On Friday, Derek Jeter passed Lou Gehrig as the Yankees’ all-time hits leader. However, Jeter is still chasing the record for most hits in one night, held by Chris Brown.
Thousands gathered in DC on Saturday to protest what they consider out-of-control government spending. Because after eight years of rising budget deficits, now is the time to rise up!… Many in the crowd prepared for the chance of rain by covering themselves with white sheets and pointy hats.
The USDA has been urging media outlets to stop calling the H1N1 virus “swine flu,” claiming that it is hurting pork farmers. Pork farmers declined to comment, as they have all been bed-ridden with the flu.
Several college campuses are already reporting swine flu outbreaks, especially amongst those rushing fraternities and sororities. However, students don’t seem to be deterred from rush, since catching swine flu at a frat party is still not as likely as catching herpes.
At the US Open, Serena Williams lost her semifinal match on a code violation after she profanely berated a linesman. Serena was heard shouting, “You lie!”… Serena allegedly told the linesman that she would “shove a bleeping tennis ball down her bleeping throat.” Serena was hoping that she would finally get women’s tennis onto SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays.
Joe Wilson has raised more than $1 million since his now-famous outburst during Obama’s healthcare speech. That’s $500K per syllable. During Obama’s next healthcare address, Wilson is expected to yell out, “You supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!”
Wilson said that he would not apologize twice for heckling the President. Instead, he will ask Governor Mark Sanford to write a series of remorseful love letters to the President on his behalf.
On Friday, Michael Jordan was inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame. Several members of Jordan’s supporting cast were in attendance, including Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, and Bugs Bunny.
Accusations of assault against Chargers linebacker Shawn Merriman have been dismissed by the district attorney’s office. As reason for dropping charges, the San Diego DA cited “insufficient evidence and Merriman’s superb third down defense.”
On Saturday, Tina Fey won an Emmy for her impersonation of Sarah Palin on SNL. Ironically Sarah Palin also won an Emmy, for her impersonation of Tina Fey without a soul.
This weekend, Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez revealed that he purchased rockets from Russia during a nine-country tour. Chavez claimed the missiles were “defense instruments”, only to be used if he felt threatened. Then he aimed a rocket at the Venezuelan media, and blew them up.
Brett Favre made his Minnesota Vikings debut with a win on Sunday against the Browns. Still, it wasn’t a “classic” Brett Favre performance, since he didn’t throw an interception.
Philadelphia Eagles QB Donovan McNabb cracked a rib in Sunday’s win against the Carolina Panthers. After the injury, team trainers consulted with Michael Vick, and decided to put McNabb down.