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October 15th 2010: Daily Sports News – Gossip – Headlines

Water Cooler – October 15th, 2010

Here we go with today’s sports water cooler talk. Here, you won’t just find the straight news; you’ll find the stuff everyone is talking about – the ice breakers, the Twitter Sports Picks and topics…well, basically all the stuff you discuss at the water cooler.


The daily news begins with some poetic justice from the NBA. You’ll never guess who got hurt – for real this time.

NBA news: Gilbert Arenas, Antawn Jamison injured; Michael Jordan says he could score 100 points in today’s league

Michael Jordan Thinks He Could Light Up The NBA

Just days after raising a stink when he faked a knee injury, Gilbert Arenas suffered an actual injury on Thursday night. In his first game in Washington in nine-plus months, Arenas exited after three minutes with a strained right groin. Wizards coach Flip Saunders said after the game that he had no clue how much time Arenas right miss and refused to comment on the previous fake injury.

The Cleveland Cavaliers got bitten by the injury bug last night, too. Antawn Jamison sprained his knee and Anthony Parker sprained his right fingers but both injuries are considered minor.

I guess Michael Jordan is tired of seeing LeBron James and the Big Three grab all the headlines? He recently told the USA Today, when asked about how different today’s NBA is from his era:

“It’s less physical and the rules have changed, obviously. Based on these rules, if I had to play with my style of play, I’m pretty sure I would have fouled out or I would have been at the free throw line pretty often and I could have scored 100 points.”

Sure, the question was fed to him…but  really, MJ?

NFL news: Aaron Rodgers to play this Sunday? John Elway victimized in Ponzi scheme

The Green Bay Packers had a disastrous Week 5, losing in overtime and seeing star quarterback Aaron Rodgers get knocked out of the game with a concussion. But could Green Bay enjoy a quick turnaround this Sunday against Miami?

Rodgers was cleared by doctors and returned to practice on Thursday. If he doesn’t have a setback, he’ll suit up for the Pack on Sunday. Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Rodgers completed all the steps in the NFL’s special protocol required for clearance to play.

Denver Broncos legend John Elway and his business partner have been victimized by an alleged Ponzi schemer for $15 million. A Colorado state investigator says that 65 people invested $71 million over 10 years and were left with $9.5 million in assets and $45 million in liabilities. Elway and Mitchell Pierce had given Mueller the $15 million to hold until they decided where to invest it.

NHL news: Johan Franzen out with head injury

Detroit Red Wings sniper Johan Franzen, also known as “The Mule,” can’t seem to shake his injury-prone label. During Detroit’s 4-1 loss to Dallas last night he took a big hit from Stars defenseman Mark Fistric and had to be helped to the bench. He has a head injury but coach Mike Babcock declined to call it a concussion.

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