The Rundown: Monday Mayhem

Happy Monday! While you may still wish it was Sunday, today’s a clean slate to start off a great week.

 

That’s the spirit!

The Last Night’s Game Team


Tour De France

  • You look good in yellow. Britain’s Chris Froome won his third consecutive Tour de France and his fourth overall Tour title yesterday. After 23 grueling days, he received prize money valued at $572,000. (See below where four days of golf lands you $1.8 million). 

PGA (Professional Golfers Association)

WNBA (Women’s National Basketball Association)

  • Winning and looking good while doing it. The WNBA All-Star Game was in Seattle this weekend and not only did the West beat the East, but they also brought their A game when it came to their shoes. If you’re looking for a new pair of kicks, these ladies rocked it.

Overtime

  • Where do athletes go during games to pee? (Don’t act like you’ve never been curious). They can’t simply leave the field when nature calls. Here’s a funny sneak peek into what athletes do when there are no other options. All we’re saying is choose your sideline Gatorade cup carefully.

Sideline stat

  • Discovery Channel kicked off its Shark Week by pitting Olympian Michael Phelps against a great white shark. Spoiler alert! They didn’t actually race in the ocean side by side and some viewers were not happy about that. Apparently they don't care about killing off an American treasure. Regardless, the shark utilized the home field advantage of the shark infested, cold South African waters to beat Phelps by two seconds

Coaches’ corner

  • The U.S. Men’s National Team beat Costa Rica to advance to the Gold Cup finals on Wednesday against Jamaica. Why is this match so important? Well, Team U.S.A. has some work to do to become an international soccer powerhouse. This tournament is like a dress rehearsal for the World Cup because it gives them a chance to play against some great competition a year before the world’s biggest sporting event.

The Rundown: A Winning Combination

It’s Friday and National Junk Food day – a stellar duo if we do say so ourselves. Now if only Last Night’s Game delivered coffee alongside your morning read.

 

Now that’s a winning combination,

The Last Night’s Game Team


Tour de France

  • A force to be reckoned with. The Tour's defending champion Chris Froome is hanging onto the overall lead in this grueling race. With three stages left, the race ends Sunday, he appears to have his fourth title in five years all but locked up. Ever wonder how taxing the race is on a rider's body? Check out this photo. Eww.

PGA (Professional Golfers' Association)

  • Swinging in the rain. It’s day two of The Open in England. (The Open – also known as The British Open - is the third of four Major tournaments in golf). The tournament is currently being led by three Americans who will have to brave the Irish Sea’s elements to win.

College Football 

  • Just plain wrong. After six questionable seasons at Ole Miss, head football coach Hugh Freeze has resigned. A U.S.A. Today investigation revealed that the coach’s phone records featured a plethora of calls on a school-issued phone to a number associated with an escort service. The university promptly escorted him out.

Overtime

  • Sports Illustrated released its list of the Fashionable 50 in sports. The NBA (National Basketball Association) MVP, Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook, also claimed the title of fashion MVP for his eccentric dressing. Tom Brady, Misty Copeland and Serena Williams are a few of the other athletes at the top of the list.

Speaking of fashion, check out our Five Things You Never Knew About Baseball Uniforms to impress the best this weekend.

Sideline stat

  • The Houston Rockets (NBA) are for sale. Leslie Alexander bought the team in 1993 for $85 million. Forbes estimates the team’s value at $1.65 billion, the eighth most valuable NBA franchise. Shall we all pool our money?

Coaches’ corner

  • There was no way to avoid the coverage of yesterday’s parole hearing for OJ Simpson . (Spoiler alert: he was granted parole). What you may not have heard is that he’ll be walking out of prison with some cash in his pocket. His NFL (National Football League) pension, which is protected by state law, has reached close to $600,000 during his stint in prison. Here’s how the math works.