Georgia's AD Resigns - Georgia's Athletic Director was forced to resign after he was caught driving while drunk, with a young woman who wasn't his wife (who was equally intoxicated), and had said woman's underwear in his lap. So umm he's gone. Anyway this could be significant as embattled coach Mark Richt will have a new boss - which increases the likelihood of firing. Georgia is the fourth most fertile recruiting state.
Hot Dog Theatrics - In a sad turn events, the hot dog eating contest had controversy. Former champion Kobayashi was arrested when he tried to break into the hot dog eating contest. Albeit there are reports that it might have been staged. Is nothing sacred anymore?
Europe Rebounds - Before the single elimination portion of the World Cup the talk was how Europe had declined/was disappointing. However the semis are Europe's playground this time around with the Dutch, Spain, and Germany all representing the Old World and only ex-champ Uruguay representing the Developing World. I'm picking the Netherlands and Germany to go on to the final.
Signings and Strikes I'm not the only one that sees the free agent frenzy coupled with NBA owners claims of poverty to be incongruous. While I'm doubtful public perceptions or this year's free agency will ultimately play that big of a roll in next year's CBA, it's hard not to think this time next year while the owners prepare a lockout how accurate their claims are.