After a 1-5 start it is clear that something is off with the Carolina Panthers. In an effort to fix that they fired long time general manager Marty Hurney on Monday. But that’s not stopping people from pointing to Cam Newton. Newton has been less than positive during this losing streak. And can often be spotted towards the end of the games sitting on the sidelines with a towel draped over his head looking like he’s trapped in math class on the last day of school. After this weeks loss to the Dallas Cowboys, Newton literally told the media he had no idea why they were losing. Which doesn’t give much promise to the Panthers’ fans in them getting better.
It’s clear that the one thing that should change is Newton’s attitude. Instead of pouting about his sophomore slump he should be promising better results. And regardless of if it’s him or not he should take responsibility for his team. That’s the job of a quarterback.
While we have all been distracted by the Olympic regular sports have continued on. MMA fighter/Kardashian hater Ronda Rousey is preparing to defend her Strikeforce women’s bantamweight title(between 126-135 pounds). The 135 pound Rousey will take on 135 pound Sarah Kaufman, Saturday August 18th from Valley View Casino Center in San Diego. It will be broadcast on Showtime for those of you who are interested in watching the action.
Kaufman is a former champ but if I were her I’d be worried because none of Rousey’s fights have made it past the first round. Rousey is famous for ending her fights with submission using the arm bar giving her the nickname of the “arm collector.” Rousey also told Conan that she thinks sex before a fight is a good thing for women. She should have no trouble getting dates after gracing the cover of ESPN’s the Body Issue.
I don’t think I was the only one who cried when the camera panned over to show Gabby Douglas’ mother, Natalie Hawks, celebrating her daughters win. This moment of celebration was short lived before critics started nagging on Douglas’ hair. Now Hawks, being a good mom, is out there defending her daughter. And she makes a lot of good points.
1. Douglas has been living with a white family in Iowa. And you can guess how many black hair salons there are in Iowa. The answer is none. Hawks said, “I don’t think people realize sometimes that she doesn’t live with me. She lives with a white host family and they don’t know anything about taking care of her hair. And there’s no black salons in their area [in Iowa] – not one. We had to work really hard to find a stylist to come and do her hair.”
2. Gymnastics is tough on hair, any hair. I mean as a girl I can tell you ponytails are not your hairs friend. Hawks said, “It’s really been African American women that have come out and attacked her. They don’t know about gymnastics. She has to keep her hair in a ponytail 28-30 hours a week. In gymnastics you’re tumbling around on your hair. You’re falling backwards on it. You’re doing “timers” and your hair is constantly snagging on the mat, and for our hair that’s very detrimental. You’re going into foam pits – and any hair stylist will tell you that foam on African American hair is destructive. It breaks the hair horribly.”
3. Hawks got Douglas’ hair done before the Olympics. She got a stylist to come do it. Hawks said, “What is funny is I had someone come do her hair before the Olympics. We put all this effort into getting her hair done and they still didn’t like it!”
If you missed the ESPYs then you missed MMA fighter Ronda Rousey challenging Kim Kardashian. Basically Rousey stated that she had no respect for Kardashian because she made her fame through a sex tape.She also stated that Kardashian is not a good role model for kids. I personally think that these ladies should fight it out in the ring.
Kardashian did so
good bad last time she took to the ring for charity. If you remember the episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians she was flipping out about the fight. But I think with some training and the lure of a bunch of money maybe she might be convinced to step in it again. One can hope . . .
Until then we will let them battle it out in the press.