Friday Baba Ganoush: Snoop Lion, Gabby Douglas, O.J. Murdock and NFL News
Straight out of Wedding Crashers, I’m taking “hey, baba ganoush” and flat-out running with it. Basically into a brick wall, but running with it, nonetheless.
A new weekly column that may or may not last for just one week, the Friday Baba Ganoush will attempt to mix NFL, fantasy football and all the top stories from sports in one big, well, baba ganoush-style dish. Or soup. Or whatever.
Basically all the hottest news and links with a little peppering of yours truly. Love it or hate it, it’s here:
Arizona Cardinals running back Ryan Williams (patella) will not play in Saturday’s Hall of Fame games. Neither will starter Beanie Wells. On a side note, Kevin Kolb is the starting quarterback for the first preseason game.
SI’s Peter King things David Garrard is better than Peyton Manning. Not really, but at the moment he thinks Garrard looks better in camp for the Dolphins, compared to a still less than 100% Manning (neck).
Green Bay running back James Starks isn’t impressing in camp, despite getting showered with praise by coaches back in OTAs. That could mean good news for second-year back Alex Green, or it could mean the Cedric Benson rumors could heat back up.
The Cleveland Browns just got sold, and reports suggest the new owner, Jimmy Haslam, isn’t going to waste much time “blowing up” the current front office. Let’s hope he does it before Taco Tuesdays and doesn’t use Mike Holmgren’s favorite magazine to pass the time.
The late O.J. Murdock, wide receiver for the Tennessee Titans, reportedly reached out to former coaches and friends prior to committing suicide. A very sad story.
Use the Cheat Sheet Wizard. Do it. From ranking to mocking to analyzing, it’s easily the best fantasy tool we’ve seen in quite a while.
Lesters Legends wonders if Bears rookie wide receiver Alshon Jeffery can be a fantasy steal in 2012.
The guys over at Fantasy Sharks take a look at strength of schedule for the new season.
The Gridiron Experts analyze some fantasy stock changes from NFL training camps.
The Olympics have been great to watch. From Michael Phelps claiming 16 gold medals and 20 overall, to the girls gymnastic teams taking the gold home for the first time since 1996, it’s been a real reat. With that said, I still can’t wait for football to hit the TV screen.
In that same breath, there’s definitely been some newsworthy snippets from these games lately:
Gabby Douglas, a 16-year old USA gymnast, won the gold medal in the all-around event on Thursday. I don’t know what’s more impressive: that she was the first African American female to do it, or that she looks like she could be Adrian Peterson’s daughter. You decide.
Sa Jae-hyouk of South Korea was trying to make waves as a medalist, but instead became a viral sensation after dislocating his elbow. It’s not for the faint of heart, I must admit.
Miscellaneous/You May Not Care About This
Snoop Dogg, no more? Yeah, it could be true. After a visit to Jamaica that reportedly had Snoop “born again”, he’s changing his nickname to Snoop Lion. I wish I could just change my name on a whim and still be cool.
Lindsay Lohan wasn’t comfortable being naked in front of a camera crew for a sex scene in her latest movie, so she made them all take their pants off. Just one step closer to making that film a full-blown porno.
* photo credit – hearsome.com