If you don’t care for O.J. Simpson and believe he got away with murder, then prepare yourself for this…he now is on Twitter and on his official launch for his account, he announced it with this stinger:
“I have a little gettin' even to do.”
Say what? He added to that with:
“For years, people have been able to say whatever they want to say about me with no accountability. But now I get to challenge a lot of that B.S. and set the record straight. More importantly, I'll be able to talk about everything, especially sports, fantasy football, and even politics.”
Does anyone really want to listen to this loser? This liar…this convict? I for one believe 100% that he did in fact get away with murder. The only reason he was acquitted is because the prosecution royally screwed up this case. But Simpson has to live with his guilt no matter how much he declares his innocence. There is NO QUESTION he is the guilty party in the murder of his ex-wife and Ron Goldman.
The Penguins are in the news making a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks as they send Olli Maatta packing and in return get forward Dominik Kahun as well as a draft pick in the fourth round of the 2019 draft. Kahun was a rookie last season that scored 13 times and finished with 37 points. He also played in every single game last season.
In Bellator 222 on Friday night we saw the end of Chael Sonnen as he not only retired, he got overwhelmed by Lyoto Machida who scored a TKO in the second round. In my opinion while Machida at 39 years of age won, he appeared old to me and WAY past his prime. For Sonnen, he had beaten some pretty good fighters in the past, but he absolutely fought much longer than he should have.
In the main event, I had picked Neiman Grace to defeat Rory MacDonald but the defending welterweight champion was extremely impressive and put on a magnificent defensive effort to defeat the very difficult Gracie winning by decision. If you like a cocky fighter then you certainly enjoyed the post-fight interview of Dillon Danis who was mouthing off after his submission win as he called out anybody and everybody.
In baseball, the Pirates won two of three from the hapless Miami Marlins but they have still lost eight of the last 10 and while they climbed out of the basement replacing the Reds in fourth place, Pittsburgh is still eight games back and seven in the wild card race and seven games under .500. They play Detroit next tomorrow as Josh Harrison and Jordy Mercer return back to the ‘Burgh after switching teams in the off-season.
In the San Diego/Colorado series this weekend history was made when Charlie Blackmon set a new Major League Baseball record for hits in a four game series when he managed 15. He is only the third player in modern baseball history to manage 15 hits in a series of any length. The other two to accomplish the feat were Tony Oliva in 1967 and Irv Hall in 1945. With three hits on Sunday, Blackmon fell one short of becoming only the second player to have four consecutive four hit games. The sole player to do that was Milt Stock who did it in 1925.
If you are a boxing fan and missed the performance of Tyson Fury, you should go back and watch a replay. I did and the British heavyweight was very impressive. Last year he fought Deontay Wilder for the championship and the two fighters drew. Fury has yet to lose and has won 28 of his 29 fights with that one draw and has knocked out 20 opponents. He scored a TKO this weekend with a victory over Tom Schwarz, stopping him in the second round. Not only does Fury have size (6’9”), he has great defensive skills and is punishing. It’s just a matter of when and not if that the rematch with Wilder takes place. Wilder for the record is also unbeaten with 41 victories. Newly crowned champion Andy Ruiz Jr. after beating and pulling off a major upset over Anthony Joshua is in the mix but in watching Fury perform, he’s no threat to either of the previously mentioned heavyweights.
So the Toronto Raptors are NBA champions but that news has taken a back seat to the trade that took place this weekend that sent Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans to the L.A. Lakers who now are indicating they also want to go after the NBA finals M.V.P. Kawhi Leonard who will be a free agent in the coming months. If that happens, then even beyond the early predictions that the Lakers are now going to be a force with Lebron James and Anthony Davis, landing Leonard would almost guarantee them a spot in next season’s NBA finals.
Finally, Tiger Woods came roaring back earlier this year to win the Master’s but in yesterday’s conclusion of the U.S. Open, Woods could not hang with the eventual winner Gary Woodland who won by three strokes nor the consecutive winner from 2017 and 2018 Brooks Koepka who failed to pull of a three-peat finishing three strokes behind Woodland. Woods finished tied for 21st shooting a final round 69 which left him at -2.