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Monday, December 22, 2014

Olympics

White Sox sign Olympic speed skater Eddy Alvarez to minor league deal

During the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, short track speed skater Eddy Alvarez participated in the men’s 500m, 1,000m, 1,500m, and 5,000m relay events. He and Team USA brought home silver medals for their efforts in the relay. With the Olympics behind him, Alvarez is turning his attention to another sport he has always enjoyed playing,…Read More

Olympic closing ceremony pokes fun at opening ceremony ring fail

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi came to an end on Sunday, and the Russians decided to end the Games with a sense of humor. Two weeks ago everyone was talking about that snowflake malfunction during the opening ceremony when the snowflake was supposed to turn into an Olympic ring but did not. We were…Read More

Ted Ligety: Olympic slalom setup was ‘borderline unsportsmanlike’

Ted Ligety and a number of other Olympic skiers were infuriated by the course setup for the men’s slalom event on Saturday night. The course, which was created by Croatian coach Ante Kostelic, was so difficult that 34 of 77 skiers failed to finish or were disqualified in their second run. “Ante set a really…Read More

Matt Lauer zings Bob Costas with classic joke about red eyes

Bob Costas returned to his position as host of NBC’s Olympic coverage in Sochi on Monday, and his eyes are looking much better. While wearing sunglasses on a cloudy day during an appearance on “The Today Show” Friday morning, Costas fell victim to a cheap joke from Matt Lauer. Lauer appeared to be making innocent…Read More

Ashley Wagner rips Olympic judges: ‘People need to be held accountable’

US figure skater Ashley Wagner brought us the equivalent of McKayla Maroney’s “not impressed” face at this year’s Olympics. Wagner has received some scores in Sochi that she is not happy with, and she feels that she has been treated unfairly by the judges. After finishing seventh in the ladies’ individual event on Thursday, she…Read More

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