Entries by O-dave

● Orlando City SC Loses In New York

Despite a hat trick by rookie Cyle Larin, Orlando City SC Loses In New York to NYCFC 5-3 this afternoon at Yankee Stadium. Dylan Butler, friend of The Benchwarmers, recaps the match here. Orlando City is winless in their last four MLS matches (6-9-6), and fell from 6th to 8th place in the Eastern Conference standings. […]

● Red Sox Fan Embarrasses Himself

John Tomase is a sports columnist in New England. Perhaps he should consider writing for The Onion. Three games into the 2015 season, Tomase put on his Red Sox cap in the wee hours of the morning and cranked out a pro-Red Sox, anti-Yankees op-ed column for the website of WEEI, the Red Sox flagship […]

● Spieth Historic Run Ended By Photographer

There will be a playoff at the 2015 British Open, but Jordan Spieth will not be in it. As Marc Leishman and Zach Johnson practiced on the putting green, Spieth prepared for his 102yd second shot on 18. Spieth needed to birdie the hole to join the playoff round – something Louis Oosthuizen would do […]

● Pro Surfer Survives Shark Attack

For the first time in surfing history, a surfer was attacked by a shark during competition. It happened at Jeffreys Bay, South Africa during the Final Heat of the World Surf League’s J-Bay Open. Australian Julian Wilson began the round with a 6.67 and defending champion Mick Fanning was in the surf waiting for his […]

● FIFA Blatter To Be Emptied SOON

It appears that progress is being made towards the ACTUAL ouster of FIFA President. This coming Monday, the FIFA Executive Board will meet in Zurich for an “Extraordinary Meeting”. The official agenda has been posted on the FIFA website. Based on the agenda contents, it appears it will be an interesting as well as extraordinary […]

● Ronda Rousey Defeats Mayweather

Ronda Rousey rarely minces words – and Wednesday night’s ESPY awards were no exception. Upon being awarded “Best Fighter”, Rousey had choice words for fellow award nominee Floyd Mayweather, Jr. As Cari Champion handed her the award on live television Rousey replied, “I wonder how Floyd feels being beaten by a woman for once.” Countering […]

● Hezonja and Harvey Are Ready To Go

The Orlando Magic officially introduced Mario Hezonja and Tyler Harvey to the City Beautiful this afternoon. Hezonja and Harvey are ready to go, ready to be teammates in the Samsung NBA Summer League 2015. Around the water cooler, you might hear that the Magic picked two nobodies in a draft full of somebodies. Since The […]

● Not Hip To Be Kristaps Porzingis

Those #Forzingis – supporters of the New York Knicks first-round draft pick – have legitimate reason to be concerned. It’s Not Hip To Be Kristaps Porzingis right now. Porzingis’ older brother Janis appeared on the World Wide Leader’s New York City radio station on Monday with some not-so-great news. It seems that his little brother […]

● With Magic Anything Is Possible

Orlando was abuzz yesterday when all of the super-cool NBA “insiders” started reporting across cable television, the social media universe, and the blogosphere that the Orlando Magic had offered a contract to Atlanta Hawks free agent forward Paul Millsap. The Hawks had the right to match the offer, did so, and Millsap agreed to stay […]

● Solar Bears Name New Head Coach

The Orlando Solar Bears announced earlier today that they have named Anthony Noreen as their new head coach. Noreen spent the last four seasons as Head Coach and General Manager of the Youngstown Phantoms of the USHL. He was named USHL Coach of the Year in 2015 while leading the Phantoms to the Anderson Cup […]