Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Jerry Grant, Johnny Pesky, Lane Kiffin, Tyrann Mathieu & Greg Stanton News: 8/14, Vol. 207, 3rd Edition

Here I am to worship, here I am to bow down, and here I am to say that you're my God.  You're altogether lovely, altogether worthy, altogether wonderful to me!  For your Spiritual Sports Segment on Rhema Gospel Radio, I’m C.E.E.J.A.Y.

Jerry Grant...the 200mph Man!
Rest in Peace
At a time when Indycar and opened wheel drivers routinely go over 200mph, the original 200mph man passed away on Sunday at the age of 77.  Jerry Grant broke the barrier at Ontario Motor Speedway on September 3, 1972 with a speed of 201.414 mph to cement his name in the history books.  When he broke the record, Grant stated “when I got the checkered flag and slowed down, it finally hit me that I had broken the record. I came into the pits, and everybody was giving me the high-five. It was something people looked at in awe, and didn't really think was ever going to happen."  Rest in peace, Jerry….rest in peace.
Johnny Pesky the Red Sox legend
Rest in Peace
Another legend has been called home to glory at the tender age of 92 in the world of baseball as Johnny Pesky was a legend in Red Sox Nation.  Pesky’s career spanned more than 60 years as a player, manager and broadcaster and was honored by the Red Sox when they retired his number and also had a foul pole name after him called the Pesky Pole.  Johnny, you too sir rest in peace.
For your Quick News & Notes, longtime UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva does not intend to defend his belt again in 2012, at the age of 54, Michael Dokes, a former World Boxing Association heavyweight champion, passed away at the Rhoden Memorial Home in Akron from liver cancer, Lee Westwood's manager says the English golfer has split from coach Pete Cowen and temporary caddie Mike Waite after his disappointing performance at the PGA Championship, Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III filled out his roster of assistants on Monday by adding Scott Verplank and Jeff Sluman, USC coach Lane Kiffin indicated last week that he would not vote his own football team #1 since he has a vote for the first time, but he did indeed vote USC #1.  And how did Kiffin respond to be caught in a lie?  He simply relinquish his voting privileges, former LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu has expressed interest in sitting out this season, enrolling in classes and hoping for a return to the program in 2013, if it can be worked out with the school, according to sources, former Florida State starting cornerback Greg Reid is in the process of enrolling at Valdosta State, a source told ESPN's Joe Schad, North Carolina is investigating how what appears to be a transcript for former football star Julius Peppers surfaced on the university's website and the link has since been removed and the university couldn't discuss confidential student information covered by federal privacy laws, attorneys for former Miami safety Ray-Ray Armstrong said he and his family have dropped plans to pursue legal action against the university after he was dismissed from the football team, and Armstrong has decided he will play football at a small school this season.
 UCLA middle linebacker Patrick Larimore will take a medical retirement because of multiple concussions, coach Jim Mora said after practice Monday during training camp at Cal State San Bernardino, Minnesota sophomore offensive lineman Jimmy Gjere has decided to end his football career due to the recurrence of concussion-like symptoms, the NHL Players' Association presented its vision for a new collective bargaining agreement to the NHL when labor talks resume earlier today, the Colorado Avalanche have signed goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere to a one-year contract extension, Derek Lowe signed a contract with the New York Yankees on Monday, two weeks after being designated for assignment by the Cleveland Indians, the Baltimore Orioles have acquired left-hander J.C. Romero from the Cleveland Indians for minor league infielder Carlos Rojas, and finally, Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton practiced Monday with the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and ran drills with their practice squad however comma there’s only one problem, he came away with a broken nose after going up for a rebound......dude maybe you need to go play Pop Warner basketball…..huh?!
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