Published on Tuesday, 8/4/15, at 6:09 p.m. Eastern.
–Jumping around hitting on multiple sports today…
–Indeed, it was way past time for pro-surfing Goddess Alana Blanchard to make her BE Sports debut.
–Big props to Melvin Gordon’s mother! She says she’s not wearing his San Diego Chargers jersey until he “shows her something.” That’s what I’m talking about. Gordon had a dynamic collegiate career at Wisconsin and will show her something in the NFL soon.
–Ravens DB Matt Elam is out for the season (torn biceps).
–Notre Dame RB Greg Bryant is academically ineligible for the 2015 campaign. As a redshirt freshman in 2014, Bryant rushed for 300 yards and three touchdowns while averaging 5.4 yards per carry. Bryant also averaged 11.8 yards per punt return and 21.2 yards per kick return.
–Pat Dooley of the Gainesville Sun discusses the first 100 days of White’s tenure in Gainesville.
–There’s only one way for the most self-centered, me-first, high-volume shooting, raging asshole to go out. In other words, file this into the Who-the-Fuck-didn’t-see-this-coming Department?!: Kobe Bryant is now hedging and won’t make a decision about retirement until the end of the 2015-2016 season. Remember that day the ESPN ticker said all day long….”Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak says Kobe Bryant will retire after his contract expires next year.” What idiot saw that and thought it was true? Please! First off, I’ll be surprised if Kobe doesn’t play until he’s 40. Secondly, Kobe is undoubtedly going to be that attention-starved d-bag that will come out of retirement at least twice. He’ll keep his name in the media talking comebacks into his mid-to-late 40s. This clown has been chafing me for decades!
–Speaking of chafes, Craig James is back in the news.
–The World Series of Fighting stripped Rousimar Palhares of his welterweight belt and suspended him indefinitely earlier today. Well done and well deserved. You can read more of the details about Palhares in my nuggets at the bottom of my UFC 190 Rewind here.
–Matt Brown and Kelvin Gastelum will face each other in the main event of the UFC’s return to Mexico on Nov. 15.
–If you’re Shayanna Jenkins, don’t you (at some point?!) cut that serial-killing maniac of a loser/idiot Aaron Hernandez loose? Don’t you quit calling yourself his fiancee since, after all, doesn’t that term imply a future relationship? This just in: Hernandez will never have a conjugal visit, nor will he ever step foot outside of prison walls. Nevertheless, Shayanna continues to stand by her man, the one that constantly cheated on her, has shamed her name forever and always, ruined her relationship with her sister, is a convicted murderer and is perhaps the dumbest SOB on earth. On Monday, Jenkins was in court to petition that her last name be changed to Jenkins-Hernandez even though she’s not (yet?!) married to Hernandez. Good luck with that, girl.
–Say it ain’t so, Beau [Nolen]! An iconic Atlanta legend — Smith’s Olde Bar — might have to shut its doors in the next 60 days. Smith’s is my favorite watering hole in the ATL. When you’ve enjoyed thousands of Budweisers like I have at Smith’s, you get your name on the bar in a gold plate. You can find mine on the west corner of the downstairs bar, compliments of Beau (GM/co-owner) on my 33rd birthday. Hopefully the lawsuit filed by Smith’s can prevent this travesty. If not, I might have to go up for a Falcons game in September and enjoy one last night at one of the best bars on the planet. Great wings, too. Give the lemon-pepper ones a try.
—Emily Ratajkowski, one of our favorite all-timers here at BE Sports, recently sat down for an interview and allowed a few pictures to be taken of her by British GQ. Don’t worry, fellas, she says she doesn’t think there’s anything wrong with you checking out her hacked photos at The Fappening.
–More Alana Blanchard below…