WATERCOOLER CHAT: JASON COLLINS PLAYS FOR NETS, DALE JR WINS DAYTONA, RUSSIA BRAGGING RIGHTS TO MEDALS
The Brooklyn Nets started out the season not looking great. They had no chemistry, and their first year coach Jason Kidd was under pressure. They’ve improved since then and now sit at the #6 spot in the East but they still needed help so they went out and signed Jason Collins. Collins last year came out saying he was gay. Soon after, he was released from his team for basketball related reasons which meant that until Sunday night we hadn’t actually had an openly gay athlete play in a game. Sunday night, he played in the second half of the Nets game thus marking a milestone in professional basketball. Nets 108, Lakers 102
The Daytona 500, considered the Super Bowl of Nascar, has been plagued in years past by weather delays, potholes, and a number of other problematic occurrences. This year was no different, as it was pouring rain on Sunday. There was a 6-hour rain delay. When the race resumed, the lead kept changing. Even Danica Patrick led the race for a lap. Unfortunately, Danica crashed soon after. Although it was a safe crash. But, when all was said and done, Dale Earnhardt Jr. grabbed 1st Place to win the Daytona 500.
Sunday marked the last day of the Winter Olympics in Sochi. There was certainly some riveting entertainment. all week and lots of buzz on medal counts as it’s considered a source of national pride to see which country captures the most medals. The United States did not get that honor this year, but rather the host country Russia secured the bragging rights for the most number of medals.No comments