Recapping A Wild July 4th Sports Weekend
July 4th never fails to be one of the best holidays we celebrate. Unparalleled amounts of booze consumed, advils popped the morning after, and burgers/dogs scarfed down without any regard.
This year was especially interesting because you had the EUROs going on, as well as a MAJOR things going down in the free agent world.
So let's start with Friday, July 1st.
HUGE day for you NHL fans so I'll just leave that list of acquisitions here.
Oh yeah, how could I forget, the Yanks got smoked by the San Diego Padres. Meanwhile, in Queens, the Mets beat the Cubs and went onto sweep them. Must be nice for you Met Fans out there.
WILMER HAD SIX HITS! Yo also has not been any slouch as of late either.
Moving forward to Saturday, July 2nd.
The Italy-Germany game.
Highlights here because UEFA blows with their video.
Absolutely agonizing defeat for the Italians losing the PK 6-5. They had multiple chances to either make a save or finish a shot, and they just could not execute. That's PKs for you, though.
Sunday, July 3rd
An MLB game was played at Fort Bragg between the Marlins and Braves. The purpose of having that venue was to invite military personnel and their families to watch the game. Of course, Foul Ball guy scalped a ticket somehow, and it caused a RUKUS on social media. Check out Matt's blog about it.
Having met Foul Ball guy, I can honestly say he's one of the most odd people I've ever encountered. He literally loves baseball so much it just consumes him in a way I didn't even think was possible, which makes it difficult for me to explain. With that being said, I can't knock the hustle but I can when you're interfering with an event not meant for you. Especially an event meant for service members who put their life on the line.
Monday July 4th
Yanks lose again 8-2, but according to the Yankees twitter it's ok because Headley hit a 2-run homer.
THE HOT DOG EATING COMPETITION FEATURING BIG CAT! #LetTheBigCatEat
Somebody also bet the over on 11.5 hot dogs eaten by the big man, which obviously hit. A no brainer bet really, and the PETA almost screwed this guy out of $1,000.
Overall just a hilarious event made even more hysterical by Big Cat. I give him a lot of credit for getting up there and getting it done.
Do I even need to tell you Joey Chestnut won it and ate 70 hot dogs?
KD TO THE WARRIORS AND OMG THE NBA IS BURNING
Two years, $54M, and the Golden State Warriors have now assembled the greatest team (on paper) in NBA history without a doubt. As for the twittersphere, it went on FIRE - reactions are as follows:
Andre is absolutely right when he says that they still need a big man. Ezeli and Bogut won't cut it for them, but at what point does it really not even matter? Hell, I honestly think they could roll out just Steph-Klay-KD-Draymond and win.
For a team coming off of a Game 7 loss in the Finals after the winningest season ever, this signing eases that pain in a MAJOR way. It also just flat out puts them over the top.
The Golden State Warriors are going to be stupid for a long, long time.
So that does it for the recap, I hope everybody had a great July 4th weekend and didn't blow themselves up with fireworks.
Ellick looks like he had himself a helluva time.