Koreans -- except they are less competent.”
Point guard Erving Walker is the all-time leader in assists at Florida. He led the Gators to the NCAA West Regional Final last season, blowing a late lead against Louisville.
Walker had 37 steals for the season, but it was his 38th which earned all the headlines.
On March 30 in Gainesville, Walker ordered a taco from a street vendor at 1 AM. For some reason, he then fled with the purloined taco, without paying the $3 charge. He was subsequently apprehended by the police after a foot chase of several blocks.
Walker was arrested and charged with retail theft and resisting an officer without violence. He admitted to stealing the taco, but told police he was" just playing around." Apparently, the Gainesville police did not think it was very funny.