The entire OGS crew is disappointed about not being able to cover or attend this weekend’s Kentucky Derby, but we’ve got a solid backup plan for you. We reached out to some of our good buddies and asked them what’s so great about the event.
Mark Ennis, College Football Blogger — The best thing about the Derby is its connectedness to tradition. The Derby is still for the same aged horses on the same track at the same time every year and people embrace it by singing the same song (sans racist line) and wearing the same outfits. It’s one of the few things you can do that is exactly the same as it was as far back as the 1880s.
John Erardi, Cincinnati Reds Sportswriter — It really is the best two minutes in sports. It’
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Not long to go before the last Grand Slam event of the year. As long as Irene doesnt stick around too long it should be a great couple of weeks.
The Mens event doesnt get shared about too much. Of the last 7 years Federer has won 5 of them with the last 2 winners being Nadal in 2010 and Del Potro with that amazing win over Fed in 2009. The players at the very top of the game havent changed too much. Last years runner up Djokovic is ofcourse having an incredible season with just 2 losses so far to Federer and to Murray although he retired injured in their final last week.
I think Nadal wont be successfully defending his title.
Former independent wrestler Devon Nicholson has filed a 6.5 million dollar lawsuit in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice against Larry Shreve (a/k/a Abdullah the Butcher), a WWE Hall of Famer.
The lawsuit stems from a 2007 match in Ottawa, Ontario, where Nicholson alleges that Shreve cut him with a razor blade without his permission. Nicholson alleges that Shreves blood mixed with his own and gave him Hepatitis C.
Nicholson learned of his infection in mid2009. That September, WWE rescinded their threeyear contract offer to Nicholson, allegedly on the basis of his disease.
According to Nicholson, his lawyer met with Shreve in September 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia, and agreed to provide blood work.
The July 22 episode of WWE SmackDown scored a 1.89 cable rating, the programs best mark since May 20—also a 1.89.
SmackDown had not scored in the 1.80 range since May 27, with the number fluctuating between 1.63 and 1.77 during that time.
Fridays show averaged 2,821,000 viewers over the course of two hours.
WWE.com has added Jim Ross to the Raw roster after Chief Operating Officer Triple H reintroduced the WWE Hall of Famer to the Raw announce booth last night on Raw.
Tyler Reks, who has portrayed a sinister heel character since debuting last October on the SmackDown brand, was among the numerous babyfaces celebrating Rey Mysterios WWE Championship celebration last night on Raw. To add further confusion, he performed as both a babyface and heel at this past weekends live events.