Sports Kabob – 10/14

Oct 14, 2009, 11:44 PM | Updated: Jan 14, 2011, 4:27 pm

Ladies and gentlemen (and especially ladies), welcome to the Sports Kabob, a skewered look at the world of sports and pop culture.

Here are the top stories:

Disgruntled Golden State star Stephen Jackson was asked to relinquish his captain title during a meeting Tuesday with Warriors coach Don Nelson and general manager Larry Riley

The Warriors say Jackson has done nothing to deserve this honor, so therefore he will not receive it. After all, this is a captainship, not a Nobel Peace Prize

According to Fred Couples, U.S. golfer Anthony Kim was “crushed” by comments from Robert Allenby, his opponent Sunday at the Presidents Cup. Allenby alleged that Kim was out on the town until the wee hours of the morning partying on Saturday night, rather than preparing for their singles match.

Couples then corrected himself, saying “did I say Kim was crushed? I meant smashed”

Rush Limbaugh has been dropped from a group bidding to buy the St. Louis Rams, according to three NFL sources.

The elimination of Limbaugh apparently has nothing to do with the talk show host’s controversial history, but rather to do with Rush’s inability to fit inside the Rams owner’s box

Just 16 days after Stafon Johnson’s neck was crushed in a weightlifting accident, the Southern California tailback is heading home

Unfortunately, Johnson will now be forced to transfer to Oklahoma, where they are used to high profile players choking

NASCAR founder Bill France Sr. has been selected as the first inductee of the sport’s Hall of Fame.

The NASCAR Hall of Fame ceremony will be unique in that it will be the first induction ceremony to include a chili cook off and a wet t-shirt contest

The Chicago Bears quarterback refused to say Wednesday whether he would like the team to acquire the flashy and controversial receiver from Buffalo.

However, insiders say that the odds of TO coming are slim, since recently President Obama and Oprah personally went to Buffalo to convince him to come to Chicago

On Wednesday, Poland lost to Slovakia in World Cup qualifying, eliminating them from the competition

Experts say Poland would have done better in their soccer games had they not showed up to each game wearing ice skates and helmets

Former UCLA basketball coach John Wooden turned 99 years old on Wednesday

Wooden is so old now that he was officially offered a contract to play quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings

Four months after he hung up his Air Jordans at Illinois, guard Jeff Jordan is talking to coaches about coming back.

Jeff said that he decided to return after his father threatened to include him in his next speech if he didn’t

US National soccer team forward Charlie Davies was injured in a car accident and will miss all of next year’s US soccer games

Also planning to miss all of next year’s US soccer games? US sports fans

For more of my observations on the world of sports, as well as politics, entertainment and current events, follow me on twitter @JarrettGC.

That’s all for this week, leave comments and remember this is Jarrett Carlen saluting the late Captain Lou Albano by piercing my cheek with a rubber band


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