Vini Oliveira has been cut by the Sounders FC, and Drew Carey himself may as well have ripped out my heart. I am not a soccer fan, but I am a Vini fan. I watched Sounders Super Search and when Vini won the opportunity to join the team, I couldn’t help but feel happy for the Bellevue native and his family, who celebrated joyfully beside the newest Sounder.
73-year-old JuCo basketball player ruled ineligible after flunking Spanish. Disgusted Ernie Kent rescinds scholarship offer.
Steelers kicker Jeff Reed guilty of abusing paper towel dispenser. This is not a joke.
“PoIndexter helps Washington pad lead in Pac-10.” Exact heading (minus the formatting) taken from SI.com. In a related story, Washington self-reports rules infraction for inserting mystery player not previously on roster, Poindexter, into lineup prior to gametime.
Rays’ skipper Maddon calls Wakamatsu a “five-tool manager.” Jarrod Washburn reacts angrily to the insult…four other tools yet to be named.
Sounders Super Search winner Oliveira no longer a Sounder. Hey! What was all that one in a million talk? Also, please reference THIS ARTICLE in which I question the integrity of reality TV.
Tech’s Crabtree willing to fight through injury to run at Combine. And in a completely unrelated note, Shaun Alexander is still looking for work, in case you happen to be an NFL GM in need of a running back.
Mariners: Ichiro pitching? Not in Jack Zduriencik’s world. The Mariners general manager quickly put an end to any rumor of Ichiro on the mound, briefly stating yesterday that Ichiro “isn’t going to pitch.” Period.
Zduriencik issued his statement in response to a 56-pitch bullpen session that the Mariner outfielder and leadoff man tossed over the weekend. The showcase took place in Japan, with Ichiro in preparation for the 2009 World Baseball Classic.
Husky Men’s Basketball: The Washington men’s basketball team received more national recognition today, as they appeared in both the Top 25 AP and USA Today/Coaches polls for the first time this season. The Dawgs elevated to #22 in the AP poll, up from #23 last week. They also emerged at #25 on the Coaches poll, the first time they’ve appeared on that list all year.