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Wake N’ Blog For September 18th: Sure, One In Seven Germans Want It, But What About David Hasselhoff?

wake-n-blogMLB Roundup. The Tigers got blown out by the lowly Royals 9-2, leaving them only a four-game lead on the Twins heading in to a three-game series this weekend at the Metrodome. Marvel at the ineptitude of the AL Central. Cole Hamels took a perfect game into the sixth inning, striking out ten as the Phillies beat the Nationals 4-2. Wade Davis pitched a four-hit shutout to earn his first major league victory as the Rays blanked the Orioles 3-0. [ Scoreboard]

National Football League. Colts receiver Anthony Gonzalez may be out longer than expected and could miss up to 8 weeks with sprained ligaments in his right knee. The Colts signed Eagles castoff Hank Baskett to fill in. [The Associated Press]

NBA. After another breakdown in negotiations with the league, the spokesman for the NBA referee’s union has stated that a lockout appears “imminent and unavoidable.” Do they still get to keep their whistles? [The New York Times]

The title of this post once again proves my theory: every story about Germany should involve David Hasselhoff. One in seven Germans would prefer to have the Berlin Wall back because the quality of life was better when it was erected. I think I know what’s behind this: Germans need more places to spray paint grafitti. [Yahoo!/Reuters]