Manziel's Instagram, Phelps Is Feeling It, & Daiquiri Day Care.
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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Quick Hits
  • Just Happy To Be Here. 772nd-ranked tennis player Marcus "Cartman" Willis, known for his candy-eating and soda-drinking habits during matches, will face Roger Federer at Wimbledon today after a stunning victory over 54th-ranked player Ricardas Berankis. We're hoping Willis pulls another stunner so he can finally move out of his parents' house (sadly, not joking).
  • 17 Years Later. Sure, call Tony Hawk a three-time divorcee and a wife-stealer, but don't call him washed up. The pro skateboarder landed his famous "900" (2½-revolution aerial spin) this week... at 48 years old.
  • Not Done. For better or worse, depending on if you give a damn about D1 baseball, the College World Series will continue to a series-deciding Game 3 tonight, as Coastal Carolina took out Arizona 5-4 to even the series at 1-1.
  • Take That, Dad. Former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel posted several Instagram pictures and videos of his elaborate Cabo vacation, while throwing in a “hiDad” hashtag on one of the posts… just days after his dad called him a “druggie.” Manziel’s football game may be garbage, but his asshole son game is on point.
  • The Persian Hercules. Say hello to "The Iranian Hulk." Sajad Gharibi, who looks like he eats three human beings a day, is a 350-pound, Iranian powerlifter who's hoping to become WWE's next big star. You won't get an argument from us.

The Main Event
You've probably heard by now that the sports world lost two legends early yesterday morning; women's college basketball coach Pat Summitt (64) and NFL defensive mastermind Buddy Ryan (82). Let's take a look at what made them so damn great.

Summitt coached the Tennessee Lady Vols for 38 years, and earned 1,098 career wins (most all-time in D1 basketball - women's and men's), won eight national championships, and was named NCAA Coach of the Year seven times. Statistics aside, Summitt is credited for not only generating more interest in women's college basketball, but for "elevating the popularity of women's sports" in general. Her contributions were even recognized by President Obama, who awarded Summitt the Medal of Freedom (highest U.S. civilian award).

Ryan coached several NFL teams over 26 seasons, and was well known for his defensive prowess. He served as defensive coordinator for the '85 Chicago Bears, a team that is widely considered to have had the best defense in NFL history. Ryan was also a linebackers coach for the Super Bowl III champion New York Jets, led by quarterback, and PETA enemy #1, Joe Namath. Most important of all, perhaps, is that Ryan gave us two fat, obnoxious NFL sons that have kept us entertained for years. Here's Rex Ryan flipping the bird while drunk and Rob Ryan at a St. Patrick's Day parade while also drunk.

We'll leave you with our favorite quotes from Pat and Buddy:
  • "Here's how I'm going to beat you. I'm going to outwork you. That's it. That's all there is to it." - Pat Summitt
  • "Trade him for a six pack; it doesn’t even have to be cold." - Buddy Ryan

Good Sport
Phelps Is Feeling It
After an offseason of practice and hard work (mostly as a member of Arizona State's "Curtain of Distraction"), swimmer Michael Phelps appears to be ready for Rio. He just won the 200m butterfly heat at the U.S. Olympic trials, posting the fastest time of the day (1:56.68). Now if only we can get the "Curtain of Distraction" to distract opposing swimmers at the Olympics with unicorn makeouts, fat-guy ballet, and air-canoeing, we'd be in business.

Honorable Mention: Damn, Cleveland, you fancy, huh? The Indians have won 11-straight games.

Bad Sport
Another Day, Another Withdrawal
Count Jason Day (No. 1 ranked golfer in the world) as the latest athlete with very little interest in sullying their brand by wearing smelly mosquito repellent. Day has bowed out of the Rio Summer Olympics citing Zika virus concerns, joining fellow golfers Rory McIlroy, Vijay Singh, and Charl Schwartzel, among athletes across all sports, that will sit out the games.

Related: To combat Zika concerns, South Korean athletes will wear "Zika-proof uniforms" during opening/closing ceremonies, training sessions, and in the Olympic Village. Unfortunately, the uniforms are just slacks and jackets infused with mosquito-repellent chemicals, not the beekeeper suits we pictured in our heads. What a shame... it would have been hilarious to watch an official struggle to place a medal over that giant, netted hat when/if a South Korean medals.

Wet Your Whistle Wednesday
Dammit, it's still hot as hell out. We have no choice but to go with a frozen treat for our booze selection of the week to help beat the heat: The Strawberry Daiquiri.
The virgin-style drink you ordered as a kid is even more fun with booze in it as an adult... and even more fun with booze in it as a kid. In a 100% true story, one of us here at Good Old Sport (who shall remain nameless) accidentally got bombed off of real strawberry daiquiris that were supposed to be of the virgin variety... at 11 years old. It was a true coming of age tale that left said youth-boozer as incoherently blitzed as "David After Dentist." Needless to say, it's easy to see how we turned out to be the booze-soaked simpletons we are today, and why this drink is near and dear to our hearts, but we digress. Our preferred strawberry daiquiri recipe is a simple one; just blend 12-ounces of frozen strawberries, six ounces rum, four ounces lime juice, and four tablespoons sugar. This should make enough for six cocktails, also known as "daiquiris for one." Cheers!

What to Watch (All Times Eastern)
MLB. Mets at Nationals - 7pm on ESPN2
GOLF. PGA Professional National Championship, Final-Round Play - 3pm on Golf Channel
TENNIS. Wimbledon, Second-Round Play - 7am on ESPN
COLLEGE BASEBALL. College World Series, Game 3: Arizona vs. Coastal Carolina - 8pm on ESPN (series tied 1-1)
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